Has Ferrari Surpassed Mercedes in Formula 1 Hierarchy?

Ferrari finished 1st and 2nd at the Bahrain Grand Prix, the first race of the 2022 Formula 1 season.
Ferrari finished 1st and 2nd at the Bahrain Grand Prix, the first race of the 2022 Formula 1 season. / GIUSEPPE CACACE/GettyImages

The Formula 1 season began with the Bahrain Grand Prix, and the race may have signaled more than just the start of 2022 campaign. Mercedes may no longer be the best racing team in the world.

For those of you knew to the Formula 1 world, the Drivers Championship that's awarded to the top driver on the circuit isn't the only major award. The other one is called the Constructors Championship, which is awarded to the top constructor of the year.

Mercedes has dominated this award for the better part of the last decade, winning it every year from 2014 to 2021.

Let's take a look at the updated Constructors Championship odds for this season via WynnBET.

Odds to Win Formula 1 Constructors Championship

  • Ferrari +105
  • Mercedes +175
  • Red Bull Racing +200
  • Mclaren +8000
  • Alpine F1 Team +10000
  • Haas F1 Team +15000
  • Alfa Romero +20000
  • Aston Martin +30000
  • Alphatauri +50000
  • Williams +150000

Ferrari Favored to Win Formula 1 Constructors Championship

After finishing first and second in the opening race of the season, Ferrari has taken over as the betting favorite to win the Constructors Championship.

Ferrari dominated Formula 1 in the late '90s and early 2000's, winning the award from 1999-2004, and then against in 2007 and 2008. They haven't won since then, as the sport's been taken over by Red Bull and then Mercedes.

If the opening race is any indication, Ferrari might be ready to re-take supremacy in the sport.

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes finished on the podium, but that was only due to both Red Bull cars having to bow out late due to engine issues. for almost the entire race, it was Ferrari and Red Bull leading the field by a wide margin.

There's still a long ways to go this season, but Mercedes may have gone from being kings of Formula 1, to a distant third.

Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and Max Verstappen of Red Bull sit atop the odds board to win this week's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.