Australian Grand Prix 2014: B/R Experts Predict Pole, Race Wins and More

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterMarch 14, 2014

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 13:  (L-R) Mercedes GP drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg walk on St Kilda during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix on March 13, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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The Formula One season is almost upon us, and this year, our Bleacher Report experts are going to put their necks on the line and predict the race weekend's key results.

The Australian Grand Prix is a bit of a mystery as teams compete for the first time under the 2014 rules, so even experts could easily end up looking very silly as the race unfolds.

We've all predicted Mercedes to have the strongest race weekend, but it wouldn't take much for that prediction to be turned on its head.

We'll total up the scores as the season goes along with a point up for grabs for every correct answer.

A note on the categories: For the number of cars to finish the race, a point will be awarded if the expert is within two cars either above or below the guess and two points if the expert is spot on.

For the rest, it's a straight right answer to win the points.

And of course, you're welcome to play along with your own predictions at the foot of the page.

B/R Expert Picks
ColumnistMark PattersonOliver HardenMatthew WalthertNeil JamesFraser Masefield
Pole PositionLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
Race WinnerLewis HamiltonNico RosbergLewis HamiltonNico RosbergNico Rosberg
Fastest LapFelipe MassaLewis HamiltonFernando AlonsoValtteri BottasLewis Hamilton
Top Team MercedesMercedesMercedesMercedesMercedes
Number of Finishers1511131313