The US Open is over, but that doesn’t mean that we’re completely done with looking at exciting sporting events. If you’re looking for something a little bit different, you might want to try the F1 racing scene. It’s not for the faint of heart, of course: you have some of the world’s finest vehicles designed to fly around a track at extremely high speeds. There’s a lot of room for error here, and sometimes accidents happen.
But let’s talk about the good stuff. Formula One is about speed, but it’s also about technology. There are strict regulations on what can actually race on the track, and what would be disqualified. At this current time, the minimum weight for a car on the track is 690 kg, which translates to about 1521 pounds. The cars must be equipped with 1.6 litre six cylinder engines that have to be capped at 15,000 rpm. These are single turbo, rather than dual turbo.
While accidents do happen, there are policies in place to make them as rare as possible. For example, you can’t make exotic racing fuels or cars that deviate from the standards. So secret tuning doesn’t happen, or titles can be stripped.
For you, the viewer, it might sound like F1 racing isn’t going to be as exciting. But that’s where you’d be wrong. It’s nearly impossible to rig an F1 event, which means that you get to see the best drivers, and the fastest times. Speed and danger do mix together, but it’s really more about speed and skill. That’s something to always be excited about, because it lets you start seeing really clear winners.
If you’re interesting in the betting opportunities around the races, there are a few things that you need to do.
First and foremost, make sure that you’re looking into the top drivers of the industry. Who gets talked about the most? Who’s bringing the wins? Who’s had some struggles, but seems to be driving better? Since racing is all about the driver, it makes a lot of sense to really think about these things.
Next, you want to see which events get the most attention. Even though you can bet anytime, you want to pick events that are really going to have top draw. Why? The bigger the event, the more the bets fly around, which in turn means a much bigger pool. Smaller events don’t always get the same amount of attention, so your mileage may vary.
Finally, make a series of smaller bets, rather than one large bet. The reasons why should be obvious here: we don’t want to put all of our proverbial eggs into one big basket. We would be a lot better off by dividing the risk across a series of bets. Sure, it might be fun to imagine chasing one big score, but that’s really not the way things work.
Overall, it’s time to look deeper into F1 racing. Why not give it a try?