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The 14th Race of 2012, Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

Previous Winners
The situation going into Singapore is quite different to the previous bout of races. The story since Valencia has been Alonso sitting comfortably ahead and only the Red Bulls looked likely to catch him. However, with McLaren winning the last three races and Raikkonen continuing his run of high finishes it looks like Alonso has new challengers.

Pole position has yielded victory on three of the four occasions at Singapore, the only exception Alonso's controversial win in 2007. Hamilton and Vettel are usually the two jousting for pole but Hamilton has substantially mastered Vettel in recent qualifying sessions. Over the last four qualifying sessions, Hamilton has come 1st, 8th, 1st and 8th compared to Vettel's 6th, 11th, 4th and 2nd. Hamilton is rightly favourite to win with odds of 12/5 (3.40) from Paddy Power. These odds are not bad but waiting on the free practice sessions is advised. The bookies think his main competitor is Alonso with odds of 5/1 (6.00) from Blue Square but this seems overrated. Whilst Alonso had a brilliant race in Italy, Monza is a track which the Ferrari suited well. Although Alonso usually does well at Singapore these odds are too low with so many competitors.

Grid position of race winner since 2008
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Number of times
After such resent difficulties the Red Bulls are probably being undervalued. Vettel has perhaps his lowest odds this season for a race win at 3/2 (2.50) fromBet 365. Given that he had an excellent race at Spa whilst Monza is probably the worst track for the Red Bulls this is not bad value for money. Also, both Red Bulls have made the podium in the last two races here, meaning 3/2 (2.50) for Vettel from Paddy Power and 16/5 (4.20) from Betfair for Webber to finish top 3 seem good value for money. Meanwhile, Perez is usually a good bet for a podium finish but after his stunning race at Monza 7/1 (8.00) from Bet365 seems too low, especially since he not yet taken a podium at a street circuit.

Odds above accurate at Thursday 20th, 23.02 GMT. Click to see live odds.

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