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From Russia with Love: Predictions for the Russian Grand Prix

What do you think will happen this weekend?

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Formula 1 is back this weekend - as is Formula 2 and Formula 3 will also have its final round of the 2021 season. With all that in mind and a brand new 2021 F1 race winner last time out, let's see what Kiran and I could come up with this time around to try and predict the unpredictable.

Who Gets Pole Position?

Kiran Ganesh: Verstappen will get pole on a damp track from Hamilton and Bottas.

Thiemo Albers-Daly: Bottas will continue on his bounce back and claim pole position by a tight margin.

Who will be on the Podium?

Thiemo Albers-Daly: Aston Martin will have a surprisingly strong weekend with Sebastian Vettel claiming the win, with Alonso in second and a rejuvenated Kimi in third place.

Kiran Ganesh: Sochi-meister Bottas will fly into P1 on the first lap and then dominate. Verstappen and Hamilton will duel and finish 2 and 3.

Bold Prediction:

Kiran Ganesh: Mick Schumacher will finish P10!

Thiemo Albers-Daly: Ferrari will score more points this weekend than McLaren.

What about Formula 2?

Thiemo Albers-Daly: The fight for the championship will get even closer with both Piastri and Zhou barely scoring any points and allowing others to catch up.

Kiran Ganesh: Zhou and Piastri will have contact and Shwartzman will take the feature race win at home.

Finally, what about Formula 3?

Kiran Ganesh: Hauger will have a disastrous Saturday and the title will be decided in the last race! He will still be champion though.

Thiemo Albers-Daly: Jack Doohan will pull off a masterclass and deny Hauger the title by claiming it for himself.

There you have it! What do you think will happen in Sochi this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

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Comments (33)

  • Bottas on pole, and will win the race on the road but after the race, all 20 cars will be disquailifed and Vladimir Putin will be declared the winner driving a Zil.

      25 days ago
  • Honestly what goes on in your mind during the race predictions. Because the other predictions seem to be sensible...

      25 days ago
  • I’d love for your podium guess to come true, Vettel, Alonso, Kimi would be quite special

      25 days ago
  • P1 Max - P2 Lewis - P3 Valtteri

    Vettel and Alonso well within top 10, Ferrari might struggle here like they did in France, McLaren would return to average on this particular track. Perez is the chimera here - if it's dry, he may challenge the top 3 with a long stint strategy, but if it's soggy like today, he'll struggle for sure. This car is tricky in the wet.

      25 days ago
    • Pretty standard top three then. Vettle and Alonso in the top ten would be nice. Hoping for a good weekend for McLaren and Ferrari but really depends.

      Perez could be really strong and would be nice to see him do really well and maybe even take...

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        25 days ago
    • I used to loathe this track, but as of recently, I played F1 2020 and Sochi is fun in the game. I've nailed the settings from FP1 and managed to pull a full pitstop gap on my first stint (although I've killed the tyres). You can carry so much more...

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        25 days ago
  • Oh hello bold text

      25 days ago
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