Formula One Motor Sport: Bad Karma To Ruin Red Bull Season

Tags: Sports

Published: 10:28 12/07/2010

Bookmakers are offering free bets to new customers for the 2010 Formula One Drivers and Constructors Championships. The British Grand Prix at Silverstone yesterday should have been a 1-2 triumph for the Red Bull team given the superiority of their car. It wasn’t to be, Sebastian Vettel was forced onto the brakes by Mark Webber’s blistering attack on the first corner suffering a puncture in the resulting scrape with Lewis Hamilton’s front end. Webber went on to win the race and leap frog his team mate into third place in the Drivers standings at the half way point of the season. Online bookmaker Bodog were left unmoved by his victory and still offer odds of 7/1 for Webber to win the Driver’s Championship. Unrest in the garage is clearly damaging Red Bull’s chances of winning the Constructor’s Championship having failed again to turn the superiority of the car into points. The team is now best odds of 23/20 with Stan James to beat rivals Mclaren to the Constructor’s honours. Team principal Christian Horner’s show of favouritism to take the only remaining new wing from Webber’s car and give it to Vettel incensed the Australian on Saturday morning. Earlier this season Horner was quick to blame Webber for the collision with Vettel when contesting the Turkish Grand Prix, casting doubts over claims that Webber and Vettel are on equal terms for the team. There is no concealing the disharmony within the garage, which threatens to undo the brilliant work of Adrian Newey in developing the blown diffuser. Webber described his victory as “an appointment with karma” while Vettel made no attempt at building bridges with his comment: "Sometimes good and bad you get to know people a little better and see their true faces. So I think I have learned my lesson and focus on myself."