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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…


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

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

Podium Punts for Unpredictable Spa

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An extremely interesting qualifying session has blown the markets wide open for tomorrow’s race. I’m writing this before the fuel weights are out, but I’m already pretty pleased with my Raikkonen bet. If he can gain a couple of places in the opening laps – utilising his KERS – then I think that he is well placed for a podium finish (unexpected Spa Francochamps occurrences withstanding). Continue reading…

Kimi and KERS to Collect at Spa

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Kimi Raikkonen likes it at Spa Francochamps: a proper racetrack for a proper drivers. Last year it looked like he was going to make it four wins on the trot at the Belgian circuit, before crashing out on the penultimate lap as the rain began to fall. Continue reading…

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August 27, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Another Podium Possibility

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At Betfair odds of 43/1, I reckon that Timo Glock has a much better chance of making the Podium in Hungary than the price would imply. Continue reading…

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July 23, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Hungary for Success

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With the likelihood that at least one of the Red Bull cars will be disadvantaged by having to run in dirty air and neither Button nor Barrichello dominating in the way that they did earlier in the season, I wonder whether we might see an unfamilliar face standing on the podium this weekend? Continue reading…

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July 21, 2009 at 5:17 pm