Provided by Bookiesbonuses.com – the #1 online betting comparison site. After a three-week absence, Formula One returns in Singapore this weekend and the runaway championship leader, Max Verstappen, has an opportunity to retain his title with five races to spare.
If he wins the race with the fastest lap, the Dutchman will be confirmed as the drivers champion provided Charles Leclerc finishes eighth or lower and Sergio Perez ends up fourth or worse.
A victory without the fastest lap would still result in the title for Verstappen if Leclerc finishes ninth at best and Perez finishes fourth or lower without a fastest lap or fifth with a fastest lap.
SkyBet have priced Verstappen winning the title in Singapore at 10/1. It is much more likely that the championship is secured in Japan next time out, and that outcome is priced at 1/4, with the United States Grand Prix at 4/1.
Even if he doesn’t have his name carved onto the trophy, Verstappen is still a huge favourite to triumph at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. The best price you’ll find on any of the best UK betting sites is 4/7 with Ladbrokes and Coral.
Leclerc can be backed at a top price of 9/2 with LiveScore Bet, and it’s SkyBet that has the best odds on fellow Ferrari man, Carlos Sainz, at 12/1.
The Mercedes pair aren’t as fancied as they have been in previous races. Lewis Hamilton is 14/1 with BetVictor while George Russell is 18/1 to secure his maiden F1 success.
Out of all of the top six drivers, Perez has the longest odds to earn a place on the podium, with odds of 5/2. The Mexican does have a poor record in Singapore and only has one top-three finish in his last six starts, so those generous odds are about right.
Russell, meanwhile, has four podiums in five races, so the 6/4 about him finishing in the top three again could be tempting.
Hamilton had managed five consecutive podiums but is now without a top three finish in three races. You can get him at 11/10 to appear on the rostrum again on Sunday.
Lando Norris has finished precisely seventh in five of the last six races. The McLaren star will surely be best positioned to take a spot in the top six should one of the favourites falter, but it’s still difficult to talk oneself into such a bet at 5/4.
F1 Betting Bookies Bonuses’ Best Bets
George Russell podium finish – 6/4 (Coral, Unibet, Ladbrokes)
Max Verstappen fastest qualifier/race winner – 11/8 (William Hill)