Roy The Boy looks at the Japanese Grand Prix and thinks the 10/11 with Ladbrokes about a Lewis Hamilton victory is a gilt edge opportunity.
Stats, facts and those long straights mean Hamilton is no 10/11 shot in Japan
The bookmakers have displayed their complete ignorance and misunderstanding of F1 with their 10/11 offering about Lewis Hamilton in this weekend’s race in Japan.
Japan is a real favourite with drivers as it is ‘old-school’, fast and flowing. Resultantly almost 70 percent of a lap is spent at full throttle and only 10 percent of the race is spent on the brakes. Highest speeds, on what is the second longest straight the sport has to offer, will be around 320kmh, that’s almost 200mph in old money.
And so totally ignore Lewis Hamilton’s lack of pace at last weekend’s race in Singapore and think back to the tracks and races most comparable to Japan, namely Belgium and Italy.
Hamilton won both of these races with consummate ease this year – as he has done in 13 of the last 20 F1 races – and his powerful Mercedes engine is set to devour the top-end grunt the Japanese race-track demands.
Ladbrokes 10/11 is the top-price on offer about the Englishman in the race win market; it is a mighty proposition about the driver who was imperious here 12 months ago.
5 points win Lewis Hamilton to win the Japanese Grand Prix at 10/11 Ladbrokes