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Max Verstappen looks to win his fourth consecutive race when the Formula 1 schedule continues on Sunday in Monaco for the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix 2022. The Red Bull driver is the defending Monaco GP champion and comes in at +120 (risk $100 to win $120) in the latest Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix odds. Verstappen's top competition is once again expected to be Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, who is listed as the -105 betting favorite. The two rivals have separated themselves from the rest of the F1 drivers in the field, and are in a tight race for the 2022 Formula 1 world championship. Their teams, Red Bull and Ferrari, are No. 1 and No. 2 in the 2022 F1 constructor standings, respectively. 

The green flag drops at 9 a.m. ET in Monaco. Before analyzing the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix starting grid and making any Formula 1 picks of your own, be sure to check out the latest 2022 Monaco GP predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven projection model.

Developed by daily Fantasy pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary Formula 1 prediction model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking into account factors such as track history and recent results. It's had a strong history of success in motorsports, correctly predicting seven winners during the 2021 NASCAR season and its projected leaderboards have forecasted winners across multiple racing formats.

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 victory. The model followed that up by calling Verstappen's win at the Rolex Emilia Romagna GP in April. Anyone who followed the model's lead on those plays has seen huge returns

Now, the model has dialed in on the 2022 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix and just released its coveted picks and leaderboard projections. You can head to SportsLine now to see the complete projected 2022 Monaco GP leaderboard.

Top 2022 Formula 1 Monaco GP predictions

One massive shocker: McClure expects a strong performance out of Formula 1 legend Lewis Hamilton after fading him all season. The Mercedes team has struggled to adapt to the 2022 F1 rules and car changes, but they have made significant strides towards improving their cars in recent weeks, and Hamilton should be the key benefactor.

McClure isn't ready to back Hamilton as an outright winner and legitimate challenger to Verstappen and Leclerc, but he does like the three-time Monaco GP winner to finish in the top three this weekend. McClure is jumping all over Hamilton to finish in the top three at +210 odds. 

How to make 2022 Monaco Grand Prix picks

The model is also targeting another long-shot driver who surprises by challenging Verstappen and Leclerc for the victory in Monaco. Anyone who backs him could hit it big. You can find out who it is, and see all of the model's F1 picks and predictions at SportsLine.

So who wins the Monaco Grand Prix 2022? And which under the radar driver makes a strong run at the checkered flag? Check out the latest 2022 F1 odds below, then visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2022 Monaco Grand Prix leaderboard, all from the model with a proven history of auto racing success, and find out.

2022 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix odds, field, top contenders

Charles Leclerc 5-6
Max Verstappen 6-5
Carlos Sainz 20-1
Lewis Hamilton 20-1
George Russell 20-1
Sergio Perez 25-1
Valtteri Bottas 100-1
Lando Norris 200-1
Fernando Alonso 250-1
Esteban Ocon 300-1
Daniel Ricciardo 400-1
Mick Schumacher 500-1
Yuki Tsunoda 800-1
Pierre Gasly 800-1
Kevin Magnussen 800-1
Sebastian Vettel 800-1
Guanyu Zhou 800-1
Lance Stroll 800-1
Alexander Albon 800-1
Nicholas Latifi 900-1