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Hungary For Inspiration

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Thunder please!For the second race running, I’m staring blankly at the F1 markets with seemingly no value to be found. Perhaps I need the mid-season break as much as the teams. Facing the prospect of the Hungaroring, I can’t be the only one hoping for dark, thundery skies when the television coverage starts. In the absence of any inspiration from me, I recommend checking out Scott Ferguson’s F1 preview; the most interesting I’ve found this weekend.


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August 1, 2010 at 11:19 am

Posted in 2010, F1, formula 1, Hungarian GP

British Bits And Bobs

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SiverstoneWith this weekend’s race looking like little more than a battle between the Red Bulls, I’ve been ploughing through the statistics to see if there is anything that stands out. Continue reading…

Renault Flying in Race Trim

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KubicaIf world championship points were awarded for the top-ten fastest laps of the race, rather than finishing positions, Robert Kubica would be fourth in the world championship. Prior to Monaco, he would have been just eighth. In the last three grand prix, Renault have set the second fastest lap of the race in Monaco and the fastest laps in both Turkey and Canada. The yellow car certainly flies in race trim. Continue reading…

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June 27, 2010 at 11:22 am

Red Bull Return In Qualifying

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Red BullsSaturdays in 2010 have been all about one team. Although Lewis Hamilton may have taken pole position last time out in Canada, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel still managed second and third on the grid, despite opting to qualify on the harder compound tyre. For me, that is hardly a crashing fall from the the form that has seen them dominate Q3 so far this season; taking all of the previous seven pole positions. Continue reading…

Carnage in Canada

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ButtonIn the eleven races held at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve since I started keeping my records, there have been seventeen safety cars deployed. Only three of those races have seen no safety car at all. Statistically that is more often than any other circuit bar Melbourne, including Monaco.
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June 5, 2010 at 9:48 am

On The Button In Turkey

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ButtonIt has been a testing week. I entered it knowing exactly how I wanted to play things, by backing Massa to outpoint Alonso before the media previews drew attention to his record around the Turkish circuit. Unfortunately with so few firms pricing up the head-to-heads early and so little liquidity on Betfair, by Thursday I had decided to cancel my unmatched bets and sit things out until the race. Alonso failing to make Q2 – a surprise to me – Continue reading…

Alonso Gamble In Monte Carlo

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MonacoThe starting point for any Monaco GP betting is the Safety Car. Not only its appearance, but the influence that it will have on the race. One common mistake that people make is assuming that the Safety Car is omnipresent at Monaco. In fact it has only been deployed seven times in the last twelve years and in just five of those twelve races. Continue reading…

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May 16, 2010 at 11:10 am