Formula 1: Against The Odds

Magny-Cours Points to Coulthard

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Fresh from his podium finish in Canada, David Coulthard can be backed at 9/4 to steer his Red Bull to some more world championship points this weekend. Given his record at the circuit and Red Bull’s steady progress throughout this season, that might just be worth a punt.

Here is a summary of Coulthard’s performance at the Nevers circuit over the last ten years:

1998 – Qualified third, finished sixth and set the fastest lap.
1999 – Qualified fourth, retired with electrical failure and set the fastest lap.
2000 – Qualified second, won the race and set the fastest lap.
2001 – Qualified third, finished fourth and set the fastest lap.
2002 – Qualified sixth, finished third and set the fastest lap.
2003 – Qualified fifth and finished fifth.
2004 – Qualified third and finished sixth.
2005 – Qualified fifteen, finished tenth and set the sixth fastest lap.
2006 – Qualified ninth and finished ninth.
2007 – Qualified sixteen and finished thirteenth.

One win, one podium, four points finishes and five fastest laps: David clearly knows his way around here. My only concern is the lack of pace since his switch to Red Bull, but Dietrich Mateschitz’s team look a different proposition these days, currently lying fourth in the Constructors race. Team boss Christian Horner has revealed that they are targeting sixth position here and with Coulthard outpacing his team mate in both Friday practice sessions I am happy to take Extrabet’s 9/4.


Written by f1punter

June 20, 2008 at 8:50 pm

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  1. […] Alonso took this accolade it was again Mark Webber who followed him home. We have already got David Coulthard covered with a points finish, but at 13/2 Mark Webber must be worth a shot with each-way terms available for those that are […]

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