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Featured The 2017 Formula One season: 15 questions

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Jimlaad43, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Jimlaad43

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    Formula 1 is nearly back! To celebrate this, we will be reviving the 15 pre-season questions to get your brains ticking. With new regulations comes a massive shake-up that may change the order, bringing the field potentially closer together. So, how do you think the season will go? Answer our 15 questions below.

    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship?
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship?
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be...
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (20 races?
    5. Which drivers will win a race?
    6. How many teams will score a podium finish?
    7. Will any drivers be replaced (if yes, who for who?)?
    8. Will Sauber score points (If "yes", how many)?
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season?
    10. How many Red Flags will there be during races?
    11. Who will take the most pole positions?
    12. Which race will be the best of the year?
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)?
    14. At what race will McLaren-Honda first get both cars to the finish?
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided?
    Post your predictions below
     
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  2. DutchDevil79

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    1. Lewis Hamilton
    2. Mercedes
    3. 1 Hamilton, 2 Verstappen, 3 Vettel
    4. Massa - Stroll 17-3
    5. Hamilton, Verstappen, Vettel, , Riccardo, Bottas
    6. 6 teams
    7. No replacements
    8. Yes, 2 points
    9. In the last race Vettel will crash with Verstappen leaving the WC to Hamilton.
    10. 3 red flasg in total
    11. Hamilton
    12. Spa
    13. There will be 3 wet races
    14. At Barcelona
    15. In the last race.
     
  3. Tobias Röhner

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? Kimi Raikkonen
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Ferrari
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... Kimi, Hamilton, Vettel
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (20 races?) Lewis: 15-5
    5. Which drivers will win a race? Max Verstappen
    6. How many teams will score a podium finish? 5
    7. Will any drivers be replaced (if yes, who for who?)? No
    8. Will Sauber score points (If "yes", how many)? Yes, 4
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Kimi winning the championship in the second to last round because Lewis and Vettel wreck each other
    10. How many Red Flags will there be during races? 1
    11. Who will take the most pole positions? Lewis
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Brazil
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 3
    14. At what race will McLaren-Honda first get both cars to the finish? 4th grand prix
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? second to last round
     
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  4. Bert Austen

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? Lewis Hamilton
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Mercedes
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... Hamilton - Bottas - Verstappen
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (20 races? Riccardo - Verstappen
    5. Which drivers will win a race? Verstappen
    6. How many teams will score a podium finish? 4
    7. Will any drivers be replaced (if yes, who for who?)? Yes - Stroll
    8. Will Sauber score points (If "yes", how many)? yes 3
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Our Verstappen World Champion in the last race , beat Hamilton
    10. How many Red Flags will there be during races? 0
    11. Who will take the most pole positions? Hamilton
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Brazil
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 3
    14. At what race will McLaren-Honda first get both cars to the finish? Not any race of the season :(
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Brazil
     
  5. Matthew Allington

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? Vettel
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Ferrari
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... Vettel, Hamilton, Raikkonen
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (20 races?) Massa 18-2
    5. Which drivers will win a race? Hamilton, Bottas, Ricciardo, Verstappen, Vettel, Raikkonen
    6. How many teams will score a podium finish? 7
    7. Will any drivers be replaced (if yes, who for who?)? No.
    8. Will Sauber score points (If "yes", how many)? Yes, 2
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Red Bull drivers go to war with ech other.
    10. How many Red Flags will there be during races? 2
    11. Who will take the most pole positions? Hamilton
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Canada
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 5
    14. At what race will McLaren-Honda first get both cars to the finish? Hungary
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Brazil

    There's some pretty hopeful stuff in there, but I can dream! :D
     
  6. LeSunTzu

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    1. Lewis Hamilton
    2. Ferrari
    3. Hamilton, Vettel, Raikkonen
    4. Massa (20-0)
    5. Hamilton, Vettel, Raikkonen, Verstappen, Bottas
    6. 4 teams
    7. no
    8. no
    9. Tire failures at Silverstone
    10. 0 red flag
    11. Hamilton
    12. Spa
    13. 3 races
    14. Australia
    15. the last one
     
  7. KoshaPashkin

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    1. Kimi Raikkonen
    2. Ferrari
    3. Raikkonen, Vettel, Hamilton
    4. Massa (16-4)
    5. Bottas, Hamilton, Raikkonen, Vettel
    6. 4
    7. Kviat to Gasly
    8. Wehrlein 5 points
    9. Kimi will win title and retire
    10. 3
    11. Vettel
    12. Austria
    13. 4
    14. Spain
    15. Abu Dhabi
     
  8. Paul Glover

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? Lewis Hamilton
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Ferrari
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... Hamilton, Vettel, Verstappen
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (20 races? - Verstappen 12/8
    5. Which drivers will win a race? - Vettel, Verstappen, Hamilton, Botta, Raikkonen, Ricciardo, Alonso
    6. How many teams will score a podium finish? 6
    7. Will any drivers be replaced (if yes, who for who?)? Doubt it
    8. Will Sauber score points (If "yes", how many)? Yes - 3
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Drivers weaving under braking
    10. How many Red Flags will there be during races? 1
    11. Who will take the most pole positions? Hamilton
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Hungary - Budapest
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 6
    14. At what race will McLaren-Honda first get both cars to the finish? Spain
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Mexico
     
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  9. Sky

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? No one unexpected
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? As Above
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... I refer you to my previous comment
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? Palmer's teammate. whoever that is.
    5. Which drivers will win a race? The ones that cross the finish line first.
    6. How many teams will score a podium finish? 2 or 3 each race.
    7. Will any drivers be replaced? Alonso, by a haunted wicker basket.
    8. Will Sauber score points? Is Will Sauber related to Peter?
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Brundle will call the canadian marshalls 'Pikeys' again.
    10. How many Red Flags will there be during races? Depends on whether the Phantom Flagwaver of Beijing turns up.
    11. Who will take the most pole positions? Someone that wears an oversized baseball cap.
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Le mans, maybe an indy or gt race. definitely not an f1 race.
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? Wet tires could be used in the dry, it depends how passive-aggressive mclaren get towards honda.
    14. At what race will McLaren-Honda first get both cars to the finish? A BOSS gp race with mp4/4s
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Melbourne, when we see if Bottas has got into Hamiltons head already.
     
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  10. Jimlaad43

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? Bottas
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Mercedes
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... Bottas, Vettel, Hamilton
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (20 races)? Massa 18-2 Stroll
    5. Which drivers will win a race? Bottas, Hamilton, Vettel, Raikkonen, Massa, Ricciardo
    6. How many teams will score a podium finish? 7, Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull, Williams, Renault, Force India, Toro Rosso
    7. Will any drivers be replaced (if yes, who for who?)? Palmer replaced by Sirotkin, Rosberg does 1 race for Mercedes after Hamilton or Bottas get injured/ill/banned
    8. Will Sauber score points (If "yes", how many)? 5 points in a crash-tastic Monaco
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Liberty media escort Bernie away from a race
    10. How many Red Flags will there be during races? 0
    11. Who will take the most pole positions? Hamilton
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? British
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 6 (China, Spain, Austria, UK, Italy, Mexico)
    14. At what race will McLaren-Honda first get both cars to the finish? Bahrain
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Brazil
     
  11. Gopher04

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    1. Lewis Hamilton
    2. Mercedes
    3. 1 Hamilton, 2 Verstappen, 3 Raikkonen
    4. Alonso - Vandoorne 15-5
    5. Hamilton, Verstappen, Vettel, Riccardo, Bottas
    6. 6 teams
    7. No replacements
    8. 5 points
    9. There will be a serious accident..
    10. 3 red flasg in total
    11. Hamilton
    12. Silverstone
    13. There will be 6 wet races
    14. At Australia
    15. Race 18.
     
  12. Alx^

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    1. Bottas
    2. Merc
    3. Bottas, Hamilton, Verstappen
    4. Alonso, by about 70%
    5. Bottas, Hamilton, Ricciardo, Verstappen, Raikonnen
    6. 3
    7. Mid-season, no. End of season, Raikonnen retires, Hamilton to Ferrari after losing to Bottas, Alonso to Merc.
    8. 8
    9. Downforce and car sizes creating the worst "racing" we've ever seen
    10. 1
    11. Hamilton
    12. One that isn't in F1
    13. 5
    14. Russia
    15. Brazil
     
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  13. Gorby

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? Maldonado
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Force Venezuela
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... Maldonado, Maldonado, Maldonado
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (20 races) Maldonado will out qualify Maldonado 20:0.
    5. Which drivers will win a race? Maldonado
    6. How many teams will score a podium finish? 1
    7. Will any drivers be replaced (if yes, who for who?)? All of them. Maldonado will be traded for Maldonado 20 times.
    8. Will Sauber score points (If "yes", how many)? Yes. 2020 (all available).
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Maldonado qualifies first and last for every race. People don't understand how that's possible.
    10. How many Red Flags will there be during races?
    11. Who will take the most pole positions? Maldonado
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Venezuelan Grand Prix
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 20
    14. At what race will McLaren-Honda first get both cars to the finish? Venezuelan Grand Prix
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? 20th consecutive running of the Venezuelan Grand Prix.
     
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  14. grahamw

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    1. Lewis Hamilton
    2. Mercedes
    3.Hamilton, Vettel and Ricciardo
    4. Hamilton : 15-5
    5. Hamilton, Verstappen, Vettel, , Riccardo, Bottas
    6. 6 teams
    7. Possibly Alonso will quit if they don't get the car to work after 3rd GP.
    8. 3 points
    9. Alonso will lose it with the team and walk out before race 4.
    10. 2
    11. Hamilton
    12. Monaco
    13. 4
    14. Race 5
    15. Mexico
     
  15. Qazdar Karim

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    1. Lewis Hamilton
    2. Mercedes
    3. Hamilton - Vettel - Bottas
    4. Massa (18) Stroll (2)
    5. Hamilton - Bottas - Vettel - Raikonen
    6. 5 teams
    7. Yes, Alonso by Button
    8. Yes, 10
    9. Alonso leaving McLaren mid season.
    10. 6
    11. Hamilton
    12. Hungary
    13. 3
    14. 4th race
    15. 17th race
     
  16. Omer Said

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    1. Lewis Hamilton
    2. Ferrari
    3. Hamilton, Vettel, Raikkonen
    4. Hamilton with 17-3.
    5. Hamilton, Vettel, Raikkonen, Ricciardo, Verstappen, Bottas.
    6. 6
    7. No.
    8. Yes. 19 points.
    9. Hamilton-Vettel crash at a race.
    10. 0
    11. Hamilton
    12. That is a very subjective question, but USA might be a good spectacle.
    13. 4.
    14. None.
    15. Abu Dhabi.
     
  17. Bram

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? Max Verstappen
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Red Bull Racing
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... 1 Verstappen 2 Hamilton 3 Vettel
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (20 races? Wehrlein 19 - Ericsson 1
    5. Which drivers will win a race? Hamilton, Bottas, Vettel, Raikkonen, Ricciardo, Verstappen
    6. How many teams will score a podium finish? Four
    7. Will any drivers be replaced (if yes, who for who?)? Yes! Alonso by Wehrlein, Palmer by X, Ericsson by Y,
    8. Will Sauber score points (If "yes", how many)? Yes 5 points
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Alonso leaving McLaren
    10. How many Red Flags will there be during races? 3
    11. Who will take the most pole positions? Hamilton
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Belgian Grand Prix
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 3
    14. At what race will McLaren-Honda first get both cars to the finish? Chinese Grand Prix
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
     
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  18. Matthew327

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? Lewis Hamilton
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Mercedes
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... Hamilton, Vettel, Ricciardo
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (20 races) Massa-Stroll 14:6
    5. Which drivers will win a race? Hamilton, Bottas, Vettel, Ricciardo, Verstappen
    6. How many teams will score a podium finish? 4
    7. Will any drivers be replaced (if yes, who for who?)? Wehrlein replaces Stroll at Williams, Giovinazzi replaces Wehrlein at Sauber
    8. Will Sauber score points (If "yes", how many)? Yes - 8 pts
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Alonso ending his career with immediate effect
    10. How many Red Flags will there be during races? 3
    11. Who will take the most pole positions? Hamilton
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Brazilian Grand Prix
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 6
    14. At what race will McLaren-Honda first get both cars to the finish? Russian Grand Prix
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Mexican Grand Prix
     
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  19. Nox

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? Valtteri Bottas
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Mercedes
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... Bottas, Hamilton, Vettel
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (20 races?) Perez 16-4
    5. Which drivers will win a race? Bottas, Hamilton, Vettel, Verstappen, Ricciardo, Raikkonen.
    6. How many teams will score a podium finish? Four
    7. Will any drivers be replaced (if yes, who for who?)? Yes; Pierre Gasly in for Kvyat,
    8. Will Sauber score points (If "yes", how many)? Yes, 2 points.
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Verstappen
    10. How many Red Flags will there be during races? 1
    11. Who will take the most pole positions? Bottas
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Montreal
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 5
    14. At what race will McLaren-Honda first get both cars to the finish? Melbourne
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Mexico City
     
  20. Vapir

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    Come on @Jimlaad43, do you really have to rub it in like that?
    Being a McLaren fan is hard enough already :cry:
     
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