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. Andreas said on 25th March 2009, 16:50

    1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race?
    No, probably not the car but driver error.
    2. How many cars will be classified at Melbourne?
    18
    3. Which driver will be the first to leave his team?
    Nakajima
    4. How many races will McLaren win?
    2
    5. Who will Fernando Alonso announce he is driving for in 2010?
    Brawn GP
    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?
    1
    8. Will Renault score more points than Red Bull-Renault?
    No
    9. Which drivers will win their home race/s?
    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, Toyota
    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?
    Fisi, Rubens and webber, casue of repeated problems with his pre-season leg-injury
    15. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Kubica

  2. Alexandra said on 25th March 2009, 16:55

    1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race?

    yes

    2. How many cars will be classified at Melbourne?

    12

    3. Which driver will be the first to leave his team?

    Nelson Piquet

    4. How many races will McLaren win?

    2

    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, Williams

    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?

    absolutely

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

    Fernando Alonso, Vettel

    10. Will Max Mosley win the FIA President election?

    unfortunately, I believe so

    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?

    No

    14. Which driver will announce his retirement?

    Barrichello

    15. Who will win the drivers’ championship?

    Fernando Alonso

  3. Williams 4ever said on 25th March 2009, 16:57

    Who will be the 102nd GP winner? Will there be a new GP winner this season ?

  4. Cameron said on 25th March 2009, 17:00

    I hate doing predictions… because I always change my mind 10 minutes later :(

  5. Fernando said on 25th March 2009, 17:01

    1. NO
    2. 12
    3. Kovi
    4. 5
    5. Ferrari
    6. none
    7. 3
    8. yes
    9. Massa, Hamilton
    10. please god no
    11. none
    12. Kubica
    13. no
    14. Barichelo
    15. If god is good Massa

  6. Mig@Golf said on 25th March 2009, 17:01

    1. No
    2. 20
    3. Nelson Piquet Jr
    4. 6
    5. Ferrari
    6. None
    7. 5
    8. No
    9. Lewis Hamilton
    10. NO (WE HOPE TO GOD)
    11. 1
    12. Robert Kubica
    13. No
    14. Rubens Barrichello, Kimi Raikkonen.
    15. Lewis Hamilton

  7. 1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race?
    Yes
    2. How many cars will be classified at Melbourne?
    15
    3. Which driver will be the first to leave his team?
    Sebastien Buemi
    4. How many races will McLaren win?
    None
    5. Who will Fernando Alonso announce he is driving for in 2010?
    Renault and 2011-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?
    three
    8. Will Renault score more points than Red Bull-Renault?
    Yes
    9. Which drivers will win their home race/s?
    Alonso(maybe both of them)
    10. Will Max Mosley win the FIA President election?
    Yes
    11. How many teams will announce before the final race they are leaving F1?
    One
    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?
    Fernando Alonso (with atleast two races to go)

  8. Hounslow said on 25th March 2009, 17:15

    1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race?
    Yes
    2. How many cars will be classified at Melbourne?
    14
    3. Which driver will be the first to leave his team?
    Piquet Junior
    4. How many races will McLaren win?
    Four
    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
    7. How many drivers will have to get their front wings replaced after the first lap at Melbourne?
    Four
    8. Will Renault score more points than Red Bull-Renault?
    Yes
    9. Which drivers will win their home race/s?
    None
    10. Will Max Mosley win the FIA President election?
    Yes, if he stands. Todt will win if Max retires.
    11. How many teams will announce before the final race they are leaving F1?
    One (but there may be another team leaving part-way through the season)
    12. Which of BMW’s drivers will have the best season?
    Kubica
    13. Will Ferrari win the constructors’ title for the 17th time?
    No
    14. Which driver will announce his retirement?
    Barrichello, Raikonnen, Fisichella
    15. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Hamilton – at the very last race!

    Keith, are you going to database these predictions for (embarrassing) recall later in the season? You should do!

  9. DanielPT said on 25th March 2009, 17:37

    1. Yes.
    2. 10
    3. Nelson Piquet Jr
    4. 4
    5. Ferrari
    6. None
    7. 2
    8. No
    9. Hamilton, Massa
    10. For sure
    11. 1, Toyota
    12. Heidfeld
    13. No
    14. Raikonnen
    15. Alonso

  10. Nitro CGM said on 25th March 2009, 17:40

    1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race?
    —-Yes
    2. How many cars will be classified at Melbourne?
    —-11
    3. Which driver will be the first to leave his team?
    —-Piquet
    4. How many races will McLaren win?
    —-3
    5. Who will Fernando Alonso announce he is driving for in 2010?
    —-McLaren…Ha…no Ferrari
    6. Which teams will go all season without using KERS?
    —-Fi (as Bernie changed the logo)
    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
    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?
    —-None
    12. Which of BMW’s drivers will have the best season?
    —-Kubica
    13. Will Ferrari win the constructors’ title for the 17th time?
    —-No
    14. Which driver will announce his retirement?
    —-Fisi
    15. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    —-JB

  11. matt said on 25th March 2009, 17:52

    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?

    1. Yes
    2. 16
    3. Barrichello
    4. 3- all Hamilton (maybe)
    5. Ferrari
    6. Brawn
    7. 1
    8. no
    9. Button, Massa
    10. yes, even though he said he’d resign
    11. none (I pray)
    12. Kubica
    13. no
    14. Barrichello
    15. Button

  12. Charlie said on 25th March 2009, 17:55

    1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race? Yes
    2. How many cars will be classified at Melbourne? 6
    3. Which driver will be the first to leave his team? Buemi
    4. How many races will McLaren win? 2
    5. Who will Fernando Alonso announce he is driving for in 2010? Renault
    6. Which teams will go all season without using KERS? Brawn, Williams, Force India
    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, and hopefully either Button or Hamilton
    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? Barricello, Fisicella
    15. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Button if the car can last the season, Massa if not.

  13. Smitty said on 25th March 2009, 17:55

    1. No
    2. 8
    3. Nakajima
    4. 4
    5. Ferrari
    6. Brawn GP
    7. Kubica, Hamilton, Massa, Sutil
    8. Yes
    9. Alonso, Hamilton, Massa
    10. Yes
    11. 1, Toro Rosso, on technicality of a name change
    12. Heidfeld, cos he will win a race and he isn’t won yet
    13. Yes
    14. None
    15. Raikkonen

  14. matt said on 25th March 2009, 17:57

    Keith, your answer to no. 6 is odd. Which teams were you thinking?

  15. Luigismen said on 25th March 2009, 17:58

    New gp winner = Heidfeld

  16. Tengil said on 25th March 2009, 18:04

    1. Yes
    2. 16
    3. Nelson Piquet Jnr
    4. 3
    5. Renault
    6. Brawn
    7. 3
    8. No
    9. None
    10. No
    11. None
    12. Nick Heidfeld
    13. No
    14. No one
    15. Nick Heidfeld

  17. Jayson said on 25th March 2009, 18:14

    1. No
    2. 15
    3. Piquet
    4. 4
    5. Ferrari
    6. BrawnGP, Force India
    7. 3
    8. Yes
    9. Alonso, Massa
    10. Hope Not – No
    11. One
    12. Heidfield
    13. Yes
    14. Rubens Barrichello, Giancarlo Fisichella
    15. Kimi Räikonnen

  18. Aaron said on 25th March 2009, 18:15

    1. Yes
    2. Three
    3. f
    4. Five
    5. Ferrari
    6. Several
    7. Three
    8. Nope
    9. Barichello
    10. No
    11. Two
    12. Nick Heidfield
    13. Yes
    14. Trulli
    15. Barichello

  19. Rob R. said on 25th March 2009, 18:17

    1. Yes
    2. 10
    3. Piquet
    4. 1
    5. Can’t really say. I don’t know.
    6. Who cares?! KERS = zzzzzzz….
    7. 2
    8. Yes
    9. Massa, and possibly Alonso. As a previous poster pointed out, Alonso has two chances… hehe :D
    10. Too early to say. Obviously it doesnt look like there are any rivals at this point but it’s months away.
    11. 2
    12. Kubica
    13. Yes
    14. Fisichella
    15. Raikkonen

  20. harisim said on 25th March 2009, 18:22

    1. Will Brawn GP get a car on the podium in their first race? no
    2. How many cars will be classified at Melbourne? 11
    3. Which driver will be the first to leave his team? Bubens
    4. How many races will McLaren win? 2
    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? 2
    8. Will Renault score more points than Red Bull-Renault? no
    9. Which drivers will win their home race/s? Massa
    10. Will Max Mosley win the FIA President election? no
    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? no
    14. Which driver will announce his retirement? Fisichela
    15. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Massa

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