Bahrain Grand Prix 2014: B/R Experts Predict Pole, Race Winner and More

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterApril 4, 2014

SAKHIR, BAHRAIN - APRIL 04:  Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives during practice for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit on April 4, 2014 in Sakhir, Bahrain.  (Photo by Andrew Hone/Getty Images)
Andrew Hone/Getty Images

The Bahrain Grand Prix is upon us, and our Bleacher Report F1 team are predicting the key results in this year's race.

Mercedes have dominated the early season races, but behind them there are signs that Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull are returning to form.

Additionally, the dry heat of Sakhir International Circuit throws up another challenge for the drivers. With that in mind, how do we see the race panning out?

Here are our best guesses:

B/R Expert Picks: Bahrain GP
ColumnistMark PattersonOliver HardenMatthew WalthertNeil James
Pole PositionLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
Race WinnerLewis HamiltonFelipe MassaLewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
Fastest LapLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonValtteri BottasLewis Hamilton
Top Team MercedesRed BullMercedesMercedes
Number of Finishers16171416

Here's how we did in Malaysia and what the results did to our scores so far this season: 

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 30:  Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit on March 30, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Ge
Clive Mason/Getty Images
B/R Expert Picks: Malaysian GP
ColumnistMark PattersonOliver HardenMatthew WalthertNeil JamesRESULT
Pole PositionLewis HamiltonNico RosbergNico RosbergLewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
Race WinnerFernando AlonsoNico RosbergLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
Fastest LapNico RosbergNico RosbergKimi RaikkonenNico RosbergLewis Hamilton
Top Team FerrariMercedesMercedesMercedesMercedes
Number of Finishers1217141115
Malaysia Points1333-
Points This Season4656-

 

How the scores are calculated

The right answer earns you one point, except in the case of total finishers, where you can be two cars either side. If you predict the exact correct number of finishers, however, you pick up two points.

Feel free to play along in the comments and see how you fare against our predictions!