Formula One Rules
Aside from the following special betting rules, the common betting rules apply. The special rules will take precedence over the common rules nevertheless.
1. Race Betting
Unless otherwise stated, the result at the time of the podium presentation counts in all markets.
All drivers who start either the parade lap or the race are considered as runners for all markets.
Race or other markets will be settled according to official FIA results at the time of the podium presentation regardless of any changes to the times, format and dates of practice, qualifying and/or race sessions. This is provided the session in question takes place within 72 hours of the scheduled date/time.
2. Championship Betting
Bets will stand on all drivers and constructors, whether they compete or not. Bets will be settled in accordance with the official result given by the FIA.
Season match bets will be void if either named team/driver fails to take any further part in the season following the bet being placed. Official FIA rankings will determine settlement where points totals are identical.
3. Match Bets
The winner of a race head-to-head will be the driver with the higher finishing position, or the driver who completes most laps. If all named drivers retire on the same lap, bets are void.
If any of the listed drivers fail to start either the parade lap or the race, all the bets on that market are void.
Team/Country Match Bets will be settled based on the team with the best classified car in the official FIA result.
4. Fastest Qualifier
The driver achieving the fastest official qualifying time, in the specified qualifying session, is the winner. Any subsequent demotions do not count for settlement purposes. Official FIA placings count if times are identical.
5. Qualifying Match Bets
The driver with the faster official qualifying time is considered the winner. If either driver fails to start a lap in the official race qualifying session, all bets on that match are void.
6. To Be Classified
The official FIA classification will be used when settling this market. Drivers who complete 90% of the number of laps completed by the race winner will be classified by FIA, and will be classified as winners in "to be classified" betting.
7. Number of Race Leaders
The driver who is in the car occupying the forward most grid position (normally pole position), at the start of the race counts as a race leader.
After the race has started, any other driver who completes a lap in first place counts as a race leader.
8. Finish In The Points / On The Podium
Settlement is based on the result at the time of the podium presentation. Subsequent disqualifications and/or appeals will not affect bets. Single bets only are accepted on these markets.
9. Fastest Lap (During The Actual Race)
This does not include the qualifying stage.
10. Finishing Position
Bets on a driver’s finishing position in a race will be settled according to the official classifications, or order of retirement if appropriate.
If the named driver fails to start either the parade lap or the race, all bets on that market are void.
11. King of the Road
This market applies to the same driver achieving the following in the same race:
- Winning the qualifying session.
- Winning the actual race.
- Completing the fastest lap during the race.
If the qualifying session or race doesn't take place, all bets are void.
12. Will there be a safety car?
This market will be settled on the appearance of the safety car on the track at any point in the race.
For settlement purposes, the virtual safety car will not count. If it is used at any point in the race, but the safety car does not make an appearance on the track, this will be settled as no safety car appearance.
13. 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/lap measured from the scene of the crash between the two competitors. If both drivers are able to continue for more than one round/lap measured from the scene of the collision, this is not regarded as a crash.
14. How many cars will fail to complete the 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 classified as "DNS" in the official race results. Disqualified drivers will not count for this bet.
15. 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 classified as "DNS" in the official race results. Disqualified drivers will not count for this bet.
16. 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 classified as "DNS" in the official race results. Disqualified drivers will not count for this bet.
17. 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 classified as "DNS" in the official race results. Disqualified drivers will be determined as “no points”.
18. 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 classified as "DNS" in the official race results. Disqualified drivers will be considered as “no points”.
19. 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. Disqualified drivers will be considered as 'not classified'.
20. 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. Normal Driving through pitlane. For example, behind a safety car or to absolve a time penalty will not count for this bet, all 4 tyres have to be changed.