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Here we go again, time for my favourite question of the new year!
I’ve asked this same question ahead of the 2010-2012 seasons as someone with an interest in manufacturer involvement in F1: Which engine will score the most points this year?
Here are the contenders:
Renault – Red Bull, Lotus, Williams, Caterham
Mercedes – McLaren, Mercedes, Force India
Ferrari – Ferrari, Sauber, Toro Rosso
Cosworth – Marussia
There are no changes compared to 2012 (although HRT have dropped out of the Cosworth stable).
In 2012, Renault came top for the first time since I ran this poll (although most people predicted Mercedes at the start of the year).
Renault – 839 points
Mercedes – 629 points
Ferrari – 552 points
Cosworth – 0 points
In 2011 Renault were ahead for most of the year, but finally the most-popular pick Mercedes eventually won by just 8 more points.
Mercedes – 731 points
Renault – 723 points
Ferrari – 460 points
Cosworth – 5 points
In 2010 almost everyone correctly predicted Mercedes would come out on top.
Mercedes – 736 points
Renault – 661 points
Ferrari – 453 points
Cosworth – 69 points
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What do you think will happen this year?
It’ll be even closer, with all three on six hundred and something points – and I think Renault just ahead.
I’d going to say Cosworth just for the sake of it. :)
But in all seriousness I agree with Bullfrog it should be very close, Mercedes might be a bit more competitive but Renault might edge ahead like last year.
Top 3 very close though
I’m going to stick my neck out and predict for Ferrari to beat Mercedes.
– Ferrari will beat Mclaren, just like last year, but since Mclaren don’t have Lewis this season, I can even see that margin increase.
– Mercedes will outscore Sauber but not by a great deal.
– Toro Rosso will improve, now they have James Key onboard and more experienced drivers. I think it’ll be nip and tuck between them and Force India.
So all in all, this will be the final order:
I’d put Ferrari on top of Renault, for now.
Mercedes team, Lotus and Williams will decide the outcome. If they all fail then Ferrari has a chance. But Renault it is.
@alfie Really? Because, in all likelyhood…
Red Bull will beat Ferrari.
Lotus will beat Sauber.
Williams will beat Toro Rosso.
So my list is like this…
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