Your 2020 Portuguese GP Predictions: The Results

Before the 2020 Portuguese 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 ANYONE OTHER THAN MERCEDES OR RED BULL FINISH ON THE PODIUM?

YOUR PREDICTION: NO

CORRECT ANSWER: NO

For the seventh time this season, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen shared the podium positions. Only Mercedes and Red Bull finished on the podium. The closest driver from another team was Charles Leclerc in fourth place, who finished over thirty seconds behind Verstappen. 


2. WILL VETTEL REACH Q3?

YOUR PREDICTION: NO

CORRECT ANSWER: NO

Sebastian Vettel has failed to reach Q3 since the British Grand Prix, and failed to do so again at the Portuguese Grand Prix. Qualifying in fifteenth position, the Algarve race was the eighth consecutive round in which Vettel has failed to qualify in the top ten, marking the first time that the German has failed to reach Q3 at eight consecutive races in his 14-year F1 career. 


3. HOW MANY POINTS WILL MCLAREN SCORE?

YOUR PREDICTION: 6-10 POINTS

CORRECT ANSWER: 6-10 POINTS

McLaren took home eight points from the Portuguese Grand Prix, courtesy of a sixth place finish for Carlos Sainz. Sainz led the opening laps of the race before slipping back down the order. Following a collision with Lance Stroll and an extra stop for a slow puncture, Lando Norris finished only thirteenth. 





4. WHAT WILL THE WIN MARGIN BE?

YOUR PREDICTION: 5.000-9.999 SECONDS

CORRECT ANSWER: 15.000 SECONDS OR MORE

Lewis Hamilton took victory at the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix with a margin of 25.592 seconds – the largest win margin since the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix. It was the third largest win margin of Hamilton’s career, after the 2008 and 2014 British Grands Prix. 


5. HOW MANY DRIVERS WILL FINISH THE RACE?

YOUR PREDICTION: 17 or 18

CORRECT ANSWER: 19 or 20

There was only one retirement from the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix. Lance Stroll retired from the race after 51 laps. It’s the first time that a Portuguese Grand Prix has had more than seventeen finishers. 


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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