Mercedes - Qualifying Winning Car
|22-04-2012, 10:00||Mercedes - Qualifying Winning Car
MERCEDES TO BE QUALIFYING WINNING CAR @ 3.1Final result: 0 - 1
Profit: 0.00 - 5 = -5
Lewis Hamilton sits atop the world drivers' championship, but has yet to win a race. He also have recorded two pole positions from three but has never qualified in pole at the Bahrain Grand Prix in 4 attempts. More concerning is the fact that McClaren have never won the Bahrain Grand Prix, and yet all the markets are priced in favour of McClaren and Lewis and Jenson. For example, Lewis Hamilton is no bigger than 6/4 to grab pole position.
After Rosberg's win last weekend and the obvious current dominance of McClaren and Mercedes, I think backing either Rosberg to follow up his maiden win or play in the constructor's market by backing Mercedes to win the race or take pole.
Last week, Rosberg took pole (and the race) and Michael Schumacher was 3rd on the grid in Sepang. Schumacher looks like he's rediscovered the enthusiasm for racing with this car and I wouldn't rule him out doing the business on Sunday.
On the basis that the circuit doesn't suit the McClaren and therefore Mercedes could dominate qualifying, car doesn't suggest the Mercedes in now the outright quickest car in qualifying. Rosberg has been talking a good game all week, bullish about their chances and stating the Bahraini track will suit their car. Paddy Power go 9/4 a Mercedes is on pole and that deserves a bashing.
Looking ahead to Sunday, should the Mercedes get on pole position they will get away and lead into the first lap with their typical express starts. The McLaren’s are quicker over race distance but that is largely due to the on-going troubles Mercedes have had with extreme tyre degradation. Even so, China saw a high level of tyre degradation and Nico managed his tyres supremely. His maiden race win was no fluke and he will be hopeful of backing it up in Bahrain. Mercedes put this improvement in tyre management down to a different set-up from previous races, allied to Rosberg’s brilliance. Add into the mix this weekend a, hopefully, error free performance from team Schumacher and Mercedes should have a strong hand. We are going to have a gamble and take them on their word about the tyre management and side with a Rosberg win at a track he has gone well at before. It may have taken 111 races to get off the mark but just like buses, hopefully a second win is just around the corner
Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayasi have been wildly impressive this year in the Sauber. It is only a matter of time till Perez is in a Ferrari while second-guessing Kamui's future is nigh-on impossible! Perez's was spectacular in Malaysia finishing second while Kobayashi was dashing in China qualifying fourth. The Sauber has the grunt of the Ferrari engine and none of the Ferrari team aerodynamic nightmares. The car has an impressive top speed, as evidenced in the speed traps in China, and with two drivers in top form can expect another good race. Of the two drivers we prefer Perez though. The potential for high tyre degredation swings it as the Mexican is a master of managing these tyres. The McLaren's and Mercedes look bombproof at the front but Lotus, Red Bull, Fernando Alonso and Sauber do not look to be separated by much. 3/1 for Perez to finish in the top 6 looks good.
Posted on: 19.04.2012, 21.28 CET (Viewed: 231 times)
Match starts on: April 22, 2012
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Whered ya go buddy? Youre usually the most active tipster here :)
Schumacher failed hard, they say it was the car but you never know... Rosberg... well, it seems like Red Bull is back
I like that bet. I had Rosberg to qualify on top 3, and I think he has great chances to do so. As winning car, I see Hamilton with more chances, but I'm a Button supporter... should I dislike Hamilton then? Well, good luck on this. Chances are great!