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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  1. tektonnic (@tektonnic) said on 8th March 2013, 13:29

    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? Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Chilton
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? 1
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? 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? No
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Pic
    11. And who will take their place? Kobayashi
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Hamilton
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Alonso
    14. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Van de Garde
    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? Susie Wolff racing in Maldonado’s place after PDVSA funding cut
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada

  2. NickF12013 (@nickf12013) said on 8th March 2013, 13:34

    1. How many different teams will win races? 7
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Van Der 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? 4
    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? 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? -
    11. And who will take their place? -
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Chilton
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton
    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? Engines supplies for 2014
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? China
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

  3. sw280 (@sw280) said on 8th March 2013, 13:43

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    6
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    JEV
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Gutierez
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    3
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    6
    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?
    he will retire
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    van der Garde or Bianchi
    11. And who will take their place?
    Rossi or 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?
    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?
    2014 tyre manufacturer
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    China or Brazil
    Constructor: RBR
    WDC: Vettel

  4. Ben (@scuderia29) said on 8th March 2013, 13:48

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    4
    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?
    Van Der Garde
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    1
    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?
    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?
    Grosjean
    11. And who will take their place?
    Kovalainen
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Grosjean
    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 hamilton im sure
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Monza

  5. V. Chris (@vasschu) said on 8th March 2013, 13:50

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    5

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

    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?
    one

    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    12

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

    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?

    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?
    Webber

    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?
    Brasil

    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Red Bull car improvements

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

    Surely I’ll guess less than 5!

  6. 1. How many different teams will win races?
    6
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Paul di Resta
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Fernando Alonso
    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?
    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?
    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?
    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?
    Brazilian GP
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    The new engines and it’s high costs for the smaller teams
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Japanese GP
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Ferrari
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Fernando Alonso

  7. Red Andy (@red-andy) said on 8th March 2013, 13:52

    1. How many different teams will win races? Four: Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren and Lotus
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? BOTTAS
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Sebastian Vettel
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Adrian Sutil #sutilsfault
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? None
    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium? Six
    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? Daniel Ricciardo
    11. And who will take their place? Antonio Felix da Costa
    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? 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? Double Flexible Exhaust-Blown F-Duct Seamless Active Traction Devices. You heard it here first.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Brazilian GP
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Sebastian Vettel

  8. Jeanrien (@jeanrien) said on 8th March 2013, 13:55

    1. How many different teams will win races? 5 (McLaren, Ferrari, Redbull, Mercedes, Lotus)
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Gierdo Van der Garde
    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? 5
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be? 2
    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? Gutierrez
    11. And who will take their place? Robin Frijns
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Maldonado
    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? Circuit of the Americas
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? DRS
    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? Button

  9. Txizzle (@txizzle) said on 8th March 2013, 13:55

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    Five, maybe six (if Williams wins a GP).

    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix?
    Guide vd Garde
    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Vettel

    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Hopefully Vettel, most likely Grosjean or one of the Marussia’s/Caterham’s

    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    One, maybe two.

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

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

    8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
    (hopefully) not.

    9. Will Mark Webber get the same at Red Bull?
    Possibly, he would deserve it more then Massa @ Ferrari.

    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    One of the Marussia’s (i’d guess Chilton) or one of the STR’s.

    11. And who will take their place?
    Kovalainen

    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
    Who else then Grosjean? If he improves his act its probably one of the newbies.

    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?
    If it isn’t going to be Bottas he will have failed miserably.

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

    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    I don’t know, the whole Mercedes thing?

    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Hopefully this will, in the end, be too close to call, but I hope the decider.

    19. Constructors champ: Red Bull (though preferably not).

    20. Drivers Champ: Anyone but Vettel, hopefully Raikkonen or Alonso.

  10. Asanator (@asanator) said on 8th March 2013, 13:58

    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? – Gutierrez
    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? – 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? – Senna
    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? Brazil (Finale)
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – Bernie/FIA fall out over Engines and Tyre Supply
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Brazil
    19. Ferrari
    20. Alonso

  11. boundary layer (@boundary-layer) said on 8th March 2013, 14:02

    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
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Chilton
    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? 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? Valsechi
    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? Gutierrez
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? 2014 engines
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Alonso

  12. electrolite (@electrolite) said on 8th March 2013, 14:02

    This is always fun!

    1. How many different teams will win races? 6
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Paul Di Resta
    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? 4
    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? Adrian Sutil
    11. And who will take their place? Luiz Razia
    12. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements? Jean Eric Vergne
    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? The last.
    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? Montreal
    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Fernando Alonso

  13. Adam Kibbey (@kibblesworth) said on 8th March 2013, 14:05

    1. How many different teams will win races? 6 – Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, Lotus and Sauber
    2. Who will retire first in the Australian Grand Prix? Max Chilton
    3. Who will set the most pole positions? Lewis Hamilton
    4. Who will crash out of the most races? Max Chilton
    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win? 4
    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? Giedo van der Garde
    11. And who will take their place? Either of Caterham’s test drivers (Rossi or Quighua) or possibly Kovalainen
    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? Esteban Gutierrez
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The specificity of the 2014 regulations; most probably over engines.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? The Grand Prix of the Americas
    19. Who will win the constructor’s championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the driver’s championship? Lewis Hamilton

  14. Cristian (@cristian) said on 8th March 2013, 14:14

    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?
    Lewis Hamilton
    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?
    6
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    victory
    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
    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
    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 race
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Bahrain
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Spa

  15. Calum (@calum) said on 8th March 2013, 14:18

    1. How many different teams will win races?
    6 ( Mclaren, RedBull, Ferrari, Mercedes, Lotus, Sauber)

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

    3. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Vettel

    4. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Esteban Gutierrez.

    5. How many races will Lewis Hamilton win?
    Two. (Canada and China)

    6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
    6
    7. What will Nico Hulkenberg’s best result be?
    1st (Brazil!)

    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?
    Grosjean.

    11. And who will take their place?
    The Lotus 3rd driver…

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

    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?
    Valteri Bottas

    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    3rd last.

    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Some sort of rear downforce aid.

    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Hulkenberg winning a wet Silverstone for Sauber!

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