The Circuit de Catalunya isn’t exactly known for its surprises, so it’s not a real shocker that Australian driver Mark Weber, who started at the pole for this F1 betting event, maintained his lead heading into the first corner.

As pointed out in almost every media outlet before the race there has been a pattern developing in recent years at the Spanish Grand Prix F1 betting event and the driver that had started at pole in this event had gone on to capture sports betting victory a mind-boggling nine times in the run this year’s signature F1 odds competition in Spain.  Webber became the tenth.

The Circuit de Catalunya is one of the most beautiful and challenging closed circuits in the auto racing betting universe but it simply isn’t designed for the a lot of passing.  The straits are short and the corners are tight. Aggressive driving in this F1 betting race is generally rewarded with an off track experience or worse, crashing out of one of the toughest races on the F1 betting calendar.

Weber took the checkered flag for Team Red Bull and the teammate Sebastian Vettel took third, to help move up in the Constructors Cup sports betting standings.   By both placing on the podium the drivers helped break a Team Red Bull jinx that saw these two races beautifully in the qualifying but sputter in the main F1 betting event.

Spaniard and home town favorite Fernando Alonso of Ferrari had a terrific day picking his way through the traffic, driving smart and finishing second on the F1 betting podium. 

The results of the fourth race on the F1 odds calendar make things interesting in both the Constructors Cup and Drivers Cup sports betting competition.  In the team standing, McClarens once large lead in this online sports betting competition has been reduced to just three points over Ferrari (116 to 113).

In the Drivers Cup standings thing are also heating up with McClaren’s Jenson Button still leading the F1 wagering after a fifth-place finish in Spain.  But his lead has been slashed by Alonso and now maintains just a slim 3-point lead over the Spaniard in the F1 wagering standings (70 points to 67 points).