F1 Betting Preview: Malaysian Grand Prix Next Stop on Circuit
While the action on the track can be wild and unpredictable the one constant at the Sepang Circuit is that it will be hot and humid and drivers unaccustomed to this type of environment may struggle with their tires at the outset of the race. The practice sessions are a must for anyone that’s never driven in these conditions and that’s why first time drivers on this track generally don’t do well.
Melbourne was warm but the heat and especially the humidity of Malaysian Grand Prix F1 betting action always come as an abrupt change.
Defending champion and the winner of the Australian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel, is once again the favorite in the F1 odds to win next week’s race. He’s proven that he has the skill set to beat anyone on the track and so far this year, Team Red Bull has proven that they’ve got the car to beat as well.
Teammate Mark Webber struggled a bit in his homeland and had a noticeably slower car. Expect the team to make the necessary adjustments on his car and Webber should be a factor in the Malaysian race. Red Bull had the fastest cars in the off season testing and based on the results in Australia it seems they still have the cars with the best top speed. But Webbers car set up last week chewed up his tires (forcing him to pit for tire changes 3 times) and if drastic measures aren’t taken the Malaysian track will chew through twice that many sets of tires
If Vettel and Webber can qualify well and get out front they’re likely to finish too well.
Team Ferrari, the likely challenger to defending champion Red Bull in most F1 betting expert’s eyes, got off to a rotten start Down Under and will have some major tweaks to make before Sepang.
Former champ Fernando Alonso appears comfortable with his car setup but it simply wasn’t effective in Melbourne.
The McLaren drivers are always dangerous and will likely send someone to the podium but the driver to watch in the F1 odds action is Renault driver Vitaly Petrov who shocked the world with his 3rd place finish in Melbourne. He might just be the real deal.