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

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterApril 18, 2014

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, left, second place, sprays rose water to the winner teammate Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain on the podium after the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Luca Bruno

The Chinese 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, and many are expecting them to stay in front for at least the first half of the season.

But there could be rain during the weekend in Shanghai, and that could yet shake up the field.

Here are our best guesses:

B/R Expert Picks: Chinese GP
ColumnistMark PattersonOliver HardenMatthew WalthertNeil James
Pole PositionNico RosbergLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonSebastian Vettel
Race WinnerNico RosbergFelipe MassaLewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
Fastest LapLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonNico Rosberg
Top TeamMercedesRed BullMercedesMercedes
Number of Finishers18171716

Kamran Jebreili

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

B/R Expert Picks: Bahrain GP
ColumnistMark PattersonOliver HardenMatthew WalthertNeil JamesRESULT
Pole PositionLewis Hamilton Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
Race WinnerLewis Hamilton Felipe MassaLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
Fastest LapLewis Hamilton Lewis HamiltonValtteri BottasLewis HamiltonNico Rosberg
Top TeamMercedesRed BullMercedesMercedesMercedes
Number of Finishers1617141616
Bahrain Points5345-
Points This Season99911-


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. However, if you predict the exact correct number of finishers, you pick up two points.

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