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Formula 1: Against The Odds

European Safety Standards

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Bet365 have pulled their Safety Car market for this weekend’s Grand Prix of Europe. Earlier this week they were betting 8/11 that we would not see the Safety Car on any of Sunday’s sixty laps. BetterBet, BoyleSports, BetDirect and SkyBet however are all still holding this price and I am not sure why.

In the last ten F1 races held at the German track, we have only seen the Safety Car twice and its appearances this season have hardly been prolific. Only two of the nine 2007 races have required the Mercedes CLK 63 AMG to take to the track, with the vast majority of outings being at the tricky Circuit Gilles Villeneuve as predicted.

The current Nurburgring configuration is the antidote to the old circuit which embraced the famous Nordschleife; safety-conscious and with large run-off areas, the opportunities for track blockage are low. That is not to say that the Safety Car will never be needed, indeed it was out last year, but there is little doubt that the price being offered by those four is too big.

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Written by f1punter

July 20, 2007 at 7:44 pm

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