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Brawl in Bahrain: Predictions for the Bahrain Grand Prix

Thiemo Vs Kiran - Round V

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So I think it's fair to say that neither Kiran nor I really got anything right prediction wise last time out for the Turkish Grand Prix (well I said Hamilton would win but coming into Sunday, I wasn't convinced that was going to happen!). But in our defence, it was a bit of a mad one. If you want to see how dismally we did though, feel free to check the article out by clicking on the link below.

Anyway, enough of that - let's get back to the upcoming Bahrain Grand Prix. It's been a while since Formula 1 raced in the desert but with Mercedes dominance this season, it looks like the race itself might be a return to business as usual. However, for that very reason, it may just be the exact opposite of a boring race. Kiran and I hope so at least because then some of our predictions might be right. Check them out below...

Who will get onto pole position?

Thiemo Albers-Daly:

After being so close last time, I think Max Verstappen will come back with a vengeance and stick the Red Bull on pole ahead of the race. He was clearly gutted at missing out last time and I think he'll put all his energy into ensuring it doesn't happen two races in a row.

Kiran Ganesh:

Valtteri Bottas - I just don't want to say Hamilton will be on pole, that's basically it!

Who will be on the Podium?

Thiemo Albers-Daly:

Nothing seems to be stopping Hamilton at the moment so unless he has an incident of some kind, I reckon he'll win the race. Perez and Ricciardo are looking fairly strong at the moment and Max and Valtteri will be looking to fix the mistakes they made in Turkey so I think it will be a close fight between those four with Max and Perez ending up on the podium by the end of it in second and third respectively.

Kiran Ganesh:

Bottas, Sainz, Norris. Yes a double McLaren podium! And maybe if I keep saying Hamilton will hit trouble, it will actually happen!

Who will retire first from the race?

Thiemo Albers-Daly:

That first corner always proves spicy in some form or another and Grosjean's been pretty quiet on the crashing front lately so I think these two will go together and cause the first ruckus of the race with Grosjean's collateral damage being able to limp back to the pits for repairs whilst he retires.

Kiran Ganesh:

Pierre Gasly - for no specific reason. My (unreliable) instinct says so.

Bold Prediction:

Thiemo Albers-Daly:

If I don't say Russell getting his first points, then it might actually happen. So instead, I think that in the closing stages of the race, Bottas will realize he won't get on the podium and Albon makes a late overtake to finish ahead of him in the race. The young chap could do with something good happening to him.

Kiran Ganesh:

Apart from the McLaren double podium, I'm saying that Kimi will finish in the top 7 - that's one for the bold-o-meter.

What do you think of our predictions? Think you could do better? Let us know in the comments below.

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Comments (31)

  • Hamilton

    Bottas

    Norris

    McLaren will be fast mark my words

      1 month ago
  • as much as I would love for it to happen, I feel like a double McLaren podium is slightly out of reach, if Hamilton hits any issues I imagine the porridge boss and Verstappen will swoop in for first and second unless something monumental happens. I continue to pray that McLaren take third in the constructors

      1 month ago
  • Russell will get points. Hamilton will make it to the podium. And I’m backing Ricciardo for a Top 6 finish.

      1 month ago
    • I will keep my fingers crossed for the first one, the second is likely and with any luck, so will the third. Heck, all three on the podium would be nice.

        1 month ago
  • Vettel will show his mettle, there'll be no stoppin' Verstappen, c'mon Ocon, it won't be a stroll for Lance, a hustle from Russell, and victory for Valtteri!

      1 month ago
  • Finland will shine this weekend

      1 month ago
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