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

See all the articles in the F1 Fanatic 2010 Season Preview

2010 F1 season

Promoted content from around the web | Become an F1 Fanatic Supporter to hide this ad and others

Advert | Go Ad-free

230 comments on The 2010 season in 20 questions

  1. 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

  2. geo132 said on 11th March 2010, 15:22

    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 :)

  3. RaceStevil said on 11th March 2010, 15:26

    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

  4. 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

  5. Gagan said on 11th March 2010, 15:34

    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

  6. Cole said on 11th March 2010, 15:38

    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

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

  8. Cacarella said on 11th March 2010, 15:54

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

  9. RandomChimp said on 11th March 2010, 15:56

    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

  10. 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

  11. Salty said on 11th March 2010, 16:23

    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

  12. maciek said on 11th March 2010, 16:35

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

  13. 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.

  14. Eje Gustafsson said on 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.

  15. McLaren_Monkey said on 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

  16. DGR-F1 said on 11th March 2010, 17:07

    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

  17. Alex said on 11th March 2010, 17:08

    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

  18. ljh6 said on 11th March 2010, 17:13

    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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

Add your comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

All comments must abide by the comment policy. Comments may be moderated.
Want to post off-topic? Head to the forum.
See the FAQ for more information.

Skip to toolbar