2019 Singapore Grand Prix Preview


There is no more exciting race on the Formula 1 calendar than the Singapore Grand Prix.

Racing under lights adds another element to the twists and turns of the Marina Bay Circuit and, after Charles Leclerc’s thrilling win in Italy a fortnight ago, suddenly the standings look a little more intriguing.

Top of the table Lewis Hamilton remains the favourite this weekend as he hopes to win his third consecutive Singapore Grand Prix.

That said, there’s nothing to say Ferrari or Red Bull can’t cause another upset.

For all the top tips, be sure to read our entire 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Preview below.

Best Bet – Sebastian Vettel Podium Finish @ $3.50

The Singapore Grand Prix is by far one of the most wide-open races of the entire season.

Not only do drivers need to contest with tight corners and floodlights, but they also need to adapt to the humid conditions of the Singapore dry season.

Temperatures can reach close to 50 degrees in the cockpit, which poses several challenges to less experienced drivers. Lewis Hamilton has coped nicely since the race was first held at Marina Bay, but don’t discount Sebastian Vettel, who is also tied with the Brit on four race wins.

Vettel had himself a shocker in Italy copping three penalty points for a dangerous entry on the track that resulted in a collision with Lance Stroll. It’s been the story all season for the German, but with four wins in Singapore and four pole positions, Vettel is great value at the current price to at least finish on the podium.

Fastest Lap – Max Verstappen @ $3.60

Ferrari’s downforce and straight-line speed suited the conditions in Italy perfectly, but the twists and turns of Singapore should play into the hands of Red Bull and Mercedes this weekend.

Max Verstappen finished second on the podium at Marina Bay last year and after two brilliant wins in Austria and Germany this season, the Finn should fancy his chances.

Word has it Red Bull are sticking with the soft tyres this weekend, the same strategy Mercedes employed during Hamilton’s win in Singapore last year.

All signs point towards a competitive race from Verstappen, as well as some very speedy times.

Winning Margin – Between 4 and 8 Seconds @ $3.50

Three of the last four Grand Prix’s in Singapore have seen the race winner cross the finish line with a margin of four seconds or more.

Hamilton finished over eight seconds ahead of Verstappen last year, highlighting just how difficult it is to overtake at Marina Bay.

The straight speed of both Mercedes and Red Bull could see either constructor win comfortably on Sunday, making this bet great value.

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