Flailing about in France: Predictions for the French Grand Prix
It's the beginning of a triple header in F1!!!
Normally in these prediction articles, Kiran and I make bold and daring predictions which then usually turn out to be incredibly false. However, last time out in Baku, I correctly predicted that Red Bull's Sergio Perez would claim his first win of the season. And Kiran predicted that Vettel would get on the podium (he was one place off podium wise but still). So I think finally, we're finding the science behind predicting these races. With that in mind, feast your eyes on what we think is definitely going to happen at the French Grand Prix this weekend...
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Pole Position - who takes it?
We're back to tracks and not street circuits now so I reckon this is where Mercedes will bounce back. Lewis Hamilton will thus take Pole Position and put the pressure back on Red Bull.
The medium speed nature makes me think Mercedes will be quick, and maybe if I say Hamilton will take pole, he won't. Worked last time...
Who ends up on the podium?
Red Bull 1-2! With Leclerc in 3rd and Mercedes 4th and 5th to go with three consecutive races without a podium. Max wins.
France isn't known for the best F1 racing but despite this, I think we'll get a close race. Hamilton will still end up on top with Verstappen in second and Bottas in third. Boring prediction I know. But that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.
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Bold Prediction of the weekend?
Fernando Alonso will finish the Grand Prix inside the top five.
This is really really wild, but the French GP will be very exciting and change the fans' view of Paul Ricard.
What's something wild that will happen in Formula 3 this weekend?
Top 6 in qualifying are separated by less than a tenth of a second.
With the confusing layout of the French circuit, several drivers will take a creative route around the track during the races and chaos will ensue.
Yet another new venture for McLaren begins...
So there you have it - our sure fire 100% correct predictions for the French Grand Prix this weekend. What do you think will happen? Let me know in the comments below.