Written September 17th 2019
Singapore GP F1 Betting Tips & Preview
The European leg of the season may be over but there is still a third of the season remaining as F1 heads to Singapore. With a 63 point lead in the championship, Hamilton will be looking to take a big step towards his sixth championship with victory at the Marina Bay circuit. Realistically, only Bottas can stop him winning in 2019 but he will probably need to win for the first time in Singapore, and in the process claim his first win since Baku, if he is to stand any chance. Mercedes won’t have it all their own way as Red Bull are historically strong in Marina Bay - but who are we tipping to meet the chequered flag first?
Here are our F1 betting tips for the 2019 Singapore grand prix.
Singapore Grand Prix Formula 1 Betting Tips
Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying Tip
We might have successfully tipped Leclerc to win the last two qualifying sessions but Marina Bay is a vastly different beast to Monza and Spa. The Ferrari’s difficulty with cornering in comparison to the Mercedes and Red Bull means they will likely have to be content with a place on the third row. This leaves the four drivers of Red Bull and Mercedes as the only ones who realistically are in with a chance of claiming pole position. With Albon only in his third race at Red Bull we feel as though he will struggle to outpace Verstappen and Hamilton is on a run of out qualifying Bottas in eight of the last nine races so, in our opinion, it will be either Hamilton or Verstappen. This will probably come down to who will have the car advantage which we feel will be Mercedes, so we’re backing Hamilton to claim his fifth pole of the season. You can get this at F1 betting odds of 11/10.
Singapore Grand Prix Winner Tip
Whoever gets pole position will be clear favourites to win given the difficulty with overtaking around this track. As we’ve gone for Hamilton to be on pole it is only natural to go for him to win as well but even if he isn’t the Mercedes has proved to have superior tyre wear during most races this year compared to their competitors. This means that even if Hamilton starts behind Verstappen he may be able to overtake him through strategy similar to how the race played out in Hungary. This F1 bet is available at odds of 6/5. Verstappen, priced at 7/4, is the only other driver we can see winning here and it may be worth waiting until practice to see the relative strengths of the cars before backing either driver.
Where is the Value?
As previously stated, we feel the Ferraris will be well off the pace in Singapore due to their cornering ability. This leaves only four drivers who, assuming qualifying goes to plan, should be occupying the front two rows. With Albon only in his third race at Red Bull and having never competed at Marina Bay we feel he may struggle on one of the most demanding tracks on the calendar. This means Bottas should be able to place in the top 3. If he does, backing him each way at F1 odds of 15/2 will provide a profit. There is also an outside chance he will be able to claim pole if he can rediscover some of his early season qualifying form. He is currently locked on four poles apiece with Hamilton and Leclerc for the season. Either way this is where we feel the value is for this grand prix.
Long Shot of the Weekend
Kevin Magnussen took fastest lap here last year and you can back him to repeat the feat at 1000/1. However, the main difference this year is the single bonus point which is available for getting the fastest lap if you finish in the top 10. This has led to drivers from the ‘big three’ teams taking a clean sweep on fastest laps in 2019 and this market has essentially become which of their drivers will be in position to pit late on for new tyres, without losing position, and claim the point. This is usually the driver at the back of the front three teams but we feel Ferrari will be that far off the pace that they won’t even be able to challenge for it even with new tyres, nor in a position to try. So we’re going for Albon on the basis we think he will be fourth assuming all cars finish. This is available at betting odds of 5/1 and we consider this to be a real long shot.
Other Singapore Grand Prix Bets of Interest
Racing Point have promised an extensive upgrade package for the Singapore Grand Prix as they aim to finish the season at the head of the midfield. Their improvement in recent weeks has seen Sergio Perez achieve points finishes in both of the last two races - finishing a credible sixth and seventh. Apart from last year where, by his own admission, it was a race to forget after an opening lap clash with his former team mate Esteban Ocon, Perez has finished in the points seven times in seven years at Singapore. All this adds up to make F1 betting odds of 6/5 seem like decent value.
Ricciardo achieved Renault’s highest finish since their return to F1 in 2016 at Monza with a fairly comfortable fourth place. With his teammate Hulkenberg in fifth the weekend provided a much needed boost for the team and leaves them with an outside chance of finishing ahead of Mclaren in fourth in the constructors championship come the end of the season. Heading to the Marina Bay circuit, the team will be hoping he can add to his excellent record around the streets of Singapore, where he has four podiums and a further two points finishes. He should be able to assuming he finishes the race and this is available at a fairly decent price of 20/31.
The Singapore GP F1 Betting Tips and Predictions
Here are all of 21.co.uk’s F1 tips for the Singapore Grand Prix.
|Fastest Qualifier||Lewis Hamilton||11/10|
|Race Winner||Lewis Hamilton||6/5|
|Fastest Qualifier E/W (⅕ odds, 1-2-3 places)||Valterri Bottas||15/2|
|Fastest Lap||Alexander Albon||5/1|
|Top 10 Finish||Sergio Perez||6/5|
|Top 10 Finish||Daniel Ricciardo||20/31|
While the race promises to push the two hour limit to its maximum in Singapore there is still plenty of time to fill in before the race starts. Our sportsbook offers football betting and horse racing betting which have regular content at this time of year if you’re looking for something else to bet on.
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