Formula 1 Betting Strategy: Formula 1 Season Betting

SHARE

Formula 1 Betting Strategy: Formula 1 Season Betting

The 2014 Formula 1 season heralds sweeping changes to the sport, and the first race was full of surprises, but are there any certainties for gamblers translate into profit? While the rules of the sport have become more complex, the range of betting markets on offer remains refreshingly simple. Key markets are the winner of the drivers and constructors' championships, 'race winner', 'podium finish' and 'fastest lap'. And with one race of the new season under our belts already, there are plenty of trends to track.

Drivers and Constructors' Championship

Looking at the constructors' championship, Mercedes has raced into pole position as the bookies' favourite after a dominant drive by Nico Rosberg. Ladbrokes Sports' odds of 4/7 are perhaps a little surprising given that Lewis Hamilton's practice performance was not translated into points thanks to engine trouble. And, despite taking the most points in Australia, McLaren are still only rated at 9/1 by Ladbrokes Sports. So now may be a good time to back McLaren, or back another fan favourite to improve - after all, it's early days and anything can happen.

The same is true for the drivers' championship, where favourites Hamilton and Rosberg top the billing at 2/1 and 5/2 respectively, before the field spreads into much longer odds to tempt the speculative among you.

But for those who prefer to build a steady F1 strategy race by race, there are plenty of tactical concerns to consider.

Early Betting

Betting before a practice even begins is a good way to nab top odds. Looking ahead to the Malaysian Grand Prix, Mercedes duo Hamilton and Rosberg are available at 7/4 and 9/4 respectively, but then the odds leap to 12/1 for the rest of the field. That makes picking outside the favourite options an enticing prospect, particularly amid the uncertainty of retirement and disqualification.

To maximise the 'race winner' market, consider hedging your bets with an each-way play, or betting on a podium finish, to reduce your chances of wasting a bet. Button, for example, ended up on the podium in Melbourne, so having a £10 punt on him each-way in Malaysia at 14/1 would see returns of £28 if he replicates the feat.

Of course, top odds come at a cost. At this stage of the season, with relatively little information available, it's risky to make early calls: and that's why more pragmatic punters may prefer to wait until practice begins in order to monitor which drivers and cars are performing well.

Value of Practice

Although your instincts may have you jumping straight into the 'race winner' market, practices are much more useful when looking for the fastest lap. It's much easier to predict whether a fast lap can be replicated than the various other twists and turns a race may take. Better still, a driver may win you your bet even if they retire from the race on the day.

Points Finish

One final, and often overlooked, Formula 1 betting market is the 'points finish'. Frequently ignored because of the tiny odds on top drivers, playing this market with more marginal figures from the sport can be a profitable sideline. And some bookies even offer accumulators if you're feeling confident.

To investigate all of your options, visit Ladbrokes Sports today!

Recommended Betting Sites

Secure Trusted Verified
Advertiser Disclosure
Every online gambler deserves a safe and fair place to play. Our mission at Gambling.com is to create a safe online environment for players through free, impartial and independent reviews of Ireland's best online gambling companies so that you can play with confidence and security. All ratings and reviews are made independently of the operator by our team of gaming experts and with every company being fully licensed they can be trusted to offer fair play. We accept compensation from the companies advertised on this page and this may affect the brand positioning. We endeavour to continuously update this list so we can bring you the most current sites and the best available offers but we cannot review every site in the market.
Advertiser Disclosure
Every online gambler deserves a safe and fair place to play. Our mission at Gambling.com is to create a safe online environment for players through free, impartial and independent reviews of Ireland's best online gambling companies so that you can play with confidence and security. All ratings and reviews are made independently of the operator by our team of gaming experts and with every company being fully licensed they can be trusted to offer fair play. We accept compensation from the companies advertised on this page and this may affect the brand positioning. We endeavour to continuously update this list so we can bring you the most current sites and the best available offers but we cannot review every site in the market.
Terms and Conditions apply for all bonuses. Must be 18+ to participate.

Betting Strategy Articles


Marseille vs Salzburg Betting Tips: Try Double Chance Option
Marseille vs Salzburg Betting Tips: Try Double Chance Option

Olympique Marseille and Red Bull Salzburg meet in a Europa League semi-final this Thursday after both sides made remarkable comebacks in the second part of the quarter-final stage. As always, a ... Read More

Arsenal vs Atletico Europa League Semi-Final Betting Tips
Arsenal vs Atletico Europa League Semi-Final Betting Tips

Arsene Wenger doesn't have long left with the Gunners and he will hope that his squad carries momentum back into a season-defining Europa League campaign, with European football’s second most ... Read More

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Betting Tips: Back Ronaldo Goal
Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Betting Tips: Back Ronaldo Goal

Real Madrid travel to the Allianz Arena on Wednesday to take on Bayern Munich, and they will certainly know what to expect. This match will be the 25th time these sides have met, which extends the ... Read More

Liverpool vs Roma Betting Tips: Is a Home Win on the Cards?
Liverpool vs Roma Betting Tips: Is a Home Win on the Cards?

When the 2017/18 Champions League got underway months ago, neither Liverpool or Roma would’ve assumed they’d get as far as they have in the tournament. Yet both will now have high hopes of ... Read More

Betting Tips: Who Will Replace Wenger as Arsenal Manager?
Betting Tips: Who Will Replace Wenger as Arsenal Manager?

After 22 years at the helm, Arsene Wenger will step down as Arsenal manager at the end of the 2017/18 campaign. So now it's time to look at the betting options for what everybody is already thinking - ... Read More

Royal Baby Betting
Royal Baby Betting

The announcement of Kate Middleton’s pregnancy has not only caused headlines across the world but has also presented plenty of markets concerning the forthcoming Royal Baby. ... Read More

Betting Navigation

Newsletter

Sign up for the free Gambling.com Newsletter to stay on top of all the best bonuses!
We will never share or misuse your personal information. Privacy Policy

Latest Betting Strategy

Betting Guides

Country Guide

DISCLAIMER: Online Wagering is illegal in some Jurisdictions. It is your responsibility to check your local regulations before playing online. GDC Trading Ltd takes no responsibility for your actions.
© 2011-2018 GDC Trading Limited. All Rights Reserved. Gambling.com is a registered trademark of GDC Trading Limited.
Terms and Conditions   |   Privacy Policy

Asset 4AndroidGET IT ONfacebookDownload_on_the_App_Store_Badge_US-UK_RGB_blk_4SVG_092917twitter