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

This one’s just for fun but if you fancy putting your prediction powers to the test to win some serious prizes, make sure you join in the 2010 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

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230 comments on The 2010 season in 20 questions

  1. Andrew White said on 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

  2. Bolo said on 11th March 2010, 13:04

    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

  3. JediJames said on 11th March 2010, 13:09

    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

  4. David B said on 11th March 2010, 13:10

    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

  5. explosiva said on 11th March 2010, 13:10

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

  6. Dr. Gonzo said on 11th March 2010, 13:17

    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

  7. seven89x said on 11th March 2010, 13:17

    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.

  8. The Comedian 39 said on 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

  9. SKUZZ said on 11th March 2010, 13:23

    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

  10. sagar said on 11th March 2010, 13:24

    1.Renault is definitely going to be best surprise.

  11. Nathan Bradley said on 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.

  12. 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

  13. Lustigson said on 11th March 2010, 13:33

    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. HĂĽlkenberg
    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.

  14. 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!)

  15. Roger said on 11th March 2010, 13:36

    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

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