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A Betting Guide to the 2020 Formula 1 Season

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.

Freebets.co.uk will bring you all the latest Formula 1 tips and Formula 1 free bets throughout the season.

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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.

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How is the 2020 Formula 1 Season Structured?

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under threat of cancelation – joining Australia, Holland, Azerbaijan, Singapore, France and Monaco on the list of those withdrawn from the F1 calendar in 2020.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.

Most Popular Formula 1 Bet Types

Here’s just a few of the different types of Formula 1 betting markets you can bet on during a race weekend.

  • Fastest Qualifier
  • Race Winner
  • Podium Finish
  • Top-6 Finish
  • Top-10 Finish (often called ‘Points Finish’)
  • Fastest Lap
  • Number of Finishers
  • Both Teams Drivers to Finish in the Points
  • Safety Car to be Needed
  • Winning Margin

F1 Betting Tips 2020

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.

Outright F1 Tips

Furthermore you can bet on the outright destination of these two season-long outright Formula 1 betting markets: 

  • Driver’s Championship
  • Constructors Championship

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. 

Our outright F1 Bets:

  • Drivers Championship:  Max Verstappen at 9/2
  • Constructors Championship: Mercedes at 1/4

Top Formula 1 Drivers

  • Lewis Hamilton – the Mercedes driver is chasing his seventh World Drivers Championship in 2020 and is already one of the sport’s greats. 
  • Sebastian Vettel – three times a World Champion when driving for Red Bull. 2020 is his last season for Ferrari and the second most successful driver currently racing will have loads to prove in the coming season.
  • Charles Leclerc – fast-tracked into a coveted Ferrari seat in 2019 and took little time in winning, he’s massively fast.
  • Max Verstappen – fast and respected by rivals, team bosses and fans. Exciting to watch, young, arrogant and fearless, he often outperforms the feasible abilities of his Red Bull car.

Top Formula 1 Teams

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: 

  • Mercedes
  • Ferrari
  • Red Bull

F1 Betting FAQ

Occasional pop-up Formula 1 free bet offers as well as price boosts and concessions do crop up. In 2020 you should find plenty of these during the pair of races staged at Silverstone on August 2nd and August 9th, the spiritual home of the sport.
The only place you can watch F1 live in the UK is via a Sky subscription on their Sky Sports F1 channel where they also show the live practice and qualifying sessions all in glorious 4K UHD quality. If you are outside the UK then check your local listings for Formula 1 live streaming options.
Live ‘in running’ betting on Formula 1 has been restricted to the simple outright race winner in the past but in 2020 a host of additional live F1 betting markets will be available to punters, these will include: Fastest Lap, driver ‘Match Bets’ and Safety Car use.
A massively exciting sport to bet on, where integrity can never be questioned, Formula 1 now offers countless ways of getting involved in the action. You can use your judgement, as pit-wall bosses do, to make decisive ‘mid-race’ decisions and with races designed to last 90 minutes – which we know works well for soccer – you have a great chance of translating your homework into profit.