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As F1 and the betting industry grows, there are now more ways than ever to bet on F1 events. With plenty of markets now on offer, there is always likely to be a bet of interest available to add even more excitement to the thrills and spills of the World’s favourite motorsport. Terms & conditions apply to the offers below, click "Bet Now" for further information. Age 18+



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The Best Formula 1 Bets

Formula 1 is a nail biting sport, with the high speed and intensity, as well as the heavy consequence of any driver’s error making for a nervous but exciting watch. Adding a bet to the mix only increases the tension, and can make for a brilliant Sunday afternoon of action  - worst F1 crashes aside.


The simplest way to bet is by choosing the race winner, with Lewis Hamilton always the most popular choice in Mercedes’ current period of domination. In the current climate of F1, Hamilton is only likely to be available at odds well below evens, and so sometimes it can be more interesting, as well as more profitable, to look elsewhere when looking to place a bet.


The simplest way to bet is by choosing the race winner, with Lewis Hamilton always the most popular choice in Mercedes’ current period of domination. In the current climate of F1, Hamilton is only likely to be available at odds well below evens, and so sometimes it can be more interesting, as well as more profitable, to look elsewhere when looking to place a bet.


For those looking to place multiple bets the best option is with match betting. The bookmakers will pick two closely matched drivers and pit them against each other, with it the punter’s choice of who will finish the race in the highest position. Generally the odds will be around 1.91 for each, and so we can build up a few bets to make nice looking multiple bets.


If looking for single bets there are plenty of other options. We can bet on other outcomes of the race, such as whether certain drivers will finish in a podium position or not, or whether they will finish in the points. We can also look at the driver of the fastest lap of the race, for example, while there are plenty of other interesting markets out there to consider, and even qualifying and practice sessions can be bet on, so there is plenty of betting action to be had.


If looking for longer prices the best option is to bet against the Mercedes, and look at the drivers for the teams in and around them in the standings, currently Ferrari, Red Bull and Williams. It may have seemed unthinkable a few years ago, but a bet for Sebastian Vettel to win any race can see odds of near 20/1, while a bet on similarly competitive drivers such as Raikkonen, Massa or Ricciardo can see see odds of 50/1 and even more.

Formula 1 Betting Factors

As said, Hamilton and the Mercedes team are always going to be the heavy favourites for any race at any track this season. Blindly betting for or against them in every race is unlikely to return any sort of profit over the course of the year, and so we need to look at some of the other factors that will impact each individual race.


One such factor can be the weather - rainy conditions generally make driving much more difficult, with accidents far more likely to happen, making them a real leveller. Tracks that are more likely to see changing weather conditions are more likely to offer value to those betting against the overall favourite, while those tracks and countries which generally has quite consistent weather offer less unpredictability and therefore tend to mean the favourites have one less obstacle on their way to victory.


Another way to decide whether to back the favourites or to go against them can be to look at the track, its characteristics, and each team’s previous form on that circuit. The Mercedes is undoubtedly the best car out there at the moment, as shown by their position in the Constructor’s Championship, and the main strength in the car is its awesome straight line speed. Other cars can compete with the Mercedes in terms of downforce, with Ferrari and Red Bull in particular performing well around the corners. With this in mind it can be useful to look at the track and its ratio in terms of big straights and tight bends, and then decide how dominant the Mercedes car should be. A track like Monza, full of fast straights, should suit Mercedes perfectly, making a bet on any other car unwise, and with any winnings as such reliant on a mistake from both Hamilton and Rosberg. Tracks like Monaco or Kuala Lumpur, or others which offer tight, technical corners are less likely to favour the Mercedes in comparison to fast, flowing circuits like Suzuka or Silverstone, meaning they offer better opportunities to bet against the might of Mercedes.


Each driver also has a certain style and character to his driving that will suit individual tracks more than others. In the past, drivers like Jenson Button would have enjoyed tracks like Canada where conditions are changing more than others, although it is difficult to imagine him challenging anywhere and in any conditions with the current McLaren car. Sergio Perez is another who has performed well in more difficult conditions, and could be a more likely option when looking for a driver to back when rain is forecast. Drivers like Hamilton, and, lower down the field, Valteri Bottas, prefer to race to the max, and so are better options are the more traditional, fast and flowing race tracks like at Spa in Belgium. More technical drivers like Vettel and Fernando Alonso are more likely to prefer tighter tracks like in Singapore and the newer race tracks like China and Malaysia - the latter saw Vettel win this year at a big profit for his backers.

Bottom Line on F1 betting

F1 offers plenty of excitement on its own, but by adding a few bets, the race weekend can provide an incredibly tense experience for punters, while it can also offer plenty of chances for profit to be made. With more and more markets on offer, and more and more bookmakers are offering odds, there is plenty of value for money out there to be found, making F1 now one of the best sports out there for betting.