PWP: Leader breaks away from chasing pack with 235 points

Published on
30 Aug 2022
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How did your predictions fare in Belgium?

The 2022 Belgian Grand Prix again saw tyre degradation play a role in race strategy, but thankfully it was only quick-wearing rubber this year rather than a deluge that the pit wall had to manage.
As we've seen throughout 2022, the new Pirelli compounds can degrade quicker than the teams anticipate, and this turned the race into a two-stopper, even with the early appearance of the Safety Car.
That didn't stop some fans from scoring high in Pit Wall Predictions, however, with an impressive nine of you reaching the highest 7/8 score this time.
Don't worry if you didn't reach those peaks, as 3/8 was the most common score we saw from Spa.
We went into the summer break with two players sharing the top spot, but there is now one single player sitting in P1 with 235 points.
It's still close, though, and with 80 points to play for in the next two weeks, everything could change.

Belgian GP results

The first two predictions we asked you to make for Belgium were when our pair would make their first stops. 72% of you correctly thought Alex's first stop would be between Lap 11-20, while just 14% called Nicky's early pit visit would come before Lap 10.
There was a relatively even split between our fans on who would pit first, with 47% right in predicting Nicky's car would be the first FW44 in the pit lane.
After his contact at Les Combes, Nicky's stop, unfortunately, came from the back of the field, something that 31% of our players correctly predicted with the P16-P20 option.
The high tyre degradation took many in F1 by surprise, including most players in PWP. Coupled with our early stop under the Safety Car for car #6, we had five pit stops in total. So the highest "5+" option that just 12% of you selected was the correct one.
We made you aware that there has been a single Safety Car appearance at every Belgian GP since 2016 in our pre-race insight. 61% of fans used this stat to correctly choose "1" full Safety Car period in the 2022 Grand Prix.
Our final questions asked you to predict which tyres the Williams duo would finish their race on. Alex ended his race on Mediums while Nicky crossed the line with Softs.
53% guessed Alex's yellow-walled Pirellis correct, but just 11% thought Nicky would be running the softest compound at the end of Lap 44.
The F1 triple header means plenty of points are on offer, and the Dutch Grand Prix Pit Wall Predictions will open up on Wednesday evening (BST).
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See how you fared against other fans in the latest round of Pit Wall Predictions, presented by Gulf.
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