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The 2022 Formula 1 schedule continues on as the teams head to Italy for the Rolex Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2022 at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Red Bull's Max Verstappen, who is coming off a highly disappointing performance at the Australian Grand Prix, enters as the reigning champion and -165 betting favorite in the latest Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Rising star Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, who has two wins in three races in 2022, is the next top contender in the F1 Emilia Romagna GP field at +165. Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz are both listed at 11-1. 

The green flag drops at 7 a.m. ET in Imola, Italy. Before scouring the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix starting lineup and making any Formula 1 picks of your own, be sure to check out the latest 2022 Emilia Romagna 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. 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. Then, at the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix, McClure's model was all over Hamilton, who completely crushed his competition en route to another victory for the 37-year-old F1 legend.

Now, the model simulated the 2022 Emilia Romagna GP race 10,000 times, and just revealed its coveted F1 picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the complete projected 2022 Emilia Romagna GP leaderboard.

Top 2022 Formula 1 Emilia Romagna GP predictions

One massive shocker: Long shot Lewis Hamilton surprises the field and finishes in the top five, despite coming in at 100-1 in the latest F1 odds. Hamilton is a Formula 1 legend, but his team, Mercedes, has struggled to adjust to the Formula 1 rules and regulations changes for the 2022 season. McClure believes Hamilton will have his best race of the season, and be in contention on Sunday.

At the same time, McClure is also fading Lando Norris, who is currently listed as the fifth favorite in the F1 betting odds at Caesars. Ferrari and Red Bull have established themselves as the unquestioned top teams in Formula 1 2022, and McLaren has some kinks to work out before McClure will be back to recommending Norris as a top pick. 

How to make 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix picks

The model is also targeting one driver who surprises by challenging Verstappen and Leclerc for the victory in Italy. Anyone who backs this driver could hit it big. You can see all of the model's F1 picks at SportsLine.

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

2022 Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix odds, field, top contenders

Max Verstappen -125
Charles Leclerc +165
Sergio Perez 11-1
Carlos Sainz 11-1
Lando Norris 35-1
Daniel Ricciardo 80-1
Fernando Alonso 80-1
Lewis Hamilton 100-1
George Russell 100-1
Kevin Magnussen 100-1
Valtteri Bottas 150-1
Pierre Gasly 500-1
Yuki Tsunoda 500-1
Mick Schumacher 500-1
Sebastian Vettel 500-1
Esteban Ocon 100-1
Guanyu Zhou 1000-1
Lance Stroll 1000-1
Alexander Albon 2000-1
Nicholas Latifi 2000-1