We often comment on these pages on how the introduction of online sports gambling has not only expanded the range of sports we can follow, but also provided us with the opportunity to follow sporting events across the world all year round. It is now relatively easy for us to follow every twist and turn of sporting events taking place on the other side of the world through live television coverage, and online sports gambling sites then enable us to gamble on the outcome of those events from the comfort of home. Many of us for instance enjoyed gambling on tennis during the recent Australian Open, and fans of gambling on sports such as cricket, golf and snooker have all benefitted from the availability of online sports gambling sites which enable them to follow their favourite sports wherever they are taking place. This weekend sees another popular sporting event which always attracts the attention of sports gambling fans with the first race of the F1 motor racing season, the Australian Grand Prix. There is no doubt that gambling on motor racing, particularly F1 motor racing is hugely popular all over the world, and F1 gambling fans will be looking forward to what they hope will be an exciting season. No doubt we will see the usual arguments over new rules and technical developments which seem to be a constant feature of F1 motor racing, but there is no doubting the commitment that F1 enthusiasts have for the sport. Last season the Mercedes team proved almost unbeatable for most of the year, with Lewis Hamilton becoming World Champion for a third time followed closely by his teammate. This year however many F1 observers think that the new Ferrari car may prove a much bigger challenge and that Sebastion Vettel will be challenging Hamilton for another World Championship of his own. For the sake of sports gambling enthusiasts everywhere and motor racing gambling fans in particular let’s hope that the experts are right.