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Russian GP 2020

After the mayhem at Mugello which saw two red flags, F1 is heading to Russia and to the Sochi Autodrom – a race where Mercedes drivers have triumphed every year since 2014. A lot of discussion in the paddock will be around the safety measures that should be taken to prevent another Mugello-like accident and what needs to be changed in the safety car procedures. Besides that, ex-Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali will be the next F1 CEO and this means that three of the sport’s top jobs will be in the hands of former Ferrari men.

Bottas has won in the circuit in the past but Hamilton is still the favorite (59% – 41%). The model predicts Sergio Perez to come ahead of Verstappen in both the qualifying and the race but I would not bet on that. Leclerc claimed the pole last year but a spot in the top-10 would seem like a win in 2020.

Driver Qualifying Prediction Actual Qualifying Result Race Prediction Actual Race Result
Bottas 2 3 2 1
Verstappen 4 2 3 2
Hamilton 1 1 1 3
Perez 3 4 4 4
Ricciardo 9 5 5 5
Leclerc 12 11 13 6
Ocon 14 7 7 7
Kvyat 13 12 12 8
Gasly 10 9 10 9
Albon 6 10 9 10
Giovinazzi 17 17 15 11
Magnussen 19 18 19 12
Vettel 15 15 14 13
Raikkonen 7 20 16 14
Norris 11 8 8 15
Latifi 20 19 20 16
Grosjean 16 16 18 17
Russell 18 14 17 18
Sainz 8 6 6 R
Stroll 5 13 11 R
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2 thoughts on “Russian GP 2020

  1. Some strange predictions, but nonetheless very interesting

    (Perez above stroll? Stroll is the only RP car with upgrades in Russia; Perez above VER? RAI above RIC? Ricc looking very good in FP1-2)

    1. RAI indeed is very strange. I see the model favours RAI in all quali sessions for some reason (probably due to his good-old-Kimi days).
      Regarding the others, let’s see what happens. The head-to-head predictions were kind of close but the model had to pick something.

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