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May 11th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
It is off to Spain this weekend as F1 betting races back into action for the Spanish Grand Prix. There will naturally be a lot of attention being placed on home grown talent Fernando Alonso in his Ferrari. It has been a long time since the Spaniard has stood on top of the podium at his home race. The only time he has tasted success was back in 2006 when he was driving for Renault. He could do with a win as he is already trailing Drivers’ World Championship leader Sebastian Vettel by thirty points. Alonso’s big moment in the early stages of the 2013 F1 season came at the Chinese Grand Prix when he put in a dominant drive to finish comfortably ahead of Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen. But that was only his second podium finish out of the four races this season. But Alonso’s Ferrari was showing a lot of speed and promise during practice.
2013 Spanish Grand Prix Outright Winner betting at online bookmaker BetFred
Fernando Alonso 2/1, Sebastian Vettel 9/4, Kimi Raikkonen 5/1, Mark Webber 12/1, Lewis Hamilton 14/1, Felipe Massa 16/1
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It could make Alonso some great value as favourite for the race, and starts at 2/1 with online bookmaker BetFred. But there is only narrow favouritism for the Ferrari driver in Spanish Grand Prix betting as Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel is breathing right down his neck. The German has taken three podium finishes this season, two of them victories. He put in a tremendously dominant run at the Bahrain Grand Prix in the last race, which could have ominous bearings for the rest of the title contenders. Vettel laid down an early mark on Friday’s practice, putting in the fastest time as well. It is likely that he’ll be very near, if not at the very front of the grid for the race (being 7/4 favourite at BetFred to take Pole Position) and that makes him a strong prospect. Vettel’s sole win at the Spanish Grand Prix came in the 2001 season.
Spanish Grand Prix Pole Position Betting Odds at online bookmaker BetFred
Sebastian Vettel 7/4, Fernando Alonso 11/4, Lewis Hamilton 4/1, Mark Webber 9/1
Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen is still chugging along, and he is a previous winner of the race, back in 2008 when he was with Ferrari. Raikkonen is just ten points adrift of leader Vettel this season, and genuinely looks to be the German’s main challenger. One win and two second place finishes this season has seen the Lotus deliver a lot of consistency and pace. Whether it is quite enough to get the beating of the Red Bull remains a big question though but he should be one of the front runners for 2013 Spanish Grand Prix betting.
Lewis Hamilton has been hearing all sorts of positivity from the Mercedes camp, who believe that they have enough time to still give the British number one a genuine title shot. They have certainly performed above and beyond what anyone had expected them to do so ahead of the season. The development has been more rapid than expected and Hamilton seems to be dragging the team forward by the scruff of its neck, putting in some gritty performances this season in taking a coupe of third place finishes to put himself third in the Drivers’ World Championship title after four races.
April 18th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
The Bahrain Grand Prix is dragging along its usual amount of controversies with it, following unrest in the kingdom. Fears over the security of drivers and team members continue to divide thoughts about the Bahrain Grand Prix and whether or not it should actually go ahead. But by holding the race, something which F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone doesn’t have a problem with, it does show some solidarity in the kingdom and that things could be getting back on track on there. But to the race itself, how is the the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix betting shaping up?
Bahrain Grand Prix Outright Winner Betting Odds at online bookmaker BetFred
Fernando Alonso 5/2, Sebastian Vettel 5/2, Kimi Raikkonen 7/2, Lewis Hamilton 10/1, Mark Webber 14/1, Nico Rosberg 16/1
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Alonso aims for fourth Bahrain title
After taking a win last week in China, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso starts as joint favourite with three time world champion Sebastian Vettel at a price of 5/2 with online bookmaker BetFredd. Alosno put in a tremendously composed and dominant drive in China last week, going from third on the grid to take the win. He never really looked troubled through the race and the Spaniard is a previous winner in Bahrain as well, taking three titles before. His last win came back in 2010, following successes at the Sakhir Grand Prix Circuit back in 2005 and 2006 when he was driving for Renault. So a pretty good track record for Alonso, who looked to have the speed and power to really compete for the title again with his performance in China. The Ferrari could well be on the right track here.
Title Defence for Vettel
Last year’s winner was Sebastian Vettel took a comfortable win over Kimi Raikkonen at the circuit last season, with Alonso finishing down in seventh. The Red Bull driver could well do with a repeat of something like that after failing to land a podium finish in China last weekend. He was frustrated into fourth spot by a resilient Lewis Hamilton last weekend, and holds just a three point lead at the top of the Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship from Raikkonen. Last week was the first of the three races that Vettel failed to get on the podium and you don’t imagine that he will stay from it for too long. So being the defending champion he is still going to be good value to back this week in Bahrain. If anyone is untroubled by circumstance, it is Vettel.
The other front runner is going to be Kimi Raikkonen with the Lotus looking pretty steady and competitive through the early stages of the 2013 season. Raikkonen has been on the podium twice in the three races so far, winning the season opener in Australia, and following Fernando Alonso home in second place at the Chinese Grand Prix last weekend. With a good running last season in Bahrain, a very comfortable second place from 11th on the grid, he should be a good contender for a top three finish this weekend.
Lewis Hamilton can’t be unhappy at what he has produced in his Mercedes this season. Even he had written off his chances at the start of the year but has put in some aggressive runs, getting the best out of the car. Didn’t have the speed to match up to the likes of Vettel, Alonso and Raikkonen in Shanghai, but he put in some great defensive work to hold off the Red Bull of Vettel in the final stages. A win may just be beyond the Mercedes at the moment, but could be worth looking at Hamilton for a podium finish again. Red Bull driver Mark Webber will start the Bahrain Grand Prix with a three place penalty on the grid after a collision with Toro Rosso last weekend.
Bahrain Grand Prix Pole Position Betting at online bookmaker BetFred
Not too surprisingly, it was Vettel who took pole last year in Bahrain, and he is an expert at getting to the front of the grid. He goes as outright favourite in this market at a price of 6/4 with BetFred, so a bit of positive value. Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes who took a great pole in China last week, and was second off the grid in last year’s Bahrain Grand Prix is going to be worth considering as well at odds of 3/1 with online bookmaker BetFred. Fernando Alonso looks the most likely candidate behind those two at 6/1.
April 13th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
The field is looking pretty open again for F1 betting as we head into the Chinese Grand Prix betting on Sunday. There was a good showing from Ferrari duo Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa during practice. Both could do with a win to boost their efforts in the early standings for the new season. Ferrari hasn’t won any of the last five editions of the race though, but regardless of all that, given the showing in practices it actually makes the Spaniard Fernando Alonso a great bet.
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2013 F1 Chinese Grand Prix Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet Victor
Fernando Alonso 10/3, Sebastian Vettel 7/2, Kimi Raikkonen 6/1, Lewis Hamilton 7/1, Nico Rosberg 13/2, Felipe Massa 9/1, Mark Webber 11/1, Jenson Button 28/1
Championship leader Sebastian Vettel has been in the spotlight of course this season, after he defied team order to beat Red Bull partner Mark Webber at the Malaysian Grand Prix to steal a win. The team has had a while to cool their jets but the rivalry could well disrupt their plans. Red Bull may well dial back on team orders anyway to try and smooth the waters, but still, it has been two top three finishes for Vettel this season. That of course makes him a threat and he is a previous winner of the race, taking the chequered flag first back in the 2009 edition. Naturally with his qualifying and race speed, he will be up there. Webber doesn’t look as much of a threat, not consistently quick enough to challenge even his own team mate often enough.
But the Mercedes drivers of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are going to be seriously worth looking at this weekend. They dominated the first day of practice and the Mercedes team is actually looking much more progressed than many, including Lewis Hamilton, expected them to be. Hamilton took a podium finish, and well deserved 3rd place at that at the Malaysian Grand Prix last time out and Rosberg in his Mercedes won the Chinese Grand Prix last year. You can then throw in the fact that Lewis Hamilton is only driver to have won the Chinese Grand Prix more than once, then the British driver actually makes a very strong bet here. Could this be the race where he really puts his Mercedes on the board?
Of the rest of the field, Kimi Raikkonen in his Lotus was looking like a big threat in Friday’s practice and with a win already under his belt, should be a consistent performer. Raikkonen has also been on the top of the podium at the Chinese Grand Prix before, winning the race in 2007 in his Ferrari. With the McLaren’s not looking as if they are going to carry much of a threat (despite winning three of the last five Chinese Grands Prix) Raikkonen could make some value for a podium finish. But the big threats so far look to be Alonso and Vettel, but the promise of the Mercedes duo could make the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix very interesting.
April 10th, 2013 / paul - Category:
Ahead of first practice for this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, there are encouraging noises coming out of the Mercedes garage and none of them can be attributed to the car.
Nico Rosberg won in Shanghai last year, Mercedes’ only victory in 2012, and the team have made an unexpectedly strong start to the new season when many were forecasting a few months of niggles and adjustments. Rosberg is 14/1 to repeat his heroics of 12 months ago with Betfred but is certainly worthy of consideration in the race to take the chequered flag as he’s led in all three previous Formula 1 races staged on the Shanghai International Circuit. But the German was half-a-second and one place behind team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Malaysia last month and there is no reason to believe that the Brit won’t come out on top again.
Hamilton also holds fond memories of China having won in Shanghai in 2011 for McLaren. The general 8/1 about Hamilton looks excellent value as there are signs that he’s already got to grips with his new car and is starting to enjoy himself. McLaren, themselves, believe they are about to turn the corner after a slow start to the new campaign but don’t expect any fireworks from Jenson Button just yet. He is a general 22/1 to win in Shanghai with Sebastian Vettel, unsurprisingly, again favourite at 2/1 with Betfred.
Formula 1 fans can hardly contain their excitement at the thought that the argument between the German and team-mate Mark Webber will be re-ignited in China following Vettel’s controversial victory in Malaysia, where he apparently ignored team orders and overtook Webber when the Aussie was heading for a deserved victory. There is no love lost between the two Red Bull drivers and it will be interesting to see what happens should the roles be reversed at any stage this season. Webber is 12/1 with betway to win in China.
Ferrari‘s Fernando Alonso has already shown that he’ll be a force again this year and is a general 4/1 to win in Shanghai, while Kimi Raikkonen is a general 7/1 having made a strong start in the Lotus. Raikkonen is currently second in the Drivers’ Championship and will be looking to strengthen his position. Red Bull are 13/10 with bwin to have the winning car but Mercedes must be a decent bet in this market at the 5/1 with BetVictor.
March 22nd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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It looks as if three tims World Champion Sebastian Vettel really has some competition on his hands this season. After taking a win in the opening race of the season in Australia, Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen was impressive again during practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. In the second practice, the Finnish driver edged out Red Bull’s Vettel, but only by a narrow margin. But again it shows the promise that the Lotus team have this season, looking very impressive and carrying good speed. It was a two stop strategy in Melbourne that won the day for Raikkonen last weekend, when his competitors all decided to go for a three stop. In the challenging Malaysian Grand Prix, there could be bigger concerns about being able to nurse the tyres to survive to the race.
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If the practices are anything to go by, then this should be a close race. If Raikkonen and Vettel occupy the front of the grid then it is a fair shout that it will be one of them who get all the way round. In conditions which produce severe tyre wear, will the steadier handling of Raikkonen just win out, or will the speed of the Red Bull take an advantage on an equal stop strategy? The Ferrari’s weren’t far behind the pace of Raikkonen or Vettel, with Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso taking the third and fourth fastest times in the second practice. The McLaren’s again struggled, with Jenson Button struggling to get inside the top ten fastest times. The new car was a couple of seconds off the pace at the Australian Grand Prix and the hope is that this season’s drive will get faster yet. Lewis Hamilton was also hovering around the lower end of the top ten fastest times as well, with the former Champion having already ruled out a title challenge this season.
A quick look back at the history sees Fernando Alonso as the reigning champion, finishing a couple of second ahead of Sergio Perez in his Sauber last season. Kimi Raikkonen did post the fastest lap time last season at the Malaysian Grand Prix. Red Bull’s Vettel has won two of the last three races, while Alonso has taken a hat trick of titles at the race. Kimi Raikkonen has also picked up a brace of wins at the event, most recently with Ferrari in 2009. All but one of the last five Malaysian Grands Prix have been won by either Red Bull or Ferrari.
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March 14th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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The first action of the 2013 F1 season is upon us as Australian Grand Prix betting takes precedence. Sebastian Vettel in his Red Bull goes into the season as favourite, as he goes in search of his fourth Drivers World Title. Lewis Hamilton has departed McLaren and takes on the challenge of the new season in his Mercedes, leaving Jenson Button (joined by new team mate Sergio Perez) as the primary McLaren driver. Will Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso be able to mount a bigger challenge for the title this term after looking good in what was a relatively slow car last season? With brand new cars for the Red Bull and Ferrari teams, the 2013 Australian Grand Prix will be a test for the teams to get the best out of their new set ups.
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2013 Australian Grand Prix Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet Victor
Sebastian Vettel 11/4, Fernando Alonso 5/1, Jenson Button 5/1, Lewis Hamilton 8/1, Kimi Raikkonen 8/1, Mark Webber 9/1, Sergio Perez 16/1
It is of course always worth looking at some history to help sway your betting decisions and it was Jenson Button who opened the season with a win in Australia last year. That was the third win at the Australian Grand Prix for Button in four seasons, so he has an impressive record there. Four of the last five Australian Grands Prix have been won by McLaren, so can Button, who was complaining that the revised McLaren that is he is running is an unknown force after pre-season testing, keep McLaren’s strong hand going in Melbourne?
The only one to break the McLaren’s dominance at the Australian Grand Prix recently has been Sebastian Vettel in his Red Bull. The German took the title in 2011, while Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso are the only other drivers in the field who have taken wins at the Australian Grand Prix before. Who will come out strongest in the opening race of the new F1 betting season? Take some outright betting coverage at online bookmaker Bet Victor, who offers up to a free £25 bet for new customers registering an account with them, matching the value of your first stake as a welcome bonus.
2013 F1 Drivers World Championship Outright Betting odds at online bookmaker Bet Victor
Sebastian Vettel 15/8, Fernando Alonso 3/1, Jenson Button 13/2, Lewis Hamilton 8/1, Kimi Raikkonen 10/1, Sergio Perez 14/1
November 24th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
The final of the F1 betting season is here and Interlagos, Brazil will host the season ender. The double World Champion Sebastian Vettel holds a thirteen point lead heading into the race, but he has failed to get his hands on pole position. So everyone has to wait a little longer after race qualification was turned on his head for this one. With the title being Vettel’s to lose ahead of Sunday’s race, for the first time in a long while, the German failed to get inside the top three spots of the grid. Vettel was disappointed for not qualifying higher but felt that there was better to come. They don’t look to be in too bad shape though, and Vettel should be expected to get quicker through the race. It is not a disaster qualifying in fourth, he started 8th in the USA last week and took second place and in the race before that in Abu Dhabi he started from the back of the grid in the pit lane and took third place in a remarkable drive.
The advantage that Vettel is, is that he just needs a really solid drive. As long as he finishes above Fernando Alonso in his Ferrari then Vettel will make history in becoming the first man in F1 history to win the Drivers Championship three years on the bounce. The ball is firmly in his court, because even if Alonso pulls out a miracle and wins the race, Vettel will still retain the title if he finishes no lower than fourth. With six podium finishes and four wins in over the last six races it is tough to see him not getting the finish he needs here.
He will be helped by the fact that Spaniard Alonso could only qualify in eighth place. Ferrari were heavily targeting the qualifying position to get Alonso high on the grid, but they have been lacking in that qualifying pace over the past couple of races. It hasn’t looked all through practice and qualifying that Ferrari has the pace to match up against not only the Red Bulls, but the McLaren’s too. Alonso, who needs a podium finish at the least and a lowly finish for Vettel, looks as if he is going to come up short. Unless there is rain at Interlagos, which could throw things back in favour of the Ferrari. The are suggestions that Ferrari decided in the end to sacrifice qualifying speed for a wet setup, with rain expected over the weekend for the race.
But pushing the title race aside, there is F1 betting on the Brazilian Grand Prix outright market to enjoy and that is going to be dominated by the two British drivers in the McLaren’s. Lewis Hamilton, who took the win in the USA last weekend, took pole in a one-two with team mate Jenson Button. Sebastian Vettel’s team mate Mark Webber will go from third on the grid. There was little to choose between Hamilton and Button in qualification and they look to have the outside speed and the clear track ahead of them take a one-two at the chequered flag.
So the race rivalry between Vettel and Alonso may not even come into play, because Alonso would somehow need to at least get himself up into third place to stand any chance of taking the title. It looks unlikely that going from eighth he is going to make any impact on the McLarens, so that could be the top two spots gone. Is there going to be a surprise, unpredictable finish to the F1 season? Is there one final twist left in the season, or is everything just going to go to plan for Vettel? The only thing which is likely to stop him from taking his third World Championship is with a retirement from the race. He has the pace and cool composure to get done what he needs to. He doesn’t have to break his neck to get points on the board like Alonso does.
Alonso must finish on the podium to stand a chance of snatching the title from Vettel (even if Vettel retires)
Victory for Alonso would give him the title if Vettel finishes lower than fourth
Second place for the Spaniard would mean he would only win the title if Vettel failed to make the top seven
Third spot for Alonso would require Vettel to finish lower than ninth
Brazilian F1 Betting Odds at online bookmaker BetFred
Lewis Hamilton 5.4, Sebastian Vettel 4/1, Jenson Button 4/1, Fernando Alosno 11, Mark Webber 14/1
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November 16th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
The 2012 F1 Drivers Championship could all be settled on the weekend in Texas. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, who is the double World Champion has the title in his hands as he holds a ten point lead over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso heading into the penultimate race of the race. There are lots of permutations for this one, but all of the pressure is on Spaniard Alonso to try and keep the title race alive. With Vettel going strongly in practice, setting the pace, he will be red hot favourite to pick up yet another win, having won four of the last five races. It has been a turnaround in form from the Red Bull driver which has eaten away at the lead Alonso had and if the German wins the USA Grand Prix on Sunday, Alonso has to make it to a fourth place finish or higher to take the title race to the final drive of the season in Brazil.
Alonso himself has admitted that Vettel has the faster car and that he needs help from the Red Bulls, in seeing them falter, to realistically keep any chances of winning this year’s title alive. The form of Vettel over the latter half of the season has been astounding. Four wins in a row and he took third place on the podium a fortnight ago in Abu Dhabi after starting from the back of the grid after a qualification disqualification. There is the factor of this being a brand new track, purpose built in Austin, Texas, but there is the factor of Vettel’s pace and power, as he finished fastest in in the first and second practices on Friday. His team mate Mark Webber was the closest to him,and Fernando Alonso looked to have just enough to keep pace, pushing Webber hard for second fastest, but still a way off the ominous pace of Vettel in his Red Bull.
It could well pan out to be a pole to chequered flag performance from Vettel, and his pace just suggests that even with a hiccup that he will be on the podium. With Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button well off the pace in 4th and 5th in practice, all eyes will simply be on the performance of Alonso his Ferrari and whether or not he can keep in touch with Vettel at the Circuit of the Americas to keep his faint hopes alive until Brazil next weekend.
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United States Grand Prix Betting Odds at Online Bookmaker BetFred
Sebastian Vettel 5/4, Lewis Hamilton 3/1, Fernando Alonso 5/1, Mark Webber 10/1, Jenson Button 10/1, Kimi Raikkonen 16/1, Romain Grosjean 50/1
November 3rd, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
There has been a good twist in the closing stages of the F1 betting season, with Drivers’ Championship leader Sebastian Vettel getting disqualified from qualifying at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver, who is the defending world champion, had qualified third fastest, but because of a fuel issue of not having enough left in his tank for a sample to be taken, means that he goes from right at the back of the grid. Vettel stopped his car on the track as he was making his way back to the pits, with the team having an error of judgement in the fuel levels. Vettel holds a slender 13 point lead in the Drivers’ Championship heading into Sunday’s race, following back to back wins in each of the last four races in the season.
This should provide a massive chance for title rival, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, to make up some ground. The Spaniard gets promoted to sixth on the starting grid after the demotion of Vettel. There is a lot of work to be done by the Ferrari driver though as he looked to be struggling to keep pace with the McLarens at the Red Bulls at he head of the pack. With only two Grands Prix to come after Sunday’s race, every point is vital now. The form of Alonso has fallen away, coinciding with the Red Bull’s discovering extra and pace and power over the last third of the season. Still, if Alonso ever needed a boost, he has received it with the slip up from Vettel.
Lewis Hamilton in his McLaren was dominant in qualifying and took Pole ahead of Red Bull’s Mark Webber. While the chances of Hamilton or his team mate Jenson Button winning the title remain extremely remote, they will be in the hunt for a morale boosting win and it could upset the title hopes of either Vettel or Alonso, or maybe both, keeping the season alive for the final two races of the season. It was an impressive session from Hamilton who now runs as firm favourite to take the chequered flag in Abu Dhabi.
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Outright Winner Betting Odds at online bookmaker BetFred
Lewis Hamilton ½, Mark Webber 3/1, Fernando Alonso 10/1, Jenson Button 22/1, Sebastian Vettel 25/1, Kimi Raikkonen 33/1, Pastor Maldonado 33/1
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Fastest Lap Betting Odds at online bookmaker BetFred
Sebastian Vettel 9/4, Lewis Hamilton 7/2, Mark Webber 5/1, Jenson Button 7/1, Fernando Alonso 14/1
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October 27th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Online bookmaker BetFred have a money back special running for the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday. The race for the title is still open this season, but the form of reigning champion Sebastian Vettel looks to be increasing and after taking Pole for the Indian Grand Prix, he should be in a position to charge towards his third consecutive Formula 1 Drivers World Championship title. It has been a tremendous end of season turn around from Vettel on the home straight of this year’s title race, taking back to back wins in Singapore, Japan and Korea. It was another dominant display on Saturday as the German took yet another Pole Position and being joined by his team mate Mark Webber on the front of the grid, the German has a chance to open a big gap over second placed Fernando Alonso in the title race.
Vettel heads Ferrari’s Alonso by 6 points as the Spaniard has seen his lead whittled away. There will be problems for Alonso on Sunday in India, because he starts from fifth of the grid, so has to try and find a away past the two McLarens of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. Both of the British drivers looked competitive over the weekend and there are still big points up for grabs for them. Neither are going to win the Drivers Championship, it looks to be a straight shot between Vettel and Alonso there, and the Spaniard has talked about showing some fight in India and he needs to deliver that. Alonso though, in his Ferrari has looked off the pace just a little bit and may need some fortunes to go his way.
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Indian Grand Prix Betting Odds at online bookmaker BetFred
Sebastian Vettel 2/5, Lewis Hamilton 7/1, Mark Webber 7/1, Jenson Button 14/1, Fernando Alonso 16/1, Kimi Raikkonen 66/1