Before the 2018 Mexican 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. Who will take pole?
YOUR PREDICTION: LEWIS HAMITLON
CORRECT ANSWER: ANOTHER DRIVER
Only 18% of you predicted that someone other than Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas or Sebastian Vettel would take pole at the Mexican Grand Prix. Red Bull looked to be the team to beat throughout practice as Max Verstappen set the fastest times. In the end, Daniel Ricciardo beat his team-mate to pole by just 0.026 seconds.
2. Will Renault, Haas or Force India score more points?
YOUR PREDICTION: FORCE INDIA
CORRECT ANSWER: RENAULT
Renault were the only one of these three teams to score any points at the 2018 Mexico Grand Prix! Nico Hulkenberg scored the team’s only points with a sixth place finish. Esteban Ocon was Force India’s only finisher, finishing outside the points in eleventh. Meanwhile, Haas struggled all weekend and came home last of the cars still running at the end of the race.
3. Where will Sergio Perez finish?
YOUR PREDICTION: 7TH OR 8TH
CORRECT ANSWER: 11th or lower/ DNF
Just 6% of you thought Sergio Perez would fail to score this weekend. His DNF marked the first time he hasn’t picked up a point at his home event.
4. Which Red Bull driver will qualify better?
YOUR PREDICTION: MAX VERSTAPPEN
CORRECT ANSWER: DANIEL RICCIARDO
74% of you thought Max Verstappen would beat his team-mate in Qualifying this weekend. As it happened, Verstappen was beaten by a team-mate at the track for the first time his career, as Daniel Ricciardo beat him to pole. It was also the first time Ricciardo has out-qualified a team-mate at the track.
5. Will Hamilton win the title?
YOUR PREDICTION: YES
CORRECT ANSWER: YES
All Lewis Hamilton needed to was finish seventh to win the title. He finished fourth, which was more than enough to ensure he’d leave Mexico as only the third driver to have won the World Championship five times in Formula 1’s history.
Nicky Haldenby is a freelance writer from Scarborough, England. After graduating from the University of Hull in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. Now in its fourth season, the blog has become a firm fan-favourite, delving deep into the sport’s history books and lifting the cover on unusual F1 statistics. Nicky also writes at F1Destinations, and sister site GPDestinations, where he shares regular race previews and articles focussed around the latest in Formula 1 calendar and venue news. In 2017 and 2018, he wrote for Badger GP. Nicky can also be heard regularly as a guest on various Formula 1 radio shows and podcasts.