Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Barcelona, 2012

The 2012 F1 season in 20 questions

2012 F1 season previewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Barcelona, 2012
Will Alonso win more than one race this year?

The curtain is about to come up on a new season of Formula 1.

But before then we get to anticipate what might be for just a few days longer – and that’s part of the fun, isn’t it?

With that in mind, here are 20 question on the subjects that will shape the season ahead.

Post your answers in the comments and come the end of the season we can all reflect on how wrong we were. Especially me.

1. What will be the best surprise?
2. What will be the worst surprise?
3. How many different teams will win races?
4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
11. And who will take their place?
12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
18. How many points will the winning driver score?

The final two questions take the form of these polls:

19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?

Who will win the constructors’ championship?

  • Red Bull (38%)
  • McLaren (55%)
  • Ferrari (4%)
  • Mercedes (3%)
  • Lotus (1%)
  • Force India (0%)
  • Sauber (0%)
  • Toro Rosso (0%)
  • Williams (0%)
  • Caterham (0%)
  • HRT (0%)
  • Marussia (0%)

Total Voters: 577

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20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?

Who will win the drivers’ championship?

  • Sebastian Vettel (35%)
  • Mark Webber (4%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (26%)
  • Jenson Button (19%)
  • Fernando Alonso (8%)
  • Felipe Massa (0%)
  • Michael Schumacher (2%)
  • Nico Rosberg (1%)
  • Kimi Raikkonen (3%)
  • Romain Grosjean (0%)
  • Paul di Resta (0%)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (0%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (0%)
  • Sergio Perez (0%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (0%)
  • Jean-Eric Vergne (0%)
  • Pastor Maldonado (0%)
  • Bruno Senna (0%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (0%)
  • Vitaly Petrov (0%)
  • Narain Karthikeyan (0%)
  • Pedro de la Rosa (0%)
  • Timo Glock (0%)
  • Charles Pic (0%)

Total Voters: 565

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219 comments on “The 2012 F1 season in 20 questions”

  1. 1. What will be the best surprise? Caterham
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Mercedes
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st at Spa
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th again but with a point or 2
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? The same at the start
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? de la Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Maldonado
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something complicated
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 200 odd

    1. sid_prasher (@)
      13th March 2012, 17:46

      5 different race winners will be awesome!

      1. 5 is great, but actually we’ve had 5 different winners last season too, although it didnt seem like it, did it? Vettel, Hamilton, Button, Alonso and Webber. It would get interesting if there would be 6-7 different winners (if we count Mercedes too, or Raikkonen)

        1. 3. How many different teams will win races? 5

          Notice the teams

    2. 5 teams winnning races? Possible. I’m thinking about Red Bull, McLaren, Mercedes, Ferrari and Lotus.

      On the most entertaining race? I put my money on Austin’s US GP.

      1. @jcost Williams could win a race too. They just might. I think Maldonado could spring a surprise at Barcelona :P

        1. Ha, I see what you did there. :P

  2. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Lotus’ great form
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Another year of dominance from Vettel
    3. How many different teams will win races?
    3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    0 – that’s seriously painful
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    9
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place?
    Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Pastor Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Timo Glock
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Sebastian Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Something technology based
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Belgium
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    279
    19. Who will win the Constructor’s Championship?
    Red Bull
    20. Who will win the Driver’s Championship?
    Sebastian Vettel

    1. I think you are being overly depressive in your thinking there @daykind.

      I would go for this:
      1. What will be the best surprise? – Both HRT and Marussia getting inside the 107% right from the start
      2. What will be the worst surprise? Finding out that Force India is broke before mid season
      3. How many different teams will win races? I’d expect 3, but I would love to see 4 of them, with Rosberg scoring his first.
      4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Hm, I guess that will be Bruno Senna, probably from a problem before qualifying. Or bad strategy for Hamilton.
      5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? I guess it might turn right towards the second half of the season and he gets 2 in.
      6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? I would hope for a podium finish in Spa.
      7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th, again.
      8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes, but it won’t be clear from the wording if he will be actually a race driver (remember Trullis contract)
      9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Either all but Red Bull again or it will have deteriorated to only McLaren+Mercedes+Marussia+Force India and put to rest.
      10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? That’s an easy one. Narain will be replaced first.
      11. And who will take their place? I would say Clos gets a one off shot at driving in Spain.
      12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Massa
      13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No, he will test an F1 car but go racing elsewhere
      14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Hm, that would be Sebastian Vettel, after Hamilton hits him from behind :-)
      15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Mark Webber
      16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement pulling and shoving.
      17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? lets make a wild guess and say Valencia will suddenly throw up something nice due to rain!
      18. How many points will the winning driver score? Ehm, 244 points
      19. Who will win the Constructor’s Championship?
      McLaren (because Webber will be doing “the best for the team” to often and Vettel will also suffer a bit of reliability problems)
      20. Who will win the Driver’s Championship?
      I went for Jenson Button, although I seriously doubt he can make it past everyone else. But It would be genuinly great to see him do that. With Hamilton close behind.

    2. 1. What will be the best surprise? Ferrari sandbagging during testing.
      2. What will be the worst surprise? McLaren ahead by 1 second per lap.
      3. How many different teams will win races? Three
      4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
      5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 12
      6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
      7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? third last
      8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
      9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Fail to care about FOTA
      10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Massa
      11. And who will take their place? Kubica
      12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Lewis.
      13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Yes
      14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Webber
      15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Alonso
      16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? What ever the West want it to be.
      17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa, unless thats been removed already lol
      18. How many points will the winning driver score? 400

  3. I love this time of year!

    1. What will be the best surprise?
    HRT won’t be as bad as expected, finishing ahead of at least Marussia regularly on merit.
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Caterham won’t have made as much progress as most people suspect. I think they’ll be stuck in Q1 at least 75% of the time.
    3. How many different teams will win races?
    Lets plump for four… Red Bull, McLaren and two from Ferrari, Mercedes and Lotus (Renault!).
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    Either one or zero due to the poor Ferrari.
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    I suspect he will find it tough… I’ll say about 4th.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    In two minds… depends on his performance, but I’ll say yes.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    None, I expect it will desolve.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Oooh… you can’t predict replacements due to injury. I think Liuzzi will replace Karthikeyan at about half way.
    11. And who will take their place?
    Oh… ok! Liuzzi.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Lewis “Ali G” Hamilton.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    No… and I fear not in 2013 either.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Let’s go for… oooh… Maldonado.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Bernie Ecclestone?… No, I’ll say Vettel.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Something involving Ecclestone.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    312…
    19. WDC?
    Vettel, again… by a nose from Hamilton/Button.
    20. WCC?
    McLaren… because of Webber’s underperforming.

  4. matthewf1 (@)
    13th March 2012, 17:37

    1. What will be the best surprise? Webber beats Vettel
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Lotus and Mercedes are no better than last year
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 10
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karti
    11. And who will take their place? Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Glock
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ferrari appeal successfully to the FIA to impose a ban on Adrian Newey
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa hopefully (as I’m going)
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 272

    1. matthewf1 (@)
      13th March 2012, 17:42

      19. Mercedes
      20. Hamilton

    2. Yes! We need a campaign to ban Adrian Newey! It’s like the rules are written to advance his career! I tired of these UGLY aerotweaked monstrosities. Can’t F1 go to more sticktion? Big tires and clever suspensions? And get over the silly gimmicks like even suggesting wetting the track?

  5. 1. What will be the best surprise? A return to form from Felipe Massa
    2. What will be the worst surprise? First win still eludes Rosberg
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 5th
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? de la Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Hulkenberg
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Teams departing from FOTA & continued dispute over Bahrain GP
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Japan
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? Around 310 +/- 5 points

    1. 19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Vettel

    2. 16. I suspect Bahrain GP will go on but massive demonstrations will shadow the event.

      1. I think it will be the centre of news up until the race either is cancelled or goes ahead. Personally, I don’t think a country that has violated basic human rights should host a Grand Prix

  6. 1. What will be the best surprise? Caterham
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Schumacher
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 4th
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 8th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Same as start
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Petrov
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Some inter-team drama, driver related
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 248
    19. Red Bull
    20. Button

  7. OK here’s my 20 answers:

    Best surprise: Closer championship than last year
    Worst surprise: Spa has to share its slot on the calendar and only appear in alternate seasons
    Different winning teams: Three
    First driver to DNQ: Pic
    Alonso wins: Four
    Raikkonen’s best result: Third
    Caterham’s championship position: Tenth
    Schumacher contract extension: Yes
    FOTA members: Seven
    First driver replaced: Karthikeyan
    Who replaces them: Clos
    Most penalties: Maldonado
    Will Kubica race?: Yes
    First retirement in Australia: Vergne
    US GP winner: Hamilton
    Biggest political story: Concorde Agreement fall-out
    Most entertaining race: Canada
    Winning driver points: 298
    Teams’ champion: Red Bull
    Drivers’ champion: Vettel

    1. You think Kubica will race? Who for may I ask? Would like to see it but I’m becoming more and more afraid his career in F1 is over

      1. It was reported today that he did some karting in recent days, this just after having participated in a rally last week. I’m not saying it’s likely, but it certainly sounds more plausible than it did even a week or so ago.

      2. Lotus instead of Grosjean. Wouldnt be surprised if there is a clause in Grosjeans contract.

        1. Given a season or two to get back up to speed a Kimi-Kubica pairing would be absolutely electrifying!

          1. sid_prasher (@)
            14th March 2012, 10:34

            I agree and I think they will work extremely well together with a lot less ego hassles…

        2. IMO all ties to Lotus are cut.

          Either Ferrari, If Massa gets sacked mid-season, or a bought race seat at Sauber (courtesy of Ferrari). But still, it’s highly improbable to see him actually racing. As I said in my answers – no races, but quite a lot of testing.

    2. If Webber manages to be closer to Vettel this year, I think WDC will be a McLaren driver, probably Hamilton. In case Webber can’t improve from his last year form, I’d rather put my money on Vettel.

  8. You can tell that the poll has already been invaded by the brits.

    1. What will be the best surprise? Mercedes
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Caterham
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? As many as there are now.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? de la Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Toss-up between Maldonado and Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Barring a first lap destruction derby, Petrov.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Difficult to tell, probably a team blatantly copying another.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? I’m going to go with a wildcard here and say Singapore.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 288
    19. Who will win the Constructor’s Championship?
    Red Bull
    20. Who will win the Driver’s Championship?
    Sebastian Vettel

  9. 1. What will be the best surprise? Merc being up to speed,
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Ferrari confirming the rumors and sucking the whole year.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? no one.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th, but with a point this time.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? yes!
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 5 or 6, not sure
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan, no question.
    11. And who will take their place? Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Lewis Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Not a chance
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Chales Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? FOTA-FIA dispute
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada!
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 250 something

    1. WCC: Red Bull
      WDC: Vettel

  10. sid_prasher (@)
    13th March 2012, 17:46

    1. What will be the best surprise? Schumacher on podium
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Team orders ruining races
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd at spa
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 3rd last
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 0
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldanado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Charles Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? budget cap and engine rules
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 310

  11. 1. What will be the best surprise? Rosberg winning a race.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Not all 20 races happening.
    3. How many different teams will win races? Four.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain Karthikeyan.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? Once.
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan.
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Pastor Maldonado.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Kamui Kobayashi.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Exhaust blowing despite the regulations.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? The Australian GP.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 280.

    1. 19 and 20 – Button and McLaren.

  12. 1. What will be the best surprise? Michael Schumacher will outscore Nico Rosberg
    2. What will be the worst surprise? The complete disintegration of FOTA and the creation of a poor Concorde Agreement
    3. How many different teams will win races? Three
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? No one will fail to qualify for a race.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? Zero
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s bet result be? Fourth
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructor’s championship? Tenth
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? None
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Vitantonio Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Bruno Senna
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Kamui Kobayashi
    15. Who will win the U.S. Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The dissolution of FOTA and the Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Great Britain
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 307
    19. Who will win the Constructor’s Championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the Driver’s Championship? Sebastian Vettel

  13. 1. Raikkonen on form
    2. Spa loses annual slot in calendar
    3. Four
    4. No one
    5. Three
    6. Second
    7. Eighth
    8. Yes
    9. Eight
    10. Daniel Ricciardo
    11. Sebastien Buemi
    12. Lewis Hamilton
    13. No
    14. Bruno Senna
    15. Michael Schumacher
    16. Concorde Agreement
    17. Australia
    18. 320
    19. McLaren
    20. Sebastian Vettel

  14. 1. What will be the best surprise? Lotus and Mercedes mixing it with the front runners
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Williams not making much progress compared to last year
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Glock/Pic in Aus
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 7
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th, but after scoring a point or two
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? De la Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? whoever pays the most
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Lewis Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? no
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Nico Hulkenberg
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Fernando Alonso
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bahrain
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 274
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Fernando Alonso

  15. carbon_fibre
    13th March 2012, 17:52

    1. What will be the best surprise? Massa
    2. What will be the worst surprise? The Toro Rosso duo.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4 (RBR.Ferrari,McLaren and Mercedes)
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd (Spa)
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan.
    11. And who will take their place? Clos.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton .
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Of course not.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Senna (random guess).
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something about Ferrari.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Montreal.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 265.
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull.
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Vettel.

  16. 1. What will be the best surprise? Lotus Winning a race
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Sebastian Vettel not being on pole every race
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? The next person to win the Euromillions jackpot(!) Or someone with a lot of sponsorship
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Lewis Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pastor Maldonado
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Jenson Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? 2014 Rules
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 276.5

  17. 1. What will be the best surprise? MERCEDES.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? MORE THAN ONE RACE CANCELLED.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? KARTHIKEYAN
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 4
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? NO
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 0
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? GROSJEAN
    11. And who will take their place? D’AMBROSIO
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? KARTHIKEYAN
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? NO
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? ROSBERG
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? VETTEL
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? A DRIVER WILL QUIT MIDSEASON
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? AUSTRALIAN GP
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 323

  18. PJ (@pjtierney)
    13th March 2012, 17:58

    1. What will be the best surprise?
    Mercedes win a race.

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Williams consistently beaten by Caterham.

    3. How many different teams will win races?
    4 (the big 3 and Mercedes)

    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Charles Pic, Melbourne

    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    3

    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    3rd

    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    10th

    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    Yes

    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    12 (an agreement will be made and all teams return)

    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Vergne

    11. And who will take their place?
    Buemi

    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Hamilton

    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    No.

    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Bruno Senna

    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Jenson Button

    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Bahrain

    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Brazil

    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    299

    19. Red Bull

    20. Vettel

  19. 1. What will be the best surprise? Mercedes Winning
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Vettel winning a third title
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? de la Rosa
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 8
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? de la Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Glock
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The Exhausts
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 250
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Hamilton

  20. 1. What will be the best surprise? Caterham
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Ferrari extremely off the pace in the opening rounds
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Seven
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Vitantonio Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Lewis Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pastor Maldonado
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Exhaust Blowing Diffuser
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Monza
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 246

  21. Atanu (@ilovevettel)
    13th March 2012, 18:01

    1. What will be the best surprise?–Rosberg first win
    2. What will be the worst surprise?–HRT not able to qualify in Australia
    3. How many different teams will win races?–Three
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?–Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?–Two
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?–Podium
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?–Tenth
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?–No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?–Nine
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?–Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place?–Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?–Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?–No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?–Petrov
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?–Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?–Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?–Indian GP(Ok, I am biased :D)
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?–290
    19. WCC — Red Bull
    20. WDC — vettel

  22. 1. What will be the best surprise? Eddie Jordan will wear sensible shirts
    2. What will be the worst surprise? One team will not complete all 20 races
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? A win
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 8th or 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Could be anyone
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? One of the Virgins
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Trouble in Bahrain – protests?
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Monaco
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 256

  23. 1. What will be the best surprise? Mercedes and Lotus are competitive.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Further restrictions and rule changes
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 4
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Grosjean
    11. And who will take their place? Kubica
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Yes
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Charles Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bahrain
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? US GP
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 290

  24. 1. What will be the best surprise? Lotus and Kimi’s Performance
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Ferrari performance going down even more
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st place in one of the first 3 GP’s
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? No idea, maybe Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Grosjean or Vergne
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Karthikeyan
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? J. Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something about the new regulations
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Malaysia if rains
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 285
    19. WCC? McLaren
    20. WDC? J. Button

  25. 1. What will be the best surprise? Caterham
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Williams
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Glock
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 347
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Vettel

  26. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Raikkonen being a title contender

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Bahrain being cancelled.

    3. How many different teams will win races?
    4

    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Pic

    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    1

    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    1

    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    9th

    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    No

    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    7

    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Karthikeyen

    11. And who will take their place?
    Liuzzi

    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Maldonado and Hamilton

    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    No

    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Maldonado

    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Lewis Hamilton

    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Bahrain

    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Canada

    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    242

    1. 19.WCC?
      Mclaren

      20. WDC?
      Button

  27. 1. If McLaren wins the WDC.
    2. If HRT survive this season.
    3. Five: RBR, McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes and Lotus
    4. Narain Karthikeyan
    5. 2
    6. 1st
    7. 9th, ahead of Williams
    8. Yes
    9. Noone will leave, that’s for sure.

    1. 10. Karthikeyan
      11. Anyone
      12. Maldonaldo
      13. No
      14. Pic
      15. Lewis Hamilton
      16. Something on the Red Bull
      17. Canada
      18. 252

  28. 1. What will be the best surprise? Raikkonen or Schumacher winning a race.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Vettel winning a third championship.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 8
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Felipe Massa
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? I think not but I’d like to see it happen.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Narain Karthikeyan
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Jenson Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Work arounds to the EBD ban.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Malaysia.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 312.
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren.
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Voted Lewis Hamilton but I wish Alonso would win it for the 3rd time.

  29. 1. What will be the best surprise? Force India & Renault ahead of Ferrari
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Felipe Massa losing his drive
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narian Karthekeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 8
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthekeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Antonia Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Nico Hulkenberg
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Vitaly Petrov
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement (another threat of a breakaway).
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 394

    1. Sorry, my number 2 I mis-read the question I thought it was worst-kept surprise!

      My answer to that would be Marussia team dissolving instead!

  30. Best surprise: Lotus getting two or three podiums.
    Worst surprise: Spa having to share it’s slot with France.
    Different winning teams: Three
    First driver to DNQ: Karthikeyan
    Alonso wins: One
    Raikkonen’s best result: Third
    Caterham’s championship position: Tenth
    Schumacher contract extension: No
    FOTA members: Five
    First driver replaced: Karthikeyan
    Who replaces them: Clos
    Most penalties: Maldonado
    Will Kubica race?: Nope
    First retirement in Australia: De La Rosa
    US GP winner: Vettel
    Biggest political story: Some sort of disagreement on the Concorde Agreement
    Most entertaining race: Belgium
    Winning driver points: 312
    Teams’ champion: Red Bull
    Drivers’ champion: Vettel

  31. 1. What will be the best surprise? More than two teams competing for race wins.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? US Grand Prix will fail to go ahead.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan if anyone.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? None.
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan.
    11. And who will take their place? Alguersauri.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Massa.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? If it happens, Button.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The new Concorde Agreement.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australia.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 260.

  32. 1. What will be the best surprise? Romain Grosjean
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Jenson Button
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan.
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Felipe Massa
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Maldonado
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 254
    19. Who will win the Constructor’s Championship? Red Bull Racing.
    20. Who will win the Driver’s Championship? Sebastian Vettel.

    1. I meant:
      1. Romain Grosjean getting a podium.
      2. Jenson Button not winning a race.

  33. 1. What will be the best surprise? Mercedes winning races
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? Win
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th but will score some points.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? The same
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Di Resta
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Petrov
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 257
    19 and 20. Mclaren and Hamilton

  34. 1. What will be the best surprise? – Ferrari will reach the podium sometime
    2. What will be the worst surprise? – Caterham will remain 10th
    3. How many different teams will win races? – 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? – de la Rosa
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? – 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? – 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? – 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? – Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? – 4
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? – Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? – Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? – Senna
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? – No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? – Glock
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? – Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – N/A
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? – 322

    1. 19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? – Red Bull
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? – Vettel

  35. Thanks @keithcollantine for doing this again!

    Note: where multiple answers are entered, they are in the order of most likely to least likely.

    1. Caterham getting in the midfield / into the points, or the stepped nose being banned (for 2012 and / or 2013)
    2. Vettel dominating again, Schumacher and / or Raikkonen having poor seasons, Spa not being in F1 for more than one year, Webber not being in F1 next year
    3. Four or Five
    4. Narain Karthikeyan, if anyone
    5. One or Two at a push
    6. 2nd
    7. Ninth, possibly ahead of Williams
    8. Unlikely, but that depends on this season
    9. Three or Four
    10. Narain Karthikeyan
    11. A pay driver, a Red Bull development driver, or Liuzzi
    12. Lewis Hamilton or Pastor Maldonado
    13. No
    14. Narain Karthikeyan or Jean Eric Vergne
    15. Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber or Jenson Button
    16. Aero performance from exhausts / stapped noses / w ducts / suspension, phone hacking F1 personnel by Sky during their coverage
    17. Canada, failing that Italy, otherwise Britain
    18. 316
    19. Probably Red Bull, but otherwise McLaren
    20. Sebastian Vettel, but failing that hopefully Jenson Button

    1. 16. phone hacking F1 personnel by Sky during their coverage

      Nice :P

  36. 1. What will be the best surprise? – An absolutely titanic scrap for the championship
    2. What will be the worst surprise? – DRS, what else?
    3. How many different teams will win races? – 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? – None, all drivers will qualify
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? – 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? – 1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? – 9th, ahead of Williams
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? – For one more season
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? – 9
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? – Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? – Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? – Vitaly Petrov
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? – Not in 2012, but Ferrari will sign him up for 2013
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? – Timo Glock
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? – Jenson Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – The continued unrest in Bahrain
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? – 266</strong
    19. WDC – Red Bull, only just though.
    20. WCC – Being the optimist, Kimi Raikkonen.

  37. 1. What will be the best surprise? Lotus
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Williams poor form
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Sutil
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Yes
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Maldonado
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Exhaust systems
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 270

  38. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Best championship ever

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    spa having to lose his slot from France

    3. How many different teams will win races?
    5 teams and 10 different drivers

    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    no one

    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    2 ( spain & italy )

    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    1st ( in Monaco & spa )

    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    10 but with a point at least

    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    yes

    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    8

    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    karthikeyan

    11. And who will take their place?
    liuzzi

    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    maldonado

    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    no

    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    karthikeyan

    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    button

    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    concorde agreement

    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    china or canada or spa

    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    238

  39. Woo, it’s that time again! Completely inaccurate predictions coming up!
    1. What will be the best surprise?
    Nico Rosberg wins!
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Raikkonen is pants still
    3. How many different teams will win races?
    4 (RBR,McL,Fer,Merc)
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    n/a
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    5th
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    However many are in now
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Vitaly Petrov
    11. And who will take their place?
    Alexander Rossi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Romain Grosjean
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    No :(
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Timo Glock
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Fernando Alonso
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Race fees
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Monaco
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    320

  40. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Raikönnen to have a great comeback season.

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Caterham not making the midfield again.

    3. How many different teams will win races?
    5 RB, McLaren, Ferrari, Merc and Renault. Lotus. whatever they are called these days. The black one with Raikönnen in.

    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Narain Kartharkeyan

    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    2

    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    A race win !

    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    10th.

    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    Yes he will.

    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    9 teams.

    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Karthatkeyan.

    11. And who will take their place?
    Bill Gates’ grandmother paying a few quid to have a go..

    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Lewis.. sadly.

    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    Nope. He will wait for 2013 and be fit to win the championship a million times in a row. I hope at least.

    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Vergne crashing into the back of Maldonardo. Ending up in a big fireball, red flagging the race. Luckily nobody injured.

    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Michael Schumacher because all the non silver cars can’t stand the heat and will have to pit and retire at the end of the parade lap to avoid unnecessary stress on the engine and gearbox.

    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Lewis Hamilton picking a fight with Maldonardo injuring him and as a penalty Lewis has to be a stand in at Williams while Maldonardo is getting sown together.

    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Valencia. Because all the teams dress up as clown and decide that it would be more fun to do a race driving backwards, just to find out that the reverse gear on their cars are too flimsy and stupid that only one finishes the race.

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

  41. 1. What will be the best surprise? The close Championship.
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    3. How many different teams will win races? Three.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain Karthikeyan.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? One.
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 4th.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Same as the start of the year.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan.
    11. And who will take their place? No idea.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Pastor Maldonado.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Maldonado
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Positioning and effects of the exhausts.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Japanese GP (Providing it’s at Suzuka)
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 289.

  42. 1. What will be the best surprise? Two, Force India getting a podium and Caterham getting a point.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Red Bull 1-2 in Australia because it isn’t going to surprise anyone
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? No one
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 4th
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Probably 2
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Hopefully not but Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Sergio Perez
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Charles Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Mark Webber
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 270

  43. Oh great, the annual 20 questions for the season!

    1. What will be the best surprise? The comeback of Robert Kubica to racing!
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Someone dying on or around the track.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4 : I think there’s a fair chance that Lotus will win one race.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? None, I thought the rule was unoficially scrapped
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2 races, no more.
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? I would say a podium finish : let’s say 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th as usual
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Not in F1.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 9, I’m rather optimistic about it.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Adrian Sutil?
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Not likely, but I definitely would like it
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Charles Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The discussions about the Concorde agreement most probably, but I won’t be surprised if there will be some controversy around the Lotus E20
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa-Francorchamps, if DRS doesn’t spoil it.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 265
    19. Constructor champion : McLaren
    20. Driver champion : Sebastian Vettel, the finger-boy

  44. 1. What will be the best surprise? – Lotus beats Ferrari
    2. What will be the worst surprise? – Alonso wins Zero
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? – Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? – 0
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? – 2x2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? – 8th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? – Y, but not as a driver
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? – 5
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? – Senna
    11. And who will take their place? – Bottas
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? – Schumacher
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? – N
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? -Maldonado
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? – Rosberg
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – The stupid EBD again.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? – 300

  45. 1. What will be the best surprise? kobayashi winning a race!
    2. What will be the worst surprise? hrt will quit f1.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? the indian guy from hrt
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 1st of the new teams behind all the rest
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? all besides red bull and ferari
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? the indian guy from hrt
    11. And who will take their place? someone with more money
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? alonso
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? no
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? timo glock
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? michael shumacher
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? no idea
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Sepang malaysia
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 25

    1. The indian guy from hrt

      Come on. Make the effort.

  46. 1. What will be the best surprise – Mercedes wins a race (Rosberg)
    2. What will be the worst surprise – 4 drivers in the hunt, 2 at Redbull and 2 at Mclaren
    3. How many different teams will win races – 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race – Narain Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win – 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? – 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship – 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013 – No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season – 9
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted – Pic
    11. And who will take their place – Wickens
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties – Narain Karthikeyan (speeding in Pitlane)
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012 – No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix – De La Rosa
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix – Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year – Concorde Agreement /Lack of
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year – Canada, if true to form.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score – 185

  47. 1. What will be the best surprise? Lotus and Mercedes challenging Ferrari for third place in the pecking order.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Sebastian Vettel dominating again.
    3. How many different teams will win races? Three.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain Karthikeyan.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? One.
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? Third.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? Tenth.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? None.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan.
    11. And who will take their place? Vitantonio Liuzzi.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Pastor Maldonado.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Bruno Senna.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Going to Bahrain.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 324.
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Sebastian Vettel.
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Red Bull.

  48. 1. What will be the best surprise? Toro Rosso finishing 6th in the constructors championship
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Williams and Caterham not scoring any points at all
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3 (Red Bull, McLaren & Ferrari)
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2 (@ Monaco and Germany)
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 5th (@ Spa)
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th, just losing out to Williams
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 8
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Lewis Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Kimi Raikkonen
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Monza
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 300+
    19. Red Bull
    20. Sebastian Vettel

  49. 1. What will be the best surprise? lotus renault
    2. What will be the worst surprise? vettels ability to gain pole position
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?charles pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1 probally by default :)
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 8th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? ricardo
    11. And who will take their place? buemi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? massa
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? no
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? charles pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? ferrari related but they will get away with it for a change ,wink wink
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 266
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? mclaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? button

  50. 1. What will be the best surprise? – Close Qualifying and Racing Q2 could be fantasticly close
    2. What will be the worst surprise? – Overtaking Rules and stupid penalties
    3. How many different teams will win races? – 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? – No-one hoping for a closer grid
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? – 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? – 7th
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? – 10th but maybe with some points
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? – Yes for one more year if he does well enough
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? – the same as started
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? – Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? – whoever has the money
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? – Massa
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? – No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? – Grosjean
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? – Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – The Concorde Agreement its going to go on and on and on………
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? – 265
    19. Red Bull
    20. Vettel

  51. 1. What will be the best surprise? Redbull´s car is found to be ilegal!
    2. What will be the worst surprise? A big shunt and someone goes to the hospital for a long while
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 6
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Most definitely!
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? One less than at the begining
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Charles Pic
    11. And who will take their place? M d Villota because she´s a woman!
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Massa
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No, maybe in 2013
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Khartikeyan… engine failure…
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Alonso
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? I agre with Keith on this one. Concorde Agreement fallout
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Suzuka
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 240 ish
    19. Ferrari
    20. Alonso

  52. 1. What will be the best surprise? Caterham
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Williams (again)
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4 The big 3 and Mercedes
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 4
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd in China and Spa
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?10th after running Williams close all year
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes for one more year
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Six
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Maldonado
    11. And who will take their place? Valtteri Bottas
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Jean-Éric Vergne
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Webber
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bernie seeing his health failing and an opportunity for money has a reality tv contest among team-principles past and present to decide a new heir to the F1 throne. Flavio Briatore wins in controversial fashion.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Suzuka
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 268

  53. 1. What will be the best surprise? Lotus fighting for the championship
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Red Bull dominant again
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain of course
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? First
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? Just like last season
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Hopefully not
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Don’t really care about this one
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Nobody, hopefully
    11. And who will take their place? Some reserve driver
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? I think it’s obvious
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No, neither in 2013 unfortunately
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Hamilton, immediately after his collision with Massa
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Kimi Raikkonen
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something about Bahrain
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canadian GP
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? The most

  54. 1. What will be the best surprise? Mercedes winning a race
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Williams moving even further behind
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd at Spa
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 2 less than at the start
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? De La Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Grosjean
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something FOTA related
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 261

  55. 1. What will be the best surprise? Raikkonen will win a race.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? There will be technical arguments.
    3. How many different teams will win races? Four (Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus).
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? Three.
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? First.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? Tenth.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Four.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan.
    11. And who will take their place? Clos.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pic.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Alonso.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde agreement.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 278.

    1. I can guarantee there will be technical arguments. I don’t think they should count as a surprise!

  56. 1. What will be the best surprise? Lotus
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Further tech restrictions
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3 – Red Bull, McLaren, Lotus
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? None
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st at Spa or Monza
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? ahead of Marussia and HRT
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 1-2 less than now
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Felippe
    11. And who will take their place? Roberto (yes its more a wish rather than prediction :) )
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Karthikeyan
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? As in 11 – Yes, even though it’s only myself and Keith so far who thinks so…
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Same as 2: Some further tech restrictions
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? more than second one ;) Around 200.
    19. WCC – Red Bull
    20. Seb Vettel

  57. 1. What will be the best surprise? hamhead still imature for F1
    2. What will be the worst surprise? button wins with Hill tactics
    3. How many different teams will win races? 6
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 6
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? the point has been lost
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? not this time
    11. And who will take their place? jammy Hunt
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? petrov
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? no
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? 1 off red bulls
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? hamhead
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? who copied who
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? less than last year

  58. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Austin’s new track. At least it looks very promising!
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Ferrari not able to qualify to Q3 most of the time.
    3. How many different teams will win races?
    Three.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Narain Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    Zero.
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    No.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    Five.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Narain Karthikeyan and Pedro de la Rosa will both go at the same time.
    11. And who will take their place?
    Vitantonio Liuzzi and Dani Clos.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Lewis Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Charles Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Sebastian Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Multiple teams deserting FOTA.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Belgian Grand Prix.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    320

    Red Bull for constructors’ championship and Vettel for drivers’ championship.

  59. 1. What will be the best surprise? Mercedes
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Williams doing even worse than last year
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? All Marussia and HRT drivers
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 8th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? None
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? No idea, someone with more money than racing ability
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Michael Schumacher
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Romain Grosjean
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? More efforts to control diffusers
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canadian Grand Prix
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 260

  60. 1. Raikkonen
    2. Rosberg
    3. 3
    4. Karthikeyan
    5. 0
    6. 1
    7. 10
    8. no
    9. 10
    10. none
    11. none
    12. Senna
    13. no
    14. alonso
    15. raikkonen
    16. concorde
    17. spa
    18. 300

  61. 1. What will be the best surprise? Raikkonen back on form
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Ferrari being uncompetetive for most of the year
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes, if the mercedes performs.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 5
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Sergio Perez
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Sadly, no.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Jean-Eric Vergne
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? New Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Montreal
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 282
    19. Mclaren for the constructors
    20. Button for the drivers championship

  62. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Robert Kubica going testing

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Belgian Grand Prix becoming a bi-annual race

    3. How many different teams will win races?
    4

    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Narain Karthikeyan

    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    2

    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    3rd

    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    10th

    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    Yes

    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    Eight

    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Dani Clos

    11. And who will take their place?
    Vitantonio Liuzzi

    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Romain Grosjean

    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    No

    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Jean-Eric Vergne

    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Sebastian Vettel

    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Going to Bahrain

    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Brazilian Grand Prix

    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    305

    19. Who will win the Constructor’s Championship?
    McLaren

    20. Who will win the Driver’s Championship?
    Lewis Hamilton

  63. 1. What will be the best surprise? Grosjean
    2. What will be the worst surprise? BBC will give up more live races to Sky next year
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Nobody
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th, with points
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No, and Ross Brawn will announce it.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? However many there are now.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Vergne, after Franz Tost gets out of the wrong side of bed one morning.
    11. And who will take their place? Buemi (for one race, then Vergne will return)
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Schumacher
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? In the usual smash at turn 3, Petrov will be listed as first to retire.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Tedious soundbites from Bernie and Luca Montezemolo about the Concorde Agreement and whatever’s keeping Ferrari out of it (third cars or whatever)
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 287

    I went for Red Bull and Vettel. Would’ve been wishful thinking to say Button. But I hope it’ll be a proper title fight, down to the last couple of races.

    1. correction: Helmut Marko gets out of the wrong side of bed one morning…

  64. 1. What will be the best surprise? Force India get a podium
    2. What will be the worst surprise? If Vettel gets 16 poles
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Timo Glock
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Jaime Alguersuari
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? no
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Charles Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? RRA and Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 293
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mclaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Sebastian Vettel

  65. 1. What will be the best surprise? Williams improving considerably.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Lotus not being at all competitive.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2.
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 5.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan.
    11. And who will take their place? Jaime Alguersuari.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Pic.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Felipe Massa.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 275.

  66. 1. What will be the best surprise? Karthikeyan dropped mid-season
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Chandhok taking his place
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Maldonado
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 4th
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Chandhok
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? De la Rosa
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? FOTA
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Silverstone, where the drivers are replaced with bobble-head dolls
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 270

  67. 1. What will be the best surprise? Caterham
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Massa (maybe not a surprise)
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd (maybe a win is possible)
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Will depends on results
    If the car is good and he can match Nico he will.

    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 12
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Jules Bianchi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Massa
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Probably not, if he does probably in Massa’s seat
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Karthikeyan
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? RRA (getting it integrated in the concorde)
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Belgium
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 277

    1. and Mclaren as constuctors champs
      and Vettel as champ.
      The only one to stop Vettel from winning in my view is Hamilton!

  68. 1. What will be the best surprise? Robert Kubica will come back this season
    2. What will be the worst surprise? ?Petrov in Caterham
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?2
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?no
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?5
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?de la Rosa
    11. And who will take their place?Robert Wickens
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?Lewis
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?YES
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?Hulkenberg
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?Webber
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bahrain
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?Monaco
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?217

  69. 1. best surprise? Great Bahrain GP
    2. worst surprise? Schumacher retirement after 2012
    3. How many different teams? 4teams
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify? not hapening this year or Weber car failure in P3
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? Five
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’? 6th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Seven
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Hulkenberg
    11. And who will take their place? Rubens!
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Groesjean
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No, at best he will do a test drive in a F1 car..
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Vettel
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Nico Rosberg
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Flavio Briatore returning
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa!
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? Less than 200

  70. 1. What will be the best surprise? Schumacher podium/win
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Some kind of controversy
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 3
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? DLR
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No :(
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Karthikeyan
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bernie vs Austin
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 248
    19. McLaren
    20. Vettel (with Button and Hamilton taking points off each other)

  71. 1. What will be the best surprise? Schumacher on the podium!
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Williams failing to improve.
    3. How many different teams will win races? Four – Red Bull, McLaren, Mercedes, Ferrari.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? – Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? – Only two.
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? – Second at Spa.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? All of the current outfits
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthykeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Sergio Perez
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Bruno Senna
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Negotiation of the Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa (it will rain, then dry, then rain hard and start to dry again!)
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 240
    19. WCC: Red Bull
    20. WDC: Vettel

  72. 1. What will be the best surprise? Robert Kubica’s comeback to the sport.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Mercedes getting out of the sport after yet another disappointing season
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain ;P
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? A win.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th again, unfortunately
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Nope. Enough is enough.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? None, total collapse of the group.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain :D
    11. And who will take their place? The highest bidder
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Em… I already hear the booing but Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Nope, but he will get quite a lot friday’s and Mugello test.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Timo Glock (guess)
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Alonso
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Corruption regarding the calendar and awarding GP’s to countries
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada!
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 257

  73. 1. Rosberg winning his first race
    2. Another dominated season
    3. 4
    4. Glock
    5. 2
    6. 2nd
    7. 9th
    8. Yes
    9. All
    10.Felipe Massa
    11.Algersuari
    12.Maldonado
    13.No
    14.Mark Webber
    15.Lewis Hamilton
    16.Ferrari influencing Pirelli
    17.Australia
    18.280

  74. 1. What will be the best surprise? Williams back in the points consistently
    2. What will be the worst surprise? if Merc GP dont get that elusive 1st win
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4 RedB, Mc, Ferr, Merc
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? No one
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Pastor Probably. : (
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Glock
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bahrain GP
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? a rain soaked china or something similar !
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 295

    Finally Mclaren and Lewis for me this year !

  75. 1. What will be the best surprise? Lotus
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Marussia not finishing the season
    3. How many different teams will win races? Four
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? Two
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd place
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Eight
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Giedo van der Garde
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Massa
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bahrain
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Hungary
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 378

  76. 1. What will be the best surprise? Caterham regularly scoring points.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? The tyres being as boring as they were in the last half of last year for most of the season.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4, maybe 5. I’ll say 5.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1, probably Singapore.
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? Second at Spa.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? Ninth.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? All those that are still in it now.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan.
    11. And who will take their place? Vitantonio Liuzzi.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Lewis Hamilton.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No. He will in 2013, though.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Timo Glock or Michael Schumacher.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Exhaust positioning and all that jazz.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 200.

    1. Doh, don’t know why i put 200. I meant 280.

  77. 1. What will be the best surprise? Lotus’ form
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Red Bull’s adventage is still too big
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? The same number as now (7, I think?)
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Absolutely no idea! Mark Webber, because of some injury or illness.
    11. And who will take their place? Sebastien Buemi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? The only answer I’m sure about: Lewis Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? no
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Charles Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ecclestone’s retirement (haha)
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canadian GP
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 319

  78. 1. What will be the best surprise? Massa being more competitive.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Belgium Grand Prix only happening once every 2 years.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? No-one
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? None
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Buemi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? FOTA disbanding
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 283
    19. Redbull
    20. Vettel

  79. 1. What will be the best surprise? Mercedes
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Ferrari
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3 Red Bull, McLaren, Mercedes
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? depends on money
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 257
    19. Red Bull
    20. Vettel

  80. 1. What will be the best surprise? Mercedes
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Ferrari
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3 Red Bull, McLaren, Mercedes
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? depends on money
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 257

  81. 1. What will be the best surprise? Podium for Kimi
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Alonso without win
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? None
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 5th place
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th place
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Dont care (maybe 10?)
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Pedro de la Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Senna
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Jean Eric Vergne
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Seb
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Brazil
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 354

  82. 1. What will be the best surprise? Michael Schumacher winning early on
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Paul di Resta destroyed by Nico Hulkenberg
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 9
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Pedro De La Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Vitantonio Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Romain Grosjean
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Vitaly Petrov
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concerns over HRT, financially
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Silverstone
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 279

  83. 1. What will be the best surprise? Mercedes and Sauber in the front-runners mix
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Bruno Senna struggling to match Maldonado’s pace.
    3. How many different teams will win races? I’d like to watch 6 (the usual 3 teams, plus Mercedes, Sauber and Force India).
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? No one will fail.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? Perhaps 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd place in Spa-Francorchamps
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th, but much closer to the mid-runners and marginally ahead of Williams
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Maybe 5
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Charles Pic
    11. And who will take their place? Robert Vickens
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Romain Grosjean
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Fernando Alonso
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Nico Rosberg
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The decision to have racing in Barhein, while the whole country is “busy” with political/religion issues.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 251
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Jenson Button

  84. 1. What will be the best surprise? Massa returning to form (I hope)
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Mercedes failing to win
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd at Spa
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 5
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? no
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Petrov
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? something budget related
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? high 200s
    19. Red Bull
    20. Vettel

  85. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Red Bull not dominating qualifying every race
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Kubica announcing he will not consider returning to Formula 1
    3. How many different teams will win races?
    5, RB, Mac, Fezza, Merc and Lotus
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Karthikeian
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    3, Monaco, Monza and Korea
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    9th, ahead of HRT, Marussia and Williams
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    Yes, for another 2 years
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Karthikeian
    11. And who will take their place?
    Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Hamilton, he will still race like he’s playing F1 2011
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    No, he won’t race in F1 again, but will join DTM
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Maldonado
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    The decision to move exhausts again, to a single tailpipe extending past the rear wing next to the rain light
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    295

  86. 1. What will be the best surprise? Schumacher very competitive
    2. What will be the worst surprise? McLaren competitiveness
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? None
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 8
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? None
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Pic
    11. And who will take their place? Kubica
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Yes
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Massa
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Schumacher
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? 2014 engines
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Valencia
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 270

  87. 1. What will be the best surprise? Ferrari not doing well (possibly not much of a surprise given the testing, but it will be the best)
    2. What will be the worst surprise? 2013 Specifications
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? No one
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No – after being beaten again by Rosberg this year.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 9
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Glock
    11. And who will take their place? Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Massa
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Webber
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bernie retired/ousted
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Brasil
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 295
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Hamilton

  88. 1. What will be the best surprise? Hopefully Force India getting podiums
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Continued Red Bull dominance of Quali
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic in Australia
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th, but they will score a point.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 5
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? De La Rosa, For a pay driver / driver with funding
    11. And who will take their place? .. a Red Bull youth driver.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Nope
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Glock – Hydraulic pressure loss.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Webber
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? A wet one, hopefully it rains at Monaco.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 373

  89. 1. What will be the best surprise? Schumacher on the Podium.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Williams staying at the back.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0.
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 5.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Seven.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan.
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Maldonado.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? New concord agreement and the lateral fallout from it.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australian GP
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 307.
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mclaren.
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Button.

  90. 1. What will be the best surprise? 1st win for Rosberg
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Title decided 3 races before the end
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Alguersuari
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Grosjean
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Glock
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Accords Concorde
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Montréal
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 284
    19. McLaren
    20. Vettel

  91. 1. What will be the best surprise? Mercedes’ competitiveness
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Lotus’ competitiveness
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic & Karthikeyan will both be outside 107% in Australia.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7, after Toro Rosso follow their sister team and engine suppliers’ leads.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Going out on a limb with a very tentative yes.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Ricciardo
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement squabbling
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? A soaking wet Monaco
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 315
    19. WCC Red Bull
    20. WDC Vettel

  92. 1. What will be the best surprise? close championship
    2. What will be the worst surprise? big crash, injured driver
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th… again!
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? no
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? same
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? De la Rosa ($$$)
    11. And who will take their place? Bianchi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Petrov
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? no
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Button
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? exhuasts
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 290

  93. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Schumacher will finally beat Rosberg.
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Caterham still being well off the pace/Lotus not as quick as it seemed.
    3. How many different teams will win races?
    4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    About six.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Karthikeyan again (sorry Narain ;))
    11. And who will take their place?
    Some other well funded non-entity.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    This is down to the judgement of the stewards which, as we all know, is strange at best.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012
    Sadly absolutely not.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    One of the Torro Rossos (most likely Vergne)
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    The driver who is at that time leading the championship.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    FOTA-RRA-ILLEGAL EBD-GATE!
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Canada (for third year in a row)
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    Roughly between 280-300.

    Not long to go now, enjoy all!

  94. 1. What will be the best surprise? A midfield team on the podium.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Caterham not scoring a point.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 6
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes, assuming he doesn’t win a race
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 0
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? De La Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? A pay driver.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Alonso
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bernie Ecclestone found in a compromising situation with a Cream Egg. Failing that, FOTA breaking up.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 250
    19. Who will win the Constructors’ championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the Drivers’ championship? Vettel

    1. Whoops! I thought Q3 was “How many drivers will win a race?”! I think 4 teams will win a race.

  95. Cucamest (@kevincucamest)
    13th March 2012, 22:56

    1. What will be the best surprise: Fernando Alonso winning the championship.
    2. What will be the worst surprise: Bahrain GP being Canceled.
    3. How many different teams will win races: 3: Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race: Narain Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win: 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be: 1st place.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship: 11
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013: Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season: 8
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted: Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place: Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties: Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012: Hopefully, but don’t think so.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix One of HRT or Virgin’s drivers
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year: Hamilton with the stewards.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year: Spa, Monza or Montreal
    18. How many points will the winning driver score: 250+

  96. Hollis Graham (@)
    13th March 2012, 23:00

    1. What will be the best surprise? FELIPE MASSA!
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Vettel
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? charles pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? none
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? don’t know. someone new.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Kobi
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Yes
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Vettel
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Customer cars
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Interlagos
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 287

  97. Go hard or go home. See you in November.

    1. Petrov moving over so that Kovalainen can get Caterham’s first points.
    2. That uncomfortable moment when that car was parked on top of the other one.
    3. 5
    4. N/A
    5. 2
    6. A (partially) wet win.
    7. 10th
    8. No (the team he signs for will)
    9. At brazil: 10. A week later: 11.
    10. Nico Hulkenberg due to injury.
    11. Jules Bianci
    12. Over whole weekends? Timo Glock
    13. Nope.
    14. Kobayashi
    15. Jenson Button
    16. Bernie Ecclestone shifting over some responsibility
    17. USA
    18. 259
    19. McLaren
    20. Vettel

  98. 1. What will be the best surprise? Valencia being a good race
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Lotus and Mercedes not getting a podium
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 4th
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? None
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Mark Webber
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Lightning McQueen
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something to do with Bernie
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 302
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Button

  99. 1. What will be the best surprise? Ferrari not as bad as people thought
    2. What will be the worst surprise? The STR duo
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 6
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Vergne
    11. And who will take their place? Buemi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Felipe Massa
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Fernando Alonso
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The Bahrain GP
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Monaco
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 268
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Fernando Alonso

  100. 1. What will be the best surprise? – Schumacher getting a win.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? – Vettel winning, or at least dominating the championship again.
    3. How many different teams will win races? – 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? – None, they all will.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? – 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? – 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? – 10th, with a smattering of points.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? – Yes.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? – 8 (Ferrari & RBR to rejoin, Marussia to leave.)
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? – Kartikeyan.
    11. And who will take their place? – Clos.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? – Maldonado.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? – No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? – Webber.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? – I’ll go for Alonso.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – Bahrain as a whole.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – Brazil.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? – 305.
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? – McLaren.
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? – Vettel, unfortunately.

  101. 1. What will be the best surprise? Michael Schumacher
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Bruno Senna
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? YES
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Vitantonio Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Vitaly Petrov
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Paul di Resta
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Michael Schumacher
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Some diffuser stuff..
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? The Belgian Gran Prix
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 223
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren :(
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton :(

  102. 1. What will be the best surprise? Force India’s performance
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Ferrari’s pace
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st at Spa
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 9
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Someone unexpected
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Vitaly Petrov
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Bruno Senna
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Corcorde (Dis)agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 190
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Vettel

  103. My bad.

    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde (Dis)agreement

  104. 1. What will be the best surprise? Massa.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Toro Rosso.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3, maybe four
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? Second
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? Tenth
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Maldonado.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Montreal or Spa.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 276.
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull.
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Vettel.

  105. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    L.Hamilton back in form.
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Bahrain
    3. How many different teams will win races?
    2
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    De la Rosa
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    None
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    Second
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? Tenth
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    One more than now
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Pic
    11. And who will take their place?
    No idea
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Massa or Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Glock
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Bahrain GP
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    323

  106. 1. What will be the best surprise? Red Bull lack of performance
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Massa racing next seasson
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? None
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? One
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? First position
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Don’t know, even care
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Lewis Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Maybe
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Charles Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Buttton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Just like watching race, sorry
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Suzuka
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 300

  107. Gagnon (@johnniewalker)
    14th March 2012, 1:35

    1. What will be the best surprise? Lotus
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Force India
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 4
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? no
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 8
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? no
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Maldonado
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Fernando Alonso
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something about Mclaren
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Montreal
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 300
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mclaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship ? Fernando Alonso

  108. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Lotus (Renault).

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Ferrari.

    3. How many different teams will win races?
    4

    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Narain Karthikeyan

    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    Only one.

    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    2nd.

    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    9th, ahead of Williams.

    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    Nope.

    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    6.

    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Narain Karthikeyan – Surprised?

    11. And who will take their place?
    Tonio

    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Hamilton, of course.

    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    Sadly, no.

    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Senna.

    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Sebastian Vettel.

    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Ferrari to leave F1 after another dismal season.

    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    China.

    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    271

    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? RBR.
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Vettel.

  109. 18. Mclaren, 19. Jenson button

  110. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Raikkonen winning
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    HRT disbanding
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? No one
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 8th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Karthikeyan or De La Rosa
    11. And who will take their place?
    Don’t know
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Massa
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Di Resta
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    FOTA and Bahrain
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    250/strong>
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    McLaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Vettel

  111. 1. What will be the best surprise? Caterham finally scoring a point in F1
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Mark Webber again getting trounced by his teammate
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3 (McLaren,Red Bull and Ferrari)
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? No one
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2 (Canada & Singapore)
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 4th place
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes with Mercedes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Lotus will leave, so 9
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Pedro de la Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Jarno Trulli
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No unfortutantly
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Nico Hulkenburg with broken suspension following turn 3 shunt
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Massive protests at the Bahrain Grand Prix from fans and sponsers
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 325
    19. Constructors Champion? McLaren
    20. Drivers Champion? Sebastian Vettel

  112. Okay, let’s make this fun, and take a few chances :)

    1. What will be the best surprise? Sauber will do much better than any expected by leading the midfield and challenging the forerunners.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Red Bull lets go of Webber (I hope this one doesn’t come true)
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Hulkenberg (I don’t think anyone else has said it…)
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes, after outdriving Rosberg
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Whoever brings in the least sponsorship money for the team.
    11. And who will take their place? Whoever makes more sponsorship money for the team. Haha!
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Ricciardo (touch of irony)
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ecclestone forces through a spending cap
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Suzuka!!!!
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 300-ish

  113. 1. What will be the best surprise? Sauber
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Mercedes
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Hamilton
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 1o
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? YES
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 8
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place?
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? NO but may test
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Hamilton
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? ANYTHING
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 200+

  114. 1.What will be the best surprise? Nico Rosberg Gets 1st win!
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Red Bull Continue to dominate.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 5th
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Vitaly Petrov (No Funds)
    11. And who will take their place? Jarno Trulli
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Kamui Kobayashi
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Sadly No!
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pedro de la Rosa
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Jenson Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Red Bull exhaust system.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Montreal
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 155

  115. Just some fun before bed!

    1. What will be the best surprise? All “new” teams scoring points.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? US GP cancellation.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 6
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Senna
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? Sure.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Same as now.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? One of the HRT’s.
    11. And who will take their place? Sutil.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Perez.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Webber.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something about Bernie.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 258

  116. 1. What will be the best surprise? Tight and closely fought season.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Spa or some other fan favorite being removed or rotated in the future.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyen
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 4
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyen
    11. And who will take their place? Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Karthikeyen
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bahrain
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 257
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Whol will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

  117. 1. What will be the best surprise? A fast Sauber C31
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Vettel’s pole in Australia!
    3. How many different teams will win races? Three.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th, ahead of STR.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? YES.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Doesnt matter.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Whichever flavor of the week drives for HRT.
    11. And who will take their place? Some rich guy.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? MALDONADO
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Alexander Rossi, wait – thats my heart. I mean Lewis.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Montezemolo fires Domenicali
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Isnt it always Monza?
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 25

  118. 1. What will be the best surprise? Ferrari
    2. What will be the worst surprise? United States GP
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic , Narain
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 5
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd at Australia
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th again but with a point or 2
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Mercedes will depart
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain
    11. And who will take their place? Trulli
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Vergne(
    Torro Rosso)
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Hamilton
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 236

  119. 1. What will be the best surprise? Kimi Raikkonen
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Williams
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Maybe
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Lewis Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Maybe
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Narain Karthikeyan
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? SKY TV
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa-Francorchamp
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 250+

  120. 1. What will be the best surprise? Schumacher on the podium
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Red Bull dominating again
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Same as now, is it 10?
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? de la Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Alguersuari
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? de la Rosa
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bahrain
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Brazil
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 287
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Vettel

  121. 1. What will be the best surprise? Michael Schumacher
    2. What will be the worst surprise? HRT needing more help
    3. How many different teams will win races? Four
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? Zero
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? second place at spa
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? Tenth
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?None
    11. And who will take their place? None
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Glock
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Michael Schumacher
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? blown diffussers
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? around 360
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Michael Schumacher

  122. 1. What will be the best surprise? Williams
    2. What will be the worst surprise? HRT
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 5
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3RD
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 8
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Jaime
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Petrov
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Alonso
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 240

  123. 1. What will be the best surprise? Caterham
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Red Bull
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? HRT as a team
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th with 8 points
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? The same
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Petrov
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Alonso
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bahrain again
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 257

  124. 1. What will be the best surprise? Massa
    2. What will be the worst surprise? STR
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Algesuari
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something with Ferrari.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Brazil
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 308

  125. 1. What will be the best surprise? Caterham scoring a point.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Rosberg still not having managed to crack that first win.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4 (Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari and one of Mercedes or Lotus).
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain Kartikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th, but they won’t be pointless.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7 (Everyone bar Red Bull, STR, Ferrari, Sauber and HRT).
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Kartikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Felipe Massa (in a first corner crash, he’s prone to that).
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel, it looks like a Red Bull track.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The break up of FOTA following a row on the Resource Restriction Agreement and the Concorde Agreement.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 290
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren (I feel it in my bones!)
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Hamilton.

  126. 1. Vettel losing.
    2. Vettel taking hat-trick.
    3. Three.
    4. Karthikeyan.
    5. two
    6. 8th
    7. 10th
    8. Doubtful
    9. Dont care.
    10. Karthikeyan.
    11. Sutil.
    12. Massa.
    13. No.
    14. Hmmm…
    15. Button
    16. EBD.
    17. Canada.
    18. _____.

  127. Rick Hendrikse
    14th March 2012, 8:33

    1. What will be the best surprise? Williams
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Torro Rosso
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5 (RBR, Ferrari,McLaren, Mercedes, Lotus)
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1nd (Monaco)
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 9.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Petrov
    11. And who will take their place? G. van der Garde
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Grosjean
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Maybe on a Playstation.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? on of the HRT’s.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel (Red Bull has already driven there with Coulthard… hahahaha).
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Front airhole/fduct RBR
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Barcelona, Valencia, Korea, India.. Oh wait.. is says most entertaining…. Canada of course!
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 235.
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Button.

  128. 1. What will be the best surprise? McLaren winning their first constructor’s title in a long time.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? HRT and Marussia will fail to qualify at several races.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st at Spa
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? The same as at the start.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain.
    11. And who will take their place? Clos.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Perez
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Maldonado
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 312

  129. 1. What will be the best surprise? Both Hamilton and Button outscoring Vettel
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Ferrari failing to win a race
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3, McLaren, Red Bull, Mercedes
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 12, teams re-sign
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? An unknown with no racing pedigree whatsoever
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Senna
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Kobayashi
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Hamilton
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Rosberg
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The new Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 280
    19. Who will win the Constructors’ Championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the Drivers’ Championship? Hamilton

    1. Don’t know what happened to question 13! My answer is, unfortunately, no.

  130. 1. What will be the best surprise? Mercedes getting a few podiums.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Williams failing to impress.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 5th
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes, final season.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? The same.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Alonso
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Petrov
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Another set of bribery charges.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Montreal
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 280

  131. 1. What will be the best surprise? Petrov
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Red Bull were sandbagging beyond anything during testing and won with ease
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? none
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? The one with the most cash
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Schumacher
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Any HRT or Marussia, if not all
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? New Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 25

  132. 1. What will be the best surprise? Michael Schumacher strong performances
    2. What will be the worst surprise? How badly Ferrari have got it to start with.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3 but not the expected 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Kartikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 4
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? De la Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Trulli
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Not on your nelly
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Massa
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? It won’t run
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Exhaust positioning etc
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australia
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 282

  133. 1. What will be the best surprise? schumacher wins a race (surprise?), or podium (not surprise?).
    2. What will be the worst surprise? red bull dominate opening races
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3/4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? no one
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 4 (+/- 1)
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? mid-low midfield – 7/8/9
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? yes, undoubtedly
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? villeneuve (they love old timers :) )
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Kobayashi
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? no
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? someone unexpected – lewis, vettel, kimi
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? lewis to red bull
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 240 ish
    19 – mclaren
    20 – button (and, no, im not a mclaren fan)

  134. 1. What will be the best surprise? Schumacher getting a podium
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Vettel winning the first race
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5 [Red Bull, McLaren, Mercedes, Lotus, Ferrari]
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 4
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? You bet.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Nope.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement fall out
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? All of them but Valencia
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 293
    19. Who will make contact first? Massa and Hamilton
    20. Who will win the drivers/constructors championship? Too early to decide.

  135. 1. What will be the best surprise? Caterham
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? Win
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 8th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Probs Not
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 8
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Pedro De La Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Van Der Garde
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Lewis Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Charles Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Jenson Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Red Bull’s Rear End
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada/Germany
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 500 is max, so 412.

  136. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Force India scoring a podium
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    HRT and Virgin not scoring points
    3. How many different teams will win races?
    4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    victory
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    0
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Karrhikeyan
    11. And who will take their place?
    Chandhok
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Vergne
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Pastor Maldonado
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Sebastian Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Ecclestone announcing that an European race has been dropped
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Monaco
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    300

  137. Williams getting a top 5 finish
    HRT making the grid
    4
    Narain Karthikeyan
    2
    1st
    9th
    Yes
    7
    Narain Karthikeyan
    Jarno Trulli?!
    Lewis Hamilton
    No
    Felipe Massa
    Jenson Button
    Red Bulls slot on the front of the car
    Canada
    270

  138. 1. What will be the best surprise? All the live BBC races are epic (and Schumacher wins one of them) and all the ones on SKY are poo
    2. What will be the worst surprise? All live races will only be shown on SKY from 2013 onwards
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4 (Red Bull, McLaren, Merc and Ferrari)
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic or Karthikeyen
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1 or 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th or a very close 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? I hope so
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? No idea, does it really matter?
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? unforseen circumstances aside, De La Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Alguersuari
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Petrov
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Vettel just to make it interesting
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Schumi
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Montezemelo running Italy
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Germany
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 302
    CC – Red Bull
    DC – Jenson Button

  139. 1. What will be the best surprise? Force india score a few podiums
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Caterham still no points
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th again
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 5
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? karthikayan
    11. And who will take their place? idk
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? no
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Glock
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? idk
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? China
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 130+

  140. 1. best surprise: F1 teams take over of F1 from CVC.
    2. worst surprise: an exciting wet race ends under code red because of the new time restrictions
    3. different teams that win races: 5 seems realistic
    4. driver to fail to qualify: Pic
    5. Fernando Alonso wins: 2
    6. Kimi’s best result: 1
    7. Caterham finish: 10
    8. Michael Schumacher contract for 2013: yes
    9. FOTAteams: 0 (see question 1)
    10. first driver to be replaced or substituted: Vergne, because of insubordination against Marko.
    11. takes place: María de Villota, because of the opposite…
    12. most penalties: Hamilton
    13. Kubica in 2012: yes – wishfull thinking
    14. first retirement in Australian GP: Massa, together with Hamilton
    15. winner of United States GP? Schumacher
    16. biggest political story: see 1, teams take over F1 from CVC for only 2 billion.
    17. most entertaining race of the year: Spa
    18. points ofl the winning driver score: 234
    19. WCC: Mercedes – champions of the winter sandbagging contest as well
    20. WDC: Schumacher

  141. 1. What will be the best surprise? Caterham
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Massa
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1 (Monaco)
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? The same
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? De la Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Perez
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ferrari complaining
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 250 or less

  142. 1. What will be the best surprise? – Sauber
    2. What will be the worst surprise? – Ferrari
    3. How many different teams will win races? – 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? – de la Rosa
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? – 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? – 2nd place
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? – 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? – no, he will retire
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? – 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? – Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? – no idea
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? – Maldonaldo
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? – No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? – Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? – Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – Budget cap
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – Canadian Grand Prix
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? – 247

  143. 1. Kimi Raikkonen on form
    2. Ferrari not getting a podium
    3. Three (Red Bull, McLaren, Mercedes)
    4. Karthikeyan
    5. Alonso will NOT win any
    6. 4th (Spa)
    7. 9th
    8. Yes
    9. Six
    10. Karthikeyan
    11. Dani Clos
    12. Jean-Eric Vergne
    13. Sadly No.
    14. Grosjean
    15. Lewis Hamilton
    16. Bahrain
    17. Spa-Franchorchamps
    18. 273
    19. McLaren
    20. Sebastian Vettel

  144. 1. What will be the best surprise? Mercedes winning races
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Disaster in Bahrain
    3. How many different teams will win races? Four
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? One
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? P. de la Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Kobayashi
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Kobayashi
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 303
    19. WCC? RBR
    20. WDC? Vettel

  145. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Mercedes
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Williams
    3. How many different teams will win races?
    Four
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Narain Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    0
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Filipe Massa
    11. And who will take their place?
    Robert Kubica
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Fernando Alonso
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    Yes
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Bruno Senna
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Sebastian Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Teams owning part of F1
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Chinese GP
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    298
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Vettel

  146. 1. What will be the best surprise? Mark Webber pushes Vettel all the way
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Ferrari were not sandbagging. The finish 4th in the CC
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? none
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? None, all of the drivers make it full season
    11. And who will take their place? n/a
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Petrov
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No. Sadly, he will not return to F1
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Karthikeyan
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Webber
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? There will be debate about Bahrain until it is again cancelled
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Monaco
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 280
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Vettel

  147. . What will be the best surprise? kimi raikonnen
    2. What will be the worst surprise? losing spa every other year
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? charles pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? no
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? none
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? dani clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?no
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? de la rosa
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? webber
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? concorde agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?250+
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull.
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Vettel.

  148. 1. What will be the best surprise? Not another red bull/vettel fest
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Still, vetted winning the championship
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 4th
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Maldonado
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The new concorde agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? Around 310 +/- 5 points
    19. McLaren
    20. Vettel

  149. 1. What will be the best surprise? Kimi Räikkönen
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Mercedes
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? None
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 12
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Hamilton
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Webber
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? None
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 220
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Webber

    1. 17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa

  150. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Someone else to win a race beside McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Massa not reaching a podium
    3. How many different teams will win races?
    4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? no
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 5
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Charles Pic
    11. And who will take their place? Heidfeld :)
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? no
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? to race or race not in USA
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 305

  151. 1. What will be the best surprise? Force India
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Mercedes
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 4
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st at Spa
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 10
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Kathikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? DiGrassi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pedro De la Rosa
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Fernando Alonso
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Webber vs Vettel
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Silverstone
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 280

  152. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Ferrari being as fast as Red Bull
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Williams not being on form for another season
    3. How many different teams will win races?
    6
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Narain Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    Seven, maybe even in a row
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    A win at Monaco
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    Might battle Sauber, Williams and Torro Rosso for 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    No, he will retire
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    Red Bull and Ferrari will join back.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Either Fellipe Massa or Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place?
    Bobby Kubica and Dani Clos, respectively
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Lewis Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    Yes, yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. I am certain he will be back on the grid in 2012 (may replace Massa or drive for Sauber or whatnot)
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Fellipe Massa
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Fernando Alonso
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Some parts of the RB8 being deemed illegal by other teams
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Monaco, as usual.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    301

  153. Okay, here we go; some slightly outlandish but genuine predictions:

    1. What will be the best surprise? Williams mixing it with Force India and Lotus
    2. What will be the worst surprise? McLaren being off the pace
    3. How many different teams will win races? 2. Yes, I said TWO
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? None, they will all make it
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0, none, nadda, zip
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 4th
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 12, new ToR drafted and they all sign up.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Petrov, for Chandhok but only for the Indian GP
    11. And who will take their place? Chandhok
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Schumacher, falling foul of the one-move rule
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Not a hope
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? De La Rosa
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement negotiations, particualry teams slice of sports revenue

    McLaren for WCC and Hamilton for WDC.

  154. 1. What will be the best surprise? The US Grand Prix actually starting
    2. What will be the worst surprise? The Bahrain GP going ahead.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 7 Red Bull, Mclaren, Lotus, Williams, Sauber, Force India & Mercedes
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Massa
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? Zero
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st Monaco
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 8th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes, replacing Alonso at Ferrari (Alonso will sign for Red Bull)
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 13
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Massa
    11. And who will take their place? Di Resta
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Kobayashi
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? De la Rosa
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? It won’t happen
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bahrain
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? A wet Monaco
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 238

  155. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Very tight fight for the championship with five drivers in it.
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Red Bull dominates the whole season.
    3. How many different teams will win races?
    4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Narain Karthikeyan.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    1st (at Spa)
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    10th (with 1 or 2 Point(s).
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    Yes.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    All Teams.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Narain Karthikeyan.
    11. And who will take their place?
    Dani Clos.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Lewis Hamilton.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Charles Pic.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Jenson Button.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    The budget cap.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Montreal and Spa.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    Around 250.
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    McLaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Jenson Button.

  156. 1. What will be the best surprise? Caterham scoring their first championship point
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Massa won’t have his contract renewed for next year
    3. How many different teams will win races? Four
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? Two, like 2008 when he had a car that wasn’t quite good enough (although hopefully less controversial than Singapore)
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? Third
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? Tenth
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? If the Mercedes is a pooch then no but I think it’ll be an improvement on last year so yes, he will sign on again for one year
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Nine
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan, someone with more money will come along and that why he’s there.
    11. And who will take their place? Dani Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Lewis Hamilton. If he starts the season poorly I can see him finding trouble
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No, sadly
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pastor Maldonado. He’ll probably qualify near the part of the field where things get ugly into turns one and three
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel. The layout has similarities with Silverstone and that’s a Red Bull track
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bahrain GP. It’ll happen but there’ll be controversy
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australia although I’m biased as I’m an Aussie
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 280 with the next 3-4 drivers not very far behind please
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull.
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Sebastian Vettel. (I hope I’m wrong on the last two but I wouldn’t bet against it)

  157. 1. What will be the best surprise? Ferrari, Alonso winning championship
    2. What will be the worst surprise?A race being cancelled
    3. How many different teams will win races?4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthekiyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?6
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?2
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?10
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?21
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Pedro de la rosa
    11. And who will take their place?Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Charles Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Alonso
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? no idea
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Bahrain
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?258

  158. Best surprise: Kubica in Free Practice in the American GP
    Worst surprise: Spa disappearing from the calender in favour of a procession
    Different winning teams: Five
    First driver to DNQ: Kartikheyan
    Alonso wins: Two
    Raikkonen’s best result: First
    Caterham’s championship position: Ninth
    Schumacher contract extension: Yes
    FOTA members: Seven
    First driver replaced: Karthikeyan
    Who replaces them: Clos
    Most penalties: Maldonado
    Will Kubica race?: No, but will participate in Free Practice
    First retirement in Australia: Vettel
    US GP winner: Schumacher
    Biggest political story: Concorde Agreement fall-out
    Most entertaining race: Spa – as I’m going
    Winning driver points: 246
    Teams’ champion: Mclaren
    Drivers’ champion: Button

  159. 1. What will be the best surprise? Räikkönen finishing a solid 5th in the championship
    2. What will be the worst surprise? After a few races McLaren and RB will run away at the front by bringing upgrades to their car constantly
    3. How many different teams will win races? 2, McLaren and Red Bull
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Nobody
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? Zero
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? Ahed of HRT and Marussia, and behind the rest
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? ?
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Pic
    11. And who will take their place? ?
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton :)
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Never
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Petrov
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something Ferrari
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Melbourne
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 318p

  160. 1. What will be the best surprise? Lotus getting in the podium regularly
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Williams
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 8
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Alonso
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No, I’m afraid
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Perez
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? No idea.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Italy
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 344

  161. 1. What will be the best surprise? A closing up of the field due to the loss of EBDs, which were a major performance differentiator between the top and lower teams in 2011.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Injury to a driver or marshal from debris.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? I don’t think the 107% rule will be used at all this year.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 0
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 8th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 8
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Mika Salo!
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Felipe Massa
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Jean-Eric Vergne
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Rows over renewing the Concorde Agreement and the special privileges granted to Ferrari.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Sepang
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 314
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton

  162. 1. What will be the best surprise? Kimi Räikkönen wins the Australian GP.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? I don’t know this can be counted as surprise, but none of the “new” teams score points this year.
    3. How many different teams will win races? Five: RBR, McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes & Lotus.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Narain Karthikeyan.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? One.
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? Victory.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Six.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Pedro de la Rosa.
    11. And who will take their place? Jaime Alguersuari.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Lewis Hamilton – that was easy :P
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Jean-Eric Vergne.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Definitely the new Concorde agreement.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canadian GP.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? Is this a trick question? 25 of course.
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull.
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Vettel.

  163. 1. What will be the best surprise? Austin GP will turn out to be a success
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Bahrain GP will turn out to be a failure
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3 although I hope that 4 will turn out to be the right number. Ferrari don`t seem to be capable of winning races now but even if it is so, they should come back sooner or later. Mercedes are a bit of dark horses.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic but he will be allowed to start the race anyway.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2.
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 6th. I expect big things neither from Lotus nor from Kimi himself.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th. They might score a few points but not enough to be a threat to the current Top 9.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes, it looks like he’s still got nothing better to do and Mercedes also seem to be fine with the current drivers.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 11. Ferrari, RBR & co will return soon after the fights over the new Concorde agreement are over.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Giedo Van der Garde
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Kimi Raikkonen
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Kimi Raikkonen
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The new Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? Not as many as Vettel in 2011 but more than Vettel in 2010. I’ll go with 324
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren. RBR and McLaren might be similarly quick so the stronger driver line-up will win.
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton. Vettel seems to be the obvious choice but I believe that Lewis will have overcome his 2010 issues and, in a car as strong as RBR, thus will be slightly ahead.

  164. 1. What will be the best surprise? HRT pitting two cars on the grid in Brazil
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Massa retaining his seat for 2013
    3. How many different teams will win races? Three
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Kartikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? One (again)
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? Fourth
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? Tenth
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Six
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Kartikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Marc Gene
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Massa
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Webber (that would be funny)
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada obviously. It always is.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 210

    Team Champions McLaren
    Drivers Champion Vettel

  165. 1. What will be the best surprise? Catherham
    2. What will be the worst surprise? No Wins for ferrari
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 7
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Kathikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Jarno Trulli
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Schumacher
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? no
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? De laRosa
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Jenson Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Blown Exhaused
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    304

  166. 1. What will be the best surprise? Caterham decide to stay in Norfolk and brother keeps his job!
    2. What will be the worst surprise? RB does it again and makes the best car – everyone else plays catch up
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? De la Rosa
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 3
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th – overtaking Williams
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No – he won’t like Rosberg doing better than him
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Don’t care
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Someone I’ve never heard of
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hopefully Hamilton will keep his nose clean, but…
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No, unless he replaces Massa?
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Mid field 1st corner crash – Senna
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Who will replace Ecclestone as he drowns in his cash
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Monza
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 290
    McLaren for team title and Vettel for Driver’s.

  167. 1. What will be the best surprise? Kimi wining a couple of races – Spa and Suzuka.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? HRT and/or Marussia changing owners due to no money
    3. How many different teams will win races? Five
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? Two
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? Win x 2
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? Tenth
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No (Please no!)
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Five
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? De La Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Probably Webber knowing his luck…
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Lewis
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Lewis to RBR
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? China or Turkey
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 267

    1. Oh, and I’ve said cLaren for the Constructors and Lewis for the title. Although I really hope Mark wins it, I can’t see that happening…

  168. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Senna winning in Brazil or Monaco

    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Vettel or Red Bull winning either of the championships.

    3. How many different teams will win races?
    6

    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    2

    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    9th

    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    I don’t think so, he’s too old, but i don’t think he’ll disappear from F1. I can imagine him taking part in DTM or helping out with Mercedes in 2013.

    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    Who knows?!

    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Karthikeyan

    11. And who will take their place?
    Chandhok :P lol

    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Hamilton…. no i think he’ll be less aggressive this year and i think it will be one of the midfield drivers trying to poke their nose in to the front runners who will get the most, Maldonado most likely!

    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    I really hope so, he’s a cracking driver, would love to see him in place of Massa at Ferrari, but for this season, Raikkonen and Kubica doesn’t sound too bad at all!

    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Massa because he’s not very good! :)

    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Hamilton

    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Webber and Red Bull not getting on, i can’t imagine him being happy with being number 2 driver for much longer!

    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    As always, one of Montreal, Spa, Monaco, Silverstone tends to be a good show with the McLaren’s. Hard to choose really!

    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    300 exactly

    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    I’d love to say Mclaren, but i can’t help but think Red Bull will!

    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Hamilton is who i’d like to win, but it’s going to be Vettel isn’t it?

  169. Paul Barrass
    14th March 2012, 23:31

    1. What will be the best surprise? Lewis makes no more than two cock ups

    2. What will be the worst surprise? If Seb wins hands down

    3. How many different teams will win races? 6 (RBR.Ferrari,McLaren and Mercedes, Lotus and Force India)
    (I hope)
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan

    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1

    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st

    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th

    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes if he wins a race and Rosberg doesn’t.

    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 0 FOTA disbanded.

    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Massa.

    11. And who will take their place? Perez?.

    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Grosjean .

    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? Surely you jest?

    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Glock.

    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? It won’t take place.

    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Either US GP not taking place, or Bernie indicted on fraud.

    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Oz.

    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 180 something.
    (I hope again: I really hope the points are spread that much)

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

    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Lewis (Hope springs eternal).

  170. 1. What will be the best surprise? – Ferrari not as bad as first thought.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? – Caterham still being P19 & P20 in quali.
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3, Red Bull, McLaren & Ferrari later on in the season.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? All drivers will qualify for every race.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 4th
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th again.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes, a final year contract.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? Nobody else will leave.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Nobody will be replaced this season.
    11. And who will take their place? –
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Jean-Eric Vergne.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? – No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? – Heikki Kovalainen
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?- Lewis Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?- Red Bulls Exhaust gas directing
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – Hockenheim
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? – Nowhere near as many as Vettel did last year
    19. Who i hope – McLaren. Who will – Red Bull
    20. Who i hope – Lewis Hamilton. Who will – Sebastian Vettel

  171. SetyawanBejo
    15th March 2012, 6:49

    1. What will be the best surprise? the end of Red Bull domination
    2. What will be the worst surprise? retirement of Mark Webber without title
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4 (McLaren, Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes)
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1 race
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th place
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Narrain Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Jaime Algesuari
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Narrain Karthikeyan
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Jenson Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? FOTA and its Concord Agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa Franchoschamps
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 300 something
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Jenson Button

  172. 1. What will be the best surprise? Lotus
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Ferrari
    3. How many different teams will win races? 3
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 1
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10. (with points!)
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? Yes, one year, with option for more)
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? FOTA won’t exist at the end of the season.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan, for performance and financial reasons.
    11. And who will take their place? Liuzzi.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Lewis Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No, but he will participiate in free practices.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Maldonado (start crash with someone)
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Jenson Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The end of the FOTA.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Monaco.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 269
    19. WCC: McLaren
    20. WDC: Jenson Button

  173. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    A hugely competivite grid with 4-5 different teams vying for victory in each race.
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    Ferrari renew Massa’s contract for another year.
    3. How many different teams will win races?
    6
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    No driver will fail to qualify for a race this year.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    1st Place at Spa
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    8th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    Yes.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    Seven
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place?
    Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Maldonado.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    No. But I predict he will test a GP2 car by the end of the year.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Charles Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Jenson
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Something to do with the new engine formula for next year.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    214

  174. 1. What will be the best surprise? One (at least) Mercedes win in the first 6 races
    2. What will be the worst surprise? HRT pulling off at the end of the year
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Karthikeyan
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? Race victory
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? No
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Pedro de la Rosa
    11. And who will take their place? Clos
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonado
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde agreement
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? British GP (there will be rain)
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 275

  175. 1. What will be the best surprise? – A different team winning a race compared with the top three from the last two years.
    2. What will be the worst surprise? – The Championship not being as close as everyone thinks it will be.
    3. How many different teams will win races? – Four.
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? – Pic.
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? – Three.
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? – Second.
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? – Tenth.
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? – No.
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? – Nine.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? – I think the first replacement will be die to and injury rather than financial reasons, so a complete random choice de la Rosa.
    11. And who will take their place? – Paffett.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? – Lewis.
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? – No.
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? – First corner crash so again a random choice of Hulkenberg.
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? – Vettel.
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – Concorde Agreement.
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – Probably a race BBC won’t be showing live, Canada.
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? – 301.
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? – Red Bull.
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? – Vettel.

  176. 1. What will be the best surprise? Lotus good form
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Red Bull
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?4
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd (Spa)
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?8
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? no
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place?Sutil
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?Charles Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The movements side to side during passing manouvers
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?around 300

  177. 1. What will be the best surprise? Lotus good form
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Red Bull
    3. How many different teams will win races? 4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?4
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 2nd (Spa)
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?8
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? no
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place?Sutil
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?Charles Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Button
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The movements side to side during passing manouvers
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?around 300
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren.
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

  178. 1. What will be the best surprise?
    Vettel not dominating
    2. What will be the worst surprise?
    spa losing its 2013 slot
    3. How many different teams will win races?
    4
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race?
    Karthikeyan and de la Rosa
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win?
    2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be?
    3rd
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship?
    10th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013?
    Yes
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season?
    5
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted?
    Discounting potential injuries, Karthikeyan
    11. And who will take their place?
    Liuzzi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties?
    Hamilton
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012?
    No
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Pic
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix?
    Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    FOTA break-up, and how stupid it is
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Canada
    18. How many points will the winning driver score?
    275

  179. 1.Lewis Hamilton having a great season
    2.Massa still doing shockingly bad.
    3.3
    4.Kimi Raikkonen
    5.0
    6.6
    7.8
    8.Yes
    9.10 Teams
    10.Karthikeyan
    11.Clos
    12.Maldonado
    13.No
    14.Massa
    15.Jenson Button
    16.FOTA dispute
    17.Belgium
    18.230 Points

  180. 1. What will be the best surprise? Raikkonen back as good as ever
    2. What will be the worst surprise? Force India goes bankrupt
    3. How many different teams will win races? 5
    4. Who will be the first driver to fail to qualify for a race? Pic
    5. How many races will Fernando Alonso win? 2
    6. What will Kimi Raikkonen’s best result be? 1st
    7. Where will Caterham finish in the constructors’ championship? 9th
    8. Will Michael Schumacher announce a new contract for 2013? no
    9. How many teams will still belong to FOTA at the end of the season? 6
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted? Karthekeyan
    11. And who will take their place? Alguesuari
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties? Maldonato
    13. Will Robert Kubica start an F1 race in 2012? yes
    14. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Glock
    15. Who will win the United States Grand Prix? Hamilton
    16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Eccelstone’s bribery investigations
    17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    18. How many points will the winning driver score? 298
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Hamilton

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