F1 season headed for super finish
It’s been tight all year and, with six races to go, four drivers still remain well and truly in the hunt to win the Formula One world title.
Fernando Alonso (129 points, $2.90) leads Aussie Mark Webber (116 points, $4.50) atop the standings, with reigning two-time world champion Sebastian Vettel (100 points, $3.00) and Lewis Hamilton (92 points, $6.00) right on their hammer.
After a 2011 season that saw Vettel cruise to victory in one of the most dominant displays of all time, the German is facing a task much similar to his maiden title triumph in 2010 in his bid to claim a third straight championship. It was in 2010 that these same four drivers went in to the dramatic final race in Abu Dhabi all with a chance of winning the crown, and it was Vettel who took the chequered flag to become the youngest champion in F1 history.
The run to the finish starts this weekend with the German Grand Prix, where Vettel is a $3.00 favourite to win his home race. Funnily enough, though, the Red Bull driver has never won the event but the other three guys have (Hamilton in 2011 and 2008, Alonso in 2010 and 2005 and Webber in 2009.) Vettel isn’t exactly in hot form either, picking up just the one podium in his past five starts. Alonso and Webber, winners of the past two grands prix this season, are both rated a $5.00 chance, while Hamilton is listed at $6.50.
Vettel is an even shorter favourite to claim pole at $2.60, but for a bit of value look no further than our very own Webber. The Aussie earned top spot on the grid at the Hockenheimring last season and is paying $6.00 to do it again. Expect Webber’s title odds to drop if he wins in Germany too.448 views