By Adam Macdonald
Another weekend in the F1 world has passed with some unexpected happenings causing confusion. If current form continues then the league will soon be split into 3 or 4 mini-leagues.
On the Up
It was a week of progression up the league table for Wirralsigns and Chris GP Team, moving up 12 and 11 places respectively. RMT gained the most places, with 16. 41% prediction accuracy could have been improved if the Ferrari boys had performed true to form, as the selection had Massa in 5th and Alonso for the win.
One to Forget
TeamJupilerF1 and Don Quixote both went down places, 9 and 8 places. However, it was AsinoRampante who went down 13 places making his the biggest drop in the league. All had placed Alonso and Webber on their podiums. Faulty cars and wearing out tyres put pay to those weekends.
The only way is up
There is a gap opening between KimiKaze XI, on 25 points, and the 54 other members of the league. 25 points from 4 rounds isn’t a great return so good luck for Barcelona mate. Hope the upgrades and Spanish sun can bring you some luck.
Nobody saw it coming
To say nobody saw this coming would be wrong, but Paul Di Resta gave a superb performance to finish as high as he did. Naturally, he had some luck with Sutil, Massa and Alonso all having car problems, but nevertheless a solid performance.
Rosberg on pole also caught a lot of people out. Rosberg’s pace became evident after Q2, at the same time as Alonso struggled for grip, giving many cause for concern.
Food for thought
After questioning many people’s decision to select Romain Grosjean in this section, it was typical that he should pop up on the podium again. The new chassis did the trick for the Swiss-French driver, to the delight of many, so long may the revival continue.
This week I would like to know where the pace of the Sauber has gone, especially Nico Hulkenberg. They had seemed to be making progress but were nowhere to be seen through practice, qualifying and the race. A bad weekend or not developing the car enough, Barcelona will be an important weekend for them.
In this section there will be a question each week to test your memory from GPs gone by. The idea is not to look it up but see if you can remember it first!
Kimi Raikkonen has now been on the Bahrain podium a staggering 6 times. Can anybody name the first year and who else was on the podium with Kimi that time? (Answer will be posted in the next Predictor summary)
Last question’s answer
The question was: When was the last time Fernando achieved back to back victories?
Answer: The Italian and Singaporean Grand Prix, September 2010. 2 victories; both with the margin of victory under 3 seconds!