Jean-Eric Vergne chasing “amazing” home win for Andretti at Miami ePrix


Jean-Eric Vergne has set his sights on claiming his first win in the FIA Formula E series at the home race of his team, Andretti, in Miami later this month.

Vergne moved into Formula E at the end of last year after losing his Formula 1 seat at Toro Rosso, and is now combining his Andretti commitments with a reserve role at Scuderia Ferrari.

The Frenchman will race for the American team once again at the next ePrix in Miami on March 14, and explained to the series’ official website that winning the team’s home race would feel very special indeed.

“I think it will be amazing,” Vergne said. “First of all racing in America is something very special and it’s going to be kind of a home race.

“To win in Miami for Andretti would be a fantastic achievement and I’m rooting for this result.”

Vergne currently leads the Formula E FanBoost standings, with the top three drivers receiving one five-second power boost of 40bhp for the race.

“FanBoost is great first of all for the fans,” Vergne said. “It’s a great opportunity for them to show support for a driver.

“For the drivers, winning a race using FanBoost gives power to the fans and it would make me really proud to give something back for the number of votes cast. Thank you to the fans for their votes so far and hopefully we can have the same opportunity again in Miami.”

Andretti confirmed today that Vergne will be partnered in Miami by ex-Toro Rosso driver Scott Speed, who steps in for Marco Andretti.

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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