There’s every chance that we will see some big upsets in this delayed F1 2020 season, which began on July 5, particularly in the outright F1 betting odds which are dominated by Mercedes and their drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
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With Formula 1 betting increasing in popularity some of the biggest online bookies have recruited so-called experts to provide their Lewis Hamilton tips – let’s face it the English driver starts favourite in most of the races he enters.
Our Formula 1 tipsters however will provide interesting and profitable F1 betting angles beyond who simply wins the race.
The 2020 Formula 1 season was supposed to consist of 22 races until Covid-19 intervened and even in midsummer it’s unclear just how many races there will be.
It is believed to be around 15 with all the races in north and south America under threat of cancelation – joining Australia, Holland, Azerbaijan, Singapore, France and Monaco on the list of those withdrawn from the F1 calendar in 2020.
We know there will be two races in Austria to kick off proceedings followed by the Hungarian GP, two races in the UK, then a Spanish, Belgian and Italian Grand Prix (on September 6) but things are unclear after this.
But nothing else has changed, the Driver’s Championship will still be decided on the driver who accumulates the most points during the season and they earn 25 points for a race win, 18 for second, 15 for third, then 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1.
The Constructors Championship is decided on the total points their two cars garner during the season and this simply adds together the points of both drivers at the season’s end.
Here’s just a few of the different types of Formula 1 betting markets you can bet on during a race weekend.
With Valtteri Bottas taking 10 fastest laps from the 42 races staged in 2018 and 2019, he’s never a bad bet in that market during race week.
Similarly a Safety Car was not needed 12 times in 2019’s 21 races – so is another good Formula One bet on a race-on-race basis.
Furthermore you can bet on the outright destination of these two season-long outright Formula 1 betting markets:
Here you have to like Mercedes who have been so dominant for the past six years and their star driver Lewis Hamilton, who often gets off to a slow start but traditionally picks up plenty of race victories as the season progresses.
Three teams have dominated Formula 1 since 2014 when a regulation change saw cars propelled by hybrid power and relatively small 1.6 litre V6 engines. They are: