F1 Race Schedule 2019: Singapore Grand Prix Start Time, TV Channel, Live Stream and Latest Odds

After four months in Europe, the Formula One season returns to Asia this weekend, with drivers set to do battle in the swanky surroundings of Singapore's marina.

Since it was first introduced in 2008, the race has become a modern staple of the calendar, due to the fact it's the only Grand Prix that takes place entirely at night—the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is a day/night race—and the fact the street circuit configuration is fertile ground for incidents.

To put things into context, since 2008, every race edition has featured at least one safety car, with a total of 18 deployments.

Like most street circuits, Marina Bay is extremely demanding on driver due to its configuration and also because of the extreme humidity that can see cockpit temperatures soar to almost 140 degrees.

After waiting almost a year for a win, Ferrari finished top of the podium twice in as many weeks as Charles Leclerc won in Belgium and Italy.

It will be difficult, however, for the Scuderia to make it three wins in a row. Ferrari has won just twice in Singapore and the last of those wins came in 2015, when Sebastian Vettel took the chequered flag.

The German hasn't won a race since the Belgian Grand Prix in August 2018 and his last 12 months have been marred by major mistakes. The four-time world champion looked to have regained some form as he finished second and third in Hungary and Germany, but another error in Italy two weeks ago proved costly as he finished 13th.

Vettel, however, insisted he remained confident of turning his fortunes around.

"I take it as what it is and it is obviously not great but also not a disaster," he was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

"It's not the level I want to perform at but these things can happen to all of us now and again."

Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile, arrives into the weekend in the unusual position of having not tasted success in over a month. The Briton won in Hungary before the summer break, but improved performances from Red Bull and Ferrari have slowed the momentum of what appeared to be a Mercedes procession.

Hamilton, who leads the drivers' championship with a 63-point margin over teammate Valtteri Bottas, has won in Singapore in the last two years and will be looking to match Vettel's haul of three consecutive wins at Marina Bay.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Sunday.

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Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton takes part in the first practice session for the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore on September 20. Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty

Where is the Singapore Grand Prix?

The race takes place at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, a street circuit that encompasses the areas of Downtown Core and Kallang in Singapore.

The track is the first street circuit in Asia designed for Formula One races and has hosted the Singapore Grand Prix since the country made its first appearance on the Formula One calendar in 2008.

When is the Singapore Grand Prix?

The race is scheduled to start at 8:10 p.m. local time (8:10 a.m. ET) on Sunday, September 22.

TV channel

The Singapore Grand Prix will be broadcast live by ESPN2. Coverage of race day begins at 7:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, with the race scheduled to get underway just over 30 minutes later.

Live stream

The race will also be available on ESPN+ and via WatchESPN.com, while Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue will all offer a live stream.

Odds

Bookmakers expect Lewis Hamilton to win for the first time since August 4, when he triumphed in Hungary before the summer break. According to Oddschecker, the Briton is a 5/4 favorite to win in Singapore, while his teammate Valtteri Bottas is a 17/2 shot.

Ferrari duo Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, meanwhile, are 9/1 outsiders.

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