Paddy Power: Back Barrichello

Now is the time when things get a little interesting. With the championship done and dusted for Michael Schumacher, Ferrari will look to establish Rubens Barrichello in second place. At the end of last season Michael tried to help Rubens win a couple of races once he'd secured the title but, for various reasons, it didn't quite come off.

Paddy Power: Back Barrichello

This year though, the Ferrari F2002 is an even better car and if the team is behind Rubens you should be looking closely at the Brazilian's odds for the rest of the year. In Germany he's 10-3 for the win, which is a decent bet. Keep covering Michael as well, because he'll want a record 10 victories in a single year and he has two to go.

The other interesting facet of Magny-Cours was McLaren. They have lacked a bit in the power stakes this year compared to Ferrari and Williams, but they had a new engine for qualifying in France and it was a step forward. They have the potential to be quicker than Williams if they can gain track position. In the past at Hockenheim, you'd have said forget it. But now that the track has been revised, it's much higher downforce and the silver cars might again give Williams a tough time on Sunday afternoon. All things considered, an each way bet on either Kimi Raikkonen at 22-1 or David Coulthard at 16-1 is worth a serious look. That would pay a quarter of the odds for a podium finish!

Finally, Eddie Irvine. Jaguar was better in France and Irvine thought he had an outside chance of a point. Hockenheim may not quite be so strong for Jag but 8-1 on Eddie for a point is worth thinking about.

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