Get Used To A New Scope For F1 Betting Odds In 2020

Posted: June 10, 2020

Updated: June 12, 2020

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The anticipation is almost palpable. What was likely to be a damp squib of a season, as everyone awaits the 2021 rule changes, won’t be. The F1 betting odds in 2020 are going to be fascinating. Will Ferrari and Mercedes still dominate, with Red Bull trailing, or will some of the other teams start taking risks? Fewer races might be great for reliability but the drivers are going to be rusty. This could well lead to some interesting wagers at online betting sites in the UK, like Bet365.

The sport poised ready to dive into the massive overhaul of the rules 2021 was to introduce. 2020 was going to be a season in limbo. Instead, it was a season in lockdown. Now as the crisis eases the sport is on the verge of restarting. It’ll have a much shorter calendar, some of the races have shifted dates and no one is quite sure how it’ll all work. For some teams, it probably won’t work. Williams for one won’t be so interested in their F1 betting odds in 2020. They have bigger issues.  

Basically, Williams has gone bust. They’re $15 million dollars in the red and looking for someone to come along and buy a stake in the business. This slightly problematic since there were hedgehogs on some circuits moving faster. Doubtless, they’ll keep racing. Someone will want to be part of the glitz and glamour whatever the cost. Just don’t take up any F1 betting odds in 2020 on Williams as your bet on sports in the UK. Well, except perhaps in the first car to retire book.

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Williams aren’t alone. McLaren announced it would be “restructuring” in light of the reduced schedule of 2020 and the new budget cap. The budget cap, at first glance, seems a great idea. Limit the amount teams can spend so the rich teams don’t run away with everything. Of course, the rich teams already have. They have stolen such a march on everyone else that the F1 betting odds in 2020 still heavily favour them. The less-fiscally well off teams won’t catch up. Not ever.

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

The FIA approved a $145 million budget cap because everyone was imploring them to do something and this was something. Just how much difference it’ll make, and just how the teams will get around these fiscal regulations remains to be seen. You can’t get F1 betting odds in 2020 on how many teams will be fined and docked points through fiscal irregularities in 2021. This is a shame and one can’t help but feel online sportsbook sites in the UK, like Bet365, are missing a trick.

F1 Betting Odds In 2020
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Discover All The F1 Betting Odds In 2020 At Bet365

So then, let’s see. We have rusty drivers who’ve not driven a competitive lap in months. A wholly irregular schedule. There are operational procedures out of The Andromeda Strain and both McLaren and Williams are in dire straits. It should be interesting. Especially as it won’t be the straights that matter. With everyone hyper and ready to take risks? That first corner in Austria is going to be a doozy. The F1 betting odds in 2020 may, after that one turn, make little sense.

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

Indeed if you’re thinking of taking advantage of UK gambling laws to grab those F1 betting odds in 2020, just be cautious. The Niki Lauda Kurve at the Red Bull Ring is a 90-degree heart stopper. For some, come that first race, it’ll be a race stopper. Should the top rungs of the F1 ladder come off then, lesser racers with longer odds may steal some thunder. This would be great for the sport, and even better for those who’ve bet on the Austrian Grand Prix and not backed the big names. 

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We take a look at the F1 betting odds in 2020 now that there’s a season of sorts about to get underway in Austria.

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