Your 2022 Bahrain GP Predictions: The Results

Did you predict a top five result for Kevin Magnussen? Or a double DNF for Red Bull? How many of your pre-race predictions for the 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix were correct? Find out below!


1. WHICH TEAM WILL WIN THE RACE?

YOUR PREDICTION: FERRARI

CORRECT ANSWER: FERRARI

Red Bull set the fastest time in testing, while Ferrari looked strong throughout the pre-season running. The two teams proved to be the class of the field in qualifying, with Charles Leclerc taking pole position ahead of Max Verstappen by only 0.123 seconds. In the race, the pair duelled for victory, but it was eventually Leclerc who won, with Verstappen retiring late in the race and Carlos Sainz securing the Scuderia’s first 1-2 result in over two years.


2. WHERE WILL NICO HULKENBERG FINISH?

YOUR PREDICTION: 13th, 14th, 15th or 16th

CORRECT ANSWER: 17th OR LOWER

Nico Hulkenberg was drafted in to Aston Martin to replace Sebastian Vettel, who had tested positive for coronavirus. While Hulkenberg out-qualified team-mate Lance Stroll, he was unable to finish ahead in the race. While Stroll finished twelfth, Hulkenberg came home in seventeenth.


3. WHAT WILL HAAS’ BEST RESULT BE?

YOUR PREDICTION: IN THE POINTS

CORRECT ANSWER: IN THE POINTS

We expected Haas to improve from their dismal 2021 pace – but did we expect them to be quite this good? On his return to Formula 1, Kevin Magnussen exceeded all expectations by qualifying seventh. Following Red Bull’s double retirement, the Dane moved up to fifth place at the end of the race. It was Haas’ first top five result in almost four years. Mick Schumacher was unlucky to miss out on points, finishing in eleventh place.


4. WHO’LL SCORE MORE POINTS – ALPHATAURI OR ALPINE?

YOUR PREDICTION: ALPHATAURI

CORRECT ANSWER: ALPINE

The two teams who battled for fifth in last year’s Constructors’ Championship both scored points at the 2022 season-opener. Pierre Gasly was running well into the points until his car set on fire near the end of the race and he was forced into retirement. Nevertheless, Yuki Tsunoda was still able to score points for AlphaTauri, coming home in eighth place. However, it was Alpine who scored more points. Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso scored eight points between them, with seventh place for the Frenchman and ninth for the Spaniard.


5. HOW MANY DRIVERS WILL FINISH THE RACE?

YOUR PREDICTION: 16 or 17

CORRECT ANSWER: 16 or 17

There were no retirements from the Bahrain Grand Prix until Lap 46 – a new record for the furthest into a season without a retirement. Pierre Gasly was first to retire and he was joined on the sidelines by both Red Bull drivers. 17 drivers crossed the finish line.


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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