The 2011 F1 season in 20 questions

2011 F1 season preview

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Barcelona, 2011

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Barcelona, 2011

With the first action of 2011 just three days away it’s time to make our predictions for what the year ahead has in store.

Will McLaren bounce back from their problems? What will the Horse Whisperer find to grumble about?

And who will celebrating come the final round in Brazil? Make your 2011 predictions here.

20 questions on the 2011 F1 season

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. How many races will McLaren win?
7. Will Mark Webber extend his Red Bull contract before the end of the season?
8. What will the Horse Whisperer?óÔéĽÔäós first complaint be about?
9. What will Michael Schumacher’s best result be?
10. Who will crash out of the most races?
11. Which team will have the worst reliability?
12. Which rookie driver will score the most points?
13. Which will be the most entertaining race?
14. Who will set the most pole positions?
15. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
16. Who will be the first retirement at Melbourne?
17. At which race will the drivers?óÔéĽÔäó title be won?
18. How many points will the winning driver score?

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Here are my answers to the 20 questions – cast your votes above and share your answers in the comments:

1. At least one of the second-year teams scoring a point
2. At least one of the second-year teams dropping out before the end of the season
3. Vitantonio Liuzzi
4. Sakon Yamamoto
5. The row over the Concorde Agreement
6. Third
7. Yes
8. Three-car teams
9. Second
10. Narain Karthikeyan
11. HRT
12. Sergio Perez
13. The Brazilian Grand Prix
14. Sebastian Vettel
15. Fernando Alonso
16. Jerome d’Ambrosio
17. The Brazilian Grand Prix
18. 273
19. Ferrari
20. Fernando Alonso

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245 comments on The 2011 F1 season in 20 questions

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  1. verstappen (@verstappen) said on 24th March 2011, 19:17

    1. What will be the best surprise?
    Kobayashi on the podium in Melbourne

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Yamamoto driving races again

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Timo Glock (stomach problems)

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Sakon Yamamoto

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    The fall out of the Gribowsky arrest will be that Bernie has to resign, but somehow in the spaghetti of offshore companies and trusts it says that it is not possible to have Formula 1 without Ecclestone. In the end this will be solved by his daughters following in their fathers footsteps. When their first announcement i: ‘We will have no more Tilke-tracks’, they immediately steal the hearts of F1 fans world wide.

    6. How many races will McLaren win?
    zero (auch!)

    7. Will Mark Webber extend his Red Bull contract before the end of the season?
    Yes

    8. What will the Horse Whisperer’s first complaint be about?
    The tyres, which ‘are not proper racing tyres’

    9. What will Michael Schumacher’s best result be?
    Becoming champion

    10. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Adrian Sutil

    11. Which team will have the worst reliability?
    Lotus

    12. Which rookie driver will score the most points?
    Maldonado

    13. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    A wet Monaco

    14. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Vettel

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

    16. Who will be the first retirement at Melbourne?
    Adrian Sutil

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

    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    216

  2. Gnarly Racing (@gnarly-racing-2) said on 24th March 2011, 23:00

    1. Best surprise? Sauber will do really well
    2. Worst surprise? Red Bull will start the season miles ahead
    3. Replaced first? Liuzzi
    4. Replaced by? A chimp
    5. Political story? Lots of boring droning noises about the new engines for 2013
    6. McLaren wins? 2
    7. Webber’s Red Bull contract? Yes
    8. Horse Whisperer? One of the new safety-car rules, a Ferrari will get caught out
    9. Schumacher’s best result? 2nd
    10. Who will crash out of the most races? Maldonado
    11. Worst reliability? Virgin
    12. Rookie driver? Perez
    13. Most entertaining race? Spa
    14. Most pole positions? Vettel
    15. Monaco? Alonso
    16. First retirement? d’Ambrosio
    17. Drivers’ title won? Brazil
    18. How many points? 352
    19 & 20: Alonso & Red Bull

  3. Max said on 25th March 2011, 0:24

    1- Sutil will get a podium finish
    2- Senna being replaced
    3- d’Ambrosio
    4- Yammamoto
    5- return of KERS
    6- 4
    7- Yes
    8- something about the backmarkers not driving fast enough and getting in the way
    9- third
    10- Karthikeyan
    11- HRT
    12- di Resta
    13- Istanbul
    14- Vettel
    15- Webber
    16- Perez
    17- Abu Dhabi
    18- 219
    Champions- Webber/Red Bull

  4. Victor. (@victor) said on 25th March 2011, 14:00

    1. What will be the best surprise?
    Kubica coming back for the last couple of races.

    2. What will be the worst surprise?

    3. Which driver will be replaced first?
    Buemi

    4. Who will he be replaced by?
    Ricciardo

    5. What will be the biggest political story?
    DRS

    6. How many races will McLaren win?
    3

    7. Will Mark Webber extend his Red Bull contract before the end of the season?
    Yes.

    8. What will the Horse Whisperer’s first complaint be about?
    2013 engine rules.

    9. What will Michael Schumacher’s best result be?
    Second, but I have a feeling that he might win a race.

    10. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Maldonado

    11. Which team will have the worst reliability?
    HRT

    12. Which rookie driver will score the most points?
    Perez

    13. Which will be the most entertaining race?
    Australia

    14. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Vettel

    15. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Alonso

    16. Who will be the first retirement at Melbourne?
    Karthikeyan

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

    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    292

    19. Who will win the 2011 constructors championship?
    Red Bull

    20. Who will win the 2011 drivers championship?
    Alonso

  5. PJA (@pja) said on 25th March 2011, 18:13

    A bit late but here are mine

    1. What will be the best surprise? – Williams winning a Grand Prix
    2. What will be the worst surprise? – HRT not finishing the season
    3. Which driver will be replaced first? – Liuzzi
    4. Who will he be replaced by? – Who can bring the most money to HRT
    5. What will be the biggest political story? – The next Concorde
    6. How many races will McLaren win? – Three
    7. Will Mark Webber extend his Red Bull contract before the end of the season? – Yes
    8. What will the Horse Whisperer’s first complaint be about? – Backmarkers
    9. What will Michael Schumacher’s best result be? – First
    10. Who will crash out of the most races? – Karthikeyan
    11. Which team will have the worst reliability? – HRT
    12. Which rookie driver will score the most points? – Di Resta
    13. Which will be the most entertaining race? – Canada
    14. Who will set the most pole positions? – Vettel
    15. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Alonso
    16. Who will be the first retirement at Melbourne? – Karthikeyan if he starts the race
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? – Abu Dhabi
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? – 260
    19. Who will win the 2011 constructors championship? – Red Bull
    20. Who will win the 2011 drivers championship? – Alonso

  6. vinicius.jlantunes (@vinicius-jlantunes) said on 14th April 2011, 1:54

    1. What will be the best surprise? Sauber winning a race (with Koba)
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Australian GP being dropped
    3. Which driver will be replaced first? Narain Karthikeyan
    4. Who will he be replaced by? Yamamoto
    5. What will be the biggest political story? Concorde agreement
    6. How many races will McLaren win? Three
    7. Will Mark Webber extend his Red Bull contract before the end of the season? Yes
    8. What will the Horse Whisperer’s first complaint be about? The tires that don’t last
    9. What will Michael Schumacher’s best result be? A fourth place
    10. Who will crash out of the most races? Narain Karthikeyan
    11. Which team will have the worst reliability? Virgin
    12. Which rookie driver will score the most points? Paul di Resta
    13. Which will be the most entertaining race? Spa
    14. Who will set the most pole positions? Vettel
    15. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. Who will be the first retirement at Melbourne? (will not respond as race is past)
    17. At which race will the drivers’ title be won? Brazil
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 280

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