Formula 1: Against The Odds

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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…


From Lights to Flag in Spain

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Circuit de CatalunyaThe Circuit de Catalunya is renowned for being processional. It is the circuit that the teams know best, where car set-up should be as close to optimal as possible and where the layout provides such limited opportunities for passing. This puts more emphasis on qualifying position than any circuit that we have visited so far this season. Continue reading…

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May 8, 2010 at 9:51 am

Finger on the Button at Monza

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Kimi Raikkonen’s use of his Kinetic Energy Recovery System – or KERS as it is widely known – was largely responsible for us turning a healthy profit at the last round of the World Championship in Belgium. It looks like the device again has a role to play this weekend, particularly in qualifying. Continue reading…

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…

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…

Red Bull gives you wins (in Qualifying)

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The prices are just being updated following Free Practice 3 and unsurprisingly there is not a huge amount of support for either Webber or Vettel in the Pole Position market after their respective fifteenth and sixteenth place finishes. Continue reading…

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April 18, 2009 at 4:38 am

Chinese Grand Prix Data Sheet

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pdf-icon.jpg The return of the Grand Prix data sheet… Still not a lot of historical data to go on I’m afraid, but at least the 2008 season data is pretty comprehensive now.

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October 16, 2008 at 11:52 pm