Roy The Boy looks ahead to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and he likes the odds available on Daniel Ricciardo recording the fastest lap.
Feast on Ricciardo’s 8/1 for Fastest Lap
Paddy Power and Coral are offering 8/1 about Daniel Ricciardo claiming the fastest lap in Sunday’s F1 race from Abu Dhabi. It is an enormous price, I make him a 3/1 poke.
In addition to setting the fastest lap in this race in 2014 the Australian driver claimed three fastest laps during 2015. They all came at ‘high downforce’ circuits: Hungary, Singapore and Monaco. These are three of a band of just four ‘high downforce’ tracks, the other being Abu Dhabi.
These go-cart type circuits with lots of cornering and less top-end speed demands clearly suit Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull car. Abu Dhabi may have two long straights but it also features six corners that are taken at speeds of less than 100kph.
As for 2016, Daniel Ricciardo has claimed four fastest laps. To quantify that, Lewis Hamilton has topped the time-sheets just three times and he is trading at 6/4 in this market this weekend.
With ‘high downforce’ Singapore amongst Ricciardo’s 2016 haul and driving a car which is rapidly improving (taking three of the last nine ‘fastest laps’) everything suggests 14/1 is an early Christmas present.
Fastest Lap Abu Dhabi F1 GP (Sunday) Daniel Ricciardo at 8/1 with Paddy Power and Coral