2020 F1 Wagers Return As The FIA Empire Strikes Track

  • Back To Back Races In Austria And The UK Loom In F1
  • Bet365 A Perfect Place To Get All Your 2020 F1 Wagers
  • F1 Circus Heads To Barcelona In August Instead of May
2020 F1 Wagers
Image source: Lukas Raich / CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons

Well, it was always going to be different. We knew that. But double headers at the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone have fans worried. No one wants to watch carbon copy races. Likewise, no one really knows what a Spanish Grand Prix in August is going to be like. So, those taking advantage of Austrian gambling laws might mistakenly think two races makes it easier. Normally, it would. However, just for those thinking of grabbing a few 2020 F1 wagers at Bet365, the FIA have other ideas. 

There’s typically nothing more damaging for motorsport than the FIA have ideas. Unsurprisingly men who spend all the time repeatedly going around the same old corners aren’t very good at blue skies thinking. Asking them to make two identical back-to-back races different in some way so as not to bore fans, is tricky. The best they’ve come up with so far is a reverse grid concept everyone hates. No one thinking of placing some 2020 F1 wagers believes that’ll make a difference after a dozen laps.

The teams, naturally, loathe the idea. At least the big ones do. Toto Wolff at Mercedes said it would damage the integrity of the championship. It would also damage Mercedes’s chances of winning it. Albeit only for the first dozen laps or so. The technical advantage the richer teams have over the rest would show by then. Ask anyone placing a few 2020 F1 wagers at Bet365 or any online betting sites in Austria. They’ll tell you. 12 laps in it would be back to normal.

Bet365 Offer Great Odds On The Austrian Grand Prix

So then what can the FIA do? Well, frankly, very little. The FIA have had this situation heaped upon them by circumstance. We should be thankful there will be any racing at all rather than whining about how dull it may be. Unfortunately, that logic won’t be heeded in the television and marketing departments. Everyone has lost a lot of money one way or another, recouping it quick is going to be top of the agenda. Something that will affect the 2020 F1 betting odds going forward.

2020 F1 Wagers
Bottas in 2019 – Image source: Lukas Raich / CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons

Under the pressure of corporate marketing, there are likely to be some changes. This is especially true for that second “70th Anniversary” race at Silverstone. If the 2nd race in Austria, the Steiermark Grand Prix. If it’s a dull race, you can expect radical experimentation in the UK come August. The teams might throw up their hands, but they always do anyway, and those with 2020 F1 wagers on the line will want more than Xeroxed results for their bet on sports in Austria this July.

2020 Drivers Championship Odds at the bet365 Sportsbook

  • Anyone Else – 1000/1+
  • Daniel Ricciardo – 500/1
  • Lance Stroll – 500/1
  • Carlos Sainz – 500/1
  • Sergio Perez – 500/1
  • Alexander Albon – 100/1
  • Sebastian Vettel – 16/1
  • Valtteri Bottas – 8/1
  • Charles Leclerc – 8/1
  • Max Verstappen – 9/2
  • Lewis Hamilton – 8/13


2020 F1 Wagers Could Suffer FIA Rule Changes

Ask anyone placing 2020 F1 wagers and the obvious solution is not reverse grid, but reverse track racing. The FIA already run races the opposite way around numerous circuits, Silverstone amongst them. This gimmick is often used by computer games to stretch more use from expensively created 3D track models. It would provide a different experience for the fans, a new challenge for the drivers and the teams…. Well okay, the teams would still hate it. They’ve no data for that. 

2020 Austrian GP Odds

  • Anyone Else – 500/1+
  • Lando Norris – 250/1
  • Carlos Sainz – 175/1
  • Lance Stroll – 100/1
  • Sergio Perez – 50/1
  • Alexander Albon – 25/1
  • Valtteri Bottas – 13/2
  • Sebastian Vettel – 13/2
  • Charles Leclerc – 9/2
  • Max Verstappen – 2/1
  • Lewis Hamilton – 15/8

Still, you can’t please all the people all the time. The likes of Toto Wolff really ought to be remember, it’s racing, not a parade. Online sportsbook sites in Austria already give Lewis Hamilton the top slot in the 2020 F1 wagers odds. A wager on the Austrian Grand Prix at Bet365 is safest if it’s on a Mercedes. However, that 9/2 on Max Verstappen is very tempting, if you can believe he’ll get round turn one without hitting anyone. A decision as tricky as those now facing the FIA, really. 

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