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Value’s with Rosberg for Canadian GP despite Hamilton’s record

| 05.06.2014

In a two-horse race, siding with the beast who can make you the most mullah seems the only sensible suggestion. Punters thinking about chancing their arm on the forthcoming F1 Canadian Grand Prix should think carefully about applying this theory.

The only problem the Mercedes team have incurred this season is trying to keep the peace between their two ultra-competitive drivers, who’ve accounted for every pole position and chequered flag in the first six races.

The current split reads 4-2 in Lewis Hamilton’s favour on both counts, though a forced retirement in the opening Australian Grand Prix ensures the Brit still remains a smidgen behind Nico Rosberg in the drivers’ standings.

Perceived gamesmanship from Rosberg in claiming pole at Monaco (and subsequently winning) has only added more heat to a feud that was already pushing the mercury up the tube.

Ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix, where Hamilton has recorded three career wins, it’s no surprise to see the Brit installed as the 1/2 favourite to make it four, with Rosberg at 2/1.

Whatever else the new regulations were supposed to have brought about in 2014, so far they have simply shifted the dominance from Red Bull over to Mercedes.

You only have to look at the giant leap back to the Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo at 16s in the market for proof of that.

Meanwhile, unleashed around the long straights of the Montreal circuit, Mercedes’ superior flat-line speed – which has been the overbearing difference all season – is only likely to make the
chasm seem wider after the constraints of Monaco.

A dual forecast involving the squabbling pair has the appearance of printable money at 4/9 (unless they run each other off the track) while 2/1 on the German to pip his colleague to the flag is too tasty to resist.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.