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

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  1. ed24f1 (@ed24f1) said on 13th March 2013, 16:15

    1. 5
    2. Ricciardo
    3. Vettel
    4. Grosjean
    5. 2
    6. 6
    7. 4th
    8. Yes
    9. No
    10. Bianchil
    11. Petrov
    12. Grosjean
    13. Alonso
    14. Marussia
    15. Bottas
    16. Abu Dhabi
    17. Cost-cutting
    18. Australia
    19. Ferrari
    20. Vettel

  2. snowman.john (@snowman-john) said on 14th March 2013, 19:11

    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?
    Guttierez
    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?
    4th
    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?
    Ricciardo
    11. And who will take their place?
    Felix De Costa
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Grosjean
    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?
    Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Engines
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Canada

  3. Jukka Palmu (@jukkapalmu) said on 14th March 2013, 20:12

    1. How many different teams will win races? 5
    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? 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? Yep
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull? Yep
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Bianchi
    11. And who will take their place? Gonzalez
    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? US
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bottas owning Maldonado
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? US

  4. Euro Brun (@eurobrun) said on 14th March 2013, 22:48

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    5 – Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, Lotus
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Max Chilton won’t qualify within 107%, but Vergne will crash out at first corner.
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Vettle with 9
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Gutierrez
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    1 – Canada
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    9 times, with one win
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    3rd, once
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
    No. Move to Sauber for 2014, Bianchi to replace him at Ferrari
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    No. Will retire.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    Van de Garde – for someone with more money
    11. And who will take their place?
    Frinj
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Gutierrez
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Raikkonen
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Marussia
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    Bottas, ahead of Maldonado
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Engines for 2014 – a midfield team will deliberately block one team and roll over for another based on engines
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Germany, after rain in qualifying
    19. Red Bull
    20 Alonso

  5. Metrium (@metrium) said on 15th March 2013, 1:57

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    6

    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?
    Pastor Maldonado

    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?
    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?
    None will be

    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?
    Brazil

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

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

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

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

  6. PJA (@pja) said on 15th March 2013, 20:17

    1.How many different teams will win races?
    Five teams
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    A random driver in a first corner collision – Bottas
    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?
    Seven
    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?
    Yes
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    No idea
    11. And who will take their place?
    No idea but someone with money
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Gutierrez (only because I picked him to crash the most)
    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?
    Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    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?
    Vettel

  7. Macca (@macca) said on 17th March 2013, 2:47

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    Five (5)
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber)
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Adrian Sutil (Force India)
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    Three (3)
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    Six (6)
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    Fifth (5)
    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 (Caterham)
    11. And who will take their place?
    Heikki Kovalainen (Caterham)
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber)
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Marussia F1 (MF1)
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship?
    Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Brazilian GP (Brazil)
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    New 2014 regulations costing teams to much
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Australian GP (Australia)
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Red Bull Racing (RBR)
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Fenando Alonso (Ferrari)

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