Bet on Formula One Racing
F1 racing is the top auto racing sport in the world. It is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). A typical Formula One season has a series of races known as Grands Prix, hosted in different countries. With blazing speeds, incredible acceleration and enormous budgets from the top car builders, F1 is definitely a sport to watch, with hundreds of millions of viewers following the races every year, and you can bet on formula one at BetDSI who has lines for all the Grand Prizes (as known in English) in the racing season.
History and some facts
Formula One is relatively new sport, having its roots in the European Grand Prix Motor Racing that took place in the 1920’s and before World War II. After the conflict, Formula One was created. A formula is a set or rules and standards used by all teams, and it has changed over the years. The first F1 championship was held in 1950, with Giuseppe Farina coming out as the first F1 champion over Juan Manuel Fangio, an Argentine that soon would become one of the biggest F1 legends, winning 5 championships, a feat that would only be bested by other big legend of the F1, Michael Schumacher, who won seven titles between 1994 and 2004 among other formula 1 drivers.
In the 1970’s, then F1 president Bernie Ecclestone rewrote the terms of the formula’s commercial rights, turning it into a multi-billion dollar business that has persisted until now with highs and lows. The financial pressure and costs have left more than 25 teams outside of the competition. Teams that left the F1 include independent, small teams, and manufacturers such as Honda, Toyota and BMW. High development costs and the economical turnover in 2008 prompted a crisis in F1 that made deep changes in the formula and the composition of teams.
Interesting facts about F1 cars:
An F1 car weights 1,411 lbs, including the driver, can accelerate to 62 mph in 2.2 seconds, and can achieve lateral force with magnitude of up to 3.5 times that of the force of gravity (3.5g) in cornering. That means that the driver's head is pulled sideways with a force equivalent to the weight of 20 kg in corners.
Current formula mandates the use of 2.4 liters, natural aspirated V8 engines, capable of revving up to 18,000 rpm. In 2006, F1 engines spun up to 20,000 rpm and produced 780 horsepower. A typical V6 3.5 liter family sedan produces 250hp these days.
Top speeds of 220 mph can be achieved in the racing tracks. The track record is set at 229.6 mph by Antonio Pizzonia in the 2004 Italian Grand Prix.
Bet on Formula One Racing
With 19 Grand Prizes per season, there are multiples chances to bet on Formula One throughout the season that starts in March every year. BetDSI offers lines for all the races with odds to win the Grand Prix, based on money lines that work the same way as in betting on NASCAR. Pick your favorite driver and follow the intense F1 racing action, complete with pit stops, pace cars and climatic events that paired with the drivers’ skills and the constructor teams’ strategies can alter the outcome of a race in a fraction of a second.
- Australian Grand Prix
- Malaysian Grand Prix
- Chinese Grand Prix
- Bahrain Grand Prix
- British Grand Prix
- Spanish Grand Prix
- Monaco Grand Prix
- Canadian Grand Prix
- German Grand Prix