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Red Bull look to have the edge heading into Brazilian Grand Prix

| 24.11.2011

Having achieved success in each of the past two Brazilian Grand Prix’, it’s not surprising to see a Red Bull driver at the top of the betting for this year’s race.

Sebastian Vettel – who is by far and away leading the Driver’s Championship – came home in first place last year and is 1/1 favourite to repeat the feat this year.

Menwhile, his team-mate, Mark Webber, who won the 2009 race in a Red Bull car, is a long 8/1 to win here.

Patriotic punters will be pleased to know McLaren has the best record of all the constructors in the Brazilian Grand Prix over the years, though their last triumph at the event came back in 2005.

British hopes Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are 3/1 and 5/1 respectively to break the Brit manufacturers’ barren spell in South America with a victory here.

Ferrari also have a respectable pedigree in the race, with ten wins to their name over the years, including five successes since the turn of the millennium.

Fernando Alonso is 8/1 to put Ferrari on level terms with McLaren in terms of Brazilian Grand Prix wins, but team-mate Felipe Massa is massive at 50/1 to follow up his 2008 triumph on the circuit with another victory here.

Bearing in mind that Massa is one of only ten drivers to conquer the Brazilian circuit on multiple occasions, the 50/1 odds could prove a shrewd bet for daring punters.

Meanwhile, veteran Michael Schumacher has achieved unprecedented success with the Ferrari constructors in the past, and is one of only two drivers in history to be victorious four times in Brazil.

He returns to the track with Mercedes GP this year however, and his monster odds of 150/1 are a reflection not of his impeccable ability behind the wheel, but the suitability of his car with regards to the testing Interlagos course.



John Klee