20 questions on the 2013 F1 season

2013 F1 season preview

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Circuit de Catalunya, 2013The first practice session for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix is just one week ahead.

Are we in for a closely-fought and unpredictable season or will one team steal a march on the opposition and dominate the 19 races that lie ahead?

How will Lewis Hamilton fare at Mercedes and what’s in store for the five new drivers on the grid?

Make your predictions for the season ahead by answering these 20 questions – and at the end of the year we’ll see how many we got right.

1. How many different teams will win races?
2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
3. Who will set the most pole positions?
4. Who will crash out of the most races?
5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
11. And who will take their place?
12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?

19. Who will win the constructors?óÔéĽÔäó championship?

  • Red Bull (58%)
  • Ferrari (22%)
  • McLaren (11%)
  • Lotus (4%)
  • Mercedes (5%)
  • Sauber (0%)
  • Force India (0%)
  • Williams (0%)
  • Toro Rosso (0%)
  • Caterham (0%)
  • Marussia (0%)

Total Voters: 579

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20. Who will win the drivers?óÔéĽÔäó championship?

  • Sebastian Vettel (22%)
  • Mark Webber (2%)
  • Fernando Alonso (45%)
  • Felipe Massa (1%)
  • Jenson Button (10%)
  • Sergio Perez (1%)
  • Kimi Raikkonen (11%)
  • Romain Grosjean (1%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (6%)
  • Nico Rosberg (1%)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (0%)
  • Esteban Gutierrez (0%)
  • Paul di Resta (0%)
  • Adrian Sutil (0%)
  • Pastor Maldonado (0%)
  • Valtteri Bottas (0%)
  • Jean-Eric Vergne (0%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (0%)
  • Charles Pic (0%)
  • Giedo van der Garde (0%)
  • Jules Bianchi (0%)
  • Max Chilton (0%)

Total Voters: 580

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  1. 1. How many different teams will win races?
    5
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Sutil
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Maldonado
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    1
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    11
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    3rd @ Monza
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
    No
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    No
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    Van Der Garde
    11. And who will take their place?
    Luiz Razia
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Sergio Perez
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Lewis Hamilton
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Catreham
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    Valteri Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    19th @ Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    V6 engines and their Cost
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Suzuka
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Raikonnen

  2. asdf1234 (@kobayashi) said on 8th March 2013, 18:15

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    4
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Sutil
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Maldonado
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    0
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    8
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    3rd
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
    No
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    No
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    No-one
    11. And who will take their place?
    N/A
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Guttierez
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Raikonen
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Marrusia
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    2014 rule changes
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Canada

  3. Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 8th March 2013, 18:21

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    Six: Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Lotus, Mercedes, Sauber
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Max Chilton
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Sebastian Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Guttierez
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    Two
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    Seven
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    First
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
    Yes
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    Yes
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    Nobody
    11. And who will take their place?
    See above
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Jules Bianchi
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Raikkonen
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Marussia
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Brazil, hopefully!
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Unfortunately Bahrain. Again.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Korea
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Jenson Button

  4. Cucamest (@kevincucamest) said on 8th March 2013, 18:50

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    Five: Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus and Mercedes

    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Max Chilton

    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Sebastian Vettel.

    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Pastor Maldonado

    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    Two

    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    Four

    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    Fourth

    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
    Yes

    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    Yes

    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    None

    11. And who will take their place?
    None

    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Pastor Maldonado

    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Fernando Alonso.

    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Marussia

    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    Valtteri Bottas.

    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Brazilian GP

    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    The 2014 season

    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Canadian GP

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

    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Fernando Alonso.

  5. t1cee (@t1cee) said on 8th March 2013, 18:57

    1. How many different teams will win races? – 6
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? – Webber
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? – Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? – Perez
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? -1
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? – 5
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? – 4th
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014? – No
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull? – No
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? – Charles Pic
    11. And who will take their place? – Rossi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? – Hulkenberg
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Raikkonen
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? – Caterham
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? – Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? – Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Whitmarsh steps aside from Mclaren
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – Canada
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? – Ferarri
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

    • ynotmiha (@ynotmiha) said on 12th March 2013, 14:56

      1. How many different teams will win races? – 6 (red bull, ferrari, mclaren, lotus, mercedes & williams)
      2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? – Perez
      3. Who will set the most pole positions? – Vettel
      4. Who will crash out of the most races? – Maldonado
      5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? – 2
      6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? – 3
      7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? – 5th
      8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014? – yes
      9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull? – yes
      10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? – Giedo Van DEr Garde
      11. And who will take their place? – Ma Qing Hua
      12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? – Maldonado/Perez
      13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Fernando Alonso
      14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? – Marussia
      15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? – Giedo Van DEr Garde/Jules Bianchi
      16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? – United States Grand Prix/BraZil
      17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – wrong decision for penalizing driver/team for having unexpected violations
      18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – Australia/Abu Dhabi
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? – Ferrari
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? – Vettel/Alonso/Button

  6. rez (@rez0) said on 8th March 2013, 19:03

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    5
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Ricciardo
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Sebastian Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Gutteriez
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    1
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    5
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    1!!! :D
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
    No
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    No
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    van der Garde
    11. And who will take their place?
    Luiz Razia
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Gutteriez
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Webber!
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Caterham
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Engines
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Brazil
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Vettel

  7. Gagnon (@johnniewalker) said on 8th March 2013, 19:15

    1. How many different teams will win races? 6
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Max Chilton
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Sebastian Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Romain Grosjean
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? 1
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? 8th
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? 2nd
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014? Yes
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull? No
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Van Der Gaarde
    11. And who will take their place? Ma Qing Hua
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Fernando Alonso
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? Valtteri Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Last, 19th
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Some rules red bull will push again
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Montreal Grand Prix, THE BEST
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

  8. Christopher (@twiinzspeed) said on 8th March 2013, 19:44

    1. How many different teams will win races? 5
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Max Chilton
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Chilton or Verne
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? 2
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? 6
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? 2nd
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014? Yes
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull? Yes
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Vand er Garde
    11. And who will take their place? Algesuari or someone who raced last year and is not on the grid in 2013
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Maldanado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Alonso
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Marrussia
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? USA
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? A team is fined or penalized for breaking a design rule.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada/Brazil
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

  9. F1Rollout (@f1rollout) said on 8th March 2013, 20:02

    1. Two – Mercedes, Ferrari
    2. Massa
    3. Rosberg
    4. Sutil
    5. Four
    6. Five
    7. 5th
    8. Yes
    9. No
    10. Sutil
    11. Razia
    12. Maldanado
    13. Rosberg
    14. Catheram
    15. Bottas
    16. India
    17. Engine
    18. Canadian GP
    19. Mercedes
    20. Rosberg

  10. Steven Smith (@ragwort) said on 8th March 2013, 20:09

    1. How many different teams will win races? Five.
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Giedo van der Garde
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Vettel (again)
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Grosjean (again)
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? Two.
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? Eight.
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? Fifth.
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014? There’s more chance of Mansell returning.
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull? No.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sutil
    11. And who will take their place? Kartikeyan
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Mad Mal.
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Vettel
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Marussia
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Austin Texas.
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bernie finally retiring after evidence in German Courts
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada. Where else?
    Constructors. Red Bull
    Drivers. Fernando

  11. David-jkfhd said on 8th March 2013, 20:15

    a little question here: it is truth that mercedes use DRS at every opportunity in the last 2 days of testing?

    • Not at every lap, but on the Quali sims.. Its tough to assign the extent of advantage of Drs as Gear Ratios may vary a lot during the Tests..
      But there are no specific information to which Teams used DRS when and where..

  12. andres Gadsden (@andresg91) said on 8th March 2013, 20:19

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    5
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    max chilton
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    sebatian vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    bianchi
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    0
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    8
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    2nd
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
    yes
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    yes
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    niko hulkenberg
    11. And who will take their place?
    robin frijins
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    jules bianchi
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    fernando alonso
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    marussia
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    esteban gutierrez
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    united states
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    bernie ecclestone out of FIA
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    nurburgring

  13. zippyone (@zippyone) said on 8th March 2013, 20:34

    1. How many different teams will win races? 6
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? van der Garde
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Maldonado
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? 4
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? 8
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? 5th
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014? yes
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull? no
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? JEV
    11. And who will take their place? ?? no idea
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Lewis
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Marussia
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Interlagos (I hope)
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? who cares ? maybe the poison dwarf will retire……hahahahaha……..yeah right
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Interlagos
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Ferrari
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

  14. Mallesh Magdum (@malleshmagdum) said on 8th March 2013, 20:42

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    5

    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Perez

    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    ALO

    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Bottas

    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    1

    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    4

    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    2

    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
    NO

    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    No

    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    Maldonado

    11. And who will take their place?
    Razia

    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Esteban

    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Adrian Sutil

    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Marussia

    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    Esteban

    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Indian GP

    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Something regarding next season’s rules

    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Singapore

  15. Borja Ruiz (@f1borja) said on 8th March 2013, 20:46

    1. How many different teams will win races? 5 teams
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Adrian Sutil
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Charles Pic
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? 2 wins
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? 5 times
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? 3rd position
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014? No
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull? No
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Van der Garde
    11. And who will take their place? Nicolas Prost
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Fernando Alonso
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Marussia
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? Esteban Gutiérrez
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Interlagos, Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The new FOTA Concorde Agreement
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? China
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

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