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21. Motorsports rules

Smarkets general betting rules (1-11) will apply unless superseded by the Terms and Conditions or sports specific betting rules.

21.1   General

21.1.1   In the event of a race being abandoned and no official result or presentation position is declared, all bets will be voided.

21.1.2   All bets are voided if the location of the race is changed after the market has been posted.

21.1.3   Unless a bet has an official result, it will be voided if all scheduled races or heats are not completed in a Speedway market.

21.1.4   In head-to-head markets, the winner is the rider or driver who has finished ahead or completed the most laps.

21.1.5   If the settlement of a market relies on a podium finish and no podium presentation occurs, the market will be settled according to the official result.

21.1.6   For race-qualification markets, any driver who starts a lap but does not post a time will be deemed to finish last, behind all drivers posting a time.

21.2   Formula 1

21.2.1   Unless otherwise specified all bets will stand on all markets whether the named driver or constructor takes part in any session during the race weekend or not.

21.2.2   For retirement markets, the winning selection will be the first driver/constructor to retire having started the race, whether from the grid or from the pit lane. Any driver or constructor not starting the race at all will be settled as a loser. If two or more drivers retire on the same lap the relevant selections will be settled as a dead heat. If there are no retirements the 'No' contract will be the winning contract.

21.2.3   A virtual safety car period will not count as a safety car period for the purposes of settling a 'Will there be a Safety Car Period during Race?' market.

Last modified: November 11, 2021

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