The Canadian Grand Prix threw us a surprise winner and Formula 1’s last hit-out in Austria gave us a surprise pole-sitter in the form of Felipe Massa leading a Williams front-row lock-out. But normal service resumed on Sunday, with the Mercedes team claiming yet another 1-2.

Williams’ searing pace did roll on into Sunday, although their cause wasn’t helped by the team’s illogically conservative strategy, which handed victory to the Silver Arrows pairing of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Nonetheless, Valtteri Bottas’ maiden podium finish was a welcome tonic.

Williams showed pace-setting form in the final practice session, but none of our RichardsF1.com Predictions Competition tipsters was willing to put their neck on the line and gamble on Felipe Massa landing pole position, and those brave few who predicted a Williams on the podium landed up backing the wrong Martini-liveried car anyway!

Tipsters iarjun and Tacho claimed the biggest points hauls of the weekend by dint of a ‘Double Up’ feature use, while a three-way tie was claimed between Lokiswordjulianz and your fearless site editor for outright points honours with 15 precious points.

A solid – but not spectacular – eleven-point claim wasn’t enough to keep alpha in the lead, and he was overtaken by Lokisword, who now heads a two-way tie for second place by a solitary point!

Click here to view the overall points’ spread – predictions for this weekend’s British Grand Prix will open up later today.

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