Formula 1: Against The Odds

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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

Sutil Difference In Strategy

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It was interesting to note that in today’s Q3 Qualifying session, nine out of the ten drivers opted to go for the Super Soft Bridgestone tyre and chase the best possible grid slot. The exception was Adrian Sutil. Force India had been muted in the build up to the weekend as one of the teams that could possibly upset the status quo at the front of the field. This decision to deviate from the norm simply makes that possibility more intriguing. Continue reading…

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March 13, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Fuelled To The Finish

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Felipe MassaOne of the most intriguing rule changes for the 2010 has been the ban on refuelling. At first glance that would seem to indicate nothing more than shorter, simpler pit-stops and the increased challenge for the driver of handling a car with a massively different weight profile throughout the race.

Closer inspection reveals some technical challenges too, Continue reading…

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March 12, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Back To The Front in Brazil

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After yesterday’s eventful qualifying session, we are left with starting grid that few would have predicted. The headlines will focus on Barrichello finally turning up at his home circuit and Button handling the pressure like only a Brit knows how, but it is the performance of some of the supporting cast that I think gives the best opportunity make some money from the race. Continue reading…

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October 18, 2009 at 11:18 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…

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…

Strategy Points to Glock

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Timo Glock has made up a net forty-nine positions in ten Grand Prix so far this season. This has been achieved through a strategy of qualifying outside of the top-ten, fuelling heavily and then picking off rivals as they stop for fuel. Continue reading…

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August 23, 2009 at 11:19 am