F1 2009: Your predictions

Will Brawn GP be on the podium at their first race?

Will Brawn GP be on the podium at their first race?

The new season is almost upon us so it?s time for the traditional round of new season predictions.

Tackle these 15 questions on how the 2009 season will unfold and compare your answers with those of other F1 fans.

1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race?
2. How many cars will be classified at Melbourne?
3. Which driver will be the first to leave his team?
4. How many races will McLaren win?
5. Who will Fernando Alonso announce he is driving for in 2010?
6. Which teams will go all season without using KERS?
7. How many drivers will have to get their front wings replaced after the first lap at Melbourne?
8. Will Renault score more points than Red Bull-Renault?
9. Which drivers will win their home race/s?
10. Will Max Mosley win the FIA President election?
11. How many teams will announce before the final race they are leaving F1?
12. Which of BMW?s drivers will have the best season?
13. Will Ferrari win the constructors? title for the 17th time?
14. Which driver will announce his retirement?
15. Who will win the drivers? championship?

Earlier this week I wrote some predictions of my own for Planet-F1 ?ǣ read them here.

Here?s my answers to the 15 questions above ?ǣ post yours below:

1. Yes
2. 12
3. Nelson Piquet Jnr
4. Two
5. Ferrari
6. Brawn GP, Red Bull and Toro Rosso
7. Two
8. No
9. Felipe Massa
10. Yes
11. Two
12. Robert Kubica
13. Yes
14. Giancarlo Fisichella
15. Robert Kubica

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195 comments on F1 2009: Your predictions

  1. 1. Yes
    2. 14
    3. Buemi
    4. 3
    5. BRAWN
    6. 2
    7. 4
    8. No
    9. Button, Massa, Alonso (Valencia), Heidfeld
    10. No
    11. None
    12. Heidfeld
    13. No – BMW
    14. Barrichello & Fisichella
    15. Massa

  2. Here is my answers

    1. Yes, unless they are disqualified due to the diffuser.
    2. 13
    3. Unless due to injuries I don’t see anyone leaving before the end of the season, after that I think quite a few drivers may leave their teams.
    4. 3
    5. Ferrari
    6. Brawn GP
    7. 4
    8. No, Red Bull have a stronger driver line up, but Alonso will probably be the highest placed of the 4 drivers.
    9. Massa, and Hamilton if it rains at Silverstone.
    10. Yes, sadly.
    11. None, hopefully.
    12. Heidfeld
    13. Yes
    14. Fisichella, and unless he has a great year Barrichello.
    15. Raikkonen, if he is back to his best

  3. 1. Yes
    2. 14
    3. Sebastien Bourdais
    4. 2
    5. Renault
    6. Brawn GP
    7. 4
    8. Yes
    9. Felipe Massa.
    10. Yes
    11. None.
    12. Robert Kubica
    13. Yes
    14. Rubens Barrichello, Giancarlo Fisichella
    15. Kimi Raikkonen

    • AJ Ball said on 25th March 2009, 12:52

      1. No
      2. Fifteen
      3. Piquet
      4. Four
      5. Renault
      6. Brawn
      7. One
      8. No
      9. Massa
      10. Yes
      11. None
      12. Kubica
      13. Yes
      14. Fisichella
      15. Raikkonen

  4. Swaveck said on 25th March 2009, 12:43

    1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race? NO
    2. How many cars will be classified at Melbourne? 13
    3. Which driver will be the first to leave his team? Nelson Piquet Jr.
    4. How many races will McLaren win? 3
    5. Who will Fernando Alonso announce he is driving for in 2010? Ferrari
    6. Which teams will go all season without using KERS? Force India, TR
    7. How many drivers will have to get their front wings replaced after the first lap at Melbourne? 3
    8. Will Renault score more points than Red Bull-Renault? YES
    9. Which drivers will win their home race/s? MASSA (Brazil) and KUBICA (MALAYSIA – PETRONAS home race)
    10. Will Max Mosley win the FIA President election? Unfortunatelly YES
    11. How many teams will announce before the final race they are leaving F1? 1
    12. Which of BMW’s drivers will have the best season? KUBICA
    13. Will Ferrari win the constructors’ title for the 17th time? YES
    14. Which driver will announce his retirement? Rubens and Fisi
    15. Who will win the drivers’ championship? KUBICA

  5. damjan006 said on 25th March 2009, 12:48

    15. Hopefuly it will be button for the first time

  6. Ninad said on 25th March 2009, 12:52

    1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race? Yes
    2. How many cars will be classified at Melbourne? 10
    3. Which driver will be the first to leave his team? Piquet Jr
    4. How many races will McLaren win? 1
    5. Who will Fernando Alonso announce he is driving for in 2010? Renault
    6. Which teams will go all season without using KERS? None
    7. How many drivers will have to get their front wings replaced after the first lap at Melbourne? 4
    8. Will Renault score more points than Red Bull-Renault? No
    9. Which drivers will win their home race/s? Massa, Heidfeld
    10. Will Max Mosley win the FIA President election? No
    11. How many teams will announce before the final race they are leaving F1? One- STR
    12. Which of BMW’s drivers will have the best season? Heidfeld
    13. Will Ferrari win the constructors’ title for the 17th time? No
    14. Which driver will announce his retirement? Barrichello
    15. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Barrichello

  7. Clare msj said on 25th March 2009, 12:53

    Oooh good questions!

    1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race?
    Yes i think they will

    2. How many cars will be classified at Melbourne?
    Errrm…10

    3. Which driver will be the first to leave his team?
    Nakajima – although I dont think it will happen mid season

    4. How many races will McLaren win?
    I’m gona go for 3

    5. Who will Fernando Alonso announce he is driving for in 2010?
    Ferrari

    6. Which teams will go all season without using KERS?
    None of them

    7. How many drivers will have to get their front wings replaced after the first lap at Melbourne?
    3

    8. Will Renault score more points than Red Bull-Renault?
    Yes

    9. Which drivers will win their home race/s?
    Alonso, Massa

    10. Will Max Mosley win the FIA President election?
    Yes probably

    11. How many teams will announce before the final race they are leaving F1?
    None

    12. Which of BMW’s drivers will have the best season?
    Oooh thats a tough one! I’m gona go for Heidfeld – just!

    13. Will Ferrari win the constructors’ title for the 17th time?
    Yes, as much as i want to say ‘no it’ll be BMWs’

    14. Which driver will announce his retirement?
    Fisichella

    15. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    I am going to optimistically say Nick Heidfeld, although my head says Raikkonen.

  8. 1. Yes
    2. 10
    3. Nelson Piquet Jr.
    4. 4
    5. Ferrari
    6. Brawn GP
    7. 6
    8. Yes
    9. Alonso, Raikonnen (Monza), Massa (Brazil)
    10. Yes (argh)
    11. 0
    12. Heidfeld
    13. Yes
    14. Fisichella
    15. Massa

    • Dougie said on 25th March 2009, 13:23

      1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race?
      YES
      2. How many cars will be classified at Melbourne?
      16
      3. Which driver will be the first to leave his team?
      BARRICHELLO
      4. How many races will McLaren win?
      3
      5. Who will Fernando Alonso announce he is driving for in 2010?
      FERRARI
      6. Which teams will go all season without using KERS?
      NONE
      7. How many drivers will have to get their front wings replaced after the first lap at Melbourne?
      6
      8. Will Renault score more points than Red Bull-Renault?
      YES
      9. Which drivers will win their home race/s?
      BUTTON :) & MASSA
      10. Will Max Mosley win the FIA President election?
      YES
      11. How many teams will announce before the final race they are leaving F1?
      1
      12. Which of BMW’s drivers will have the best season?
      KUBICA
      13. Will Ferrari win the constructors’ title for the 17th time?
      YES
      14. Which driver will announce his retirement?
      BARRICHELLO
      15. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
      RAIKKONEN

  9. pawelf1 said on 25th March 2009, 12:59

    1 Yes
    2 12
    3 Piquet
    4 2
    5 Ferrari
    6 Force India Toro Rosso Williams
    7 4
    8 Yes
    9 Massa Alonso
    10 No
    11 One (renault if bad results)
    12 Kubica
    13 No
    14 None
    15 Kubica

  10. 1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race?
    Yes, but only 1
    2. How many cars will be classified at Melbourne?
    11
    3. Which driver will be the first to leave his team?
    Hamilton – no only kidding, either Fisichella or Piquet
    4. How many races will McLaren win?
    2 towards the end of the year
    5. Who will Fernando Alonso announce he is driving for in 2010?
    Ferrari
    6. Which teams will go all season without using KERS?
    None
    7. How many drivers will have to get their front wings replaced after the first lap at Melbourne?
    5
    8. Will Renault score more points than Red Bull-Renault?
    Yes
    9. Which drivers will win their home race/s?
    Button (Monaco and/or Silverstone), Vettel, Alonso, Massa
    10. Will Max Mosley win the FIA President election?
    Yes
    11. How many teams will announce before the final race they are leaving F1?
    None
    12. Which of BMW’s drivers will have the best season?
    Heidfeld
    13. Will Ferrari win the constructors’ title for the 17th time?
    No
    14. Which driver will announce his retirement?
    Kimi
    15. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Kimi

  11. GQsm said on 25th March 2009, 13:06

    I’ve left a few out
    1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race?
    No (I think circumstances might intervene)
    4. How many races will McLaren win?
    5
    5. Who will Fernando Alonso announce he is driving for in 2010?
    Renault
    6. Which teams will go all season without using KERS?
    Just Brawn
    7. How many drivers will have to get their front wings replaced after the first lap at Melbourne?
    None
    8. Will Renault score more points than Red Bull-Renault?
    Yes
    10. Will Max Mosley win the FIA President election?
    Yes
    11. How many teams will announce before the final race they are leaving F1?
    None
    12. Which of BMW’s drivers will have the best season?
    Kubica
    13. Will Ferrari win the constructors’ title for the 17th time?
    Yes
    14. Which driver will announce his retirement?
    Fisichella
    15. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Raikkonen or Hamilton if the Mclaren car gets on the pace

  12. 1. Yes
    2. 16
    3. Alonso at end of season
    4. One
    5. Ferrari
    6. Brawn GP, Force India.
    7. Two
    8. No
    9. Lewis/Jenson at Silverstone and Rubens/Felipe at Brazil (assuming BGP stay competitive ’til then) – I can’t pick between the drivers though
    I guess I’ll go for Jenson and Felipe for predictions sake.
    10. No
    11. Zero
    12. Kubica
    13. No
    14. Rubens Barrichello
    15. Hard to say, based on test performances, I shall controversially predict Nico Rosberg

  13. 1. Yes
    2. 14
    3. Kimi Raikkonen
    4. 7
    5. Ferrari
    6. Brawn & Toyota
    7. 3
    8. Yes – just
    9. Hamilton, Barrichello
    10. No
    11. None
    12. Kubica
    13. No
    14. Kimi Raikkonen
    15. Lewis Hamilton, by the skin of his teeth – again!

  14. 1. No
    2. 11
    3. Alonso
    4. 4
    5. Ferrari
    6. BrawnGP & Toyota
    7. 3
    8. Yes
    9. 2
    10. No
    11. 1
    12. Kubica
    13. Yes
    14. Raikonnen
    15. Massa

  15. DGR-F1 said on 25th March 2009, 13:17

    1. No
    2. 20
    3 Raikennon
    4. 6
    5. Ferrari
    6. None of them, they will all try it once
    7. 6
    8. No
    9. Alonso & Massa
    10.What election? Nobody dare oppose him!
    11.2
    12.Neither, they will be equal….
    13.That depends on the FIA Stewards doesn’t it?
    14.Button
    15.One of the Sebastians…..:-)

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