As the teams return to the A1 Ring for the third season following a ten year absence, qualifying for Austria has, how shall we say, ‘curbed’ some staffer’s enthusiasm? As per our normal rule, all of our picks have to be turned in before First Practice on Friday morning. With five-grid spot penalties coming to both Rosberg and Vettel, every one of us but Andrew could have been effected by those changes.

Where as Andrew has Ricciardo in place of Vettel finishing in the top three positions, the rest of us all have both of those drivers finishing on the podium. Of course, anything can happen and we could most definitely still see some semblance of a Hamilton/Rosberg/Vettel top three at the checkered flag. Ericsson and Haryanto get two nods each for First Out, with Nasr, Button, Massa and Palmer getting a single pick each.

Todd
1. Rosberg
2. Hamilton
3. Vettel
4. Ricciardo
5. Verstappen
6. Bottas
FO Nasr

Grace
1. Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Rosberg
4. Ricciardo
5. Raikkonen
6. Bottas
FO Button

Pul
1. Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Rosberg
4. Ricciardo
5. Raikkonen
6. Bottas
FO Ericsson

Tom
1. Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Rosberg
4. Ricciardo
5. Verstappen
6. Raikkonen
FO Haryanto

Andrew
1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Ricciardo
4. Raikkonen
5. Verstappen
6. Vettel
FO Haryanto

Tony
1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Ricciardo
5. Bottas
6. Perez
FO Massa

Dave
1. Ricciardo
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Bottas
5. Verstappen
6. Perez
FO Palmer

JP
1. Rosberg
2. Hamilton
3. Vettel
4. Raikkonen
5. Verstappen
6. Bottas
FO Ericsson

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Rapierman
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Rapierman

Going with:
1. Rosberg
2. Vettel
3. Ricciardo
4. Hamilton
5. Bottas
6. Raikkonen
…and first out will be Sainz.

jakobusvdl
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jakobusvdl

I’m sticking with my team centric view of F1
1) Mercedes
2) Mercedes
3) Ferrari
4) Williams
5) Red Bull
6) Ferrari
First out – McLaren

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jakobusvdl

Apart from 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and first out, Nailed it !!

Rapierman
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Rapierman

…and a big fat goose egg for my efforts. :P

Johnpierre Rivera
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Johnpierre Rivera

Todd were we SO close……