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. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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…..:-)

  11. F14EVA said on 25th March 2009, 13:21

    1. Yes – I’ll go Button
    2. 16
    3. Piquet
    4. 5
    5. Ferrari
    6. None
    7. 2
    8. Yes
    9. Hamilton, Massa, Alonsa (either Valencia or Barca!
    10. Yes, he cant lose!
    11. None
    12. Kubica
    13. No
    14. Fisichella
    15. Lewis Hamilton

  12. Cristian Fenichi said on 25th March 2009, 13:27

    1. No
    2. 18
    3. Piquet
    4. 5
    5. Ferrari
    6. Brawn, Torro Rosso
    7. 2
    8. Yes
    9. None
    10. Yes
    11. 1
    12. Kubica
    13. No
    14. Fisichela
    15. Raikkonen

  13. todd said on 25th March 2009, 13:28

    1. yes
    2. 16
    3. nelson
    4. 0
    5. ferrari
    6. none
    7. 3
    8. yes
    9. massa
    10. no
    11. none
    12. kubica
    13. yes
    14. kimi
    15. barichello

  14. Two in one: Me, Husband
    1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race? Yes
    / May be.
    2. How many cars will be classified at Melbourne? 10 / 12
    3. Which driver will be the first to leave his team? Nelsinho
    / Barrichello
    4. How many races will McLaren win? 2 / 6
    5. Who will Fernando Alonso announce he is driving for in 2010? Brown
    GP
    / Brown GP
    6. Which teams will go all season without using KERS? 1 / 0
    7. How many drivers will have to get their front wings replaced after the first
    lap at Melbourne? 5 / 8
    8. Will Renault score more points than Red Bull-Renault? No
    / Yes
    9. Which drivers will win their home race/s? Alonso, Ham, Massa
    / None
    10. Will Max Mosley win the FIA President election? No / Yes
    11. How many teams will announce before the final race they are leaving F1?
    Toyota and Williams / Toyota
    12. Which of BMW’s drivers will have the best season? Kubica
    / NicK
    13. Will Ferrari win the constructors’ title for the 17th time? Yes
    / Yes
    14. Which driver will announce his retirement? Físico
    / Barrichello
    15. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso /
    Hamilton

  15. Williams 4ever said on 25th March 2009, 13:30

    1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race?
    ==> No, Front wing incident
    2. How many cars will be classified at Melbourne?
    ==> 12

    3. Which driver will be the first to leave his team?
    ==> Webber ( I suspect he is still nursing his injury, akin to JPM return in 2005)
    4. How many races will McLaren win?
    ==> zero
    5. Who will Fernando Alonso announce he is driving for in 2010?
    ==> Ferrari
    6. Which teams will go all season without using KERS?
    ==>Brawn GP, FIFI

    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?
    ==> Yes
    9. Which drivers will win their home race/s?
    ==> Massa, Alonso, Button ( Donington) and Hamilton for Podium in Monaco (His home race)
    10. Will Max Mosley win the FIA President election?
    ==> The members of FIA may be replaced, not Max. If indeed there are his enemies in paddock (as he claims) they need to hire an assassin now.
    11. How many teams will announce before the final race they are leaving F1?
    ==> Zero ( or possible Brawn GP after Honda monies dry out)
    12. Which of BMW’s drivers will have the best season?
    ==> Heidfeld points, Kubica wins honors shared
    13. Will Ferrari win the constructors’ title for the 17th time?
    ==> Yes
    14. Which driver will announce his retirement?
    ==> Fisichella, Barrichello will be left in lurch after Brawn GP runs out of cash
    15. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    ==> Alonso

  16. john said on 25th March 2009, 13:32

    leiws hamilton will win championship and mclaren will win constructors, end of…….

    • todd said on 25th March 2009, 13:35

      …..reality?

    • Arun said on 25th March 2009, 13:46

      your are super optimistic man.He may maximum start winning may be after 6 or 7 races.But he will have to play catch up big time.So he may finish the season may be like how alonso finished it last year.

  17. Arun said on 25th March 2009, 13:43

    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?
    sutil
    4. How many races will McLaren win?
    1 i guess when it rains.
    5. Who will Fernando Alonso announce he is driving for in 2010?
    Ferrari
    6. Which teams will go all season without using KERS?
    2. force india and brawn(they don’t need KERS..they r fast without it iteslf… )
    7. How many drivers will have to get their front wings replaced after the first lap at Melbourne?
    2
    8. Will Renault score more points than Red Bull-Renault?
    Yes(obviously)
    9. Which drivers will win their home race/s?
    Massa
    10. Will Max Mosley win the FIA President election?
    Yes(unfortunately)
    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?
    Yes
    14. Which driver will announce his retirement?
    Fisi,Barri ,(may be )kimi
    15. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Massa

  18. mani said on 25th March 2009, 13:47

    1. Yes
    2. all of them
    3. Barrichello, with his retirement note
    4. 2, I suppose we’ll see many different teams winning this season
    5. Renault
    6. Force India, and possible BGP
    7. 4
    8. No
    9. Massa, Lewis (one of the two McLaren wins)
    10. Yes, but I personally don’t want him to
    11. None (but it is in FIA’s hands)
    12. Kubica
    13. Yes
    14. Rubens Barrichello & Giancarlo Fisichella
    15. Kimi Raikkonen

    May be Keith, you could have added few more questions to predict like,
    How many different teams will win at least one GP this season? (4 or 5)
    What would be the maximum number of wins a single team can score this season? (4)

  19. fn1m said on 25th March 2009, 13:47

    1.Yes
    2.10-13
    3.Piquet
    4.5
    5.No one
    6.Brawn
    7.Zero
    8.Yes
    9.Hamilton
    10.Yes
    11.Zero
    12.Heidfeld
    13.No
    14.No one
    15.Barrichello

  20. Top Cat said on 25th March 2009, 13:48

    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? HK
    4. How many races will McLaren win? 6
    5. Who will Fernando Alonso announce he is driving for in 2010? Ferrari
    6. Which teams will go all season without using KERS? 3
    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
    10. Will Max Mosley win the FIA President election? No!
    11. How many teams will announce before the final race they are leaving F1? Three
    12. Which of BMW’s drivers will have the best season? NH
    13. Will Ferrari win the constructors’ title for the 17th time? No
    14. Which driver will announce his retirement? Fisi, RB, KR
    15. Who will win the drivers’ championship? LH

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