Formula 1 Betting By Numbers
Today it's the turn of the Top Six betting market and following the trend with my previous two posts, once again I've compiled two 'Betting Profit' charts. The first chart shows the profit you would have made if you'd placed a £1 bet on the same driver at every Grand Prix of 2013 for a top six finish...
Standard 'Betting Profit' Chart For A Top Six Finish:
|Top 6 Finish||Profit*||Winning Bet|
|Paul Di Resta||-2.25||1|
|Rest Of The Field||-6.00||0|
* Please note, even in the few days before first practise, the odds can sometimes vary slightly, so I've generally tried to take the odds a few days before each Grand Prix as soon as the market opened on SkyBet.
As you can see, only four drivers have recorded an overall profit this season, with Lewis Hamilton narrowly pipping Sebastian Vettel to the title of most profitable bet. Vettel is the safest bet though, having finished in the top six at every Grand Prix during 2013.
The second chart is weighted in favour of more recent races and for the benefit of anyone new to F1 Tips blog, I've used a 16.7% multiplier for Australia, 33.3% for Malaysia, 50% for China, 66.7% for Bahrain, 83.3% for Spain and 100% for Monaco:
|Top 6 Finish||Profit|
|Paul Di Resta||-1.00|
|Rest Of The Field||-3.50|
One surprise was to see that Fernando Alonso has been the least profitable of the top drivers when it comes to top six betting, but I suppose that's a reflection of the 'all or nothing' season he's been having. On the three occasions when he's finished in the top six, two have been victories and one was a second place, so on current form Alonso would seem to be a wiser bet for the victory or a podium than for a top six finish.
As usual over the coming days I'll be making a set of tips before and after qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix and then analysing how my tips get on compared to the form guide.
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