What a difference a race makes in Formula One.
The outcome from the Japanese Grand Prix might have been par for the course at this stage of the season, with Sebastian Vettel claiming yet another win on his relentless march to a fourth world title.
But it was a very different race to those that preceded it, because we had a genuine fight for the win.
Romain Grosjean, long admired by B/R but long feared he would never realise his potential, showed his maturity by mounting a superb challenge for victory at Suzuka but ultimately came up short.
Similarly, Red Bull’s outgoing Australian, Mark Webber, stepped up his game considerably compared to previous performances, and he too was in the mix for the win.
That means after a few races of stability, the bookmakers* have been riled. Who is favourite for the win in India? It does not take a psychic to guess. But behind, it’s all change…
*All prices correct when sourced, and compiled via easyodds.com.