Betting on the Bahrain GP couldn't be simpler and with the betting markets available at 888sport, a bet on the Brit pairing of Hamilton & Button could be highly lucrative…
Team McLaren have made a flying start to the new season and are odds-on to carry that form into the Desert Race, but no driver in history has enjoyed more success in Bahrain than Fernando Alonso, whose loyal fans will surely be placing their bets on the Spaniard to finish first in the final standings of this year's race. F1 insiders described Jenson Button's victory in Australia as one of the 'highlights of his career' and have high expectations of both Button and Hamilton, predicting some 'surprising' results over the course of this long season.
Recent results are also in favour of Ferrari and this was aptly echoed by Alonso's elegant victory in Malaysia in March. Bahrain, however, is the first country in history to host Formula One in the Middle East where driving conditions are slightly different. Drivers and their teams will need to take this plus a lot more into account as they prepare for raceday. Predictions are also a lot harder to make before the starting grid is determined on the weekend of the race itself, which is why it's always best to check odds comparison sites on the internet before placing bets with an online bookmaker.
Of all the fixtures on the F1 calendar, Bahrain is one of the highlights and certainly one of the most interesting. It was constructed on former desert, 30km south of the capital Manama and, at 6.3km in length, it is the second longest track after Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps circuit. A fixture on the schedule since 2004, Bahrain staged the opening race in both 2006 and 2010, and was cancelled in 2011 due to civil unrest.
Of the many reputable online UK bookmakers on the internet, 888sport offer competitive odds and a wealth of markets for fans of F1, and sport in general, to bet on. The Live Betting service gives players the chance to bet on the action in-play, as it unfolds, which is slightly less tricky than making bets before the start of an event and generally means less headache for the predictor. Free bets are given away as prizes by most online bookmakers and can reduce the risk of betting greatly due to the fact that the stake is covered to the value of the free bet and no extra outlay is necessarily required at the time of placing a bet, which is ideal for players who wish to bet on a sport/event with which they are less familiar.
Have your say on the Bahrain GP at 888sport and, whatever the final standings, you won't be disappointed with the results.