The 2010 season in 20 questions

Michael Schumacher is my tip for the title - who's yours?

Michael Schumacher is my tip for the title - who's yours?

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 R?â?ńikk?â?Ânen 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 H?â??lkenberg
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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230 comments on The 2010 season in 20 questions

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  1. narboza22 said on 12th March 2010, 8:46

    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

  2. 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

  3. theRoswellite said on 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.

  4. DanThorn said on 12th March 2010, 14:39

    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

  5. mastakink said on 12th March 2010, 16:32

    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)

  6. Sam Blease said on 12th March 2010, 17:59

    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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Will Kimi Raikkonen make a return?

    YES HE WILL

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