2023 F1 Singapore Grand Prix Predictions & Preview 

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Are you looking for some expert Singapore Grand Prix predictions? Look no further! 

The Formula 1 roadshow travels to Southeast Asia this weekend, with the Marina Bay Street Circuit hosting the 15th race of the season. If you’re planning to bet on F1 this weekend, you have certainly come to the right place. 

In this 2023 Singapore Grand Prix preview, I cover all the key race details, assess the current standings, evaluate the bookies’ odds, and of course, share my Singapore Grand Prix predictions. 

Current Formula 1 Standings 

If you’ve been following Formula 1 this season, you will know that one man has dominated proceedings throughout 2023. With 14 races in the books and eight remaining, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen holds an unassailable lead at the summit of the World Drivers’ Championship standings. 

2023 WORLD DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (TOP 10) 

  1. Max Verstappen (364) 
  2. Sergio Perez (219) 
  3. Fernando Alonso (170) 
  4. Lewis Hamilton (164) 
  5. Carlos Sainz (117) 
  6. Charles Leclerc (111) 
  7. George Russell (109) 
  8. Lando Norris (79) 
  9. Lance Stroll (47) 
  10. Pierre Gasly (37) 

Having triumphed in Italy a fortnight ago, Verstappen sits 145 points clear of his nearest challenger and Red Bull teammate, Sergio Perez. Believe it or not, Verstappen has won each of the previous 10 races, with 12 victories coming in 14 races this year. 

Perez is the only other driver to have tasted victory in 2023, while Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc, George Russell, Lando Norris, Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon have all reached the podium without winning a race. 

Verstappen’s dominance is clear for all to see, but could a surprise package upset the F1 odds this weekend? Keep reading to discover my Singapore Grand Prix predictions. 

2023 Singapore Grand Prix Preview 

The 2023 Singapore Grand Prix is set to take place at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Sunday, September 17. The drivers will race 62 laps of the 4.940-kilometer track, which hosted its first Formula 1 event back in 2008. 

The Marina Bay Street Circuit is widely regarded as one of the most demanding tracks on the F1 calendar. Not only does the circuit pose plenty of challenging corners, but the humidity adds to the toughness of the occasion. 

Before I share my 2023 Singapore Grand Prix predictions with you, let’s check out the latest Formula 1 odds. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that Verstappen is the bookies’ clear favorite to take the chequered flag in Singapore. 

2023 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX OUTRIGHT ODDS 

  • Max Verstappen (-400) 
  • Sergio Perez (+900) 
  • Lewis Hamilton (+1600) 
  • Fernando Alonso (+1800) 
  • Lando Norris (+1800) 
  • George Russell (+2500) 
  • Carlos Sainz (+2800) 
  • Charles Leclerc (+2800) 
  • Oscar Piastri (+4000) 
  • Lance Stroll (+20000) 
  • Alex Albon (+30000) 
  • Esteban Ocon (+30000) 
  • Pierre Gasly (+30000) 
  • Guanyu Zhou (+50000) 
  • Kevin Magnussen (+50000) 
  • Liam Lawson (+50000) 
  • Logan Sargeant (+50000) 
  • Niko Hulkenberg (+50000) 
  • Valtteri Bottas (+50000) 
  • Yuki Tsunoda (+50000) 

As expected, Verstappen is favored to win an 11th successive race on Sunday. When you consider the 25-year-old’s recent dominance, odds of -400 are relatively generous, although there is value to be found elsewhere. 

With two victories under his belt this season, Perez’s price of +900 is bound to attract plenty of attention this weekend. If anyone is going to half Verstappen’s winning streak, it will likely be the other Red Bull driver. 

Hamilton rounds out the top three favorites, while Alonso and Norris complete the top five. Russell, Sainz, Leclerc and Piastri as the only other drivers priced under +20000, with the seven outsiders priced at a whopping +500000. 

Anyway, that’s enough chatter from me. Without further ado, here are my Singapore Grand Prix predictions. 

Singapore Grand Prix Predictions 

Due to the demanding nature of the track, the Singapore Grand Prix invariably springs surprises. Since the inaugural Singapore GP in 2008, five different drivers have won the race, including three current-day drivers – Perez, Hamilton and Alonso. 

The Marina Bay Street Circuit is a testing track to navigate, meaning the experienced drivers in the field should have an advantage this weekend. I have based my Singapore Grand Prix predictions on that notion. 

Below, I will share picks for the race winner, a podium finish and a top 10 finish. It’s time to dive into my 2023 Singapore Grand Prix predictions. 

Sergio Perez to Win (+900) 

I have backed Verstappen to win the past few races, and the runaway leader has not let me down. That said, the more races that Verstappen wins, the lower his odds will be. 

If you want to play it safe this weekend, there is absolutely nothing wrong with backing Verstappen at -400. However, if you fancy giving yourself the opportunity to land a juicy profit, I recommend backing Perez at the hugely attractive price of +900. 

Perez is the only driver to have prevented Verstappen from winning a race this season, as the Mexican won two of the opening four races. It is also worth remembering that Perez won the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix, so he knows what it takes to triumph at Marina Bay. 

Lewis Hamilton to Finish on the Podium (+180) 

As I mentioned earlier, the Marina Bay Street Circuit favors experienced drivers. With seven World Drivers’ Championships and 103 Formula 1 victories in the bank, Hamilton is arguably the most experienced driver on the grid. 

The legendary Brit first won the Singapore GP back in 2009 before triumphing again in 2014. Thanks to back-to-back victories in 2017 and 2018, Hamilton has four Singapore Grand Prix titles to his name. 

Of course, Hamilton and Mercedes have struggled to keep pace with the Red Bulls this season, but the 38-year-old has still managed to register two P2 finishes and two P3 finishes. With that in mind, I’m backing Hamilton to finish on the podium this weekend. 

Alex Albon to Finish in the Top 10 (-150) 

Alex Albon may not be among the biggest names on the grid, but the 27-year-old Williams driver has already proved that he is capable of pushing the top performers this year. 

After finishing 10th in the opening race of the season, Albon has registered two P7 finishes and two P8 finishes in 2023. In fact, the Thai driver has finished in the top 10 in four of the previous seven races, recording a couple of P11 finishes for good measure. 

At 27, Albon is no longer among the youngest drivers in Formula 1. With years of experience behind him, the Williams driver looks set to enjoy success in Singapore this weekend. 

Make Your Singapore Grand Prix Predictions 

Okay, you might think I’m crazy for betting against Verstappen, but I think it’s the perfect time to do it. With Verstappen priced at -400 and Perez at +900, I’m backing the other Red Bull driver to take the chequered flag on Sunday. 

Be sure to keep an eye out for more F1 betting markets over the course of the weekend. With practice scheduled for Friday and qualifying taking place on Saturday, you might want to revise your Singapore Grand Prix predictions on race day. 

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