Delayed Grand Prix is no BAHrain Humbug for punters
William Hill can report no negative impact on F1 turnover, despite the delay to the start of the season.
The 2010 F1 season attracted record turnover and the punters' pound shows no sign of slowing down.
The British pairing of Lewis Hamilton (11/2) and Jenson Button (11/1) have attracted the most bets in the build up to the season, but the biggest loser for Hills, is former World Champion, Michael Schumacher (14/1).
Even at this early stage, the Mercedes Driver loses almost £100,000, while Force India's new Scottish driver, Paul Di Resta (250/1), loses £80,000.
In the Constructors Championship betting, Team Lotus (150/1) is Hill's biggest loser while last year's winners, Red Bull (11/8) also cost hills a small five figure sum.
"The 2010 Drivers Championship was so close that our punters were kept interested right up until the final weekend and it looks as though 2011 will be even better as we have already beaten last year's pre season turnover," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.