The F1 ‘Oracle’ – Trying to predict the results for GP #15: Malaysia

In this series of posts I attempt to predict the top 10 of both the qualifying session and the race ahead of qualifying. I will enter these predictions on GuessTheGrid, a website which takes your top 10 predictions and ranks them against other’s.

Before I will present my prediction, let us take a look at how my prediction for the Singapore Grand Prix worked out.

 

Singapore GP Recap

 

My qualifying result was decent. I got 9/10 of the drivers right, but for 6/10 I was one place off. My race result was destroyed after turn 1, where Vettel decided the title wasn’t worth fighting over anymore taking himself, Kimi and Max out of contention at the start of the race. Luckily, I wasn’t the only one whose prediction turned sour after said incident.

The gap of 60 points to leader Kimiice actually diminished to 56 points. The gap to second place grew from 39 to 46 points. The top ten is now within 16 points. Overall, it wasn’t a bad result, but I need to do a whole lot better and the amount of races left is steadily declining.

Malaysia Prediction

Lets move on to predicting the results for this Grand Prix. The results of FP1, FP2 and FP 3 you can view below:

 

 

Discussion

What do you guys think? Does your prediction align with this one, or do you have a radically different opinion? Let me know, either in a comment, or on reddit.com/r/formula1!

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This is the prediction for my alternative account (FelixDicitDotCom) on GuessTheGrid. On the website, you are able to predict right up until the start of qualifying and the race. I suggest you use the information gained from FP3 to change your prediction for the Qualifying session. And, you can use Qualifying to adapt your prediction for the race. This is a strategy I will employ on my main account (FelixR1991). Some might think this is cheating. Ultimately, it does not matter – since I have no knowledge ahead of the session about the result. Spreading my options between the accounts won’t work for the grand tally, as I won’t know which is the better prediction.

Previous posts in this series:

  1. Melbourne, Australia (36 points)
  2. Shanghai, China (44 points)
  3. Sakhir, Bahrain (34 points)
  4. Sochi, Russia (42 points)
  5. Barcelona, Spain (29 points)
  6. Monte Carlo, Monaco (25 points)
  7. Montreal, Canada (39 points)
  8. Baku, Azerbaijan (21 points)
  9. Spielberg, Austria (34 points)
  10. Silverstone, Great Britain (39 points)
  11. Hungaroring, Hungary (37 points)
  12. Spa Franchorchamps, Belgium (43 points)
  13. Monza, Italy (29 points)
  14. Singapore, Singapore (29 points)