Your 2021 Qatar GP Predictions: The Results

How many of your pre-race predictions for the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix were correct? Find out below!


1. WILL THE POLESITTER WIN?

YOUR PREDICTION: YES

CORRECT ANSWER: YES

Lewis Hamilton started from pole for the first time since the Hungarian Grand Prix and converted pole into a win. Hamilton has now won from pole position at four of the last five new venues to join the F1 calendar.


2. HOW MANY SAFETY CAR PERIODS WILL THERE BE?

YOUR PREDICTION: 0

CORRECT ANSWER: 0

There were no Safety Car periods in the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix. However, there was a single Virtual Safety Car period due to Nicholas Latifi stopping at the side of the track following his puncture.


3. HOW MANY POINTS WILL McLAREN?

YOUR PREDICTION: 7 OR MORE POINTS

CORRECT ANSWER: 1-3 POINTS

It was another disappointing weekend for McLaren. Lando Norris started fourth on the grid but could finish only ninth, while Daniel Ricciardo qualified and finished outside of the top ten.


4. WILL ANYONE OTHER THAN WILLIAMS, ALFA ROMEO OR HAAS BE OUT IN Q1?

YOUR PREDICTION: YES

CORRECT ANSWER: NO

Both Alfa Romeo drivers and both Haas cars were out in Q1 at the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix. They were joined on the sidelines by Williams’ Nicholas Latifi.


5. WHO WILL LEAD THE CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER THE RACE?

YOUR PREDICTION: MAX VERSTAPPEN

CORRECT ANSWER: LEWIS HAMILTON

Despite Lewis Hamilton’s win, Max Verstappen still leads the way in the Drivers’ Championship. His lead is cut to 8 points – but, if luck is in his favour, he’s still in a position to win the title in Saudi Arabia!


Let us know how you got on with this race’s predictions! There’ll be more predictions to be made ahead of the next Grand Prix. Follow Lights Out on twitter to take part: @LightsOutF1Blog!

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