Formula 1: Against The Odds

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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…


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

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

Sepang Safety Cars

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Charlie Whiting and Bernd MaylanderA difference of opinion between two bookmakers has lead to that all too rare event of a 100% book in the Safety Car market for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix. That means that you could back both outcomes and be guaranteed not to lose any money. More pertinently, it means that if you have an opinion in this market, then you can back it safe in the knowledge that you are not paying a margin to the bookmaker. Continue reading…

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April 1, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Suzuka Safety Car Scarcity

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This weekend sees Formula 1 make a welcome return to the more familiar surroundings of the Suzuka International Racing Circuit. As well as representing one of the more traditional races on the calendar, it gives us the opportunity to analyse historical data and identify trends. Continue reading…

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September 30, 2009 at 6:16 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…

Safety Car Statistics Bet

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First things first: I’m not going to try to predict the weather for this weekend. The Spa Francochamps circuit is acknowledged for having its own micro-climate and there have been times where it has felt like that particular corner of Belgium was the only place in Western Europe where rain was falling. A little bit of inclement weather would certainly help anyone interested in this bet though: Continue reading…

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August 27, 2009 at 7:33 pm