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Flailing about in France: Predictions for the French Grand Prix

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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...

Pole Position - who takes it?

Thiemo Albers-Daly:

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.

Kiran Ganesh:

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?

Kiran Ganesh:

Red Bull 1-2! With Leclerc in 3rd and Mercedes 4th and 5th to go with three consecutive races without a podium. Max wins.

Thiemo Albers-Daly:

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.

Bold Prediction of the weekend?

Thiemo Albers-Daly:

Fernando Alonso will finish the Grand Prix inside the top five.

Kiran Ganesh:

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?

Kiran Ganesh:

Top 6 in qualifying are separated by less than a tenth of a second.

Thiemo Albers-Daly:

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.

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.

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Comments (13)

  • Wow, mine is going to be so accurate. As always

      1 month ago
  • Bottas will get hypnotised by the ghastly Paul Ricard colour scheme and drive into the scenery causing a safety car period during which everyone but Hamilton will pit for fresh rubber (Hammy will decide not to pit and then blame the poor decision on his team - again) - after this delay a rolling restart will see car 9 get in the way of just about everyone again, before he too loses his concentration and, just for a change, spins off probably collecting at least one other car. Mick will put in a valiant effort but Williams will move back ahead in the standings, George buoyed by the announcement that hasn't yet been made but everyone knows about will put in another good performance and may just scramble a point. Perez will finish third.

      1 month ago
  • Verstappen is going to bring it home in first place, Vettel in top 5, Hamilton will mess up but will still be top 3. Bottas will continue to disappoint, Gasly will put up a show.

      1 month ago
    • Vettel in top five again? Would be an interesting race if we got that. Do you think Aston Martin have found their feet now?

        1 month ago
  • Yeah, NGL this really does seem to be a safe place to go back to the boring picks with the full safety one can get by knowing Lewis winning is inevitable, so HAM-BOT-VER isn’t a big losing choice here. But who knows? Maybe Ferrari have improved enough to at least hassle Mercedes? Crazy outcome: I’m pegging a win from Charles, but not without a long fight to the flag. Otherwise HAM-BOT-VER-LEC, with a hope that Yuki-kun gets to score Top 10 on quali and race.

      1 month ago
    • A long fight to the flag and win for Charles would make for an awesome French Grand Prix to be fair so I wouldn't complain if that happened.

        1 month ago
  • I agree with Kiran - maybe with closer competition b/w Red Bull and Mercedes the French GP won't be so boring

      1 month ago
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