April 16, 2012 in News
Te EG-FIA has published its new technical regulations in advance of next weeks round 1 race in Australia. The headline change is that a number of technologies that some teams have been relying on are now outlawed.
Banned from this weekend are:
- Traction Control Systems
- Anti-lock Braking Systems
Expect to see a few more lock-ups, spins and wayward rear ends as a result of these changes.
March 2, 2012 in Race Report
With just two rounds left to settle the winner of the Heaven & Hell tour the gloves were well and truly off in Japan.
The usual names fought it out for the front spots until Force India stunned everyone by putting both their drivers near the front of the grid. Child prodigy Sam_LFC marked himself out as one to watch by putting his Force India on the #2 slot for the race. Shamblemonkee took up his usual residence in 3rd place and Williams were left wondering what had gone wrong with Superdelphinus starting 4th. Confirming the force Indias pace ElGloverino started in 5th.
Meanwhile Red Bull’s Iceman remained unflustered, sticking the RB7 on pole with nearly half a second to spare.
After qualifying was over Force India were the team everyone was talking about; “was their speed the result of their technology sharing agreement with McLaren?”, “should the scope of technology sharing be reviewed?”, “was Sam a star of the future or was the car flattering him?”.
With the buzz surrounding the new teams and the title fight entering its final phases the atmosphere was electric for the start of the race.
Five Red Lights
Everyone got away cleanly for the start McLaren’s shamblemonkeee couldn’t shut the down in time down to the first corner and superdelphinus repaid the favour form Brazilby sneaking up the inside and in to 3rd. Corstick retained 1st but had a Force India hot on his heels.
Going in to lap 2 the front 5 were all still nip and tuck. As they entered the S curves Sam_LFC was really beginning to hustle the Red Bull, however his relative inexperience showed as his engine overheated from running so closely over the previous lap and a distraught Team saw their #1 driver cast to the sidelines;- still keep your eyes on Sam_LFC he looks like a contender of the future.
Over the rest of the first stint 3 distinct battles took place; the hungry pack, ahead of them -shambles and Elgloverino and a few seconds up the road a fight which sent the crowd wild as superdelphinus and corstick diced for the lead until the first round of stops. Nervous messages were passed back and forth between the teams and their drivers each trying to second guess the others strategy, Christian Horner had to gaffa tape his wayward foot to his chair, meanwhile nearly everyone else was out of theirs as nervous pit crews fought to shave valuable time and secure the undercuts.
Further down the road a similar battle was taking place between shamblemonkee and ElGloverino. The McLaren’s qualifying pace didn’t seem to be translating to race pace and the Force India was often hustling shamblemonkee along by the end of their stints on contrasting tyre compounds.
As the trace above clearly shows that battle raged for the entire race and was only decided after McLaren were forced to save fuel in the final laps, allowing ElGloverino to take the podium from him and confirm that Force India aren’t messing around.
Back at the front corstick’s luck finally ran out when the kerbs of Suzuka decided ot have a bite of the Rb7’s tyres, not liking the taste he was spat out and deposited trackside allowing superdelphinus through to take the win and keep the title fight alive.
McLaren were again left scratching their heads over vyseofhrs race as he received 20 seconds of penalties for gesticulating at other drivers. Reports are rife that his rocky relationship with the superstar girlfriend hello kitty model is over and that this could be impacting his form. Meanwhile shamblemonkee was left hoping that he could take the fight to Williams and red bull in the upcoming World Championship after securing 3rd in the H&H tour.
Ferrari had a stronger race than previous weeks and looked strong mid-way through the race but an aggressive 2 stop strategy failed to pay off for Agrocroc and he slid down the order. The excessive Agrocroc took some cooling down after the race;
Scoobiesi looked more like his old self and came in not far behind his teammate, ensuring that the constructors fight between Mercedes and Ferrari will go down to the wire.
Jonbodz continues to show strong form for Lotus if only they can get the car setup to perform consistently.
So welcome to the first EGBet post 0f 2012.
I, Alan Otto, will be your very own correspondent for the 2012 season regarding the upcoming odds for your Tuesday night F1 fix; analysing form, progress, and supplying all the odds you will need to accompany your weekly feast of speed and sublime skill.
This Tuesday sees the introduction of two new teams and four new drivers; so welcome to ElGloverino & Sam_F1LFC, forming the Force India lineup for 2012. Atomic MSC and bookeater make up the Marussia Virgin partnership this season; looking to build on the foundations provided by the departed Griff0x and Agrocr0c from last season. All new drivers will be welcome additions to the grid this evening, in what is in all likelihood going to be a strong turnout.
Questionmarks still hang over the future of Mercedes no.2 Rageboy, with his continued absence meaning the possibility that Ranger has to go it alone, at least temporarily, has damaged the German manufacturers’ odds in the 2012 Constructor Championship; more on that to be covered in a different update however.
As for the odds tonight; we will begin with with the ‘Ottotrader EGBet Top Tip’:
JonB0dz to finish 3rd or higher – 5/1
With outstanding recent practice pace, JonB0dz provides a wonderful opportunity to make some money; the Lotus driver has been consistently topping leaderboards and is tipped by many to fulfill that promise in this evenings race. There are good odds also on Ranger to achieve the same feat; at 4/1 though we at EGBet feel Jonb0dz represents the better value on this occasion.
For those looking for other good tips, decent odds are also offered on:
- vyseofhr to be involved in a race-ending accident – 15/1
- KingofSpain to win on return to EGF1 – 12/1
- Sam_F1LFC to win – 8/1
- Loopthry to qualify ahead of Superdelphinus – 12/1
- All 4 new drivers to finish in top 10 – 11/1
- All cars to finish – 24/1
Superdelphinus and corstick are once again clear favourites for the victory; although it is worth noting that upturns in form from the aforementioned Ranger and Jonb0dz have lengthened their odds slightly, and there is the ever-present threat from McLaren drivers vyseofhr and shamblemonkee. Agrocr0c and ScoobiSi are outside bets to trouble the top of the charts at the end of the race. Full odds below:
- corstick – 3/1 FAV
- Superdelphinus 7/2
- Shamblemonkee – 4/1
- vyseofhr – 6/1
- Ranger – 6/1
- Jonb0dz – 13/2
- Sam_F1LFC – 8/1
- Agrocr0c – 9/1
- ScoobiSi – 9/1
- KingOfSpain – 12/1
- Loopthry – 15/1
- bookeater -15/1
- ElGloverino – 16/1
- Atomic MSC – 19/1
- Bopadeboppa – 25/1
- Rageboy – 30/1
It’s sure to be an interesting race; the prospect of a full field has only added to the buzz surrounding the event. As mentioned above, KingOfSpain at 12s represents good value, although perhaps a little too much of a risk for us - nevertheless he will be out to impress on his return to the EGF1 fold. As always at Suzuka, qualifying is massively important and whoever gets to that first corner in the lead will have a great chance.
EGBet will be taking speciality odds if requested, be sure to not miss the opportunity to place your bet with us.
EGBet – Your place for bets on a race.
- Alan Otto, EGBet (Suzuka, Japan)
December 14, 2011 in Race Report
Williams made a storming start to the H&H tour with their new signing Superdelphinus snatching pole position from McLaren’s shamblemonkeee in the dying seconds of a rain soaked qualifying on Saturday and then delivering the win in a wild race that saw most teams pit their cars 4 times.
shamblemonkee thinks he has pole…
Superdelphinus grabs pole in the dying seconds of qualifying
The grid lined up as follows:
superdelphinus – 1:23.713
At the front of the grid superdelph got the Williams away well and was first into turn 1, shamblemonkee struggled with traction and lost out to the fast starting Mercedes of Ranger. Further down the field it was a bit of first day at school syndrome with some ambitious moves and overly aggressive defending.
The Williams and McLaren quickly established a lead over the pack with ranger not quite able to keep touch despite pushing his Mercedes for all he could. Shamblemonkeee reeled in the Williams until on lap 8 a mad dive down the inside at turn 12 put the McLaren off the track and left the Williams pit crew frantically monitoring their data for signs of damage. They needn’t have worried though as superdelph was driving in the form of his life.
During the course of the race the two would battle as their countering tyre strategies brought them together stint after stint. Meanwhile the double world champion corstick overcame technical gremlins to steam the Red Bull up the field in dramatic fashion. Christian Horner’s left leg was last seen jigging down the pit lane having shaken loose from the fidgety team boss.
Ferrari were left wondering what went wrong after the strong on paper pairing of scoobiesi and agrocroc exploded in stunning fashion at the start. Stefano will no doubt be reading the riot act to his drivers back at Maranello in advance of the next race in Belgium. Scoobs Ferrari never quite seemed the same afterwards and became the tours first retirement.
A pit-stop in the dying laps of the race for shamblemonkee after his tyres fell off the cliff handed second place to red bull.
The final standings were:
25 superdelphinus – 47:25.286
18 corstick +14.430
15 shamblemonkee +14.543
12 ranger +29.395
10 Agrocroc +29.395
08 rageboy +47.989
06 loopthry +52.960
04 griffox +1 lap
02 scoobiesi DNF
18 Red Bull
Fastest lap – corstick – 1:16.123