F1 Fantasy: Golf star and F1 fanatic Ian Poulter reveals his squad for Melbourne – Formula 1


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10 March 2019
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He may be known as one of the world’s top golfers – but Ian Poulter is also a full-blown petrolhead, and a man who’s graced a number of F1 grids over the years.
For 2019, Ian will be laying his reputation as a Formula 1 fanatic on the line by inviting players to take him on in his own special Ian Poulter League on F1 Fantasy – and ahead of the season start at the Australian Grand Prix, Ian has chosen the five drivers and one constructor who’ll be representing him for Melbourne.
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Take a look at who Ian went for and why below – and if you haven’t selected your own team yet, head to F1 Fantasy to ‘putt’ your wits against the three-time PGA Tour winner.
Ferrari ($29.0 million)
“From what I’ve seen from testing, the Ferrari car is the one to beat this season – although obviously you don’t really know because Mercedes were probably carrying a few sandbags in Barcelona!”
Sebastian Vettel ($27.5 million)
“I’ve got Vettel in the team as well having Ferrari as my constructor, as I think the Ferrari car’s going to be strong this year. As a team, I think they’re better now than they were in 2018.”
Charles Leclerc ($23.5 million)
“I’m super excited to see the battle between Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel this year. Leclerc was super quick in testing and I think it’s going to be really interesting to see him in the car. He’s got incredible potential.”
Robert Kubica ($5.5 million)
“I’ve put Kubica in as I think he’s good value for money, and I just like the fact that he’s back in a car and as quick as he was back in the day. I think he’s got something to prove and I just think it’s a wonderful story.”
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Antonio Giovinazzi ($6.8 million)
“I don’t know an awful lot about Giovinazzi to be honest, but I actually quite like the Alfa Romeo car. They did pretty well in testing so I’ve slotted him in.”
Carlos Sainz ($7.7 million) – Turbo Driver
“I think the McLaren’s going to be relatively strong in 2019 – well, it has to be better than it has been over the last few years! – and I think Sainz is going to be pretty decent too. He sent me his race suit and his boots for my charity auction, and I bought them, so there’s a bit of a friendship thing there as well, and I like him as a driver. I think he’ll be picking up points in 2019 too, so that’s why I wanted him as my turbo driver.”
Budget spent: $100.0 million
Think you can out-wit Ian? Head to F1 Fantasy and pick your own dream team ahead of the start of qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.
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