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Consistent Webber and Red Bull great outside bets in Singapore GP

| 21.09.2012

Lewis Hamilton heads the betting to claim the chequered flag in Singapore amid reports he is due to extend his stay with McLaren.

Hamilton is as short as 2/1 with Ladbrokes to record consecutive Grand Prix victories after winning the Italian GP last time out.

Having only achieved this feat three times previously – just once since 2008 – this price seems a touch on the short side, especially given Hamilton’s recent performances in this race where, following his solitary win in 2009, he has since failed to make the podium.

This stat detracts massive value from the 1/2 price available for him to finish amongst the top three drivers here.

Mark Webber represents a much better bet to make the podium in Singapore. He’s done so in successive races here behind the Red Bull wheel, proving he’s got what it takes, and can be backed at a generous 7/2 to pull it off again.

Sebastian Vettel, Webber’s Red Bull teammate and reigning world champ, has been spraying the champers on both of these occasions too, signifying the Austrian manufacturers’ strength at this circuit.

The price of 5/1, then, for the winning car to be provided by Red Bull could easily prove the height of generosity.

A perfect day for the defending constructor’s champions would be a Vettel/Webber front two and can be had at 33/1, which shouldn’t be ignored given the success of the team on the Marina Bay tarmac.

Ahead of Vettel, the most successful driver at the Singapore GP since its reintroduction is Fernando Alonso, the man heading the current world championship standings.

He can be backed at 4/1 to win what would be his third race in five seasons here and, having only finished outside the top three once, his early price is very much worth taking advantage of.

All odds and markets correct as of publication

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James Middleton