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. Quick Nick (@tasvat001) said on 8th March 2013, 12:36

    How many different teams will win races?
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    6-Big 5 plus Williams
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Guitterez
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    3-Monaco,Canada and Austin
    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?
    Yes,but he will decline
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    Max Chilton
    11. And who will take their place?
    Bruno Senna
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Guitterez
    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?
    Disagreement between Bernie and the teams regarding amount of races on the f1 calendar
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Silverstone-Rain
    19.WCC-Ferrari

    20.WDC-Alonso

  2. Rui (@ruicaridade) said on 8th March 2013, 12:36

    1. How many different teams will win races? 5
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Grosjean
    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? 3
    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? 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? Grosjean
    11. And who will take their place? Valsechi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Grosjean
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Maldonado
    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? More technical directors leaving for Mercedes!!!
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Brazil
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Ferrari
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

  3. jodrell (@jodrell) said on 8th March 2013, 12:48

    1. How many different teams will win races? 6
    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? Gutierrez
    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? 1
    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? Sutil
    11. And who will take their place? Karthakayan
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Gutierrez
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Button
    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? US GP
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bahrain (again)
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Singapore
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mclaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

  4. Journeyer (@journeyer) said on 8th March 2013, 12:52

    1. How many different teams will win races? Five teams.
    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? Max Chilton.
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? Two races.
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? Seven times.
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? One 2nd place.
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014? No – that goes to Hulkenberg (or maybe even Vettel).
    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull? Conditional yes – depending on how da Costa does.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Daniel Ricciardo.
    11. And who will take their place? Alberto Felix da Costa.
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Max Chilton.
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel.
    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? Austin.
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Concorde Agreement renewal (there still isn’t one).
    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? Fernando Alonso.

  5. Alex Lewis (@lewis465151) said on 8th March 2013, 12:53

    1. How many different teams will win races? 4
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Vettel
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Alonso
    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? 10 – 12
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? 3rd
    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014? Depends
    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? Don’t know
    11. And who will take their place? Not sure
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Grosjean
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Perez
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? Guiterrez
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil again
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Webber to retire from F1 after 2013
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Monaco, US, Brazil, Germany and India
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Ferrari
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

  6. Ben (@benchuiii) said on 8th March 2013, 12:59

    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? Grosjean
    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? 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? Vergne
    11. And who will take their place? da Costa
    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? Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Innovative part getting banned as usual
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Singapore
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

  7. PJ (@pjtierney) said on 8th March 2013, 13:01

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

    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?
    Adrian Sutil

    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?
    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?
    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?
    Jenson Button

    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?
    Abu Dhabi

    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Conflicts regarding 2014

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

  8. Butch27 (@butch27) said on 8th March 2013, 13:11

    1. How many different teams will win races? Six
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Nico Rosberg
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Lewis Hamilton
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Esteban Gutierrez
    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? A second place
    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? Paul di Resta
    11. And who will take their place? Jules Bianchi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Sergio Perez
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Nico Hulkenberg
    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? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Tyre deals
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Hungarian GP
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Ferrari
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Jenson Button

  9. juan fanger (@juan-fanger) said on 8th March 2013, 13:12

    1. How many different teams will win races? 7
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Webber
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Perez
    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? 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 – will go to another team
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? van der Garde (China)
    11. And who will take their place? Ma Qing Hua
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Hamilton
    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? Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Torro Rosso sprung explicitly helping/being helped by Red Bull
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Monaco
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Sergio Perez

  10. OmarR-Pepper (@omarr-pepper) said on 8th March 2013, 13:12

    1. How many different teams will win races? 5
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Bianchi
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Vettel, 5 or 6
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Bottas
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? one
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? 11
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? second
    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? Di Resta
    11. And who will take their place? no idea… Rossiter? :P
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Maldonado… again (he thinks he has stewards against him)
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Webber
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Catherham
    15. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the championship? Gutierrez
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? last one, Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? one team about to drop again (can’t tell if ForceIndia or Marussia)
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Brazil again
    19. Ferrari
    20. Vettel

  11. Estesark (@estesark) said on 8th March 2013, 13:12

    1. How many different teams will win races? – Five
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? – Nico HĂĽlkenberg
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? – Sebastian Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? – Giedo van der Garde
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? – Two
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? – Six
    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? – Romain Grosjean
    11. And who will take their place? – Davide Valsecchi
    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? – Esteban Gutierrez
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? – Brazilian GP
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – North Korea threaten to launch a nuke during the (South) Korean GP
    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? – Fernando Alonso

  12. the_sigman (@sigman1998) said on 8th March 2013, 13:24

    1. 6 (Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren, Lotus and Williams/Sauber)
    2. Chilton
    3. Hamilton
    4. Maldonado
    5. 2
    6. 11
    7. Third
    8. Yes
    9. No
    10. Maldonado
    11. Wolff
    12. Maldonado
    13. Alonso
    14. Caterham
    15. Bottas
    16. Brazil
    17. Flags
    18. Brazil
    19. Red Bull (Although, I voted Ferrari for good luck)
    20. Alonso

  13. Jason (@jmwalley) said on 8th March 2013, 13:27

    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?
    Pastor Maldonado

    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    2

    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?
    Adrian Sutil

    11. And who will take their place?
    Jules Bianchi

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

    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?
    Valteri Bottas, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it was Esteban

    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Abu Dhabi most likely, but I’d love to see it happen at the United States Grand Prix in very dramatic fashion.

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

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

  14. dunqn (@dunqn) said on 8th March 2013, 13:28

    1. How many different teams will win races? 5 (McLaren, Red Bull, Ferrari, 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? Charles Pic
    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? 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? Jules Bianchi
    11. And who will take their place? Luiz Razia
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Pastor Maldonado
    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? Valteri Bottas
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Honda/McLaren
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada

  15. f12007v (@f1fan-2000) said on 8th March 2013, 13:28

    1. 5 teams
    2. Bottas
    3. Vettel
    4. Vergne
    5. 2 races
    6. 8 times
    7. 3rd
    8. No.
    9. Yes.
    10. Chilton
    11. Alguersuari
    12. Bottas
    13. Hamilton
    14. Marussia
    15. Gutierrez
    16. United States
    17. Teams having trouble finding engine suppliers.
    18. Monza
    19. Red Bull
    20. Alonso

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