Back after its winter break the electrically powered motorsport of the future is off to Argentina and with Sebastien Buemi looking to keep the momentum with Renault eDams having won both the far east blitz in Hong Kong and then the mashup in Morocco when the season hit Marrakesh Buenos Aires is where everyone else has to prove they can keep up with the swift Swiss but will he really win the season from the front?
There are some people who say that being able to predict an entire season after just two races is a little like announcing you can predict the Grenada National Lottery winning numbers, or that you’ve begun to believe in Donald Trump’s vision for the future, however Sebastien Buemi has so far left the rest behind and you can probably bet on Formula E to be dominated by him unless some of his competitors get to grips with the new Michelin tire this season is using and the whole issue of balance.
ePrix Round Three
• Location: Buenos Aires
• Date: 18th Feb 2017
• Circuit: Puerto Madero
• Length: 2.41km
• Type: Street
With the car’s overall weight down this season by just eight kilos and the maximum battery weight up by thirty the teams have had to do a fair bit of adjusting, and with an extra 50kW in regeneration it’s by no means as easy as it looks, or at least as easy as Buemi and eDams makes it look. You can bet on Formula E teams to have made some changes over the break, but if you’re going to take advantage of Argentinian gambling laws to back a driver, you’ll be quite brave to back anyone but Sebastian.
Bet On Formula E Leader Buemi To Stay Ahead In Argentina
That said we are south of the equator and Nelson Piquet Jr or Lucas di Grasse may well get some small boost from what will be a rather local and, quite possible, entirely partisan crowd. The Puerto Madero Street Circuit runs a mile and a half and much of the fans clustered around it will be supporting the Brazilians over the Swiss who, it must be said, did run in second behind Sam Bird last year on this stop of the season. You can bet on Formula E table leader Buemi to be looking to improve on that result.
ePrix 2016/17 Season
• Heidfeld – 50/1
• Rosenqvist – 50/1
• Bird – 16/1
• Prost – 10/1
• Vergne – 8/1
• di Grassi – 15/2
• Buemi – 3/10
Lucas di Grasse sits second 22 points adrift with Nicolas Prost snapping at his heels just four points back and with a pair of fourth place finishes to his name, with just a little gap before the pack including Felix Rosennqvist and Nick Heidfeld, along with Sam Bird, cluster in the high teens. Whether any of these can turn the tables on Buemi is debatable and if you’re Argentinian gambling news headlines will be of someone else winning the Argentine ePrix you may as well back local lad Jose Maria Lopez.
Lopez Probably Isn’t Worth Backing At Bet365 Unless You’re Argentinian
Lopez had to retire in Hong Kong and didn’t seem all that comfortable in Morocco, but on home turf it’ll be his time to shine if he can, possibly the only one he’ll get and you shouldn’t really bet on Formula E being so random as to actually how him to pass such a talented field to win on the day, and definitely not to place well in the season. Of course if you’re apt to bet on sports in Argentina he may be irresistible, but for those of you with more common sense lets just remind ourselves of the outrights.
Well unsurprisingly Buemi sits at 1/3 to take the title and if you’re going to bet on Formula E this season he’ll probably be the man to back however Lucas Di Grassi still gets 15/2 at sites like Bet365 to take the trophy with Jean-Eric Vergne still 8/1 despite his dismal showing so far. Nicolas Prost gets 10/1 with Sam Bird 16/1. Naturally the Argentinians out there might be tempted to back Lopez to win the season and at 66/1 it’s a speculative bet with which you can live, even each way….sort of.