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    Max Verstappen is on the cusp of a second consecutive drivers’ world title, but he must win this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix for that to happen. So, what do the odds say about his chances at Marina Bay?

    188BET’s odds are presented in decimal form: for every $1 wagered you would win the figure represented by the odds; so, if Verstappen is favourite at 1.50, you would win $1.50 for every dollar bet.

    The odds for the win

    Verstappen is the favourite to secure victory this weekend having won five races in a row heading into Singapore. Title rival Charles Leclerc is second in the odds, being the last driver outside of the Dutch racer to win a race this year – at the Austrian GP.

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    Lewis Hamilton is a four-time winner in Singapore and is fourth in the odds to get the win this year, which would be his and Mercedes’ first of the season.

    • Max Verstappen 1.40
    • Charles Leclerc 5.00
    • Carlos Sainz 12.0
    • Lewis Hamilton 15.0
    • Sergio Perez 17.0
    • George Russell 19.0
    • Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris 301
    • Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon, Pierre Gasly 601
    • Alex Albon, Kevin Magnussen, Lance Stroll, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 901
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    Max Verstappen is on a run of five straight wins and is the favourite to secure victory again this weekend

    The odds for who will be the fastest in qualifying

    Verstappen has 11 victories this season but only four pole positions. He is however still the slight favourite to get pole this weekend ahead of Leclerc – who has eight pole positions this year, including last time out at Monza.

    Carlos Sainz has two pole positions this year and is third in the odds this weekend, while George Russell and Sergio Perez – who have one pole each in 2022 – are tied for fifth.

    • Max Verstappen 1.80
    • Charles Leclerc 2.75
    • Carlos Sainz 7.50
    • Lewis Hamilton 15.0
    • George Russell, Sergio Perez 21.0
    • Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris 151
    • Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon 301
    • Pierre Gasly 601
    • Alex Albon, Kevin Magnussen, Lance Stroll, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 901
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    Leclerc has eight pole positions this season, including last time out in Monza, but is the second favourite for pole this weekend

    The odds for the podium finish

    Verstappen has finished on the podium in all but three races this year, and the odds see his chances of a top-three finish as all but nailed on at Marina Bay ahead of Leclerc – who has finished on the podium on two consecutive races.

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    Hamilton has not finished on the podium since returning from the summer break, but is third favourite to be handed a trophy this weekend. Lando Norris is still the only driver outside the top six in the championship to get a podium finish this season and he is tied with Fernando Alonso for seventh in the odds.

    • Max Verstappen 1.25
    • Charles Leclerc 1.50
    • Lewis Hamilton 1.90
    • Carlos Sainz 2.10
    • George Russell 2.30
    • Sergio Perez 3.20
    • Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris 17.0
    • Esteban Ocon 26.0
    • Daniel Ricciardo 51.0
    • Alex Albon, Lance Stroll, Pierre Gasly, Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda 151
    • Kevin Magnussen, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Zhou Guanyu 251
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    Four-time winner in Singapore Lewis Hamilton is seen as the third favourite for the podium this weekend

    The odds for the fastest lap

    The fastest lap award has been shared around this season, but Verstappen tops the leaderboard having achieved this prize four times this season. The Dutch driver is once again the odds-on favourite to do the same this weekend ahead of Leclerc – who took the fastest lap in Italy.

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    George Russell is the only driver from the top six in the championship not to take a fastest lap this season, but is fifth in the odds to set the quickest time this weekend. Norris achieved the fastest lap in Monaco and is tied for the sixth favourite with Alonso.

    • Max Verstappen 2.00
    • Charles Leclerc 3.00
    • Carlos Sainz, Lewis Hamilton 9.00
    • Sergio Perez 11.0
    • George Russell 12.0
    • Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris 101
    • Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon, Pierre Gasly 201
    • Alex Albon, Kevin Magnussen, Lance Stroll, Mick Schumacher, Nicholas Latifi, Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu 251
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    Lando Norris and Fernando Alonso are tied for sixth in the odds for the fastest lap

    What are the odds for which team will take the most points?

    Red Bull currently have a 139-point lead at the top of the championship and the odds have them as favourites to get the most points this weekend, which would see them take a step towards securing the title.

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    In the battle for fourth, McLaren currently trail Alpine by 18 points in the championship, but the odds see them taking more points than the French manufacturer this weekend at Singapore.

    • Red Bull 1.35
    • Ferrari 4.30
    • Mercedes 7.50
    • McLaren 151
    • Alpine 201
    • Alpha Tauri 601
    • Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Haas, Williams 901
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    Red Bull are the favourites to shine this weekend based on the odds, which would help them on their quest to seal the constructors' title

    The odds for the Safety Car appearing during the race

    The Safety Car has made an appearance at every single Singapore Grand Prix, including on three occasions the last time the drivers were out on track at Marina Bay in 2019. The odds can't ignore those stats!

    • Yes 1.16
    • No 4.50