Formula 1 has long been one of my biggest sporting passions. I’ve watched every race since the start of 1999 – most live, some on record because of work commitments and the like. So with 16 years of F1 viewership behind me, I feel I’m reasonably well qualified to stick my neck out with predictions. So here goes:
Pole Position: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
He’s world champion, a proven hot lap specialist and also has the fastest car. Rosberg wont have enough. Slam dunk in my opinion.
Race Winner: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
Baring anything stupid like rain, an untimely safety car or a botched pit-stop, I cant see Hamilton being beaten.
Podium: Hamilton – Vettel – Rosberg
Surprise result – Romain Grosjean top 10 finish for Haas F1