F1 Fantasy tips for the United States Grand Prix: How streaks could win you big points at COTA | Formula 1® – Formula 1


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22 October 2021
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With four big-name drivers on streaks for the United States Grand Prix, you could net up to 40 extra bonus points this weekend if you play your cards right. Here are some tips and a somewhat unconventional strategy for the upcoming race at the Circuit of The Americas…
But before we get into the nitty gritty, remember to join the Americas League that spans the United States, Mexican and Brazilian Grands Prix to be in with the chance of winning a signed Red Bull cap. Join it via this link or using the code 3c1c49e3d4.
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According to our Form Guide, this is Mercedes country, and they are expected to be the frontrunners here at COTA having clinched every pole position at this track since 2014 – while Lewis Hamilton has taken five wins here. However, as our Guide points out in some detail, it might not be as simple as expecting a Mercedes win this year.
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It’s not as simple as picking either one of the championship protagonists for the US Grand Prix, either, as Valtteri Bottas ($23.3m) has struck a rich vein of form and could net you 10 extra points if he takes a fifth-consecutive top 10 finish thanks to his race streak.
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Carlos Sainz ($14.5m), Lando Norris ($14.2m) and Sergio Perez ($18.2m) are also worth considering as they are all on race streaks. In fact, you could afford Bottas, Norris, Sainz, Perez, and Red Bull ($26.3m, also on a race streak) and have money left over for Mick Schumacher ($5.7m) for some extra points.
Finally, don’t forget to use your Mega Driver powerup before the end of the season. Perhaps Mexico, where Red Bull are expected to dominate, could be the place…
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