Upcoming Return Of The July 2020 Betting On F1 Sees No Fans

Posted: June 10, 2020

Updated: June 10, 2020

  • Drivers Face Short, Sharp, Shock In Austria
  • Do All Your 2020 Betting On F1 At Bet365
  • A Few 2021 Drives Are Still Up For Grabs
Image source: Lukas Raich / CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons

The 2020 betting on F1 will be interesting. The circumstance this year and the rule changes coming in for next year have left the sport all at sea. This provides uncertain times for the teams, drivers, and sport as a whole, but an opportunity for the fans. Those who like to bet on sports in the UK at Bet365 and the like should find plenty to interest them. The drivers might all have their eyes on the “proper” season next year, but for now are all stuck driving in this compressed one.

Sebastian Vettel will climb into a Ferrari in Austria knowing this is his last season in the blood red cars. Manifestly off the boil for much of last season, Carlos Sainz will take his place. Just where Vettel will be in 2021 is anyone’s guess. Speculation is rife. In 2020 betting on F1 being predictable is just not viable. Vettel could end up anywhere. There’s plenty of teams that would have him. Indeed he wouldn’t be the only driver out there well past his prime if the rumours are true.

Just whether Fernando Alonso would come back and race for Renault now they’ve lost Daniel Ricciardo to McLaren is debatable. Renault’s team boss has said the old hand was under consideration alongside some other drivers. Just how much consideration Alonso would give driving for a distinctly mediocre team is unknown. Probably not much. He dislikes losing every bit as much as those doing a spot of 2020 betting on F1 at online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365.

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

Without Fans What Reason Will Drivers Give For Driving?

The shuffle of drivers for 2021 was long expected. It really could be the start of a tsunami of change in F1. Typically, however, a lot of this horse-trading would have waited until the off-season. With little else to do, teams have been sorting their driver line-ups ahead of schedule. This leaves the entire season, such as it is, ahead, with a lot of added tension. No one in 2020 betting on F1 being business-as-usual is sane. Even if 2020 had been normal, 2021 would still be overshadowing it.

Now we have drivers racing against teams for whom they’ll be racing later. Some of these in direct competition with each other. Will Daniel Ricciardo be willing to press a McLaren tight into turn one in Austria? Will Sainz slam the door on a Ferrari? Does that seem likely? Those more cynical types who take advantage of UK gambling laws to do a spot of 2020 betting on F1 might not think so. The numerous rule changes arriving in 2021 change many things, but not the incestuous nature of F1.

2020 Betting On F1
Ricciardo in 2019 – Image source: Lukas Raich / CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons

All 2020 Betting On F1 Available At Bet365

The biggest challenge for those doing some 2020 betting on F1 will be choosing someone to back. Perhaps the biggest challenge for the drivers, beyond remembering how to corner at ridiculous speeds, is the lack of fans. Their removal denies the drivers the only prop they ever had to disguise their naked ambition. Hard to say it’s all for the fans when the fans aren’t in attendance. The drivers thus risk exposure as the self-obsessed, overly competitive, preening prima-donnas in it only for their ego and the money.

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

Laid bare Formula One could be found wanting. It already has a lot of hurdles to overcome this year. A lack of fans will mean a lack of that glitz and glamour it usual exudes. That will focus even more attention on the drivers, their actions and reactions. In 2020 betting on F1 at online betting sites in the UK like Bet365 is easy. What might not be as simple is deciding which drivers will handle this added pressure badly and which simply won’t care. Their eyes firmly on 2021 and ignoring the uncomfortable truth about this season.

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We take a look at the 2020 betting on F1 as the sport gets ready to race without the fans and all the drivers eying their future earnings in 2021.

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