Wolff: No problem with Hamilton’s jet-set lifestyle

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Mercedes AMG Petronas team boss Toto Wolff has no problem with Lewis Hamilton’s jet-set lifestyle in spite of the Briton’s downturn in form towards the end of the 2015 Formula 1 season.

After wrapping up his third F1 title in Austin, Texas at the end of October, Hamilton failed to win any of the last three races of the season and admitted that he felt “run down” due to non-stop partying and celebrating in the wake of his success.

Hamilton’s celebrity lifestyle has led many to question his attention and focus towards his racing commitments, but Wolff has no such concerns.

“You should not pigeonhole people and imagine the perfect racing driver who dutifully goes to bed at ten o’clock at night, who never attended a party, who is not flying around the world,” Wolff told Speed Week.

“Lewis does it all, but he drives better than ever. Our task is to provide the driver with an environment in which they feel comfortable and where they can give their best performance.”

Hamilton recently returned to training at his home in Colorado where he is spending the winter to prepare for the 2016 season and his bid for a fourth world title.

The Briton recently chose to look on the bright side of his late-season dip in form, claiming that it was a “blessing in disguise” as it gives him greater incentive to work over the off-season.

Hamilton’s championship defence will begin in Melbourne, Australia on March 20.

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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