F1 betting begins on Sunday with the Bahrain Grand Prix. Generally the Australian Grand Prix leads off the F1 betting season but this year that has all changed.
In a bit of a scheduling shuffle this year, online betting fans instead saw the opening event of the F1 odds season take place in Bahrain. Sufficient to say, after a ho-hum F1 betting event, fans seem eager to get back to Melbourne and enjoy the top flight racing and F1 odds actions that this track and event have become renounced for among the sports betting community.
Fernando Alonso claimed the checkered flag the opening F1 betting event in Bahrain and will be looking to add to his lead in the Driver’s table. With 25 points he leads fellow Ferrari driver and teammate Felipe Massa (18 points) in the F1 betting standings. Ferrari put on a tremendous showing in the week 1 F1 betting action taking the top two spots and will again be the favorites in the F1 odds in Australia.
But as with any F1 betting event he enters 7-time F1 sports betting world champion Michael Schumacher will be the main story line as he continues his comeback in the racing betting after a brief retirement. No longer racing for the familiar Ferrari team Schumacher looked sharp in the opening racing betting event last week grabbing 8 points in a 6th place finish. He knows this track well and with several F1 betting victories here he’ll be among the favorites in the sports betting odds.
As always the young man from England, Lewis Hamilton will be a driver to watch in the racing wagering. The former world champion has also gotten off to a great start finishing third in Bahrain picking up 15 points and currently ranks 3rd in the driver’s standings. His McClaren teammate and defending champ of the sports betting racing series, Jenson Button, will also be looking to rebound from a lackluster performance in the opening race and could be the dark horse in this racing wagering event.