Singapore Grand Prix Race Predictions: Verstappen wins, Leclerc loses out on pole, Vettel gets Driver of the Day

Read all about the predictions for the Singapore Grand Prix to be held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

Singapore Grand Prix
Singapore Grand Prix

After a fantastic Qualifying session with many blink-and-you-miss-it moments, the ground has already been laid for the Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. This race will be Max Verstappen‘s first shot at winning the 2022 F1 World Championship title–but for that, one of the many criteria says that he needs to come first in the race and Charles Leclerc eighth.

As luck would have it, the Qualis saw the Dutchman drop to the eighth spot due to a fuel-related error on Red Bull’s part, while Charles Leclerc snatched the top spot in the standings. Following Charles Leclerc, there was Sergio Perez, making his British team proud by getting his highest-ever starting grid position in Singapore. And the Spaniard is followed by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes. With racers from three different teams in the top 3 places in the starting grid, it goes without saying that the Singapore Grand Prix will be a treat to the eyes for the fans.

With only six races left in the calendar, fans are eagerly waiting to see how this season turns out. With an advantage of 116 points, it is almost settled that Max Verstappen is going to win his second Championship title this year, but Charles Leclerc does not seem to be going down without a fight. With all that being said, read on to find out our predictions for the upcoming race at Marina Bay!

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#1 Max Verstappen would take the crown at the 2022 F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen

Yes, it is bold to claim that a racer who starts from the eighth position in the race would get a P1 finish–but with Max “Beast” Verstappen, anything is possible. The Dutchman knows what it takes to win races, and he has got that factor. Even though Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is the one with eight pole positions in this season against Verstappen’s four, it is the Red Bull racer who has scored eleven Grands Prix in 2022 alone!

#2 Charles Leclerc would lose out on podium due to grave mistake

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Kudos to Charles Leclerc for acing the Qualifying under those unpredictable weather conditions, but the Ferrari racer makes too many mistakes for his own good. And that is why, despite having the highest number of pole positions in 2022, Leclerc has only got 3 race wins. When Pierre Gasly said Max Verstappen will get to the lead in the race within only 15 laps, he was not entirely wrong, in our opinion. Max is ruthless in his approach, and flawless too. And he knows how to knock Leclerc off the top 3.

#3 Sebastian Vettel wins F1 Driver of the Day

Sebastian Vettel might get points at the Singapore Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel

No matter how he has fared in this season, four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel knows the Marina Bay Circuit like the back of his hand as he has won the Singapore GP a whopping five times! While he could not make it into Q3 on Saturday, Vettel is known for his overtakes in the first few seconds of the race. So, our guess is that he would work his way into the points, and win hearts along the way.

It can be said without a doubt, the Singapore Grand Prix will present a considerable set of ordeals to the racers. Now, it is to be seen who comes out on top by overcoming all those obstacles to finally grab the race win.

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 author at FirstSportz. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport. She is a proud McLaren fan who eagerly awaits the paddock's visit to Spa Francorchamps and hopes to attend the Monaco GP one day. A student of medicine, whenever she's not fawning over Daniel Ricciardo or rooting for Max Verstappen to become the next World Champion, Riddhi's either busy reading thrillers, debating, or playing with her six feline friends.