Formula 1: Against The Odds

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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…


Pre-season Testing: Winners and Losers

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The old adage states that analysis of lap times from pre-season is meaningless; set on unknown levels of fuel, without scrutineering and in the pursuit of unclear objectives. Yet despite this, it is only natural that we try to rationalise what we see happening. The internet has been buzzing for the last few weeks with coverage and discussion about individual driver and team’s performances at the three Spanish facilities Continue reading…

Back To The Future In Brazil

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I’ve been scanning through the prices for this weekend in the hope that something leaps off the page. Unfortunately, Brazil doesn’t seem to be a circuit where opportunities are immediately apparent. This caused me to go back and have a look to see if there was anything that was spotted last year that may still be valid. Continue reading…

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October 15, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Glorious British Webber

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A few people will know that I backed Mark Webber in qualifying at Silverstone last year at odds of 150/1. With just one driver left out on track at the end of the session, the Australian was on provisional pole. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be, but the bet has stuck in my mind ever since. Continue reading…

Sports Personality of the Year

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Two prices – about which Ladbrokes are top-priced amongst the fixed-odds firms – caught my eye this evening: Continue reading…

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June 7, 2009 at 6:42 pm


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At the risk of following them over a cliff (in which case I would need wings), I’m having another dash at the Red Bulls this weekend. Continue reading…

Barcelona Hat Tricks

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No, not Henry or Messi for a change; I’m looking at the Win, Pole and Fastest Lap market. There is definitely something about the Circuit de Catalunya that allows one driver to dominate a weekend. Since 1997, one driver has claimed all three prizes on no less than seven occasions: Continue reading…