FORMULA 1 with Jordan Cox – Football & Racing News – Star Sports

TRADER CHAT: After a drawn out and dramatic off-season throughout the winter, we caught up with starsports.bet trader JORDAN COX in a Q&A session on the upcoming 2024 Formula 1 season.

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Q: From a trading perspective, what are the key aspects of Formula 1 that make it unique in the betting sphere? 🏎️

A: F1 may be the pinnacle of motorsport, but in recent years the Red Bull dominance has made it quite unappealing with the audience. Therefore, we are tasked with the challenge of finding other ways to drive business on F1, through betting without markets, match bets and other specials.

Q: Are there any drivers or constructors that you think may struggle this season? 🏎️

A: F1 fans look away now, unfortunately I think the whole field will struggle to completely close the gap on Red Bull, quite remarkably it seems they have gone to another level this year.

Alpine, especially, are braced for their worst ever season in F1 following an abysmal testing period, not what new investors Ryan Reynolds & Travis Kelce will want to hear.

Q: Are there any drivers or constructors that you think could surprise people this year? 🏎️

A: James Vowles is seen as the future successor to Toto Wolff at Mercedes, and I am very interested to see what he can do in his full, proper season at Williams. Carlos Sainz will be driving for himself this season, as he looks to secure a future seat on the grid following the news that Lewis Hamilton will take his spot at Ferrari in 2025.

Q: Are there any specific storylines that will be interesting to follow? 🏎️

A: It was the most dramatic off-season I can remember in F1 – Lewis Hamilton dropped a bombshell by announcing he will be moving to Ferrari next season. Will he get the fairytale ending to his 10-year spell at Mercedes?

Which drivers will handle the pressure as they stake a claim to take his seat next season? Kimi Antonelli, branded as the ‘next Max Verstappen’ will get his opportunity in F2, and if he has a successful season, expect him to replace Hamilton. Can Red Bull beat last year’s record-breaking season? Or will the field finally close the gap in the second half of the season?

Q: What did we learn from pre-season testing? 🏎️

A: Red Bull still appear to have at least a half-second edge over the field, followed by Ferrari and Mercedes who both seem to have made up grounds in race pace, which could provide some competitive action on a Sunday.

I was probably more impressed by Mercedes, the car looked to be a significant improvement on last year’s – if they can develop that well throughout the season, I can see them picking up a couple of race victories.

Q: What are some unique markets that Star Sports are offering for the Formula 1 season? 🏎️

A: Our pre-season specials may be of interest to punters – we are offering Max Verstappen to win the first five races at 3/1, and if you fancy him to win 19 or more races that’s 5/2.

Can Brit Lando Norris finally get his maiden win in F1 this season? We go 7/4 that he wins two or more races. If you think Red Bull might finally come undone this year, it’s 11/4 that any team other than Red Bull win the Constructors’ Championship.

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Thanks Jordan for the answers!

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Author: Eugene Morris