Formula 1: Against The Odds

Brazil Betting

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I suspect for most people there will be enough drama in Sunday’s race without the need to throw money at it.

With the Interlagos circuit expected to suit the McLaren-Mercedes perhaps surprisingly it is Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen who heads the race victory market with most firms. With his teammate the outsider of the big four, perhaps his chances of assistance are being factored in to his price? Regardless I was a little surprised to see SkyBet offering EVS on either McLaren taking victory.

This used to be a race that you could dominate. In 1996 Damon Hill took victory from pole position and set the fastest lap on his way. Jacques Villeneuve repeated the feat in 1997 and Mika Hakkinen completed the treble in both 1998 and 1999. However since then it has been a different story; we had to wait until last year to even see the pole-sitter take the chequered flag. Massa’s victory in his home race was yet another in a long list of strong performances by South American drivers at this circuit.

In four out of the last ten grand prix at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace we have seen the Safety car deployed, making the best price for an appearance this year about right. However in 2003 we saw it an incredible five times: after heavy rain forced the first nine laps of the race to take place behind Bernd Mayländer’s Mercedes, marshals were forced to hold the SC board again on laps 18, 27, 33 and 54 before the race was finally red-flagged. Crazy!

So whilst there are a couple of things to consider, I think I will just sit back and watch this weekend. I will post again if anything interesting materialises from either qualifying or the stewards room that creates some value. Otherwise, enjoy the race.


Written by f1punter

October 19, 2007 at 9:14 pm

Posted in Brazilian GP, F1, formula 1

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