Spencer Pigot’s season set to continue at Ed Carpenter Racing

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2015 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires champion Spencer Pigot will have a chance to continue his maiden Verizon IndyCar Series season in seven of the remaining 10 races.

Pigot will switch from Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, where he started the guaranteed three races as a result of the Mazda Scholarship awarded after winning the third and final rung on the Andersen Promotions-operated Mazda Road to Indy ladder, to Ed Carpenter Racing for the remaining road and street course races this year. It was announced on Thursday.

The move is a natural one for the young American, who is one of the drivers Rising Star Racing principal Art Wilmes has sought to support the last few years.

He’ll team with Josef Newgarden, who’s Rising Star Racing’s ambassador and driver mentor. This also means the No. 20 Chevrolet – which Ed Carpenter will drive at the three remaining ovals at Texas, Iowa and Pocono – will be in action for the final 10 races of the season.

“I’m very excited to be joining Ed Carpenter Racing for the remainder of the season on road and street courses,” Pigot said.

“ECR has been very strong in 2016 and I hope we can continue to build on the success they’ve already had.

“I have to thank Fuzzy’s Vodka and Rising Star Racing for the opportunity to continue my IndyCar career this season.

“This weekend in Detroit will be the first time we work together, they have a lot of talented people within the team and we will try to hit the ground running.”

“We are really excited to be able to add Spencer to the ECR lineup and finish out the year with the 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka car at all of the races,” team owner Ed Carpenter added.

“Spencer is a definite young talent who came through the Road to Indy and we look forward to finishing the year strong with him.”

Pigot’s three races with RLL netted results of 14th, 11th and 25th at St. Petersburg, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and the Indianapolis 500.

At the last race, Pigot rebounded from an accident in practice during the week to drive a new chassis in the race. The team was caught out when a yellow flag came out and the pits were closed, which dropped him back a bit.

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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