Formula 1: Betting Offers
Amidst turmoil surrounding the signing of a new Concorde Agreement, and cost concerns of replacing V8 engines, the new Formula 1 season is almost on the starting grid.
2013 is the sixty-fourth season of the Formula 1 World Championship, and as always it’s a great opportunity to take online bookies up on some of the great Formula 1 betting offers they reward members with prior to and during the F1 season.
And there’s certainly plenty to play for with the F1 betting offers that some of the bookies are currently giving away. Eleven teams and twenty-two drivers will contest the twenty Grand Prix races that make up the 2013 F1 Grand Prix season.
The winning driver and team will be crowned the World Drivers’ and World Constructors’ Champions after the last race in Brazil on November 24th. But who’s in the running, and who should you place a bet on?
F1 Drivers To Bet On
Sebastian Vettel will begin the season as the defending champion, having won the title in the final race of 2012. Vettel, who drives for Infiniti Red Bull, currently has odds of 5/4 at most of the online bookies we've reviewed and is well worth considering if using free bets.
In second place last year, Fernando Alonso, driving for Ferrari, is another to look out for. Most bookies have him at odds of around 11/4, with Jenson Button, fifth last year, at 7/1.
Last year’s fourth place, 2008 F1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, surprised us when he announced that he was joining Mercedes on a three year contract.
It’ll be interesting to see how the move/new car goes and we'd hold off placing free bets on him until he's got a few races under his belt and you can judge how his season might go.
F1 Betting Options
Some new names to think about when betting on the 2013 F1 season include: Valtteri Bottas, driving for Williams; Max Chilton, making his F1 debut for Marussia; and Esteban Gutiérrez, who at 22 will be the youngest newcomer, racing for Sauber.
So if you fancy a bit of a gamble with your bookies F1 betting offers why not check out the great odds these guys are sure to be at.
F1 Races To Bet On
The new 2013 Formula 1 season starts in Melbourne on 17th March and is followed a week later by the Malaysian Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur on the 24th.
Both are great opportunities to use free bets with every driver will want to win the first race of the year. Last season, Jenson Button won the Australian Grand Prix for his third time.
Will he equal the Michael Schumacher's record this time around? You may want to use Formula 1 betting offers to back Button, or you might decide on last season’s runner-up, Fernando Alonso, who won at Melbourne in 2006 and came second in 2007.
Of course, defending champion, Sebestian Vettel, won in 2011 and, although he doesn’t usually get off to a great start, has to be up there as a contender for this years title.
Malaysian Grand Prix
The Malaysian Grand Prix takes place at the new Sepang International Circuit which has proved popular with the fans as it allows them closer access to the track.
Sepang is one of the most technically challenging circuits and the combination of long high-speed straights and tight twisting complexes make it one of F1’s most exciting tracks.
It’s wide too, so perfect for overtaking and drivers like Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton who should both be in their element and certainly looking for a podium finish.
Alonso won this race last year, so it may be worth using a free bet offer to back him this time out if your online bookie offers decent odds on this particular betting market.
Formula 1 is very popular amongst fans of sports betting, and there are plenty of F1 betting markets for you to use the free bets that online bookies offer on the sport.
These include: winning driver, pole position, podium position, winning teams and, as it’s televised live, a chance to live bet - so take online bookies up on their Formula 1 betting offers and hit the track in top gear!