Your 2020 Belgian GP Predictions: The Results

Before the 2020 Belgian 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. FROM WHICH GRID POSITION WILL THE RACE BE WON?

YOUR PREDICTION: POLE

CORRECT ANSWER: POLE

Lewis Hamilton converted his 93rd pole position into his 89th Grand Prix victory at the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix, just as 44% of you had predicted. This is the ninth time in the last ten races that the polesitter has gone on to win the Grand Prix. All of the last five Spa races have been won from pole.


2. WHERE WILL THE HIGHEST PLACED ALPHATAURI DRIVER FINISH?

YOUR PREDICTION: 8th or 9th

CORRECT ANSWER: 8th or 9th

The AlphaTauri drivers qualified just outside of the top ten, in eleventh and twelfth. Pierre Gasly started twelfth and was the only driver to start on the Hard tyres. On an alternate strategy he fought through the field in the closing stages and ended up eighth – making this the fourth consecutive year in which the team have scored at the Belgian Grand Prix. 


3. WILL RENAULT REACH Q3?

YOUR PREDICTION: Ricciardo will, Ocon won’t

CORRECT ANSWER: Both drivers will

Renault showed strong pace over the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix weekend and, as 20% of you predicted, both drivers reached the final part of qualifying. Furthermore, Daniel Ricciardo recorded his best-ever Spa qualifying position with fourth place, while Esteban Ocon’s sixth on the grid ensured that Renault qualified with both drivers in the top ten for only the second time in the last thirteen years. 





4. WILL THERE BE ANY RAIN?

YOUR PREDICTION: YES

CORRECT ANSWER: NO

Rain always seems likely at Spa, and the forecast was for a wet weekend. But the rain never had any impact on the on-track running over the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix weekend, and the race was held in dry conditions.


5. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING TEAMS WILL RECORD THE BEST FINISH?

YOUR PREDICTION: HAAS

CORRECT ANSWER: ALFA ROMEO

Of these three teams, it was Alfa Romeo who finished furthest up the order. Kimi Raikkonen was the best-placed Ferrari-powered driver in the race, coming home in twelfth place – ahead of the two Ferraris. Haas finished 15th and 17th, while Nicholas Latifi was the only Williams driver to reach the end of the race after George Russell crashed out.


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!

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