An explosive Malaysian Grand Prix has sparked the 2013 Formula One season into life, and propelled Sebastian Vettel to his customary position atop the driver’s standings.
The German won in controversial circumstances in Sepang, disobeying team orders by passing Mark Webber to take the chequered flag.
The Red Bull duo don’t get along at the best of times and with the season just two races old, it’s unlikely they’ll be out to help each other in the remaining races.
Vettel may be the odds on favourite at 10/11 after two pole positions and one win this year, but Webber is at his best in underdog situations, and he’ll be more determined than ever to claim that elusive first world title.
Prices on the Aussie at 14/1 could be prove very popular with Adrian Newey’s latest design already appearing to be the class of the field.
That sort of inter-team fighting may well put a wry smile on the faces of the rivals to the Milton Keynes-based squad, with Lewis Hamilton increasingly showing race-winning pace at Mercedes.
The Brit is 12/1 to snatch a second world title this year – a tempting price for a driver who has won at least three races in each of the past three campaigns.
In the Constructors’ Championship, despite the less-than-friendly relationship between the garages, Red Bull arguably boast the strongest driver line-up on the grid, with both drivers reliable enough to rack up solid points on a regular basis.
But with three top-five finishes already this season, Mercedes are showing that they mean business in 2013 and pushed hard for the win in Malaysia. 8/1 could be very rewarding with two race-winning drivers in Nico Rosberg and Hamilton driving their machinery.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing