Roy The Boy looks ahead to the 2016 Formula 1 Season and believes there are some excellent season long markets.
The Early Formula 1 Markets Have Holes
The bookmakers have clearly been distracted by the small little matter of Cheltenham’s Festival with numerous mistakes made in their Formula 1 books.
In the long-range markets they have foolishly made Jenson Button 13/8 to outscore his teammate Fernando Alonso, just like he did last season. In fact, the Brit has outpointed his teammate in six of the last seven seasons.
In a car which is likely to be lacking in competitive pace once again, Button can be relied upon to fight for every last point. Meanwhile most pundits in the F1 press box is of the opinion Alonso could well walk away from the sport by the mid-season if his car is not capable of fighting for top six finishes.
Lower than 759.5
BetVictor are offering 8/11 about the Mercedes team earning less than 759.5 points during the course of the 2016 season. It is even-money about them collecting more.
It is massively unlikely the team will better their 2015 results, when they won 16 of the 19 races and claimed 32 podium finishes, and 8/11 price looks monumentally wrong.
Their total score in 2015 was 703 points and they netted 701 in 2014. Of course the 2016 season features two more races than those years but with the final race of 2014 featuring ‘double points’, 2014 was technically a 20-race season.
Given the Ferrari team improved throughout 2015 and has reportedly cut the gap to their rivals even more over the winter months, the Italian team could separate Mercedes drivers Hamilton and Rosberg regularly and it is them who are good things to dramatically improve their points haul during 2016.
Jenson Button to score more points than Fernando Alonso at 13/8 with Betfair Sports
The Mercedes team to score less than 759.5 points during the season at 8/11 BetVictor