Your 2018 #BritishGP Predictions: The Results

Your 2018 #BritishGP Predictions: The Results

Before the 2018 British Grand Prix weekend began, I posted five prediction polls on the Lights Out twitter account. How many of the questions did you get right? Find out below!


1. How will Lewis Hamilton get on at his home event?

YOUR PREDICTION: HE’LL TAKE POLE AND WIN

CORRECT ANSWER: HE’LL TAKE POLE ONLY

Lewis Hamilton took his 44th pole in car number 44 by just 0.044 seconds on Saturday, but he was unable to convert it into a win on Sunday. Just 17% of you correctly predicted that outcome.  


2. Which rookie will have the best weekend?

YOUR PREDICTION: CHARLES LECLERC

CORRECT ANSWER: PIERRE GASLY

Charles Leclerc was having a brilliant weekend until a botched pit-stop forced him out of another points finish. Pierre Gasly had the best on-track finishing position of the rookies, even though a post-race penalty dropped him from tenth to thirteenth. Sergey Sirotkin was the only other rookie to finish the race. 


3. Will any of the top teams’ drivers retire from the race?

YOUR PREDICTION: YES

CORRECT ANSWER: YES

Five of the top six drivers finished the race. It was only Max Verstappen who was forced to retire from the race. Brake issues forced him into retirement after 46 laps.





4. Who’ll score for McLaren?

YOUR PREDICTION: ALONSO WILL, VANDOORNE WON’T

CORRECT ANSWER: ALONSO WILL, VANDOORNE WON’T

As 51% of you correctly predicted, Alonso scored McLaren’s only points at the British Grand Prix. The Spaniard finished eighth, though he felt there was enough pace in the car to have finished sixth. 


5. Will Raikkonen finish on the podium?

YOUR PREDICTION: YES

CORRECT ANSWER: YES

It was a close poll, but the majority of you were correct. Despite some first lap controversy, Kimi Raikkonen finished on the podium. It’s the first time he’s finished in the top three at the British Grand Prix in consecutive years since 2006 and 2007.

Nicky Haldenby is a 24 year old Formula One blogger from Scarborough, England. Having grown up with F1 often on the TV on Sunday afternoons, Nicky has been following the sport avidly since 2006. He graduated from the University of Hull in 2015 with a First Class degree in English Language and Literature and founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in March 2016. Nicky also writes for Badger GP and can be heard regularly as a guest on the Last Lap Podcast.

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