Introducing Formula 1 Power Predictions ?>

Introducing Formula 1 Power Predictions

With this post I’m happy to announce the introduction of F1-Predictor power predictions – the culmination of a 3-year effort to systematically collect and analyze historical F1 data to identify ‘golden’ potential. You can find the power predictions on power.f1-predictor.com where you can also see their historical performance.

Italian GP 2022 ?>

Italian GP 2022

Max has now won 10 out of the 15 races this season and has seen the chequered flag first in the last 4 races. With both championships virtually decided, it remains to be seen which driver and team will finish 2nd. In 2021, the Italian GP was marked by the collision of Lewis and Max with McLaren finishing a surprising one-two and Ricciardo taking an unexpected win. Can we watch something similar this year? I doubt Daniel can win again…

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Dutch GP 2022 ?>

Dutch GP 2022

Max Verstappen dominated the Belgian GP and the Red Bulls were on a league of their own. Ferrari, once more, pulled off a funny strategy that cost them another place. The Alpines were impressive and seem to have an advantage over the McLarens for the 4th place in the constructors’ championship. Going to Zandvoort, Binotto hopes that the gap will close due to the track layout. However, it’s worth remembering that Max won that race last year with a gap…

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Belgian GP 2022 ?>

Belgian GP 2022

Max Verstappen kept extending his lead over Leclerc to 80 points after a great race in Hungary which saw him starting in P10 and taking the victory. Ferrari once more found a way to lose this race from their own hands thanks to a disastrous strategy call. Somehow, both Mercedes’ made it into the podium with Lewis getting closer and closer to his first 2022 race win. After a 3-week summer break, teams and drivers return to the legendary Spa…

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Hungarian GP 2022 ?>

Hungarian GP 2022

This Leclerc crash may well mean the end of the championship hopes for the Monegasque and for Ferrari this season. He needs to take 3 wins with Max retiring in order to be slightly ahead in the standings. The championship is long but I can’t see how Max may end up losing so many points to Leclerc. Other than that, Lewis is getting closer and closer to a race win this season – I’m sure he’ll achieve it at some…

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French GP 2022 ?>

French GP 2022

Charles Leclerc finally managed to get a race victory after 3 winless months! Despite that, he reduced the points difference from Max by only 5 points thanks to the sprint race result and the fastest lap extra point given to the latter. Mercedes showed some signs of genuine performance improvements and the upcoming, smooth, French GP should suit their high-bouncing car. Can this be the race where Lewis gets his first win of the season? I doubt it but let’s…

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Austrian GP 2022 ?>

Austrian GP 2022

What a race that was in Silverstone! A record crowd of 400.000 during the 4-day event enjoyed the spectacle and saw the home hero, Sir Lewis Hamilton, take his 10th consecutive podium in the circuit and Carlos Sainz celebrate his first-ever race win in F1. The picture may be very different in Austria where the Red Bulls tend to have a historical advantage. Leclerc is desperate to take a victory after 3 winless months (!) while Mercedes needs to prove…

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British GP 2022 ?>

British GP 2022

Verstappen managed to win yet another race this season while the championship contender Leclerc finished 5th after starting in the last row of the grid. Unfortunately for him and his fans, Fernando Alonso could not convert his starting position (2nd) into a podium. Similarly, Sainz was ‘so close’ to taking his first victory but his Ferrari could not find traction out of the circuit’s hairpin. Going to Silverstone, Mercedes’ British duo will try to give their best in front of…

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Canadian GP 2022 ?>

Canadian GP 2022

Ferrari suffered a huge blow in Azerbaijan with both drivers retiring. We cannot know whether Leclerc would have won the race, but definitely he would have been on the podium. Red Bull grabbed this chance by finishing 1-2 while George, Mr. consistency, Russell got the 3rd place. On another note, Lewis suffered so much from the porpoising (i.e. bouncing) effect that FIA announced plans to tackle this problem. The solution won’t come soon, but it’s nice to see safety being…

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Azerbaijan GP 2022 ?>

Azerbaijan GP 2022

Ferrari and Leclerc failed to convert a Monaco pole position to a race win twice in the last two years. The Monegasque desperately wanted to win in his home race but he ended up being 4th due to mistakes in race strategy. Perez went on to win this race and Max extended his lead on Charles. Ferrari seem to have a competitive car and will be hoping to convert this into race wins, and hopefully championships, sooner rather than later….

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Monaco GP 2022 ?>

Monaco GP 2022

Despite a dominant race by Leclerc in Spain, it was Verstappen who saw the chequered flag first since Charles had to retire the car. Surely, he will try to become the 2nd ever Monaco-native to win this glamorous GP since Nico Rosberg won three races in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Mercedes also seems to have done major steps forward and should start pressuring the two top teams for podiums and possibly for race wins given the appropriate circumstances.