Singapore Grand Prix predictions, odds & betting tips
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Singapore Grand Prix predictions, odds & betting tips

Date: 02/10/2022

Venue: Marina Bay Street Circuit

Max Verstappen is again hard to oppose in our Singapore Grand Prix predictions, as he closes in on back-to-back drivers’ title wins.

Verstappen’s championship lead stands at 116 points with only 164 available, meaning he could even clinch the crown in this night race at the Marina Bay Circuit.

The flying Dutchman can’t be caught if he outscores Charles Leclerc by 22 points, Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez by 13 and Mercedes’ George Russell by six.

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If Verstappen is victorious and gains a bonus point for the fastest lap, he will be crowned champion if Leclerc is no higher than eighth and Perez does not finish on the podium.

That could make 6/4 for the race win-fastest lap double a popular pick in Singapore Grand Prix betting tips.

Verstappen enjoyed his fifth win in succession and his 11th from 16 races this season when overcoming a five-place grid penalty at Monza in Italy.

With six events to go, he is now as short as 1/2 to surpass Michael Schumacher’s record of 13 victories in a season.

The 24-year-old has become a more measured version of the win-at-all-costs driver of last year – aided in part by the lack of a major rival.

He has been in a different postcode to Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, while Ferrari driver Leclerc’s encouraging start imploded through faults by man and machine.

It is difficult to recall Verstappen making a major mistake and Red Bull are so often first class when it comes to in-race strategy.

Tricky grid positions haven’t hampered Verstappen either, as three of his last four wins came from starting positions of 10th, 14th and seventh.

Formula One returns to Singapore for the first time since 2019 due to Covid restrictions and Verstappen is a hot favourite at 11/20 to pass the chequered flag first.

Ferrari can take heart from the fact that they enjoyed a one-two here via Sebastian Vettel and Leclerc three years ago, with Verstappen back in third.

The Italian outfit showed promise on home turf last time out, with Leclerc taking pole position and finishing second, while Carlos Sainz moved up from 18th on the grid to be fourth.

“If we look at the last three races, we were not great enough,” said Binotto. “We have not been great in race pace and degradation, but in Monza, I think we made a step ahead.”

Leclerc is 10/1.

Mercedes duo Russell and Hamilton were third and fifth at Monza and can be backed at 8/1 respectively to prevail here.

However, Hamilton fears he will end the season without recording a single victory for the first time in his Formula One career, going back to his debut campaign in 2007.

“We have to be realistic,” said the 37-year-old seven-time world champion. “That Red Bull is almost unbeatable. It’s going to take some real doing to beat that car.

“Performance-wise we have not caught them, and we don’t have upgrades coming to enable us to overtake them. So it’s going to take some fortune going our way to win.

“It’s not impossible, because we could have beaten them in Budapest. But Max is generally chilled at the front, so you can never tell their true pace.”

Red Bull second string Perez is 5/2 for him to grab an eighth podium finish will be more popular in Singapore Grand Prix predictions.

Past Singapore Grand Prix winners

2019 Vettel (Ferrari), Leclerc (Ferrari), Verstappen (Red Bull)
2018 Hamilton (Mercedes), Verstappen (Red Bull), Vettel (Ferrari)
2017 Hamilton (Mercedes), Ricciardo (Red Bull), Bottas (Mercedes)
2016 Rosberg (Mercedes), Ricciardo (Red Bull), Hamilton (Mercedes)
2015 Vettel (Ferrari), Ricciardo (Red Bull), Raikkonen (Ferrari)

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