Your 2020 Turkish GP Predictions: The Results

Before the 2020 Turkish 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 HAMILTON WIN THE TITLE?

YOUR PREDICTION: YES

CORRECT ANSWER: YES

Starting sixth, Lewis Hamilton went on to win the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix, securing his seventh World Championship. Title rival and team-mate Valtteri Bottas finished only fourteenth, spinning six times in total during the race. With both titles now decided, the 2020 season will be the first since 2015 to feature three ‘dead rubber’ races. 


2. WHICH TEAM WILL QUALIFY FOURTH?

YOUR PREDICTION:  ANOTHER TEAM

CORRECT ANSWER: RED BULL

Almost a third of you thought a team other than Red Bull, McLaren or Racing Point would qualify in fourth place for the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix. It was a mixed up qualifying session, which saw Alex Albon equal his best-ever qualifying result with fourth place. Only 11% predicted Red Bull would line up fourth on the grid. 


3. WHERE WILL GASLY FINISH?

YOUR PREDICTION: 7TH OR 8TH

CORRECT ANSWER: 13TH

AlphaTauri failed to score at the Turkish Grand Prix, with Daniil Kvyat finishing ahead of Pierre Gasly. Gasly qualified only fifteenth and was demoted to the back of the grid following a penalty. He finished the race in thirteenth place. Only 5.9% of you expected the Frenchman to not score. 





4. WHERE WILL THE BEST PLACED RENAULT FINISH?

YOUR PREDICTION: 4TH OR 5TH

CORRECT ANSWER: 10TH

Renault scored only a single point in the Turkish Grand Prix. That was thanks to Daniel Ricciardo finishing in tenth. Only 5.8% of you expected the best-placed Renault driver to finish outside of the top seven. The team is now sixth in the Constructors’ Championship, eighteen points behind third placed Racing Point. 


5. HOW MANY DRIVERS WILL BE OUT IN THE FIRST 10 LAPS?

YOUR PREDICTION: 2

CORRECT ANSWER: 0

A slippery track surface and wet conditions would surely result in carnage in the opening laps of the Turkish Grand Prix – but no drivers retired in the first ten laps of the race. The first retirement was for Antonio Giovinazzi, who was out on the twelfth lap. 


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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