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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Brazil Pre-Race Analysis

Rain best hope breaking Vettel's serious of victories

As usual, Vettel is the clear favourite to win, with odds of 33/100 (1.33) from Paddy Power. However, rain is currently predicted throughout the race according to BBC Weather. Vettel's car is clearly the quickest but the chaos and confusion of a wet race makes his low odds far too risky.

Whilst his competitors will still struggle to beat Vettel, the high odds of all other drivers makes them far better value given the opportunities opened by a wet race. Rosberg's odds of 52/5 (11.4) from Betfair are very attractive after coming first in both FP1 and FP2 (whilst not running in FP3). Also, the rain will mean track temperatures will be relatively cool, meaning the Mercedes should have better tire degradation than it often has. Meanwhile, Alonso's odds of 9/1 (10.0) from SkyBet are also very nice. Last year the Ferrari was typically the quickest car in the rain (although the lack of wet races this year leaves its performance this year uncertain) and he actually believes he could have gone quicker in qualifying, reports ESPN. Alonso is the master of opportunity, taking advantage of situations rain can supply. Betting on both Rosberg and Alonso to win is quite probably the best approach, accepting the loss if Vettel wins but making a considerable profit if either Rosberg or Alonso take victory, far from an impossibility given how competitive they look.

Rosberg also has good odds for a podium at 11/10 (2.10) from Bet 365. Looking strong in free practise and avoiding the Mercedes main weakness of high tire degradation means he should be very competitive.

Odds above accurate at Sunday 24th, 9.45 GMT. Click to see live odds.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

USA Pre-Race Analysis

Diverse grid could lead to an interesting race

There are few promising bets this year. Vettel is almost certain to win and has correspondingly low odds. Vettel and Webber will almost certain finish on the podium and so also have correspondingly low odds. The final podium position is a fight between Grosjean and Hamilton and both drivers have a particular advantage. The Lotus prefers warm weather and so should do well in Texas. However, the tire degradation is very slight and most teams will be one stopping. Consequently, the weak tire degradation of the Mercedes should not be such an issue. Hamilton should be more competitive than usual and odds of 2/1 (3.00) from SkyBet are reasonable but hardly exceptional.

Perez has reasonable odds for a top 6 finish at 209/100 (3.09) from Betfair. The only quicker car immediately behind him is Kovalainen in the Lotus who might not be fully competitive due to lack of recent experience. With Perez starting in 7th he only has to hold of Kovalainen and either pass Hulkenburg or have a leading car mechanically fail for the bet to come off. Once again, reasonable but not exceptional odds.

Since there are so few promising bets currently it might be worth considering live betting. In qualifying various drivers had difficult switching on their tires. If this also happens in the race then some unexpected results may occurs and money could be made from live betting.

Odds above accurate at Sunday 17th, 16.22 GMT. Click to see live odds.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Abu Dhabi Pre-Race Analysis

Red Bulls in a straight fight

Once again Webber has a chance to beat Vettel. He had similar chances in Japan and India and lost out. In Abu Dhabi Webber should have two advantages in his favour. Firstly, the run to the first corner is short so he will have to be even worse than usual at starting to not lead the first lap. Secondly, passing is very difficult so Vettel will have to be creative to get past. On this basis, his odds of 157/50 (4.14) for victory from Betfair looks like good value. However, no matter what is thrown at Vettel he always seems to win. Vettel's odds of 31/50 (1.62) from SkyBet are reasonable but can hardly be recommended given that Webber has some factors in his favour. Logic says Webber has the advantage but it would take bravery to bet against Vettel currently.

Grosjean may be strong to challenge for a podium. He qualified 6th despite gear box issues whilst Raikonnen qualified an usually high 4th until his penalty. The Lotus did well here last year, with Raikonnen winning and the warm weather typically helps the Lotus and hinders the Mercedes. With a high speed and ability to stay out longer before pitting for tyres, Grosjean should have a good chance of passing the Mercedes. Grosjean's odds of 9/5 (2.80) from Paddy Power are not brilliant but they are the best odds of any driver for a podium finish.

Odds above accurate at Sunday 3rd, 00.02 GMT. Click to see live odds.