Mark Webber might be sitting 92 points behind team-mate Sebastian Vettel in the Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship standings, although the Australian still believes he can catch the German with seven races left this season.
This is despite the fact that Webber hasn’t won a Grand Prix all season, although the 35-year-old is available at 6/1 (bet365 – £200 free bets) to end his drought on Sunday by winning in Monza, having landed second place in Belgium in the last race.
“I’m looking forward to taking on Seb – and everyone else – again next year,” said Webber in his BBC Sport column after signing a new contract with Red Bull.
“But this year isn’t over yet. There are still seven races to go and anything can still happen.”
Even so, Vettel’s victory in Spa surely means that the champion will retain his title and the plain fact is that the Red Bull driver has only been off the podium once all season – in Germany of all places.
The leader is a 15/8 chance (Ladbrokes – £50 free betting) to stretch his lead further and he has won 7 of the 12 races in the 2011 Formula 1 season to date.
Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have been recent winners of Grand Prix, with Hamilton driving brilliantly in Germany to claim victory while the 2009 champion triumphed in Hungary. Hamilton is a 7/2 chance to record a third win of the campaign with Button arguably better value at 8/1.