Betting on Formula 1 to make the most out of it

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 07: Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB19 leads Fernando Alonso of Spain driving the (14) Aston Martin AMR23 Mercedes and the rest of the field into turn one at the start during the F1 Grand Prix of Miami at Miami International Autodrome on May 07, 2023 in Miami, Florida. Betting on Formula 1 to make the most out of it

Formula 1 is one of the most exciting motorsports in the world, with high-speed action and nail-biting finishes. One of the ways fans can get even more involved in the sport is by placing bets on the outcome of races.

There are many different types of bets available for Formula 1 races, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s take a closer look at the various types of Formula 1 bets available at Betway Zambia and how they work.

Bets on place and position

The most popular bets on Formula 1 races are those placed on the drivers performing best in the race. There are several options to choose from that have to do with the place and position they finish:

Outright winner

This is the most popular and straightforward type of bet. It’s simply a wager on which driver will win the race. The odds for this type of bet can vary greatly depending on the driver’s skill, the car’s performance, and the track conditions. For example, if Lewis Hamilton is the favorite to win a race, his odds might be 2.5, meaning you’d win $2.50 for every dollar you bet if he wins.

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Podium finish

This type of bet is a little less risky than an outright winner bet, as it covers the top three positions. So even if your chosen driver doesn’t win the race, you can still win the bet if they finish in the top three. The odds for podium finish bets are usually lower than outright winner bets, but they can still offer a good return on your investment.

Top six finish

This type of bet covers the top six positions, making it even less risky than a podium finish bet. The odds for top-six finish bets are usually quite low, but they can be a good option if you’re looking for a safer bet with a lower payout.

Team Winner

Instead of betting on a specific driver, you can also bet on the team that will win the race. This type of bet is popular among fans who follow the team dynamics closely and have a good understanding of which teams perform well on specific tracks. The odds for team winner bets can vary depending on the team’s overall performance and their drivers’ skills.


This type of bet involves choosing which of two drivers will finish ahead of the other. The odds for head-to-head bets can be quite close, making them a good option for fans who want to bet on specific driver matchups. Head-to-head bets are often offered on drivers from the same team or with similar odds of winning.


Other types of F1 bets

But the final result of the race is not the only thing in F1 you can bet on. There are many other options that, although riskier, come with rewards to be reaped.

Fastest lap

This type of bet is a wager on the driver that will set the fastest lap of the race. The odds for fastest lap bets can be quite high, as they’re often considered to be a bit of a long shot. However, they can also offer a big payout if you get lucky.

Pole position

This type of bet is a wager on which driver will qualify in the pole position for the race. Pole position is considered to be a significant advantage in Formula 1, so the odds for pole position bets can be quite low for the top drivers.

Safety car

This type of bet is a wager on whether a safety car will be deployed during the race. Safety cars are typically brought out if there’s an accident or debris on the track, so this type of bet is often seen as a bit of a wild card. The odds for safety car bets can be quite high, as it’s not always clear when a safety car will be deployed.

F1 Constructor Championship

This type of bet is a wager on which team will win the Constructor Championship at the end of the season. The Constructor Championship is awarded to the team that scores the most points throughout the season, so this type of bet is a longer-term investment.

Final thoughts on Formula 1 betting

Formula 1 offers a wide range of betting options for fans looking to add a little extra excitement to the races. Whether you’re looking for a safer bet with lower odds or a riskier bet with the potential for a big payout, there’s a betting option that will suit your preferences.

Remember to bet responsibly and within your means always, do your research on the drivers, teams, and tracks, and always bet responsibly. With a little bit of luck and a lot of skill, you could be well on your way to winning big on your next Formula 1 bet.