Formula 1

British Grand Prix 2015

Up all night to get lucky? Try letting F1 put you to sleep. Betting on Formula 1 is a little bit like betting on two flies racing up a wall, albeit a little less exciting. Mercedes two drivers have won seven out of eight this season, the only blip being in the searing heat of Malaysia. In qualifying, they are even more dominant, with a 100% record of securing pole. Given every race this season has been won from the front row, the odds of an upset are slimmer than Lewis Hamilton’s latest model lovelie. If there is to be one, perhaps Hamilton’s celeb-filled lifestyle could be a factor. Having morphed from a dull, tax-dodger from Stevenage, into the best... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2015
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Formula 1 2015 – Two to Watch

Him or Him In a world where sports are sometimes quite literally having to take their clothes off to add some excitement, it is nothing short of a miracle that Formula 1 survives. Watching cars whizz round a dull track in a predictable order seems immune from other sports’ inability to attract the modern two-second-attention-span audience. Maybe the whole thing is just one big ponzi scheme, and Bernie Ecclestone will spend the rest of his life inside. We can but hope. So which of the two Mercedes drivers will do the whole tedious thing quicker than the other. Testing suggests it will boil down to either Hamilton or Rosberg – in Barcelona, Rosberg’s 1m 22.8s and Lewis Hamilton’s 1m 23.0s... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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German GP 2014

The Formula One season arrives in Germany this weekend and it’s the year of Hockenheim which now alternates annually with Nurbugring. Fernando Alonso is a 50/1 shot with Bet365 despite having three previous victories on the circuit to his name, including the two most recent, in 2010 and 2012. However with no wins yet this season it could be too much for the Ferrari driver to take first spot. We like Alonso for a podium finish however and will back him at 7/2 with Ladbrokes. Take that 50/1 each way (first two places) for a speculative punt in case he snatches second. The two Mercedes drivers, Rosberg and Hamilton lead the way at the top of the standings and it’ll... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, July 18th, 2014
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F1 2014

After Senna and Schumacher’s mishaps, dare Vettel attempt to become a legend? Although a hot favourite for the 2014 F1 crown, all doesn’t seem well in the world of Lewis Hamilton. The problem is the man just lacks caution, both on and away from the track. Two years or so ago, Hamilton was at a pre-season media day when he revealed that his McLaren was likely to be off the pace that season. Hardly the stuff employers want to hear. Yet he seems once more to be playing down his chances with this year’s Mercedes, and that cannot be ignored. This is going to be a bizarre year in F1, because the green lobby have been meddling. As we all... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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British GP 2013

The 2012 British Grand Prix is best remembered for being the day Andy Murray blubbered his way to affection down in SW19, but thankfully the sporting gods have saved us that particular double booking this year, as Vettel, Alonso, Raikkonen and their colleagues do battle at Silverstone on middle Sunday. Whilst usually this time of year is reserved for rumours of driver discontent, this time around all the attention has been on arguments about tyres, debates on what sort of testing has been going on mid season as well as uncertainty on financial agreements and disagreement on rules for next season. With last years British GP winner Mark Webber announcing his retirement on Thursday it’ll be his final opportunity to... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 27th, 2013
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British Grand Prix 2012

Nation busy washing their hair… Well done Formula One. Not content with proposing that future British Grand Prix will take place inside Harrod’s or something, you now decide to schedule your showpiece race of the year, on the same day as a historic Wimbledon final. Well done indeed. The fact that nobody at all will care come Sunday is a pity, given what a sensational F1 season it has been to date. It is almost as if Sky have been rigging it to guarantee some excitement in their first season showing the sport. That Fernando Alonso, an 80/1 shot at the start of the year, sits atop of the F1 Championship, shows just what a punters’ bonanza it has been.... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, July 6th, 2012
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Its GO GO GO

3 Rules for Betting on the F1 season. At this point last year we were promised all sorts of change and unpredictability in Formula One, but what we got was even more predictable than the outcome of an Andy Murray Grand Slam Final. The German Vettel is favourite again this year, but we think it’ll be closer than many expect. Here are a few tips to help your F1 2012 betting. Generally speaking, don’t underestimate the importance of the first race of the season. In five of the last six years, the winner of the first race of the season has gone on to win the Championship. The only opening winner since 2006 who didn’t go on to win was... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
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