Original topic title: My friendly bet – Kimi vs Schumacher
At the start of ever year me and a mate have a bet against one another on something F1 related. This year we decided to have a quid a race on kimi vs schumacher on who finished higher. Currently im £18 up, my mate has recently worked out if this had been an accumulator every race with both drivers at even odds, the odds would have been over a million/1 for the full season. Still i will be happy with my £20 if kimi can do him in the next 2 races.
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.
@trigger Interesting – that must be one of the fewest pairings on the grid where one always beat the other. Must be incredibly rare for a driver to get a podium in a season and not beat a certain driver at any race.
Kimi’s consistency (only finishing outside points in Shanghai) means he’s never been beaten this year by Schumacher, Vergne, Ricciardo or anyone from the newer 3 teams. Impressive, I don’t think there’s any other driver with such record this year (or in a long time).
Interesting thread. It’s technically in the wrong section – it’s not “off topic”, as it deals with F1 – but even though I could close it and ask for it to be remade here, I’ll leave it where it is and turn it into a general conversation about members’ betting wins and losses. Hopefully that’s alright with you, @trigger.
By the way, I’m amazed to think that @raymondu999 won a quarter of a million by betting on Button!