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!
F1 tips – Japanese GP
Great qualifying performance from Hamilton to take pole and a lap record too. The grid is a little distorted with 5 cars taking engine penalties and Alonso starting right at the back yet again
Perez top 6 finish 6/5 Betfair
Riccardo – top 3 1/1
Outside bet – Verstappen winner 22/1
An outside bet just incase Hamilton/ Vettel do anything silly!
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!
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Number 1 – 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.
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Cash out singles on the exchange in race
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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 .
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!
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!