Mark Webber makes his predictions for the 2020 Formula One season


Lewis Hamilton will equal Michael Schumacher's Drivers' Championship haul, but Ferrari will win the Constructors' Championship in the 2020 season.

Those are the thoughts of ex-Formula One driver Mark Webber anyway.

It was a dominant 2019 for Mercedes, with Hamilton winning his sixth world title and the team winning yet another Constructors' Championship, but the ex-Red Bull ace believes next season will see Ferrari reach the pinnacle of the sport once again.

As dominant as Mercedes were last season, their job was made a lot easier by the dreadful showing from the Italian outfit.

Charles Leclerc impressed at times but wasn't consistent enough, whilst Sebastian Vettel had a campaign to forget.

Way too many individual errors and team mistakes cost Ferrari, and that's why they finished so far off their nearest rivals.

However, a new year brings new opportunities and Webber is adamant that the Prancing Horse can sit atop the Constructors' Championship come the end of the new season.

Speaking to Formule 1, as per GP Fans, the Australian said: "At least Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel can score regularly.

For the Constructors' Championship, Ferrari may look good, although I think Lewis will still show his superiority in the driver classification over a whole season.

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"We don't even have to talk about Verstappen anymore. He is now an established name and is on fire!

"I look forward to seeing Hamilton match Michael Schumacher's seven world titles by 2020 while having to deal with Leclerc and Verstappen."

The safe bet next season would be a Mercedes double once more, but Webber seems confident that Ferrari can bounce back.

Not enough to knock Hamilton off his perch and prevent him from equalling Schumacher's title haul, but enough to reclaim the Constructors' Championship.

If that is to happen, Leclerc needs to find some consistency at the top of the pack, whilst Vettel needs to show a massive improvement.

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