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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Chippie said on 11th March 2010, 17:56

    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

  12. sato113 said on 11th March 2010, 17:57

    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!

  13. Prateek said on 11th March 2010, 18:04

    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

  14. LehonardEuler said on 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

  15. inc0mmunicado said on 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

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