Speculate on Motor Racing

China plays host to one of Formula One's biggest races – the Chinese Grand Prix held at the Shanghai International Circuit in Jiading, Shanghai. The track was designed by renowned German engineer and F1 circuit designer Hermann Tilke.

The Shanghai International Circuit was considered as the most expensive Formula One circuit facility when it was completed in 2004 - costing about $450 million. Abu Dhabi has taken that recognition after completing their facility in 2009 at a cost of a whopping $6bn.

The inaugural Chinese Grand Prix was held on September 26, 2004. The race was won by Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari). Meanwhile, Jenson Button of BAR-Honda and Kimi Räikkönen of McLaren-Mercedes finished second and third respectively.

The Chinese Grand Prix is usually held in late September or early October.

The 2006 Chinese Grand Prix was memorable for Michael Schumacher and Ferrari fans, as Schumacher claimed the checkered flag, which was to be his last Formula 1 victory before retiring.

Currently, Lewis Hamilton, of team Mercedes, holds the most number of wins at the Chinese Grand Prix with 4 (2008, 2011, 2014, 2015). Fernando Alonso, driving for Ferrari, won the race twice (2005, 2013), same with Nico Rosberg of team Mercedes (2012, 2016).

Truly, motor racing has grown from the 3 Hours of Zhuhai, the first international motor race in mainland China held in 1994 at the Zhuhai Street Circuit.

Betting on motor racing is similar to betting on golf. The most basic wager involves picking the winner of a race. Typically a sports book will list 20 or more individual drivers along with a field (all others) option, at various odds.

Sportsbooks also offer proposition markets on the constructor's championship.