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Formula 1 2024: Schedule, Latest Betting & Season Preview

The start of the 2024 Formula One (F1) season is a little over a week away, and there is plenty for motorsports fans to be excited about. 

The new campaign features a record-breaking 24-race schedule, shattering its own record for Grand Prix (GP) action, with two extra races added to the calendar.

The Emilia-Romagna GP, which was removed from the previous season due to heavy flooding in northern Italy, is set to return, while the Chinese GP joins the line-up for the first time since 2019.

F1 had plans to hold a South African Grand Prix in 2024, but the race has been abandoned because of the country’s alleged political alignment with Russia.

F1 2024 Schedule

The 2024 F1 season roars into life on Thursday, February 29, in Bahrain. The opening practice kicks off the season, followed by qualifying on Friday and the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday, March 2.

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix joins the Saturday roster on March 9, with the organisers taking Ramadan into consideration.

The holy month observed by Muslims begins the following day and the Jeddah race has been moved to the previous Saturday to avoid conflicts.

Regulations mandating a minimum seven-day gap between Grand Prix necessitate moving the Bahrain race.

The F1 circus will thrill audiences around the globe until December 8, concluding with an electrifying grand finale at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit.

  • Bahrain Grand Prix – February 29 – March 2 
  • Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – March 7-9 
  • Australian Grand Prix – March 22-24 
  • Japanese Grand Prix – April 5-7 
  • Chinese Grand Prix – April 19-21 
  • Miami Grand Prix – May 3-5 
  • Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – May 17-19 
  • Monaco Grand Prix – May 24-26 
  • Canadian Grand Prix – June 7-9 
  • Spanish Grand Prix – June 21-23 
  • Austrian Grand Prix – June 28-30 
  • British Grand Prix – July 5-7 
  • Hungarian Grand Prix – July 19-21 
  • Belgian Grand Prix – July 26-28 
  • Dutch Grand Prix – August 23-25 
  • Italian Grand Prix – August 30 – September 1 
  • Azerbaijan Grand Prix – September 13-15
  • Singapore Grand Prix – September 20-22 
  • United States Grand Prix – October 18-20 
  • Mexican Grand Prix – October 25-27 
  • Brazilian Grand Prix – November 1-3 
  • Las Vegas Grand Prix – November 21-23 
  • Qatar Grand Prix – November 30 – December 1 
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – December 6-8 

F1 2024 Drivers’ Championship Latest Betting

The 2024 campaign will have fans wondering if anyone can challenge Max Verstappen and Red Bull after the most dominant year in F1 history.

Verstappen and Red Bull clinched the drivers’ championship and the constructors’ championship, respectively, and are odds-on favourites to repeat their dominance.

Here are the drivers’ championship betting odds for the upcoming season.

  • Max Verstappen – 1.20
  • Lewis Hamilton – 12.00
  • Lando Norris – 15.00
  • Charles Leclerc – 21.00
  • George Russell – 23.00
  • Sergio Perez – 26.00
  • Oscar Piastri – 41.00
  • Fernando Alonso – 41.00
  • Carlos Sainz – 67.00
  • Daniel Ricciardo – 251.00
  • Alex Albon – 501.00
  • Lance Stroll – 1001.00
  • Pierre Gasly – 1001.00
  • Esteban Ocon – 1001.00
  • Yuki Tsunoda – 1001.00
  • Valtteri Bottas – 2001.00
  • Zhou Guanyu – 2001.00
  • Nico Hulkenberg – 2001.00
  • Kevin Magnussen – 2001.00
  • Logan Sargeant – 2001.00

F1 2024 Season Preview

The 2024 F1 season promises to deliver an action-packed championship battle, with Verstappen aiming to secure the drivers’ title for the fourth time in a row.

The bookmakers have installed the Belgian-Dutch driver as the favourite to retain the championship. His odds of 1.20 reflect his dominance and rightly so, considering he clinched a record 19 wins last year.

Mercedes will be keen to make up for their disastrous 2023 season where they failed to win a single race.

They have been rocked by news that star driver Lewis Hamilton will join Ferrari for the 2025 season, so will be hoping he can deliver one final championship.

Hamilton will also be eager to reclaim his crown from Verstappen and cement his place in the history books as the driver with the most World Drivers’ Championship titles.

Odds of 12.00 will tempt punters looking for a value bet and he will likely be Verstappen’s main obstacle standing in the way of another world championship.

Several other drivers also have the chance to challenge for podium finishes this season, setting up what promises to be a thrilling campaign from a betting perspective.

Australian star Daniel Ricciardo is undoubtedly worth monitoring as the season progresses, with several pundits tipping his to join Verstappen at Red Bull in 2025.

Aussie punters will be eager to wager on Ricciardo on new betting sites in Australia, particularly in race markets such as ‘top six finish’ and ‘points finish’.

While odds of 251.00 reflect he has little chance of winning the title, his record of eight Grand Prix victories and 32 podium finishes undoubtedly warrant respect from bettors.

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