Coletti returns to IMS for first time since 2006 this weekend


Arguably he’s been one of the early-race passing stars this season, but thus far Stefano Coletti does not have the results to match his promise in the No. 4 KV Racing Technology Chevrolet.

He’ll be back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week for the first time in nearly a decade.

You wouldn’t necessarily figure it considering he’s a rookie in the Verizon IndyCar Series, but Coletti is a past race winner on the IMS road course.

He captured a Formula BMW race win in 2006, on a slightly altered version of the IMS road course before the renovations ahead of last year’s inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

“I am very excited to get back in the car for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis,” Coletti said in a team release.

“It’s a track that I’m more familiar with, having won there in 2006 when I was driving in Formula BMW, but there are some parts that have changed since I was there. I am sure the team and I will do a great job and that the result that we have been waiting for will finally come this weekend!”

Coletti set the fastest lap at Long Beach but thus far has results of 20th, 17th, 23rd and 19th in four races. He ranks 21st in points, with 41 points.

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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