F1 Fantasy Tips: The Sportsrush takes a look at the Fantasy Team prospects for the Official Formula 1 Fantasy game for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The third race of the 2020 season kicks off this weekend, with the Hungarian Grand Prix. For those unaware, the Official Fantasy Game is live and running on the Official F1 Fantasy website.
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To help you with the team for this weekend, we at The Sportsrush have done a simulation and created a team of our own. This is completely based on our rationale, focusing on quality, and balance.
The team comprises of 5 drivers, and a preferred Constructor, made within a budget of $100m. So, let’s dive in to see who makes our fantasy grid.
Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – $31.2m
He is the mainstay of our fantasy team, and should be yours too. Not only is he a 6-time F1 world champion, he is also the favorite to win it this year. He is slightly on the expensive side at $31.2m, but should prove to be worth every penny. He won the Styrian Grand Prix last weekend, and should do enough to claim the top of the podium at Hungaroring too.
Max Verstappen – Red Bull – $26.1m
Max Verstappen is the only genuine non-Mercedes competitor to Hamilton, so naturally all eyes would be on him. He did well to finish in the podium last weekend, and would be looking for a similar showing here. Max Verstappen has the makings of a champion, and is the one to watch out for this weekend.
Sergio Perez – Racing Point – $9.8m
The Mexican has been a mainstay in F1 for some years now, and is a very dependable performer. He started racing in F1 from 2011, racing for teams like Sauber, Mclaren and Force India. His seat at Racing Point/Aston Martin is allegedly under threat, so expect him to perform and prove his worth. He finished P3 in the first practice session earlier today, showing good speed and control.
Lance Stroll – Racing Point – $9.1m
Sergio Perez’s teammate Lance Stroll is determined to stay at Racing Point too, and his performances have justified it so far. He has been racing fairly consistently, and at this price, he could be a great differential for your fantasy teams. He finished 4th in the first practice session, behind his teammate Perez, and could potentially spring a podium surprise this weekend.
Lando Norris – McLaren – $12.7m
Lando Norris is a F1 world champion in the making, and is showing F1 world what he is all about this season. The 20-year-old was impressive in his rookie season last year, finishing just out of the Top 10 at 11th. He got the first podium of his career in Austria, and followed it up with a fantastic last lap in the Styrian Grand Prix to finish 5th. It seems only too obvious that the maverick gamer is in your fantasy teams for a long time to come.
Constructors – Racing Point – $10.4m
Dubbed the ‘Pink Mercedes’, they are putting in performances that will make their engine makers proud, and wary. Both Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll look in fine nick, finishing in the points consistently. Expect Racing Point to be the wildcard team of the weekend, and pose a problem or two to the likes of Mercedes and Red Bull. At just $10.4m, Racing Point is an absolute steal, considering the much more expensive Mercedes and Red Bull.