With both Rosberg and Hamilton proclaiming that the Mexican podium celebration was unlike anything they had ever seen, the jumble in the F1B Staff Picks points following the race was definitely unlike anything we’ve seen for a while. The scoring was fairly limited in terms of staffers to come out with any. Tom increased his lead fairly sizably by way of correctly choosing Rosberg, Hamilton and Massa. Those sixteen points helped him to expand his lead out front to twenty-eight points! And that gap is over new second place man Todd, who took home the same fifteen points for the top two finishers, as well as an additional two for Ricciardo in fifth.
Those seventeen were enough to vault Todd up from fifth! Andrew, Paul and Grace all went scoreless, which allowed J.P. to close up on them by way of correctly picking the Mercedes duo’s finishing order. The gap between the five staffers in second through sixth is now just five points! And though it wasn’t a huge jump, Tony was able to claw back five points on a scoreless Dave at the back of the grid by way of Bottas and Massa. Now as the F1 circus moves further south to Brazil in two week’s time, we have to wonder if anyone can catch Tom as the season winds down. And the battle for 2nd is almost anyone’s at this point.