wiped out by brazilian grand prix

October 19th, 2009 by sean Leave a reply »

Yesterday i bet my entire €20 betfair balance on Rosberg winning the overall qualifying session for the Brazilian grand prix. Why? Because it was tipped by a lot of professionals & racing experts that it was too dangerous to continue qualifying and that drivers would be lined up on the grid according to their best times (they’d finished session 1 and were in session 2 when this happened).

Toyota F1 car
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So Rosberg was in pole position at this point and the odds started to crash to about 1.25. The rain was pouring down, drivers were out of cars, team bosses were doing TV interviews, pundits were saying it was too dangerous to race etc… it all seemed too point to the fact that qualifying would be canceled for the rest of the day.

So i stuck €10 on rosberg at about 1.8…. i then stuck €5 on him at about 1.5 and i said to myself “well sure i may as well go all in now” and stuck the last €5 on him at about 1.3. I would have won €10 had the race been canceled which would have been a smart ’steal’ given the fact i wasn’t betting on sport – i was basically betting on weather and conditions not improving.

My money looked safe for quite some time – the safety car went out 3 times for test laps and 3 times came back and said ‘too wet’… it was looking good. The qualifying session was turning in to the longest in history and the odds kept falling.

Then a hammer blow. The gray sky began to break on the horizon and they decided to restart qualifying which i knew meant KO for me. Other drivers came close but failed to beat his time… for a few laps i thought my luck might be in but then as things drew to a close, rosberg’s time was smashed a few times.

So that’s me bankrupt on betfair.com for the minute. My €20 balance has been destroyed and for the first time ever, it’s looking like one of us will finish the month in the red here on lucky.ie. I still have 4 x €1 accumulator bets to place on paddypower so i’ll be determined to try and place smart bets there – i can’t afford to lose any more!

1 comment

  1. Enda says:

    unlucky sean, you do know that we’re not limited to 5 x €1 accumulators on paddy power any more and you’re free to transfer the money to betfair or vice versa if u like. my biggest regret is no backing sunderland at the weekend… they were a great bet at 11/4… i was placing it and lost my connection and had to run off to old trafford so i was taking it as an omen… not over yet for this month! i’m still a lot to bet and im strugglin for time!

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