## Analysis of 2010 WDC and WCC Odds

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## Who will win the 2010 WDC

Hamilton
34
27%
Schumacher
12
10%
Alonso
36
29%
Vettel
20
16%
Button
9
7%
Massa
10
8%
Rosberg
4
3%

WhiteBlue
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### Analysis of 2010 WDC and WCC Odds

I'm opening this thread to keep track of the 2010 WDC odds of the top seven F1 drivers. I have checked Skybet (UK) and BWin (GER) for odds and they come up with the same list of top rated seven drivers.
• Hamilton
• Schumacher
• Alonso
• Vettel
• Button
• Massa
• Rosberg
I agree that it would probably be even better if I had an additional Spanish or Italian betting site for my data base. Perhaps someone can recommend one?

Of course I am willing to extend the poll if new drivers make it to top seven during the course of the season. I'm just trying to limit the work load and increase the punch of the information.

Examples of how the information is presented on the sites:

I am using these 7 names for an internal poll which will run indefinitely. I intend to update the odds from the Skybet and BWin sites in regular intervalls over the 2010 season.

What I basically do is taking the decimal odds out from the betting sites and insert them into an Excel sheet. Next the decimal odds are converted to percentage odds by inverting the figure. An automatic pie chart is then drawn with the percentage odds.

Note that the percents are representing the probability that the driver will become WDC. The percent odds of the top 7 drivers do not add up to 100% but to different totals. So don't be surprised by the totals in the pies. Every iteration will have a date. So over the time the thread will document how the odds have changed.

The purpose of this is introducing some hard data into the usual driver quality debate.

How do you like the concept? Should I add something?
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Mr Alcatraz
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### Re: Poll: 2010 WDC/Odds tracking thread

According to the bookies the champ will get punked!!
Of course the odds were a lot longer on JB last year

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### Re: Poll: 2010 WDC/Odds tracking thread

Tazio wrote:According to the bookies the champ will get punked!!
Of course the odds were a lot longer on JB last year
I still have the concern that there may be bookies in Italy or Spain which show shortest odds for Alonso. I would be under representing his chances if I leave it at this state.

So if my assumption is correct someone please give me the URL for such a bookie.
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### Re: Poll: 2010 WDC/Odds tracking thread

"Raindrops .. drop top!"

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### Re: Poll: 2010 WDC/Odds tracking thread

OK, Ibetips is now the latin reference bookie.

The odds are a bit lower than the British odds but otherwise in the same order. This may change over the season though. Here we have the full picture.

By averaging we could even produce "world" odds. The world odds would still show Hamilton as the leader while the poll of the forumers show Alonso with a big lead today.

So what we learn today is that the most active forumers are leanining more towards Fernando Alonso than the average world F1 punter.

Now I'm not surprised for getting flak for my germanic preferences.
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### Re: Poll: 2010 WDC/Odds tracking thread

I like the idea of "world odds" vs forum poll. I've produced two sample charts that could be used to show how these odds change over time. We could then track how people's opinions move over the pre-season and into the season - hopefully converging with the drivers leader board as the season reaches its conclusion!

If you could be bothered to maintain it, we could have three parallel charts: the first representing the split of world odds, the second showing the results of the forum poll and a third showing the drivers points. All three would be shown over time with an entry each 2 weeks or month.

Then we'd see whether it is better to trust the opinion of the world's betting community who I assume are a pretty motley bunch of the knowledgeable and the clueless. Or is this forum of extremely knowledgeable but vastly smaller sample of opinions, the true seat of wisdom.
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### Re: Poll: 2010 WDC/Odds tracking thread

Here we have an update for todays odds. It also shows the the world odds as the average of the three regions.

In the last 17 days in the world odds Hamilton and Alonso have lost some support but Schumacher remains the same.

F1tech votes are now at 25 still massively for Alonso
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### Re: Poll: 2010 WDC/Odds tracking thread

If I was to actually place a bet I'd only bet on Massa and Rosberg (possibly JB) at those odds.
- Axle

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### Re: Poll: 2010 WDC/Odds tracking thread

At this stage of the season the odds are massively influenced by what people expect of the drivers as the cars have not had any tests. When test results and races become available the odds will be more heavily impacted by car performance. So this is a good time to gage the public's view of the drivers.
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Mcp138
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### Re: Poll: 2010 WDC/Odds tracking thread

The odds for Rosberg are alot better on Betfair.com! Decimal odds of 18.5 at the moment!

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### Re: Poll: 2010 WDC/Odds tracking thread

Mcp138 wrote:The odds for Rosberg are alot better on Betfair.com! Decimal odds of 18.5 at the moment!
The better the odds are the lower the chances of the driver are.

18,5 are worse chances than the 14,7 that I found on average. It means bookies and betting public think that Rosberg is very unlikely.
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Steven
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### Re: Poll: 2010 WDC/Odds tracking thread

Well we already knew Rosberg wasn't going to get too many votes if you consider how our main poll was voted on so far:

http://www.f1technical.net/poll/index.php?dispid=162

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### Re: Poll: 2010 WDC/Odds tracking thread

The current results of that poll are unbelievable, Tomba. It's amazing that 57% of the F1Technical voters believe that Schumacher will totally dominate Rosberg after 2 years retired and with 40 years under his belt. I personally voted "too old", and seeing people voting "occassionally" wouldn't seem odd.

Maybe I'm the one that's getting to old!
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### Re: Poll: 2010 WDC/Odds tracking thread

I think that the averaged world odds are a much better indicator of the drivers chances than the opinion of a handful of posters to our forum.
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### Re: Poll: 2010 WDC/Odds tracking thread

Skybet's over-round is shameless. 111% on the likeliest in the field while the other sites' are a hair below 100%. [-X

bodog isn't open for F1 business yet here. It's just as well, I can't separate my enthusiasm for certain drivers from my wagers.
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