As is traditional, the new Formula 1 season kicks off this weekend with the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, Melbourne.
After the shock retirement of last season’s world champion, Nico Rosberg, and some pretty radical changes in the rules governing the cars, the new season could be one of the most competitive in recent years.
Lewis Hamilton is the early favourite with the bookmakers for the world championship (and the Australian GP) but he’s claimed that the pace shown by Ferrari in testing in Barcelona makes them the ones to beat this year.
We’ll certainly learn much more about the teams, cars and drivers as the season progresses but for now, let’s see if we can find some winning bets from the weekend ahead.
There’s little question that Sebastian Vettel is overpriced in the betting for the race at $4. The German does not have a great record in the Australian Grand Prix but he’s one of the very best drivers in the world and has been raving about his new Ferrari car.
He will have worked incredibly hard on the simulator ahead of the race to iron out any problems that he has with the track at Albert Park but when you get into the race it’s a whole different kettle of fish.
If you want to capitalise on the pace shown by Ferrari and the confidence of their number one driver, the best way to do so is by backing Vettel to start on pole position at $4.33 with Bet365.