F1 Odds Explained
As you’ll quickly discover when looking at F1 odds, it’s not just the winner of a particular grand prix or the drivers’ championship you can back. Traditionally, F1 betting odds were just available on the drivers’ championship or constructors’ championship, as well as the winners of each Grand Prix. But these days you can bet on every detail of Formula One, from who’ll come top in qualifying, to who’ll record the fastest lap, and even handicap markets. Below we’ll have a quick run through of some of the main markets.
F1 Qualifying Bets
The first market Formula One fans tend to bet on during a race weekend is on the outcome of the qualifiers. Unsurprisingly, the most popular bet here is predicting who will qualify in pole position.
Qualifying takes place over three mini-sessions. After the first session, the six slowest cars will drop out and will start at the back of the grid, then another six drop out after the second session, leaving the top ten to compete between themselves for the front positions in the grid.
As well as betting on who will finish in pole position, players can also bet on who will achieve the fastest lap time during qualifying.
F1 Race Grand Prix Betting
Once qualifying has organised the grid, the big race takes place on Sunday. This is where most of Formula One betting takes place.
The most popular bets on race day are on the winning driver and constructor as well as who will achieve the fastest lap. But there is also a much more diverse selection of markets available, such as who will achieve a podium finish, how many cars will finish the race, driver head-to-heads (e.g. Lewis Hamilton v Sebastian Vettel) and more novelty markets such as will the safety car be deployed.
But one of the most fun markets in Formula One betting is speed row betting.