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F1 betting: Follow the Indian GP and Sebastian Vettel’s bid to make history with our interactive thingy

If you can see through the smog, expect the rubber-burning Red Bull driver to pick up his fourth successive F1 title

by Paul Mallon | October 26, 2013

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel will become the youngest quadruple F1 champion in history if he finishes in the top five in Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix.

The 26-year-old German will be six years younger than compatriot Michael Schumacher who achieved that in 2001.

  • Sebastian Vettel has 35 wins from 116 races which represents a 30% strike rate.
  • That puts him ahead of everyone except Juan Manuel Fangio (47%), Alberto Ascari (40%) and Jim Clark (34%), with Michael Schumacher on 29% (Source).

After taking pole in India, Vettel is a tight 3/10 with Paddy Power in the outright betting to win the Indian GP. He has an insurmountable 90-point lead over his nearest rival Fernando Alonso. But Alonso’s team, Ferrari, along with Mercedes and Lotus, are slugging it out for the constructors’ championship.

Lotus have found some grit, with Romain Grosjean in particular driving like a demon. He made a right balls of qualifying, so a better outside shot could be his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen at 33/1. [F1 betting: mobile | desktop]

Follow the race on the Paddy Power Blog via the below interactive graphic, which also showcases the circuit, DRS zones and speeds at Buddh International Circuit.

  • Interactive graphic shows animated guide to the Indian GP circuit with the gear and speeds around the track.
  • DRS activation marks the point where a Drag Reduction System can be activated to aid overtaking if a car is within one second of the car in front at the DRS detection point.
  • Three results sections show live data from the first Free Practice session to the end of the actual race: Live race shows the current live times of each driver – during the race this includes the number of laps covered by the lead driver, number of pitstops and relative speeds of each driver. Timings shows the fastest laps of each car during Free practice and Qualifying sessions, plus grid line-up. Results shows the final positions and points awarded for each driver and latest position in the Drivers’ Championship standings.


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