Max Verstappen picked up where he left off last season, winning in Bahrain last week to open the 2024 Formula 1 schedule. He will try to add another victory on Saturday in the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, which begins at Noon ET on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. Verstappen won this race in 2022, while Sergio Perez won last year and is coming off a second-place finish last week. Oddsmakers are expecting the same result for the second week in a row, as Verstappen is the -450 favorite (risk $450 to win $100) in the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix odds, followed by Perez (+900) and Charles Leclerc (14-1).

Verstappen secured the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix pole position. Should you lay the big number with Verstappen when you place your F1 bets for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2024? Before analyzing the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix starting grid and making any Formula 1 picks, be sure to check out the latest 2024 Saudi Arabian 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 also nailed all 19 of Verstappen's wins during the 2023 season and then called the defending champion's win in Bahrain last week. Anyone who followed the model's lead on those plays has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has dialed in on the 2024 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and just released its coveted picks and leaderboard projections. You can head to SportsLine now to see the complete 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix projected leaderboard.

Top 2024 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian GP predictions

One surprise: The model is fading Lando Norris, even though he's one of the top favorites. This will mark the fourth running of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and Norris has not had much success in the previous three editions. He finished 10th in 2021, seventh in 2022 and a career-worst 17th in 2023.

The 24-year-old is beginning his fifth full season in Formula 1, but he is still seeking his first career victory. In fact, he jointly holds the record with Nick Heidfeld for the most podiums without a win (13). SportsLine's model does not see Norris picking up his first victory at this track, especially since he has yet to crack the top five in his previous three attempts. See who else the model is backing and fading at the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix right here.

How to make 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix picks

Instead, the model is also targeting two drivers going off at longer than 25-1 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 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2024, and which stunning longshots charge towards the front? Check out the latest 2024 F1 odds below, then visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix leaderboard, all from the model that has already nailed all 19 of Verstappen's wins last season, and find out.

2024 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix odds, grid, contenders

See F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix picks at SportsLine.

Max Verstappen -450
Sergio Perez +900
Charles Leclerc +1400
Lando Norris +2200
Carlos Sainz +2500
Lewis Hamilton +2800
George Russell +4000
Oscar Piastri +5000
Fernando Alonso +8000
Lance Stroll +30000
Daniel Ricciardo +40000
Yuki Tsunoda +40000
Alexander Albon +50000
Nico Hulkenberg +75000
Pierre Gasly +100000
Valtteri Bottas +100000
Esteban Ocon +100000
Logan Sargeant +100000
Kevin Magnussen +100000
Guanyu Zhou +100000