Featured The 2018 Formula 1 Season - 15 Questions

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  1. Jimlaad43

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    Formula 1 is back in 1 week! Who's excited? I am, and I'm sure a lot you are as well. Pre-season testing always throws up questions, and here at RD, we want to see them answered. A mini-tradition on the site now, 15 questions about the upcoming season to be answered before it starts. At the end of the season we will revisit these and find out who guessed best!

    Disclaimer: Please try to be specific in your answers, it makes it really difficult if your answer is vague and not exactly what the question asks for. Answers not clear enough will be counted as wrong.
    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? (21 races)?
    5. Which drivers will win a race?
    6. Which teams, other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, will score a podium?
    7. Will any drivers be replaced for a race/races? If so, who for who?
    8. Will every team score points? If so, when will this first happen?
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season?
    10. How many Red Flags will there during races?
    11. How many races will Lewis Hamilton not be on Pole Position?
    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. Which team will take the most Grid Penalties?
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided?
    Post your predictions below.
     
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  2. the202

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    14. Toro Rosso (Honda engines)
    6. Force India, Renault
     
  3. Jimlaad43

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    I better get my predictions posted early on.

    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? Hamilton
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Mercedes
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... Hamilton, Verstappen, Bottas
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (21 races)? Vettel (18-3)
    5. Which drivers will win a race? HAM, VER, RIC, BOT, VET, HUL
    6. Which teams, other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, will score a podium? Renault, McLaren, Force India
    7. Will any drivers be replaced for a race/races? If so, who for who? Magnussen with Giovinazzi
    8. Will every team score points? If so, when will this first happen? Yes, Canada
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? The halo saves a drivers life and internet haters have to shut up
    10. How many Red Flags will there during races? 0
    11. How many races will Lewis Hamilton not be on Pole Position? 9
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? French
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 3
    14. Which team will take the most Grid Penalties? Red Bull
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Brazil
     
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  4. the_sigman

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    1. Hamilton
    2. Mercedes
    3. Hamilton, Verstappen, Ricciardo
    4. Vettel, 16-5
    5. Hamilton, Verstappen, Ricciardo, Vettel, Bottas
    6. McLaren and Renault
    7. None
    8. Yes, they will, Sauber will be the 10th team to score points and it will happen at Baku
    9. A debate between the teams about regulations, let's say oil burning.
    10. One
    11. 12
    12. Paul Ricard
    13. Four
    14. Toro Rosso
    15. Brazil
     
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  5. the_sigman

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    Bold statement there Mr. Laad
     
  6. Jimlaad43

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    Renault should be quick this year, and Hulkenberg deserves a win. It'll be in a bonkers wet race like at Brazil, where he's always quick in the wet.
     
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  7. the_sigman

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    Well, it is not impossible, but I still think that Sainz will take a couple of podiums and Hulk none :p
     
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  8. Brice.S.

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? => Hamilton
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? => mercedes
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... => Hamilton, Bottas, Vettel
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (21 races)? => Gasly on hartley (14-7)
    5. Which drivers will win a race? => Hamilton / Bottas / Vettel / Ricciardo
    6. Which teams, other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, will score a podium? => Renault
    7. Will any drivers be replaced for a race/races? If so, who for who? => Ocon, by Russel, for a race
    8. Will every team score points? If so, when will this first happen? => nope, Sauber and Williams won't
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? => Verstappen and Ricciardo fight in France (track-limits violation by both and the eternal talk about track limits)
    10. How many Red Flags will there during races? => 3 in the entire season (2 for rain)
    11. How many races will Lewis Hamilton not be on Pole Position? => 7
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? => COTA
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? => 4
    14. Which team will take the most Grid Penalties? => Toro Rosso
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? => COTA
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  9. dersirromet

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? Hamilton
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Mercedes
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... Hamilton, Vettel, Hamilton(after deciding to split his points into two parts)
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (21 races)? Whoever's the teammate of Vandoorne. 20 - 1(we all remember the infamous Belgium GP-qualifying, where Alonso's car slipped over mysteriously appearing and highly-delicious waffles in Turn 6, as cameras were showing quickly leaving members of the Vandoorne family closeby. The car crashed into the wall, broke a suspension and a front wing and is still suffering from Diabetes II.)
    5. Which drivers will win a race? Hamilton, Vettel, Ricciardo, Raikkonen(unintentionally though), Verstappen, Bottas, Alonso(After stealing a Mercedes and painting it orange, nobody noticed)
    6. Which teams, other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, will score a podium? All of them! This is a highly-interesting and close racing series as it is the most famous one, there are only 10 teams and there are 63 spots on the podium over the year, so of course all of them will make the podium at some point, because if it's just 3 or 4 again that share the podium all the time, why would we be watching this?
    7. Will any drivers be replaced for a race/races? If so, who for who? Kubica will sporadously jump into random cars on the starting grid before the races, but elsewise, no, mostly because no driver actually wants to do F1 anymore, they're all lined up to get a seat in the action-packed and highly respected Formula E!
    8. Will every team score points? If so, when will this first happen? First race, straight away!
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Pee-gate.
    10. How many Red Flags will there during races? Oh, a lot of them. My girlfriend for example will ask me during the Bahrain GP whether I will watch the WHOLE race, how long it takes and then start texting with her old boyfriend. If that's not a red flag, I don't know what is.
    11. How many races will Lewis Hamilton not be on Pole Position? Dozens! Mostly in other racing series though.
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Still the 1993 European Grand Prix from Donington Park!
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 8, although 9 if you include pee-gate.
    14. Which team will take the most Grid Penalties? Wait, who has the Honda-engines this year? Toro Rosso? Okay, Toro Rosso.
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Melbourne, the moment Hamilton decided to actually attend this year's championship.
    * I just wanted to briefly mention the fact that pee-gate has NOTHING to do with Stroll, even though the name implies it. It also has nothing to do with Vandoorne, but that should be a given, as he's Number 2.
     
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  10. paracletus

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    Great that F1 is back. Will watch every race from start to finish.
    Outside bet maybe:
    1. FA
    2. McLaren
    3. FA, LH, SV
    4. LH
    5. FA, LH, SV, DR, MV
    6. McLaren
    7. No
    8. Yes
    9. Yes
    10. 2 - Grid restarts.
    11. 4
    12. Spa
    13. 4
    14. TR
    15. Abu dabby
     
  11. Smartbean

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    I'll chime in on this one.
    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? Hamilton
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Mercedes
    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? (21 races)? Leclerc over Ericsson 15-6
    5. Which drivers will win a race? Hamilton Bottas Vettel Verstappen Ricciardo
    6. Which teams, other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, will score a podium? Renault, Force India
    7. Will any drivers be replaced for a race/races? If so, who for who? Alonso, if McLaren doesn't fare well again this season, could be replaced by Oliver Turvey, or maybe even Jenson Button
    8. Will every team score points? If so, when will this first happen? Yes, if so, it will be early in the season at the French GP.
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Halo snapping/breaking in a crash, resulting in a head injury for the driver.
    10. How many Red Flags will there during races? 1
    11. How many races will Lewis Hamilton not be on Pole Position? 4
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Singapore
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 3
    14. Which team will take the most Grid Penalties? McLaren, still a lot of liability issues
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Suzuka
     
  12. Filip Carlén

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? Vettel
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Mercedes
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... Vettel, Hamilton, Bottas
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (21 races)? Alonso on Vandoorne, 16-5
    5. Which drivers will win a race? Hamilton, Vettel, Bottas, Verstappen, and Alonso
    6. Which teams, other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, will score a podium? McLaren and Williams
    7. Will any drivers be replaced for a race/races? If so, who for who? Yes, Sirotkin will be replaced for one race only by Kubica
    8. Will every team score points? If so, when will this first happen? Yes, after COTA
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Something something halo, either saves a life or cases a big crash
    10. How many Red Flags will there during races? 2
    11. How many races will Lewis Hamilton not be on Pole Position? 12
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Mexico
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 5
    14. Which team will take the most Grid Penalties? Toro Rosso, because of the Honda engine
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
     
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  13. apex11

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    I was reading the other day that factory teams will have a bit more pressure on them to give the customer teams the same spec engines etc as the factory team, cough. Mercedes...cough.... hopefully they will at least give Bottas the same spec engine....;)
     
  14. Enzo Fazzi

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? - Sebastian Vettel
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Mercedes
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... - Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (21 races)? Alonso, 15 vs 6
    5. Which drivers will win a race? Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo
    6. Which teams, other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, will score a podium? Renault and McLaren.
    7. Will any drivers be replaced for a race/races? If so, who for who? Tempting to say Sirotkin but I'm gonna go with a "No"
    8. Will every team score points? If so, when will this first happen? Yes, Monaco.
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Fist fight between Verstappen and Raikkonen
    10. How many Red Flags will there during races? 1
    11. How many races will Lewis Hamilton not be on Pole Position? 14
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Well done Baku
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 3
    14. Which team will take the most Grid Penalties? Engine looked reliable in testing but I'm going to go with Toro Rosso anyway.
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Probably not how it's going to pan out but I'd like to see an exciting finale at Abu Dhabi.
     
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  15. Macxyn

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? Hamilton

    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Mercedes

    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be… Hamilton, Vettel, Riccardo

    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (21 races)? LeClerc (14:7)

    5. Which drivers will win a race? Hamilton, Vettel, Bottas, Riccardo, Verstappen

    6. Which teams, other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, will score a podium? McLaren, Force India and hopefully Renault (Hülkenberg)

    7. Will any drivers be replaced for a race/races? If so, who for who?

    8. Will every team score points? If so, when will this first happen? Yes. In Hockenheim

    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Mercedes engine blowing up xD

    10. How many Red Flags will there during races? 7

    11. How many races will Lewis Hamilton not be on Pole Position? 15

    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Hockenheim, Germany

    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 10

    14. Which team will take the most Grid Penalties? McLaren

    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Interlagos, Brazil
     
  16. pjlee1998

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? VET
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Ferrari
    3. The top 3 drivers in the Drivers Championship will be... VET, HAM, BOT
    4. Who will out-qualify their team mate the most? What will their head-to-head record be? (21 races)? VET v RAI (15-6)
    5. Which drivers will win a race? VET, HAM, BOT, VER, RIC
    6. Which teams, other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, will score a podium? Force India, Renault, McLaren
    7. Will any drivers be replaced for a race/races? If so, who for who? SIR for KUB
    8. Will every team score points? If so, when will this first happen? Yes, French GP
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? Williams will not score any points until Kubica is promoted from reserve driver.
    10. How many Red Flags will there during races? 3
    11. How many races will Lewis Hamilton not be on Pole Position? 9
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Baku
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 6
    14. Which team will take the most Grid Penalties? McLaren
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
     
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  17. Brice.S.

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    A new driver on the grid ? ;)
     
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  18. Ryder7538

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    1.Vettel
    2.RedBull
    3.Vettel, Hamilton, Verstappen
    4.Vettel (20-1) He really sucks at Silverstone usually.
    5.Vet,Ham,Ver,Ric,Bot,Hul,Str
    6.Mclaren,Renault,Force Whatever,Williams
    7.No
    8.Baku only points for williams
    9.Mercedes being so op at Fast corners until Spain that Lewis mistakes a normal Turn of Vettel in Baku for a brake test crashing him into a wall at race speeds saying afterwards Vettel disgraced himself and accidentally admitting he actually brake tested him last year.
    10.7, 6 of which are in Baku the other one in the only wet race making f1 officially Nascar.
    11.8
    12.Mexico, but everyone will say Baku because it became an absolute sh'tshow with only the Williams drivers finishing and Stroll winning through Team Orders.
    13.1
    14.Mclaren
    15.Abu Dhabi *cries silently*
     
  19. Omer Said

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    1. Hamilton
    2. Mercedes
    3. Hamilton-Vettel-Verstappen
    4. Vettel, 17-4
    5. Hamilton, Vettel, Bottas, Verstappen, Ricciardo
    6. Renault
    7. Sirotkin will be replaced by Kubica for a few races
    8. At Monaco
    9. Ferrari giving victory to Vettel with team-orders upon Raikkonen
    10. 2
    11. 7
    12. USA
    13. 3
    14. McLaren
    15. Abu Dhabi
     
  20. rms4455

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    1. Who will win the Drivers Championship? Hamilton
    2. Which team will win the Constructors Championship? Mercedes
    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? (21 races)?Alonso, 14-7
    5. Which drivers will win a race? Hamilton, Bottas, Vettel, Ricciardo, Verstappen
    6. Which teams, other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, will score a podium? Force India, McLaren
    7. Will any drivers be replaced for a race/races? If so, who for who? No
    8. Will every team score points? If so, when will this first happen? Yes, not sure
    9. What will be the biggest controversy of the season? ???
    10. How many Red Flags will there during races? 2
    11. How many races will Lewis Hamilton not be on Pole Position? 9
    12. Which race will be the best of the year? Baku, or Hockenheim
    13. How many wet races will there be (at least 1 driver running on Intermediate or Wet tyres)? 3-4
    14. Which team will take the most Grid Penalties? Toro Rosso or McLaren
    15. At which race will the Drivers Championship be decided? Brazil
     
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