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2019 Formula E WDC Odds Shift Despite FIA Penalty

The penalty imposed on Andre Lotterer and Jean-Eric Vergne despite them rolling home in a one two for Techeetah rather spoilt the first race of the new season but what do we expect from something associated with the FIA? However, with a clearer picture of the cars’ performance you can now pick up some far better informed 2019 Formula E WDC odds on sites like Bet365, one of the best online gambling sites in the UK, but which of the electric racers should you pick?

2019 Formula E WDC Odds

Formula E WDC Odds

  • Sam Bird – 25/1
  • Daniel Abt – 20/1
  • Felipe Massa – 12/1
  • Alexander Sims – 9/1
  • Sebastion Buemi – 8/1
  • Lucas Di Grassi – 7/1
  • Andre Lotterer – 9/2
  • Antonio Felix Da Costa – 7/2
  • Jean-Eric Vergne – 7/4

Infringing the rules pertaining to the quantity of braking energy the cars can recycle may seem small potatoes but it cost the Techeetah lads their win in Saudi Arabia. It also cost the sport some of the goodwill it is so desperate to cultivate with motorsport fans who are only too familiar with overly complex rules from watching Formula One. Which is a shame because the actual racing was rather good and the subsequent shift in the 2019 Formula E WDC odds speaks volumes.

Obviously, whatever the rules might say, Techeetah are going to be the team to beat this year, their package looking impressive, their drivers calm and assured, they even made good tactical use of the “Attack Mode”, the activation zone loitering around a corner like a dealer awaiting customers. But does that mean you should back Jean-Eric Vergne or Andre Lotterer at Bet365, one of the best online sportsbook sites in the UK to beat their 2019 Formula E WDC odds?  

Penalties Pervert Pretty Passable ePrix

Sam Bird
Sam Bird

Well despite Bet365 giving them 7/4 and 9/2 respectively possibly not if their backroom boffins can’t stay within the rules. Obviously, the idea the sport has a rule in any way limiting the amount of energy the cars can reuse seems ridiculous, but the FIA could taint paradise. Despite the manner of it, Antonio Felix da Costa enjoyed his win, and the 10 point championship lead he takes as his 2019 Formula E WDC odds slide all the way up from 12/1 to 7/2 going into race 2.

Meanwhile Lucas Di Grassi, who had been tipped to do well this season, only managed 9th place on the surprisingly damp Riyadh street circuit and saw his 2019 Formula E WDC odds drift away from that 4/1 (the equal of Vergne) pre-season to just 7/1 after the initial race. Oliver Rowland got a creditable 7th place and if you want to take advantage of UK gambling laws to back one of your countrymen he gets a rather dubious 33/1 at Bet365, although Sam Bird gets a shorter 25/1.

2019 Formula E WDC Odds Available At Bet365 Now

Marrakesh ePrix 2019 Info:

  • Moulay El Hassan Circuit
  • January 12th 2019
  • Length – 2.99km
  • Distance – 98.04km
  • Turns – 15
  • Laps – 33

Sam Bird only came in 11th and won’t be pleased about it, although Tom Dillmann coming home in 14th after starting dead last is probably the best drive of the day. Dillmann gets 66/1 in the 2019 Formula E WDC odds on offer at Bet365, but if he drives like that every race you can expect him to be shortening those in due course. Of course if the FIA impose silly penalties every race that confuse everyone including the so-called experts then the audience’s patience will shorten too.

They zip on over to Marrakesh in Morocco next and it’ll be all eyes on Felipe Massa to see if he’ll come back from his embarrassing 17th place finish last time round, his 2019 Formula E WDC odds slipping all the way out to 12/1 on the back of that poor result. Even Stoffel Vandoorne came home ahead of him. So if you’re going to bet on sports in the UK at Bet365 this festive season you should back Jean-Eric Vergne to get the title, recycling notwithstanding.

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