Formula 1 betting is not as popular yet, although this niche market is predicted to reach the same popularity as some of the major sports events. The availability of racing statistics already increase the interests of fans in placing bets on their favourite drivers or teams.
The history of Formula 1 in the United States dated back to 1959, and the race venues range from some strange to a few brilliant tracks. The home of the US Grand Prix is Cota, which is located in Texas and known for its twenty-turn layout. This track was contracted only in 2012 and is quite popular due to its fast section, massive braking zones and long straights.
One racing circuit that is special in the US is the Watkins Glen, which was also the permanent venue for all Grand Prix’s in 1961 up to around the 1980s. The track layouts changed a bit during the time although it remained super-quick and challenging. Watkins Glen is the track that saw the greats racing including Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark, Graham Hill and Niki Lauda.
If you are a Michael Schumacher fan, you probably enjoyed the onboard video from his car at the F1 race in 2001 at Indianapolis. When most racing fans thing about Indianapolis speedway they think of the Indy 500 and the substantial oval track. The infield layout is used for Formula One racing, or it was during races in 2000 up to 2007. At the time the tracks twisty bits in the middle was hardly the most inspiring although it also has some excellent features such as the proper flow. What made Indianapolis Speedway fabulous was the banked oval turns.
Formula One Racing at Long Beach in the USA
The Long Beach racing is much better known as the place where IndyCar racing takes place, well that refers to the younger fans. In 1976 it was the place where Formula 1 racing took place and many races afterwards until around 1983. F1 racers enjoyed the high-speed sections of Long Beach as well as the twisty streets. It was both challenging to the drivers and fun to watch to the spectators.
In 1959 it was the Sebring Raceway that was used for F1 racing, and this racetrack was in many ways simpler to other tracks uses at the time. Still, it hosted some of the major racing events, and it was also the very first circuit used for Grand Prix in the United States. The track offers some of the longest straights, while it is known for significant braking zones and many quick sections, which made F1 racing extremely entertaining at the time.
While all eyes were on Jack Brabham, he ran out of fuel during the race and left the number one spot open to Bruce McLaren who won the race. It is since then that Sebring is the most-loved motorsport circuit in the United States.