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. ME4ME (@me4me) said on 10th March 2013, 9:39

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    Six (Redbull, Mclaren, Ferrari, Mercedes, Lotus, Williams)
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    JE-Vergne
    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?
    three
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    five
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    P5
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
    Yes (Ferrari probably want stability in the team for 2014)
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    Yes (They’ve got no replacement for him at Torro-Rosso yet)
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    JE-Verge will be replaced midseason.
    11. And who will take their place?
    Da Costa
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Sebastian Vettel
    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?
    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?
    Canadian GP

  2. Duncan Smith (@f1bettingguru) said on 10th March 2013, 11:26

    1. How many different teams will win races? 4
    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? Moronado
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? 4
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? 3
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? 3rd
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014? Dear God, please no
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull? DTM is calling you…
    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 (Once he’s sorted out his money)
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Hamilton, obviously
    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? Austin
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Dali Lama buying a stake in Sauber
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Germany

  3. Droid Damudi (@droiddamudi) said on 10th March 2013, 13:10

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    6
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Gutierrez
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Hamilton
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Jules Bianchi
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    1
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    10
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    3
    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?
    Max Chilton
    11. And who will take their place?
    Narain K
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Gutierrez
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Either rosberg or hamilton, if i’ve to choose i’d say 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?
    USA
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Ferrari’s internal mild down
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Brazil
    19. WCC Redbull
    20. WDC Vettel

  4. Dimitris 1395 (@dimitris-1395) said on 10th March 2013, 14:06

    1. How many different teams will win races? 5 (Ferrari, McLaren,Red Bull, Lotus, Mercedes)
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Charles Pic
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Hamilton
    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 (or at least, 5)
    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? I’d say no
    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? Razia
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Pastor.
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? A Red Bull. My guess is Webber
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? Guttierez
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Unfortunately, I’d go for the Bahrain GP
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa or Monza
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

  5. Matt (@hollidog) said on 10th March 2013, 21:39

    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?
    A Rookie
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    2 or 3
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    8
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    Podium
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
    Depends on his season, but probably not.
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    No (so he will)
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    Cant see it happening
    11. And who will take their place?
    -
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Grosjean or Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Alonso or Raikonnen
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Caterham
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    Esteban Giuterrez
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    engine costs being too high
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Hopefully Melbourne because Im going! Otherwise Canada
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Vettel (but hopefully Raikonnen)

  6. Jarl (@jccaptain) said on 11th March 2013, 17:40

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    5 teams
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    P. Maldonado
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    S. Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    P. Maldonado
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    3 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?
    Nope
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    Nope
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    P. Maldonado
    11. And who will take their place?
    J. Bianchi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    P. Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    L. Hamilton
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Caterham
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    V. Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Brasil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Controversies around the red bull car
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Singapore

  7. 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?

    Button

    4. Who will crash out of the most races?

    Max Chilton

    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?

    3

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

    2

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

    5th

    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?

    NA

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

    Nico Rosberg

    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?

    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?

    Abu Dahbi

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

    Bahrain

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

    Texas

  8. Mané (@sl300forf1) said on 12th March 2013, 7:07

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    Three: Red Bull, Mclare, Ferrari
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Chitlon
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Gutierrez
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    ZERO
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    Five
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    Fourth
    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?
    Bottas
    11. And who will take their place?
    Kovalainen
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Gutierrez
    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?
    Gutierrez
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    United States
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    A race in North Korea and Webber slaps Marko
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Silverstone
    19. WDC: Vettel
    20. WCC: Red Bull

  9. Ryan Williams (@ryanwilliams) said on 12th March 2013, 15:07

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    5: Red Bull, Ferrari, 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?
    Jean-Eric Vergne
    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?
    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?
    Jean-Eric Vergne
    11. And who will take their place?
    Antonio Felix da Costa
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Esteban Guiterrez
    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?
    Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    New Concorde Agreement, which has a few big changes compared to the previous one
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    British Grand Prix
    19. Who will win the Constructors’ Championship?
    Red Bull Racing
    20. Who will win the Drivers’ Championship?
    Fernando Alonso

  10. trysmudford (@trysmudford) said on 12th March 2013, 15:10

    1. How many different teams will win races? – 6
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? – Nico Hulkenburg
    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? – 4
    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? – Bianchi
    11. And who will take their place? – Razia
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? – Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Lewis Hamilton
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? – 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? – Ecclestone being removed from power
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – Canadian
    19. Constructors title: Red Bull
    20. Drivers title: Sebastian Vettel.

  11. Lin1876 (@lin1876) said on 12th March 2013, 15:13

    1. How many different teams will win races? 6
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Bianci
    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? 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? Yes
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sutil
    11. And who will take their place? Someone richer
    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? Final
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bahrain GP
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Brazil
    19. Who will win the contructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

  12. FullSpe3d (@dryyoshi) said on 12th March 2013, 15:26

    1. How many different teams will win races? Six (McLaren, Red Bull, Ferrari, Lotus, Sauber and Mercedes)
    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? Gutierrez
    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? First
    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? Van der Garde
    11. And who will take their place? Heikki Kovalainen
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? 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? Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil (hopefully)
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? War in South Korea means Korean GP is called off
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Belgian Grand Prix
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Jenson Button

  13. magon4 (@magon4) said on 12th March 2013, 17:37

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    Seven
    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?
    3
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    3
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    Win
    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?
    Max Chilton
    11. And who will take their place?
    Luiz Razia
    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?
    The Last One
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Bahrain again
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Canadian GP

  14. raddie (@raddie) said on 13th March 2013, 10:14

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    6
    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?
    Grosjean
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    2
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    5
    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?
    van der Garde
    11. And who will take their place?
    Heikki Kovalainen
    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?
    Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Last
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Aerodynamic cheating
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Austin

  15. pwaa (@pwaa) said on 13th March 2013, 12:14

    1. How many different teams will win races? Five. Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus, and one for Mercedes.
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Charles Pic. Mechanical.
    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?half dozen ish?
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?I reckon he’ll grab a podium somewhere. He could well carry on from where Perez left of with Sauber.
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014? No. This will be his last year at Ferrari.
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?I think Webber will leave Red Bull when He decides to quit. Red Bull seem to be happy with him now, it’s down to whether he wants to carry on.
    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? Razia
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton. His one win this year.
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Marussia, although they’ll be close to Caterham again.
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?Gutierrez
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil (Hopefully!)
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? I reckon there’ll start to be a build up of pressure on Bernie to retire. He won’t, obviously.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada, as ususal!

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