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For the first time in more than 40 years, Las Vegas will host a Formula 1 Race when the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix takes place this weekend. The bright lights and constant buzz of the Las Vegas strip make it one of the most mesmerizing places on earth. Now add some of the best drivers in the world whizzing by in the middle of the night, and it will surely be an electric atmosphere. The Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023 will begin Sunday at 1 a.m. ET, and the 17-turn, 3.853-mile street race will include driving past the Las Vegas Sphere and some of the most notable hotels on Las Vegas Boulevard. The Las Vegas Grand Prix weather forecast is calling for temperatures in the low 50s, adding a challenge for the drivers and their teams as they race in cooler weather than normal.

Max Verstappen, who set a record with 10 straight wins this season, has won 16 of his last 17 Formula 1 races and is the -250 favorite (risk $250 to win $100) to win in the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix odds. Charles Leclerc is next on the Las Vegas F1 odds board at +195, followed by George Russell at +1800. Before analyzing the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix starting grid and making any Formula 1 picks, be sure to check out the latest 2023 Las Vegas 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 nine NASCAR winners since the 2021 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 Charles 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, the United States, Mexico and Abu Dhabi. It's also nailed all 17 of Verstappen's wins so far in the 2023 season. Anyone who followed the model's lead on those plays has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has dialed in on the 2023 Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix and just released its coveted picks and leaderboard projections. You can head to SportsLine now to see the complete 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix leaderboard projection.

Top 2023 Formula 1 Las Vegas GP predictions

One surprise: The model is fading Lewis Hamilton even though he's tied for fourth favorite and is a seven-time world champion. After a disappointing sixth-place finish last season, Hamilton sits in third place in the 2023 F1 standings and is still in contention to finish runner-up. However, it's been nearly two years since his last victory, and Hamilton is limping towards the finish line of the season. He finished in eighth place in the last race in Brazil, which ties for his worst finish of the season.

While he had a second place previous to that, Hamilton accumulated zero points in his prior two races. One was when car troubles forced him to retire in Qatar, and then he followed that up by getting disqualified in Austin. The British legend has only managed to notch two podiums over his last 10 starts, and his success has also been fleeting in the Americas. 

He's failed to win in each of his last 11 starts in North America, which dates all the way back to 2019. As a global superstar, Hamilton will attract lots of 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix bets, but his history indicates he's a name to avoid. See who else the model is backing and fading at the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix right here.

How to make 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix picks

The model is also targeting multiple longshots getting F1 odds of 25-1 or longer to make surprising surges up the leaderboard. Anyone who backs them could hit it big. You can find out who they are, and see all of the model's F1 picks and predictions, at SportsLine.

So who wins the Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023, and which under-the-radar drivers make stunning charges toward the front? Check out the latest 2023 F1 odds below, then visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix leaderboard, all from the model that has already nailed all 17 of Verstappen's wins this season, and find out.

2023 Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix odds, field, contenders

See F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix picks at SportsLine.

Max Verstappen -250
Charles Leclerc +195
George Russell +1800
Lewis Hamilton +5000
Carlos Sainz +5000
Sergio Perez +5000
Fernando Alonso +7000
Alex Albon +20000
Pierre Gasly +20000
Lando Norris +20000
Logan Sargeant +20000
Valtteri Bottas +20000
Oscar Piastri +42000
Kevin Magnussen +42000
Guanyu Zhou +50000
Nico Hulkenberg +50000
Lance Stroll +50000
Esteban Ocon +50000
Yuki Tsunoda +50000
Daniel Ricciardo +50000