Ricciardo’s points streak ends in Brazil due to suspension failure

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Daniel Ricciardo’s Brazilian Grand Prix came to an early end today after a front suspension failure forced him to retire from the race, ending his 15-race run of top ten finishes.

After qualifying ninth in Brazil, Ricciardo made a good start to get into a battle with Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, which eventually settled down as the race wore on. Running net seventh, the Australian looked set to claim a good haul of points until the problem emerged on lap 40 of the race.

“When I went into turn one, the car went to the right and I knew there was a problem,” Ricciardo explained. “I came into the pits and the team told me it was suspension failure and we retired.

“It had been a bit of a boring race, we were close to everyone but not close enough to have many fight. I would have liked to have had a bit more fun, but it didn’t really happen.

“It’s a shame, but I had a pretty good run until now, so I can’t be too greedy. It would be good to finish on the podium at the final race of the season.”

Ricciardo has been one of the breakout stars in Formula 1 this year, claiming three victories in a year that has been dominated by Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said that the root of the issue will be investigated following the race, but he was pleased with the end result as, with Vettel finishing fifth, the team secured second place in the constructors’ championship.

“With Daniel, unfortunately we had a front suspension issue,” Horner said. “He thought it might be a front brake, but in the end it turned out to be the front suspension that had failed so we need to investigate what happened.

“Despite all that, we managed to secure second in the constructors’ championship which, considering where we started the season, is a huge credit to the entire team for the fight back that we put up this year. We now look forward to the last race in Abu Dhabi.”

Max Verstappen is PointsBet favorite to score sixth staight in 2022 Singapore Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen is the PointsBet Sportsbook odds favorite to win the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Street course to stretch his current win streak to six consecutive. He shows odds of -200 this week.

Formula 1 did not compete in Singapore in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Verstappen has podium finishes in his last two attempts on this track. he was second in 2018 and third in 2019. In the first 15 races of this season, he has failed to stand on the podium only twice and has an average finish of 2.73.

With minus odds, the way to determine a payout is by subtraction. In order for a bettor to earn $100, he must wager $200 this week; with that wager, he will get back his initial stake and winnings of $100.

For bettors more comfortable with fractional odds, a bet of +300 is the same as 3/1.

Charles Leclerc is ranked second this week with +400 odds. He has two previous Singapore GP starts to his credit with a best of second in 2019. He is coming off back-to-back podium finishes with a third in the Dutch GP and a second at Monza.

Ranked third is Carlos Sainz, Jr. with a line of +1100. He has top-five finishes in four of his last five starts, but only one of these, a third in the Belgian GP, was on the podium. Sainz is one of four winners other than Verstappen this season. His victory came in the British GP.

Lewis Hamilton shows a line of +1200. His last win came last fall in the Saudi Arabian GP and the Mercedes team has struggled to contend for victory in 2022. They are improving, however, with eight top-fives in the last nine races. Hamilton has two wins in his last three Singapore starts, which came in 2017 and 2018.

Rounding out the top five is Hamilton’s teammate George Russell at +1800. He has not won, but has shown remarkable consistency with top-fives in all but one race. Notably, his only bad finish came in his home GP in England. Russell has one previous start at Marina Bay; he finished last in the 2019 race. He finished fourth in 2019 as part of a four-race streak of top-fives.

The most recent Singapore GP winner from 2019, Sebastian Vettel is a longshot at +50000.

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