The Singapore Grand Prix is a motor race which is part of the FIA Formula One World Championship. The race is held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, the first street circuit in Asia designed for a Formula One race. The Marina Bay Street Circuit is 5.063 km long and the Singapore Grand Prix is raced over 61 laps at a distance of 308.706 km.
The 2019 Singapore Grand Prix will be the 20th installment of the race and it will be held on September 22, 2019. Last year, Lewis Hamilton won his second straight Singapore Grand Prix as the Briton finished ahead of Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel. This year Hamilton and Vettel are the current co-favorites to win the race.
Here are the odds to win the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix. These odds were taken from TitanBet as of 9/17/19:
Who are the Favorites?
Lewis Hamilton is still the man to beat in this race. The five-time Drivers Champion is tied with Max Verstappen as the F1 betting favorite to win the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix. The Brit had an outstanding start to the 2019 F1 season, winning six out of the first eight races of the year while finishing second in the two races he didn’t top. However, Hamilton’s aura of invincibility this year has diminished in the last five races. Hamilton has won only two out of the last five races and is coming off a second place finish in Belgium and a third place finish in Italy. That’s the first time this season that he has lost two consecutive races. But he’s won the Singapore Grand Prix in back to back seasons and his experience here is considered the key to winning a third consecutive race in Singapore.
Max Verstappen has zoomed to third place in the Drivers Standings after three podium finishes in his last six races, including wins in Austria and Germany. Verstappen has finished in the Top 5 in 12 out of the first 14 races. However, his last two races have not gone as well as he retired in Belgium and finished 8th in Italy. Verstappen finished 2nd to Lewis Hamilton in the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix.
Alexander Albon is currently ranked 9th in the Drivers Standings. Albon drove for Toro Rosso during the first half of the season but was promoted to Red Bull vice Pierre Gasly who returned to Toro Rosso. Albon never finished higher than 6th place while racing for Toro Rosso. Since transferring to Red Bull, he finished 5th in Belgium and 6th in Italy.
Valterri Bottas is Hamilton’s teammate at Mercedes. He finished in the podium in nine out of the first 10 races of the season with two wins. He struggled in his next two races, retiring in Germany and finishing 8th in Hungary. However, Bottas has bounced back by finishing 3rd in Belgium and 2nd in the most recent race in Italy. Bottas has finished in the Top 5 in three out of his last four appearances in Singapore.
Charles Leclerc is currently ranked 4th in the Drivers Standings. Ferrari’s rookie Monegasque driver didn’t have a good start to the year with only one podium finish in his first six races. But Leclerc has come on strong with six Top 3 finishes in his last eight races including back to back wins in Belgium and Italy.
Charles Leclerc upended Lewis Hamilton in Belgium and Italy but remember that those two tracks were suited for Ferrari’s straight-line speed. However, the Marina Bay street circuit is more suited for Hamilton, who has won this race in the last two years.
Only four drivers have won the Singapore Grand Prix since 2008. Out of the eleven races during that period, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have won four races each. Fernando Alonso has two wins while Nico Rosenberg has one win. Hamilton has won the last two installments of the race. The pole-sitter has won this race in all but two instances since 2009. In the two instances where the pole-sitter didn’t win the race, they retired from the race. These two were Vettel in 2017 and Hamilton in 2012.
All things considered, this is a race where Lewis Hamilton should bounce back and re-assert his claim as the best F1 driver in the world. Hamilton is a cinch to win his sixth Drivers Title this year but he isn’t content at that. He started the season dominantly and he is determined to finish strong. Expect a strong race from Hamilton on Sunday. Prediction: Lewis Hamilton