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2012 Drivers Championship - Early Predictions

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Chris Jenkins, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    OK, so we have 85 days until the start of the 2012 season.
    I thought it'd be fun for us to lock in some mega-early preditions for the FINAL standings for the WDC.

    The rules are simple:
    -Copy and paste the list below and fill in your predictions.
    -No discussions please. Just your list.
    -I will ask the Moderators/Staff Members to lock the thread before the first test in February
    -In December 2012, I'll announce the winner. (No prize, just for fun)

    Here goes:

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  2. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    1. Alonso
    2. Vettel
    3. Hamilton
    4. Button
    5. Webber
    6. Massa
    7. Rosberg
    8. Raikkonen
    9. Schumacher
    10. Di Resta
    11. Hulkenburg
    12. Grosjean
    13. Kobayashi
    14. Ricciardo
    15. Perez
    16. (Unknown Williams Driver)
    17. Vergne
    18. Maldonaldo
    19. Kovaleinen
    20. Trulli
    21. Glock
    22. De La Rosa
    23. Pic
    24. (Unknown HRT Driver)
     
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    1. Lewis Hamilton
    2. Fernando Alonso
    3. Sebastian Vettel
    4. Jenson Button
    5. Felipe Massa
    6. Mark Webber
    7. Nico Rosberg
    8. Michael Schumacher
    9. Kimi Raikkonen
    10. Sergio Perez
    11. Paul Di Resta
    12. Nico Hulkenberg
    13. Kamui Kobayashi
    14. Daniel Ricciardo
    15. Jean Eric Vergne
    16. Pastor Maldonado
    17. Romain Grosjean
    18. Bruno Senna
    19. Heikki Kovalainen
    20. Jarno Trulli
    21. Timo Glock
    22. Charles Pic
    23. Pedro De La Rosa
    24. Narain Karthikeyan
     
  3. 1. Alonso
    2.
    Vettel
    3. Hamilton
    4. Button
    5. Webber
    6. Massa (Beating Schumacher by a small margin)
    7. Schumacher
    8. Rosberg
    9. Raikkonen
    10. Di Resta
    11. Grosjean
    12. Kobayashi
    13. Hulkenberg
    14. Vergne
    15. Perez
    16. Ricciardo
    17. Kovalainen
    18. Maldonado
    19. Unknown Caterham driver
    20. Unknown Williams driver
    21. De La Rosa
    22. Glock
    23. Unknown HRT driver
    24. Pic

    Bit of a stretch for Schumacher to beat his teammate, Di Resta to get 10th and Kovalainen to beat both Williams drivers.
     
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  4. 1. Button
    2. Vettel
    3. Schumacher
    4. Hamilton
    5. Rosberg
    6. Webber
    7. Alonso
    8. Di Resta
    9. Raikkonen
    10. Grosjean
    11. Massa
    12. Kobayashi
    13. Perez
    14. Maldonado
    15. Ricciardo
    16. Kovalinen
    17. Vergne
    18. Trulli
    19. Williams Driver.
    20. HRT driver
    21. De La Rosa
    22. HRT driver
    23. Glock
    24. Pic

    Schumacher position could vary from 3rd to 7th, Mercedes will be good, i see Button vs Vettel down to the wire, and i see a clean cut 21st to 24th consisting of Virgin and HRT who will be a mile off the pace, i also see Massa dropping further through the field and Ferrari struggling to keep up, i also see Williams Driver, if it's Barrichello being a way behind Maldonado, if it's not Barrichello it possibly will be higher, Schumacher is above Rosberg because IMO he's got better race pace overall.
     
  5. 1.Button
    2.Vettel
    3.Webber
    4.Alonso
    5.Hamilton
    6.Massa
    7.Rosberg
    8.Schumacher
    9.di Resta
    10.Raikkonen
    11.Hulkenberg
    12.Kobayashi
    13.Grosjean
    14.Perez
    15.Ricciardo
    16.Vergne
    17.Maldonado
    18.Kovalienen
    19.Williams driver
    20.Trulli
    21.HRT driver
    22.Glock
    23.Pic
    24.de la Rossa

    I'd say if Mclaren get enough testing done they can make it a very good fight for drivers and constructors trophies, after all Button beat vettel in the second half of the season this year, depending on his form, Hamilton could actually beat Alonso. Further back, Mercedes will probably start to catch the Ferraris near the end of the season. There will be plenty of scraps between Force India, Torro Rosso and Lotus with Force India winning out. Raikkonen will probably take time to re-adjust to the car but Grosjean has much less experience. If Barrichello comes back with Williams he could actually beat Kovalienen. Caterham will leave behind the other 'newbie' teams as they're getting KERS this season. If HRT's new driver is reasonably experienced they will probably beat the Marrussias without too much trouble. I predict de la Rossa will struggle to get back up to pace like he did before and also like Schumacher when he rejoined.
     
  6. 1.Button
    2.Alonso
    3.Hamilton
    4.Vettel
    5.Webber
    6.Schumacher
    7.Rosberg
    8.Raikkonen
    9.Massa
    10.Di Resta
    11. Grosjean
    12.Hulkenberg
    13.Perez
    14.Koybayashi
    15.Ricciardo
    16.Vergne
    17.Williams TBA Driver
    18.Kovalienen
    19.Maldonado
    20.Trulli
    21.Glock
    22.Pic
    23.De La Rossa
    24.HRT TBA Driver
     
  7. 1. Button
    2.Alonso
    3.Vettel
    4.Webber
    5.Hamilton
    6.Schumacher(Drives a good season)
    7.Rosberg
    8.Raikonen
    9.Di Resta
    10.Grosejan
    11.Massa(drove like a 60 year old)
    12.Hulkenberg
    13.Kobayashi
    14.Perez (with very little difference to KOB)
    15.Kovelainen
    16.Ricciardo
    17.Vergne
    18.Trulli
    19.Glock
    20.Maldonado
    21.Senna
    22.Pic
    23.De La Rosa
    24.TBA HRT (Barrichello!)
     
  8. 1.Hamilton
    2.Vettel
    3.Alonso
    4.Webber
    5.Button
    6.Rosberg
    7.Schumacher
    8.Massa
    9.Grosjean
    10.Raikkonen
    11.Kobayashi
    12.Di Resta
    13.Perez
    14.Ricciardo
    15.Hulkenburg
    16.Maldonado
    17.Kovalienen
    18.Vergne
    Rest won't score so doesn't matter, I Didn't put the Open williams seat as its impossible to predict if you don;t know who it is.

    If its Sutil i would put him 13th.

    I think Mclaren could make the fastest car in 2012, if it is it is likely to be slightly faster which will really point out the weakness in Button as he is quite bad in qualify which would get him behind the bulls and alonso making it much to hard for him to make up the deficit to Hamilton hence the result, but either way i expect the top 5 to be much closer, similar to 2010
    I think Mercedes will step it up in 2012 maybe a win or two, Lotus Should be right behind playing with Massa as hes clearly a 3rd rate driver, maybe a random victory if they can show the kind of innovation they showed at the start of 2011.
     
  9. EDIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1.Hamilton (changed my mind)
    2. Vettel
    3. Button (following closely behind)
    4. Webber
    5. Alonso
    6. Rosberg
    7. Massa
    8. Schumachar
    9. Raikonnen
    10. Grosjean
    11. Kobayashi
    12. Di Resta
    13. Perez
    14. Hulkenburg
    15. Ricciardo
    16. Senna
    17. Vergne
    18. Maldonado
    19. Kovalainen
    20. Trulli
    21. Glock
    22. De Le Rosa
    23. Karthikeyan
    24. Pic
     
  10. 1. Button (Truly showed excellence in 2011)
    2. Vettel (Shows weakness of cracking under pressure. Example: 2011 Canadian Grand Prix, Last Lap)
    3. Hamilton
    4. Alonso
    5. Webber
    6. Rosberg (With 1st Win)
    7. Raikkonen
    8. Schumacher
    9. Massa (Ultimate Disappointment)
    10. Kobayashi
    11. Di Resta
    12. Perez
    13. Grosjean
    14. Hulkenberg
    15. Senna
    16. Moldonado
    17. Ricciardo
    18. Vergne
    19. Kovalainen (Scores first points with Caterham)
    20. Trulli
    21. Glock
    22. de la Rosa
    23. Pic
    24. Me at HRT haha
     
  11. 1.Hamilton
    2.Vettel
    3.Webber
    4.Button
    5.Alonso
    6.Rosberg
    7.Massa
    8.Shumacher
    9.Raikonen
    10.Di Resta
    11.Kobayashi
    12.Grosjean
    13.Williams driver
    14.Perez
    15.Hulkenberg
    16.Kovalinen
    17.Vergne
    18.Riccardo
    19.Maldonado
    20.Truli
    21.Hrt driver (if alguersuari)
    22.Glock
    23.De la Rossa
    24.Pic
     
  12. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Only a couple weeks left to lock in your predictions.
    Senna has now been confirmed as the other Williams driver.
     
  13. 14 days left to put in your predictions.

    It would be fun if you got 1 point for every right so we could crown a champion at the end of the year :)
     
  14. 1. Vettel
    2. Hamilton
    3. Alonso
    4. Schumacher
    5. Webber
    6. Button
    7. Raikkonen
    8. Massa
    9. Rosberg
    10. Maldonado
    11. Grosjean
    12. Vergne
    13. Ricciardo
    14. Kobayashi
    15. Di Resta
    16. Hulkenberg
    17. Kovalainen
    18. Perez
    19. Senna
    20. Trulli
    21. Glock
    22. Pic
    23. De la Rosa
    24. HRT Driver
     
  15. I'll update mine when all the drivers have been confirmed.
     
  16. It might be to late, it´s only 1 HRT driver left and they might as well wait until after the tests.

    This thread will close before the first test.
     
  17. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller
    The one and only Premium Member

    1. Vettel
    2. Hamilton
    3. Button
    4. Alonso
    5. Massa
    6. Webber
    7. Rosberg
    8. Schumacher
    9. Kobayashi
    10. Di Resta
    11. Perez
    12. Grosjean
    13. Hülkenberg
    14. Raikkönen
    15. Vergne
    16. Maldonado
    17. Kovalainen
    18. Ricciardo
    19. Trulli
    20. Senna
    21. de la Rosa
    22. Glock
    23. Pic
    24. Second HRT driver
     
  18. 1. Vettel
    2. Alonso
    3. Hamilton
    4. Button
    5. Webber
    6. Massa
    7. Rosberg
    8. Schumacher
    9. Hulkenburg
    10. Grosjean
    11. Raikkonen
    12. Di Resta
    13. Kobayashi
    14. Senna
    15. Ricciardo
    16. Maldonado
    17. Perez
    18. Vergne
    19. Kovalainen
    20. Trulli
    21. de la Rosa
    22. Glock
    23. HRT #2



    24. Pic
     
  19. 1.Alonso
    2.Vettel
    3.Button
    4.Massa
    5.Webber
    6.Hamilton
    7.Rosberg
    8.Schumacher
    9.di Resta
    10.Raikkonen
    11.Hulkenberg
    12.Kobayashi
    13.Grosjean
    14.Perez
    15.Ricciardo
    16.Vergne
    17.Maldonado
    18.Kovalienen
    19.Senna
    20.Trulli
    21.Karthikeyan
    22.Glock
    23.Pic
    24.de la Rossa
    edit from my previous post, after seeing ferrari's new car i feel they will put up a very strong fight, massa and hamilton could finish higher than i've predicted depending on their performance, also the williams could do better
     
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