Amazingly last season I got almost all of my F1 predictions right (here) so I’m probably going to get everything wrong this year!
Constructors’ Championship will probably go to Mercedes again, hard to look past them after their incredible amount of laps done in testing. Drivers’ Championship will be Lewis Hamilton again but with Nico Rosberg very close behind.
Williams will return to the top step of the podium for their first win since the 2012 Spanish GP, Ferrari may do the same but I’m not too sure at the moment. McLaren will be similar to how they were in 2014, too slow to challenge for a win but might grab the odd podium here and there, the start of the season will be tough with the new Honda engine but with a bit of luck they could be more competitive later on in the season.
Max Verstappen will of course be the youngest man to ever race in F1 and also the youngest point scorer, taking away Daniil Kvyat’s current record, but now that Kvyat is in a Red Bull he can probably take Vettel’s record of youngest podium finisher.
Sauber are going to have another poor season, they have a new livery and two new drivers but the lack of sponsors, money and talent will be tough for them, a handful of points is the best I think they will manage. Lotus will have a better season but will still struggle for points finishes, somewhere between 6th and 8th in the championship is the best I see them doing.
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