He may have led every lap, but Valtteri Bottas says he had to “dodge many bullets” to claim victory in the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix, as he survived race-long pressure from Mercedes team mate and defending champion Lewis Hamilton, plus three Safety Car appearances and “critical” gearbox issues.

Top Point Drives of the Day

  1. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 29 points: a disappointing qualifying redeemed by a second-place finish
  2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 26 points: a perfect weekend qualifying and on race day
  3. With 9 drivers not finishing and 7 not classified, anybody else who finished the race, including Nicholas Latifi (Williams-Mercedes) in his first race.

Our Game

All players struggled overall as nobody approached the maximum possible score of 163. Michael led the way with 97 points, picking the better driver in four of the eight rows that earned points.

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Austrian Grand Prix Predictions and Results


For download (PDF): FIA Formula 1 World Championship Prediction Challenge! 2020 1 Austrian Grand Prix

1 Austrian Grand Prix
1 Michael Poplawski 97
2 Wes Zetaruk 93
3 Ian Aaron 87
4 Danielle Bourgeois 82
5 John Lo 81
6 John Cavelti 64

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Formula 1 2018