F1 Fantasy Tips: The Sportsrush takes a look at the Fantasy Team prospects for the Official Formula 1 Fantasy game for the Belgian Grand Prix 2020.
The seventh Grand Prix of the 2020 season has kicked off with the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. The popular Official Fantasy Game is live and running on the Official F1 Fantasy website.
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 (with natural increase in value). So, let’s dive in to see who makes our fantasy grid.
Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – $31.4m
Lewis Hamilton has been an ever-present in our fantasy team, and with good reasons. He is set to win his 7th world title this season, after winning 4 of the 6 races this season. He is the most expensive buy at $31.4m, but is worth every penny. Lewis is leading the Drivers Standings with 132, a lead of a whopping 37 points.
Max Verstappen – Red Bull Racing – $26.1m
Max Verstappen has been the best driver this season, with back-to-back 5 podiums, including winning the 70th Anniversary GP at Silverstone. His Red Bull is looking strong for yet another podium finish this weekend, keeping the pressure up on Valtteri Bottas to catch him. Bottas is 6 points behind Max, with the latter 2nd in the standings with 95 points.
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Sergio Perez – Racing Point – $9.9m
Sergio Perez and his replacement Nico Hulkenberg have done well this season, and is looking especially strong this weekend. Perez is 8th in the Drivers’ Standings, in spite of missing two races. He would be eyeing a spot in the Top 5 this season, as he ponders over his future if Aston Martin replace him with Sebastian Vettel.
Lance Stroll – Racing Point – $10.5m
The other Racing Point, Lance Stroll has done well for himself this season, and looks set to keep his place in the team next season. Stroll has performed very consistently this season, and is currently 5th in the standings. He has 40 points from his 6 races, level on points with the superior Red Bull of Alexander Albon.
Daniel Ricciardo – Renault – $13.8m
Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo has been extremely impressive in the Free Practice 2, finishing second fastest in spite of a hydraulic failure. The Australian is one of the best drivers in the current grid, and is looking for a good showing in this race. Don’t rule out a surprise podium finish for the former Red Bull driver. Ricciardo is currently in 10th position in the Drivers Standings, with 20 points to his name.
Constructors – Racing Point – $11.0
In spite of all setbacks this season, Racing Point are impressing on the racing track. They are currently 3rd in the Constructors Championship, even after a deduction of 15 points! McLaren and Ferrari are breathing down their necks though, with them just 1 and 2 points behind, respectively. Expect a brilliant race from the Silverstone-based team this weekend.