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F1 2019: Singapore Grand Prix

Formula One 2019: Season Preview

The F1 field heads to Asia for the final times this year for the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix which will be at at the Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday the 22nd of September.

Singapore’s light-filled skyline will be the backdrop for the next installment of the 2019 F1 season. And judging by the last few races, we could be in for an absolute cracker at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Singapore Grand Prix
Sunday 22nd September

Yas Marina Circuit

To Win Race Outright
Lewis Hamilton 15/10
Max Verstappen 15/10
Valterri Bottas 6/1
Alexander Albion 8/1
Charles LeClerc 12/1
Sebastian Vettel 16/1
Lando Norris 500/1

Previous Race
Ferrari finally got one over Mercedes on home soil last time out with rookie Charles LeClerc securing his second successive race win. It was a momentous moment for the youngster as well as the Prancing Stag team as it was their first win at the track since way back in 2010.

While LeClerc had an absolute field day, the same cannot be said of his teammate Sebastian Vettel who finished way down in 13th place.

Mercedes, in typical Silver Arrows fashion, still managed to claim a massive amount of points despite not winning the race with Lewis Hamilton finishing in second-place and Valterri Bottas claiming third.

While Red Bull struggled out at Monza, with Max Verstappen finishing in eighth and Alexander Albion finishing sixth, their former driver Daniel Ricciardo secured his best result of the season bringing his Renault home in fourth – one place ahead of his teammate Nico Hulkenberg.

The remainder of the top ten had a new look to it with rookies Antonio Giovinnazzi claiming eighth and Lando Norris taking tenth. Sergio Perez added a familiar face to proceedings as he brought his Racing Point home in seventh.

The Yas Marina Circuit is another one of Formula One’s favourite architect, Hermann Tilke’s, designs. And while Mercedes have enjoyed great success at most of the German architect’s course, this is not one of them.

The extreme temperatures have wreaked havoc on the Silver Arrows’ braking systems in the recent past so Hamilton will need to manage his brakes which means he will not be able to push his car to its limits, lest he risk brake failure on the closing few laps.

The circuit covers a total distance of 308 kilometers, with each lap equating to 5.065 kilometres and containing a staggering 23 turns. The number of turns which require sharp braking is the reason for Mercedes struggles with their brake-by-wire systems.

In terms of last year’s race results, Lewis secured his second successive and fourth ever victory at the track, while Max Verstappen came home in second and Sebastian Vettel rounded out the podium.

Value Bet

Sebastian Vettel – Podium Finnish – Yes – 11/4
Yes, the Ferrari ace is out of form. And yes, even Ferrari think they will struggle at the circuit but I simply cannot help but have a small strike one Vettel here. While a race victory is highly unrealistic, all it would take for Ferrari to be competitive is for the Red Bulls to have a shocker.

Vettel has a decent record at the track as well having claimed victory in  2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 events.

To Win Race Outright

Lewis Hamilton @12/10
I know I’ve had my fingers burnt with this one in the past couple weeks but I really feel Hamilton is due a win. The ‘Brit has been the dominant force at the track in recent years winning the last two races held at the Yas Marina Circuit. My money is on him making it three on the trot here.

Written by Darry Worthington for Hollywoodbets

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