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Your predictions for the Australian Grand Prix grid

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  • #131011
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    Bradley Downton
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    I would have said finishing order, but then accidents and such can majorly affect such results, so, how do you think the grid will line up in Australia?
    Based on either testing or just your thoughts?

    Studying all the testing times, this turned out to be harder than I thought, I think for some of it I gave up, but here it is:
    1. Hamilton
    2. Raikkonen
    3. Vettel
    4. Button
    5. Webber
    6. Alonso
    7. di Resta
    8. Rosberg
    9. Schumacher
    10. Hulkenberg
    11. Grosjean
    12. Massa
    13. Senna
    14. Perez
    15. Kobayashi
    16. Kovalainen
    17. Maldonado
    18. Ricciardo
    19. Vergne
    20. Petrov
    21. Glock
    22. de la Rosa
    23. Pic
    24. Karthikeyan

    I highly doubt this is right, I think I just gave up and threw some names in an order, haha.

    #194887
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    ShaneB457
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    Great thread @bradley13 Its so hard to predict but here it goes..:D
    1,Vettel
    2,Button
    3,Webber
    4,Hamilton
    5,Grosjean
    6,Rosberg
    7,Alonso
    8,Raikonnen
    9,Massa
    10,Schumacher
    11,Di Resta
    12,Ricciardo
    13,Jean Eric Vergne
    14,Hulkenburg
    15,Perez
    16,Kobayashi
    17,Maldonado
    18,Senna
    19,Petrov
    20,Pic
    21,Glock
    22,Karthikeyan
    23,Kovalainen
    24,De La Rosa

    #194888
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    th13teen
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    I reckon, 1st Vettel, 2nd Raikonnen, 3rd Webber, 4th Hamilton and 5th Grosjean
    Or it will be Hamilton, Vettel, Raikonnen, Webber and Button. Either one in my books!

    #194889
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    ME4ME
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    Interesting. May i ask why you put Raikonen so high on your list? Obiously nobody know’s, so im not saying you’re wrong, just wondering.

    In my eyes, Raikonen showed good 1-lap pace, but Grosjean seems more consistent. Id put Grosjean higher on my list.

    #194890
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    Colossal Squid
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    1. Vettel 2. Webber 3. Hamilton 4. Rosberg 5. Button 6. Alonso 7. Raikkonen 8. Massa 9. Schumacher 10. Perez.

    I think the pecking order will be RBR and McLaren out in front, with Mercedes leapfrogging Ferrari in pure performance. Raikkonen will show his one lap speed from the start however the Lotus will not be as fast as winter testing would have us believe. Alonso will do the maximum in a poorly performing Ferrari, Massa will be improved, but still behind Alonso’s raw speed. Schumi will still be a weak qualifier compared to Rosberg. Perez 10th…cos I like Perez! :)

    #194891
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    Estesark
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    I think Red Bull, and specifically Vettel, will still hold the edge in qualifying, so I’ll go for Vettel – Webber – Hamilton – Button – Alonso – Rosberg – Massa – Räikkönen – Schumacher – Grosjean – the rest.

    I’m pretty sure this website will be holding its usual predictions contest again this year, starting with Australia :)

    #194892
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    Pamphlet
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    1. Vettel
    2. Hamilton
    3. Webber
    4. Button
    5. Raikkonen
    6. Alonso
    7. Rosberg
    8. Massa
    9. Grosjean
    10. Schumacher
    11. Kobayashi
    12. Di Resta
    13. Ricciardo
    14. Hulkenberg
    15. Perez
    16. Vergne
    17. Kovalainen
    18. Maldonado
    19. Senna
    20. Petrov
    21. Glock
    22. De La Rosa
    23. Karthikeyan
    24. Pic

    * Vettel is still a qualifying master. Hamilton shouldn’t be too far behind.
    * I can see Alonso, Rosberg or Raikkonen gaining a few places if their cars end up being better than I expect them to be.
    * Schumi’s not exactly known for his qualifying pace, so he may try to save tyres by not running in Q3.
    * I don’t see Force India or Sauber breaking into the top ten yet.
    * I do believe, however, that there’s a chance that one of the P11-P16 drivers will get caught out in Q3. Money’s on Vergne, but I’ll still go with this list, just for the heck of it.
    * Regardless if the above happens or not, we can’t really tell for sure which of those three teams will have an easier time in qualifying. Sauber seems strong, but then so do Force India and Toro Rosso…
    * Kovalainen should make it into Q2. If the above does end up happening, I think Maldonado should be able to outdo Senna and enter Q2. Yes, I said it.

    #194893

    1/ Ham
    2/vett
    3/web
    4/schu
    5/butt

    #194894
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    Bradley Downton
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    @me4me – Firstly I’d like to say it’s not because I like the guy, as when he was in it before I really didn’t like him. After his stint in WRC i’ve grown a little fonder of him but my decision as to whether I like him will probably be made this year. The reason I have ranked Raikkonen so high is simply because, even though Lotus don’t seem particularly quick (ignore the countless fastest times) I just get this strange feeling that Raikkonen will pull something spectacular out of the bag in Australia.
    What I hope the grid will be:
    1. Hamilton
    2. Senna
    3. Perez
    4. Kovalainen
    5. Hulkenberg
    6. Vergne
    7. Button
    8. Raikkonen
    9. di Resta
    etc
    (Ok, I can dream :P )

    #194895

    (Ok, I can dream )

    It might rain!?

    #194896
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    Force Maikel
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    My dream?

    1.Schumacher
    2.Rosberg
    3.Webber
    4.Button
    5.Senna
    6.Hamilton
    7.Vettel
    8.Alonso
    9.Raikonnen
    10.Kovalainen (he really deserves to give caterham their first point)
    11.Maldonado
    12.Vergne
    13.Ricciardo
    14.Di Resta
    15.Kobayashi
    16.Hulkenberg
    17.Perez
    18.Grosjean
    19.Massa
    20.Pic
    21.Glock
    21.De La Rosa
    22.Karthikeyan

    Reality? I couldn’t possibly know. Testing didn’t give more insight either so i guess all we can do is wait and see!

    #194897
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    Lin1876
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    Couldn’t possibly say, but there are a few observations I will make…

    - The top 10 teams look really, properly close. Expect a few surprise podiums and wins over the season. HRT and Marussia look to be in serious trouble – don’t bargain on them being within 107%.
    - Maybe not a crisis yet, but Ferrari look a bit behind the 8-ball. If they can’t do a McLaren last year, they could be in big trouble.
    - The midfield of Sauber, Williams, Caterham and Force India look closer to the front this year. They also look close.
    - Barring rain, accidents, teething troubles, etc., I expect McLaren and Red Bull to challenge for the win in Melbourne, followed by Mercedes and Renault, then the rest of the midfield. Wouldn’t bet on Marussia or HRT qualifying, but I’ve been wrong before…

    Really, I just hope for a great race like Melbourne usually provides. The rest, frankly, is mere detail. Come on Kamui, come on Sauber!

    #194898
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    Paul
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    1) Vettel (can’t help but think RB are sandbagging)
    2) Button
    3) Hamilton
    4) Raikonnen
    5) Schumacher
    6) Rosberg
    8) Alonso
    9) Di Resta
    10) Kobyashi

    For the season in General expect Mercedes to make a few podiums and sneak at least 1 win…also expect Force india to get at least a couple of podiums as well

    #194899
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    Force Maikel
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    As long as the Mercedes crew don’t show up like this the GP schould be super exciting

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/77606337@N02/6810606952/in/photostream/

    This has been an uber fail presented to you by Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

    #194900
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    Bradley Downton
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    I’d like to see @keithcollantine‘s prediction…?

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