Even though its before Pre-Season testing, I have already made some predictions about where the teams and drivers will lie when it comes to the championship ahead of the 2017 season.
2017 will ultimately be a close season and I think its highly likely that Mercedes and Red Bull will be fighting it out for the championship.
Behind them, fighting it out for the rest of the top 10 and midfield, It will be the closest pack of teams the sport has seen in recent years. It will be headed by Ferrari but McLaren, Renault, Williams and Force India will be very close behind.
Torro Rosso will head the back end of the field ahead of Haas and Sauber. I don’t see any of these 3 teams having a good season.
- Red Bull
- Force India
- Torro Rosso
I think it is a very high chance that Lewis Hamilton will win the championship but it won’t be easy as he will have Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen hot on his heels. Either one of these drivers will win the championship.
Valterri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel will complete the top 5. Stoffel Vandoorne, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Nico Hulkenberg and Lance Stroll will complete the very close top 10.
Felipe Massa, Sergio Perez, Jolyon Palmer, Esteban Ocon, Carlos Sainz and Romain Grosjean will complete the top 16.
So there it is. My bold predictions for an intriguing and a start of a new era for Formula One.
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