The 2012 Formula 1 season is in full swing and this year there are more betting options than ever before to keep fans of the world’s most popular spectator sport happy. Formula 1 Betting is a great way to make a race even more exciting and with the number of markets on offer at the big online betting sites like Bet365 and bwin you’re sure to find a bet which appeals to you. As well as betting on the popular markets like who will win the race, you can bet on drivers to take a place on the podium, or even to get a points finish. This means you can have a bit of fun by cheering for the backmarkers as well those leading the race. Another good bet is the match bet, where you bet on one driver to finish ahead of another. Their respective finishing positions don’t matter once the driver which you pick finishes ahead of the other one.
Another great aspect of Formula 1 betting is in-play betting. All good betting sites now offer live betting during the race. As soon as the green lights go out, the odds are constantly shifting and changing and you can place bets on all of the same markets right up until the chequered flag. This means that if you’re good at reading the race and the various teams’ pit strategies you can make some serious money with in-play betting.
If you want to succeed at betting on formula 1, there are a few key things you need to pay attention to. The first is each driver’s history at the circuit which they’re racing at. You should go back through previous races and see how they’ve faired there in the past. If it looks like they’ve struggled, avoid them. Secondly, keep an eye on the weather. Looking at the long term weather forecast a week before the race can give you an opportunity to bet on drivers that do well in wet weather if the forecast is calling for rain. Lastly, keep a close eye on the qualifying session. If a car looks to be struggling, it’s possible that the engineers have got the setup wrong and may not be able to tweak it enough to be competitive come race time. The qualification is the best window into how the race will go.