How to place bets on Formula 1
How to place bets on Formula 1
80% of people bet on football, and only about 3% - on Formula 1. I think this is a huge omission and I suggest that you reconsider your attitude to the"Royal races". You can and should earn money on them. So, what exactly should be considered before making a bet.
It's not surprising, is it? Races are held in different countries on five continents. This is a Formula 1 feature that makes its own adjustments to the assessment of drivers ' chances at different stages. Each driver has his own style of piloting – it is clear that not all tracks are to his liking. The specifics of the track often determine the rhythm of the race, it happens that the driver can use their advantages, or Vice versa be limited by the features of the track. For example, some riders feel better about slow city tracks, while others feel better about fast traditional racetracks. In addition, on the routes "Marina Bay" in Singapore and "Yas Marina" in Dubai, the movement of cars is performed counterclockwise, which creates difficulties for pilots. Such nuances should be known and taken into account.
The starting grid
The upcoming stage of the Monaco Grand Prix, which takes place in the city, gives a minimum chance for overtaking. The same can be said about the slowest "Hungaroring", which will be in the summer – there the coincidence of the starting grid of cars reaches 90%. What can't be said about the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa, where almost every race is a continuous action with steep turns of cars and events. There are other tracks that encourage more aggressive attacks by riders. For example, in Sepang, Shanghai, Bahrain, the width of the route reaches 20 meters, which only adds opportunities for attacks and changing positions.
In the 2013 season, teams and drivers constantly complained about high wear and unreliability of tires, which forced Pirelli to make changes in the direction of reliability.
As a result, tire wear became more stable, and the ratio between starting and finishing positions reached a very high value – in 84 % of races, the starting and finishing positions of the pilots did not change practically. After the tires became more compliant, Sebastian Vettel won 9 Grands Prix in a row, and 52 % of the drivers who started from pole position finished the race on top of the podium. The FIA has introduced changes in the new season, but this does not prevent Mercedes from dominating in 2014.
Changing weather conditions make serious adjustments to the course of arrival. Here, both the tactics of pit stops and the "shoes" of cars are important. So also sure there are those who in the rain works better/worse than their competitors. Among the current lineup of drivers, Vettel and button stand out for their success in such conditions. The Belgian Grand Prix at the end of summer is just famous for its rainy weather. Therefore, it is worth keeping in mind those pilots who traditionally perform strongly during the rain or underdogs, to know what you are risking. Favorites don't belong here.
The power of the car
The situation of the driver is closely intertwined with the technical factors of the car.
Figuratively speaking, if the car does not go, then the world champion will not save the situation.
And here it is very important what the drivers themselves say about their cars. Unlike many other sports, here the comments of experts and participants of the Grand Prix are quite informative and sometimes give more food for thought than the results and impressions of the past races. It is clear that it is necessary to track the number of gatherings of pilots, and most importantly, their cause. If over and over again there are technical problems, then it is worth taking a pause and not risking how much in vain in bets on the pilots of this team.
The rules of the season
Each season is changing the rules of procedure, which introduces major adjustments to the readiness of the teams and cars. So, this year, the key was the transition from the 2.4-liter V8 to the new turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 engines, as well as the introduction of the ERS system instead of the KERS system. In addition to the new engines, fuel consumption is now regulated.
In the new season, drivers are required to spend no more than 100 kg of fuel per race, which is 60 % less than last season. The introduction of the limit has increased the value of the racing strategy. Drivers will either have to drive fast at the start of the race and then save fuel, or save fuel at the start and then catch up in the middle and end of the race. However, it is worth noting that fuel consumption will not affect qualification, its importance there is not commensurate with the race.
Choosing a bookmaker
The specifics of betting on Formula 1 will require you to be clear about your strategy, as well as the choice of a bookmaker, since not everyone has the same offers and a wide range of events. This type of betting is not only difficult for analyzing players, it is also difficult for calculating the bookmaker's probabilities, and therefore not every one of them is ready to offer wide opportunities for betting. There are additional opportunities if you are good at it, but for most it will be a lottery with unequal opportunities.
Choice of strategy
If you play only pairs to compare drivers, then the same principles work here as in other sports – two outcomes, you make your choice in favor of one of them. As for the so-called "outs", where it is proposed to put on the winner of the race / qualification or prize places (podium), there are a number of strategies, the most popular is the Dutch one.
The principle of the strategy is based on the fact that you collect a pool of riders to win or get into the point zone in such a way that the total amount of bets does not exceed the size of the minimum win. According to the same principle, the bet amount for individual riders is selected. Due to the fact that there are many pilots in the race, the odds often start with 3.0 or higher, which allows you to bet on three or more pilots and increase the chances of success.
They won't catch up with us
Some practice a form of catch-up, based in the middle of the season on the success of teams and riders, waiting for the victory of the selected favorites, increasing the amount from track to track. Taking into account the size of the coefficients, this catch-up allows you to not so aggressively increase the amount of bets, or cover a large number of pilots, thus diversifying the risks. Here, as in the case of any Dogon, it is important to calculate the bookmaker's limits for this type of bet, as well as the possibilities of your Bank, for how many iterations it will last.
In any case, no one offers to bet immediately, it is enough to try your hand at paper or start a blog where you can record your results and observations. Who knows, maybe Formula 1, in addition to pleasure, will bring profit.