F1 betting tips
Our F1 betting tips covered the 2016 season and we had a very profitable season with winners as big as 26/1 (Grosjean top 6 in Bahrain) and most winners we shared were at evens or above. 2017 looks set to be a cracking season with the shock retirement of Nico Rosberg opening up a seat at Mercedes for someone to try to take on Hamilton again. It looks like this years titles is Hamilton’s to lose based on how the other teams are talking about their engines. We’ll add some tips for the season once we’ve seen the results from the first rounds of testing and then we will be back with our regular 3 tips for every race!
2017 F1 tips – Australian GP
The first race of the season is always a tough one to call with the teams often keeping the true pace of their cars hidden in testing. This season looks like it will be the same again with Red Bull appearing to lack the pace of Mercedes and Ferrari in testing but I’m not buying that the car has gone backwards this year. So far in P1 and P2 Hamilton has left everyone (even his own team mate) behind.
Raikkonnen top 3 finish 2.63 – Its clear from practice that the Ferraris are second fastest to the Mercedes so should be 3rd and 4th in theory. I’m yet to be convinced that Bottas has settled and got the car how he wants it and think we could see him miss out on the podium.
Hamilton hat-trick 3.5 – This means, pole – fastest lap – winner. Based on the lap speeds Lewis has been putting out so far this is a good possibility. He was within 1 tenth of the lap record at the track in practise and could break it in race.
Outside bet – Grosjean top 6 – 6/1 – He’s been clocking some reasonable times in both testing and practice, including 8th fastest in P1
Previous tips from last season
It all comes down to this – .
Main bet 1 – Verstappen podium finish 2.1 This is a great value price for one of the hottest drivers in F1 right now. In Brazil Verstappen was absolutely incredible with his wide overtakes and 3rd place finish, bar a spin he could have finished 2nd or even won – Personally I’d have loved to see him and Hamilton battling it our for the win in the rain! If Hamilton is to win the title then he’ll need Verstappen and Riccardo to finish above Rosberg and win himself which will be tough.
Main bet 2 – Button points finish 2.25 – Was 6th here last time out and this could potentially be his last race in F1. Great value for a great driver.
Side bet – Rosberg 1st retirement 26 – Big punt here, as a Hamliton fan this would be the dream start. Rosberg has been really lucky this season with no major car issues or crashes. Potentially he could crash out in the first corner when Verstappen tries to pass him – Back at your own risk, this is just my dream!
Hopefully you’ll tell from reading our regular blog that here at betfc.co.uk we’re big fans of the F1. We watch every race in the season and have done for years and we’ve had the odd jolly to the races including a memorable weekend at Monza a couple of years ago. Whilst F1 betting is big we believe there’s still some great value to be found in the markets and we’re hoping to make the 2016 season a profitable one!