F1 Fantasy Tips: The Sportsrush takes a look at the Fantasy Team prospects for the Official Formula 1 Fantasy game for the British Grand Prix.
The fourth Grand Prix of the 2020 season has kicked off, with the British Grand Prix. For those unaware, the 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
He has been in our team since the start, and with good reasons. Lewis Hamilton is poised to win his 7th world title this season, and is hungry enough to win every race possible. He is a premium buy at $31.3m, but is a no-brainer at the same time. He won the Styrian and the Hungarian Grand Prix, and is leading the Drivers Standings with 63 points.
Max Verstappen – Red Bull Racing – $26.0m
Max Verstappen is the only racer who can challenge Lewis Hamilton for the title, apart from Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas. He had a terrible start in the Austrian GP, but has come back ever so strong to take podium in both the Styrian and the Hungarian Grand Prix. He is currently third on the Drivers’ Standings, with 33 points from 3 races.
Nico Hulkenberg – Racing Point – $9.8m
This is a fairy-tale story of sorts for this weekend. Nico Hulkenberg has been drafted in to replace Sergio Perez, who has been tested positive for the coronavirus. Hulkenberg did well to finish P9 and P7 respectively in FP1 and FP2 today respectively, and should be among the contention for his first podium in his 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
Sergio Perez’s teammate Lance Stroll proving his critics wrong, with the Canadian finished fastest in Fp2. If he goes like this, expect him to be on the podium this Sunday. Stroll has 18 points in the Drivers Standings, and is 8th among the drivers. It would’t be a surprise if he climbs a spot or two after the British GP.
Daniel Ricciardo – Renault – $13.7m
Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo makes it to our team this weekend, replacing his future McLaren teammate Lando Norris. The Austrian Ricciardo is one of the best drivers in the current grid, and generally over-performs his Renault. He has looked in the two free practice sessions today, and is expected to be among the points today. As for the Drivers Standings, Ricciardo is currently in 11th position with a haul of 8 points.
Constructors – Racing Point – $10.8m
The team from the home circuit of Silverstone has been in the news this season more than any other team. Be it their incredible speed which has led a few team to label them as “Pink Mercedes”, or the legality protests Renault have taken to the FIA against Racing Point’s car.
Then there is also the story of Sebastian Vettel replacing Sergio Perez in the team next season. But, in spite of all this drama off the tarmac, Racing Point have come out, with their head held high. They are currently 4th in the Constructors Championship, just 1 point behind McLaren, and significantly, 13 points ahead of Ferrari. Racing Point should be taking a big chunk of the points available this weekend at Silverstone.