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Predictions were made for the on-track action before all the madness of Sunday ensued. It was almost impossible to predict the action out there because if the rain had remained then it may have been the Williams cars who claimed 3rd and 4th. In the end it was the Red Bull cars that profited from the conditions – when only 24 hours previously we had been informed of the possibility of no race at all.
The chilling crash and injuries Bianchi suffered served as reminder to how dangerous the sport we all love truly is, especially in those conditions. Get well soon Jules.
Submitted by Clear View, his team The Bull Whipper moved up 2 places in the TJ13 league despite dropping over 200 places in the global league. If nothing else demonstrates how difficult this was to predict, this will.
Singing in the rain
Milestone 11 enjoyed the showers of Suzuka as the team climbed 70 places to occupy 12th spot in the league. Given the lap 3 retirement of Alonso from 5th place, it could have been even better for the team with a little more luck.
The answer, unfortunately, is no
With 45% accuracy, Kamui Fix It? Yes we can! was slightly out on 7 of the 10 positional selections. The Japanese fan favourite was overlooked from the prediction showing even the most devout fans can predict with their head and not their hearts.
Nobody saw it coming
Errr…well…everything and nothing. Red Bull were heavily backed to finish the best of the rest this race. The only major surprise was Fernando Alonso’s car refusing to work in the rain.
Food for thought
The Sochi circuit has been reported as a mixture of power and traction – so nothing being given away just yet then! Good luck with the guesswork…
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!
Who was the last Japanese winner of the Japanese GP and in which year?
(Answer will be posted in the next Predictor summary)
Last question’s answer
The question was: So the exclusive club of Singapore GP winners was not quite ready to accept a new entry just yet (Hamilton, Alonso and Vettel). Although, Vettel did lead the race for 1 lap – his first of the year! How many drivers have led a lap this year?
Answer: Amazingly, the answer is 9 drivers. Vettel, Alonso, Ricciardo, Rosberg, Hamilton, Button, Perez, Massa and Bottas have had this priveledge.