The further back the winner is, the more places they have to make up, the better your return. Okay, I like that.
You get more money if you can guess who will be second than who will be first. Wait, what?
During the first round of betting, if you bet on the car in P1 to win and they do, you only get $3mil. However, if you bet on P2 to win, and they finish in P2, you get $4mil. I really can't wrap my brains around why that makes sense to anyone.
If you bet on P4 and they finish in P3, you also get $4mil. Okay, they made up a space, so... I guess there is something to reward there, but... P2 pays just a much without making up any spaces.
Its seems to me the meta would be to bet on the P3 car during the first round. If that car finishes in P3, then you get the same payout as if you bet on P1 to win and they did. If P3 makes up spaces, then you get paid even more. This meta feels weird and wrong.