2010 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel may soon be crowned the F1 World Champion for a fourth consecutive year but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to race for over the few remaining grand prix of the season.

 

After winning the Korean GP Vettel now holds a strong 90-point lead over second place Fernando Alonso with just 100 points available. If the Red Bull driver wins in India next week – as many betting fans expect – the title is his.

 

The season is certainly far from over, however, with Alonso looking to extend his overall points tally in F1 and both Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button no doubt thinking about next season. The last few races of any F1 calendar can be formulaic if the championship is already over but careful study of who needs to improve over the winter is a good way to get your sports betting off to a good start.

 

Take Button, for example. The Brit has a disgracefully slow car this year and has had a torrid time of it sat behind his rivals. It was the same last season for a good spell but when it came to the final races Button stepped up a notch, winning the ultimate meet in Brazil.

 

Despite having nothing to play for, Button still had the determination both to finish the season on a high and get the most out of his car – so as to help his construction team over the winter offseason.

 

Lotus, McLaren and Ferrari have all fallen dramatically behind the Red Bulls this year, so expect Kimi Raikkonen, Alonso and Hamilton to really push for wins in the remaining races. After all, they have nothing to lose now and so teams can be a bit riskier with their strategies to maximise car performance.

It’s all about understanding what needs to improve and the best way you can do that is by racing hard. The title race may be over but the season certainly isn’t.