The world’s best Formula One drivers will take center stage on March 26 when the auto racing series officially kicks off with the Australian Grand Prix. Betting on the Formula One season can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve never wagered on the racing series in the past. Collecting information on not only the drivers, but how they’ve fared at each circuit is crucial to know before putting you money down. [+]

Defending F1 champion Nico Rosberg of Team Mercedes will return hungry for another title. However the field in 2017 will be competitive, with three-time champion Lewis Hamilton — Rosberg’s Mercedes teammate — back in the fold.

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Formula 1 Schedule 2017

Use the Australian Grand Prix as a feeling-out process for which driver you want to put your money on throughout the season. For instance, Rosberg won the 2016 race in Australia, and while that shouldn’t be a clear-cut indication as to which driver will be the overall champion, it’s a helpful guide to give bettors an idea of who will eventually come out on top in the end.

Drivers will have a couple weeks to regroup before taking part in the second race of the season — the Chinese Grand Prix on April 9. The race features 56 laps over a 5.45-kilometre at the Shanghai International Circuit, a modern-designed track that presents major challenges even for the best drivers.

There are only two races in the month of May, making both the Spanish Grand Prix (May 14) and Monaco Grand Prix (May 28) crucial dates to circle on your calendar.

June kicks off with the always-popular Canadian Grand Prix, which is held at the historic Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal. This year’s Canadian Grand Prix is scheduled for June 11. The challenging Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve may look easier to handle than other Formula One tracks, however there are sharp corners over the 4.61-kilometre course that fool even the top drivers.

The Italian Grand Prix is a popular race that bettors should also focus their attention to on Sept. 3. With three quarters of the season completed, bettors will have a clearer picture of how the standings may unfold by the time the Italian Grand Prix rolls around.

The Formula One season comes to a close on Nov 26 for the popular Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. By then, the champion will be crown and hopefully, many bettors will be cashing in on their winning tickets as well.

Formula 2017 Calendar

Formula 1 Betting Tips

With Rosberg announcing his retirement after reaching the “pinnacle” of his career, that leaves the door wide open for Hamilton to challenge for a fourth F1 crown. Bovada oddsmakers have the British driver as the -110 favorite to win it all. It won’t be an easy task, however. 

Sebastien Vettel has been in that position before. In fact, the German racing star has won four Formula One championships and will be looking for a fifth in 2017. Vettel is a +400 favorite to take the title once again.

F1 odds

While Hamilton will be the man to beat in 2017, bettors should strongly consider taking Vettel throughout the F1 season.

F1 Championship Pick: Sebastian Vettel (+400)

Runner up: Lewis Hamilton (-110)