A Breakdown of Every Formula One Constructor in 2018
While the world of F1 seems to get further away from the idea of ‘motorcar racing’ with each passing year, there is still a huge amount to draw in enthusiasts to the sport. It tends to be streaky in terms of modern competition, with constructors dominating for a period of a few years, then falling away to reassess, redesign and reconstruct.
Below is a quick guide to the constructors competing in the 2018 F1 season, which gets underway on 25th March with the Melbourne Grand Prix:
The dominant force in F1 at the moment, Mercedes has won the last four F1 Constructors’ Championships. Aside from the power and speed offered by the car, its reliability is often cited as the key to the team’s success. Indeed, top driver for Mercedes Lewis Hamilton did not fail to finish a race last season – the only driver in F1 to do so. They are priced at 1/2 to win the Championship – it looks close to certain.
In terms of marketing and branding, you can see why F1 is confusing when you look at Red Bull. They compete as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and use Renault power units, although they have been branded as Tag Heuer. That aside, they are second-favourites for the Championship at 10/3. A good chance if they can cut out the reliability issues that cost them last year.
The most legendary name in F1, many fans are holding their breath to see if Ferrari can push their way back to the very top. They have had issues though: It is ten years since they won the Championship and there has even been hints that they might leave the sport altogether after disagreements with F1’s top brass. 7/2 to win the Championship looks okay for a team that looks like they are making progress.
Another iconic name, but McLaren have struggled in recent years and not won the Constructors’ Championship in two decades. There has been a lot of buzz about this year’s car though, with many thinking the Renault-powered car will make a breakthrough. Odds of 33/1 looks like serious value for an each-way bet, so get a free bet no deposit to bet on F1 for this race.
Renault use the same power unit – Renault R.E.18 – as McLaren but still look a long way behind in every other department. It would be seen as an achievement if they could get a couple of podium finishes for their drivers this season. 250/1 to win the Championship.
Beneficiaries of the reliability of Mercedes, Force India have been making slow and steady progress over the years. Equalled their best ever finish of 4th in the Constructors’ Championship last season. They can be found at odds of 500/1 to win it this year.
The glory days of Mansell, Hill and Piquet seem a long time away now. The huge amount of money required to compete in the sport means that Williams have fallen by the wayside somewhat. They also use the Mercedes power unit, but even a top five finish in a Grand Prix would be seen as an achievement. 500/1.
Torro Rosso, Sauber and Haas will make up the final three teams in F1 this season. They are a fair bit behind the rest when it comes to getting their drivers through a Grand Prix, even before it comes to finishing in the points positions. You can get over 1000/1 odds for any of them to win the F1 Constructors’ Championship.