IndyCar’s weekend schedule for the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series kicks off its 2020 season this weekend with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Twenty-six cars and drivers are on hand this weekend for the 17th race on the streets of St. Pete. This year marks the tenth consecutive season St. Pete has served as the season opener. 

For Friday, wunderground.com forecasts mostly sunny skies, a high of 81 degrees and a 10% chance of rain.

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For Saturday, the forecast is for mostly sunny skies, a high of 83 degrees and a 10% chance of rain.

On Sunday, the forecast for the start of the IndyCar race is partly cloudy skies, a high of 80 and a 4% chance of rain.

Here’s the full weekend schedule with TV, streaming and radio info:

(All times are Eastern)

Friday, March 13

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. – IndyCar garage open

9  – 9:45 a.m. – Indy Lights practice 1 (INDYCAR Radio)

10:45  – 11:30 a.m. – IndyCar practice 1 (NBC Sports Gold, INDYCAR Radio)

3 – 3:45 p.m. – IndyCar practice 2 (NBC Sports Gold, INDYCAR Radio)

Saturday, March 14

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. – IndyCar garage open

8 – 8:30 a.m. – Indy Lights qualifying 1 (INDYCAR Radio)

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. – IndyCar practice 3 (NBC Sports Gold, INDYCAR Radio)

1:25 – 2:25 p.m. – Indy Lights race 1 (NBC Sports Gold, INDYCAR Radio, SiriusXM 205)

2:40 – 3:55 p.m. – IndyCar qualifying (NBC Sports Gold, INDYCAR Radio, SiriusXM 205)

Sunday, March 15

7:30 a.m. – IndyCar garage opens

8:35 – 9:05 a.m. – Indy Lights qualifying 2 (INDYCAR Radio)

10:25 – 10:55 a.m. – IndyCar warm-up (NBC Sports Gold, INDYCAR Radio)

12:00 p.m.  – IndyCar driver’s meeting

1:05 – 2:10 p.m. – Indy Lights race 2 (NBC Sports Gold, INDYCAR Radio, SiriusXM 205)

2:53 p.m.  – IndyCar driver introductions 

3:00 p.m. – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg; 100 laps/180 miles (NBCSN, INDYCAR Radio, SiriusXM 205)

 

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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