Good idea for a thread!
2012: Vettel (Red Bull) | Webber and Massa retire, replaced by Ricciardo and Perez
2013: Button (McLaren)
2014: Vettel (Red Bull)
2015: Alonso (Ferrari) | Button retires
2016: Hamilton (Red Bull) | Alonso retires, replaced by Kubica
2017: Kubica (Ferrari)
2018: Perez (Ferrari)
2019: Vettel (Mercedes)
2020: di Resta (Mercedes)
The field is so ridiculously competitive today, and to make matters worse they are all young drivers! Honestly I can’t see any of the top four not winning at least one title, actually, I think it would be a pity if they didn’t (well, actually, I don’t really think it would be a pity if Hamilton doesn’t win a title ever again :P) I think Vettel will win 2012 and 2014 and Button will be champion in 2013, but only just. I hope from the bottom of my heart that Kubica will be driving well again and will be champion with Ferrari, and I think Hamilton will move to Red Bull at some point in the future, but unfortunately for him Newey follows Vettel to Mercedes after the team falls back again to 4th in 2015 after finishing 2nd in 2013 with Rosberg and di Resta. And I kinda want Perez to become a very, very good driver in the near future, possibly learning from Alonso in 2013 and finishing close to him in 2014. Then, in 2018 Red Bull will be only the 4th fastest team and McLaren will be struggling with and unstable driver line-up, after their lead driver, Rosberg, retired at the end of 2017 and di Resta went back to Mercedes. This then leaves the way open for Kubica and Perez to fight it all out, with Sergio coming out on top. Then Newey creates a new masterpiece and Vettel walks away with another title, but this time with a much closer opposition from di Resta.