The F1 Grand Prix
When it comes to motor racing, Formula One is certainly the most popular of them all. For online betting purpose, a F1 Grand Prix race offers numerous betting option with individual bets on races and seasonal bets on constructors and drivers championships. Formula one or F1 is the highest class of auto racing sanctioned by the FIA. Since its inception in 1950, the FIA Formula One World Championships is known as the premier form of racing anywhere in the world.
The formula name in the Formula One is a direct reference to the set of rules that all cars and participants must conform in any F1 Grand Prix race. The F1 racing season consists of a series of races that are termed Grand Prix. The term is derived from French and means “Grand Prizes”. Races on conducted on purpose-built Formula One circuits and public roads in countries around the world. The results of each F1 Grand Prix race are calculated using a points system. At the end of the F1 season, the two World Championships titles are awarded, one for drivers and one for constructors.
Practice Sessions and Qualifiers
Before participating in a F1 Grand Prix, drivers are required to hold a super licence which is the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA. Most of the races are held in rural locations or on purpose-built F1 tracks. Some races are held in city centres with Monaco being the most famous example. The number of F1 Grand Prix races has varied since the first race in 1950. The first ever F1 season consisted of just seven races. In 2014 the number increased to nineteen races.
A single F1 Grand Prix race spans over a weekend. The race gets under way with two designated free practice sessions held on the Friday. Then there is one free practice session on the Saturday. This gives drivers a good idea of how the course handles and the current conditions. A qualifying session is then held after the last free practise session to determine the starting positions for the race. On any course, F1 cars race at speed of 240 mph or 380 km/h. The engines are limited to a performance of 15 000 RPM.
F1 Grand Prix Bets
In the current 2016 season, Nico Rosberg holds the top spot on the drivers table with 367 points while Mercedes is in the lead for the constructor’s championships with 722 points. For online bettors, a F1 Grand Prix race offers plenty of betting opportunities. At the start of the F1 season, bettors can place wages on which driver will win the championship as well as which company will win the constructors championship as the end of the year.
On any individual race, Online F1 betting site users can place individual bets on which driver will attain pole position after the qualifying session. Bets can also be placed on which driver will win the individual race as well as who will place second or third. Exotic bets can also be placed including which driver will clock the fastest lap in the race.