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Betfair trading – Formula 1 – Street traders

Betfair trading – Formula 1 – Street traders

Formula one is back this weekend, so we will get to see how the new cars will shape the sport this season.

I delved into the sport in depth a few years ago and have kept all the records up to date to look at key aspects of it from a trading perspective. While there are not huge amounts of money traded on F1, I’ve enjoyed the intellectual pursuit of understanding the sport a bit better. It’s thrown off a …

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Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix

The Gym I belong to had a new joiner that I started speaking to last year, he is an ex-racing driver. He has given me some valuable insight into the racing world from behind the wheel!  He told me Hamilton would struggle this year and that Red Bull stood a good chance of pole position at Monaco. I’m all ears now when I chat to him now!!!

For a view of the race from behind a spreadsheet, read on…

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Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix

You could be forgiven for thinking that if you qualify on pole in Monaco you will win. The tight street circuit is a big test for anybody who is attempting to overtake, but my stats paint a different picture.

Street vs. Race circuits

Monaco was one of the first circuits I profiled and it was because I expected it to throw of some definable characteristics. But what it taught me was just how different street circuits are to custom race

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Testing times? Profit from them

Testing times? Profit from them

Trading on Formula One racing may seem unusual and starting to trade even before the season has even started even more unusual, but it can often present some really good opportunities.

At the start of each year after a winter break, I watch preparations for the new Formula 1 season with interest. The various teams are testing new cars and configurations and it generally leads to a mixed bunch of results. But typically that’s what testing is all about. It’s …

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Wonder weather you should trade?

Wonder weather you should trade?

Nice example today of how weather can play a important part in sport.

I’ve mentioned before that Rain in F1 can play an important part in a race. Turning a predictable victory into an unpredictable melee of circumstances.

Today we were presented with that and say the winner market dump odds of 1.51, 1.12 and 2.10. Daniel Ricciardo, who is having a great season, won the race but traded widely at 40’s. Throw into the mix a fast, but …

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British F1 Grand Prix

British F1 Grand Prix

I thought I would be on again for my annual trip with my son to the F1 this weekend. Curiously as I sat in Hospital with him this week, I pondered on the irony of being IN ward F1 instead! Thankfully Luke is back home now.

If you are regular reader of the blog you will know that last year I won a Z4 for the weekend last year to go to Silverstone. I enjoyed driving it so much I …

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Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix

Almost went to the Monaco Grand Prix this year., but the PGA Golf at Wentworth got in the way of it this year, so I’ll have to delayed my visit to this iconic race. I’m picking up some useful totals on Golf so the opportunity to make money rather than spend it, is still too tempting for me!

You could be forgiven for thinking that if you qualify on pole in Monaco you will win. The tight street circuit is …

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Testing times

Testing times

It is with interest that I am watching preparations for the new Formula 1 season.

The various teams have been testing this week in Jerez and it’s proved to be a mixed bunch of results so far, but hey, that’s what testing is all about.

But the uncertainty during testing and all the rule changes that have occurred this season could throw up some unexpected results as we head through the season. So I’m really interested in taking a deeper …

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British F1 Grand Prix

British F1 Grand Prix

I’m off to my annual Dad and Son day out at the British GP today and the weather looks like it will be perfect. I’ve won a BMW Z4 for the weekend as well, so that just perfect and I’ll be using that to full effect by hacking up and down the M40 to Silverstone over the weekend. Trading can wait for this Sunday! By the time you read this I’ll already be sat in the Grandstand at Silverstone.

The …

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Canadian F1 Grand Prix

Canadian F1 Grand Prix

During the F1 season you will see me pop up with the odd stat. This is based on the research I completed this year.

I’ve been waiting for Canadian Grand Prix to come around as this is one of the least predictable from an outcome viewpoint (putting aside all the vagaries already in F1 this year). The circuit has been described as a ‘street curcuit without the houses’.

If you look historically at the Canadian GP the top qualifier only …

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Monaco F1 GP

Monaco F1 GP

I’ve pretty much completed my study of F1 circuits just in time for the high profile Monaco Grand Prix.

You could be forgiven for thinking that if you qualify on pole in Monaco you will win. The tight street circuit is a big test for anybody who is attempting to overtake, but my stats give a different story.

Monaco was one of the first circuits I profiled and it was because I expected it to throw of  some definable characteristics. …

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Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix

Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix

My quest to model all F1 circuits continues and its starting to yield results. It’s been a massive task, but I just love fiddling around with data to better understand a sport and look for an edge. If I don’t find anything, it makes for a nice magazine article anyway!

There is a limited data set from Bahrain so comparing this track to others is not an exact science, but when you sort the data a couple of characteristics pop …

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Short note on the Australian F1 Grand Prix

Short note on the Australian F1 Grand Prix

Last year I had a couple of thoughts about Formula one and motor-sport in general, so I embarked on a research project. Still a lot of work to be done and conclusions to be reached.

I’m still not finished on the research and I don’t have a complete data set but one I started the research, sensibly, at the start of the season and started working through each race going back ten years or as far as I could go. …

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F1 is back – Australian Grand Prix

F1 is back – Australian Grand Prix

Well my tickets for Silverstone are already booked and I’m looking forward to the new season.

I don’t tend to do much on Motorsport, but over time I’ve become adept at picking out opportunties on F1. Have a browse of some previous blog posts.

Comments from winter testing and early season practice tend to show you whose cars are competitive and whose are not. Other teams will catch up over the course of the season and rule changes can …

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Canadian entertainment

Canadian entertainment

Not often you see a formula 1 race like that! I lost count of the number of times Jenson Button pitted, then he goes on to win the race! Vettel lost it on the last lap and was turned over at 1.04, Button was backed at very big odds. I wasn’t trading it but perhaps should have been given the weather conditions. Sometimes it’s just nice to watch the sport, especially when it’s this entertaining.

 

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F1 season trading

F1 season trading

There are some great trading opportunities through the course of F1 races, but you wouldn’t catch me betting on the drivers or constructors championships pre-season. There are just too many unknowns. However, here’s a trend that might be of interest and something that can be used to your advantage.

Over the past six years, partnerships have been increasingly fruitful for teams, particularly at the start of the season. In the first ten races of the 2005 season, only one one-two …

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Monaco grand prix

Monaco grand prix

I don’t do much on the Formula one unless a clear cut opportunity exists but here is a post from last year that should help you on the Monaco grand prix. Click here to view it.

I was thinking of going to the Monaco grand prix this year but expensive is not the word to use to describe the cost to do it in style. Maybe next year!

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Make cash from ash

Make cash from ash

I hope you are not one of many being inconvenienced by the erupting volcano in Iceland, or the national air bodies, depending on how you see it. The office is quieter this Monday thanks to the failure of quite a few people failing to return from overseas after the school Easter holidays. My wife spoke to a friend last night, still stuck in the US with little hope of return this week. Scheduled ETA at least two weeks away, I …

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Mercedes unlikely to win first GP

Mercedes unlikely to win first GP

Anybody who can remember my ‘We are not competitive’ tip for formula one last year may be interested in the following article coming out of the Mercedes camp at the moment. Full story here: –

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8539826.stm

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What’s the price of a good start?

What’s the price of a good start?

Thought this may be of interest to you ahead of this weeks British Grand Prix. With the right tactics any market can be traded. I don’t know how to price up a Formula one market but I have made some good trades on it this year. My best trade was laying Lewis Hamilton to win the drivers championship, have a search for that if you wish to read why I did that.

At Monaco, the notoriously tight circuit where overtaking …

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