Formula 1 or F1 has one of the largest numbers of followers worldwide of any sport and, in the last decade, the F1 betting market has grown to become extremely popular. In the world of F1 betting, the punter can choose to bet on the outcome of the championship or a single race. In the first format, the backer can predict which driver will win the championship over the course of the Grand Prix calendar, as well as which drivers will finish in the top 6 or in the top 3 at the end of the season. Furthermore, punters can also predict which drivers will finish the championship as first and runner-up. Read on for all the latest F1 betting tips, news, strategy guides, basically all things Formula One betting.
A new Formula 1 season is ready to go with supporters already showing love and enthusiasm for their favorite teams. Millions of people around the world, tens of thousands of which are punters as well, follow the biggest Formula 1 races. The 2018 season looks to be a two-horse-race between Ferrari and Mercedes, with other teams behind, ready to ruin the party. Every year, wagering the start of a F1 season involves a wealth of fans all over the world looking make things more exciting, meaning plenty bet on the winner of races and final world championship markets.
Bookmakers use Formula 1 odds to mirror how likely is a situation going to happen during a race or season. It’s like a roll of die when you try to predict the number that it’s going to land on. Bookmakers make their own estimation and calculate what they think is the real probability of something happening during the event. Every bookmaker offers different markets when it comes to Formula 1. Some of them traditionally offer just winners options, others give loads of opportunities, like predicting the final podium or the quickest driver of a race.
Before betting, it’s really important to identify the real value of Formula 1 odds. Consider a real opportunity to win good money placing a bet. An example is a bookmaker giving a top driver 7/2, which means that he’s considered likely to win the whole competition with a probability of 35%. If your opinion is that this driver has more chances to win the competition, let’s say around a good 70%, you should consider that one a good bet opportunity.
Formula 1 has its roots in Europe during the 1920s and 30s, becoming a world competition in 1950. After that, an impressive number of people started following the races, supporting their favorite drivers. The 90s represented the real change, with the introduction of technology and new aerodynamics tools that made a powerful engine just a piece of the puzzle needed to win the competition.
Duels like the one between Häkkinen and Schumacher form the history of the modern Formula 1, one that has generally seen main characters Ferrari and Mercedes succeed with other teams sometimes in the middle breaking the silence. In the last few years other great drivers entertained the huge number of followers that Formula 1 engages each season.
Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are just few names of drivers that recently battled for the tallest step of the podium. Formula 1 betting is entertaining and enjoyable, with most of the bookmakers offering a large amount of betting markets and lots of in-play opportunities.
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