Reviewing my predictions:
Driver's Champion - Charles Leclerc
Obviously didn’t end up happening. Always next year.
Constructor's Champion - Ferrari
Ferrari disappointed the entire fan base. They made a season which started with optimism one of the most boring F1 seasons in years.
Best of the Rest - Mclaren
If Ricciardo got his act together Mclaren could have finished 4th.
Surprise Driver - Alex Albon
I think this was a good prediction. Albon was really impressive. If Williams can get further up the grid next season I can see Albon being 1st choice to replace Perez in 2024 if his relationship with Verstappen worsens.
Surprise Package - Alpine
Again this was correct. Alpine finished 4th in the Championship ahead of McLaren.
Bold Prediction - only 3 teams to win a race (Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes)
Correct! I don’t think this was that bold though. What do you guys think? It was bold in the sense that in 2020 Perez at Racing Point won in Abu Dhabi and Gasly at Alpha Tauri won at Monza, and then in 2021 Ocon in the Alpine won in Hungary and Ricciardo in the McLaren won in Monza.
I think Ricciardo could even be below Latifi. I think you underrated Stroll slightly and overrated Zhou. Schumacher is definitely too low. Take away the 1st race of the season and he was right there alongside Magnussen.
Gasly and Hamilton were better than their teammates Tsunoda and Russell, although Gasly was poor compared to 2020 and 2021. It will be interesting to see how his relationship with Ocon is in 2023.
Norris had a good season. I don’t think he’s at the level of Verstappen, Leclerc or Russell though. Alonso still right up there at the age of 41 despite the fact Alpine sabotaged him in half the races this season.