Monday, 20 June 2011

2011 Predictions - Round 8, Europe

This weekend will see the Formula 1 teams descend on Valencia, Spain, for the European Grand Prix.
This will probably be the biggest test of the year so far for the new rules, as this road circuit is often criticised for being unexciting.

The Canadian Grand Prix was the worst result for the Formula 1 Results Predictor to date. To see just how badly we did, click here.

This week, for the first time, we are pleased to announce a special guest predictor who thinks he can do a better job of predicting the results.

Introducing Pat from I Watch Too Much Racing

Too Much Racing is part motorsport blog / part fantasy league game.

Visit or follow Pat on Twitter @toomuchracing

Pat: "Valencia is a fairly tricky race to predict I think. Red Bull should be back on top again but I do think McLaren have been closing them down lately. The question is whether they can do it here.
As for the midfield, that's anyones! Love it though. I'm sure there's going to be a crash on the first lap at the tricky chicane section not far after the start, so I'm going to say that's Maldonado and Sutil."

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Guest Predictions - Round 8, Europe

1. Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull
2. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari
3. Mark Webber - Red Bull
4. Jenson Button - McLaren
5. Lewis Hamilton - McLaren
6. Nico Rosberg - Mercedes
7. Felipe Massa - Ferrari
8. Vitaly Petrov - Renault
9. Michael Schumacher - Mercedes
10. Paul Di Resta - Force India
11. Kamui Kobayashi - Sauber
12. Nick Heidfeld - Renault
13. Sergio Perez / Pedro de la Rosa - Sauber
14. Rubens Barrichello - Williams
15. Sebastien Buemi - Toro Rosso
16. Heikki Kovalainen - Team Lotus
17. Jarno Trulli - Team Lotus
18. Timo Glock - Virgin
19. Vitantonio Liuzzi - Hispania
20. Narain Karthikeyan - Hispania
21. Jerome D'Ambrosio - Virgin
22. (DNF) Jaime Alguersuari - Toro Rosso
23. (DNF) Pastor Maldonado - Williams
24. (DNF) Adrian Sutil - Force India

As you can see, Pat has upped the stakes by predicting which drivers will fail to finish!

He thinks that Vettel's reign will continue, but a strong performance from Alonso will split the two Red Bulls.

Will he be right?

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F1RP Predictions - Round 8, Europe

1. Lewis Hamilton - McLaren
2. Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull
3. Jenson Button - McLaren
4. Mark Webber - Red Bull
5. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari
6. Rubens Barrichello - Williams
7. Kamui Kobayashi - Sauber
8. Nico Rosberg - McLaren
9. Felipe Massa - Ferrari
10. Nick Heidfeld - Renault
11. Vitaly Petrov - Renault
12. Sebastien Buemi - Toro Rosso
13. Sergio Perez / Pedro de la Rosa - Sauber
14. Michael Schumacher - Mercedes
15. Adrian Sutil - Force India
16. Jaime Alguersuari - Toro Rosso
17. Paul di Resta - Force India
18. Pastor Maldonado - Williams
19. Heikki Kovalainen - Team Lotus
20. Jarno Trulli - Team Lotus
21. Timo Glock - Virgin
22. Vitantonio Liuzzi - Hispania
23. Jerome D'Ambrosio - Virgin
24. Narain Karthikeyan - Hispania

The Formula 1 Results Predictor has predicted that Lewis Hamilton will overcome his recent on track troubles and record a second win of the season.
Also, Williams fans will be pleased that a strong points-scoring finish has been suggested for Rubens Barrichello.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, as a long-time Williams and Rubens fan I like the thought of RB finishing well. I nearly put him in my top ten but the way they've been screwing up his year I thought better of it.

    I put the DNFs in to remind myself and forgot to take them out! :) :)

    Looking forward to seeing how this pans out.
    Thanks for posting these!