The year 2020 will be an exciting one for Formula One, with new rules and car designs coming into effect. The drivers are all pumped up for the upcoming ​F1 season, but who will win? We at F1-fans try to investigate such things as driver performances over time, and do a prediction on the 2020 driver standings.

This works as follows: the top 10 drivers receive points for their 2018 performance. The point system is as follows: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. The Formula One regulation changes for 2021 will be applied, and a new prediction made to check which teams might have an advantage based on those circumstances.


This analysis has been done by, and is not related to the teams, sponsors or drivers who are mentioned on this site. 2019 might be an exception though, as we will add 2018 results to our calculations on how Lewis Hamilton performed last year. We do not claim that we’re the best of his fans, but we’re the only ones interested in this calculation.

table explanation

The results of the two different points systems have been added up at the bottom of this article. The first points system is based on the traditional 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 format, and the second one uses 13/10/8/7/etc. as a scale.

The first number shows how many ranks that driver has moved up or down in comparison to his own performance last year. The second number shows how many ranks that driver has moved up or down in comparison to the other drivers.

The columns ‘points system 1’ and ‘points system 2’ show which points system was used for this calculation. The rest of the data is self explanatory, but I’ll briefly explain why Lewis Hamilton now has 2018 points added to his 2019 points.

Last year, Hamilton had an extremely bad start to the season (3 retirements in 4 races), after which he won 8 of the 10 remaining races. He also was on pole 11 times out of 16 races. As a result his average (points scored per race) is much higher than that of other drivers who didn’t have such a rough start.

We did a new calculation based on this average, and compared it to the other drivers’ performance in 2018. As a result, Hamilton’s points have been raised from 3rd place to 1st place, while Vettel has moved from 2nd to 4th (he missed out on pole 7 times). Other notable mentions are

In a season where the top teams have been so close together, it is hard to accurately predict how each of them will fare against another. That being said, with a bit of thought and analysis, we can try and develop some kind of idea about which team has come out on top from each round this year. Winners and Losers – a look at how it all went down.

Australian Grand Prix – Winners and Losers:

Winners:  Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari, Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes, Max Verstappen – Red Bull Racing

Losers: Charles Leclerc – Ferrari, Pierre Gasly – Red Bull Racing, Kevin Magnussen – Haas

Chinese Grand Prix – Winners and Losers:

Winners: Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari, Max Verstappen – Red Bull Racing, Charles Leclerc – Ferrari

Losers: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes, Pierre Gasly -Red Bull Racing, Brendon Hartley- Scuderia Toro Rosso

Bahrain Grand Prix – Winners and Losers:

Winners: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes, Sebastian Vettel- Ferrari, Daniel Ricciardo – Renault

Losers: Charles Leclerc – Ferrari, Max Verstappen – Red Bull Racing, Romain Grosjean -Haas

Spanish Grand Prix Winners and Losers

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