Formula 1 Tip: Brazilian GP 2013 - Weather Could Hamper Vettel
Sebastian Vettel is once again the odds-on favourite among the bookmakers for success in the season-closing Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend, although the tricky Brazilian weather could offer some surprise big winners.
Vettel has been utterly dominant in the second half of the season on his way to a fourth consecutive F1 driver’s title, and will again be the favourite to win here in Interlagos for what would be a record-equalling ninth consecutive win, 2/5 to win the race with Sky Bet and 4/11 for the top spot in qualifying with Betvictor.
However, should the weather take a turn for the worst – as it so often does at Interlagos – a wide open race could see the German’s rivals offer Formula 1 punters with the chance to steal strong winnings, Britain’s Lewis Hamilton is a hugely favourable 22/1 for victory on Sunday with the likes of William Hill, Coral and Bet365, and 16/1 for pole position in a 2013 season which has seen the Mercedes driver start from pole on five occassions.
Vettel’s Red Bull Racing team-mate Mark Webber will want to go into Formula 1 retirement on a high with a first victory of 2013 in Brazil, and comes in at 9/2 odds with Sky Bet and Coral seen as Vettel’s biggest opposition, although Mercedes Nico Rosberg could also be a contender – certainly for pole position at which he is 20/1 to do so.
However, Frenchman Romain Grosjean has proved Vettel’s closest contender of recent races, the Lotus driver has a definite chance to spoil the Red Bull party in Interlagos and is brandishing very tempting odds of 14/1 with Bet365 and Betvictor.
Ferrari have struggled for performance as 2013 has seen itself out, and Fernando Alonso’s chances would certainly be helped by rain this weekend with his odds stacked at the most eye-catching of 28/1, his team-mate Felipe Massa meanwhile a real money-winner at 200/1 should he take a memorable victory at his home grand prix.
Last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix winner Jenson Button would need a race full of incident you feel for a chance of converting customers with odds at 399/1 with 888Bet, while Nico Hulkenberg – a former pole-sitter here for Williams – could also shock if the race was brought into confusion.