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Formula One Rules

We offer a wide variety of markets on Motor Sports. From A1 Racing to Formula 1, choose from a range of betting markets to enjoy the action.

Bets that we offer

We offer the following types of bets on Motor Sports, click the links below to be taken to the rules for the selected market:

Pre-Race

General Race Rules

  • All bets will be settled on the result at the end of the race, with the podium presentation deemed the official weigh-in for betting purposes. Subsequent disqualifications and amended results do no count.
  • Any driver not taking part in the pre-race warm-up lap and who does not start the race will be deemed as a non-runner and bets on that particular driver will be settled as void.
  • The start of the race shall be deemed as the beginning of the formation lap with any driver starting from the pit-lane also deemed to be a starter for race purposes.

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Outright Winner, Podium, Top 6 and Points

You're betting on: the race result, who finishes on the podium, who finishes in the top 6 and who scores points in the race.

  • Bets will be settled on the official podium result immediately following the race.
  • FIA classifications will constitute the official result.
  • Subsequent amendments after the podium presentation will not count for betting purposes.

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Double Podium Finish

You're betting on: both drivers from the named team to finish on the podium.

  • Bets will be settled on the official podium result immediately following the race.
  • FIA classifications will constitute the official result.
  • Subsequent amendments after the podium presentation will not count for betting purposes.

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Double Points Finish

You're betting on: both drivers from the named team to finish in the points.

  • Bets will be settled on the official podium result immediately following the race.
  • FIA classifications will constitute the official result.
  • Subsequent amendments after the podium presentation will not count for betting purposes.

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Winning Margin

You're betting on: how big will the winning margin be in the race.

  • Bets will be settled according to the timings provided by the FIA as the official result.

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Race Match Bets

You're betting on: which driver will beat a named competitor in the race.

  • Match-bets will be between two named drivers. Bets will be settled on the driver who achieves the highest race placing.
  • If both drivers fail to complete the race, the driver completing the most laps will be deemed the winner.
  • If both drivers retire on the same lap, either driver does not start or should either driver be disqualified, bets will be made void on both drivers.
  • If there are any disqualifications after the race then these will be disregarded for the purposes of settlement.

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Race Hat-trick

You're betting on: whether any named driver will grab pole, set the fastest lap of the race, and stand on the top step of the podium.

  • This market concerns whether any driver can complete a race hat-trick by setting the fastest qualifying time, setting the fastest lap of the race, and winning the race.
  • The most likely runners in this market will be quoted with others available upon request.

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Winning Team

You're betting on: which team the winning driver will race for.

  • Bets will be settled on the team of the driver who wins the race.

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Forecast Betting

You're betting on: the straight or dual forecast of the race – who finishes first and second in the race

  • Straight Forecast betting refers to two drivers to finish first and second in a stated order.
  • The drivers must finish in the first two positions in the classified race results – no other positions will count.

  • Dual Forecast betting refers to two drivers to finish in first and second place in any order.
  • The drivers must finish in the first two positions in the classified race results – no other positions will count.

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Finishing Positions

You're betting on: the finishing position of a named driver

  • Bets will be settled on the finishing position of the driver in question, and will be counted down to his position, including retirements. For instance, if 24 drivers start the race, and the named runner is the second retirement, with 10 drivers failing to finish the race, the finishing position would be 23rd.

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To Be Classified

You're betting on: whether or not the named driver will be a classified finisher

  • FIA classifications will be used for the settlement of this market.
  • Rule 45.2 from the FIA Sporting Regulations state that: Cars having covered less than 90% of the number of laps covered by the winner (rounded down to the nearest whole number of laps), will not be classified.

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Fastest Lap

You're betting on: which driver will set the fastest lap of the race

  • This market shall be settled on the driver who sets the fastest single lap of the race.
  • Drivers who set their fastest lap on their final lap following the leader winning the race will still be eligible to win this market with their fastest lap.

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Fastest Pit Stop

You're betting on: which driver will set the fastest total pit-lane time during the race

  • All four wheels must be changed
  • Drive-through penalties do not count
  • Bets will be settled on Forix.com official times

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Lap 1 Leader

You're betting on: which driver will lead after the 1st lap

  • This market will be settled on the driver who leads after 1 lap.
  • Should the race start under a Safety Car, all bets on this market shall be made void.

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Lap 1 Retirements

You're betting on: how many drivers will retire without completing a single lap

  • Bets will be settled on how many cars fail to complete the first lap.
  • FIA classifications will be used for the settlement of this market.
  • Should the race start under Safety Car conditions, bets on this market will be made void.
  • Only cars who are lined up on the grid when the lights go out to signal the start of the race will be deemed to be starters, and eligible to be a "Lap 1 Retirement" - cars who fail to complete the warm-up lap, or whom do not reach the starting grid will not be included. 

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First Team to Retire

You're betting on: which car will be the first to retire

  • Bets will be settled on the first team to retire a car from the race.
  • Should more than one car retire on the same lap, dead-heat rules apply.
  • Only cars who are lined up on the grid when the lights go out to signal the start of the race will be deemed to be starters, and eligable to be a "First Team to Retire" - cars who fail to complete the warm-up lap, or whom do not reach the starting grid will not be included. 

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First Driver to Retire

You're betting on: which driver will be the first to retire

  • Bets will be settled on the first driver to retire a car from the race.
  • Should more than one car retire on the same lap, dead-heat rules apply.
  • Only cars who are lined up on the grid when the lights go out to signal the start of the race will be deemed to be starters, and eligable to be a "First Driver to Retire" - cars who fail to complete the warm-up lap, or whom do not reach the starting grid will be made void. 

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Safety Car

You're betting on: whether a safety car will be used in the race

  • Bets will be settled on whether or not the Safety Car is used in the race. The Safety Car will be deemed to have been used if Race Control signal for the car to join the track.
  • Bets on the safety car will only be settled if a physical safety car enters the track at any point during the race. Virtual safety car will not count and bets will not be settled as “Yes” based solely upon this.
  • Should the race start under Safety Car conditions, bets on this market will be made void.

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Total Finishers

You're betting on: how many drivers are classified finishers in the race

  • Bets will be settled on the total number of classified finishers according to the FIA official results.
  • Under FIA Rules, drivers who fail to complete 90% of the race distance are classified as non-finishers.

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Abandoned/Postponed Races

The following is an excerpt from paragraph 6.5 in the F1 Sporting Regulations:

  • “If a race is suspended under Article 41, and cannot be resumed, no points will be awarded if the leader has completed less than two laps, half points will be awarded if the leader has completed more than two laps but less than 75% of the original race distance and full points will be awarded if the leader has completed more than 75% of the original race distance.”
  • For betting purposes, we shall settle on the official result if two or more laps have been completed. If fewer than two laps are completed, we shall settle any markets which have been unconditionally determined in their entirety. All other markets shall be made void. Unconditionally determined markets are defined as full betting markets or selections about which the result is already fully known. For instance, in Safety Car bets, if the Safety car has already appeared, then all bets on “Yes” and “No” would be settled as the result could not change. If the Safety Car has not appeared at the time, then all bets would be made void.
  • A race will be considered to be abandoned based on FIA announcements.
  • In the event that a race is postponed (either before the start or via an interruption mid-race) but is concluded before midnight the following day local time, then all bets will stand.

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Pre-Qualifying

General Qualifying Rules

  • In the event that two drivers set identical times, FIA classifications will apply, with the driver setting the time first deemed the winner.

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Fastest Qualifier

You're betting on: which driver will set the fastest time in final qualifying

  • The driver who sets the fastest official qualifying time in the final qualifying session will be deemed the winner, regardless of any demotions or penalties applied.
  • Official FIA places apply if times are recorded as identical.
  • Times set in Q1 and Q2 will not count for settlement purposes unless there is a change to the planned qualifying schedule.
  • Should any part of qualifying fail to take place, the times set in the final timed session, dictating the grid order, will count for settlement.

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To Qualify on the Front Row

You're betting on: which drivers will line-up on the front row of the grid following qualifying

  • Bets will be settled in the same manner as bets on Fastest Qualifier, with the fastest two drivers winning this market.

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Qualifying Match Bets

You're betting on: a match up between named drivers in their qualifying performance in final qualifying

  • The winner will be deemed to be the driver who sets the fastest qualifying time during the final qualifying session between the two drivers quoted.
  • If either driver fails to begin a qualifying lap, then all bets on that match will be void.
  • Any subsequent grid penalties or disqualifications shall be ignored for betting purposes.

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Qualifying Winning Margin

You're betting on: the winning margin in the final qualifying session

  • Bets will be settled on the winning margin of the times in the final qualifying session.

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Pre-Practice

Practice Session Winner

You're betting on: which driver will set the fastest time in the specified practice session

  • The driver who sets the fastest timed lap during the practice session will be deemed the winner.
  • Official FIA places apply if times are recorded as identical.
  • In the unlikely event that fewer than 13 drivers complete a full timed lap during the session, bets on all drivers shall be made void.

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Practice Match Bets

You're betting on: a match up between named drivers in the specified practice session

  • The winner will de deemed to be the driver who sets the fastest timed lap during the specified practice session between the two drivers quoted.
  • If either driver fails to complete a timed lap, then all bets on that match will be void on both selections.

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In-Play

Fastest Qualifier

You're betting on: which driver will set the fastest time in final qualifying

  • The driver who sets the fastest official qualifying time in the final qualifying session will be deemed the winner, regardless of any demotions or penalties applied.
  • Official FIA places apply if times are recorded as identical.
  • Times set in Q1 and Q2 will not count for settlement purposes unless there is a change to the planned qualifying schedule.
  • Should any part of qualifying fail to take place, the times set in the final timed session, dictating the grid order, will count for settlement.

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Race Winner

You're betting on: which driver wins the race

  • Bets will be settled on the official podium result immediately following the race.
  • FIA classifications will constitute the official result.
  • Subsequent amendments after the podium presentation will not count for betting purposes.

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Winning Margin

You're betting on: how big will the winning margin be in the race

  • Bets will be settled according to the timings provided by the FIA as the official result

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Fastest Lap

You're betting on: which driver will set the fastest lap of the race

  • This market shall be settled on the driver who sets the fastest single lap of the race.
  • Drivers who set their fastest lap on their final lap following the leader winning the race will still be eligible to win this market with their fastest lap.

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Safety Car

You're betting on: whether a safety car will be used in the race

  • Bets will be settled on whether or not the Safety Car is used in the race. The Safety Car will be deemed to have been used if Race Control signal for the car to join the track.
  • Bets on the Safety Car will only be settled if a physical safety car enters the track at any point during the race. Virtual Safety Cars will not count and bets will not be settled as "Yes" based solely upon this.

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Season

Championship Betting

You're betting on: which driver or constructor wins their respective Championship titles.

  • Betting on both the Drivers World Championship and the Constructors World Championship will be treated as all-in whether they compete or not.
  • Bets will be settled according to the official Championship result at the podium presentation following the final race of the season.
  • Where there is a tie for the Championship, bets shall be settled according to most races won, followed by most 2nd place finishes as per FIA rules.

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Season Match Betting

You're betting on: which driver will collect the most Championship points over the course of the season.

  • All bets will stand provided that both drivers participate in a minimum of one World Championship event following the placement of the bet.
  • The winner will be deemed to be the driver who collects the most World Championship points with the weigh-in considered the podium result of the final race of the season.
  • Should either driver fail to participate in a single event, then all bets on both drivers will be void.
  • Should there be a tie on points between two runners, the winner will be determined by FIA rules.

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Group Betting

You're betting on: which driver from a selected group will collect the most Championship points over the course of the season.

  • Betting will be treated as all-in whether they compete or not.
  • No Rule-4 will apply to groups where one or more drivers do not participate in the World Championship.
  • The winner will be deemed the driver who collects the most World Championship points with the weigh in considered to be the podium result of the final race of the season.

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