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Bettingpro.com's writers offer Formula 1 betting tips for every single race during the F1 season as well as letting our readers know about the latest F1 betting odds and bookmaker promotions.

Previous Formula 1 Betting Tips

RaceTip 1Tip 2Profit/Loss:
10pt Stake
AustraliaHamilton pole position @ 8/11Ricciardo top 3 finish @ 6/5U2.73
BehrainVettel to win @ 3/1Ricciardo not to finish on podium @ 1/2+35
ChinaHamilton to win @ EVSMcLaren double points finish @ 15/8U20
AzerbaijanVettel to win @ 7/4Ricciardo top 3 finish @ 13/8U20
SpainVettel to win @ 6/4Perez points finish+3.75
MonacoVettel to win @ 7/4Bottas top 3 finishU20
CanadaHamilton to win @ 13/8Bottas top 3 finish @ EVS0
FranceVettel to win @ 6/4Red Bull double points finish @ 1/2U5
AustriaHamilton to win @ 11/10Ricciardo top 6 finish @ 1/2U20
Great BritainHamilton to win @ 11/10Riccardo top 6 finish @ 1/2U5
GermanyOcon points finish @ 11/10Ricciardo top 6 finish @ 1/2+1
HungaryVettel to win @ 15/8Force India double points finish @ 7/4U20
BelgiumHamilton to win @ 13/8Ricciardo top 6 finish @ 4/7U20
ItalyVettel to win @ 11/10Force India double points finish @ 11/8+3.75
SingaporeForce India double points finish @ 15/8Ricciardo top 6 finish @ 1/2U5
RussiaHamilton to win @ 11/10Bottas top 3 finish @ 3/4+18.50
JapanHamilton/Bottas combined podium finish @ 6/4Verstappen top 3 finish @13/8+31.25
United StatesHamilton to win @ 8/13Winning margin over 6 seconds @ 17/10U20
MexicoBottas top 3 finish @ 2/1Force India double points finish @ EVSU20
BrazilVerstappen top 3 finish @ 11/8Winning margin over 6 seconds @ EVS+3.75

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Formula 1 Betting Tips Guide: How To Bet On F1

With outright markets and no less than 20 races to bet on during the Formula 1 season, there are plenty of opportunities to bet on the sport. But which race markets will give you the best opportunity to make a profit when betting on F1? Here are a guide to the most popular Formula 1 betting markets that will be available to punters all season long…

Race Winner

Like many of the Formula 1 betting markets you will read about here, the Race Winner market is extremely straightforward because you are simply betting on who will win the race. This odds in this market is available nice and early before every race, but if you want to see how a driver performs in practice and/or qualifying before placing your bet you can, because this pre-race market is available right up until the race gets underway. The catch is the odds available may not always be particularly appealing due to the fact there are usually only a handful of drivers that realistically have a chance of winning the race if nothing strange occurs. But if the top few drivers are being competitive, even the favourite can be backed a reasonable odds.

Top 3 Finish

When betting on this market you are backing a driver to finish on the podium – it does not matter which position. The likes of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel will be short-priced in this market, but that does not mean there are some good options to be had and we did enjoy several winners when betting on Top 3 Finish market during the 2017 season, with Daniel Ricciardo providing the majority of them at stand-out odds of 7/4. It does not matter if the driver you back finishes first, second or third – he just needs to be standing on the podium at the end of the race for this to be a winner.

Top 6 Finish

This market works in just the same way as the Top 3 Finish market, but instead you are backing a driver to finish in the Top 6. Of course the likes of Hamilton and Vettel will be unbackable here, but even beyond that you will have to settle for short odds if you want to back the likes of Ricciardo and Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen. This is a market where you turn to a driver lower down the F1 pecking order – we went with Sergio Perez in last season’s Russian Grand Prix and he came up trumps to deliver us a 7/2 winner when we backed him to finish in the Top 6.

Fastest Lap

This market is all about speed. It does not matter where the man you back finishes – in fact, it does not matter if he finishes the race at all. As long as the driver you back completes one full lap of the race quicker than every other driver manages, your bet will be a winner. A tidy profit can be made when backing even the best drivers due to the nature of this market. A car and driver does not need to be competitive for the duration of the race, the whole package just needs to come together for one go around the circuit. 

Pole Position

This market pays out before the race itself because you are betting on who will claim pole position in qualifying on the Saturday. The usual suspects – Hamilton and Vettel – are likely to be heading up this market all season long, but that does not mean you cannot get decent enough odds when backing one of the best to start Saturday’s race from the front row. This market can lead to a decent return, but it is not one that is renowned for securing big pay-outs, especially when you consider Hamilton has been a dominant force in qualifying in recent years.

2018 FORMULA 1 SEASON GUIDE

Formula 1 Drivers' Championship Standings

POSITIONDRIVERTEAMPOINTS
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes383
2Sebastian VettelFerrari302
3Kimi RaikkonenFerrari251
4Valtteri BottasMercedes237
5Max VerstappenRed Bull234
6Daniel RicciardoRed Bull158
7Nico HulkenbergRenault69
8Sergio PerezForce India58
9Kevin MagnussenHaas55
10Fernando AlonsoForce India50
11Esteban OconForce India49
12Carlos Sainz JrRenault45
13Romain GrosjeanHaas35
14Charles LeclercSauber33
15Pierre GaslyToro Rosso29
16Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren12
17Marcus EricssonSauber9
18Lance StrollWilliams6
19Brendon HartleyToro Rosso4
20Sergey SirotkinWilliams1

Formula 1 Drivers' Championship Betting Odds

Formula 1 Constructors' Championship Standings

POSITIONTEAMPOINTS
1Mercedes620
2Ferrari553
3Red Bull392
4Renault114
5Haas90
6McLaren62
7Force India48
8Sauber42
9Toro Rosso33
10Williams7

Formula 1 Constructors' Championship Betting Odds

2018 Formula 1 Schedule (Start times BST)

Date - TimeEvent Name Location
25 Nov 2018 13:10Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Marina Circuit

2018 Formula 1 Driver Line-ups

TEAMDRIVER #1DRIVER #2
MercedesLewis HamiltonValtteri Bottas
FerrariSebastian VettelKimi Raikkonen
Red BullDaniel RicciardoMax Verstappen
WilliamsLance StrollSergey Sirotkin
McLarenFernando AlonsoStoffel Vandoorne
Force IndiaSergio PerezEsteban Ocon
Toro RossoPierre GaslyBrendon Hartley
RenaultNico HulkenbergCarlos Sainz
HaasRomain GrosjeanKevin Magnussen
SauberMarcus EricssonCharles Leclerc

Formula 1 history

Michael Schumacher continues to be the most successful Formula One driver of all time having won the Drivers' Championship on a record-setting seven occasions, while the most successful active drivers at this time are four-time winners Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. With his world championship win in 2018, Hamilton is now the most successful British driver in the history of Formula 1.

Formula 1 World Champions

YEARDRIVERTEAMWINNING MARGIN
1950Giuseppe FarinaAlfa Romeo3
1951Juan Manuel FangioAlfa Romeo6
1952Alberto AscariFerrari12
1953Alberto AscariFerrari6.5
1954Juan Manuel FangioMaserari/Mercedes16.86
1955Juan Manuel FangioMercedes16.5
1956Juan Manuel FangioFerrari3
1957Juan Manuel FangioMaserati15
1958Mike HawthornFerrari1
1959Jack BrabhamCooper4
1960Jack BrabhamCooper9
1961Phil HillFerrari1
1962Graham HillBRM12
1963Jim ClarkLotus21
1964John SurteesFerrari1
1965Jim ClarkLotus14
1966Jack BrabhamBrabham14
1967Denny HulmeBrabham5
1968Graham HillLotus12
1969Jackie StewartMatra26
1970Jochen RindtLotus5
1971Jackie StewartTyrrell29
1972Emerson FittipaldiLotus16
1973Jackie StewartTyrrell16
1974Emerson FittipaldiMcLaren3
1975Niki LaudaFerrari19.5
1976James HuntMcLaren1
1977Niki LaudaFerrari17
1978Mario AndrettiLotus13
1979Jody ScheckterFerrari4
1980Alan JonesWilliams13
1981Nelson PiquetBrabham1
1982Keke RosbergWilliams5
1983Nelson PiquetBrabham2
1984Niki LaudaMcLaren0.5
1985Alain ProstMcLaren20
1986Alain ProstMcLaren2
1987Nelson PiquetWilliams12
1988Ayrton SennaMcLaren3
1989Alain ProstMcLaren16
1990Ayrton SennaMcLaren7
1991Ayrton SennaMcLaren24
1992Nigel MansellWilliams52
1993Alain ProstWilliams26
1994Michael SchumacherBenetton1
1995Michael SchumacherBenetton33
1996Damon HillWilliams19
1997Jacques VilleneuveWilliams39
1998Mika HakkinenMcLaren14
1999Mika HakkinenMcLaren2
2000Michael SchumacherFerrari19
2001Michael SchumacherFerrari58
2002Michael SchumacherFerrari67
2003Michael SchumacherFerrari2
2004Michael SchumacherFerrari34
2005Fernando AlonsoRenault21
2006Fernando AlonsoRenault13
2007Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1
2008Lewis HamiltonMcLaren1
2009Jenson ButtonBrawn11
2010Sebastian VettelRed Bull4
2011Sebastian VettelRed Bull122
2012Sebastian VettelRed Bull3
2013Sebastian VettelRed Bull155
2014Lewis HamiltonMercedes67
2015Lewis HamiltonMercedes59
2016Nico RosbergMercedes5
2017Lewis HamiltonMercedes46
Mercedes have dominated the Constructors' Championship in recent seasons but it remains some way behind its rivals in the historical standings. Ferrari remain the most successful team in the history of Formula One having won the team championship on 16 occasions, with Williams next up at nine ahead of eight-time winners McLaren.

Formula 1 Constructors Champions

YEARTEAMDRIVERSWINNING MARGIN
1958VanwallStirling MossTony Brooks--8
1959CooperJack BrabhamStirling MossBruce McLaren-8
1960CooperJack BrabhamBruce McLaren--14
1961FerrariPhil HillWolfgang von Trips--10
1962BRMGraham Hill---6
1963LotusJim Clark---18
1964FerrariJohn SurteesLorenzo Bandi--3
1965LotusJim Clark---9
1966BrabhamJack Brabham---11
1967BrabhamDenny HulmeJack Brabham--19
1968LotusGraham HillJo SiffertJim ClarkJackie Oliver13
1969MatraJackie StewartJean-Pierre Beltoise--17
1970LotusJochen RindtEmerson FittipaldiGraham HillJohn Miles7
1971TyrrellJackie StewartFrancois Cevert--37
1972LotusEmerson Fittipaldi---10
1973LotusEmerson FittipaldiRonnie Peterson--10
1974McLarenEmerson FittipaldiDenny HulmeMike HailwoodDavid Hobbs/Jochen Mass8
1975FerrariClay RegazzoniNiki Lauda--18.5
1976FerrariNiki LaudaClay Regazzoni--9
1977FerrariNiki LaudaCarlos Reutemann--33
1978LotusMario AndrettiRonnie Peterson--28
1979FerrariJody ScheckterGilles Villeneuve--38
1980WilliamsAlan JonesCarlos Reutemann--54
1981WilliamsAlan JonesCarlos Reutemann--34
1982FerrariGilles VilleneuveDidier PironiPatrick TambayMario Andretti5
1983FerrariPatrick TambayRene Arnoux--10
1984McLarenAlain ProstNiki Lauda--86
1985McLarenNiki LaudaAlain ProstJohn Watson-8
1986WilliamsNigel MansellNelson Piquet--45
1987WilliamsNigel MansellNelson PiquetRiccardo Patrese-61
1988McLarenAlain ProstAyrton Senna--134
1989McLarenAyrton SennaAlain Prost--64
1990McLarenAyrton SennaGerhard Berger--11
1991McLarenAyrton SennaGerhard Berger--14
1992WilliamsNigel MansellRiccardo Patrese--65
1993WilliamsDamon HillAlain Prost--84
1994WilliamsDamon HillAyrton SennaDavid CoulthardNigel Mansell15
1995BenettonMichael SchumacherJohnny Herbert--25
1996WilliamsDamon HillJacques Villeneuve--105
1997WilliamsJacques VilleneuveHeinz-Harald Frentzen--21
1998McLarenDavid CoulthardMika Hakkinen--23
1999FerrariMichael SchumacherEddie IrvineMika Salo-4
2000FerrariMichael SchumacherRubens Barrichello--18
2001FerrariMichael SchumacherRubens Barrichello--77
2002FerrariMichael SchumacherRubens Barrichello--129
2003FerrariMichael SchumacherRubens Barrichello--14
2004FerrariMichael SchumacherRubens Barrichello--143
2005RenaultFernando AlonsoGiancarlo Fisichella--9
2006RenaultFernando AlonsoGiancarlo Fisichella--5
2007FerrariFelipe MassaKimi Raikkonen--103
2008FerrariKimi RaikkonenFelipe Massa--21
2009BrawnJenson ButtonRubens Barrichello--18.5
2010Red BullSebastian VettelMark Webber--44
2011Red BullSebastian VettelMark Webber--153
2012Red BullSebastian VettelMark Webber--60
2013Red BullSebastian VettelMark Webber--236
2014MercedesNico RosbergLewis Hamilton--296
2015MercedesNico RosbergLewis Hamilton--275
2016MercedesNico RosbergLewis Hamilton--297
2017MercedesLewis HamiltonValtteri Bottas--146

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