British GP 2013

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 27th, 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 add to the success he’s had here in recent years. A winner also in 2010, and podium finishes in 2009 and 2011 he’s a 10.5 shot with Betfair to repeat the success. We’d rather back him to sign off in the UK with a podium finish at 2.62 with Betfair.

Vettel, who leads the Championship by 36 points is unsurprisingly favourite, but we think there’s value in the Finn Kimi Raikkonen, who desperately needs a win to get back into contention in the Championship race. Lotus, as we’ve seen in recent weeks, often have their worst results on the street circuits and their tyres should give him every chance of success this weekend especially if the claims Lotus’s track operations director Alan Permane are true, that the recent advances they’ve made to the car are the biggest step forward of the year. At 10.0 to win the race, 2.82 for the podium and a mighty 36 for a speculative yet value pole position, the Finn is the man to back this weekend.

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