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How many points will Hamilton win the WDC by?
175 points - Vettel will DNF in every remaining race 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
150-174 points 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
125-149 points 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
100-124 points 16%  16%  [ 4 ]
75-99 points 56%  56%  [ 14 ]
50-74 points 20%  20%  [ 5 ]
25-49 points 8%  8%  [ 2 ]
8-24 points 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
7 points or less 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Hamilton will not win the WDC 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:28 pm 
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Pretty self-explanatory: how many points do you think Lewis will win the WDC by? Or, if you're one of those weird people who think he's going to lose it, you can choose that. It's a free internet.

Whoever gets it right can feel free to give themselves an eCookie, but mostly I'm curious how the general sentiment is about the rest of the season. I personally expect Hamilton to run away with it from here on, but as I've learned recently from another forumite, not everyone agrees.

So what's it going to be when the donuts are done in Abu Dhabi?

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I'm predicting something in the mid 70s, personally. After qualifying in Japan, I think it's safe to say he'll extend his lead by about 13 points tomorrow. After that, I predict a Hamilton win at COTA and Abu Dhabi (probably Bottas follows him home in Abu Dhabi, not in COTA), a possible Vettel win in Brazil, and neither one winning in Mexico.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:48 pm 
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More interesting is what Vettel's margin to Bottas will be. He's 67 points behind today. By the end of Austin that is likely to be in the mid 50s assuming Hamilton ahead Merc 1-2s. Bottas led 1-2s for the remaining 3 circuits will take a minimum of 30 more points off of it, assuming Vettel is 3rd which at Mexico isn't close to certain.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:12 am 
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Alienturnedhuman wrote:
More interesting is what Vettel's margin to Bottas will be. He's 67 points behind today. By the end of Austin that is likely to be in the mid 50s assuming Hamilton ahead Merc 1-2s. Bottas led 1-2s for the remaining 3 circuits will take a minimum of 30 more points off of it, assuming Vettel is 3rd which at Mexico isn't close to certain.


Well given how Lewis would seem to believe that he owes Valtteri a win and the fact that Lewis appears to go on holiday after the title is clinched, Valtteri could easily score at least two wins out of the next five races, if not more. Given the fact that Sebastian is right now doing no better than third, Valtteri could challenge for second in the standings especially if Toto and company get behind making that happen.

Don't think Sebastian will be getting much help from Kimi for the rest of the year.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:00 am 
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So in the end he finished 88 points clear. That is 35 points in old money and would normally be considered a very comfortable championship victory.

Yes the points table was close up to the summer break, but then so was the 2013 F1 championship before Vettel finished the season with 9 straight wins.

So yeah, unless the points table finishes close, then the championship wasn't close. The 2000 F1 championship was seen as a moderately close season, with Schumacher wrapping it up with one round remaining and the final gap was 19 points. In 2018 the final points gap is almost twice as big as it was in 2000.


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