Formula E: Speed keen to race at Long Beach ePrix

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Following a successful Formula E debut at last weekend’s Miami ePrix, Scott Speed has set his sights on racing in the next round of the championship at Long Beach in two weeks’ time.

The American driver was drafted in at Andretti FE to race alongside Jean-Eric Vergne, and produced a sensational debut display to finish in second place after picking his way through the field.

“I had no expectation coming into it as it’s been so long since I’ve been in an open-wheel car,” Speed explained to fiaformulae.com.

“It is pretty amazing to me that it’s literally like riding a bike or putting on an old pair of shoes because everything just switched back into that mindset.”

Despite having no firm plans to race at the Long Beach ePrix on April 4, Speed explained to that he would be keen to take part if his schedule allows.

“I look forward to hopefully do the next one in Long Beach, if my schedule allows me to, and building on what I’ve already learned,” the ex-Toro Rosso F1 driver said.

Formula E’s future appears to be growing brighter with every race that is completed, and Speed said that he feels very excited about what the series can achieve.

“I love where Formula E is going and they have the right idea with things like social media, which is an extremely important aspect,” he said. “It’s something that I think open-wheel racing is missing out on. The fact that Formula E is putting so much emphasis on it is very smart and the correct approach.”

With no other major series holding an event on the Long Beach ePrix weekend, it seems that Speed would be able to race once again should a seat be available.

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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