Sebastian Vettel is the overwhelming favourite to return from Formula 1’s summer hiatus victorious at Spa-Francorchamps, according to players of the Castrol EDGE Grand Prix Predictor.
The world championship leader, who was defeated by Lewis Hamilton in the Hungarian GP just before the four-week break, has been backed to win in Belgium by more than half those who have so far made predictions.
The next highest driver is Fernando Alonso, who has 21 per cent of the vote, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen, who has won the Belgian Grand Prix four times – more than any other driver in the field.
The users predictions are however at odds with the game’s expert panel, who think Mercedes has turned a corner and will dominate this weekend.
Former grand prix driver Karun Chandhok said: “Mercedes seems to be getting on top of its tyre issues and Hungary was a great win, so why not another?”
Timo Glock meanwhile added: “I expect Mercedes to have an advantage over the next two races, but the tracks after that are more likely to suit Red Bull.
“So my tip for Spa is Lewis Hamilton ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg.”
It’s not too late for you to sign-up and play GPP, which offers cool prizes like a Samsung Galaxy tablet after every race, and is free to enter at www.gppredictor.com.