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. Wilhelm (@wilhelm) said on 8th March 2013, 21:21

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    6 teams, Mvlaren, Lotus, Red Bull, Ferrari, 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?
    Sergio Perez
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    2 races
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    Well, 10 to 12, let’s say 12
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    A win
    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?
    Frinj
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Webber
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Marussia
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    Gutierrez
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    B.Ecclestone’s succession
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Brazil
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    McLaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Raikkonen

  2. tmekt (@tmekt) said on 8th March 2013, 21:38

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    6: McLaren, Ferrari, Red Bull, Lotus, Mercedes, Sauber
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Lewis Hamilton
    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?
    1: Monaco
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    7
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    1st
    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?
    won’t happen
    11. And who will take their place?
    n/a
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Lewis Hamilton
    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?
    Brazilian GP
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    something Concorde-agreement-related
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Monaco GP
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Jenson Button

  3. Fixy (@fixy) said on 8th March 2013, 21:44

    1. How many different teams will win races? – 6
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? – Vettel
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? – Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? – Chilton
    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? – 1st
    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? – No one
    11. And who will take their place? – No one
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? – Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Alonso
    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? – USA
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – Team orders at Ferrari
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – India
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? – Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? – Vettel

  4. 1. How many different teams will win races?
    6
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Jean Eric Vergne
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Sebastian
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Max Chilton
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    2
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    9
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    1st
    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?
    Jules Bianchi
    11. And who will take their place?
    Luiz Razia
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Giedo van der Garde
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Mark Webber
    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?
    Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    DRS
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Canada
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Raikkonen

  5. FastZeta (@fastzeta) said on 8th March 2013, 22:13

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    5
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Chilton
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Chilton
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    2
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    7
    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?
    Chilton
    11. And who will take their place?
    Razia
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Chilton (but still not many)
    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?
    Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Controversy over the 2014 rules changes/new concorde agreement
    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?
    Raikkonen

    Some answers educated guesses, others just plain guesswork.

  6. Theoddkiwi (@theoddkiwi) said on 8th March 2013, 22:39

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    6 – Red Bull, Merc, Ferrari, Lotus, Mclaren, Williams
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Button and Vettel – first corner crash. Its Melbourne and its almost inevitable.
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Alonso
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Gutierrez
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    3
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    7
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    4th
    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?
    Chilton
    11. And who will take their place?
    Senna lol
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Vettel as he will be frustrated that the Red Bull just not quite fast enough and tries top make up for it with illegal passes and some argy bargy
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Hamilton
    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?
    Brazilian
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Mclaren caliming Merc have compromised them in the 2014 engine with not enough time to properly develop.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Melbourne
    19. Alonso will win the Drivers Championship. He will collect points consistantly in one of the most competitive F1 seasons in history.
    20. Ferrari will win the Manufacturers Championship as Massa gives Ferrari his best season as a number two driver yet.

  7. Meander (@meander) said on 8th March 2013, 22:41

    1. How many different teams will win races? Five
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Gutierrez
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Bianchi
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? 1
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? 8 times
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? 2nd
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014? No
    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? Vergne
    11. And who will take their place? Felix da Costa
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Webber
    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? United States Grand Prix
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Force India hits trouble and makes a mess of things
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? United States Grand Prix
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull Racing
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Vettel

  8. AndrewMansell (@andrewmansell) said on 8th March 2013, 22:50

    1. How many different teams will win races? – 5
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? – Charles Pic
    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? – 2
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? – 10
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? – 4th
    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? – Kimi Raikkonen
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? – Caterham
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? – Esteban Gutierrez
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? – Suzuka
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – Never care
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – United States
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? – Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? – Sebastian Vettel

  9. Cryptowillem (@cryptowillem) said on 8th March 2013, 22:52

    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?
    Sebastien Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Maldonado
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    One
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    Six
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    Win
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
    No. Replaced by Hulkenberg.
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    No. But it will be his choice to retire.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    Maldonado
    11. And who will take their place?
    Robin Frijns
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Jenson Button
    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?
    Red Bull skirting the rules…. again
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Spa

  10. reg (@reg) said on 8th March 2013, 23:43

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Lotus, Mercedes
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Ricciardo
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Alonso
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Hamilton
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    1
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    6
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    4th
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
    Yes but maybe subject to change due his second half feud with Alonso
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    Yes unless he retires
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    None
    11. And who will take their place?
    See above
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    van der Garde
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Hamilton
    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?
    Last one
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Tie between Bernie finally doing something illegal enough to get convicted and the Massa/Alonso feud
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Nurburgring — rain, please!
    19. WCC — Ferrari
    20. WDC — Felipe Massa

  11. kinggp (@kinggp) said on 9th March 2013, 0:33

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    4
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    pic
    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?
    6
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    4th
    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?
    van der garde
    11. And who will take their place?
    rossi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    hamilton
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    catherham
    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?
    concorde agreement/engines for 2014 ferrari and renault finding something to complain about
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    china

  12. AlonsoMcLaren (@alonsomclaren) said on 9th March 2013, 1:26

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    6
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Paul di Resta
    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?
    8
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    Third
    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?
    Adrian Sutil
    11. And who will take their place?
    Jules Bianchi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Romain Grosjean
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Mark Webber
    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 GP
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Bernie jailed for whatever reason
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Canada
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Red Bull Racing
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Sebastian Vettel

  13. Giggsy11 (@giggsy11) said on 9th March 2013, 2:01

    1. How many different teams will win races? 5 (Ferrari, RedBull, Mclaren, Lotus, Mercedes)
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Giedo van der Garde
    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? 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? 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? Heikki Kovalainen
    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? Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Track negotiations still unclear for the future.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Abu Dhabi GP
    19. Who will be constructor’s champion? Ferrari
    20. Who will be driver’s champion? Fernando Alonso

  14. Abdurahman (@) said on 9th March 2013, 3:09

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    6) McLaren, Lotus, Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull, Sauber
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Charles Pic
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Raikonnen
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Grosjean
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    2
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    13
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    1st
    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?
    Susie Wolf
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Hamilton
    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?
    Japan
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Bernie retires
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Japan

  15. mike-e (@mike-e) said on 9th March 2013, 4:27

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    7 teams
    2.Who will retire first in the Autsralian Grand Prix?
    Bianchi
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Hamilton
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Guitierez
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    4
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    6
    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?
    Yes.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    It will not happen.
    11. And who will take their place?
    /
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Maldonado.
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Grojean
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Catheram.
    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?
    Trick redbull floor/exhaust
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    German Grand Prix
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Mercedes
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Grojean

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