F1Punter

Formula 1: Against The Odds

Singapore Shock

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A new track, under lights, with the safety car likely and thunderstorms forecast: a favourite might win, but backing them in these conditions at the usual odds makes little appeal. Instead I’m going look to two drivers who I believe have the ability (and form) to capitalise.

Fernando Alonso has been running well. Damp conditions have contributed to him to claiming three top four finishes in his last four races. Renault have kept developing their car in a bid to hold on to Alonso for another year and this race will see their final batch of upgrades for 2008 applied to the R28. For me, Alonso remains the most talented all-round driver in the field and that makes him best equipped to deal with whatever situation is thrown at him. BetFred and Totesport both have Alonso priced at 40/1, the latter with each way terms. BetFred offer a stand out 6/1 about a podium finish.

Sebastian Vettel owes me nothing now, but I’m going back to the well again. His wet weather driving is proven as ridiculously good and his Toro Rosso has improved beyond all recognition. The team has collected nineteen points in the last three races! The 6/1 for a podium as tipped up by Tom Millard has gone, but BetFred are persisting with their 40/1 outright. I think that the bookmakers are underestimating him.

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Written by f1punter

September 25, 2008 at 10:33 pm

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  1. Edited: Hmm, might have got a little carried away with STR’s points there!

    F1Punter

    September 26, 2008 at 11:39 am

  2. Good call!!!
    Hope you were talking about race win odds there. Funny because he was heading for his worst race of the year, but then thats why backing the favourites in races like this is worthless as you said.

    John

    September 28, 2008 at 2:35 pm

  3. Some of both thanks John. Also managed a bit of trading around the second safety car to add a little on top.

    f1punter

    September 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm


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