F1 the Driving Force behind global Motorsport
Motor racing, in all its forms, enjoys global exposure. From Indy Car to Formula 1, it has legions of fans supporting their favourite teams and drivers throughout the season. F1 is undoubtedly the most celebrated of motor sports; the iconic Ferraris and Mercedes Formula 1 cars are known all over the world, and the legendary exploits of drives like Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna are recognised outside of the sport. The good news for those who like to bet on motor sports is that, nowadays, there is much more to bet on than just the race winner. In 2016 there will be 21 Grand Prix races in F1, where you will be able to bet on markets such as fastest lap, race winner and much, much more.
Mercedes still the team to beat in 2016?
With each new F1 season it feels as if the stakes get higher. Throughout the off season the constructors scramble to get the cars ready – with varied success – for the new season, seeking to make that small tweak that could potentially shave a second or two off each lap time. The true drama unfolds with the opening Grand Prix weekend (Australia), all the testing, new technology and bravado could count for nothing if the car does not come up to scratch in a competitive race. At the moment it is clearly Mercedes who have got their house in order, winning the last two Constructors' Championships with relative ease, as well as blazing ahead in the early part of the 2016 F1 season. The most intriguing battle of the 2016 F1 season will probably come within the Mercedes team: current champion Lewis Hamilton and teammate Nico Rosberg have been the best two drivers over the last few years and remain favourites in the F1 odds 2016.
Bet on F1 2016 at William Hill Australia
Can the Mercedes dominance be broken this year? The smart money could be on Ferrari or Red Bull. Both teams still have issues with the car, but a long season, coupled with changes to the engines, could see big changes to the Drivers' Standings come November. Ferrari can also call on the experience former champions Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, whereas Red Bull can call on the youthful exuberance of Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo who is having a fine start to the season. F1 betting online for the 2016 season is available now – you can see the main odds here or get more odds and markets by visiting the Motor Racing section of William Hill.