Excitement in the paddock, technically improved F1 cars and of course the big question: is Max finally ready to dethrone King Lewis?

The Formula 1 season is about to start.

Will it be a season full of spectacular surprises or are the proportions as we have come to expect in recent years?

Whatever happens, every race will be nail-biting for you.

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5 tips for your team

1. Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

Photo: Getty Images

Mercedes tries to throw sand in the crowd's eyes by relinquishing the favorite role at Red Bull Racing, but Lewis Hamilton is a devious fox who has proven himself to be the undisputed number one on the track for years on end.

Put Lewis Hamilton on your team.

2. Max Verstappen - Red Bull Racing

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen

Photo: Getty Images

The test results look good.

The Honda engine in the new RB16B was actually intended for the 2022 season, but the Japanese engine manufacturer has already made the power unit available for this season.

This could be a favorable harbinger of Max's success.

Put Max Verstappen in your team.

3. Valtteri Bottas - Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas

Photo: Pro Shots

Never write off this Finnish speed demon.

It is not without reason that he is the second man in the best team of the past seasons.

His bad luck is that he always has to put up with Lewis Hamilton.

But Bottas remains freezing and sees his opportunities.

Put Valtteri Bottas on your team.

4. Sergio Pérez - Red Bull Racing

Sergio Pérez

Sergio Pérez

Photo: ANP

Sergio Pérez is the ideal

wingman

for Max

.

He is not only the

power boost

that Max needs, he may well compete for the prizes with his new team Red Bull Racing.

Put Sergio Pérez on your team.

5. Charles Leclerc - Ferrari

Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc

Photo: Pro Shots

If the Ferrari team had gotten their act together, Charles Leclerc would probably have been on the podium more often.

But at Ferrari they have done their homework and then Leclerc could just become the surprising

outsider

of the F1 season.

Put Charles Leclerc on your team.

Play along and win

Have you

already filled in

your

dream team

and your prediction of the first podium in the GP game?

Do it quickly, because you have until 3:55 PM on Saturday to fill in your prediction for the Bahrain GP.

Playing along is free and you have arranged it in no time.

Set up your favorite team of four drivers with a fictitious budget of 100 million euros.

And predict the top 3 of qualifying, the podium and the position of Max Verstappen every race weekend.

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