If, like us, you love the thrill of betting on the F1 then you’ve come to the right place – we’re big fans of F1 and have a weekly F1 betting tips blog – here. But we’ve found over time not all sites have the full range of markets on offer for the big races and some price up the markets a lot later than others. Never fear though as we’ve got our 3 best F1 betting sites listed for you along with the reasons why!
Our 3 best f1 betting sites
Number 1 – Bet365
You’d struggle to find a sports fan who hadn’t heard of global betting giant bet365. With the huge global presence they have they really strive to get their f1 betting markets priced up early, through out the season they have the next race winners market priced up as soon as the previous race finishes. As well as this the drivers and constructors championship markets are always available. When it comes to the race weekends then the markets increase greatly with various bets and odds on offer – see below for full markets.
How f1 betting on the bet365 site looks
Reasons why bet365 are rated as the best F1 betting site
Next race priced up all season long
Range of markets over the race weekends
Great qualifying betting markets
Pre season priced up before testing starts
Where to find the markets – As you’ll see when you’re on the bet365 site or app there isn’t a specific F1 tab, you can find the markets under the “motor sport” tab which includes other motor sports like the Moto GP and virtual motor racing.
Number 2 – Betfair
Betfair come in second as they are just a bit slower than bet365 for getting the markets priced up which can mean you miss out on the early value. Where Betfair excel in the best F1 betting sites guide is the cash out on the exchange. As most F1 bets are placed as singles for the race this gives you the option to “cash out” or lay off your bet to secure a profit regardless.
This is great if you’re betting in race (or qualifying) as you can play the race as you see it panning out. This is where F1 knowledge kicks in with betting on races where you can see the differing strategies or lay people to win where you think the cars may struggle.
How f1 betting looks on Betfair
Reasons to bet with Betfair
New customers get three £10 free bets when they bet £10
Cash out singles on the exchange in race
Markets up early on the sports book
Enhanced prices on certain drivers in some races
F1 betting guide
F1 season long bets
Winning driver – Very simple, which driver wins the championship
Constructors Championship – Again very simple, who will be the winning constructor, this season Mercedes are of course a very short price to win this.
Special bets – These can vary depending on the time and pre season there were bets on offer for how many points Mercedes would get in the season or an under over points bet for Hamilton. Later in the season we may see some head to head bets between selected drivers .
Currently Paddy Power are offering a Max Verstappen bet on whether he will be World Champion in the next 5 or 10 years. Bet Victor (Victors £40 bonus code here) are offering a market on how many wins Nico Rosberg will get over the season (set at over 5.5 wins currently with 1 win on the board so far). Its worth Checking odds checkers F1 section to see the currently markets – Check them here http://www.oddschecker.com/motorsport/formula-one.
F1 race betting markets
Winner – Who will win the race, standard market – Can be bet on in play for some value if you see the race panning out differently to how it looks on paper. If you’re up on your betting you can lay drivers to win the races on the Betfair exchange.
Podium finish – To finish in the top 3 drivers, the markets is usually very short on Hamilton, Rosberg & Vettel but if you can spot a driver to sneak into the top 3 then there’s reasonable value on offer.
Top 6 finish – This is probably the best market for me as this can be where the F1 knowledge comes into play. There’s decent odds on offer for some more of the outsiders and its possible to find the drivers who have a good record at the track, have shown some decent pace in qualifying or have a good record in wet conditions (like Jenson Button).
top 10 finish – A tougher one to call than you may expect as there’s not a great value in a lot of the drivers so if you’re backing the back of the grid to get in the top 10 you’ll need some luck. This is a good market to follow in the wet conditions again where some drivers excel.
Pole markets – After they abandoned the embarrassment that was qualifying on the first race this goes back to a more standard market with the pole option available to back both pre sessions and in play. There is usually a pole/ winner market where you can predict both for longer odds.
We’re rally big fans of F1 betting here at bet FC but the markets and how we bet have changed over the recent seasons with the dominance of one team over the season, Red Bull followed by Mercedes. So this makes us look around the outside markets for a little more value and thats where we now bet. F1 betting is great fun and adds some thrills to race further down the track than watching the leaders race no one at the front!
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