Will ‘Team Orders' Be Order Of The Day In Abu Dhabi?
With four contenders in line to take the F1 Drivers' Championship in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, it could well be that the controversial ‘team orders' come into play.
William Hill are offering Even money that any team carries out team orders during the race. More specifically, Hills are offering 16/1 that Fernando Alonso overtakes Felipe Massa during the final five laps of the race on Sunday.
"Had Alonso finished second behind Massa in Germany, he would only be one point ahead. Other teams may be thinking that receiving a fine is no sacrifice for winning the Championship and that Alonso is fair game," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Lewis Hamilton needs Alonso to fail to get any points in order to win the Championship and Hills are offering 10/1 that Alonso crashes in UAE.
The end of the Formula 1 Season also sees the standard F1 montage being shown and William Hill are offering odds on who will be the performer of the montage song. The Kings Of Leon and U2 are the 9/1 joint favourites while Oasis are priced at 10/1.
"The Kings Of Leon did the music for the last montage on ITV and they could be in line for a return on the BBC," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
William Hill F1 Odds:
Abu Dhabi Outright: 2/1 Mark Webber; 2/1 Sebastian Vettel; 7/2 Fernando Alonso; 11/2 Lewis Hamilton; 14/1 Jenson Button; 14/1 Felipe Massa; 40/1 Robert Kubica; 66/1 Nico Rosberg; 100/1 BAR
Drivers Championship: 4/5 Fernando Alonso; 6/4 Mark Webber; 7/1 Sebastian Vettel; 100/1 Lewis Hamilton
1/1 Any team carries out ‘team orders'
16/1 Fernando Alonso to overtake Felipe Massa within the last five laps of the race
10/1 Fernando Alonso crashes
BBC F1 Montage Song*: 9/1 Kings Of Leon; 9/1 U2; 10/1 Oasis; 12/1 Embrace; 14/1 Green Day; 14/1 Tinie Tempah; 16/1 Libertines; 20/1 Elvis Presley; 25/1 Rolling Stones; 25/1 Stevie Wonder; 33/1 Kylie Minogue; 33/1 Rihanna; 33/1 Katy Perry; 33/1 Eminem; 33/1 Take That (others on request)
*Bets void if no montage is shown