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    2023 Formula 1 schedule, F1 picks, odds: Australian Grand Prix projected leaderboard, start time, race prediction from top model

    SportsLine's model simulated the Australian Grand Prix 2023 and released its F1 predictions for Max Verstappen and the rest of the starting grid
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    The 2023 Formula 1 season will continue on Sunday with the 2023 Australian Grand Prix at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne, Australia. The race will begin at 1 a.m. ET and Red Bull Racing teammates Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez will hope to continue their dominance after finishing 1-2 in each of the first two races of the season. Verstappen won in Bahrain and is the -250 favorite (risk $250 to win $100) in the 2023 Australian Grand Prix odds from Caesars Sportsbook while Perez won two weeks ago in Saudi Arabia and is listed at +400.

    SportsLine's proven computer projection model simulated the Australian Prix 2023 10,000 times and came up with a surprising leaderboard.

    Developed by daily Fantasy pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary Formula 1 prediction model takes into account a slew of factors including track history and recent results.

    The model has been scorching hot when it comes to picking Formula 1 race events dating back to 2021. It nailed both of Leclerc's wins in 2022, and at the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix, the model was strongly backing Verstappen as its top pick. The result: Verstappen dominated the field and ran away with a surprising victory. 

    It followed that up by calling Verstappen's win at the Rolex Emilia Romagna GP in April and nailed Verstappen to win in Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan, the United States, Mexico and Abu Dhabi. It also called Verstappen's victory in Bahrain to open the 2023 season. Anyone who followed the model's lead on those plays has seen HUGE returns!

    The Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit is a 14-turn, 3.28-mile course made up primarily of public roads in Albert Park but it often races more like a dedicated track, with safety zones and runoffs built into the layout. It's certainly faster than the average street circuit and it's been the home of the Australian Grand Prix since 1996. After a two-year layoff because of the pandemic, Charles Leclerc guided Ferrari to the win in Melbourne last year and this is one of the few tracks remaining on the Formula One schedule where two-time defending F1 champion Max Verstappen has never managed a victory. 

    Now, the model has dialed in on the 2023 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix and just released its coveted picks and leaderboard projections. 

    We can tell you the model is fading Lewis Hamilton even though he's a two-time winner of the Australian Grand Prix. Hamilton is fifth on the odds board at +2500 but the seven-time world champion hasn't won a race since Dec. 2021 at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The 25-race winless drought is by far the longest of his career but even when he was at the top of his game, Australia has often been a struggle for Hamilton. His teammates Jenson Button, Nico Rosberg and Valtteri Bottas have gone on to win six times at the Australian GP while Hamilton has only won twice. The model is predicting that he fails to crack the top five on Sunday.

    The model is also targeting one driver with QUADRUPLE-digit Australian Grand Prix odds to make a serious charge up the leaderboard! Anyone who backs this driver could hit it BIG. You ABSOLUTELY need to see who he is before locking in any Formula 1 Australian GP picks of your own.

    So who wins the 2023 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix? And which ENORMOUS long shot is a MUST-BACK? ... Join SportsLine right now to see the full projected F1 Australian GP leaderboard, all from the model that has nailed its racing picks last year, and find out!


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