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April 4th, 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Online betting site Betfred have a great money back special running for Bahrain Grand Prix betting this weekend. It has been a fantastic start to the new season and the new rule changes for Mercedes, with Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton occupying the top two spots in the Drivers’ World Championship standings after two races. It was Rosberg who took a win in the opening race of the season in Australia, with Hamilton taking the chequered flag ahead of his team mate at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
With the two of them completely in a league of their own during Friday’s practice, it looks as if Hamilton really has the car behind him this season to be the outright favourite to land the title. However, there is a long way to go in the season of course, but Hamilton was fastest in Bahrain’s Friday practice ahead of Rosberg, and online betting site Betfred have a money back special running on him.
Lewis Hamilton is 4/7 favourite in Bahrain Grand Prix betting, with Rosberg at 2/1. The rest of the market then reads Sebastian Vettel at 14/1 and everyone else bar 25/1. For all the hopes that this season was going to be more competitive and less of a procession, it doesn’t look as if any other team has the means to get close to Mercedes at the moment.
However, this could be the week to try and have a longer shot at some value in the rest of the field, because with online bookmaker Betfred, you can back a selection in the outright winner market if your selection finishes 2nd to Lewis Hamilton, then they will refund your lost stake as a free bet up to £200!
March 13th, 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
The curtain raiser to the new F1 season will once again throw Australian Grand Prix betting the way of punters. It’s always trickier to make calls on race winners for the opening event of the season, simply because there is no form to go by, so you can’t see which cars are running well and who is trending. Because it is more of a crapshoot for your F1 betting off the starting line, it means that there is some fantastic value around, so there is good news.
2014 Australian Grand Prix Betting Odds at Bet365
Lewis Hamilton 7/4 (Mer), Nico Rosberg 7/2 (Mer), Fernando Alonso 9/1 (Fer), Felipe Massa 9/1 (Wil), Jenson Button 12/1 (McL), Sebastian Vettel 14/1 (Red), Kimi Raikkonen 16/1 (Fer), Valtteri Bottas 16/1 (Wil), Kevin Magnussen (McL) 16/1
The teams have rigorously been testing their new set ups, and of course new drivers, with the big move of Kimi Raikkonen joining Fernando Alonso at Ferrari this season. There are big chances to the F1 racing season this time around with new turbo hybrid engines, a reduction in the aerodynamic downforce and a fuel limit as well. It has all been designed to try and make the season more competitive, more evenly matched and hopefully keep excitement going to the final wire.
It is Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes who is trading as outright favourite for Australian Grand Prix betting at a price of 2/1 with Bet365. His Mercedes team has, for many, looked the most impressive car during testing and pundits seem to think that Hamilton is going to really be in the hunt for another World Championship title this year. Hamilton has actually been priced up as 9/4 favourite in 2014 F1 Drivers Championship betting with Bet365.
Hamilton also heads up the Pole Position market for Australian Grand Prix betting at 6/5 ahead of teammate Rosberg at 10/3. Sebastian Vettel is back at 11/1. What perhaps is one of the most exciting prospects of the new season is that the team which has been most dominant over the past few season, Red Bull, struggled through their testing. There was a lack of performance coming from their Renault engine and couldn’t seem to nail down any kind of reliability either. So Vettel’s shot at a fifth Drivers Championship in a row (4/1) doesn’t look immediately strong, and it could leave punters pondering over where to place their bets this term. But write Vettel and Red Bull off at your peril.
The Ferrari team have two world class drivers in their ranks now with Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen and that could either lead to some fantastic competitiveness internally, or it’ll tear the team apart. Still, it is a high quality pairing. Nico Rosberg should benefit from the quality that Mercedes have been showing through testing, while there has been a lot of talk about a big Williams revival as well as McLaren looking in decent shape.
2014 F1 Drivers Championship Betting Odds at Bet365
Lewis Hamilton 6/4, Sebastian Vettel 4/1, Nico Rosberg 5/1, Fernando Alonso 8/1, Kimi Raikkonen 14/1, Jenson Button 14/1, Kevin Magnusen 20/1, Felipe Massa 25/1, Daniel Ricciardo 50/1, Valtteri Bottas 50/1
March 13th, 2014 / paul - Category:
News that Michael Schumacher is showing signs of a recovery is the best possible on the eve of a new F1 season that promises more unknowns than a dinner date with master illusionist Dynamo.
There are some truly bizarre betting markets up and running, including whether Red Bull will actually manage to win a race in 2014. Surely their engineers can get their heads around the concept of eco-friendly engines and a cooling system that works? We’re certainly going to see a different side to Sebastian Vettel‘s temperament if testing is a reliable guide. The German has got used to winning in the best car but early signs are that he’s going to spend much of the next few months hitching a lift back to the pits. Red Bull just haven’t been able to get a handle on new regulations whereas some of their rivals have been positively glowing in the advent of the hybrid era. Sauber’s Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierrez have been racking up the miles, for example, though probably not as quickly as they would like. Force India have regularly topped the time-sheets in testing and there are high hopes that Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez can make a real impact on the Drivers’ Championship this season at a general 100/1 and 200/1 respectively while their team is 100/1 to spring a surprise in the Constructors’ Championship.
But I would expect Mercedes (10/11 with Ladbrokes and Skybet to win the Constructors’ Championship) to haul back any early advantage as the season progresses as the German constructor should be in their element with technology to the fore. Red Bull’s boss Christian Horner certainly believes that Mercedes could be in a league of their own this year once they’ve sorted out last-minute glitches and, in Lewis Hamilton, they have a driver who is more than capable of taking advantage with the right tools at his disposal. The Briton is a former world champion, of course, and naturally quick. He can also be ruthless and it’s no surprise that he is only a best 5/2 (bwin) to win this year’s Drivers’ Championship with Vettel now 21/5 on betfair in the light of Red Bull’s continuing problems – a fifth successive world title looks a very long way off. Hamilton’s stablemate Nico Rosberg is a general 11/2 with Ferrari‘s Fernando Alonso at 8/1 with BetVictor. McLaren‘s Jenson Button is 14/1 with bet365, BetVictor and William Hill and his rookie Danish team-mate Kevin Magnussen is 20/1 with Boylesports. The season gets underway at Albert Park in Melbourne this weekend.
October 28th, 2013 / paul - Category:
Sebastian Vettel became the youngest-ever driver to rack up four world titles in the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday, beating Michael Schumacher‘s previous record for the milestone by six years. With 36 career wins to his name, the German stands fourth on the all-time list and, still only 26, has so much time on his side that Formula One’s records are surely there for the taking as long as Red Bull continues to dominate the Constructors’ Championship.
Schumacher’s tallies of seven world titles and 91 grand prix wins are formidable targets for Vettel to aim at but the general consensus of opinion is that he is still nowhere near his prime – he has only been racing for seven years at the highest level – and could be regarded as one of the all-time greats by the time he calls it a day.
Vettel’s win on Sunday was his sixth in succession and his 10th overall this season. He has his critics and his antics at the Malaysian Grand Prix earlier this year won’t have gained him many new fans but it just shows how competitive he can be, even against team-mates. He is just 6/4 with Ladbrokes to win the last three grand prix of the year, despite already being out of sight of his rivals, and the same firm make him just 5/1 to overtake Schumacher’s total of seven world titles and 14/1 to beat his fellow German’s 91 career victories. If you think Vettel will continue his domination in 2014, BetVictor will lay you 11/8 that he win’s a fifth World Driver’s Championship (he is only 5/6 at William Hill). Lewis Hamilton is expected to be his biggest rival and is 9/2 with Paddy Power and bwin. Fernando Alonso is 11/2 with the latter.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is next up for Formula 1 fans and Vettel is once again a hot favourite (a best 5/11 with 888sport). He’s already won the race twice in the four years since it’s been part of the F1 calendar, though had to settle for third last year at the Yas Marina circuit behind Kimi Raikkonen. The Finn is a general 22/1 to stage an encore in his Lotus.
October 9th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
The procession that the 2013 F1 Season betting has become heads to Japan on the weekend. Germany’s Sebastian Vettel is within sight of his fourth Drivers’ Title in a row now. Vettel can win the title again on Sunday if he takes a victory at Suzuka while main challenger Fernando Alonso in his Ferrari finishes lower than eighth. Fans of the sport have started to turn on Red Bull’s Vettel because of how easily he racking up the points. It’s gotten predictable, boring to some. But credit is due to the man, who once again has simply been too immense for the rest of the field.
Vettel has now racked up wins in the last four races of the season, five in the last six, to stretch his lead at the top of the standings. He’ll naturally be running as odds on favourite for the 2013 Japanese Grand Prix betting, trading at a price of 4/7 with online betting site Bet Victor. Just to put his dominance into perspective, Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes, which is nowhere near as fast as the Red Bull, is back at 7/1 with the bookmaker to win. So you can think that only a retirement will stop Vettel from winning at Suzuka on Sunday.
2013 Japanese Grand Prix Betting Odds at online betting site Bet Victor
Sebastian Vettel 4/7, Lewis Hamilton 13/2, Fernando Alonso 7/1, Kimi Raikkonen 10/1, Mark Webber 14/1
So, for your 2013 Japan Grand Prix betting the best way to go may well to go and have a look at the Without Vettel Market where there is much better value around. This is because it is going to boil down to a shot between Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, both priced at 11/4 with Bet Victor, without Vettel. Naturally the Spaniard Alonso in his Ferrari is going to make the sounder option, with three second place finishes in the last four races of the season. Hamilton has managed one third place in those same races, so lean towards the Ferrari man.
Helping Vettel’s favourites in this race at Suzuka, is the fact that he has won three of the last four races held at the circuit. Wherever you look there is just more and more reason to support Vettel’s favouritism. The only man breaking that run was Jenson Button, but he’s so far out of the competitive picture this season, he’s barely worth a mention. Alonso has won this race twice before, all the way back in 2008 and in 2006, the latter being at Suzuka. Another man in the field who is a previous winner of this race is Kimi Raikkonen, who took the chequered flag first at Suzuka in 2005.
It could be worth looking at Raikkonen for some extra value in the Japanese Grand Prix Without Vettel market for odds of 4/1 with Bet Victor. The Finnish driver took second place in South Korea last weekend. Beyond that it is a little hard to see value anywhere. There has been a big shift back towards Sebastian Vettel in the Pole Position betting market as well, with the German at odds on 4/7 favourite, with the competitive Hamilton back out at 3/1 now.
So it could be another procession for the season in Japan on Sunday. For your F1 betting would lean more heavily towards the outright winner market without Vettel.
October 3rd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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It is double delight time for your F1 Grand Prix betting this week at online betting site BetFred. Once again the highly rated bookmaker offers the chance at picking up some extra profit for your F1 betting as the Korean Grand Prix swings into action over the weekend. Yet again the title looks as if it heading towards the hands of Sebastian Vettel this season, holding a sixty point lead in the Drivers’ World Championship over Fernando Alonso. It looks to be becoming so easy for Vettel that he is getting booed on the podium for the predictability of race outcomes.
Still, hard to knock a champion and it could be worth focusing on him in the Betfred Korean Grand Prix betting promotion. If your driver finishes first ands ets the fastest lap time in the race, then the highly popular bookmaker will double the odds of your winning selection in the outright market!
This does apply to bets taken before the start of the race on Sunday and the maximum returns is £1000 per customer per match. So will Red Bull’s Vettel be able to keep up his storming form for the season and do a race double? The German driver has won two of the three previous editions of the race and it is his team mate Mark Webber in the Red Bull who holds the lap record at the Korea International Circuit.
With Vettel having won the last three races in the 2013 F1 season (Belgium, Italy and Singapore) then he is the top man trading at odds of 4/6 to take the victory on Sunday, priced well short of the rest of the field, with the nearest contender being Fernando Alonso back at odds of 5/1 with Betfred. Vettel is also trading at odds on favourite in the Pole Position market as well at 4/6, ahead of Lewis Hamilton at odds of 5/2 with the bookmaker to take the front of the grid.
All the form looks to be with Vettel. Winner of the last two Korean Grands Prix, bang in form for this season and just monotonously delivering. It’ll take a brave punter to go against him at the moment, and the only other man to have won the Korean Grand Prix has been Fernando Alonso who took the inaugural race back in 2010. Take advantage of the great Korean Grand Prix betting promotion at BetFred, who also offer a great free bet bonus on new account sign ups.
Korean Grand Prix Outright Winner Odds at BetFred
Sebastian Vettel 4/6, Fernando Alonso 5/1, Lewis Hamilton 11/2, Kimi Raikkonen 10/1, Nico Rosberg 12/1, Romain Grosjean 40/1, Mark Webber 40/1
Korean Grand Prix Pole Position Odds at BetFred
Sebastian Vettel 4/6, Lewis Hamilton 5/2, Nico Rosberg 5/1, Mark Webber 10/1, Fernando Alonso 25/1
September 20th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Singapore Grand Prix betting is next on the calendar for the F1 season, which is looking in danger of just becoming a bit of a procession. The biggest news in the build up to the next race of the season, is that Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen will be joining Fernando Alonso at Ferrari next season in a big shake up. So is the arrival of one of the most consistent drivers in the sport a bit of an insult to the Spaniard?
It could certainly serve to be a motivation for Alonso to put in a big weekend in Singapore, as the season heads out of Europe. Alonso has tracked home in second place in the last two races of the season, finishing behind Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel on both occasions. But can the Ferrari driver serve up something special and land his third win of the season after taking early victories in the Chinese and Spanish Grands Prix?
Just in case Fernando Alonso manages to prove a big point to his team that he is still going to be the number one driver there, online betting site Betfred have a great Singapore Grand Prix Money Back Special running this weekend. Back a driver in the outright winner market and if your selection finishes second to Fernando Alonso in the Singapore Grand Prix, then the bookmaker will refund your losing stake as a free bet up to £200.
This means that there would be great value in Sebastian Vettel, who goes off as favourite for the race at 11/8 with BetFred. Three times World Champion Sebastian Vettel has now taken three wins in the last four races as he guns for his fourth title in a row. The German goes into this one 53 points clear of nearest challenger Alonso in the Drivers’ championship, and the form that the Red Bull driver is hitting, is immense. To add to his favouritism, he has won the last two editions of the event as well, so he is going to take some stopping.
But Alonso himself does have a bit of history in Singapore, winning in 2008 and 2009 since the race was reinstalled. But without a win recently this season, and what must be demoralising second-place finishes to Vettel, Alonso really must be hungry for a win, especially with the news that he will be pairing up with Raikkonen next season. The only other driver to win the Singapore Grand Prix since it was revived in 2008 has been Lewis Hamilton, who took the win in 2009 in his McLaren.
The British driver has shown glimpses of promise this season in his Mercedes, taking that famous win at the Hungarian Grand Prix. In the two races following that, he managed just a third in Belgium and a 9th at the Italian Grand Prix. It may not be worth opposing Sebastian Vettel in the race outright, but Lewis Hamilton goes as a 6/4 joint favourite shot to post the fastest qualifying time, an area in which the Briton has excelled this season.
It will be mightily interesting to see what Kimi Raikkonen now produces for the rest of the season. It probably doesn’t look that good to warrant in backing for the race. He has complained that he hasn’t been paid by Lotus and that is what has forced him to look for the move and join up with Ferrari. So is he really going to be putting his best foot forward now for his current team? Or will the professional in him want to prove to Ferrari what an asset they will be getting?
2013 Singapore Grand Prix Betting Odds at BetFred
Sebastian Vettel 11/8, Fernando Alonso 4/1, Lewis Hamilton 4/1, Kimi Raikkonen 10/1, Mark Webber 10/1, Nico Rosberg 14/1
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September 5th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
2013 Italian Grand Prix Betting Info
With Sebastian Vettel seemingly on his way to yet another World Title, the F1 betting action returns this weekend with the Italian Grand Prix. It was another win for the German last time out in Belgium and with Vettel having won two of the last five editions of the Italian Grand Prix, it’s little surprise to see who is at the head of the market again.
Latest Tournament Betting Prices at online bookmaker BetFred
Sebastian Vettel 13/8, Fernando Alonso 3/1, Lewis Hamilton 4/1, Nico Rosberg 10/1, Kimi Raikkonen 10/1, Mark Webber 12/1
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2013 Italian Grand Prix Betting Favourite
Sebastian Vettel is favourite to take the chequered flag first in Italy on Sunday and there is little to suggest it is going to be worth going against him. Vettel has won two of the last three Grands Prix for the season, taking the titles in Germany and then Belgium, with a third place finish in Hungary sandwiched in between there. Still, running at a positive 13/8 in the Italian Grand Prix outright winner market, he is worth having a flutter on. But there is a trend going with Vettel at the moment, as he has started the last three races from second on the grid. Historically he has been a monster at claiming pole positions, but it hasn’t been the case this year, so it may be worth going against him in that market. The Red Bull driver won the Italian Grand Prix in 2008 and most recently in 2011. Struggled here last year as he only went from fifth on the grid and retired after 47 laps with an alternator problem.
2013 Italian Grand Prix Betting Tips:
Lewis Hamilton could be the one to watch again this one, in an attempt to try and keep things exciting at the top of the F1 Drivers World Championship. Hamilton in his McLaren last year, took pole position here and cruised away to a dominant win. The British Mercedes driver has been punching above his weight for many people this year, crowned with a win at the Hungarian Grand Prix. He followed that up with third place on the podium in Belgium back at the end of August. His win last year at the Italian Grand Prix has been the only one of his career, still, at a price of Evens for a Podium Finish this time around, he looks pretty dependable for that.
Fernando Alonso has always enjoyed racing in Italy and is trading a little bit stronger in the 2013 Italian Grand Prix markets than Hamilton is. Alonso took third place here last year, and like Vettel he is a two time winner of the race. The Spaniard took the 2007 title and most recently in 2010 with a Ferrari drive. Granted he has looked a bit patchy this season, the car he is driving not quite up to the mark for some reason after promising so much ahead of the new season. But it is his history in Italy which is going to make him a reasonable shout, but it means that he is short value in a podium finish and an unlikely outsider to grab a pole. Is a very tempting 3/1 though to win outright.
The main challengers beyond that to make some kind of headway on the weekend are going to be the usual faces of Kimi Raikkonen and Nico Rosberg in their Lotus and Mercedes respectively. Raikkonen seems to have been back in the groove a little bit better lately after a midseason slump, but is still lacking that edge to really go out and get a win, not as long as Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton are in the mix. Nico Rosberg is probably only going to be real value in the Italian Grand Prix Pole position betting market, where he could spring a surprise in his Mercedes.
August 23rd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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Will Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel be able to push himself on towards yet another world title? After dominating the second practice in Belgium, the German is running as favourite to take the win. Lewis Hamilton got his first win in his new Mercedes drive last time out, beating Kimi Raikkonen into second, with Vettel taking third in Hungary. There could be value in taking the coverage on offer for your Race Winner at Bet Victor, especially with all of the problems that teams seem to be having with tyres this season. Two more big failures by the Pirelli tyres came in Belgian GP practice, prompting drivers to seek assurance about their safety. A blow out at anytime could be costly.
2013 Belgian Grand Prix Race Winner Odds at Bet Victor
Sebastian Vettel 13/8, Lewis Hamilton 3/1, Kimi Raikkonen 7/1, Fernando Alonso 7/1, Mark Webber 11/1, Nico Rosberg 10/1
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August 3rd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
2013 Belgian Grand Prix betting will be the next big thing on the calendar year, although the F1 season takes around a month’s break between the Hungarian Grand Prix and the Belgian Grand Prix itself. The 2013 Beligan Grand Prix will run on August 25th.
The conclusion of the Hungarian Grand Prix threw some punters into action for Belgian Grand Prix betting though, as Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes was perceived to have made a major move in making a title challenge. There has been a lot of praise for Hamilton in his Mercedes after winning at the Hungaroring, all after taking what the team considered to be a surprise Pole Position there. So now, just as three time Champion Sebastian Vettel looked to be running away with things, the season received a shake up. Or did it really?
2013 Belgian Grand Prix Outright Winner Odds at Betting Site Betfred
Sebastian Vettel 6/4, Lewis Hamilton 7/2, Kimi Raikkonen 6/1, Fernando Alonso 7/1, Nico Rosberg 8/1
It was a first win in the Mercedes for Hamilton and suddenly he is being sees as Vettel’s main contender for the F1 Drivers’ title. But let’s not get too carried away here, because heading to the Belgian Grand Prix, Red Bull Driver Vettel still has a 48 point lead over the Englishman. Not only that, there are still the factors of Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso between them as well. But Hamilton’s win was good for British supporters of F1 and he will naturally carry some momentum and backing forward to the 2013 Belgian Grand Prix betting. So there really should be more attention on him getting podium finishes really, as opposed to making a dramatic run to the F1 title.
Anyone thinking about Lewis Hamilton Belgian Grand Prix betting can take heart as well that the former World Champion won the 2010 edition of the race. While Hamilton talks down the chances of winning the Driers Championship this year, saying that it’s too early to think about that, he probably has a point. Vettel is such a strong 1/4 favourite with online betting site Betfred for example, with the rest of the contenders 10/1 and longer, it’s unlikely anyone will stop Vettel from winning his fourth F1 Drivers title in a row. The factor here is that Vettel will get podium finishes more often than not, even when he’s not winning, just as he did in Hungary when he finished third. He has finished on the podium in all but three of the ten races ran this season.
So Vettel will likely keep getting the points, and they will come easer than Hamilton’s will. So there is little suggestion to fluctuate from anything but Vettel winning. He is also the favourite at online betting site Betfred to win the Belgian Grand Prix, trading at around 7/4 to take the win, ahead of the 3/1 placed on second favourite Lewis Hamilton for the race. Is this just going to be a straight forward two horse race though? Given the fact that Hamilton has been getting increasingly impressive in qualification, he and Vettel are both strong in that area of Belgian Grand Prix betting. It will be tough to split the two of them there in that market.
Vettel, like Hamilton has won the Belgian Grand Prix before, taking the title back in 2011. With Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen returning to form with back to back second place finishes for the season, the Finnish driver could be worth a look. He has a great record in the Belgian Grand Prix, winning in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2009. With just one win and five second place finishes for the season so far though, Raikkonen may be better value to look at in the Podium Finish market where you may be able to take odds around Evens for that.
So while people may be thinking to write Lewis Hamilton off from the F1 Drivers Championship, he shouldn’t be for your 2013 Belgian Grand Prix betting.