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

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterMay 9, 2014

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the second free practice at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, Spain, Friday, May 9, 2014. Lewis Hamilton finished Friday's opening day of practice at the Spanish Grand Prix with the top times from both training sessions. The British driver is looking to add to his three poles positions and hat trick of wins after four races this season. The Formula One race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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As the Formula One season heads to Europe, our Bleacher Report F1 experts are doing their best to predict the key results from the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.

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.

With a three-week break between races, however, there has been time for the teams to take stock and work on extracting still more performances from their cars.

Here are our best guesses:

B/R Expert Picks: Spanish GP
ColumnistMark PattersonOliver HardenMatthew WalthertNeil James
Pole PositionNico RosbergLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
Race WinnerNico RosbergLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
Fastest LapLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonNico RosbergLewis Hamilton
Top TeamMercedesMercedesMercedesMercedes
Number of Finishers18181617

 

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

B/R Expert Picks: Chinese GP
ColumnistMark PattersonOliver HardenMatthew WalthertNeil JamesRESULT
Pole PositionNico RosbergLewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton Sebastian VettelLewis Hamilton
Race WinnerNico RosbergLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
Fastest LapLewis Hamilton Lewis HamiltonLewis HamiltonNico RosbergNico Rosberg
Top TeamMercedesMercedesMercedesMercedesMercedes
Number of Finishers1817171620
China Points2333-
Points This Season11121214-

 

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!