Bottas Pounces, Mercedes Clinch Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships at Suzuka

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Valtteri Bottas became the first driver to win a Grand Prix at Suzuka from the second row of the grid, and the ecstatic Finn said it couldn’t have gone any better as Mercedes also secured their sixth consecutive constructors’ championship.

Results have been delayed by the Japanese Grand Prix results, to date, at Formula1.com being provisional due to a Racing Point protest of the Renault cars. They results still are provisional as I write this and are thus subject to change. ~Michael

Top Point Drives of the Day

  1. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 33 points: benefitting from a horror Vettel start and pulling away from the Ferraris
  2. Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) 33 points: sixth place (and under protest) with some great passing and defending late-race after starting P16
  3. Alexander Albon (Red Bull Racing-Honda) 20 points: topped his row-mate and teammate and narrowly missed the podium

Our Game

While nobody could say they picked the Japanese Grand Prix winner, Tim found himself with the better driver in eight of the ten rows (all scoring), including picking Alexander Albon.

There were no changes to our rankings, but positions 1 through 4 have moved closer together, with Evan continuing to top our table with four races remaining.

17 Race

Japanese Grand Prix Predictions and Results (as of Provisional Results of October 16)

For download (PDF):  FIA Formula 1 World Championship Prediction Challenge! 2019 17 Japanese Grand Prix

Total (17 Rounds)
1 Evan Howatson 2131
2 Ian Aaron 2081
3 John Cavelti 2072
4 Michael Poplawski 2051
5 Tim Harris 2035
6 Danielle Bourgeois 1965
7 Wes Zetaruk 1897
8 John Lo 1873
17 Japanese Grand Prix
1 Tim Harris 147
2 Michael Poplawski 128
3 John Cavelti 127
4 Evan Howatson 119
5 Ian Aaron 116
6 Danielle Bourgeois 107
7 John Lo 97
8 Wes Zetaruk 91

Prizes
🥇 $40.00 🥈 $28.00 🥉 $12.00

Formula 1 2018

2 Responses to Bottas Pounces, Mercedes Clinch Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships at Suzuka

  1. The results have changed as of a ruling this week; please expect a correction to be posted soon.

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  2. Ian says:

    Will really mess things up if Ferrari found to be running an illegal engine.

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