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Predict Melbourne grid

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  • #250811
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    Iestyn Davies
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    Given what we have seen in pre-season testing, I think we can now predict the grid in Melbourne.

    I’ve heard that pace discrepancy from fuel can be up to 3 seconds, so this tells us that Red Bull won’t be on pole. However, Red Bull still have the best car, going by the cornering speeds in the last test, so should be heading up the Renault teams on pace with dual-tusked Lotus. But the lack of running for both (a hangover from pushing too hard in late 2013 for no real gain) makes a race finish unlikely. Renault’s crankshaft/vibration fix (due in the European season) can’t come soon enough for these teams.

    Team order:
    Mercedes
    McLaren
    Ferrari
    Williams
    Force India
    Red Bull
    Sauber
    Lotus
    Toro Rosso
    Marussia
    Caterham

    The only thing we can be confident in at this point is a Caterham being on the back row, and a Mercedes on the front, with all Mercedes in Q3 (likely with Ferrari). Red Bull will probably be at the sharp end again by mid-late season at the latest.

    #251184
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    hunocsi
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    1. Hamilton
    2. Rosberg
    3. Bottas
    4. Magnussen
    5. Massa
    6. Hülkenberg
    7. Button
    8. Vettel
    9. Alonso
    10. Räikkönen
    11. Ricciardo
    12. Perez
    13. Bianchi
    14. Vergne
    15. Kvyat
    16. Gutierrez
    17. Chilton
    18. Grosjean
    19. Maldonado
    20. Kobayashi
    21. Sutil
    22. Ericsson

    #251192
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    dot_com
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    I don’t have much time, so I’ll just do my top ten :)

    1. Hamilton
    2. Rosberg
    3. Alonso
    4. Massa
    5. Hulkenburg
    6. Bottas
    7. Raikkonen
    8. Button
    9. Vettel
    10. Perez

    #253528
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    Kingshark
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    1. N Rosberg
    2. L Hamilton
    3. S Vettel
    4. K Magnussen
    5. F Alonso
    6. K Raikkonen
    7. J Button
    8. V Bottas
    9. D Ricciardo
    10. F Massa
    11. N Hulkenberg
    12. E Gutierrez
    13. R Grosjean
    14. A Sutil
    15. S Perez
    16. P Maldonado
    17. JE Vergne
    18. D Kvyatt
    19. J Bianchi
    20. K Kobayashi
    21. M Chilton
    22. M Ericsson

    I got 3/22 right, not exactly amazing.

    #253834
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    Fixy
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    Could have been worse… not.

    1. S Vettel
    2. L Hamilton
    3. N Rosberg
    4. D Ricciardo
    5. F Alonso
    6. F Massa
    7. K Raikkonen
    8. R Grosjean
    9. J Button
    10. N Hulkenberg
    11. V Bottas
    12. K Magnussen
    13. S Perez
    14. P Maldonado
    15. A Sutil
    16. E Gutierrez
    17. D Kvyat
    18. J Vergne
    19. K Kobayashi
    20. J Bianchi
    21. M Chilton
    22. M Ericsson

    #253836
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    Bradley Downton
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    1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
    2. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
    3. Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
    4. Felipe Massa (Williams)
    5. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
    6. Jenson Button (McLaren)
    7. Kevin Magnussen (McLaren)
    8. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
    9. Sergio Perez (Force India)
    10. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
    11. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
    12. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
    13. Romain Grosjean (Lotus)
    14. Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso)
    15. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
    16. Adrian Sutil (Sauber)
    17. Pastor Maldonado (Lotus)
    18. Jules Bianchi (Marussia)
    19. Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber)
    20. Max Chilton (Marussia)
    21. Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham)
    22. Marcus Ericsson (Caterham)

    Oooo 4/22.

    Best so far! :D

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