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?