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. smifaye (@smifaye) said on 9th March 2013, 16:50

    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?
    Sutil

    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?
    3rd

    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?
    Sutil

    11. And who will take their place?
    Bianchi

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

    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?
    Chilton

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

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

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

  2. Rigi (@rigi) said on 9th March 2013, 17:08

    it’s absolutely hilarious to see how many people think maldonado will receive the most penalties for driving infringements… it’s gotta be about 90 % :D

  3. Federico da Montefeltro said on 9th March 2013, 18:36

    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? Sebastian Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Roman Grosjean
    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? 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? Heikki Kovalainen
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Roman Grosjean
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Virgin
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? Esteban Gutierrez
    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? Mercedes performing well, and Lewis Hamilton backing Ross Brawn to stay with the team.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Chinese Grand Prix
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Sebastian Vettel

  4. Federico da Montefeltro said on 9th March 2013, 18:38

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

    Excuse, me Marussia. Virgins on the brain, clearly.

  5. alberto fichera (@sceccosecco) said on 9th March 2013, 18:45

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    6
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    grosjean
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    alonso
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    perez
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    3
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    10
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    1
    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?
    sutil
    11. And who will take their place?
    bianchi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    pastor maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    grosjean
    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?
    last
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    newey will reach mercedes
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    spa

  6. Robert (@rob91) said on 9th March 2013, 18:59

    1. How many different teams will win races? 4 teams: Red Bull, Lotus, Ferrari and McLaren
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Vergne
    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? 0
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? 10
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? 2 x 3rd
    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? Bianchi, not because of results but lack of sponsorship
    11. And who will take their place? The highest bidder
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Gutiérrez
    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? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something to do with Red Bull
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Vettel

  7. Martin (@troma27) said on 9th March 2013, 19:24

    1. How many different teams will win races? Five.
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Adrian Sutil.
    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? One.
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? Eight times.
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? Ninth.
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014? No.
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull? Webber will continue at Red Bull.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Romain Grosjean.
    11. And who will take their place? JĂ©rĂ´me d’Ambrosio
    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? Caterham.
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? Max Chilton.
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? At the United States Grand Prix.
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bernie’s retirement.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? The Belgian Grand Prix.

  8. MJ (@mjf1) said on 9th March 2013, 20:48

    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: 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: 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: 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: Grosjean
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix: Lewis
    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: Circuit of Americas
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year: Bahrain
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year: United States
    19. Constructors: Ferrari
    20. Drivers: Alonso

  9. Zantkiller (@zantkiller) said on 9th March 2013, 21:27

    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?
    Daniel Ricciardo
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    0
    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?
    none
    11. And who will take their place?
    none
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Esteban Gutierrez
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Sebastian Vettel
    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?
    India
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    No idea
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Belgium
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Sebastian Vettel

  10. Paul Barrass (@damleda) said on 10th March 2013, 0:45

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    7 – McL,RBR,Lot,Merc,Ferr,Will,Sauber
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Chilton
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Alonso
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Actually crash out – Maldanado
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    5 or 0. I’ll say 5
    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?
    Yes
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    Perez
    11. And who will take their place?
    Gary Paffett
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Maldanado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Hulkenberg
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Caterham
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    Bottas without doubt
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    USA
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Perez dropped from McLaren
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    USA
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Alonso

  11. 1. How many different teams will win races?
    - 5 (Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes and Lotus)
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    - Jules Bianchi
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    -Lewis Hamilton
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    -Pastor Maldonado
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    - 2
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    - 11
    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 way
    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?
    - Alex Rossi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    - Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    - Nico Rosberg
    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, USA
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    - Customer cars
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    - Canada

  12. Aditya F. Yahya (@adityafakhri) said on 10th March 2013, 1:58

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    Regardless who, I believe five teams would win.

    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Ugh… Jean-Eric Vergne?

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

    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Maybe Giedo van der Garde

    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    just one.

    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    (maybe sound like a bit optimistic fan) ten, including win.

    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    If Perez could snatch couple 2nd, I don’t see why Nico can’t. His best will be 2nd

    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
    Yes. It’s difficult to predict Massa’s form. But I don’t see anyone else as Alonso partner.

    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?
    Romain Grosjean, gotta weird feeling he’ll be banned again

    11. And who will take their place?
    Davide Valsecchi

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

    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Mark Webber, he’s great at Monaco (and Silverstone too)

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

    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    the contenders are only Gutierrez and Valtteri Bottas, but I’ll stand for the latter.

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

    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    something from Red Bull will be declared illegal.

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

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

    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Kimi Raikkonen

  13. Voda11 (@firestorm89) said on 10th March 2013, 3:13

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    I think 5 teams
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Estebean Gutierrez
    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?
    Only one
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    Seven 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?
    I don’t think so
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    I don’t think so. With Alonso hot on his wheels, Red Bull will play all their eggs in Vettel’s basket.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    I don’t believe that something like that will happen all season. But if it happens I guess that one of the Toro Rosso drivers would be on danger. Maybe it will be Vergne.
    11. And who will take their place?
    This is a touch question. In the case of Vergne, it will be someone of the Red Bull young drivers accademy.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Fernando Alonso (if the car will be at the right level). Having won here with Renault and McLaren previously, I guess that he mastered very well this circuit.
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Caterham-Renault
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    Valtteri Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    At the 18th race, in the US, Austin.
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Whatever story that it will be related to Bernie Ecclestone.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    The canadian GP. Especially if it rains.

  14. GeeMac (@geemac) said on 10th March 2013, 5:45

    1. How many different teams will win races? 5 (RBR, Ferarri, McLaren, Lotus and Mercedes)
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Felipe Massa
    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? 1
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? 7
    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? Yes, the Toro Rosso boys aren’t good enough to fill his seat…yet.
    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 will get a one off drive in China.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Jenson Button
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Max Chilton
    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? Bahrain
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canadian Grand Prix
    19. Red Bull
    20. Fernando Alonso (a vote out of hope more than anything else, he thouroughly deserves a third title after loosing out so narrowly in 2007, 2010 and 2012.)

  15. JUGNU (@jugnu) said on 10th March 2013, 7:58

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

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

    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Lewis Hamilton

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

    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    6 on the way to the Chmapionship

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

    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?
    None

    11. And who will take their place?
    None

    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Felipe Massa, Pastor, Perez

    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?
    Final GP

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

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

    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Mercedes GP

    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Lewis Hamilton

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