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The 2015 Formula 1 season continues on Friday morning in Shanghai with the first free practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix, albeit Thursday night in the U.S.

A mix of fast sweepers, tight corners and one of the longest straights on the calendar – the run from Turns 13 to 14 – are staples of the Shanghai International Circuit.

You can watch FP1 for the Chinese Grand Prix live on NBC Sports Live Extra from 10p ET. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Following his upset win in Malaysia, Sebastian Vettel has his first shot at a chance to win two Grands Prix in a row with Ferrari, and his first since his record-setting run of nine in a row the second half of 2013.

It may only be first practice, but how well Vettel and Ferrari get on here compared to the Mercedes AMG Petronas teammates may well give an indication of how the weekend will progress.

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg went 1-2 in last year’s Chinese Grand Prix, and this is also the track where Rosberg bagged his first career victory in 2012.

GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer will make his F1 weekend debut with Lotus in FP1; otherwise the field of 20 remains the same heading into the weekend.

Here’s our full grand prix preview for China and Will Buxton’s Paddock Pass.

Be sure to join us at 10p ET for live coverage for FP1 for the Chinese Grand Prix on NBC Sports Live Extra. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

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

PointsBet 2022 Singapore odds
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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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