Your 2020 Italian GP Predictions: The Results

Before the 2020 Italian 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 MANY POINTS WILL FERRARI SCORE?

YOUR PREDICTION: 1-5

CORRECT ANSWER: 0

Ferrari were always in for a tough weekend at their home race and qualifying confirmed that, with Sebastian Vettel out in Q1 and Charles Leclerc eliminated in Q2. Things went from bad to worse on Sunday, as Vettel retired with a brake failure and Leclerc crashed out at the final corner. The Scuderia recorded their first double DNF at Monza since 1995, and failed to score at their home race for the first time since 2005. 


2. WHERE WILL THE BEST PLACED WILLIAMS FINISH?

YOUR PREDICTION: 15th or lower

CORRECT ANSWER: 11th or 12th

The 2020 Italian Grand Prix marked a historic weekend for Williams as this was the last race at which they will be a family-owned team. In a race which provided a mixed up order, the team failed to fully capitalise on it with their best finisher being Nicholas Latifi, who finished eleventh and nine seconds away from the points. 


3. WILL F1’S FASTEST QUALIFYING LAP RECORD BE BROKEN?

YOUR PREDICTION: YES

CORRECT ANSWER: YES

Monza’s track record was beaten in qualifying meaning that the record for the fastest ever lap in a Formula 1 car was beaten. Both Mercedes drivers beat Kimi Raikkonen’s record from 2018, and it was Lewis Hamilton who set the new record. His pole lap clocked in at an average speed of 264.363km/h.





4. WHERE WILL RICCIARDO FINISH?

YOUR PREDICTION: 4th or 5th

CORRECT ANSWER: 6th or 7th

Renault weren’t quite as speedy as some expected at the Italian Grand Prix, but their drivers still brought home a double points finish. Daniel Ricciardo finished ahead of his team-mate in sixth place, recording his fifth top six result at Monza. 


5. HOW MANY TEAMS WILL QUALIFY IN THE TOP FIVE?

YOUR PREDICTION: 3

CORRECT ANSWER: 4

Four different teams qualified in the top five for the 2020 Italian Grand Prix. While Mercedes locked out the front row, three different teams filled the next three grid slots. Carlos Sainz lined up third for McLaren, Sergio Perez was fourth for Racing Point and Max Verstappen set the fifth fastest time for Red Bull. 


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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