Formula One Rules

Aside from the following special betting rules, the general 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 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. Driver Head-to-Head (H2H) bets

Race and Sprint: If at least one of the two drivers do 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. During or after the race (until and including the time of the podium presentation), disqualified drivers will be considered as ‘not classified’ with 0 laps. Drivers who do not start the race are understood to be classified as “DNS” in the official race result, and all bets will be deemed void.

Free Practice and Qualifying: If at least one of the two drivers either does not start his session and does not finish his individual session with an official lap time then all bets will be void.

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. Position Corrections after the winning ceremony don’t affect the official FIA Qualifying result anymore.

5. Team Head-to-Head (H2H) bets: 

Race and Sprint: 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. Drivers who do not start the race are understood to be classified as “DNS” in the official race result, and all bets will be deemed void. During or after the race (until and including the time of the podium presentation) disqualified drivers will be considered as ‘not classified’ with 0 laps.

Free Practice and Qualifying: If at least one driver does not start his session or does not finish his individual session with an official lap time, then all bets will be 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. Drivers who do not start the race are understood to be classified as “DNS” in the official race result, and all bets will be deemed void.

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.

9. 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.  

10. 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. 

11. 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. 

12. 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.

13. 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. 

14. 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. 

15. 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”. 

16. 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”.

17. 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'. 

18. 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.