The Formula One gambling odds didn’t give Romain Grosjean much chance in Bahrain. The circuit is a Mercedes wet-dream. However, his dramatic crash will have far more effect on the sport than any number of Hamilton wins. His survival a relief to those who regularly hit up Bet365 and other online sportsbook sites in the UK to bet on F1. It turns out the sport is both far more dangerous and far safer than anyone had really appreciated before. Who knew?
It was astonishingly dramatic for a sport that can sometimes fail to produce even overtaking. The Formula 1 gambling odds for the race were dire. Bahrain would be another Hamilton walkover. Then on lap one Romain Grosjean evaded right, hit the front of another car, bounced up off the track, and nosed into a barrier at 137mph. No one watching thought he’d survive. The car just wasn’t there anymore. It was a fireball. But, as the red flags waved, Romain returned from the dead.
He scrambled over the safety barriers back onto the track to escape his burning car. That was a shock. Romain’s car hadn’t just hit the barrier, it pierced it. The vehicle split in two. In days gone by this would have resulted in a decapitated driver. However, the “ugly” saved Romain’s life. He may never get very good Formula One gambling odds at online betting sites in the UK like Bet365, but at least he’s alive to rue them. It could have been very different. Very, very, different.
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“I am so grateful the halo worked, that the barrier didn’t slice his head off, it could have been so much worse.” Lewis Hamilton was effusive in his relief. Like many drivers and others in the sport, he was originally against the introduction of the halo. This will finally silence those voices of dissent. F1 always made a big deal of safety. Not all fans appreciated it. However as they peruse the Formula One gambling odds for the next race, they might have a greater sympathy.
Sakhir Grand Prix Odds
- Max Verstappen – 7/5
- Valtteri Bottas – 7/5
- Alexander Albon – 18/1
- Lance Stroll – 25/1
- Sergio Perez – 25/1
- Daniel Ricciardo – 25/1
- Carlos Sainz – 50/1
- Lando Norris – 50/1
- See more odds at bet365…
The fact is it worked. The halo stopped Romain losing his head. The fire-proof undies kept him from toasting, the cockpit survival shell ensured he did just that and the head and neck support kept him conscious. Of course why the barrier split like that will be a matter of enquiry. As will the reason his car came apart like that. But all in all, Formula One gambling odds on driver survival could be improved was a good bet on sports in the UK and elsewhere. The fans loved it.
Safely Dangerous Or Dangerously Safe?
Romain Grosjean managed to prove F1 was both seriously dangerous and really quite safe simultaneously. This is almost certainly his greatest accomplishment in the sport. One of the reasons his Formula One gambling odds never hit the headlines is because he’s not actually very good. But, in one crash, he underlined both the terrible risks the drivers run and just how much thought has gone into keeping them safe. It may even placate the more cynical of the fans.
Sakhir Grand Prix
- Date – December 6th 2020
- Location – Bahrain
- Circuit – Bahrain International
- Track – Outer
- Length – 3.543km
- Laps – 87
Well, okay, so perhaps not. The F1 circus remains in Bahrain for another race this weekend. The absence of Lewis Hamilton means it won’t repeat itself. Those looking to take advantage of UK gambling laws to back the world champion will have to bet someone else. Fortunately, there are plenty of choices, although Max and Alexander should have it mostly all their own way. A bet on Red Bull definitely seems in order, well unless you want to bet on Valtteri Bottas sorting himself out. No. Quite.
We take a look at how the Formula One gambling odds aren’t as dull, nor as blood-thirsty, as they might have seemed before.