F1 Fantasy Tips: The Sportsrush takes a look at the Fantasy Team prospects for the Official Formula 1 Fantasy game for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix 2020.
The fifth Grand Prix of the 2020 season has kicked off with the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone. 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 – $31.3m
Lewis Hamilton has been an ever-present in our fantasy team, and with good reasons. He is looking strong to win his 7th world title this season, and has already won 3 of the 4 races so far this season. He is a premium buy at $31.3m, but will be worth the bucks, more than anyone else. Lewis finished fastest in the Free Practice 2 earlier today, and is leading the Drivers Standings with 88 points.
Max Verstappen – Red Bull Racing – $26.0m
Max Verstappen is back to his consistent best, with back-to-back podiums in the Styrian, Hungarian, and the British Grand Prix. His Red Bull is looking strong for yet another podium finish this weekend, keeping the pressure up on Valtteri Bottas. He is currently third on the Drivers’ Standings, with 52 points from four races.
Nico Hulkenberg – Racing Point – $9.8m
Nico Hulkenberg had a terrible to his weekend in the British Grand Prix. He had originally been drafted in to replace Sergio Perez, who is still in quarantine after testing covid-19 positive. But his dream comeback ended in major disappointed after his engine did not start before the start of the race. He has one more chance this weekend, as he chases his first podium in a decade-long F1 career. All the fantasy points that Nico earns will be added to Sergio Perez’s existing tally.
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Lance Stroll – Racing Point – $10.2m
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 finished P5 in the Free Practice 2 earlier today, and is the dark horse for the podium at Silverstone on Sunday. Stroll has 20 points in the Drivers Standings, which is 8th among the drivers.
Daniel Ricciardo – Renault – $13.7m
Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo has been extremely impressive in the Free Practice 2, finishing the third fastest. 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 9th position in the Drivers Standings, with 20 points to his name.
Constructors – Racing Point – $10.8m
The team from the home circuit of Silverstone has received a shock ahead of this weekend, after they were docked 15 points after multiple protests from Renault. The protests were regarding the legality of the designs in Racing Point’s RP20 cars.
But, in spite of all major setback, Racing Point are impressing on the racing track. In FP1, Nico and Lance finished 4th and 8th respectively; in FP2, they clocked the 6th and 5th fastest times respectively. They are currently 5th in the Constructors Championship, just 1 point behind Ferrari, but the deduction will being them down considerably. Nevertheless, Racing Point will be hopeful of a strong finish, especially from Nico Hulkenberg, after the disappointment last weekend.