None this year as I’m generally not a betting man – though I did advise my friend to pick up evens (1/1) on Vettel bagging a 3rd straight title.
But I am also a somewhat superstitious man – and I “hedge” myself against karma. Always. As such I take whoever I make most fun of the year before and bet on them to take the WDC.
Now here comes the fun part. In 2008, when I was supporting Lewis Hamilton (by proxy – I didn’t actually support Lewis, I supported McLaren’s number 1 – if that makes sense) I had a friend – a Button die-hard. I gave him hell over how Button had scored something like 3 and 6 points, respectively in 2007/2008.
Then near December 2008 it struck me that karma could bite me back – painfully.
I hadn’t been following too much of the winter 08/09 F1 news, and didn’t realize Honda was pulling out. I bought a slip on Button. With Honda pulling out, and Button seemingly unlikely to have a 2009 drive, Button was selling at something like 5000/1. I put 50 quid on him to win the 2009 title.
The rest, as they say… is history.