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Vettel well-placed for successive Singapore GP wins

| 21.09.2012

Sebastian Vettel is well-poised for another success at the Singapore Grand Prix after a strong showing in both practice sessions.

The reigning world champion is into 4/1 second-favourite to record his second successive win at Marina Bay after claiming two from two in the warm-up ahead of qualifying.

He pipped the in-form Lewis Hamilton to win the first session and ended up 0.3 seconds ahead of Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso in the second.

The encouraging thing for team Red Bull is that the German demonstrated the short-run pace that he’s been struggling to find in recent weeks ahead of the Singapore GP’s fifth renewal since its’ 2008 re-introduction.

Vettel’s brilliance has also prompted the odds of Red Bull readying the winning driver to come crashing down from 5/1 into 11/4.

This was also assisted by Mark Webber’s performance who recorded his better time on the slow, soft tyres, which means he has the potential for even greater pace in his locker.

The Aussie is a good bet to score a podium finish as he has done the past two years at this circuit. He’s now shortened to a 10/3 shot to achieve this following the practice runs.

Despite Alonso’s third in P2, he slips to 5/1 to get the job done thanks to the dominance of Vettel.

The Spaniard is solid on this circuit, having claimed two victories here in the previous four years and that price is tempting as he will be eyeing improvement in the qualifying and race itself.

Hamilton, who remains favourite to for Singaporean triumph, didn’t fare too well here last season where he was forced to retire from the race.

A crash in Belgium earlier in the year ended his involvement there for the second successive season and, for those fancying history to repeat itself here, can get him to pull out of this race early at 25/1.

All odds and markets correct as of publication

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James Middleton