Formula 1

(Last updated: 24.06.2015)

Aside from the following special betting rules, the common betting rules apply. The special rules will take precedence over the common rules nevertheless.

1.) The official qualifying time announced by the FIA shall be used to determine the winners of all qualifying bets.

2.) Team Head-to-Head (H2H) bets: Bets will be settled based on the team with the best classified car in the official FIA result. If neither team has cars classified, then the team with the car that completed the most laps is the winner. If neither team has cars classified, and the best cars in both teams have completed the same number of laps, all bets will be void. If at least one of the two teams starts with less than two drivers, all bets will be void.

Country Head-to-Head bets: the rule applies correspondingly.

3.) Driver Head-to-Head (H2H) bets:

  • Free Practice and Qualifying: If at least one of the two drivers either does not start his session or does not finish his individual session with an official round time then all bets will be void.
  • Race: If at least one of the two drivers does not show up at the start then all bets will be void. If one or both drivers do not classify then the driver who has completed more laps is the winner. If both drivers do not classify and have the same number of completed laps then all bets will be void.

4.a) Will driver X be classified in the final race rankings? Bets will be evaluated according to the official results of the FIA. If a driver does not start the race, all bets for this driver become invalid. Drivers who do not start the race are understood to be classified as "DNS" in the official race results. Disqualified drivers will be considered as 'not classified'.

4.b) How many cars will be classified in the final results? Disqualified cars will be considered as 'not classified'.

5.) "Crash bet": A crash between two formula-1 cars occurs only if at least one of the 2 drivers cannot finish the race as a result of the collision. "Not finished" means dropping out within the first round measured from the scene of the crash between the two competitors. If both drivers are able to continue for more than one round measured from the scene of the collision, this is not regarded as a crash.

6.) How many cars will fail to complete first lap? Only those drivers who actually start the race (even from the pit lane) will be counted. Drivers who do not start the race are understood to be classified as "DNS" in the official race results.

7.) Safety car: If a GP is started with a safety car phase (due to inclement weather, for instance) instead of starting lights, this phase shall not be considered a safety car phase for betting purposes. The same applies for safety car phases during a restart directly after red flag periods. A virtual safety car will count as a normal safety car for betting purposes.

8.) Will (driver X) advance through to qualifying session 2? : If a driver advances through to qualifying session 1 but does not finish this session with an official round time then all bets will be void.

9.) Will (driver X) advance through to qualifying session 3? : If a driver advances through to qualifying session 2 but does not finish this session with an official round time then all bets will be void.

10.) Which driver will be the first to retire from the race? In order for bets to be evaluated, the driver must actually start the race (even from the pit lane). If a driver does not start the race, all bets for this driver become invalid. Drivers who do not start the race are understood to be classified as "DNS" in the official race results.

11.) Which constructor will be the first to retire in the race? If a team fails to start the race with at least one driver, all bets for this team become invalid. Drivers who do not start the race are understood to be classified as "DNS" in the official race results.

12.) Will driver X record points in the race? If a driver does not start the race, all bets for this driver become invalid. Drivers who do not start the race are understood to be classified as "DNS" in the official race results.

13.) Will both drivers of team X record points in the race? In order for bets to be evaluated, both drivers must actually start the race. Drivers who do not start the race are understood to be classified as "DNS" in the official race results.

14.) How many cars from team X will achieve a position in the end classification? In order for bets to be evaluated, both cars must actually start the race. Cars which do not start the race are understood to be classified as "DNS" in the official race results or those which do not qualify for the race.

15.a) Which team will make up the most places in the first lap (Retirement = bets void) Each team will receive a point for every position that their driver improves by during the first lap compared to their starting position. If a driver loses places on the first lap, a point will be deducted for every place lost.

In this type of bet, the winner is the team with the highest number of points. If a driver for this team retires, the bet is classed as void.

Example: Hamilton moves up in the rankings from place 3 to place 1, Button falls from place 4 to place 5. The team receives 2 points for Hamilton and loses 1 point for Button - total score +1.

15.b) Which driver will make up the most places in the first lap? (Retirement = bets void) The winner of this bet is the driver who improves by the most positions during the first lap compared to their starting position. If the driver retires, the bet is classed as void.

16.) Fastest pit stop in the race: For betting purposes, the time between entering and leaving the pit stop lane will be considered the duration of the pit stop.  If the pit stop lane is entered due to a penalty, this is not considered a pit stop.