The 2010 F1 season in 20 questions

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

In less than 24 hours’ times we’ll start to get answers to all the questions we have about the hugely anticipated new Formula 1 season.

As is traditional, now’s the time to make your guesses on the big stories of the season ahead. Answer these 20 questions on the 2010 season below and we’ll check them again in eight months’ time to see who did best:

1. What will be the best surprise?
2. What will be the worst surprise?
3. Which driver will be replaced first?
4. Who will he be replaced by?
5. What will be the biggest political story?
6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
9. Will Kimi Raikkonen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
10. Who will have the worst reliability?
11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
13. Who will set the most pole positions?
14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
16. Which will be the best new team?
17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
20. How many points will the winning driver score?

Here are my answers:

1. Lotus getting on the pace by the end of the season
2. HRT not making it to the end of the season
3. Jaime Alguersuari
4. Daniel Ricciardo
5. Plans for a new engine specification
6. Lewis Hamilton
7. Fernando Alonso
8. Six
9. No
10. HRT
11. Nico Hulkenberg
12. Canada
13. Lewis Hamilton
14. Fernando Alonso
15. Karun Chandhok
16. Lotus
17. Brazil
18. Mercedes
19. Michael Schumacher
20. 308

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231 comments on “The 2010 F1 season in 20 questions”

  1. keith , i agree that schuey & merc will be the champions. But its goin t be a fierce battle till the final race.

    1. Schumi for WDC? Brave one Keith. We’ll all remember this in November!

    2. 1. What will be the best surprise?
      HRT battling for midfield place in the first few races, and Williams suprisingly wining a race after 6 years.
      2. What will be the worst surprise?
      I hope there isn’t any.
      3. Which driver will be replaced first?
      Vitantonio Liuzzi or Algesuari
      4. Who will he be replaced by?
      Paul Di Resta :D, and Brendon Hartley
      5. What will be the biggest political story?
      I’m not interested in F1 politics.
      6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
      -Hamilton, but it will be a lot closer than you all think it will be.
      7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
      -Alonso, without a doubt.
      8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
      -3 or 4, same as the other front runners
      9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
      -NO, just no. :(
      10. Who will have the worst reliability?
      -Hormone Replacement Therapy Racing
      11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
      -I hope it’s Bruno Senna, but i think it will be obviously Kamui Kobayashi
      12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
      -Belgium, Italy, Japan, Korea (LOL), Turkey, Australia, Brazil, Abu Dhabi, Monaco, plenty I hope & think
      13. Who will set the most pole positions?
      -Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, or Sebastian Vettel
      14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      -Lewis Hamilton or Michael Schumacher
      15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
      -Many, there will be a pileup in the first lap, chaos. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Sebastien Buemi, Jarno Trulli, Heikki Kovalainen, Pedro De La Rosa, Timo Glock, and Sebastien Buemi are the victims
      16. Which will be the best new team?
      -If you can call Brawn a new team, then you can call Sauber a new team. So, Sauber it is!
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
      -Round 18: Interlagos, Brazil.
      18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
      -I hope it will be a mclaren :D
      19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
      -Fernando, Lewis, Vettel, MSC, Button, or Massa. It’s too close to call
      20. How many points will the winning driver score?
      -289.

      1. “16. Which will be the best new team?
        -If you can call Brawn a new team, then you can call Sauber a new team. So, Sauber it is!”

        Surely by that logic Mercedes is a new team…you think Sauber will beat Mercedes??

      2. most entertaining race, drivers championship… dude, your meant to pick one. that’s the fun!

    3. MS and Mercedes?!

      That’s a bold one!

      I’ll tell you on monday, winning here will be 50% of the Title.

  2. I’m so surprised that you are predicting Michael Schumacher might win the title.

    1. What’s surprising about that?

      1. It can only happen IF, merc are as good as McLaren and Ferrari and he gets his way with team orders.
        Therefore it ain’t gonna ‘appen.

      2. red bull tastes like crap
        11th March 2010, 12:45

        that a 41 year old driver, out of f1 for three years is chosen as the favourite for the championship. I doubt it on 2010, and six victories, i don’t think so, but as keith said, will see is 8 months. Very brave article.

        1. I expect last year’s constructors’ champions will have the best car again this year, and the man who’s won more titles than anyone else will win another.

          I think Mercedes will take a big step forward with their Bahrain aero package. And they’ve got the best or equal-best engine.

          So I don’t think it’s such a radical prediction. The only major concern is whether Schumacher’s neck is up to 19 rounds.

          1. Exactly, it wouldn’t be surprising at all, extraordinary maybe but not surprising.

            This isn’t any old 41 year old who’s carrying a bit extra around the midriff, is having a mid-life crisis and has just bought a leather jacket. This is a dude who routinely got out of an F1 car at the end of a 300 kilometre race looking like he’d barely broken a sweat. And he’s gonna be driving for one of the top teams. He has a realistic chance.

          2. Nathan Bradley
            11th March 2010, 13:12

            Hi Keith,

            I keep hearing about Merc’s Bahrain aero upgrade package. Have we any idea exactly what’s in it and why everyone is so excited?

            Thanks

          3. New floor, new wings, possibly a new nose and maybe even a new rule stretching diffuser.

          4. I think your right about the Merc upgrade… it just seems like typical Ross Brawn to hold back in testing. Watching a recent interview with him he looked far from concerned in his usual cool calm and collected manner. You could just sense that he knew everything was going to plan.

          5. I’d say the major concern is wether they will in fact come with such a radical aero update.

            They weren’t the strongest constructor at the end of the year and at the start only because they spend a year and a half on that car.

          6. Except at the end of last season Brawn didn’t have the best car, I’d say that title would go to McLaren or Red Bull. Brawn were brilliant at the beginning but didn’t move forward much like the rest did.

          7. This is extremely funny now.

      3. I’m a bit surprised by that also. Here are my pradictions.

        1. One of the new teams on the podium.
        2. Red Bull has a horrible car.
        3. Jamie Alguersuari.
        4. Daniel Riccardo.
        5. The bad choice of the new teams.
        6. Lewis Hamilton.
        7. Fernando Alonso.
        8. 3
        9. No
        10. Virgin Racing
        11. Pedro de la Rosa
        12. Interlargos
        13. Sebastian Vettel
        14. Michael Schumacher
        15. Karun Chandhok
        16. Lotus
        17. Yas Island
        18. Ferrari
        19. Fernando Alonso
        20. 303

        1. 1. Virgin
          2. Schumacher not completing season
          3. Luzzi
          4. Di grassi
          5. The collapse of a new team
          6. Hamilton
          7. Alonso
          8. 2
          9. Yes
          10. HRT
          11. Hulk
          12. Interlagos
          13. Hamilton
          14. Hamilton
          15. Senna
          16. Lotus
          17. Interlagos
          18. Ferrari
          19. Hamilton
          20. 102

          1. WDC points 102? That can be achieved quite easily without a top four finish!

  3. 1. Sauber and Williams challenging the top four for podiums in the first few races
    2. HRT failing miserably
    3. Jaime Alguersuari
    4. Brendon Hartley
    5. The arising pros and cons of the refuelling ban
    6. Hamilton
    7. Massa
    8. Four
    9. Yes, in place of Webber at Red Bull
    10. Virgin
    11. Hulkenberg, but Petrov may score more points
    12. Interlagos
    13. Hamilton
    14. Button
    15. Jarno Trulli
    16. Lotus
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. McLaren
    19. Michael Schumacher
    20. 267

    1. WidowFactory
      11th March 2010, 14:53

      1. Force India challenging for podiums on more than just the low-downforce tracks
      2. Webber announcing his retirement
      3. Vitantonio Liuzzi
      4. Paul di Resta
      5. Alonso accusing Ferrari of giving preferential treatment to Massa
      6. Hamilton
      7. Alonso
      8. 1
      9. No
      10. HRT
      11. Hulkenberg
      12. Brazil, because it always is
      13. Hamilton
      14. Alonso
      15. Chandok
      16. Lotus
      17. Brazil
      18. McLaren
      19. Hamilton
      20. 195

  4. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Virgin challenging Mid-field by mid-season
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Schueys Neck putting him out
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Liuzzi
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Di Resta
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    New teams for next season
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Felipe
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    1
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    No
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    HRT
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    The Hulk
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Silverstone
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Lewis
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Jenson
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Sutil
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Korea
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    McLaren
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Lewis
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    340

  5. Awesome article Kieth, but i will only answer some questions:
    6 Hamilton
    7 Alonso
    8 2
    10 HRT (Campos)
    11 Hulkenberg
    16 Virgin

  6. 1. Sauber. But STR and Renault are in that mix too!
    2. How uncompetitive Rosberg is.
    3. Alguesuari, but Buemi can never be safe under Tost’s management.
    4. I’d like to say Heidfeld, but Ricciardo is the logical choice.
    5. Engine regulations for 2013
    6. Hamilton.
    7. Alonso.
    8. 2
    9. Nope
    10. Virgin
    11. Hulkenberg
    12. Brazil
    13. Massa
    14. Hamilton
    15. Di Grassi
    16. Lotus
    17. Brazil
    18. Red Bull
    19. Sebastien Vettel
    20. 216

  7. 1. Rosberg outperforming Schumacher
    2. HRT not making it to the end of the season
    3. Buemi
    4. Hartley
    5. Dispute over blown rear wings
    6. Hamilton
    7. Alonso
    8. 3
    9. No
    10. Lotus
    11. Kobayashi
    12. Spa
    13. Alonso
    14. Hamilton
    15. Alguersuari
    16. Virgin
    17. Brazil
    18. Ferrari
    19. Hamilton
    20. 102

    1. 102? Revised points system?

    2. We want turbos
      11th March 2010, 12:15

      Think you may have forgotton about points changes!

      1. ah yes, of course! lets go with 267 then…

  8. Nice work Keith!

    1. The new teams quickly finding their feet and putting pressure on STR and FI.
    2. Renault finally pulling out of F1.
    3. Jaime Alguersuari
    4. Brandon Hartley
    5. VW/Audi announcing that they will only come into F1 if they are allowed to use Diesel engines.
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. 2
    9. No
    10. Virgin
    11. Bruno Senna, despite HRT’s lack of pace.
    12. Monaco
    13. Fernando Alonso
    14. Michael Schumacher
    15. Karun Chandhok
    16. Lotus
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. McLaren
    19. Lewis Hamilton
    20. 250

  9. 1. Williams getting a win this season…I know unlikely but it can’t really be a surprise if any of us are right anyway :P
    2. HRT leaving but that’s quite an easy one so I’ll say Branson deciding he can’t be bothered with F1
    3. Jaime Alguersuari
    4. Daniel Ricciardo
    5. Not sure, I doubt Flav will be back causing trouble, expect the FIA to get some grief with the new teams but that was under Max anyway
    6. Hamilton-but it won’t be by a massive gap
    7. Felipe Massa , my head does say Alonso but I can’t help bnut feel optimistic forn Massa
    8. 2 or 3. I’ll say 3 ‘for sure’
    9. No. But if he keeps crashing in rally and Citroen get fed up then yes but I don’t see it happening and to be honest (as Kimi would say) I don’t really care anymore :P
    10. HRT should with lack of testing but I’ll go out on a limb and say Virgin
    11. Impressive? Kamui Kobayashi his aggressive style will just get more support. Hulkenberg will be the better and quicker driver however.
    12. Interlagos closely followed by Canada
    13. Hamilton as the Mclaren will probably be the quicker car.
    14. Alonso or Massa. I’ll say Massa just based on his 08 pole lap.
    15. Chandhok
    16. Lotus
    17.Interlagos
    18. Ferrari
    19. Massa. Alonso pushing him all the way and Michael making a good fight. Hamilton well in the mix too
    20. I’m not very good at maths (well really it’s just laziness) so I’m picking a random number of 300

    I do expect Alonso to win the title but I feel confident for Felipe. I know I have bias but in 07, 08 and 09 before the seasons I never would have said he would win if that helps :P

    1. Woah… atleast someone gives some sort of regard to Massa. Good one. Its a long short but I hope Massa wins it.

      1. Well I am a big fan but if I’m bruta;;y honest I enever expected him to get very far in 08 but look what happened. I just feel that he’s returning which will give him more hunger, had his fair share of bad fortune, Ferrari seem to have a good car, Alonso’s still settling in, Massa’s damn good at qualifying and seems to be able to up his game when he needs to. I just think that if he’s ever going to do it (and I think he can/will) then 2010 looks the best chance.

  10. 1. WILLIAMS WINNIG IN CANADA WITH RUBENS BARRICHELLO
    2. VIRGIN FIRST FISNISHING A RACE IN GERMANY
    3. KARUN CHANDHOCK
    4. JOSE MARIA LOPEZ
    5. THE LAST PLACE ON THE 2011 ENTRY LIST
    6. BUTTON
    7. ALONSO
    8. THREE
    9. NO
    10. VIRGIN
    11. NICO HULKENBERG
    12. MELBOURNE
    13. MASSA
    14. BUTTON
    15. GLOCK
    16. LOTUS
    17. ABU DHABI
    18. FERRARI
    19. FERNANDO ALONSO
    20. 299

  11. Why is everyone saying HRT quitting as the worse surprise, it wont be a surprise when it happens, we all expect it!

    The worst surprise would be Jean Todt coming out and saying he signed a contract which makes Mosley the head of the FIA again.

    Ill answer the rest of the questions in a bit.

    1. it wont be a surprise when it happens, we all expect it

      That’s why it’ll be the worst surprise.

  12. Great questions! Do you have any of these for previous years, so we can all look back in shame?
    1. Best surprise: Williams wins a race
    2. Worst: Korea track turns out to be rubbish (maybe not a surprise to everybody)
    3. Replaced: Adrian Sutil
    4. Replaced by: Paul di Resta
    5. Political story: Stewards’ decisions and penalties.
    6. Most points: Hamilton
    7. Most points: Alonso
    8. Schumacher wins: 3
    9. Räikkönen returns: no
    10. Worst reliability: Virgin
    11. Impressive newcomer: Hulkenberg
    12. Entertaining race: Canada
    13. Most poles: Vettel
    14. Monaco: Alonso
    15. First retirement: Sutil
    16. Best new team: Lotus
    17. Drivers’ title won at: Abu Dhabi
    18. Constructors’ champions: Ferrari
    19. Drivers’ champion: Alonso
    20. How many points: 285

  13. Ned Flanders
    11th March 2010, 12:14

    1. Felipe Massa (beating Alonso)
    2. How few points the new teams will score (I predict none)
    3. Vitaly Petrov
    4. Ho Pin Tung
    5. Who knows? Alonso throwing his toys out the pram at Ferrari
    6. Hamilton
    7. Massa
    8. 2
    9. No
    10. Virgin
    11. Nico Hulkenberg
    12. The wettest one!
    13. Lewis Hamilton
    14. Michael Schumacher
    15. Karun Chandok
    16. Lotus
    17. Abu Dhabi (Bernie will see to that…)
    18. Ferrari
    19. Lewis Hamilton
    20. 127

    1. Ned Flanders
      11th March 2010, 12:16

      oops forgot the point system has changed! My new prediction for Q20 is 264

      1. School boy error.

  14. 1. Rubens Barrichello winning a wet Brazilian Grand Prix
    2. Red Bull end up 4th, far off their aim of winning both championships
    3. Karun Chandhok
    4. Oh I dunno… Jacques Villeneuve? (fingers crossed)
    5. I really don’t know, but they’ll think of something that will highly annoy us all.
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. 3
    9. Yes
    10. Hispania
    11. Nico Hulkenburg
    12. Belgium
    13. Michael Schumacher
    14. Lewis Hamilton
    15. Timo Glock
    16. Lotus
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. McLaren
    19. Fernando Alonso
    20. 256

  15. 1. A team outside the top four getting a win.
    2. The title races won’t be as close between as many drivers/teams as we all hope.
    3. Jamie Alguersuari
    4. Daniel Ricciardo
    5. The current new teams and the selection process for 2011.
    6. Lewis Hamilton to score more, but Jenson Button will be closer than some think when he is fully settled in the team.
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. Three
    9. No, I don’t think we will see Kimi Raikkonen back in F1 unless Rallying is a complete failure for him and he can get a drive at a top F1 team.
    10. HRT
    11. Nico Hulkenberg
    12. On recent form Brazil.
    13. Lewis Hamilton
    14. Fernando Alonso
    15. Karun Chandhok
    16. Lotus
    17. Brazil
    18. Ferrari
    19. Fernando Alonso
    20. 286

  16. 1.Kobayashi will win one race
    2.Bernie Ecclestone will leave F1
    3. Jaime Alguersuari
    4.Nick Heidfeld
    5.I don’t know….
    6.Lewis Hamilton
    7.Fernando Alonso
    8.Five
    9.No
    10.HRT
    11.Kamui Kobayashi
    12.Abu Dhabi GP
    13.Lewis Hamilton
    14.Fernano Alonso
    15.Karun Chandhok
    16.Lotus
    17.Abu Dhabi GP
    18.Ferrari
    19.Michael Schumacher
    20.287

  17. 1. Once again Toro Rosso
    2. The dead-slow Lotus
    3. Vitantonio Liuzzi
    4. Paul Di Resta (obviously)
    5. Ferrari’s continued rants aimed at the new teams and at Mosley
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Felipe Massa
    8. four
    9. No
    10. Virgin
    11. Kamui Kobayashi
    12. Bahrain, just because the teams haven’t sorted out their strategies yet and the cars haven’t run in the heat yet
    13. Sebastian Vettel
    14. Michael Schumacher
    15. An over-ambitious rookie, propably Petrov
    16. HRT with one lucky point
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. Red Bull
    19. Michael Schumacher
    20. around 250

  18. 1. Confirmation of Indian GP
    2. Schumacher quitting midway due to neck muscle strain.
    3. Jaime Alguersuari
    4.
    5. Lack of overtaking/night races
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. 2
    9. Yes in RB.
    10. HRT/Virgin
    11. Nico Hülkenberg
    12. Spa
    13. Lewis
    14. Lewis
    15. Glock
    16. Lotus
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. Ferrari
    19. F.Alonso
    20. 248

    1. Confirmation of Indian GP

      Wow, that was fast: Ecclestone confirms 2011 Indian Grand Prix

      1. Awesome! I just hope they design a great track…

        I will also bump up my points predictions to 270 considering the extra race this year…

  19. 1. Paul Di Resta winning at Monza after replacing Sutil mid-season. Although I do like Vlad’s idea of a Willaims winning in Cananda.
    2. A sand-storm stopping the race in Bahrain
    3. Sutil for Di Resta at Hungary after Di Resta had shown amazing speed on Fridays and Luizzi had outdriven Sutil
    4. See Above
    5. I don’t know but I’m sure it’ll have the suffix ‘gate’
    6. Hamilton
    7. Alonso
    8. 1, Spa
    9. No
    10. Virgin
    11. Paul di Resta
    12. Canada
    13. Fernando Alonso
    14. Fernando Alonso
    15. Di Grassi
    16. Lotus probably by the end of the year
    17. Singapore
    18. Ferrrari
    19. Fernando Alonso
    20. Far too many because of a silly points system. But it’ll add up to about 130/140 points in old money.

  20. Prisoner Monkeys
    11th March 2010, 12:27

    1. What will be the best surprise?
    The competitiveness of the new teams by season’s end

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Flavio forces his way back into the paddock (or at least tries to)

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Vitantonio Liuzzi

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Paul di Resta

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Ferrari and the new teams

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis Hamilton, but it will be closer than most people are willing to give Jenson Button credit for

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Fernando Alonso, but it will be another close one and Ferrari’s undoing in their bid for both titles

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    Two or three

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    No

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Scuderia Toro Rosso

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Vitaly Petrov will surprise

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Bahrain (first race of the season), Hungary (seven different winners from seven different races … until 2009)

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Tie between Felipe Massa and Leiws Hamilton

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Jenson Button

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Pedro de la Rosa

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Virgin Racing

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Korea, if not Japan

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Mercedes GP

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Sebastian Vettel

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    More than 225, less than 275

    1. More than 225, less than 275

      Now come on Prisoner Monkeys I expect better than that! Give us a real number :-)

      1. Prisoner Monkeys
        11th March 2010, 12:47

        It’s midnight and my head hurts!

        So no.

        1. You could have just taken the mode of your range which is 250, similar to others guesses and pretty reasonable.

          1. Mean*, not mode.

  21. 1. Hulkenburg regularly scoring points and maybe a podium
    2. red bull not matching mclaren, ferrari and mercedes, finishing a lonely 4th
    3. Chandcock
    4. Probably no one because HRT can’t afford to race two cars
    5. some crazy steward decision affecting the title race
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. 2, germany and monza
    9. Yes with Red Bull taking Marks seat :(
    10. Virgin
    11. Nico Hulckenburg, he will comfortably outperform Kobayshi and other rookies
    12. Australia, always throws up a good race, pitty its no longer the first round of the championship
    13. Felipe Massa
    14. Lewis Hamilton
    15. Chandock will not select first gear on parade lap
    16. Lotus
    17. Brazil (again, should be the final race, way better atmosphere)
    18. Ferrari
    19. Fernando Alonso
    20. 412 points

    1. Chandcock… LOL

  22. It’s hard to answer all but I’ll do some.

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Ans: Lewis.
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Ans: Alonso.
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Ans: Vettel.
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Ans: Alonso.
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Ans: Lotus.
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ans: Mercedes
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Ans: Michael

  23. 1. HRT making it to end of season
    2. Renault (Company) withdrawing support for team.
    3. Lucas di Grassi
    4. Davide Valsecchi
    5. Modern tyres, i.e. small side walls.
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. Two
    9. No
    10. HRT
    11. Nico Hülkenberg
    12. Spa-Francorchamps
    13. Fernando Alonso
    14. Jensen Button
    15. Lucas di Grassi
    16. LOtus
    17. ABU DHABI
    18. McLaren
    19. Sebastian Vettel
    20. 297

  24. Mercedes easily the best new team, they are technically a new team after all.

  25. 1. HRT scoring a point
    2. Schuey’s neck giving up on him before the end of the season.
    3. Jaime Alguersuari
    4. Brendon Hartley
    5. Budget cap actually agreed for 2011
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. 4
    9. No
    10. HRT
    11. Kamui Kobayashi
    12. Brazil
    13. Hamilton
    14. Hamilton
    15. Brendon Hartley
    16. Lotus
    17. Brazil
    18. Ferrari
    19. Hamliton
    20. 208

  26. 1. Sebastian Loeb driving an F1 Car
    2. Schumacher’s neck giving in and having to miss a race
    3. Hai-Meee Alg-Ay-Swarray
    4. Brendon Hartely
    5. Someone being excluded from races for dangerous driving
    6. Hamilton
    7. Alonso
    8. 3
    9. Hopefully yes
    10. Virgin
    11. Nico Hulkinberg
    12. Turkey
    13. Vettel
    14. Rosberg
    15. Alguasari (crash)
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. Ferrari
    19. Fernando
    20. 236

    1. 16 should be Lotus

  27. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    A team other than the “Big 4” winning a race.

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    A driver getting replaced, or a team failing to complete the seaosn.

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Algusauri or Schumacher… if his neck doesnt hold out

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    If Algusuari then probably Hartley, if Schumacher then Heidfield for sure

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Diffusers probably, Mclaren’s rear wing

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Hard to call this early, but I reckon Lewis by a small margin

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso, easily

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    I reckon 4 is a distinct possibility

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    Depends how the rallying goes. As it stands, it wouldnt suprise me if he did

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Virgin, Lotus and HRT

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    The Hulk or Koby

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Monaco is generally a good one. Any race which is wet will always be a barrel of laughs

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Alonso

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Too early to call.

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Tough one. Could be anyone going into the first corner

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Sauber, if you count them as a new.

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Korea

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Alonso/Hamilton/Scumacher/Button/Vettel – Take your pick

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    A lot! Could break the 250 barrier?

    1. Sauber, if you count them as a new.

      I don’t – they raced last year, just had a change of owner. Even the name is (rather oddly) the same.

      By ‘new teams’ I meant Lotus, Virgin and HRT.

      1. In which case it’s a tough one to call… haha

        HRT is an unknown due to their lack of runing

        Lotus is just miles off the pace. A real suprise for a Mike Gascoyne inspired motor

        Virgin have had poor reliability, and I expect that to remain the case at least until after Canada.

        I might just say HRT for the hell of it =D

        1. who knows, maybe HRT will be faster then the rest by 3 secs in Bahrain!

  28. 1. Virgin’s pace midseason
    2. Rubens Barrichello
    3. No replacements this year
    4. Not applicable
    5. Something with Flavio Briatore
    6. Hamilton
    7. Alonso
    8. 2
    9. No
    10. Lotus
    11. Nico Hulkenberg
    12. Brazil
    13. Alonso
    14. Schumacher
    15. Sutil (first corner crash but who will he take with him?)
    16. Virgin
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. Red Bull
    19. Alonso
    20. 239

  29. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Force India becoming a force to be reckoned with
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Back markers not relatively improving at all.
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Schumacher
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Heidfield
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Massa friction
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    1
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    Yes
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Virgin
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Kobayashi
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Brazil
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Lewis
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Alonso
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Chandhok
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Final race – Abu Dhabi
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Lewis
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    More than the others

    1. More than the others

      Worst answer ever!

      1. haha sorry, I was in a rush and couldn’t be bothered to work out the number or wins, seconds, thirds etc I thought Lewis would get.

      2. Lol! I don’t know why but that seemed the sort of answer Kimi would give :P

        1. Stop pining – he’s off with his voddy playing in the mud now ;)

  30. 1. Sauber getting some podiums
    2. Renault
    3. Pedro de la Rosa
    4. That’s a though one
    5. USF1 wanting to get back in
    6. Hamilton
    7. Alonso
    8. None
    9. Nope
    10. HRT
    11. Hulkenberg
    12. Spa
    13. Hamilton
    14. Alonso
    15. Karun Chandhok
    16. Lotus
    17. Last race
    18. Mclaren
    19. Hamilton
    20. 277

  31. Andrew White
    11th March 2010, 13:03

    1. What will be the best surprise?
    All the new teams will score points this season.
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Another political scandal despite the departure of Max Mosley.
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Jaime Alguersuari
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Brendon Hartley
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Controversy surrounding the choice of the 13th entry for next year
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis Hamilton, but not by a huge amount
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Fernando Alonso, again not by a huge amount
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    Three
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    No
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    HRT
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Nico Hulkenberg
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Canada, closely followed by Belgium
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Fernando Alonso
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Lewis Hamilton
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Vitaly Petrov at the first corner
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus will be fastest by the end of the year (out of the new teams)
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Abu Dhabi (I hope)
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Fernando Alonso
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    244

    1. Andrew White
      11th March 2010, 13:09

      Actually, on question 20, I forgot there are now 19 races, so bump that up to 264. :)

  32. 1. Button outperforming Hamilton
    2. HRT quitting in the mid-season
    3. Schumacher
    4. Heidfeld
    5. Finding tyre-supplier for 2011
    6. Button
    7. Alonso
    8. 0
    9. No
    10. Lotus
    11. Kobayashi
    12. Spa
    13. Hamilton
    14. Kubica
    15. Glock
    16. Virgin
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. Ferrari
    19. Alonso
    20. 253

  33. Long time reader first time contributor……

    1. New stewards system working well
    2. Schumacher retirement with neck injury
    3. Jamie Algushari
    4. Hartley
    5. Who the back markers let past easily
    6. Lewis (head not heart)
    7. Massa, Alonso good a 2 stop sprinting. Not convinced he will handle full fuel that well.
    8. 3
    9. No
    10. HRT
    11. Kobayashi
    12. Brazil
    13. Alonso
    14. Kubica (shorter wheelbase will handle track better)
    15. HRT (Chandok)
    16. Virgin (development pace with CFD)
    17. Brazil
    18. Mclaren
    19. Lewis
    20. 275

    1. Always good to hear from a new commenter! Welcome JediJames.

  34. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Sauber BMW

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Renault

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Petrov

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Don’t know

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Aerodynamic devices

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    5

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    No
    10
    . Who will have the worst reliability?
    Hispania

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Kobayashi, for sure!

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Korean

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Hamilton

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Hamilton

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Chandok

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Abu Dhabi

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Schumacher

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    260

  35. 1. Kimi Raikkonen showing up to watch a GP w/ a popsicle in his mouth.

  36. 1. 7 different race winners
    2. The number of Hamilton’s DNFs
    3. Alguersuari
    4. Hartley
    5. FIA selection of replacement teams for 2011
    6. Button
    7. Alonso
    8. Five
    9. No
    10. Virgin
    11. Kobayashi
    12. Japan
    13. Vettel
    14. Rosberg
    15. di Grassi
    16. Lotus
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. Ferrari
    19. Schumacher
    20. 276

  37. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    A: Kobayashi.

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    A: Hamilton.

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    A: That Russian guy.

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    A: That Chinese guy.

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    A: Don’t know.

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    A: Probably Button by a small margin.

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    A: Alonso.

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    A: None.

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    A: Yes.

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    A: The Virgin car.

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    A: Kobayashi.

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    A: Don’t know.

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    A: Alonso.

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    A: Alonso.

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    A: Schumacher.

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    A: They’re all rubbish.

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    A: Singapore or sooner.

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    A: Ferrari.

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    A: Alonso.

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    A: 475 points.

    1. 475??!! You are going for Alonso winning ALL races then…

      1. Yes, I do.

  38. The Comedian 39
    11th March 2010, 13:17

    1.) Schumacher surprises everyone by sabotaging Mercedes and returning to Ferrari becuase Massa is unable to continue racing.
    2.) Karun Chandhok slowly limps around tthe track at evry race in the HRT, leading to numerous jokes about his ‘bedroom life’
    3 & 4.) Nico Roberg mysteriously dissapears so Nick Heidfelf has to replace him from Australlia
    5.) Numerous mistakes at Mercedes, unknown to them it was Schumacher sabotaging them.
    6.) Button marginally as Hamilton keeps looking at Button’s no.1, thinkin ‘isnt that mine’ before crashing.
    7.) Alonso as Massa ‘retires’ with his injuries.
    8.) 5 with Ferrari after the sabotage of Mercedes
    9.) Yes and he will continue the trend of crashing like in rally :D
    10.) Mercedes, numerous engine problems but no engine problems for McLaren or Force India strangely.
    11.) Brunno Senna, as he manages to finsih a race in the HRT.
    12.) The German GP – who do the german fans choose: Schuey or Mercedes??
    13.) Sutil ;)
    14.)Schumacher was leading Massa until the last lap when he runs wide allowing Massa through and blocks Heidfeld, like he did in Monaco a few years ago.
    15.) Rosberg, as his car didnt get flown in.
    16.) Virgin,
    17.) Schumacher wins the title in Korea
    18.) Ferrari, thanks to Schumacher.
    19.) Look at 17 :)
    20.) 197

    I think i have 0.01% chance of being correct, eh? :D

    1. If the sabotage is true then you are on pole :-)
      (by the way where is Rosberg?)

      1. The Comedian 39
        11th March 2010, 16:00

        Nobody knows…. :S

  39. 1. Stefan GP will be granted entry? (No idea if this can really happen)
    2. Ferrari will get away with even more blatant offences!
    3. Vitantonio Liuzzi
    4. Paul di Resta
    5. Not sure if this could be political or not but I think the lack of overtaking will be one of the biggest talking points…
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Alonso
    8. 2-3
    9.? no
    10. Virgin
    11. Kobayashi
    12. Brazil
    13. Hamilton
    14. Alonso
    15. Virgin
    16. Lotus
    17. Brazil
    18. Ferrari
    19. Alonso (but I hope not!)
    20. No idea! 250+ maybe

  40. 1.Renault is definitely going to be best surprise.

  41. Nathan Bradley
    11th March 2010, 13:24

    1 Virgin being in the top 10 by season’s end
    2. Since HRT won’t be a suprise at all, probably Jean Todt’s new enginge regulations.
    3. Karun Chandhok
    4. Daniel Riccardo
    5. Flavio being reinstated.
    6. Lewis.
    7. Fernando.
    8. 2
    9. No
    10. HRT
    11. Kobayashi
    12. Korea (as long as it isn’t another Tilkedrone)
    13. Lewis.
    14. Felipe
    15. Karun
    16. Virgin.
    17. Brazil.
    18. Ferrari.
    19. Lewis
    20. 227.

  42. 1. Pedro De La Rosa on the podium(s)
    2. Virgin’s pace
    3. None
    4. None
    5. Tyre Supplier for 2011
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. One
    9. No
    10. Virgin
    11. Kamui Kobayashi
    12. Belgium
    13. Felipe Massa
    14. Fernando Alonso
    15. Lucas Di Grassi
    16. Lotus
    17. Korea
    18. Ferrari
    19. Fernando Alonso
    20. 320

  43. Here goes:

    1. Senna scoring on his debut.
    2. Lotus being fast, but DNQing for 20 out of 38 starts.
    3. Sutil
    4. Paffett
    5. New rules and Concorde Agreement for 2013 and beyond.
    6. Hamilton
    7. Massa
    8. Four
    9. No
    10. Lotus
    11. Hülkenberg
    12. Canada
    13. Vettel
    14. Schumacher
    15. Chandhok
    16. Fastest: Lotus; most points: Virgin
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. Ferrari
    19. Vettel
    20. Under 20 more than his closest competitor.

  44. 1. What will be the best surprise? A Kobayashi podium
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Button beating Hamilton
    3. Which driver will be replaced first? Alguersuari
    4. Who will he be replaced by? Ricciardo
    5. What will be the biggest political story? Hamilton having a victory taken off him
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? Hamilton
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win? 2
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? No
    10. Who will have the worst reliability? Virgin
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)? Kobayashi
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race? Canada
    13. Who will set the most pole positions? Vettel
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Button
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain? Chandok
    16. Which will be the best new team? Sauber
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? Brazil
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mclaren
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso
    20. How many points will the winning driver score? 233 (That’s a tricky one!)

  45. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    A: Virging finishing in 4th in WCC
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    A: Poor reliability for RedBull
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    A: Alguersuari
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    A: Senna
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    A: Bridgestone being replaced by Goodyear
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    A: Hamilton
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    A: Massa
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    A: 2
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    A: Yes!
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    A: HRT
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    A: Lucas diGrassi
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    A: Brazil
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    A: Vettel
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    A: Vettel
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    A: HRT
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    A: Virgin
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    A: Brazil
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    A: RBR
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    A: Vettel
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    A: About 270

  46. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    – Raikkonen announced with Red Bull for 2011.

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    – HRT pulling out midseason, thereby leaving Bruno Senna without a seat.

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Karun Chandok.

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    – Ho Pin Tung (hoping to receive some fat Chinese investment in the process).

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    – The confusion/complication of; and failure to improve overtaking/racing supposed to have been supplied by the new technical rules (yet again).

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    – Lewis Hamilton (which will finally signal the end of Button).

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    – Fernando Alonso.

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    – Five.

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    – No, sadly.

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    – HRT.

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    – Nico Hulkenberg (though his car will not allow him the rookie seasons Hamilton and Villeneuve enjoyed).

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    – Japan.

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Lewis Hamilton (followed by Massa and Vettel equally).

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Lewis Hamilton (sadly).

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    – Buemi, followed closely by Liuzzi (maybe together, even). The new teams will reach the first corner when the others are already half a lap away – no danger of a pile-up for them, then.

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    – Lotus.

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    – Round 18: Interlagos, Brazil.

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    – Ferrari.

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    – Fernando Alonso (a hair’s breadth from Michael Schumacher, very similar to 2006. Hamilton third).

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    – 289.

    1. Aren’t one and nine a bit of a contradiction?

  47. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Williams winning their first race since 2004
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    The majority of races being boring. :(
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    None
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Hopefully none.
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    Two
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    Yes
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Virgin
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Hulkenberg and Kobash
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Brazil
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Lewis
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Lewis
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    A Virgin
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Abu Dhabi
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Lewis
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    I dunno, 265?

  48. 1. Nico Hulkenburg
    2. Sauber not being nearly as quick as testing suggested
    3. Sebastian Buemi
    4. Daniel Ricciardo
    5. The new concorde agreement
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso (but only just!)
    8. 1
    9. No
    10. Virgin
    11. Nico Hulkenburg (see 1.!)
    12. Canada (thank god it’s back!)
    13. Lewis Hamilton
    14. Sebastian Vettel
    15. Karun Chandhok (or failing that, Bruno Senna)
    16. Lotus (assuming Mercedes and Sauber dont count as ‘new’… if they do, Mercedes!)
    17. The last one.
    18. Ferrari
    19. Fernando Alonso
    20. 235

  49. 1. What will be the best surprise? – Virgin Winning a race

    2. What will be the worst surprise? – F1 going to Sky

    3. Which driver will be replaced first? – Vitantonio Liuzzi

    4. Who will he be replaced by? – Paul di Resta

    5. What will be the biggest political story? – Bernie resigning

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? – Jenson Button

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? – Felipe Massa

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win? – 5

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? – Yes

    10. Who will have the worst reliability? – HRT

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)? – Kamui Kobayashi

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race? – Korean

    13. Who will set the most pole positions? – Jenson Button

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Mark Webber

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain? – Karun Chandhok

    16. Which will be the best new team? – Virgin

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? – Abu Dhabi

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship? – McLaren-Mercedes

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship? – Jenson Button

    20. How many points will the winning driver score? 365

  50. Karun is name mentioned moret than anyone…Why is that so..?? Is he a such a bad driver..??If so y did HRT sign him..??

    1. Agree with you. Little too harsh on him, may be because he was the last to make it. I think there’s not much between chandhok, petrov, digrassi or senna. Not many will agree, i know. Atlest we can read something from Qno. 15 in two days time.

    2. He is mentioned for first Bahrain retirement (Question 15) because the HRT hasn’t turned a wheel yet while Lotus and Virgin have had testing days to identify any major reliability issues.

      Therefore the HRT is probably the car most likely to fail and Chandhok is one of the HRT drivers. F1 fans usually like the Senna name so probably subconciously that is why they choose Chandhok’s car to break down first over Senna’s. Then crash wise I think Senna is rated as a better driver and it is thought that Chandhok has a greater chance of making a driver error early in the race. Of course these are guesses and assumptions.

      As for Chandhok being replaced (Question 3), there is probably some sentiment that he did not do well enough in GP2 last season to get a F1 drive and his seat was part bought and part negotiated by Bernie because he wanted to increase F1’s take up and profile in India (Emerging F1 market which will hold it’s first race next year).

      Personally I will let his racing do the talking, some drivers have off seasons and some take to F1 without shining in other series. Kobayashi finished a lacklustre 16th last year in GP2 but his F1 races last year showed he could handle an F1 car, scoring points in only his second race. Chandhok has to prove himself in my eyes, just like Di Grassi, Petrov and the Hulk.

  51. 1. Renault and R.Kubica fighting in TOP3
    2. M.Schumacher and his unfair fight at track
    3. J. Alguersuari
    4. Riccardo
    5. New teams in 2011
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. None
    9. No
    10. HRT
    11. Nico Hulkenberg
    12. Brazil
    13. Lewis Hamilton
    14. Lewis Hamilton
    15. Heikki Kovalainen
    16. Virgin
    17. Brazil
    18. Ferrari
    19. Lewis Hamilton
    20. 287

  52. 1. The Hulk in the Williams.
    2. Force India being weaker than testing suggested.
    3. Noone.
    4. Noone.
    5. The golden wheel things on Ferrari’s car being deemed illegal a couple races into the season resulting in debates about the points they’ve already scored.
    6. Hamilton.
    7. Alonso.
    8. Two at max.
    9. Unless he’s offered a fortune at either the WCC winning or runner-up car, no.
    10. Virgin.
    11. Hulkenberg and Kobayashi.
    12. Spa, Montreal and Interlagos!
    13. Hamilton.
    14. Vettel.or Hulkenberg.
    15. Virgin will lose its virginity first I reckon.
    16. Lotus.
    17. Last or I’ll kill myself.
    18. Ferrari.
    19. Alonso.
    20. I wanted to say 110, but then I reckoned the new point system does not work that way, so I’ll say that 110 is 11 wins in the old system, so I’ll say 275!

  53. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Nico Rosberg

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    I do fear someone will be hurt this season due to the new teams running largely untested cars/drivers – I hope this isn’t the case.
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Michael Schumacher
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Nick Heidfeld
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Webber crashing
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Hamilton
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Massa
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    0
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    Yes
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Sauber
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Nico Hulkenberg
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Definitely not Korea!
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Lewis Hamilton
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Fernando Alonso
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Bruno Senna
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Sauber
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Monza
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    McLaren
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Fernando Alonso
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    120

    1. 20. 260 (sorry, forgot about another change!)

    2. 20. 260 (sorry, forgot about another change!)
      Oh, and I have Alonso winning the WDC with Massa having more points…!

      1. If that happens we’re in for one hell of a WMSC hearing…

  54. 1. Button beating Hamilton
    2. Kamui Kobayashi not performing well
    3. Sutil
    4. Paul Di Resta
    5. Stewards Crazy Rulings
    6. Button
    7. Alonso
    8. 8
    9. Yes
    10. Virgin
    11. Kamui Kobayashi
    12. Spa
    13. Alonso
    14. Schumacher
    15. Sutil
    16. Sauber
    17. Interlagos
    18. Mercedes Gp
    19. Schumacher
    20. 245

  55. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Lotus gaining a point
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Schumacher not winning a race
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    None
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Himself
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Reducing Aerodynamics
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Hamilton
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Felipe
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    3
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    No – He will enjoy his relax life breaking Citroen Cars
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    HRT
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Would like to say Senna but will go for Kobayashi
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Spa
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Hamilton
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Hamilton
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Karun Chandhok
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Brasil
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    McLaren
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Hamilton
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    248

  56. Keith agree with all your predictions but personally would like Kimi back.

    I definetly would like Mercedes as WCC and Michael as WDC. Lewis taking poles and coming on top of Button is exactly true. Alonso will have an upperhand over Massa but would like Massa on top of Alonso.

    It may be too much for asking but just imagine Michael lapping Alonso. What will be the reaction of the Ferrari pit crew?

    1. I’d like him back too – five champions on the grid would be great. Then we just need to find a car for Jacques Villeneuve…

  57. 1. Kobayashi and Sauber
    2. Button being very slow at McLaren
    3. Schumacher
    4. Heidfeld
    5. Unfair penalties
    6. Hamilton
    7. Alonso
    8. 1 (Belgium)
    9. No
    10. Virgin
    11. Kobayashi
    12. Silverstone
    13. Hamilton
    14. Hamilton
    15. Chandhok
    16. Lotus
    17. The last one
    18. Ferrari
    19. Alonso
    20. 287

  58. McLarens rear wing has passed FIA Inspection :)

    1. Yay! Thanks Pat!

  59. Edward Marshall
    11th March 2010, 14:22

    1. What will be the best surprise?
    Sauber podium
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Serious crash
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    None
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    No one
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Rule Breaking
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis H
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    2
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? No
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Virgin
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie?
    Kobayashi
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Spa
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Alonso
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Button
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain? Hispanic Racing
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Virgin
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Last
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Lewis H
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    80

    1. 80 points is a bit over 3 wins…there is a new points system this year!

  60. So Massa is being taken for dead ahn?
    Lest time I saw something like this was when Kimi came to Ferrari. Three years later he got the boot and guess who is still there to compete with Alonso?

  61. Osmar Cassão
    11th March 2010, 14:27

    1. What will be the best surprise?
    Rubens Barrichello
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Rubens Barrichello

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Rubens Barrichello x Shummacher
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Button
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    Zero
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    Only if he dont kill herself on wrc
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Renault Engine
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Hulk have best chances with williams
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Canada (the brakes will be serious issue)
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Alonso
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Rubens Barrichello
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    HRT
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    The last one
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Vettel
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    306

  62. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    The underestimated Renualt getting back to their winning ways.

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Rosberg quitting after he realizes that he’s number two and always will be.

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Liuzzi

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    di Resta

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Jean Todt being too friendly towards Ferrari

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis, big time.

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Fernando, not so big as everybody expects but it will be enough to make Massa’s days at Ferrari over.

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    No more than three

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    He’s gone. Forever.

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Virgin and HRT

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Kobayashi. From the real rookies – Petrov might show us some good racing.

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Spa!

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Lewis the Speed Demon.

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Fernando or Michael

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Both HRT drivers at the same lap, probably crashing with each other ;) Or with Virgin ;)

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus.

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Brazil

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Lewis/Fernando/Seb, with emphasis on Fernando.

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    285?

  63. This is a great idea Keith. :)

    1. One of the new teams running competitive times, and maybe even getting into the points.
    2. One of the new teams dropping out.
    3. Alguersuari and/or Buemi. It’s a given, really.
    4. Daniel Ricciardo (or is it Ricciardello? I can’t remember :P.)
    5. Yet more unnecessary rule changes. :(
    6. Hamilton. Button is consistent, but I don’t see him at the tip of the field.
    7. Alonso. Sorry Felipe, but your injury may very well set you back.
    8. At the very least, 3.
    9. Nope… I believe he’s happy where he is now.
    10. Virgin or HRT.
    11. Kobayashi. He has that little something…
    12. Brazil, what else?
    13. Very up in the air. I’d say Alonso, Schumacher or Hamilton.
    14. Hamilton.
    15. One of the HRT or Virgin cars.
    16. Lotus.
    17. Abu Dhabi. I think this season will go down to the wire.
    18. Ferrari.
    19. Extremely hard to tell… I’d put my money on Alonso or Hamilton, with Schumi a very high possibility as well.
    20. Gah, you have to be kidding me… :P

  64. most people are giving Schumi a few reace wins, so how many different race winners will we have?

    1. *reace* race!

    2. We could possibly have anything up to 8 drivers winning races (both McLaren, Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes drivers)…

  65. 1. What will be the best surprise? – Korea turns out to be a good race

    2. What will be the worst surprise? – Renault withdrawing factory support

    3. Which driver will be replaced first? – I’m going to stick my head out and say no one :P

    4. Who will he be replaced by? – No one

    5. What will be the biggest political story? – New engine formula for the future

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? – Lewis Hamilton

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? – Fernando Alonso, but only just

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win? – 7

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? – No

    10. Who will have the worst reliability? – HRT, mainly due to no testing

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)? – Nico Hulkenburg

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race? – Melbourne

    13. Who will set the most pole positions? – Fernando Alonso

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Michael Schumacher

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain? – Karun Chandhok

    16. Which will be the best new team? – To most peoples’ surprise, the Virgin will be a good consistent performer. Not bad for a first time :P Right, the Virgin jokes need to stop now!

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? – Suzuka

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship? – Ferrari

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship? – Michael Schumacher, as the Ferrari drivers will compete too much for points between themselves

    20. How many points will the winning driver score? – 300

  66. James Brickles
    11th March 2010, 14:36

    1. An exceedingly close championship
    2. Renault announcing their exit
    3. Pedro de la Rosa
    4. Nick Heidfeld
    5. New Tyre Suppliers
    6. Hamilton
    7. Alonso
    8. 2
    9. Hopefully
    10. Virgin
    11. Nico Hulkenberg
    12. Australia
    13. Sebastian Vettel
    14. Lewis Hamilton
    15. Lucas Di Grassi
    16. HRT
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. Red Bull
    19. Mark Webber
    20. 252

  67. 1. What will be the best surprise? The number of different Grand-Prix winners. At least 7.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? That HRT won’t finish the season
    3. Which driver will be replaced first? None of them
    4. Who will he be replaced by? No-one
    5. What will be the biggest political story? Todt vs McLaren
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? Lewis
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? Massa
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win? 2
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? No
    10. Who will have the worst reliability? HRT
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)? Hulkenberg
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race? Spa
    13. Who will set the most pole positions? Lewis Hamilton
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Schumacher (Michael)
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain? Petrov
    16. Which will be the best new team? Virgin
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? Brazil
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Ferrari
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton
    20. How many points will the winning driver score? 275

  68. bluelotus f1
    11th March 2010, 14:42

    1. What will be the best surprise?
    Barichello owning Schumacher by the end of this year
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Schumacher pulling out mid-way due to some sort of injury
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Chandok
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Any other dude who has BIG MONEY.
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Briatore finding his way back in.
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis Hamilton
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    3
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    Yes.
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    HRT
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including
    Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Hulkenberg
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Japanese GP
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Alonso
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Vettel
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Di Grassi
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Dibs on Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Brazil
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    McLaren
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Hamilton
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    320

  69. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Eight Winners.

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Sauber runs out of money mid season

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Jaime Algesurari
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Daniel Ricardo
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Ever increasingly boarderline Double diffusers
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Hamilton
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    Three
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    Yes
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Virgin

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Kamui Kobayashi, will have the most memorable drive.

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Intergalos
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Lewis Hamilton
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Lewis Hamilton

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Lucas Di Grassi

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Lewis Hamilton

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    248

  70. Keith, you are a Michael Schumacher fan? Since when? This article: http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/f1-information/whos-who/whos-who-s/michael-schumacher/ doesn’t make you sound like a Schumi fan at all. I am very surprised.
    Anyways, my answers.

    1. What will be the best surprise? – Force India doing well
    2. What will be the worst surprise? – HRT not lasting till the end of the season
    3. Which driver will be replaced first? – Jaime
    4. Who will he be replaced by? – Can’t say, I hope Takuma Sato
    5. What will be the biggest political story? – Bernie trying to save HRT and Bruno Senna
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? – Easy one, Lewis by far
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? – Felipe
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win? – 3
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? – No
    10. Who will have the worst reliability? – HRT
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)? – Kobayashi
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race? – Brazil
    13. Who will set the most pole positions? – Lewis
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Lewis
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain? – Webber
    16. Which will be the best new team? – Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? – Brazil (as always)
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship? – Ferrari
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship? – Felipe
    20. How many points will the winning driver score? – I am not used to the new points scoring system yet. But multiplying 88 (by old system) by 2.5 gives 220, and after accounting for the extra race, I will say, [b]235 points[/b]

    1. No I’m not a Michael Schumacher fan. But I think he’ll win the title.

      1. How did you come to six wins though? This years looks so competative an Mercedes seem slightly behind, barring this upgrade being a revolution.

  71. 1. Toro Rosso winning a race
    2. Any of the teams leaving mid-season (may not be suprising, but it wouldn’t be a good thing)
    3. None
    4. None
    5. 2011 tyre supplier
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Be much closer than the Button/Hamilton battle, but I think Alonso will edge it.
    8. 1
    9. If Webber doesn’t perform then maybe.
    10. Virgin
    11. Senna or Hulkenberg
    12. Brazil
    13. Vettel (or more realistically .. Hamilton)
    14. Hamilton
    15. Heikki or Di Grassi
    16. HRT
    17. Japan or Brazil
    18. Ferrari
    19. My heart says Vettel, my head says Hamilton or Alonso
    20. 295

  72. Changing my answers to Q1 & 2,
    1. Bernie dies
    2. Bernie leaves control of FIM to the Flav in his will.

    1. I actually laughed out loud. :) Purely for the fact that Bernie will never die! :p

  73. Salut Gilles
    11th March 2010, 14:53

    1. Sauber podium in 1st third of season
    2. Bruno Senna vastly outperformed by Karun Chandok
    3. Adrian Sutil
    4. Paul Di Resta
    5. USF1 entry in 2011
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. Two
    9. No
    10. HRT
    11. Kamui Kobayashi
    12. Turkey
    13. Sebastien Vettel
    14. Jenson Button
    15. Bruno Senna
    16. Lotus
    17. Korea
    18. Ferrari
    19. Sebastien Vettel
    20. 231

  74. 1. The new teams catching up quickly
    2. Kamui Kobayashi causing some accidents
    3. Vitantionio Liuzzi
    4. Paul di Resta
    5. The next step in the budget limit/Resource agreement saga
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. 1
    9. Unfortunately no
    10. HRT
    11. Hulkenberg
    12. Spa
    13. Hamilton
    14. Hamilton
    15. Kovalainen
    16. Virgin
    17. Interlagos
    18. Ferrari
    19. Hamilton
    20. 250

  75. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    More than 5 different teams will win races
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Multiple drivers having to retire from races because of bad fuel calculations
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Chandhok
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Villeneuve
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Ferrari vs. FIA in budget cutting
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Button
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    Four
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    Yes
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Renault
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Kobayashi
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Monaco
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Vettel
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Schumacher
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Chandhok
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    The last one
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Alonso
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    250

  76. 5. What will be the biggest political story?

    Zoran Stefanovic kidnapping Jean Todt, and demanding a place on the grid in a very poorly-translated ransom note/press release. Mark my words…

    1. He only answered one, but he answered it well. I like that!

  77. 1. A good Tilke track in Korea
    2. HRT not finishing the season
    3. Vitaly Petrov
    4. Ho-Pin Tung
    5. Fighting for the open slot for 2011
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. 3
    9. No
    10. HRT
    11. Kamui Kobayashi
    12. Brazil
    13. Fernando Alonso
    14. Jenson Button
    15. Karun Chandhok
    16. Lotus (or Sauber if we are classing them as a new team)
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. McLaren
    19. Fernando Alonso
    20. 299

  78. 1. What will be the best surprise? – Keith Collantine getting his Scumacher prediction right.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? – williams team leaving formula one at the end of the season.
    3. Which driver will be replaced first? – karun chandok.
    4. Who will he be replaced by? – jacques villeneuve.
    5. What will be the biggest political story? – removal of canada once again so no north american races.
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? – lewis hamilton.
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? – felipe massa.
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win? – 2.
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? – no.
    10. Who will have the worst reliability? – virgin.
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)? – nico hulkenburg.
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race? – canada.
    13. Who will set the most pole positions? – schumacher.
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – sebastien vettel.
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain? – vitaly petrov.
    16. Which will be the best new team? – virgin.
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? – abu dhabi.
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship? – ferrari.
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship? – sebastien vettel.
    20. How many points will the winning driver score? – 305.

  79. 1. Sauber Petronas
    2. Cancellation of a race
    3. Alonso
    4. Fisichella
    5. Kers or any other green devices for the next seasons
    6. Hamilton
    7. Massa
    8. 3 races
    9. Yes, in 2010 taking over Alguersuari in the Toro Rosso
    10. Engine: Ferrari / Team: Virgin
    11. Kobayashi
    12. Suzuka
    13. Massa
    14. Hamilton
    15. Di Grassi
    16. Lotus
    17. Suzuka
    18. Mc-Laren Mercedes
    19. Lewis Hamilton
    20. 201

  80. I disagree with you Keith. I think that Vettel will be the champion this year and Red Bull will win the constructors’ championship, Ferrari will come second followed by Mercedes. The biggest surprise might be Sauber, that should win a race or two. And the first driver to be replaced is Chandhok – without testing and also not shining in gp2 he will be the slowest driver on track.

  81. 1. What will be the best surprise?Lotus
    2. What will be the worst surprise?Valencia GP
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?Jaime Alguersuari
    4. Who will he be replaced by?Hartley
    5. What will be the biggest political story?Alonso complaining about how Ferrari don’t want him to win
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?Lewis
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?Felipe
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?5
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?Yes
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?HRT
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?Nico Hulkemberg
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?Spa
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?Lewis
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?Vettel
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?Senna
    16. Which will be the best new team?Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?Brazil
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?McLaren
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?Lewis
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?355

  82. 01. Lotus scoring points more than force indea
    02. Renault quitting by the end of the year
    03. Senna
    04. maybe Lopez?
    05. Problem in-teams, concerning team mates
    06. Hamilton
    07. Massa — Forza Ferrari :D
    08. 0 – 1
    09. No
    10. HRT
    11. De LaRossa
    12. Spa
    13. Massa
    14. Alonso
    15. HRT, both cars? ;)
    16. Lotus
    17. Race 18-19. Not before, and not after! (kidding about the second part)
    18. Ferrari
    19. Massa
    20. 304

    Obviously I’m a Ferrari fan :)

  83. 1. Kobayashi
    2. Alonso and massa getting along.
    3. Vitaly Petrov
    4. Timo Glock
    5.
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Felipe Massa
    8. Seven races
    9. Yes, he has to for the love of F1.
    10. Virgin
    11. Kobayashi
    12. Spa Franchorchamps (but I am biased)
    13. Vettel
    14. Kubica
    15. Hamilton
    16. Lotus
    17. Italy Monza
    18. Red Bull Racing
    19. Vettel
    20. 986

    1. The Comedian 39
      12th March 2010, 14:32

      986?

  84. 1. Best surprise? Kobayashi wins a race
    2. Worst surprise? HRT leaving F1 (financial problems)
    3. Replaced first: Michael Schumacher
    (official version: Neck pain – inofficial version: Rosberg was faster)
    4. Replaced by: Nick Heidfeld
    5. Biggest political story: Future budget restrictions
    6. J.B vs L.H: Lewis Hamilton
    7. F.M. vs F.A.: Felipe Massa
    8. Schumacher wins: 0
    9. Räikkönen returns: Yes, with Red Bull, replacing M.W.
    10. Worst reliability: Virgin Racing
    11. Most impressive rookie: Kobayashi
    12. Most entertaining race: Brasilian GP
    13. Most poles: Felipe Massa
    14. Winner in Monaco: Lewis Hamilton
    15. First retirement at Bahrain: Bruno Senna
    16. Best new team: Lotus
    17. Drivers’ title at: Brasilian GP
    18. Constructors’ champions: Ferrari
    19. Drivers’ champion: Lewis Hamilton
    20. Winning driver score: 287

  85. 1. A Force India Win
    2. NIco Rosberg’s inability to win a race.
    3. Bruno Senna
    4. Jacues Villenuv
    5. JOhn Todd favouring Schumi
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. 2
    9.Yes
    10.Virgin
    11. Kobayashi
    12. MOntreal
    13. Massa
    14. Fernando alonso
    15. Karun Chandok
    16. Lotus
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. ferrari
    19. Fernando Alonso
    20.345

  86. 1. Pamela Anderson replacing Schumi after his neck giving up.
    2. Pamela Anderson having to leave the grid after not fitting into the cockpit behind the wheel.
    3. Go to 1.
    4. Go to 1.
    5. Enlarging cockpit area for 2011 to fit newcomers.
    6. Even Points. They fight eachother after qualy 3 at Barhein and both miss the season.
    7. Tough one, whoever gets more points at Barhein,(after Jenson and Lewis scandal they repeat the story on the second round).
    8. Just two, his second replacement (Takuma Sato) will crash his car and make it unusable for the rest of the season.
    9. Yes, but after having crushed all the Rally cars in 2010 he doesn’t find a seat for 2011, he will make his living running the crash cars in an attraction park near Helsinki.
    10. Renault wheelnuts machine.
    11. Go to 1. (by far)
    12. Spa. (not Spain)
    13. Sebastian Vettel. (he will get DSQ afterwards as the marshalls found Red Bull mixed into the fuel)
    14. Nico Rosberg will give his best here to kiss Carolina at the podium. Unluckily Alberto is the one who shows up and they live togheter hapily ever after…
    15. All the PR staff and reporters leaving the grid ahead of the warm up lap.
    16. Lotus, no doubt.
    17. Brasil with lots of caipirinhas.
    18. Not Ferrari, because of point 7. Not Mc Laren because of point 6. Not Mercedes, because Nico’s Honeymoon trip after Monaco. Not Red Bull for the fuel mix-gate. Probably Williams then.
    19. Go to 18, good boy Barrichello has his season and leaves F1 on a high.
    20. 204

    1. Hahaha good one

  87. It is not easy. I prefer discov er the future of the 20 best drivers.

  88. My comment is awaiting moderation.
    I’m pretty sure I didn’t use curse words.

  89. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Rubens Barrichello beating Michael Schumacher in the WDC

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Red Bull’s pace

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    none

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    none

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Something on a Mclaren car

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Button

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    0

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    no

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Red Bull

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Das Hulk

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Belgium

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Hamilton

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Hamilton

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Liuzzi

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Virgin

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Abu Dhabi

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Mclaren

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Button

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    278

  90. 1. A new team beating STR
    2. A new team pulling out
    3. Jaime Alguersuari
    4. Daniel Ricciardo
    5. Zoran Stefanovic and the Curse of the Undead Grand Prix Team
    6. Lewis Hamilton, by 40+ points
    7. Fernando Alonso, by 10 points or so
    8. 2
    9. No. Does anyone believe he will except Kimi fanboys?
    10. Lotus
    11. Kobayashi, by virtue of having a better car than Hulkenberg
    12. Brazil
    13. Lewis Hamilton
    14. Michael Schumacher
    15. Heikki Kovalainen
    16. Virgin
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. Ferrari
    19. Fernando Alonso
    20. 311

  91. 1. A wet race at Valencia
    2. Still no overtaking in Valencia
    3. Kamui Kobayashi
    4. Jules Bianchi
    5. LdiM pushing for 107% rule to re-introduced
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. 3
    9. No
    10. HRT
    11. The Hulk
    12. Spa
    13. Fernando Alonso
    14. Fernando Alonso
    15. Heikki Kovalainen
    16. Lotus F1
    17. Brazil
    18. Ferrari
    19. Lewis Hamilton
    20. 285

  92. Should have added at least one more: Which driver will have his name misspelled most often by people on this site? A: Caroun Chaenndock

  93. 1. There are no problems between Massa and Alonso.
    2. Schumacher off the pace (I hope I’m wrong).
    3. Michael Schumacher (Again, I hope I’m wrong).
    4. Nick Heidfeld.
    5. Someone breaks the Concord Agreement.
    6. Lewis Hamilton.
    7. Fernando Alonso.
    8. 0 (Yet again, I hope I’m wrong).
    9. No.
    10. Red Bull Racing.
    11. Kamui Kobayashi.
    12. Australia.
    13. Felipe Massa.
    14. Lewis Hamilton.
    15. Robert Kubica.
    16. Sauber (If they don’t count, then Lotus).
    17. Abu Dhabi.
    18. Ferrari.
    19. Fernando Alonso.
    20. 367.

  94. Eje Gustafsson
    11th March 2010, 16:37

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?

    Should be who will not make the starting grid. Believe HRT will have one car not on the starting grid. Virgin will have the first retirement or rather cause the first retirements.

  95. McLaren_Monkey
    11th March 2010, 16:49

    1. Senna being offered a Red Bull seat for 2011
    2. A double Lotus retirement during the Bahrain GP
    3. Lucas di Grassi
    4. Nakijima
    5. Renault given special dispensation by the FIA to improve their engine power mid season
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. 2
    9. No
    10. Lotus
    11. Hulkenburg
    12. Canada
    13. Hamilton
    14. Schumacher
    15. Alguersuari
    16. Lotus
    17. Brazil
    18. McLaren
    19. Hamilton
    20. 244

  96. 1. The Cosworth engine
    2. The Ferrari pit stop
    3. Schumacher
    4. His third driver/ A N other
    5. It will be about the rear wings…..
    6. Button
    7. Both equal
    8. 3
    9. Yes, with a Finnish team and Bernies backing
    10. Renault
    11. Jaime Alguersuari of course
    12. Turkish GP
    13. Vettel
    14. Hamilton
    15. Schumacher
    16. Lotus
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. Red Bull
    19. Hamilton
    20. 310

  97. 1. Kamui Kobiyashi out performs team mate Pedro De La Rosa and manages to get amongst the top 4 teams on occasion.
    2. HRT fails to find funding to complete the season and is forced to withdraw.
    3. Jaime Algesuari
    4. Unknown – some rookie
    5. Some upset involving McLaren, probably Hamilton
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. Two
    9. No
    10. HRT
    11. Kamui Kobayashi
    12. Monaco
    13. Fernando Alonso
    14. Lewis Hamilton
    15. Karun Chandhok
    16. Lotus
    17. Brazil
    18. Ferrari
    19. Fernando Alonso
    20. 321

  98. 1. Virgin getting points
    2. HRT not finishing the season
    3. Liuzzi
    4. De Risa
    5. F1 new teams aren’t good enough
    6. L H
    7. F M
    8. 2
    9. No
    10. Virgin
    11. K Kob
    12. Belgian
    13. F Alonso
    14. F Massa
    15. Bruno Senna
    16. Virgin
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. Mclaren
    19. S Vettel
    20. 280

    Hamilton is no1 driver without car but red bull are 2 fast

  99. 1. What will be the best surprise? – Williams fighting for title
    2. What will be the worst surprise? – Schumacher neck problem
    3. Which driver will be replaced first? – Jamie
    4. Who will he be replaced by? – whoever gets some money
    5. What will be the biggest political story? -Engine performance
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? – JB
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? – Massa
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win? – 4
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? yes
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?- Lotus
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)? Kobayashi
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race? – Spa
    13. Who will set the most pole positions? – Massa
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Rosberg
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain? – Alonso, he will see Hamilton ahead of him, loose his cool & crash :D
    16. Which will be the best new team? – Virgin
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? – last race
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship? – Mclaren
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship? – Schumacher
    20. How many points will the winning driver score? – 275 plus

  100. 1. Force India winning more than 2 races!

    2. Schumacher finishing out of the top 5 in the WDC :(

    3. Adrian Sutil/Tonio Liuzzi

    4. Obviously Di Resta.

    5. McLaren getting caught in the ugly act yet again!

    6. For some strange reason, I think Jenson (maybe ‘cos the tires like his driving style better!).

    7. Alonso, Alonso, Alonso. As much as I hate the fact, he’s too bloody good for Massa. :o

    8. TWO.

    9. I don’t think so.

    10. Virgin Racing. (In F1, probably only their name’s left virgin… :p)

    11. I think Hulkenberg. He’s got an excellent record behind him.

    12. Barcelona.

    13. Hamilton.

    14. Alonso.

    15. De La Rosa. LOL…

    16. Lotus.

    17. Round 18, Brazil.

    18. Ferrari.

    19. ALONSO (Not to my liking though, I’d want Massa to win) :|

    20. 210.

  101. 1: Lotus picking up a podium over the course of the season.
    2: HRT not making it to the end of the season.
    3: Chandhock
    4: Lopez
    5: Lack of a French GP
    6: Hamilton
    7: Alonso
    8: 0
    9: No
    10: HRT
    11: Kobayashi
    12: Melbourne
    13: Hamilton
    14: Kubica
    15: Chandhock
    16: Lotus
    17: Abu Dhabi
    18: Ferrari
    19: Alonso
    20: 263

  102. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    SHU challenging for title and having massive ontrack fights with ALO.

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    A big crash involving alot of fuel…

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    ALG

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    the aussie bloke

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    ferrari vs mclaren design disputes later in the season

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    HAM

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    MAS

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    3?

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    no

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Virgin

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    KOB, of course

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Spa

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    SHU

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    BUT

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    DiGRA

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Virgin

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Brazil (I hope, it’s where champions are made… ;))

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Mclaren

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    MAS

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    hell knows!

  103. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Virgin Racing will steadily improve over the year than the other new teams, proving that a quick car can be *developed* solely using CFD

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    After a few processional rounds, an arbitrary rule change will be brought out in yet another attempt to ‘improve the show’

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    No drivers will be replaced this year

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    N/A

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Choice of 13th Team for 2011

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Jenson

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    Three

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    No

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Hispania

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    The Hulk

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Interlagos

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Massa

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Button

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Petrov

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Virgin Racing

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Abu Dhabi

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Mclaren

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Alonso

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    242

  104. LehonardEuler
    11th March 2010, 18:15

    2. Worst surprise: I hope there isn’t any. Massa’s accident last year was bad enough.
    8. Schumacher wins: 8.
    19. WDC: Michael Schumacher
    20. Points scored: 348

  105. inc0mmunicado
    11th March 2010, 18:17

    1. Bernie allows streaming video.
    2. Peter Windsor would have the gall to be seen/heard on SpeedTV.
    3. Webber
    4. Raikonnen
    5. No tires for 2011-Todt can’t even get Michelin to come back.
    6. Lewis
    7. Massa
    8. 4
    9. No, see 4.
    10. HRT
    11. Fauzy
    12. Canadian GP
    13. Massa
    14. Alonso, after a Schu gets DQ’d after the race
    15. USF1 (zing!)
    16. Lotus
    17. Brazil
    18. McLaren
    19. Massa
    20. 289

  106. 1. Sauber doing great, especially Kobayashi almost winning a race but will come second.
    2. Korean GP
    3. Vitantonio Liuzzi
    4. Paul di Resta
    5. Again Diffusers
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. 2
    9. Yes
    10. Virgin
    11. Nico Hulkenburg
    12. Spa
    13. Lewis Hamilton
    14. Fernando Alonso
    15. Mark Webber
    16. Lotus
    17. Brazil
    18. Ferrari
    19. Lewis Hamilton
    20. 350

  107. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Schumacher not being as good as everybody thinks :D

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    One of the smaller teams dropping out

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Alguersuari

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Daniel Ricciardo

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Something to do with McLaren

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis, but not by much

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    0

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    Yup

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Virgin

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Hulkenburg

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Australia

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Lewis Hamilton

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Lewis Hamilton

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Chandhock

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Brazil

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Lewis Hamilton

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    280+

  108. i think

    1. schumacher getting busted for aggressive driving
    2. you know…i tried…but i just can’t answer that
    3.no one
    4.well…er…no one
    5.micheal schumacher getting beat by Nico Rosberg
    6.what type of stupied question is that? (no offence Keith)
    7.felipe massa
    8.1
    9.no
    10.Virgin
    11.Kamui Kobayashi
    12.bahrain
    13.lewis hamilton
    14.lewis hamilton
    15.Lucas di Grassi
    16.lotus
    17.1 before last
    18.mclaren
    19.lewis hamilton
    20.312 – 322

  109. 1. New teams more competitive than thought
    2. Any team leaving
    3. Alguesari
    4. Riccardio
    5. New engine rules, ditto
    6. Hamilton
    7. Massa
    8. 5
    9. No
    10.HRT
    11. Hulkenberg
    12. Canada
    13. Massa
    14. Massa
    15. Chandhok
    16. Lotus
    17. Brazil
    18. Ferrari
    19. Massa
    20. 302

  110. 1.Hamilton saying something clever
    2.USF1 and StefanGP getting an 2011 entry
    3. Massa
    4. Nelsinho Piquet Snr.
    5. Todd selling the NEXT 100 years of F1 TV rights to Eccleston’s great-grandchildren for 30 silver coins.
    6. both 0 points, but a few pints of bitter.
    7. ALO 666 vs Massa 13
    8. Michael Who?
    9. not in 2011 but 2010
    10. Mclaren
    11. Bruno Senna, 2010 WDC, obviously
    12.Valencia as usual
    13. That indian guy @ HRT
    14. As above
    15. McLaren, on friday after seeing Lotus’ race pace
    16. dumb question as Mercedes GP is a new team, Facepalm compulsory
    17.some or another
    18. HRT, as they didnt even bother to construct a car or an engine
    19. one of the rookies, uhmm lets see, that german OAP, Michael something.
    20. 37.5 or less

  111. Pretty sure you picked Kubica to win the title last year, so I’ll take your answers with a pinch of salt…

    1. What will be the best surprise? A good, close, title fight.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Schumacher not making it to the end of the season.
    3. Which driver will be replaced first? Liuzzi
    4. Who will he be replaced by? Di Resta.
    5. What will be the biggest political story? Flavio trying to return.
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? – Hamilton.
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? Alonso.
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win? 2.
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? Possibly.
    10. Who will have the worst reliability? HRT
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)? Kobayashi
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race? Spain
    13. Who will set the most pole positions? Hamilton
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Alonso
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    16. Which will be the best new team? Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? Interlagos
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mclaren
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso
    20. How many points will the winning driver score? 332

    1. In all fairness that was before the BMW turned out to be a right mutt…

  112. 1. What will be the best surprise? HRT, with a Superman Logo on the car, winning a race! It could happen!
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Spa Francorchamps cancelled!
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Jaime Alguersuari
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Hartley.
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Hopefully nothing much.
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? Lewis Hamilton
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? Fernando Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    Five or Six
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    It would be cool, but no.
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Virgin.
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Kamui Kobayashi
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Spa Francorchamps or Interlagos.
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Micheal Schumacher.
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Fernando Alonso
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Chandhok
    16. Which will be the best new team? Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? Abu Dhabi
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Micheal Schumacher
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    250+

  113. 1. Senna scoring HRT’s first points at monaco
    2. HRT pulling out before the end of the season
    3. petrov
    4. davidson
    5. the FIA tries to pass a rule that in 2011 all cars must be electric
    6. Hamilton
    7. Alonso
    8. 2
    9. yes
    10. virgin
    11. hulkenburg
    12. brazil
    13. hamilton
    14. hamilton
    15. chandhok
    16. lotus
    17. brazil
    18. mclaren
    19. hamilton
    20. 316

  114. 1. Renault (best surprise)
    2. Red Bull (worst surprise)
    3. Nico Rosberg (replaced first)
    4. Nick Heidfeld (replaced by)
    5. ?
    6. Jenson Button (more point than Lewis)
    7. Fernando Alonso (more than Massa)
    8. 1 (races win for MSC)
    9. No (return of Kimi)
    10. HRT (worst reliability)
    11. Lucas di Grassi (best rookie)
    12. Brazil (most entertaining race)
    13. Lewis Hamilton (most poles)
    14. Fernando Alonso (Monaco winner)
    15. Lewis Hamilton (1st ret in Bahrain)
    16. Lotus (best new team)
    17. Brazil (drivers title)
    18. Ferrari (constructor’s champions)
    19. Fernando Alonso (WDC)
    20. 275 (points of WDC)

  115. CovertGiblets
    11th March 2010, 19:58

    1. Virgin’s development program will hugely impressive using only computational design.
    2. Ferrari’s pace.
    3. No drivers will be replaced.
    4. See above.
    5. The reletive pace of the new teams compared with the others.
    6. Lewis Hamilton.
    7. Fernando Alonso.
    8. 1
    9. who cares! Has to be the dullest man alive. But if pushed, I’ll say no.
    10. HRT
    11. Nico Hulkenberg.
    12. Brazil.
    13. Fernando.
    14. Jenson Button.
    15. Michael Schumacher.
    16. Virgin.
    17. Brazil.
    18. McLaren.
    19. Lewis Hamilton.
    20. 299

  116. 1. Nico Hulkenberg matchs the top teams.
    2. Mercedes don’t do well.
    3. Petrov.
    4. Lopez.
    5. More new teams irratating the big teams.
    6. Jenson Button
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. 2
    9. Yes but not for Red Bull
    10. HRT
    11. Hulkenberg.
    12. Brazil.
    13. Alonso.
    14. Jenson Button
    15. Michael Schumacher
    16. Virgin
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. Ferrari
    19. vettel
    20. 180

  117. 1. What will be the best surprise? Sauber fight for race lead
    2. What will be the worst surprise? HRT
    3. Which driver will be replaced first? Alguersuari
    4. Who will he be replaced by? Giancarlo Fisichella
    5. What will be the biggest political story? Next years regulations
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? Lewis
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win? 5
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? No he likes rally
    10. Who will have the worst reliability? HRT if they even finish the season
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)? Hulkenberg
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race? Japan
    13. Who will set the most pole positions? Vettel
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Schumacher
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain? Sutil
    16. Which will be the best new team? Virgin
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? Brazil
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Lewis
    20. How many points will the winning driver score? 311

  118. Some of my favourite suggestions for best and worst surprise so far (with my comments):

    Best

    Virgin challenging mid-field by mid-season (would be great, don’t see it happening)
    Rosberg outperforming Schumacher
    Williams winning in Canada with Rubens Barrichello (quite specific)
    Rubens Barrichello winning a wet Brazilian Grand Prix (really specific)
    Paul Di Resta winning at Monza after replacing Sutil mid-season (very specific!)
    All the new teams will score points this season
    New stewards system working well
    7 different race winners (yes please)
    Raikkonen announced with Red Bull for 2011
    Korea turns out to be a good race
    Keith Collantine getting his Schumacher prediction right (I think I picked Kubica last year)

    Worst

    I hope there isn’t any (me too)
    Webber announcing his retirement
    Schuey’s neck putting him out (quite a few people suggested this)
    The title races won’t be as close between as many drivers/teams as we all hope
    Flavio forces his way back into the paddock
    Another political scandal despite the departure of Max Mosley
    Sauber not being nearly as quick as testing suggested
    Force India being weaker than testing suggested
    F1 going to Sky (please no!)
    Any of the teams leaving mid-season – may not be suprising, but it wouldn’t be a good thing
    Multiple drivers having to retire from races because of bad fuel calculations (I don’t think it’ll be a problem)

  119. 1. A comeback by Williams.
    2. Schumacher doing badly
    3. Jaime Alguersuari
    4. Daniel Ricciardo
    5. Flavio trying to get back into F1
    6. Lewis, but only just.
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. 2
    9. No
    10. HRT
    11. Nico Hulkenberg
    12. Canada
    13. Fernando Alonso
    14. Pedro de la Rosa
    15. Karun Chandhok
    16. Does Sauber count?
    17. Brazil
    18. Ferrari
    19. Vettel
    20. 270

  120. 1. Virgin on the podium
    2. Ecclestone retires
    3. Adrian Sutil
    4. Giedo van der Garde
    5. Bernie Ecclestones successor
    6. Hamilton
    7. Massa
    8. 6
    9. After the season
    10. HRT
    11. Hulkenberg
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    13. Schumacher
    14. Schumacher
    15. Trulli
    16. Virgin
    17. Brasil
    18. Mercedes
    19. Schumacher
    20. 298

    1. 12 Spa

  121. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Group Lotus officially backing their F1 name-sake.

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Schumacher pulling out before the season’s over.

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Jaime Algusauri.

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Bertrand Baguette.

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Replacement tyre supplier for Bridgestone.

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis Hamilton.

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Felipe Massa (I hope).

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    Three.

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    No.

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    HRT.

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Kamui Kobayashi.

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Spa Francorchamps, Belgium.

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Alonso.

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Sebastien Vettel.

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Mark Webber (a pure leftfield guess).

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus.

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Abu Dhabi.

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    McLaren Mercedes.

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Lewis Hamilton.

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    280.

  122. 1. Force India
    2. Lotus brings shame to the name…
    3. Vitaly Petrov
    4. Giancarlo Fisichella
    5. KERS in 2011
    6. Jenson Button
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. 2
    9. No, he likes crashing in WRC!
    10. Virgin
    11. Kamui Kobayashi
    12. Suzuka
    13. Sebastian Vettel
    14. Michael Schumacher
    15. Karun Chandhok
    16. Lotus
    17. Jeonam Korean Grand Prix
    18. Mclaren
    19. Jenson Button
    20. 230

  123. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    A. Webber wins Melbourne
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    A. Another scandal of horrific proportions
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    A. Algesuari
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    A. Riccardo
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    A. Flav tries to return to F1
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    A. Lewis will wipe the floor with Button
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    A. Nando for WDC!
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    A. 2
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    A. No
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    A. HRT – moody car, that ;)
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    A. Hulkenburg
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    A. Melbourne
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    A. Nando
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    A. Lewis
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    A. Chandhok
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    A. Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    A. Brazil
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    A. Red Bull
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    A. Nando (but would dearly love it to be Webber)
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    A. 236

  124. 1. Bruno Senna making a podium finish
    2. Mercedes running at low pace
    3. Pedro de la Rosa
    4. Bruno Senna
    5. Super difusor in one of the big teams.
    6. Hamilton
    7. Massa
    8. 2
    9. Yes
    10. Virgin
    11. Bruno Senna
    12. Interlagos
    13. Massa
    14. Massa
    15. Pedro de la Rosa
    16. HRT
    17. Interlagos
    18. Red Bull
    19. Massa
    20. 320

  125. 3 & 4. The new teams probably wont let anyone go, because not many drivers would be willing to stand as a replacement. For me, either Buemi or Liuzzi. Giancarlo Fisichella should replace them. Plenty of experience, speed and ability to keep the car on the track

  126. 1. What will be the best surprise? Top 6 drivers within 10 points of one another going into last race
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Schumacher and Mercedes dominate and win the championships in Valencia
    3. Which driver will be replaced first? Alguersuari
    4. Who will he be replaced by? A.N. Other Red Bull Young Drivers Scheme chap
    5. What will be the biggest political story? No tyre supplier for 2011
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? Button
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win? 3
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? Only if he gets bored of crashing in rallying
    10. Who will have the worst reliability? Virgin
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)? Hulkenburg
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race? Brazil
    13. Who will set the most pole positions? Hamilton
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Button
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain? At least one HRT won’t make it to the grid
    16. Which will be the best new team? Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? Brazil
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso
    20. How many points will the winning driver score? 301

  127. Five Red Lights
    11th March 2010, 22:11

    1. What will be the best surprise?
    Hulkenberg winning a race

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Max Mosley running down the hangar straight

    3. Which driver will be replaced first? Jaime Alguesuari

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Daniel Ricciardo

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Something to do with the pirate.. Alonso

    6. Button vs Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis Hamilton

    7. Massa vs Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Fernando Alonso

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    Four

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    No

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Virgin

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie?
    Hulkenberg

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Brazil

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Webber

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Schumacher

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Petrov

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Virgin

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Brazil

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    McLaren

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Lewis Hamilton

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    277

  128. 1. What will be the best surprise? – 4 drivers in with a shot at the title still at the last race in Abu Dhabi (Schumacher, Hamilton, Alonso, Vettel)

    2. What will be the worst surprise? – The 4-way title fight obscures the fact that the actual racing is worse without refuelling than it was with

    3. Which driver will be replaced first? – Petrov

    4. Who will he be replaced by? – Nelson Piquet Jr. (lol)

    5. What will be the biggest political story? – Unrest at McLaren between Button and Hamilton

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? – Lewis Hamilton

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? – Fernando Alonso

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win? – 4

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? – No

    10. Who will have the worst reliability? – Virgin

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)? – Kamui Kobayashi

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race? – Singapore

    13. Who will set the most pole positions? – Sebastian Vettel

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Michael Schumacher

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain? – Michael Schumacher. A massive anti-climax on his return, but Schuey will make amends later and challenge for the title

    16. Which will be the best new team? – Lotus

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? – Abu Dhabi

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship? – Red Bull

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship? – Sebastian Vettel

    20. How many points will the winning driver score? 290

  129. 1. the rookies!
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    3. Alguersuari
    4. ?
    5. Michael schumacher wi
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    7. Felipe
    8. 2
    9. Non
    10. Virgin
    11. Kobayashi
    12. Brazil
    13. Felipe
    14. a Ferrari
    15. Virgin
    16. Lotus
    17. Brazil
    18. Ferrari
    19. ?
    20. 300

  130. 1. Sauber on podium a few times
    2. HRT
    3. Vitaly Petrov
    4. Nick Heidfeld
    5. Every thing about Bernie
    6. Lewis
    7. Felipe
    8. 1
    9. Hope not, but I say no
    10. HRT
    11. Hulkenberg
    12. Canada
    13. Fernando
    14. Webber
    15. Trulli
    16. Lotus
    17. Last (hopefully)
    18. Red Bull
    19. Alonso
    20. Have no idea

  131. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    williams wi

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    2 or more teams bailing

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Vitantonio Liuzzi or alg

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Paul di Resta or riccardio

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    team selection 2011

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    it’ll be ~5 point difference depending on whos quick at Bahrain

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Fernando Alonso

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    1/2

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    No

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    VR

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Hulk

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Wet Silverstone or Spa

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    LH

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    JB or MS

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    KC

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Brazil

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Mclaren

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    JB

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    More than 241

  132. 1. What will be the best surprise? Sauber
    2. What will be the worst surprise? One of the big four running away from the others.
    3. Which driver will be replaced first? Tonio Liuzzi
    4. Who will he be replaced by? Paul di Resta
    5. What will be the biggest political story? The efforts to fill the grid next year after some of the new teams go bust.
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? Hamilton
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win? 4
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? Yes, with Red Bull
    10. Who will have the worst reliability? Hispania
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)? Kobayashi
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race? Canada
    13. Who will set the most pole positions? Alonso
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Schumacher
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain? Chandhock
    16. Which will be the best new team? Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? Abu Dahbi
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso
    20. How many points will the winning driver score? 250

  133. 1. Lotus to make it on podium
    2. HRT leaving F1 early
    3. Chandok
    4. Lopez
    5. Schumi for his 8th WDC
    6. Button
    7. Alonso by a very close margin
    8. 4
    9. don’t think so
    10. HRT
    11. Hulkenburg
    12. Turkey
    13. Hamilton
    14. Alonso
    15. Chandok/Senna
    16. Lotus
    17. Brazilian GP (again)
    18. Ferrari
    19. Alonso
    20. 110+

  134. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    A: Renault getting on pace and finishing above Force India and Sauber

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    A: Renault finally quit the sport

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    A: Rubens.

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    A: dunnno

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    A: new team for 2011

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    A: the one with the yellow helmet.

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    A: I’m going with Massa, but it wouldn’t be a big gap

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    A: 3

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    A: yeap

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    A: Vettel’s RB6

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    A: Hulkenberg

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    A: Interlagos

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    A: Vettel

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    A: Schumacher

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    A: Kovalainen

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    A: I want to say Lotus, but I think they’re tied with Virgin

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    A: Interlagos

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    A: Ferrari.

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    A: Hamilton

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    A: 231

  135. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    The new regulations haven’t made the show worse.
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    The 2013 regulations are announced and despite the costly return of KERS, it looks a lot like a return to the ‘economy run’ racing of the last turbo era.
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Sutil
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Paul di Resta
    5. What will be the biggest political story? Renault announcing the team will be branded Lada from 2011, causing uproar from Ferrari.
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton:
    Button, by looking after his tyres and keeping his cool.
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso:
    Alonso, but only after some major tantrums.
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    3
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    No
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    HRT
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Kamui Kobayashi grabs the headlines and the wins, Bruno Senna drives the wheels off the HRT and gets a real drive for 2011
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Brazil
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Hamilton
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Schumacher, having barged past Button and stayed ahead when Hamilton threw away another pole at the first corner.
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Sutil, along with anyone foolish enough to get anywhere near him on the first lap.
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Sauber if they count, otherwise Virgin
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Abu Dhabi
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Red Bull, by not having driver issues and not upsetting the stewards or the FIA.
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Mark Webber, after Vettel and Schumacher collide in Abu Dhabi
    20. How many points will the winning driver score? 212.5

  136. I do agree on many things, but I would love Schumacher to win the WC, but I think it will be between Alonso & Hamilton.

  137. Stephen_P83
    12th March 2010, 1:20

    Here are my answers.

    1. Virgin Racing will score a podium.
    2. HRT will fail to complete the season.
    3. Jaime Algesuari
    4. Brendan Hartley
    5. The 2011 team selection process
    6. Jenson Button will score more than Lewis
    7. Felipe will beat Alonso
    8. Michael Schumacher will win twice
    9. Kimi Räikkönen will not return
    10. HRT
    11. Nico Hulkenberg
    12. Melbourne
    13. Felipe Massa
    14. Felipe Massa
    15. Karun Chandhoeck
    16. Virgin Racing
    17. Brazil
    18. Ferrari
    19. Felipe Massa
    20. 326

  138. Sadly my answers 2-5 all revolve around someone dying

  139. KilledBDeath
    12th March 2010, 2:25

    1. Fast Petrov :)
    2. Slow Senna :(
    3. Jaime
    4. Valsecchi (not sure about spelling :/)
    5. Jean Todt sleeping with Madonna or something
    6. Lewis quite obviously
    7. Felipe can fire up and outdo Alonso
    8. 4~
    9. Yes
    10. HRT/Virgin
    11. Kamui, followed by Petrov
    12. Spa
    13. Rosberg might if the car delievers
    14. Schumacher
    15. Liuzzi
    16. If you consider Sauber new – they will, otherwise Lotus
    17.Last race
    18. McLaren
    19. Hamilton
    20. More than 200

  140. Mr. Keith,

    You put schumi for world champion with 308 points?
    which means he would score average 16 points every race… wow… means he would get podiums in almost every race… that wont make this year as competitive as it is…

    i was hoping the champion will score about maximum 200 points only :D so it will be an axciting battle to the championship..

  141. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Felipe Massa winning the first three races :)

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    McLaren performs like 2007 years, where Hamilton n Button at clash… :P

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Algersuari?

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    the reserve driver?

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    McLaren’s rear wing design

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis it is

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Felipe Massa

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    three or four

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    Maybe… replacing Webber

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    HRT and Virgin

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Kamui

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Brazil

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Fernando Alonso

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Schumy

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Nico Rosberg

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    To the final race i hope

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Felipe Massa i hope … but it could be Vettel

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    araound 200 – 230 i hope :)

  142. KilledBDeath
    12th March 2010, 2:53

    Oh by the way, as strange as it is, now we have all practice sessions shown in Russia and all the commercials removed! :) It seems FIA sued us for putting advertising in ;P

  143. 1. Alonso struggling with (his) Ferrari
    2. nothing
    3. Sutil (unfortunate accident or other strange reason)
    4. Reserve driver Paul di Resta
    5. Don’t wanna know.. maybe something related to engines.
    6. Hamilton
    7. Massa
    8. -6 Races if the team is a little behind at the start of the season.
    9. yes
    10. VirginR
    11. Kobayashi will be spectacular
    12. Many will be the most entertaining. …Hungaroring.
    13. Alonso/Vettel
    14. Hamilton
    15. Senna
    16. Lotus
    17. Abu Dhabi
    18. Ufff.. Red Bull?Mclaren?
    19. hmmm…Button will lose it….its to much for my brain and my emotions. Hamilton,Vettel,Schumacher,Webber,Malonso,Chandhok ..wha. what?
    20. 273 points

  144. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Nico Hulkenberg

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    FOM announces no HD telecasts in 2011

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Alguersuari

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Dan Ricciardo

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Max Mosely appointed ‘F1 Commissioner’

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis, unfortunately

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    Three

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    No (too proud?)

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Virgin

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Nico Hulkenberg

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Australia

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Mark Webber

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Michael Schumacher

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Mark Webber

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Brazil

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Alonso

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    272

    Happy Formula 1 2010 everybody! I look forward to discussing/obsessing/debating/arguing with you all throughout the season.

  145. Richard in Hong Kong
    12th March 2010, 4:38

    1. What will be the best surprise?
    Nelson Piquet Jr finishing a Nascar Trucks race
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Alonso, Massa and Fissi all getting injured leaving Luca Bodoer to hop in the seat.
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Jaime
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Nigel Mansel making a comeback a la Schumi
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    McLaren’s new airflow system, allowing the driver to move his and elbows to control flow
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Jenson, easily. we’ll see Lewis throw fits and possibly even cry by Singapore.
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso – but only cuz he’ll cheat.
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    None – perhaops one if we get a major rain storm in Malaysia/Brazil.
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    Please, NO!
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    HRT
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Kobayashi
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Singapore
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Button
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Massa
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Lewis
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Brazil
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Mclaren
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Button
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    380

  146. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Webber stays in the title fight until the last round or two
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    One or more new Tilkdrome/street circuit races announced
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    None
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    N/A
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    The selection process for new entires for 2011
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Hamilton
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    One or two
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    Nope…won’t miss him one bit either.
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    HRT
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Nico Hulkenberg
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Interlagos
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Vettel
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Vettel
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Chandhok
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Sauber, if you count them as new
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Interlagos
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Red Bull
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Vettel
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    No idea…you guys know the maths better than I do!!

    1. A few other things under best surprises…

      – Alex Rossi storms to the GP3 title, signs a driver development deal with a top team, and becomes the next hot prospect for F1.
      – Rossi then replaces Chandhok as Bernie’s favorite driver from the younger ranks.
      – The first two developments get the ball rolling for a return of the USGP.
      -Force India winning a race
      – Massa wins in Hungary after a serious accident at the track the previous year a la Kubica 2008.

      A few under worst surprises as well….

      – Schumi is slow and non-competitive all season
      – Alonso throws a fit when Massa starts beating him
      – No plans to broadcast F1 in hi-def in the near future

  147. 1. Webber outpacing Vettel
    2. Another of the new teams folding (will that really be a surprise though?)
    3. Chandook
    4. Anyone with money
    5. Renault being allowed to update their engine
    6. Hamilton, by 15
    7. Alonso, by 30
    8. 1
    9. No
    10. HRT
    11. Hulkenburg
    12. Melbourne
    13. Hamilton
    14. Schumacher (his only)
    15. Chandook
    16. Lotus
    17. Last race
    18. Red Bull
    19. Hamilton
    20. 220

  148. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Fore India fighting for podium from race 1
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    HRT, Virgin struggling to stay in F1
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Vitantonio Luizzi
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Paul di Resta
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Opening new markets and shutting down heritage markets (Indian GP replacing Hungary)
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis Hamilton
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Fernando Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    3
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? No
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Virgin Racing
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie?
    K chandhok
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Belgium
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Alonso
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Button
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Di Grassi
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    HRT
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Abu Dhabi
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Alonso
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    200

  149. I am perfectly certain, that most predictions i am making here will be misses, but here we go:

    1. What will be the best surprise?
    The new teams actually finsishing a lot of races and gettin on the pace, and in the points on 2 occasions
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    The desicion to make 2 mandatory piststops after only 5 races into the season.
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    I hope no-one, but fear it will be Buemi at STR
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    James Rositer or Rossi.
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    The comical relieve penalty for USF1 and the proces for granting the 13th entry
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? Would like Jenson, but it will be Button
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? Pretty confident, it will be Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    I think he will win 3 races
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? No, he is finally keeping his WRC car on the track and going for the championship in 201!
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Must be the new teams, but that can only be expected. Otherwise i expect RedBull to lose out to the other big outfits by reliability
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)? I think it will be Nico Hülkenberg, with honourable mentions to the HRT drivers for their efforts
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race? Canada
    13. Who will set the most pole positions? Hamilton
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Alonso
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain? Hamilton (crashing after getting into the battle with Vettel and Schumacher)
    16. Which will be the best new team? Virgin
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? Right at the end of the last GP.
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso
    20. How many points will the winning driver score? 265

  150. First time posting on the site after reading the RSS feed for a number of months now. Fantastic site!
    Anyway…
    1. A new team on the podium by the end of the season
    2. Williams not living up to pre-season signs of potential.
    3. Buemi
    4. Hartley
    5. McLaren airflow device (already seems to be!)
    6. Going to stick my neck out and say JB
    7. Alonso. Felipe has improved a lot since the Schumacher/Ferrari era but still not as good and think Alonso is just in another class.
    8. 3
    9. No
    10. HRT
    11. Would like to say Hulkenberg (love his enthusiasm, working in the factory last season) but feel it will be Petrov
    12. Anywhere but Valencia or Abu Dhabi! Probably Monaco or Spa (the usual) but Korea may be interesting (I hope)
    13. Alonso
    14. JB
    15. Kovalainen
    16. Virgin (I hope… YORKSHIRE!)
    17. Brazil
    18. McLaren
    19. Alonso
    20. 302

  151. 1. HRT scoring points.
    2. Someone will leave their pit before their tires are on and take the wheel man with them.
    3. Jaime Alguersuari
    4. Hartley
    5. Surprise return of KERS that boosts McLaren to the front of the pack.
    6. Lewis Hamilton
    7. Fernando Alonso
    8. 3
    9. Yes, with Redbull.
    10. Virgin
    11. Senna
    12. Whichever one has all of the cars run out of fuel and fail to finish the race.
    13. Hamilton
    14. Alonso
    15. Karun Chandhok
    16. Sauber
    17. Brazil
    18. McLaren
    19. Hamilton
    20. 270

  152. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Lotus taking points in first race.
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Red Bull team not living up to the hype
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Lucas di Grassi
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Nakajima
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Budget cap for 2011
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Jenson Button
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Felipe Massa
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    2
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    No
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Virgin
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Bruno Senna (not more points but more impressive)
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Canada
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Felipe Massa
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Sutil
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Vitaly Petrov
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Korea
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Felipe Massa
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    260

  153. theRoswellite
    12th March 2010, 13:24

    1…best surprise? Nico outperforms Michael.

    2…worst surprise? Fatality, as a result of dissimilar car
    speeds…limited testing is culprit.

    3…first replaced driver? Fatality in #2.

    4…N/A

    5…political story? McLaren inducted air/wing stalling.

    6…Lewis/Jenson points? Lewis.

    7…Felipe/Alonso points? Alonso.

    8…Schumacher victories? 2 wins.

    9…Kimi return? No.

    10..worst reliability? HRT.

    11..impressive rookie? Hulkenberg.

    12..entertaining race? wet Monaco.

    13..most poles? Hamilton.

    14..Monaco win? Rosberg.

    15..first Bahrain retirement? Senna.

    16..best new team? Lotus.

    17..WDC won? Abu Dhabi.

    18..WCC win? Mercedes.

    19..WDC win? Rosberg.

    20..WDC points? 223.

    1. Very brave pick on #19 my friend :)

  154. 1. What will be the best surprise? – HRT Completing the season best of the new teams
    2. What will be the worst surprise? – Schumacher calling it a day.
    3. Which driver will be replaced first? – Jaime Alguersuari
    4. Who will he be replaced by? – Daniel Ricciardo
    5. What will be the biggest political story? – McLaren rear wing situation + teams subsequent protest, led by Renault.
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? – Jenson Button
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? – Fernando Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win? – 1
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? – No
    10. Who will have the worst reliability? – McLaren
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)? – Nico Hulkenberg
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race? – Canada
    13. Who will set the most pole positions? – Felipe Massa
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Fernando Alonso
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain? – Heikki Kovalainen
    16. Which will be the best new team? – HRT
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? – Suzuka
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship? – Ferrari
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship? – Fernando Alonso
    20. How many points will the winning driver score? – 276

  155. Here we go…
    1. What will be the best surprise?
    Four drivers fighting for the title at the last GP

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    The steward decisions

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Lucas di Grasi

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Andy Soucek

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    The new teams

    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis

    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Fernando

    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    2

    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    Yes

    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    Virgin

    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Hulkenberg

    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Abu Dhabi

    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Lewis Hamilton

    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Fernando Alonso

    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    Heikki & di Grassi

    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Is it Mercedes a new team?
    If not, is it Sauber a new one?
    If not, Lotus

    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Abu Dhabi

    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Mercedes

    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Fernando Alonso

    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    287 points (2 drivers Fernando & Lewis)

  156. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Force India scoring some serious points.
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Probably Schumi’s neck giving out and missing some races
    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Liuzzi
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    No real idea.
    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    Regulation bending and associated complaints
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points?
    Lewis, not by very much though.
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points?
    Alonso, but again a close thing.
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win?
    no more than 2
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011?
    Judging by his rallying so far, yes.
    10. Who will have the worst reliability?
    HRT
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)?
    Kobayashi or Hulkenburg
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Canada or a wet silverstone
    13. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Vettel
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Button
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain?
    First Corner Pile up, mostly involving the new teams
    16. Which will be the best new team?
    Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won?
    Hopefully it will go right down the final race
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Maclaren
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Lewis
    20. How many points will the winning driver score?
    264

  157. 1. Many harmless crashes due to the new teams / high number of cars
    2. Flavio Briatore comes back in charge of a team
    3. Bruno Senna
    4. Romain Grosjean
    5. Flavio Briatore comeback
    6. Lewis
    7. Fernando
    8. 4
    9. No
    10. HRT
    11. Alguersuari
    12. Spa
    13. Fernando
    14. Fernando
    15. Chandok
    16. Mercedes
    17. Brazil
    18. Ferrari
    19. Fernando
    20. 228

  158. 1. What will be the best surprise? A competitive Williams.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? HRT folding.
    3. Which driver will be replaced first? None.
    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    5. What will be the biggest political story? Admissions of new teams for next season.
    6. Jenson Button vs Lewis Hamilton: who will score the most points? Hamilton
    7. Felipe Massa vs Fernando Alonso: who will score the most points? Alonso
    8. How many races will Michael Schumacher win? 2
    9. Will Kimi Räikkönen announce a return to F1 in 2011? No.
    10. Who will have the worst reliability? HRT
    11. Who will be the most impressive rookie (including Kamui Kobayashi and Jaime Alguersuari)? Nico Hulkenburg
    12. Which will be the most entertaining race? Canada
    13. Who will set the most pole positions? Hamilton
    14. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Alonso
    15. Who will be the first retirement at Bahrain? Karun Chandhok
    16. Which will be the best new team? Lotus
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? Brazil
    18. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    19. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Fernando Alonso
    20. How many points will the winning driver score? 300

  159. Will Kimi Raikkonen make a return?

    YES HE WILL

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