However, over the weekend this team was in fine form as its number one driver and former F1 odds champion Fernando Alonso grabbed his second victory of the year by the winning the German Grand Prix in Hockenhiem.
But the win was much more than just a F1 betting victory; it was a lifeline for a once great team that is fighting tooth and nail to remain relevant in the F1 odds action. This team has been little more than an afterthought for most of this year and with the win in Germany the team has just two for the entire season.
Alonso won the first F1 betting event of the year in Bahrain but the team has basically played a distant third fiddle all year to the Red Bull and McLaren teams which have dominated the F1 racing in 2010.
Of the 11 F1 betting competitions this year Team Red Bull and McLaren have won 9 of the races and the teams enjoy huge leads in both the driver standings and the Constructor Cup competitions.
Even with the 1-2 finish in Germany (Felipe Massa finished second after he controversially appeared to let Alonso pass him for the victory) the Ferrari. 208 points, team is still nearly 100 points behind McLaren, 300 points, in the team standings and has no real shot at winning at winning either the top driver or team awards.
In the driver standings the four top spots are all held down by the Red Bulls and the two McLaren drivers. Former F1 betting champ Lewis Hamilton leads all drivers with 157 points after a fourth place finish in Germany. He’s followed in the standings by teammate and defending F1 champ Jenson Button (143) who struggled to a fifth place finish.
The Red Bulls raced well but they still trail McLaren. Sebastian Vettel managed a third place podium finish, and teammate Mark Webber cam in sixth. Both drivers are now tied for third in the driver standings with 136 points.