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F1, Italian Grand Prix 2018: Qualifying Predictions

Tanya Kumar
ANALYST
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1.94K   //    31 Aug 2018, 22:49 IST

F1 Grand Prix of Italy - Practice
Ferrari topped the chart of the dry second practice, with Sebastian Vettel taking the lead over Kimi Räikkönen

The first two practice sessions for the Italian Grand Prix are done and dusted. While one showed how the conditions might be if rain becomes a factor, the second provided the drivers with a dry track to run their scheduled tests on.

Ferrari topped the chart of the dry second practice, with Sebastian Vettel taking the lead over Kimi Räikkönen. The first session was topped by Sergio Perez with Kimi splitting the two Force India cars in second place.

The championship battle has boiled down to two contenders, Lewis Hamilton and Vettel and the Grand Prix in Monza would provide an insight as to who might run away with the coveted trophy. Sixteen points separate the two leaders, but the battles down the ladder are shaping up to be equally exciting.

The stands would be bathed in red in support of Scuderia and it remains to be seen whether Ferrari would excel or be bogged down by the added expectations of a victory. The stakes would be higher, especially as their last win at home came way back in 2010.

Here is a list of five predictions that might come true during the qualifying session of the 14th race of the season:


#5 Rewarding Qualifying for Force India

F1 Grand Prix of Italy - Practice
A top ten position could be on the cards for both drivers

The Racing Point Force India’s crew is secure for the moment and their drivers have repaid their faith with a good performance during the Belgian Grand Prix. Judging by Free Practice, they are well on the path to emulate their qualifying performances from last week, whether or not it rains.

A top ten position could be on the cards for both drivers, Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez, as the team would be looking to accumulate as many points as possible under the new name. It would be interesting to see which teammate would come out on top, given how closely matched the pair is.

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Tanya Kumar
ANALYST
Avid follower of most sports. F1, Cricket and a pen are among a few things that make me happy; especially when I get an opportunity to blend them together. Latest life philosophy- "Sometimes you just have to lick the stamp and send it.", courtesy favourite driver, Daniel Ricciardo.
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