How Does Scoring In F1 Work?

The 2022 Formula 1 calendar heats up with two intense races opening the season. We expect another year of drama with new cars and regulations, which promises more action and wheel-to-wheel racing for both fans and bettors.

If you’re new to all this, Nitrobetting gets you up to speed with the basics of the sport, one of which is the scoring system. There have been plenty of changes to the system throughout the evolution of the sport. Let’s take a look at the latest Formula 1 scoring system in place for the 2022 season.

How Does Scoring In F1 Work?

Points are awarded to the top ten finishers in a race. The winner receives maximum points of 25, while the second-place finisher picks up 18 points, and the final podium finisher gains 15 points.

  • P1 – 25 points
  • P2 – 18 points
  • P3 – 15 points
  • P4 – 12 points
  • P5 – 10 points
  • P6 – 8 points
  • P7 – 6 points
  • P8 – 4 points
  • P9 – 2 points
  • P10 – 1 point
  • P11 to P20 – no points

An additional point is awarded to the driver with the fastest lap during the race. However, the only condition to qualify for this point is if one of the top ten drivers put down the fastest lap. If the fastest lap goes to a driver finishing in P11 or lower, no additional point is awarded.

Constructors Points

Two awards are handed over at the end of the season: Drivers and the Constructors’ Championship. Constructors’ points are compiled by adding driver points from the same team. For Example, Red Bull teammates Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez currently have 37 points after finishing P1 and P4 in the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix and two DNFs in the opening race. This puts Red Bull third in the Constructor’s standings since Ferrari and Mercedes are ahead with 78 points and 38 points, respectively.

If a driver switches teams in between a season, the Constructors’ points he gained will remain on the respective teams.

Ultimately, the Constructors’ Championship goes to the team with the most points at the end of the season. Ferrari currently holds the record for the most World Constructors’ Championships wins, having won the title 16 times.

Sprint Qualifying

The Sprint Qualifying is a newly-introduced format that features a short race run over 100km. These races usually last about half an hour. It was introduced to provide more action before Sunday’s race with drivers racing flat-out from start to finish without needing to pit. This year, the 2022 calendar features three Sprint events in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (April 23), the Austrian Grand Prix (July 9), and the Sao Paulo Grand Prix (November 12).

One qualifying session after Friday’s FP1 (Free Practice 1) sets the grid for Sprint Qualifying. Saturday offers another practice session to the drivers before the Sprint Qualifying race. The finishing order of the race determines the grid for Sunday’s Grand Prix.

Points await the finishers of the Sprint. The first year of the system awarded the top three drivers with three points, two points, and one point, respectively. But, the 2022 format gives out points to the first eight finishers, starting at eight points for first place, down to a point for the eighth driver to cross the line.

  • P1 – 8 points
  • P2 – 7 points
  • P3 – 6 points
  • P4 – 5 points
  • P5 – 4 points
  • P6 – 3 points
  • P7 – 2 points
  • P8 – 1 point

Betting on Formula 1

Formula 1 continues to draw the attention of motor racing fans around the globe. F1’s popularity has been steadily increasing in the West, and with that growth comes more betting interest. That said, Nitrobetting shares a more diverse collection of betting odds for everyone.

Check on “Outrights” in the leftmost column on the homepage and find three betting options for the sport: Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship Outright Winner, Formula 1 Drivers Championship Outright Winner, and Outright Winner of the latest Grand Prix.

Once you have done your research and completed your preliminary betting strategy, you can test it out with small bets and then work your way to the top. The F1 calendar features over 20 races, and Nitrobetting guarantees the latest betting odds for those who want to test the waters or go all out.

This is just one of the many sports betting guides that you can read here at Nitrobetting news. Stay tuned for more Formula 1 previews and articles and don’t forget to check out the latest betting odds on the sportsbook.