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Will Lewis Hamilton Move to Ferrari?

Author: anwr Published: July 27, 2019 07:44, Previews: 1171, Comments: 0

  Formula 1 superstar Lewis Hamilton is rumoured to be moving to Ferrari. A Reuter’s report on the story details how Hamilton and Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff have had discussions about it. The five-time F1 champ is currently under contract with Mercedes until the end of 2020, but Wolff has acknowledged that Hamilton might join Ferrari starting 2021.

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Wolff points to Ferrari’s standing as F1's most famous brand as possibly appealing to Hamilton. “You have to simply acknowledge that probably it’s in every driver’s head to drive at Ferrari one day. It’s the most iconic, historic Formula One brand out there and I totally respect if a driver has the desire to drive at Ferrari,” Wolff explained to reporters at the Spanish Grand Prix.

“Even within the team we have discussed it and with Lewis we have discussed it and we have agreed on the topic,” Wolff added. “We had the discussion when we negotiated the last contract and I think that you just have to be open-minded and understand that drivers will explore opportunities that exist and benchmark themselves.”

Wolff also clarified that Hamilton has not actually made up his mind.

This is mainly because there are very compelling reasons for Hamilton not to leave Mercedes. One of the biggest reasons for Hamilton not moving is to continue his winning streak and beat Michael Schumacher's record of seven F1 championships. Hamilton has won five F1 titles, and is three away from breaking the German legend's record. In a feature by Ladbrokes on Lewis Hamilton’s career, it documents how he won his first world title in 2008 driving for McLaren. He then added four more world championships in 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018 driving for his current team, Mercedes, where he also built a reputation as arguably the sport's biggest star. He is currently poised to win a sixth title after recently winning the French Grand Prix and the British Grand Prix. At the moment Hamilton is top of the standings and pulling away from his teammate Bottas in second place.

That is why former teammate Jenson Button doesn't think Hamilton leaving Mercedes for Ferrari is a good idea. Speaking to The Telegraph about Hamilton's rumoured move to Ferrari, Button insinuates that going to Ferrari is akin to career suicide. “Lewis could end up with 10 world championships if he stays at Mercedes," Button explains, "but if he goes to Ferrari it might be just that — the end of his career.” Button acknowledges that "every driver wants to race for Ferrari," but is adamant that "no driver in his right would move from a winning team to one that is not competitive."

But after a dominant run with Mercedes, Hamilton might actually be looking for bigger challenges now. At the moment, there seems to be no bigger challenge than bringing Ferrari back to the top of the sport. An accomplishment that would truly mark Hamilton as arguably the best F1 racer in the sport’s history.

So don’t be surprised if Hamilton is indeed driving for Ferrari in 2021.
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Why Formula 1 Sports Betting is a Rising Trend

Author: anwr Published: April 26, 2019 14:41, Previews: 387, Comments: 0

 We know cars, we know our drivers and we know what the potential of winnings mean. Needless to say, we can see how fantasy sports betting on formula 1, or any racing for that matter, can enrapture the audience and become a rising trend as fast as fire catches alight in the wind. But not everyone has seen the full potential of fantasy sports betting and it’s only recently, since the rise of quality online casinos that provide sports bets and other gambling options, which gamblers have begun to understand why sporting fans have widened the gambling pool and created something completely different. So if you wanted to know why and how, you can finally find out the real reason why sports betting, and especially formula 1 sports betting, is a rising trend.

A Battle of Skills


Unlike regular betting, waiting on the luck of a dice, waiting for the tables to turn or hoping the spin of a reel will get you that jackpot you have been eyeing out for the past month, fantasy sports betting is a battle of skills. You may not be able to predict the actual outcome of a race, but you are able to determine what the odds are by your level of knowledge. This empowers bettors and adds a level of confidence no other form of gambling can offer.

Highly Entertaining


It goes without saying that fantasy sports betting is highly entertaining as races are held over a period of days or weeks. This keep bettors an competitors coming back to check scores, understand races better, the drivers better, they begin to form strategies, learning from one another as they race.

Nothing is Impossible


Imagine seeing a race with all the drivers you adore and hate competing against one another, an exclusive race of sorts. In fantasy sports betting, everything and everything is possible. It is where fantasy becomes a reality and probably one of the most likely reasons the past time has become such an online sensation.

Play for Fun


Some betters aren’t interested in betting or creating races for a profit. Online fantasy sports betting offers players a platform where they can compete against one another and still get the thrill but without the looming cloud of losing real cash. This lightens the mood and impacts player’s races, allowing them the freedom to focus on the race at hand in a fun environment.

Play For Money


Then you get those who play to win real money. Here is where the adrenaline is found. Fantasy sports betting is incredibly lucrative and can prove to be the most fun way of spending money on games and getting a kick out of winning. Playing for fun or for money both prove to be rewarding, it just depends on what kind of player you are.

We can now see why everyone wants to be a part of an online fantasy team, and we don’t blame them! Get in on the action while it’s still hot!
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Driver Mutations and Points after Australian GP 2019

Author: HighOnFuel Published: April 09, 2019 12:40, Previews: 272, Comments: 0

All values have been cut short of their last 4 digits.
So 3400 means 34.000.000 and +180 means +1.800.000

     pre   +/-   post  pts p1 p2 p3 Q  R  fl gr
HAM  3400  +180  3580  54  10 10 10 12 12 –– ––
BOT  3000  +173  3173  45  02 08 –– 10 15 10 ––
VET  3200  +143  3343  34  08 02 08 08 08 –– ––
LEC  2800  +121  2921  24  06 –– 06 06 06 –– ––
VER  2900  +132  3032  27  04 06 –– 07 10 –– ––
GAS  2400  +018  2418  10  –– 04 01 –– –– –– 05
RIC  2700  –062  2638  00  –– –– –– –– –– –– ––
HUL  2500  +024  2524  04  –– –– –– –– 04 –– ––
MAG  1800  +067  1867  11  –– –– 02 04 05 –– ––
GRO  1600  +004  1604  09  –– –– 04 05 –– –– ––
SAI  1500  –142  1358  00  –– –– –– –– –– –– ––
NOR  1000  ––––  1000  03  –– –– –– 03 –– –– ––
PER  2200  –066  2134  01  –– –– –– 01 –– –– ––
STR  1400  –067  1333  07  –– –– –– –– 02 –– 05
RAI  2000  +050  2050  07  01 01 –– 02 03 –– ––
GIO  1000  ––––  1000  00  –– –– –– –– –– –– ––
KVY  1200  +014  1214  06  –– –– –– –– 01 –– 05
ALB  1000  ––––  1000  00  –– –– –– –– –– –– ––
KUB  1300  –163  1137  00  –– –– –– –– –– –– ––
RUS  1000  ––––  1000  00  –– –– –– –– –– –– ––
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Hamilton's Rivals Feeling The Pressure

Author: anwr Published: January 03, 2019 16:26, Previews: 773, Comments: 0

Lewis Hamilton claimed the fifth Drivers’ Championship crown of his career, joining Juan Manuel Fangio in second place on the all-time list for most titles. Only the legendary Michael Schumacher has more crowns than the Brit, with seven to his name.

Hamilton will be eyeing further titles to displace the German at the top of the sport and, given his recent form, it would be no surprise to see the 33-year-old achieve the feat in 2020. The Brit is the leading contender to win the crown in the 2019 Formula One season, being backed in the F1 betting odds at 8/11 to triumph ahead of the field once again.

The Mercedes driver has dominated his rivals over the last five years, with only his team-mate Nico Rosberg preventing him from winning five Championships on the bounce. It’s difficult to see who could stop the 33-year-old from notching his sixth title next season. We’ll now break down two of his potential threats for the crown.

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)


Source: SkySportsNews via Twitter

Bottas will be feeling the heat next season after two years of underachievement. He was put in a difficult position, replacing the reigning Drivers’ Championship winner when Nico Rosberg retired from the sport after the 2016 campaign. He had a strong start to his time with Mercedes, placing third in the Championship standings, notching three wins in his first 20 races with the team. Bottas as well off the pace of Hamilton, who won the crown with ease, although there was hope that he would compete in the 2018 season. 

However, Bottas took a step back in his development and struggled on the circuit to match the speed of the elite drivers, although he was blighted by a number of unfortunate incidents, including his puncture in Azerbaijan. The Finn finished in fifth place in the standings, while Mercedes won the Constructors’ Championship. There will be pressure on the 29-year-old to find his form and use the excellence of his car to challenge Hamilton.

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)



Source: Planet_F1 via Twitter

The German has been disappointing since his move to Ferrari. He has not been able to mount the challenge expected, finishing off the pace in his first two seasons before fading away in the last two campaigns, allowing Hamilton to triumph with relative ease. It took time for Ferrari to find the speed to match Mercedes, wasting Vettel’s first two terms with the Italian outfit. However, the last two seasons they have the pace in their vehicle, only for the German to fail to rise to the occasion.

Vettel made bright starts to the last two seasons, winning the Australian Grand Prix in 2017 and 2018. He held leads in the Drivers’ Championship stretching into the middle of the term. Whereas Hamilton strengthened as the season progressed, the 29-year-old has endured slumps in the middle of the campaign that have lingered and knocked him off the pace. Vettel is running out of excuses for his failures to match his rival and the last of his Drivers’ Championships seem a long time ago.
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Sainz strong suits to be reinforced in 2019

Author: anwr Published: August 22, 2018 07:10, Previews: 1037, Comments: 0

The news of Carlos Sainz Jr joining McLaren has been well-received by his peers in the F1 roster. Thus far, the most vocal supporter of his move has been countryman Fernando Alonso. The veteran famously swept to the championship in 2005, and 2006, ending Michael Schumacher’s five-year streak of dominance.

 

He has backed the move citing McLaren’s history in F1 as a major reason for Sainz to make it, even though this November will mark the tenth anniversary of McLaren’s last title triumph. These days, of course, it is all very different. Current Formula 1 betting odds show that McLaren are now 4000/1 to win the constructors title this year, Aside from Mika Häkkinen’s double triumph in the late 1990s, McLaren’s last spell as a truly dominant powerhouse came in the 1980s, with Niki Lauda, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna being the agents of glory.

Sainz’ strongest tracks


Sainz himself has tweeted his delight at being selected for the McLaren lineup, and this development has also given F1 Fantasy aficionados some food for thought. Throughout his four-year F1 career, Sainz has avoided retirement in the Grands Prix of Australia, China, Azerbaijan, Monaco, Singapore, the United States and his native Spain. Indeed, he has performed strongest overall at the latter circuit, never once failing to finish inside the top nine.

It is also impressive that one of the less experienced drivers on the roster has completed the Baku street circuit twice. The Azerbaijan Grand Prix remains a relatively unknown quantity to all drivers, but with Sainz’ fifth-place finish in the 2018 edition marking a leap three places compared last season’s event, the young Spaniard proved that his good first race in Baku was not merely beginner’s luck.

 

Having also finished in the top ten of every season opener at Melbourne, he should be a worthy pick for any fantasy lineup at the start of 2019. However, his trajectory of finishes at the circuit is not upward, as it is with Azerbaijan. Sainz could also claim that over the past two years, his most improved circuit is Spa. After suffering retirements in his first two Belgian Grands Prix, he has finished tenth and (this year) ninth, leading some to believe that next year could yield an even better result.

Sainz can succeed where McLaren has failed


This year, most of McLaren’s results as a constructor – especially in Monaco, France and Canada – have not correlated with Sainz’ corresponding performances at Renault. While Sainz finished in the top ten of each race, McLaren failed to pick up a single point, with five retirements out of a possible six therein.

While technical difficulties can destroy the hopes of even the best driver, Sainz is something of a symbol of hope for McLaren. The memories of their disastrous three-year partnership with Honda still fresh in the memory, signing Sainz is a real statement of intent, and if he can succeed at the circuits where his future employers failed, then his status as a good all-rounder in fantasy motorsport will be safe in the short term.
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