Right, first things first, this is a theoretical game: you don’t have to put you money where your mouth is. I got the idea for this as bit of fun because Autosport did it for a while, and since Keith is now running a betting column I thought it would be rather entertaining. Winner is the person with most cash at the end of the season!
1) you start with £100.
2) We’re using William Hill odds: http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/betting/y/11/Motor-Racing.html
3) As in real life, you can make bets as they become available, up until the start of qualifying. Post the odds you bet under at the time.
So, from the available bets:
Jenson Button to win the title: £10 at 7/1 (£80 return inc stake.)
Button to beat Hamilton over the season: £5 at 4/9 (£14.44 return)
Hamilton to win a race: £10 at 8/11 (£17.27 return)
£75 budget remaining.