Bet365 are going an enormous 9/2 about Max Verstappen failing to finish in this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix. Given, on average, 8.5 cars in each Singapore Grand Prix don't complete this race, it's an outrageous price.
The reason for such high attrition is the wall-lined nature of this narrow street circuit. Such are its complexities, a Safety Car has been needed on each and every one of the eight previous runnings of this race.
The simple fact that more than one car in three that sets out is unlikely to finish means the teenage Dutch driver has to be shorter than 9/2 to not complete the race.
Add his poor record on street circuits – two crashes in Monaco and DNF’s in Australia and Russia whilst just halfway through his second season in the sport – and that price looks something of a gift.
The young Dutch driver has become notorious for his wondersome overtakes in unlikely places but there is no such ‘magic place’ in Singapore. If he tries to find one, an appointment with a wall is sure to follow.