Can teammate Sergio Perez bridge the gap? Or will there be an upset victory at the night circuit?
No Slowing Down Max
As Singapore Grand Prix lines suggest, there is no slowing down Verstappen.
He and his car are simply too quick for the opposition, and it takes a brave bettor to go against him.
He won in Italy by over six seconds, an age in Formula One. He also won the Dutch Grand Prix and, more impressively, the Belgian GP by 22 seconds.
There’s no doubt he’s driving the fastest car, but it’s becoming a bit predictable. Even Perez is conceding that he’s not driving the best car.
“Then came the moment when I had to think more about how to drive the car to be fast. That set me back. This year Barcelona was the turning point,” Perez said.
“I couldn’t explain the accident [in Monaco]. And then when I came to Barcelona a few days later, I felt like I was driving a different car.”
Bettors get -140 for Verstappen to win, a great price from our sportsbook. He could be much shorter, and maybe they think he won’t be as good under the lights.
Pick: Max Verstappen (-140)
Consecutive Wins for Perez
Perez was too good for them at the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix, so he’s back for another bite at the cherry.
The Mexican enjoys racing under the lights, and although it was a close win over Charles Leclerc, he should feel confident upon his return.
Singapore Grand Prix betting has Perez as second favorite at +450, which is shorter than most F1 races. However, because of his affiliation with this circuit, bettors should be confident of a good result.
He has got the better of Verstappen at times in 2023, and although beating him is rare, he’s good enough to outdrive him. Perez just needs to qualify first or second, and he has the bravery to attempt a pass into the first corner.
The sport betting odds are worth entertaining for the talented driver.
Pick: Sergio Perez (+450)
Leclerc Right in the Mix
We’re more than happy to take -165 with betting online markets for Leclerc to finish in the top six.
He finished second in this race last year and fourth at the Italian GP, so he has every chance of being close to the podium.
The 25-year-old from Monte Carlo has retired from a race three times this year, but he also owns six top-six finishes, including a second placing in Austria and a third at Azerbaijan.