Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Belgian Grand Prix - 28 August 2011

Yesterday saw a highly eventful race take place at the historic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.

Unusually for Spa, the race was dry from beginning to end, but this does not mean that the race was any less exciting!

Several collisions between drivers occured during the Grand Prix, eliminating both Toro Rossos and Championship contender Lewis Hamilton, and lots of overtaking saw several different drivers leading the race.

The dominant Red Bull's managed another one - two finish, despite safety concerns regarding the wear rate of their tyres.

Several drivers who qualified lowly managed to improve considerably in the race, with Jenson Button failing to make it out of Q2 on Saturday, and Michael Schumacher - celebrating the 20th anniversary of his first Grand Prix - making up lots of ground from last on the grid after a crash in qualifying.

Our Guest Predictor for this race actually watched the race from the trackside in Belgium, and made a few famous friends whilst at the Grand Prix.
Chris from F1Cartoonz met BBC F1 Presenter Jake Humphrey at the track, who agreed to take part in a special cartoon!
See the cartoon here.

Provisional Race Results:

1. Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull Racing - Chris' (CZ) Prediction 5th - F1RP Prediction 2nd
2. Mark Webber - Red Bull Racing - CZ 4th - F1RP 1st
3. Jenson Button - McLaren - CZ 3rd - F1RP 7th
4. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari - CZ 2nd - F1RP 10th
5. Michael Schumacher - Mercedes - CZ 10th - F1RP 9th
6. Nico Rosberg - Mercedes - CZ 6th - F1RP 5th
7. Adrian Sutil - Force India - CZ 9th - F1RP 14th
8. Felipe Massa - Ferrari - CZ 7th - F1RP 4th
9. Vitaly Petrov - Renault - CZ 8th - F1RP 8th
10. Pastor Maldonado - Williams - CZ 17th - F1RP 20th
11. Paul di Resta - Force India - CZ 11th - F1RP 17th
12. Kamui Kobayashi - Sauber - CZ 15th - F1RP 6th
13. Bruno Senna - Renault - CZ 14th - F1RP 11th
14. Jarno Trulli - Team Lotus - CZ 20th - F1RP 21st
15. Heikki Kovalainen - Team Lotus - CZ 16th - F1RP 18th
16. Rubens Barrichello - Williams - CZ 23rd - F1RP 16th
17. Jerome D'Ambrosio - Virgin - CZ 21st - F1RP 24th
18. Timo Glock - Virgin - CZ 18th - F1RP 19th
19. Vitantonio Liuzzi - Hispania - CZ 19th - F1RP 22nd
DNF Sergio Perez - Sauber - CZ 24th - F1RP 12th
DNF Daniel Ricciardo - Hispania - CZ 22nd - F1RP 23rd
DNF Lewis Hamilton - McLaren - CZ 1st - F1RP 3rd
DNF Sebastien Buemi - Toro Rosso - CZ 13th - F1RP 13th
DNF Jaime Alguersuari - Toro Rosso - CZ 12th - F1RP 15th

Thank you to Chris for participating this weekend!
Chris managed a very impressive five correct predictions, and seemed to be closer overall to the correct results than the Formula 1 Results Predictor, which managed just a singular correct prediction.

There are a couple of weeks now before the next Grand Prix, so the F1RP should have time to carefully consider it's next set of predictions!

The Top Driver for Spa based on our predictions was the controversial Pastor Maldonando.

For more information on the race, visit www.formula1.com

Visit F1Cartoonz Twitpic page here, and follow them on Twitter @F1Cartoonz

No comments:

Post a Comment