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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282 comments on 20 questions on the 2013 F1 season

  1. Silverkeg (@silverkeg) said on 9th March 2013, 4:28

    1. How many different teams will win races?

    5

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

    Esteban Guttierez

    3. Who will set the most pole positions?

    Sebastian Vettel

    4. Who will crash out of the most races?

    Esteban Guttierez

    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?

    2

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

    8

    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?

    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?

    Valteri Bottas

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

    Brazil

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

    Concorde Agreement

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

    China

    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?

    Ferrari

    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?

    Fernando Alonso

  2. Prof Kirk (@prof-kirk) said on 9th March 2013, 4:28

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    Lotus, RBR, Mclaren, Ferarri, Mercedes, Sauber
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Fernando Alonso
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Romain Grosjean
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Sergio Perez
    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?
    Pastor Maldonado
    11. And who will take their place?
    Susy Wolf? the girl
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Sebastian Vettel
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Romain Grosjean
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Marrussia
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    Valtteri Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Yas Marina
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    A cheating scandal of some sort
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    USA

  3. Adam Blocker (@blockwall2) said on 9th March 2013, 4:37

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    A- Five (McLaren, Red Bull, Ferrari, Lotus, Mercedes)
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    A- Adrian Sutil
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    A- Sebastian Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    A- Jean-Eric Vergne
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    A- Two
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    A- Five times
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    A- Fifth place
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
    A- No he will not.
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    A- Mark will get a contract extension.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    A- Giedo van de Garde
    11. And who will take their place?
    A- Alexander Rossi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    A- Jean-Eric Vergne
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    A- Lewis Hamilton
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    A- Caterham-Renault
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    A- Valterri Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    A- The United States Grand Prix
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    A- Engine suppliers for 2014.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    A- The German Grand Prix

  4. Frost_Byte_94 (@frost_byte_94) said on 9th March 2013, 4:39

    1. How many different teams will win races? Five – Ferrari, Red Bull, Mclaren, Mercedes, Lotus
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Vergne
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Vettel with 7
    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? 8
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? 3rd – more than once
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014? yes (hopefully not though)
    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? RAZIA – but seriously, Gutierrez
    11. And who will take their place? De La Rosa
    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? Marussia
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Texas
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something concerning 2014
    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 driver’s championship? Alonso

  5. Minardi (@gitanes) said on 9th March 2013, 4:41

    1. How many different teams will win races? 6
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Kimi Raikkonen
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Guttierez
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? 2
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? 4
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? Victory in a wet race
    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? Webber
    11. And who will take their place? Buemi (just for one race due to some minor injury on Mark’s part)
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Perez
    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? U.S.
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Probably just some dust-up over rules interpretation involving Red Bull and Ferrari
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? First one -Melbourne!
    Driver champion: Alonso
    Constructors: Red Bull

  6. D.F1delis said on 9th March 2013, 5:06

    1. How many different teams will win races? – 4
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? – Jules Bianchi
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? – Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? – Hamilton
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? – 2
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? – 4
    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? – van der Garde
    11. And who will take their place? – Hua
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? – Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Vettel
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? – Caterham
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? – Gutierrez
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? – Austin
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – Engine cold war for next year
    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? – Jenson Button

  7. SundarF1 (@sundarf1) said on 9th March 2013, 7:18

    1. How many different teams will win races? 6
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Esteban Gutierrez
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Sebastian Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Esteban Gutierrez
    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? 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? Giedo van der Garde
    11. And who will take their place? Luiz Razia
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Romain Grosjean
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Marussia
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? Valteri BOTTAS! :P
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazilian GP
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The Concorde Agreement
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Brazilian GP
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Ferrari
    20. Who will win the driver’s championship? Alonso

  8. Serban7 (@serr7) said on 9th March 2013, 8:59

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    5 teams will win (Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Lotus, Mercedes)

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

    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Sebastian Vettel (6 poles)

    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Max Chilton

    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    2 races

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

    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    4th place

    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?
    Max Chilton

    11. And who will take their place?
    Luiz Razia

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

    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?
    Valteri Bottas

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

    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Bahrain GP (again)

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

    19. Who will win the Drivers’ Championship?
    Fernando Alonso

    20. Who will win the Constructors’ Championship?
    Red Bull

  9. Master firelee (@master-firelee) said on 9th March 2013, 9:37

    1. How many different teams will win races? 5 (Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren, Red bull, Lotus)
    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? 2-3.
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? 4.
    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? Nobody.
    11. And who will take their place? N/A.
    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? Austin.
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bahrain GP.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Belgium GP.
    19. Not a clue really but i’ll go for Lotus.
    20. Still not a clue but i’ll go for Hamilton.

  10. Vassilis (@bjbill) said on 9th March 2013, 11:29

    1. How many different teams will win races? Five
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Gutierez
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Van Der Garde
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? One
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? Five
    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? -
    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? 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? Bahrein
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? USGP
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

  11. Jonny C (@loomx92) said on 9th March 2013, 12:00

    1. How many different teams will win races? 5
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? van de Garde
    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? 3
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? 9
    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? No
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? van de Garde
    11. And who will take their place? Kobayashi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Perez
    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? Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Cost of Turbo engines
    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? Alonso

  12. Juan Pablo Heidfeld (@juan-pablo-heidfeld-1) said on 9th March 2013, 14:02

    1. 5
    2. Mark Webber
    3. Sebastian Vettel
    4. Esteban Gutierrez
    5. 1
    6. 6
    7. 3rd
    8. No
    9. No
    10. Esteban Gutierrez
    11. Pedro de la Rosa
    12. Sergio Perez
    13. Jenson Button
    14. Caterham
    15. Valteri Bottas
    16. Last one (Brazil?)
    17. FIA introduce 20th race
    18. Canada
    19. Ferrari
    20. Fernando Alonso

  13. French Steve (@french-steve) said on 9th March 2013, 14:38

    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? Grosjean
    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? 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? Alexander Rossi in Austin
    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? Caterham
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Interlagos
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bahrain GP
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Montréal
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

  14. KaIIe (@kaiie) said on 9th March 2013, 15:47

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    Six
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Valtteri Bottas.
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Jenson Button.
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Sergio Perez.
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    1.
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    12.
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    3rd.
    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, same grid through the season.
    11. And who will take their place?
    See above.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Lewis Hamilton.
    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?
    USA.
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Next year’s rules.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Spa.

  15. Jon Sandor (@jonsan) said on 9th March 2013, 16:49

    What’s eye-catching about these results is that so many people think that (a) RB will win the constructors title and (b) Vettel will get the most poles but (c) Alonso will win the WDC. Barring severe reliability problems for Vettel, that’s not a likely scenario. If (a) and (b) are true it’s probable that Vettel is champ again.

    My answers to selected questions-

    1. How many different teams will win races? Five.
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Vettel.
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? Two.
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham.
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? USGP.
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something Red Bull try to do will be banned.
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren.
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?Räikkönen.

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