The second race of the season is here and we return to Jeddah for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
Will Ferrari have any luck with reliability this time round? Leclerc already has a penalty this weekend, so are they already out of luck? Will Red Bull be making it a second 1-2 in a row?
Can Alonso, grab another podium? Will Mercedes be any closer to the front and potentially get a podium aswell? Or will they optimise on Leclerc’s penalty, and try and take as many points away from the Italian team?
Who needs to shine?
McLaren will be hoping to have a better weekend, as having Lando Norris battle problems throughout the Grand Prix and Oscar Piastri having to retire didn’t start them off well.
Esteban Ocon, will be hoping for a better weekend as he retired last time out in Bahrain. Not only this his new teammate Pierre Gasly finished in the points so, Ocon will be wanting to hit the ground running this weekend.
I think Ferrari as a team just need a better weekend, hopefully better reliability as a whole and then the points can be scored as Leclerc is also on catch up.
Mercedes will also be hoping for a better weekend, as we all know they aren’t were they thought they’d be or want to be, I think the determination is there for the Silver Arrows team, and they’ll be pushing to be up further on the grid for the race.
Predictions for Qualifying-
My top five for qualifying are- Pole: Verstappen, P2: Leclerc, P3: Perez, P4: Alonso and P5: Hamilton. (Before penalties)
I think it will be the same teams fighting for pole as last time out, obviously Leclerc has a penalty so, other teams might benefit off that.
I could see an Alfa Romeo and a Haas be in the top 10 for qualifying, maybe the Williams of Albon aswell? With Jeddah being such a tight circuit, drivers have to be somewhat careful as they are on the limit for the majority of the lap.