Betting on the Bahrain Grand Prix 2024

Betting on the Bahrain Grand Prix 2024 - sportingbet

Formula 1 season is about to begin and the Bahrain Grand Prix beckons fans from around the world to watch the most skilled drivers on earth race for the title of F1 World Champion. The 2024 season kicks off Saturday 2 March at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, and with a fresh start to the year, it could be anyone’s race. 

Fans who loyally follow every season might already have their Formula 1 bets ready, but let’s take a moment to look back at the history of the Bahrain GP, where we left off with our favourite drivers, and who stands to take the World Champion title home with them.

The Bahrain International Circuit

The Bahrain Grand Prix has a relatively short but impactful history in the world of Formula 1. The inaugural race took place in 2004 at the Bahrain International Circuit, making it the first Formula 1 Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East. 

The circuit, designed by renowned German architect Hermann Tilke, is known for its challenging layout and unique desert surroundings. The race has witnessed its share of thrilling moments, with battles for victory often characterised by the track's fast straights and tight corners.

In recent years, the Bahrain Grand Prix has evolved to become more than just a race on the calendar. The Bahrain International Circuit has become a hub for pre-season testing, allowing teams and drivers to fine-tune their cars in the warm desert conditions.

Bahrain Int. Circuit - sportingbet

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We left off 2023 with Red Bull Racing dominating the podium where Max Verstappen took first place after winning a staggering 19 of the 22 races and securing 575 points. His teammate Sergio Perez placed second, but way down the line with 285 points. Red Bull made some room on the podium for Lewis Hamilton with just 234 points to his name. Let’s just say that Red Bull is the team to watch out for come the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Formula 1 betting fans won’t be surprised to hear that F1 odds lean heavily on Max Verstappen to take home the 2024 World Championship in his iconic Red Bull car. Currently, odds for him to win the championship are 1.17, with the next most likely trailing behind him, both Lando Norris in the Mercedes McLaren, and Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari with odds of 13.00

But if there’s one thing Formula 1 has shown us over the years it’s that no one is guaranteed the win. Winning streaks come to an end, and those forced down on the podium eventually see their day at the top. That’s why the high odds of 17.00 on Lewis Hamilton winning the championship might be tempting to some, as brave punters might just make a fortune betting on him.

For those who know that Verstappen already has it in the bag and don’t much care to bet on his low odds, Sportingbet is offering Formula 1 betting on head-to-head matchups. These head-to-head bets test the odds of drivers from the same team to see who will come out with the most points in a season. This is a great way to add an extra dimension to supporting your team, even if it doesn’t look like they’ll be taking home the title this year.

Watch out for Sportingbet to launch the Bahrain Grand Prix betting page, because that’s where the real fun will be waiting. Remember, Verstappen still failed to take first place in three races last year, so predicting a different winner for the Bahrain Grand Prix will get you some serious winnings. Make sure you’re caught up with the 2023 season come 2 March, you might just find you’ve figured out who’s going to take first place.