Formula 1: Against The Odds

Return of the Mac

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We are only just into the build up for Qualifying and already I’m betting on the race winner. Foolish? Probably. But perhaps this might be the last chance for some value.

Lewis Hamilton can be backed at 16/1 with William Hill to win tomorrow’s race. It is not controversial to state that this has been a difficult start to the season for Hamilton, but with Ron Dennis announcing his departure, could this weekend mark a turning point for McLaren and Lewis?

I’ve come up with this short list of what Hamilton has going for him this weekend:

  • He is driving one of only three cars fitted with KERS, presumably because McLaren believe that they possess a system that will give them an advantage.
  • McLaren are one of the few teams to successfully modify their diffuser in time for this race.
  • He won this race last year.

After being fastest in Free Practice 1, FP2 took a bit of the wind out the sails of a revival. However third fastest in FP3 must give McLaren hope that they are starting to find the right track. The reason I fancy a bet today, is simply because I think that the team from Woking are first out of the blocks in trying to claw back the advantage that the DDD3 have held so far.

I imagine that few people thought that Hamilton would be available at this kind of price for a race victory as he was on his way to being crowned World Champion last year. I don’t think that we should be too quick to write-off all of the skills that he demonstrated during the course of that season.


Written by f1punter

April 18, 2009 at 5:54 am

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