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Max Verstappen has already clinched the 2022 Formula 1 Driver's World Championship but the Red Bull Racing driver will be chasing history at the 2022 Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday. With a win at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Verstappen can surpass Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel for the most wins in an F1 season. However, his chief competition may be his Red Bull Racing teammate Sergio Perez, as he looks to become the first Mexican driver to win the Mexico GP.

The race begins at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday and Verstappen is the current favorite in the 2022 Mexican Grand Prix odds from Caesars Sportsbook at -175 (risk $175 to win $100). Meanwhile, Perez is at 9-2 and is followed by Ferrari's Charles Leclerc (6-1) and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes (12-1) in this week's F1 odds board. Before analyzing the 2022 Mexican Grand Prix starting grid and making any Formula 1 picks, be sure to check out the latest 2022 Mexico City 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 surprise victory. The model followed that up by calling Verstappen's win at the Rolex Emilia Romagna GP in April and then nailed his wins again in Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan and the United Staes. He also nailed Charles Leclerc's podium finish for a +190 payout last week. 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 Mexico City Grand Prix and just released its coveted picks and leaderboard projections. You can head to SportsLine now to see the complete 2022 Mexican GP leaderboard projection.

Top 2022 Formula 1 Mexico GP predictions

One massive shocker: the model is fading Perez even though he's the second favorite for the 2022 Mexican Grand Prix at 9-2. Perez famously held up Lewis Hamilton by more than six seconds in Abu Dhabi last year to help Verstappen win his first championship on the final day of the season. Even with this year's title already locked up, Perez says he isn't expecting Verstappen to return the favor with the Dutchman seeking immortality with a 14th victory of the year.

But with both Red Bull teams going all-out for the win, Perez will certainly have his work cut out, especially coming off a disappointing fourth-place finish at the United States Grand Prix. Perez's third-place finish in Mexico last year was an incredible moment for the spectators but he's finished seventh or worse in each of his previous five starts there. Now the model is predicting that he lacks the pace to earn another podium, predicting he finishes fourth despite having the crowd on his side. See who the model is backing right here.

How to make 2022 Mexican Grand Prix picks

The model is also targeting one double-digit longshot to make a surprising surge up the leaderboard. Anyone who backs him could hit it big. You can find out who he is, and see all of the model's F1 picks and predictions at SportsLine.

So who wins the Mexican Grand Prix 2022? And which under-the-radar drivers makes a charge towards the front? Check out the latest 2022 F1 odds below, then visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2022 Mexico City Grand Prix leaderboard, all from the model with a proven history of auto racing success, and find out.

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

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Max Verstappen -175
Sergio Perez 9-2
Charles Leclerc 6-1
Lewis Hamilton 12-1
Carlos Sainz 16-1
George Russell 20-1
Lando Norris 200-1
Fernando Alonso 200-1
Esteban Ocon 500-1
Sebastian Vettel 500-1
Daniel Ricciardo 750-1
Lance Stroll 750-1
Pierre Gasly 1000-1
Valtteri Bottas 1000-1
Kevin Magnussen 1500-1
Alexander Albon 1500-1
Guanyu Zhou 2000-1
Mick Schumacher 2000-1
Yuki Tsunoda 2000-1
Nicholas Latifi 2500-1