Understanding Motor Sports Betting

Motor sport is a very popular spectator sport in the UK, with numerous vehicle types competing in regular races. It is also possible to bet on any number of motor sport events. Here’s a brief guide to understanding motor sports betting.


The most popular motor sport in the UK is Formula 1. You can bet on F1 races wherever they take place in the world, and with 19 grand prix in a season, there’s lots of opportunity to have a flutter. But motor sport betting doesn’t end with F1. Motorcycle racing, rally cars and touring cars are all potential betting events. Some bookmakers might even offer odds on powerboats, go-karts or hovercraft racing.


There are many types of bet you can place on motor sports in the UK. Here are a few of the options (and obviously, odds will vary depending on which bet you make and the driver you back).

  • Outright. Fairly self-explanatory, this one. You bet on who you think will win the race outright.
  • Place. You can also bet on a driver to get a position on the podium. In other words, to finish in the first three.
  • Head to Head. Bet on who will finish higher out of two drivers, regardless of whether they win the race or not.
  • Fastest lap. Bet on the driver you think will drive the fastest lap in the race.

Placing your bet

You can, of course, place your bets on motor sport at a high street bookie. But you can also bet online. Internet bookmakers allow you to bet on motor sport from the comfort of your own home, or on the go on your mobile device. Some also offer live feeds of motor sport events so that you can ‘track’ your bet in real time. The last thing you want in this instance is your Internet connection dropping out, so invest in a reliable web-hosting plan (which are very affordable these days) so you’ll never miss a minute of the action.



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