A long season in Formula One finally draws to a close on Sunday afternoon with the final Grand Prix in Brazil.
And judging by the weather forecast, it could be a corker, with rain expected during the race this afternoon.
Vettel on Pole Again
Sebastian Vettel’s dominance this season has once again been underlined after the four-time World Champion posted his sixth pole position in eight races, in a rain affected qualifying session.
The supremacy of the Red Bull has been a key to Vettel’s excellent run, with no other car having secured a pole position since the Belgian Grand Prix back in August.
Vettel’s eighth consecutive win last weekend in Austin was a new record in Formula One and he will be desperate to put his name alongside Michael Schumacher in the record books for most race wins in a season today.
He’s currently on 12, just one behind the current record set by Schumacher in 2004 and is big favourite to finish the season on a high with yet another win.
Paddy Power offer the best odds on the German securing a ninth straight win, at 1/6.
It will be an emotional day for his teammate Mark Webber who will this afternoon will take part in his final Formula One race.
This is the Australian’s 12th season in the sport and today’s race will be his 218th in the sport.
He began his career with perennial strugglers Monardi and went onto spend spells at Jaguar, Williams before joining Red Bull in 2007 where he has remained since.
Despite finishing consistently high in the standings in recent seasons, Webber has only ever won nine races in Formula One but would love to make it 10 on his final ever outing before joining the FIA Endurance Series next year.
But he is on a winless drought of 29 races, stretching right back to the British Grand Prix last season.
He lines up on the grid in fourth and is second favourite with the bookies for race victory, with a number of websites, including Paddy Power, offering odds of 8/13.
Other Race Candidates
But the chance of a wet race might just open the door to a few of the other teams to have a chance at breaking the Red Bull domination.
He was fastest in the first two practice sessions and lines up second on the grid, alongside Vettel on an all-German front row.
He’s my Bet of the Day to spring a surprise and secure the race win, with Bet Victor providing the best odds at 6/5.
Fernando Alonso lines up third on the grid and is priced at 10/11 with Stan James on winning this afternoon.
Lotus’ Romain Grosjean has been in inspired form over the past couple of months and starts sixth. Ladbrokes provide the best price on him winning at 2/1.
Last year’s winner Lewis Hamilton begins from fifth and he’s priced at 13/5 with Paddy Power on securing the win.
The race is live on both BBC One and Sky Sports F1 from 4pm on Sunday afternoon.
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