IndyCar 2015 team preview: KVSH Racing/KV Racing Technology

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KVSH Racing and Sebastien Bourdais returned to victory lane in 2014 and made it into the top-10 in the points standings. He’ll have his third teammate in four seasons this year in the KV Racing Technology team’s second car.

Team: KVSH Racing (No. 11), KV Racing Technology (No. 4)
Engines/aero kits: Chevrolet
Sponsors: Hydroxycut/Mistic eCigarettes (No. 11), KV Racing Technology (No. 4)

2014 STATS

Races: 18
Wins: 1 (Bourdais)
Podiums: 2 (Bourdais)
Pole Positions: 2 (Bourdais 1, Saavedra 1)
Fastest Laps: 0
Points: 808 (Bourdais 461, Saavedra 291, Davison 34, Bell 22)
Laps Led: 112 (Bourdais 98, Saavedra 14)
Championship Position: 10th (Bourdais), 21st (Saavedra), 29th (Davison), 32nd (Bell)

2015 LINEUP (Engineers in parentheses) 

4 Stefano Coletti (Matt Curry)
11 Sebastien Bourdais (Olivier Boisson)
82 Bryan Clauson (Byrd Racing entry; Indy only; engineer TBC)

2014 RECAP (Bourdais, Saavedra driver recaps)

Sebastien Bourdais finally looked the champion of old in a pretty solid season with KVSH Racing, particularly in Toronto and Mid-Ohio, as he ended back in the top-10 in points for the first time since his North American return. Teammate of KV/AFS Racing Sebastian Saavedra had all too few highlights of his own, other than a well judged pole for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. James Davison and Townsend Bell impressed in their Indianapolis 500 one-offs, even if their results weren’t representative of their races.

2015 OUTLOOK

KVSH’s Bourdais will remain as team leader and will have another new teammate under the KVRT umbrella.  Stefano Coletti and Ryan Phinny tested in the second car, with the Monegasque GP2 veteran race winner emerging ahead of the American to secure the second seat. Despite the lateness of Coletti’s program in particular, he should prove an amiable sidekick to Bourdais throughout the season. I’d expect Bourdais to win once again and Coletti to perhaps sneak a podium or two.

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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