After two years off the calendar, the Singapore Grand Prix is back this weekend as Formula 1 returns to the Marina Bay Circuit for the first time since 2019. Max Verstappen has never won on the streets of Singapore, and should he do so, together with other results going his way, he will wrap up his second World Championship title.
As it’s well documented, the Singapore circuit is one of the toughest on the driver’s physical abilities, high levels of humidity and hot conditions make it very difficult for drivers to concentrate on keeping it out of the wall. There is a lot to look forward to, and we will be discussing this in this blog together with some betting tips. Explore the LV BET Sports Blog to stay up to date with the latest news on your favourite sports.
What can we expect from this weekend?
Well, performance wise, this should be a weekend for Ferrari to show off their street circuit prowess once again, should no reliability issues hinder their progress. This weekend has the potential to give us that three horse race for a race win that we have been eager to see this season, Mercedes are optimistic about their chances of fighting for a race win and this weekend could be the one for them. The inevitable raw pace of the Red Bull will surely be prominent as it silky dances around the streets of Singapore. Max Verstappen will be eager to seal his second World Championship as quickly as possible and push efforts on next year’s car.
Looks like we are going to have some wet weather conditions, and that for the spectators is just good news but for the strategists and drivers, it means chaos. The last time that a wet race was done in Singapore was back in 2017, and on the start / finish straight, the Ferrari’s of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikonnen sandwiched Max Verstappen, resulting in all three cars retiring from the race before the first lap was completed. The race in total had seven retired cars, with others spinning out, into the walls or just reliability failures.
Singapore GP: Betting tips
With all the momentum on their side, Red Bull looks the favourites to get away with a win this weekend, but both Ferrari and Mercedes will fancy their chances in qualifying and in the race.
Data analysts will be keen to get their eye into the practice session, which will be highly beneficial to map out strategies and setup for the big race on Sunday.
Runaway Championship leader is favourite to once again climb onto the first step of the podium, which brings him ever closer to his second World Championship title. Verstappen has never won in Singapore, but that did not stop him last time out when he won in Monza, which was the first time in his career. We are pricing the Dutchman’s chances of winning at 4/10 (1.40). For those who to go that extra mile in their betting, we are pricing that the winner of the race will win by a margin of between five and ten seconds, both inclusive at 9/4 (3.25)
Leclerc is aware of the daylight between himself and Verstappen in first place, but he will surely continue pushing to reduce that gap and amend some mistakes from his end that cost him valuable points. Charles Leclerc is priced at 4/1 (5.00) to win and lift Ferrari’s spirits back up after another damaging race at Monza two weeks ago.
As stated above, Mercedes are positive that their package brought to Marina Bay will be enough to compete with the likes of Ferrari and Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton is one of the drivers that can outperform his car and stick it on pole and, with his vast experience claim that illusive race win for himself and his team. The chances of Lewis Hamilton winning is at 12/1 (13.00).
LV BET is offering you the chance to place some hot bets on teams betting:
- Ferrari to win Qualifying at 11/10 (2.10)
- Mercedes, both cars to finish top 6 valued at 4/9 (1.45)
- Alpine both cars to finish in the points at 5/7 (1.72)
Practice 1 – Friday, 30th September 2022, 12:00 – 13:00
Practice 2 – Friday, 30th September 2022, 15:00 – 16:00
Practice 3 – Saturday, 1st October 2022, 12:00 – 13:00
Qualifying – Saturday, 1st October 2022, 15:00 – 16:00
Race – Sunday, 2nd October 2022, 14:00
Times displayed are track times
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*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing