Betting on Formula 1 would now seem like a fairly pointless exercise. Bet on any Mercedes success and you are almost guaranteed to make a profit, but where is the fun? Will this stop me from looking for the potential money making prices though? No way!
Praise the old man for his betting without Mercedes market. Specifically, I have been looking at the drivers race without Mercedes. Fernando Alonso is a driver who can always extract that little bit extra from the car and the Spaniard has been a constant thorn in the side of Mercedes. Topping the time sheets in free practice one underlined that Ferrari have found some more speed in the car and, at 9/4, he is a good bet to be ‘best of the rest’.
The real surprise in free practice three was the Williams of Felipe Massa. They say that experience is what counts in Montreal and he really proved that. The race between Williams and Force India to be the second best Mercedes powered car has been fascinating to watch and the pair have left McLaren in their dust.
Massa could well grab a first podium of the season for his new team and is priced well at 4/1.
Away from this market, I like the look of both Toro Rosso cars to score points. They haven’t set the world alight in the free practice sessions but have a pair of drivers who know how to race. They are priced at 5/1 and, with a few little accidents, they could well fulfil this prediction.
Worth a Punt
– Madonado and Sutil not to finish – both at evens
– Toro Rosso both to finish on the points – 5/1
– Massa on the podium – 4/1
Images courtesy of Octane Photograpghic.