F1 Betting Odds – Abu Dhabi GP Preview

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ChampionshipWinner

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Stan James

Vettel

1/5

21/100

1/6

1/5

1/6

Alonso

7/2

399/100

4/1

7/2

7/2

Raikkonen

500/1

949/1

Webber

500/1

949/1

Hamilton

500/1

949/1

 

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Paddy Power

Stan James

Vettel

11/10

97/100

1/1

1/1

6/5

Hamilton

3/1

323/100

3/1

10/3

11/4

Alonso

5/1

21/2

4/1

9/2

5/1

Webber

13/2/1

9/1

10/1

9/1

10/1

Button

10/1

147/10

10/1

10/1

8/1

The Yas Marina circuit is into its fourth year and is the only race of the season that is held during the twilight period of the day, providing further difficulties with visibility, changing from sunset to night time during the race. The track has a good variety of high speed sweeping bends throughout coupled with long straights and tight hairpins; so teams need to ensure that they have a good balance (front and rear) on the car.

 

bet365 sportThe track has two DRS zones for the drivers to take advantage of, the first is just after the turn seven hairpin and the second just after the chicane on turn 9.

 

Last year saw Lewis Hamilton take an emphatic win in a year that saw Sebastian Vettel dominate throughout. Although he was rather disappointed with his previous race outing in India, finishing fourth he appears much more optimistic about his chances this weekend and could play a big part in the outcome of this years championship.

 

Red Bull’s turn of fortune in the final third of this season continues, as the current championship leader Sebastian Vettel has won the last 4 races on the bounce. It looks increasingly difficult for the rest of the pack to close in on his ever impressive lead.

Given his current form and previous wins around this track, expect to see him qualify for the front row.

Ladbrokes Guidelines Version 7.inddFernando Alonso continues to keep positive about his championship chances and his second place in India helped minimise the points deficit. With a potential 75 points still up for grabs and with Alonso only 20 points behind, he is very much still in this championship. But the prancing horse is finding it difficult to keep-up with the performance of the Red Bull. Unless Ferrari bring any new aero packages with them, it could be another tough weekend for the Spaniard.

 

KEY STATS:

Venue: Herman Tilke, Abu Dhabi (2009-present)

Length: 5.554 km (3.451 miles)

Laps: 55

Lap record: 1’42.612 (228.372 kph), Mark Webber, 2011

2011 Winner: Lewis Hamilton, McLaren

DRS Zone: Turn Seven hairpin and just after Turn 9

 

Weather Forecast:

Saturday: Sunny and clear (30 Deg C)

Sunday: Sunny with some clouds (32 Deg C)

 

Qualifying Podium Predictions:

1) Webber 2) Vettel 3) Hamilton