Capricorn Racing tops German GP round of Predictor
Capricorn Racing topped the 10th round of the Castrol EDGE Grand Prix Predictor with a massive 110-point haul.
While many had selected Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel as the pre-race favourite, Capricorn Racing bucked the trend by selecting the German to finish down in fifth.
In his stead, he opted to go for Fernando Alonso for victory, Jenson Button for second and Kimi Raikkonen to complete the podium trio.
As circumstance had it, both the podium threesome and the shout of Vettel for fifth proved to be perfect.
Much of that owed to the nature of Vettel’s late assault on Button, and his decision to run off-track in order to complete his pass.
A subsequent post-race penalty dropped him from second to fifth, and promoted both Button and Raikkonen – playing perfectly into Capricorn Racing’s hands.
As a further boon, Hockenheim represented the first perfect podium prediction for the team, earning 40 bonus points in total.
There was further good news. A shout of Mark Webber to finish eighth returned a maximum haul of 10 points, as did backing Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg to claim the final point in 10th.
Backing Sergio Perez to gain the most positions during the race also provided dividends.
The Mexican, who shared that particular accolade with Nico Rosberg (both drivers scored points in the Predictor as a result), rose up to sixth by the chequered flag.
Capricorn Racing therefore gained another five points from the Mexican after selecting him to finish seventh.
The upshot was a massive haul of 110 points, and a remarkable prediction accuracy of 61 per cent.
From individual regions, BMW_Manner was the highest German-entered team; Tafkar the highest from Holland; GB8 from Poland and Caught in my Webber from Australia.
Of the quartet Tafkar scored the most strongly, like Capricorn Racing earning maximum points for both his podium selection and his decision to nominate Vettel to finish fifth.