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Brazilian Grand Prix Betting Tips (November 17)

For the second season running Lewis Hamilton is heading to Brazil with the world championship firmly in the bag. The Mercedes ace claimed his sixth F1 drivers’ title a fortnight ago, finishing second in the United States Grand Prix, and that means he is now the second most successful driver in the history of the sport, one world title behind the legendary Michael Schumacher.

“It's been the hardest year for us and the team,” Hamilton said after wrapping up the title. “We lost Niki [Lauda] this year, a crucial and pivotal member of this team. The emotional rollercoaster that we've been on with losing him… outside of the car, just trying to remain focused throughout the year, that is the toughest and I guess only other athletes at the top of their game can relate to it properly. To arrive weekend in, weekend out, can't drop the ball like I did [on Saturday in qualifying] for example, and being able to bounce back from the lower days.

“This car has not been easy for us. We started the season going to Melbourne thinking we were going to be behind. At the midpoint of the season we were behind, it's been a real challenge this second half of the season. I think it's the toughest second half of the season that we've had as a team, fighting against Ferrari and Red Bull. We welcome that.”

Hamilton will set his sights on equalling Schumacher’s record by becoming a seven-time world champion in 2020, but before he can do that there is the small matter of wrapping up a highly-successful 2019 campaign that could be his most successful to date. The 34-year-old racked up 11 victories on his way to becoming world champion in 2018, and with 10 wins in the books and two races left to go, Hamilton can not only surpass his personal record for race wins, he could also record a career-best points total. You would be forgiven for thinking that would not matter to a man who already has the biggest prize on offer wrapped up, but the newly crowned world champion has set his sights on more success before the season is over.

“I’m ready for the next race,” he told Sky Sports after winning the world championship yet again. “These next races we won't let up, we’ll keep pushing.”

Hamilton probably said something similar a year ago when he travelled to Brazil as the newly-crowned world champion, and on that occasion he walked away with a race win. So there is every chance that history could repeat itself on Sunday and I am backing that to happen. Unlike two weeks ago where Hamilton’s main aim was to finish the race in the top eight, he has noting riding on the outcome of the race and that means for the first time this season he can race freely and not worry about the outcome. When the best driver in the sport can do that he is hard to beat so I am backing the British ace for his third Brazilian Grand Prix victory in four years and his 11th race win of the 2019 season.


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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.


Formula 1 Drivers' Championship Standings

1Lewis Hamilton (Champion)Mercedes381
2Valterri BottasMercedes314
3Charles LeclercFerrari249
4Max VerstappenRed Bull235
5Sebastian VettelFerrari230
6Alexander AlbonRed Bull84
7Carlos Sainz JrMcLaren80
8Pierre GaslyToro Rosso77
9Daniel RicciardoRenault46
10Sergio PerezRacing Point44
11Lando MorrisMcLaren41
12Nico HulkenbergRenault37
13Danill KvyatToro Rosso34
14Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo31
15Lance StrollRacing Point21
16Kevin MagnussenHaas20
17Romain GrosjeanHaas8
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo4
19Robert KubicaWilliams1
20George RussellWilliams0

Formula 1 Constructors' Championship Standings

1Mercedes (Champions)695
3Red Bull366
6Racing Point65
7Toro Rosso64
8Alfa Romeo35

2019 Formula 1 Schedule (Start times GMT)

Date - TimeEvent Name Location
01 Dec 2019 13:10Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Marina Circuit

2019 Formula 1 Driver Line-ups

MercedesLewis HamiltonValtteri Bottas
FerrariSebastian VettelCharles Leclerc
Red BullPierre GaslyMax Verstappen
WilliamsGeorge RusellRobert Kubica
McLarenLando NorrisCarlos Sainz Jr
Racing PointSergio PerezLance Stroll
Toro RossoAlexander AlbionDaniil Kvyat
RenaultDaniel RicciardoNico Hulkenberg
HaasRomain GrosjeanKevin Magnussen
Alfa RomeoKimi RaikkonenAntonio Giovinazzi

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 five-time winner Lewis Hamilton and four-time champion Sebastian Vettel. With his world championship win in 2018, Hamilton became the most successful British driver in the history of Formula 1.

Formula 1 World Champions

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
2018Lewis HamiltonMercedes88
2019Lewis HamiltonMercedes
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

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
2018MercedesLewis HamiltonValtteri Bottas--84
2019MercedesLewis HamiltonValtteri Bottas--

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