RACE DEBRIEF

    At the start of the 2021 season, we asked the 20 F1 drivers to make some bold predictions for the year ahead – before sealing their envelopes and handing them back to the drivers at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

    The results were… mixed. Daniel Ricciardo’s prediction that Yuki Tsunoda would grow taller this year turned out to be wide of the mark – the AlphaTauri driver remaining a constant 5ft 2in throughout – while Lance Stroll was forced to admit that tipping himself for 2021 title success was another prediction that would have to be deferred until next year.

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    But hit play in the video up top to see Pierre Gasly’s spookily accurate prediction for which driver would win a Grand Prix in 2021, Carlos Sainz’s clairvoyant-like guessing of the number of different victors this year, and plenty more besides.