Before the 2019 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. Will Lewis Hamilton take a record-breaking home win?
YOUR PREDICTION: YES
CORRECT ANSWER: YES
61% of you correctly predicted that Lewis Hamilton would take a sixth home victory. He becomes the driver with the most Silverstone wins plus the most British Grand Prix wins and equals Alain Prost as the driver with the most victories at their national Grand Prix.
2. Who will finish on the podium – Ferrari or Red Bull?
YOUR PREDICTION: FERRARI
CORRECT ANSWER: FERRARI
It was another Mercedes 1-2, with Charles Leclerc completing the podium finishers. Despite Red Bull’s victory in Austria, 46% of you backed Ferrari to step on the podium at the British Grand Prix without Red Bull also appearing in the top three. Pierre Gasly finished fourth for Red Bull, while Max Verstappen came home fifth.
3. Where will Lando Norris finish in his first British Grand Prix?
YOUR PREDICTION: 6th – 8th
CORRECT ANSWER: 11th or lower
The 66% of you who predicted Lando Norris would finish between 6th and 8th on Sunday would most likely have been correct, if not for the timing of the Safety Car which ruined the McLaren driver’s chance of points. In the end, Norris came home eleventh.
4. Which Toro Rosso driver will qualify further up the grid?
YOUR PREDICTION: ALEX ALBON
CORRECT ANSWER: ALEX ALBON
Alex Albon out-qualified team-mate Daniil Kvyat at the British Grand Prix. While Albon recorded the best qualifying result of his career so far with ninth on the grid, Kvyat was eliminated in Q1 for a third consecutive race.
5. By how much will the Track Record be beaten?
YOUR PREDICTION: 0.001 – 0.299 seconds
CORRECT ANSWER: 0.6 seconds or more
A resurfaced track helped to see both the Silverstone Track Record and Lap Record tumble over the 2019 British Grand Prix weekend. On Saturday, Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton’s 2018 pole time – the existing Track Record – by 0.799 seconds.
Let us know how you got on with this race’s predictions! There’ll be more at the next race, follow us on twitter to take part: @LightsOutF1Blog!
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.