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The 2018 F1 season in 20 questions

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The first race of the 2018 F1 season is just one week away. But before we find out what will happen this year let’s have one last go at guessing.

How will the 69th running of the Formula One world championship unfold? Answer these 20 questions:

1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?
2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?
4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?
6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?
7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
9. And who will take their place?
10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?
14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?
18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?

19. Who will win the constructors' championship?

  • Mercedes (80%)
  • Ferrari (11%)
  • Red Bull (8%)
  • Force India (0%)
  • Williams (0%)
  • Renault (0%)
  • Toro Rosso (0%)
  • Haas (0%)
  • McLaren (0%)
  • Sauber (1%)

Total Voters: 319

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20. Who will win the drivers' championship?

  • Lewis Hamilton (64%)
  • Valtteri Bottas (1%)
  • Sebastian Vettel (23%)
  • Kimi Raikkonen (1%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (3%)
  • Max Verstappen (7%)
  • Sergio Perez (0%)
  • Esteban Ocon (0%)
  • Lance Stroll (0%)
  • Sergey Sirotkin (0%)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (0%)
  • Carlos Sainz Jnr (0%)
  • Pierre Gasly (0%)
  • Brendon Hartley (0%)
  • Romain Grosjean (0%)
  • Kevin Magnussen (0%)
  • Fernando Alonso (0%)
  • Stoffel Vandoorne (0%)
  • Marcus Ericsson (2%)
  • Charles Leclerc (0%)

Total Voters: 320

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    1. Kimi wont rather he wont be allowed to win a race. For 2019 Honda seem like the most likely candidate for RBR.

      1. That’s rubbish. Kimi got passed in the pits in monaco and so was Max, same strategy same mistake. The press however, poisonous.
        I’m surprised by the poll results. Fans dismissing RB for 2nd amount of votes. The team have self proclaimed to have had their best post 2014 pre season. Rb is so professional that I can’t see Ferrari in the title fight.

        1. Chaitanya, I am from a distant future, where Kvyat is back for Toro Rosso and Force India is now owned by Stroll’s dad, and Kimi DID win (******* Finally, he said). Unfortunately, he is now racing for the Alfa Romeo team, (I’ll let you guess who they used to be!!!”

    2. I’ve been looking forward to this. Behold, what will definitely happen this year:

      1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 12
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Leclerc
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? McLaren and Renault.
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Kevin Magnussen
      9. And who will take their place? Antonio Giovinazzi
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Daniel Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Renault
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1.3 seconds
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The halo…
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? On average, Honda, in total, Renault.
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Abu Dhabi
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
      19. WCC? Mercedes
      20. WDC? Lewis Hamilton

      1. Ben Needham (@ben-n)
        Are you trying to spoil the few bright spots on race weekends. Replace the Mad Dane.
        Hell No. Our Mad Dane Stays My friend.
        8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Kevin Magnussen

        1. I’d like that, even better replace Romain, for Gio.

          1. Pennyroyal tea (@peartree)
            Replacing le wing is much better.

        2. I say it only because nobody is an obvious candidate for being replaced and the Haas drivers are closest to race ban… and on balance I went for Magnussen! In truth, it’s probably more likely to be someone like Alonso (burnout from too many races and another frustrating year?) or Hartley (if Toro Rosso find the next new thing and Gasly is beating him well). In truth… who knows? Part of the fun…!

    3. 1. 10
      2. Third
      3. Sirotkin
      4. Vettel
      5. Yes
      6. Mclaren, Force India
      7. Vettel
      8. Brendon Hartley
      9. Verne
      10. Yes
      11. Ricciardo
      12. Yes
      13. Tag Heure
      14. 2-3seconds
      15. Major future rule changes, continued halo debates
      16. Honda torro rosso 8 although I hope not
      17. Abu Dhabi
      18. Sauber
      19. Mercedes
      20. Vettel, just

    4. 1. 10
      2. 3rd
      3. Gasly
      4. Vettel
      5. No
      6. McLaren, Renault, and Force India, though inevitably not Hulk… :(
      7. Hamilton
      8. Sirotkin
      9. Kubica
      10. Yes
      11. Vettel
      12. No
      13. About 63 (6)
      14. 1.5
      15. Trump driving at the American Grand Prix and crashing out Perez to rapturous applause from his fans (really though, probably something to do with Ferrari and the FIA)
      16. Renault, probably about 5 per car
      17. Brazil
      18. Sauber
      19: Mercedes
      20: Vettel

      1. Oh wait, Q13 I somehow read as ‘How many engines will Red Bull use in 2018’… My answer is Honda.

    5. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 7
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 5th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? Yes
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Renault, Haas
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Nobody will, barring injuries
      9. And who will take their place? See above
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Verstappen
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 2.1 sec faster
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Female drivers, most likely
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault, spread over their 9 drivers they will use 32 units (5 more than the allotted 27)
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Brazil
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Williams
      19: WCC: Mercedes
      20: WDC: Verstappen

      1. No, no no. Question 16. Should obviously be 6 drivers x 3 engines is 18 engines and then 5 plus, so 23. Sunday…

    6. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 11
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 4th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Renault, Force India
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Alonso
      9. And who will take their place? Norris
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? No
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Verstappen
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? TAG
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1,5 quicker
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Financial sustainability
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Honda, 9
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Brazil
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Toro Rosso
      19. WCC ? Mercedes
      20. WDC ? Hamilton

    7. “1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?” 9
      “2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?” 6th
      “3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?” Sirotkin
      “4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?” Leclerc
      “5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?” Yes, of course.
      “6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?” Williams and Renault
      “7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?” Hamilton
      “8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?” Hartley
      “9. And who will take their place?” Buemi
      “10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?” No.
      “11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?” Räikkönen
      “12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?” Yes he will.
      “13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?” Honda
      “14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?” 1,2 seconds
      “15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?” McLaren’s accusations of Renault favoring their own team
      “16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?” Renault, 35
      “17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?” Brazilian GP
      “18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?” Sauber

      1. Seems unlikely that Renault will favour their team this year. The advantage they could achieve by doing so would be, at best, getting a couple of podiums. That’s not worth the negative publicity of being accused of cheating. And McLaren won’t complain if Renault treats them fairly.

    8. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 13
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 4th at Monaco
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Pierre Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Sebastian Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No, won’t even go close
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? No
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Brandon Hartley
      9. And who will take their place? Sebastian Buemi
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1.5 seconds faster
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? New Concorde Agreement with Liberty Media
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault with 27
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Mexico
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Marcus Ericsson
      19. World Drivers Champion? Lewis Hamilton
      20. World Constructors Champion? Mercedes

      1. 18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Marcus Ericsson

        If it’s his sponsors/supporters who bought the team, then why not name it after him ;)

        1. Whoops, misread, thought it said last in the drivers. Oh well Sauber anyway.

    9. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?
      13
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
      3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?
      Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
      Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?
      Yes
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?
      Haas, McLaren, Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
      Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Marcus Ericsson
      9. And who will take their place?
      Antonio Giovinazzi
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
      Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Lewis Hamilton
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
      Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?
      Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
      1.5 s quicker
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
      2021 engine rules change
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
      Honda, 7
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?
      Brasil
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
      Sauber
      19. WCC?
      Mercedes
      20. WDC?
      Vettel

    10. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? – 10
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? – 3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? – Charles Leclerc
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? – Fernando Alonso
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? – No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? – McLaren, Renault and possibly Haas and Force India
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? – Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? – very hard to say. Most likely of recent seasons to be a season where all drivers complete the season with their original team as the worst drivers on the grid – Sirotkin, Stroll and Ericsson all have big sponsorship packages unlike say Kvyat. In reality, only going to happen if a driver gets injured/or is unwell like Massa in Hungary 2017. Most likely in general though, at a push I’d say Brendan Hartley
      9. And who will take their place? Difficult. Sebastien Buemi most likely but Toro Rosso could end up putting Sean Geleal in the car
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Red Bull driver – more likely Daniel Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The looming threat of both Ferrari and Toro Rosso/Red Bull quitting (but likely not materialising)
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Brazil
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Marcus Ericsson
      19. Lewis Hamilton
      20. Mercedes

    11. I can only vote for the first 2 questions?
      Anyway:
      1. 8 races
      2. 2nd
      3. Sergey Sirotkin
      4. Sebastian Vettel
      5. No
      6. McLaren, Renault
      7. Lewis Hamilton
      8. Marcus Ericsson
      9. Antonio Giovinazzi
      10. No
      11. Daniel Ricciardo
      12. No
      13. Honda
      14. 1 second quicker
      15. Blown rear wings
      16. Renault: 25 engines
      17. Abu Dhabi
      18. Williams
      19. Red Bull Racing
      20. Lewis Hamilton

    12. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 14
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? P4
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Pierre Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Sebastian Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Force India & Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sergey Sirotkin
      9. And who will take their place? Felipe Massa
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? No
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Daniel Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 2.1
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Renault’s blown rear wings
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault-5
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Brazil
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber

    13. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 14
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 4th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Alonso
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? None
      9. And who will take their place? See 8
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Vettel
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 2.0s
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? 2021 engine / technical rules
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault, approx 6 for each team
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? United States
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
      19. Drivers’ Champion: Hamilton
      20. Constructors’ Champions: Mercedes

      1. Should’ve put answers in bold for ease of reading!

        1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 14
        2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 4th
        3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin
        4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Alonso
        5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
        6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Renault
        7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
        8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? None
        9. And who will take their place? See 8
        10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
        11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Vettel
        12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
        13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
        14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 2.0s
        15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? 2021 engine / technical rules
        16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault, approx 6 for each team
        17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? United States
        18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
        19. Drivers’ Champion: Hamilton
        20. Constructors’ Champions: Mercedes

    14. Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)
      18th March 2018, 12:06

      Some people being incredibly optimistic about Verstappen wining the drivers championship. Remember Red Bull have chosen not to be with Renault next year. They clearly are not that happy. And they were the team who had the least time on track during the races. And I think most of that was down to reliability. Red Bull did get close to Ferrari by the end of the season, but they were a fare way off Mercedes at most races. Basically, because of the speed of the Mercedes, I think Bottas stands a higher chance of getting the championship than Verstappen this year. But I think it is either going to be Hamilton or Vettel. Next in line, I would probably say Bottas. As I think Mercedes and Ferrari will be a clear top 2 teams most of the season. And I don’t think Kimi is close to Bottas’s level any more.

      Relating to the question about Bottas remaining in Mercedes in 2019, I would say he will. I think far too many people are not giving him enough time. Some drivers cope better with unexpected moves than others. Bottas didn’t have much time to develop the car to suit his driving style. It could well be the case that over the winter, he’s got it to suit him just right and he could put in a really big surprise. We just don’t know. Verstappen had a brilliant move to Red bull early in the season, but his 2nd weekend was dreadful when he had 3 crashes.

      Bottas may be a bit too cautious at times but he’s never been deemed responsible for his own or anyone else’s retirement in qualifying or the race in his entire career. Not even in practice sessions if I’m correct I don’t think a single other driver on the grid that has been in F1 for several years has managed to avoid this. If he improves his pace this year, Mercedes may see an advantage to how well Bottas keeps out of trouble. He may well be a very reliable number 2 driver that is ideal for the team. Over the last few years, there have been plenty of occasions where either Rosberg or Hamilton have crashed resulting in retirement in qualifying or the race where as Bottas hasn’t. Even in his Williams years.

      Although Ocon is looking good, he hasn’t managed to consistently look better than Perez yet. And both these drivers have had rather a few clumsy moments and one or 2 that have resulted in a retirement. And I personally think that Bottas is just that bit better than Perez. I think Mercedes would either want Ocon to be more experienced or to have a significant improvement next year if they were to sign him. It could be possible that as Bottas has been in F1 for 5 years now, his feedback could be useful. So I do predict he will stay at Mercedes. I also expect that pretty soon into the season that Horner will manage to convince Ricciardo to sign on at Red Bull in 2019. Limiting Mercedes’ options and another reason why I think they will end up keeping Bottas. I’m assuming that Verstappen has only signed onto Red Bull for such a long time is because he is reasonably confident about what that have planned. Could well be possible that whatever engine they have put together with their chassis could end up making their car the best out there. Hopefully Ricciardo will stay on too as Horner seems to rate them both extremely highly.

      1. Remember Red Bull have chosen not to be with Renault next year.

        Not true.
        No decision has been taken.

        1. @seth-space, exactly – whilst it is correct that Red Bull’s contract does expire at the end of this year, Red Bull have made it clear that they have not yet made a final decision on whether or not they will change engine supplier.

          @thegianthogweed, with regards to Bottas and being involved in on track incidents, although he was not formally found guilty (the accident being classed as a racing incident), Bottas did accept responsibility for colliding with Raikkonen at the start of the 2017 Spanish GP, causing him in turn to crash into Verstappen and taking both of them out of the race.

          1. Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)
            18th March 2018, 22:57

            He never fully accepted responsibility. He said he could have done a better job. In an interview afterwards, he just said he thought it was a racing incident. And even if he did think he was to blame, form the rules last year, while they were less strict than previously, if one driver was predominantly to blame for a first corner collision, they said they would be penalised. And as Bottas was the only one who survived, if he was more to blame, it just would have got left as it was. It makes me think that the stewards thought they were all equally to blame or quite possibly more Verstappen or Kimi to blame. I think Kimi was least to blame out of the 3 and personally would blame Verstappen most, but not by much. Anyhow, I would certainly leave it as a racing incident.

            But we really can’t say Bottas collided into Kimi. Bottas just braked early (his decision) bud he could have done better than this. Kimi and Verstappen went on the outside of Bottas at the same time along side into a tight corner (their decision and a very big risk). Kimi at this stage couldn’t back out of it and Verstappen left him no room to go any wider (which he could have done). And Bottas went as tight as he could right onto the kerb. And Kimi basically ended up turning into him as he couldn’t go anywhere else. A racing incident was the right decision to me and while Bottas could have prevented it by not being as cautious on the brakes, Verstappen and Kimi could also have backed off rather than going 3 abreast.

    15. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? NINE
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? FOURTH
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? SIROTKIN
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? LeCLERC
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? YES
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? RENAULT & HAAS
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? HAMILTON
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? SIROTKIN
      9. And who will take their place? KUBICA
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? YES
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? VETTEL
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? PROBABLY
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? FIVE EACH
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1.8 SEC
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? HALO or COST CUTS
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? RENAULT FIVE EACH
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? BRAZIL
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? SAUBER or WILLIAMS
      19. WCC ? MERCEDES
      20. WDC ? VETTEL

      1. 13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? HONDA*

    16. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 11
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
      3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
      Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?
      Renault, McLaren.
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Alonso
      9. And who will take their place? Norris
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
      Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Daniel Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
      No – Ricciardo partners Hamilton for 2019
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
      1.5s
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ferrari oil burning saga
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
      Renault – 27
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Abu Dhabi
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
      Alfa Romeo Sauber
      19. WCC – Mercedes
      20. WDC –
      Verstappen

    17. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?
      9
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
      2nd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?
      Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
      Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?
      No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?
      McLaren, Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
      Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Gasly
      9. And who will take their place?
      Kyvvat
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
      Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Verstappen
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
      No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?
      Renault
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
      1.6
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
      Banning men
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
      Renault, 14
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?
      Brazil
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
      Sauber

    18. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 12
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Pierre Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Sebastian Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? McLaren, Renault and Force India
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? None
      9. And who will take their place? See 8
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Daniel Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 2
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? 2021 engine regs
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? 26
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Abu Dhabi
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
      19. WDC – Lewis Hamilton
      20. WCC –
      Mercedes

    19. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?
      8
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
      4th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?
      Leclerc
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
      Leclerc
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?
      yes
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?
      renault, force India
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
      Verstappen
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      sirotkin
      9. And who will take their place?
      Kubica
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
      Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Verstappen
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
      No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?
      Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
      1 faster
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
      Ferrari veto
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
      Renault 6
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?
      second to last
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
      Williams

    20. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 12 (same as last season).
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3rd.
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin.
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Sebastian Vettel.
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No.
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Mclaren.
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? None.
      9. And who will take their place? None.
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes.
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Daniel Ricciardo.
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes.
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda.
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? around a second faster.
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Red Bull’s potential 2019 Honda switch.
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Honda (8)
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Abu Dhabi (hopefully).
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber.

      1. I forgot to include:
        19. WCC: Mercedes.
        20. WDC: Hamilton.

    21. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 15
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 2nd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Pierre Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Charles Leclerc
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? McLaren, Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Marcus Ericsson
      9. And who will take their place? Antonio Giovinazzi
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? The Same
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Red Bull switch to Honda engines
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Mexico
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
      19. Who will win the constructors championship? Mercedes
      20. Who will win the drivers championship? Lewis Hamilton

    22. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?
      21 – I don’t have high hopes for this season
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
      4th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?
      Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
      Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?
      No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?
      Renault (Sainz)
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
      Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      N/a
      9. And who will take their place?
      N/a
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
      Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Hamilton
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
      No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?
      Tag Heuer
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
      About a second quicker
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
      Mercedes and Hamilton dominance
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
      Renault, 27
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?
      Singapore
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
      Sauber
      19. Constructors champion?
      Mercedes – by a mile
      20. Drivers champion?
      Hamilton – by a mile

      1. 4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
        5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No

        And that from a @KimiFan23

    23. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 16
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 5th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Pierre Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Charles Leclerc
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? None
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Fernando Alonso
      9. And who will take their place? Lando Norris
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Daniel Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 0.7 faster
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The 2021 engine regulations
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault with 30
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? US GP
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mercedes
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton

    24. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 12
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? fourth, maybe by luck third
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin, mostly bacause of the car
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No.
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Renault, Force india
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Leclerc
      9. And who will take their place? Giovinazzi
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? RIcciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Renault
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 0.5 faster
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Idk
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault, 17
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Abu Dhabi
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber

    25. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?
      12
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
      5th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?
      Pierre Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
      Sebastian Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?
      No.
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?
      Renault, Force India
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
      Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Brendon Hartley
      9. And who will take their place?
      Daniil Kvyat
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
      Yes.
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Sebastian Vettel
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
      Yes.
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?
      Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
      1.8 seconds quicker
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
      Marchionne/Arrivabene resigning/being sacked
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
      Renault, 30
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?
      USA
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
      Markus Ericsson

      1. 18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
        I mean Sauber. :)

        1. It is a package really, no need for the correction

    26. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 15
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Sirotkin
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No – Sorry pigs don’t fly.
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? McLaren and Renault.
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sergey Sirotkin
      9. And who will take their place? Kubica
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Renault
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1.5 seconds
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ferrari $90 Million Payment (Bung)
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault, 2
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? USA
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Alfa Romeo Sauber
      19. WCC? Mercedes
      20. WDC? Lewis Hamilton

    27. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 16 (Ferrari will win 2, Red Bull 5)
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 2nd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Sirotkin
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Mclaren
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? No driver will be replaced
      9. And who will take their place?
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1,3 sec/lap quicker
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Future engines
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault: 3 teams x 4 engines x 2 drivers = 24
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Suzuka
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
      19. WCC ? Mercedes
      20. WDC ? Hamilton

      1. @me4me You know there are 21 races this season. Your answer to question 1 totals to 23.

        1. @ijw1, Tnx you’re right. Should be 14.

    28. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?15
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?5th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?in F1?
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?no other team will score anpodium
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
      Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?Hartley
      9. And who will take their place?Matsushita
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?Vettel
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?1.376s quicker
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?new engine rules
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?Honda, 5
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?20th
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?Sauber

      Hamilton and Mercedes will win the championship

    29. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?
      14 or so.
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
      Third, probably on a street circuit.
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?
      Sirotkin will probably have the most capable car, so him.
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
      Vettel.
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?
      No.
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?
      McLaren and Renault.
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
      Hamilton.
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Can’t see it happening unless someone gets ill.
      9. And who will take their place?
      Pass.
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
      He only needs three, so I think it seems likely.
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Ricciardo.
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
      Yes.
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?
      Renault.
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
      1.2
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
      Next engine regulations and all the exciting, interesting stuff that comes with it.
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
      Honda. Probably 5 or 6 for each driver.
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?
      Brazil.
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
      Sauber.

    30. A message for the 10 month older me….
      1. All but four
      2. 5th
      3. Hartley
      4. Alonso
      5. No
      6. None
      7. Ham
      8. None
      9. Ghost
      10. No
      11. Daniel
      12. Yes
      13. Honda
      14. Quali? 1s
      15. Tyres
      16. Honda 4 extra per driver. Renault in total 10
      17. Sochi
      18. Sauber
      19. Merc
      20. Ham

      1. Renault 10? Per team?

        There are 3 Renault teams… 2 drivers per team… So at least 18 will be used.

    31. Hans (@hanswesterbeek)
      18th March 2018, 15:54

      1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? A modest 7.
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? A 3rd place in Monaco.
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Brendon Hartley will be a stable force going for 8th/9th/10th each race, but he will only finish half of those races (see question 16).
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Sergey Sirotkin (because Stroll).
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? Almost, but not quite.
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? McLaren, see question 2.
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton. I almost went for a Red Bull driver, but it must be a Mercedes driver because of their quali-mode
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Lance Stroll, for ‘not feeling well’ (see question 15).
      9. And who will take their place? Robert Kubica, duh.
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? No.
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Almost Raikkonen, but eventually Vettel. This happens in some unfortunate manner, such as Kimi “having a bad pit stop”, or crashing, or “an engine problem” which magically solves itself after Seb overtook him.
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No, it will be Ricciardo’s.
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Hondas. Not because Honda was so great in 2018, but because “the signs for 2019 are really promising” and “their operation is impressive”.
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1.9 seconds.
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? See question 8. Stroll will miss some races, in favour of Kubica, for reasons that will never really become clear. Williams has a PR drama, while everyone knows what the problem with Stroll is (their other two drivers appear much more capable on Fridays and in the sim). Stroll sr. gets involved, and that is when it becomes really uncomfortable.
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault, they will need 30 ICE’s among their six drivers. Honda will need 13 for two drivers, by the way.
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? The last.
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Ericsson.

    32. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 10
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 4th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Pierre Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Leclerc
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sirotkin
      9. And who will take their place? Kubica
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1 second
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault, 10
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Brazil
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber

    33. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 14
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Hartley
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? McLaren
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sirotkin
      9. And who will take their place? Kubica
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Riccardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 2.4
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ferrari threating to quit F1
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Honda, 7
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Mexico
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber

    34. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 12
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Hartley
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Sirotkin
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Renault and McLaren
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Stroll
      9. And who will take their place? Kubica
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 0.7
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Engines for 2021
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Honda, 6
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Mexico
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Ericsson

    35. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? – 10
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? – 5
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? – Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? – Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? – No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? – Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? – Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? – Alonso
      9. And who will take their place? – ?
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? – Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Vettel
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? – Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? – Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds) – ?
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – Alonso blaming Renault engines.
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? – Renault
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? – Last
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? – Sauber

    36. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 9
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
      1
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
      Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?
      Renault, McLaren, Toro Rosso, Force India
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Gasly
      9. And who will take their place? dunno
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
      No
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Vettel
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
      No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
      0.7s
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Halo
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
      McLaren, five
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Abu Dhabi
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
      Williams

    37. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 7
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Hartley
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? McLaren, Renault, Haas
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? nobody
      9. And who will take their place? –
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Daniel Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Renault
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1.5 seconds
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Inability to come up with decent power unit rules for 2021.
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Toro Rosso-Honda, 7
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Abu Dhabi
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
      19. WCC? Red Bull
      20. WDC? Daniel Ricciardo

    38. 1. 9
      2. 3rd
      3. Pierre Gasly
      4. Vettel over Raikkonen
      5. Hopefully but probably not
      6. Renault and McLaren
      7. Lewis Hamilton
      8. Marcus Ericsson
      9. Tatiana Calderon
      10. Yes
      11. Daniel Riccardo
      12. Probably
      13. Renault badged Renault engines
      14. 2.1 seconds
      15. Multiple tyre failures during the Chinese GP
      16. Toro Rosso-Honda, 7 engines
      17. Interlagos
      18. Sauber
      19. Red Bull
      20. Lewis Hamilton

      1. Actually, for 15, I’ll say grid penalties due there being not enough engines.

    39. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 15
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 4th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Pierre Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Sebastian Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? Yes
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Does it still exist? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? None
      9. And who will take their place? None
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? No
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Nico Rosberg. Jk, Kimi Raikkonen will have vengeance
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? Quicker, 0.8s
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Life after 2020, esp. engines
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault, 26
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? USA
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Williams
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mercedes
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton

    40. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 12
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 1st place
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? no
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? mclaren, williams, and renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? ericsson
      9. And who will take their place?
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? no
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1.5 seconds
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? will ferrari stay
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? honda 7
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? 18th
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? sauber

    41. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 9
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Pierre Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? Yes
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Renault & McLaren
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Verstappen
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sirotkin
      9. And who will take their place? Kubica
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? No
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1.5 quicker
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Halo
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Honda 6
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Brazil
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber

    42. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 11
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 4th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his teammate most often? Leclerc
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? Yes
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull will score a podium finish? None
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sirotkin
      9. And who will take their place? Kubica
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? No
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Vettel
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 2 seconds
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? FIA employees being hired by teams
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Abu Dhabi
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Williams
      19. WCC? Ferrari
      20. WDC? Vettel

    43. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 11
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 4th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Alonso
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? Yes
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Magnussen (suspended due to penalty points)
      9. And who will take their place?
      Giovinazzi
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1.5 seconds faster
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ferrari veto
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault, 24
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Abu Dhabi
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
      19. Mercedes
      20. Hamilton

    44. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 9
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 2nd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Hartley
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Renault, McLaren, Haas
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Does it still exist? Hamilton. Yes.
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Alonso
      9. And who will take their place? Norris
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? Fastest car (e.g. pole lap) 0.75s quicker, the whole field average 1s quicker (e.g. Sauber will be 1.25s quicker)
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Kimi comes out, setting off a discussion about how he had to pretend he was a different person all these years…
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault, 30
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Abu Dhabi
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mercedes
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Vettel

    45. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?
      9
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
      2
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?
      Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
      Sirotkin
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?
      yes
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?
      McLaren, Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
      Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Alonso
      9. And who will take their place?
      Norris
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
      don’t know
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Max
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
      no
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?
      Renault
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
      don’t know
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?

      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
      Ferrari, 3 teams runs their engines and they will need more than 3 each
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?
      Abu Dhabi
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
      Williams
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
      Mercedes
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
      Max

    46. Is there supposed to be poll for each 20 questions? I can only asnwer to questions 19 and 20.

      Anyways, here’s my list:
      1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 16
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 4th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? LecLerc
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? no
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Alonso
      9. And who will take their place? Lando Norris
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? renault/tag heuer
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? mercedes is 0.3s faster in races and 0.9s faster in qualifying
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ferrari and mercedes vetoing any rule changes for 2020 so the rule change is moved to 2021
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? 28, renault
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Japanese gp
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Toro rosso

      1. 19. World Drivers Champion? Lewis Hamilton
        20. World Constructors Champion? Mercedes

        1. Any specific reason you swapped 19 and 20 around?

          1. I just copied the text from someone else. I did not check if it is the correct. My bad.

    47. 1. 14 wins
      2. 2nd, in a crazy race
      3. Sirotkin
      4. Leclerc
      5. No, sorry Kimi
      6. McLaren
      7. Hamilton
      8. None
      9. None
      10. Yes, again, sorry Kimi
      11. Ricciardo
      12. No, he’ll be back in Williams & Ocon will be promoted
      13. Tag Heuer 2.0 aka Honda
      14. 1.7 seconds quicker
      15. 2021 rules for sure
      16. Renault 31 engines in total
      16b. Honda, 8 engines (Gasly or Hartley, whoever)
      17. Brazilian GP
      18. Sauber
      19. Mercedes
      20. Hamilton

    48. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?
      16

      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
      8th

      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?
      Pierre Gasly

      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
      Vettel

      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?
      No

      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?
      None

      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
      Hamilton

      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Alonso, after he quits following the Spanish Grand Prix

      9. And who will take their place?
      Lando Norris

      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
      No

      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Lewis Hamilton

      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
      Yes

      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?
      Honda

      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
      1 second

      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
      Ferrari confirm quitting F1 in 2021

      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
      Renault – 29

      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?
      Round 18 – USA

      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
      Sauber

      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
      Mercedes

      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
      Hamilton

      1. Actually, I would change my 18 to Williams.

        1. Ag nee Dewald, Why do you not like Alonso?

    49. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 9
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 4th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Charles Leclerc
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Sebastian Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Force India
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sergey Sirotkin
      9. And who will take their place? Robert Kubica
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Daniel Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Aston Martin
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1.5
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Halo dumped
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Ferrari in the Sauber will push the limits and use 7
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Brazil
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Toro Rosso
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mercedes
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton

      1. Question 16 is per manufacturer, not team.

    50. 16 is per manufacturer, not team.

      1. I clicked on the above comment’s reply, but it went to its own post anyway.

        We really need Delete and Edit functions on this site.

    51. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 14
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Pierre Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Sebastian Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? McLaren, Toro Rosso, Haas
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Brendon Hartley
      9. And who will take their place? Artem Markelov
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Max Verstappen
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda, who will finally get their act together this year
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 2s
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? New engine Formula
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault, 14
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Brazilian Grand Prix
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber

      1. 19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mercedes
        20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton

    52. 1. 21
      2. 4th
      3. Pierre Gasly
      4. Vettel
      5. No
      6. Renault
      7. Hamilton
      8. Nobody
      9. Nobody
      10. Yes
      11. Hamilton
      12. No
      13. Honda
      14. 0,8s faster
      15. The whole slinging mud around the Renault-RB break-up/Honda buying STR, Ricciardo being the vital pawn.
      16. Renault, 12
      17. USA
      18. Sauber

      Now, the winner of this should get hired. Truly.

    53. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
      18th March 2018, 23:32

      1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 11
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 2nd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? LeClerc
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? McLaren, Renault, Haas
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Stroll
      9. And who will take their place? Kubica
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? No
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 2 quicker
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Halo
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Honda 8
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Abu Dhabi
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber’s
      19. Mercedes
      20. Vettel

    54. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 13
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Pierre Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Mclaren, Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? None
      9. And who will take their place? None
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? No
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 2 Seconds quicker
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Halo
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Honda 5
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Brazil
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber

    55. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?13
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?Fifth
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?Brendon Hartley
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?Fernando Alonso
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?Yes
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?Force India
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?None
      9. And who will take their place?None
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?Lewis Hamilton
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?+1.5
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?Ricciardo-Verstappen rivalry
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?Honda 7
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?Abu Dhabi
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?Toro Rosso
      WCC- Mercedes
      WDC- Lewis Hamilton

    56. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? I’m hoping for a challenge between top teams, so gonna say 10, hinting to mercedes still being top if it happens
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? I think a 3rd place is in order in the right circumstances
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? If cars were even I’d say leclerc without doubts, but since he’s in a sauber and toro rosso improved, I’m still gonna say sirotkin but if toro rosso is better it’s probably gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? If leclerc lives up to his junion record, it should be him against a driver like ericsson, if not or if raikkonen is particularly bad, vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? I don’t think so, but I hope so, it might be his very last win before he retires! He needs a decent ferrari in comparison to mercedes and lucky circumstances to win
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Pretty sure a podium for mclaren is in order, perhaps even for renault but it starts to require several retirements for it to happen
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton no doubt given how strong mercedes still is and he’s also good in qualifying
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Hartley
      9. And who will take their place? Don’t know much about red bull next junior drivers
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Think so, even if he’s due a mechanical retirement this year
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hard to say, but ferrari went the way of mercedes in car design, so red bull might be favourite, could be any of the 2 if so, given verstappen is better but ricciardo is good at monaco
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? If he’s not worse than 2017, yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? I think honda is just reliable, not fast (we’ll see ofc), in which case they will continue with renault
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1,5 sec faster
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? No idea!
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Good question, I was gonna say honda but they were reliable in testing, renault says they improved their reliability, gonna say renault cause they’re gonna be pushing performance more, 5!
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Again I’m hoping on a contested championship, so gonna say penultimate race
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber, don’t think they improved compared to other backmarkers

      I voted hamilton and mercedes for championships, but obviously hope it will be someone else, hamilton is one of the drivers I prefer on the grid atm, but mercedes dominated too much lately, gonna hope on verstappen and red bull; even vettel winning another title wouldn’t be that interesting, while ferrari winning constructors wouldn’t be bad considering they’re chasing it since a while, but there’s no chance with raikkonen in the team.

    57. Majority fans bashing Williams’s choice of Sergey Sirotkin. But when they ask which will score the most points: “Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?”, Sirotkin was prefered choice even when Williams test result was worse than Toro Rosso and Sauber.
      I had to admit even when I had big hope for Hartley, I too had more confidence that Sirotkin would gain the most points between them. That was a great question.

      BTW, on “What will be the biggest political story of the year?” First half-year: Liberty keeps avoiding on telling the teams what the definitive 2020 regulation is. Second half-year: Liberty concedes to Horner which leads Honda to stay and both Mercedes & Ferrari quits.

    58. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 16
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Alonso
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Mclaren, Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Hartley
      9. And who will take their place? Rio Haryanto or Pedro Diniz or Stroll’s sister
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? BMW
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1.5 s quicker
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Mercedes is not allowed to burn oil
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Honda, 7
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Brazil
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber

    59. According to the poll above, Marcus Ericsson has a 1% chance of winning the WDC, more than Alonso or Bottas !!

      Nothing but applesauce !!!

    60. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 14
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? p2
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? McLaren, Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? No one
      9. And who will take their place? No one
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1.4 sec quicker
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The new 2021 engine regulations
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault; 26
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Austin
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
      WCC: Mercedes
      WDC: Lewis Hamilton

    61. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?
      10
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
      3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?
      Sergey Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
      Sergey Sirotkin
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?
      No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?
      McLaren, Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
      Lewis
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Lance Stroll
      9. And who will take their place?
      Kubica
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
      No
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Vettel
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
      No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?
      Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
      0.8sec
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
      Stroll being released of his contract.
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
      Honda 7
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?
      2nd Last
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
      Sauber.
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
      Mercedes
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
      Vettel

    62. When Valtteri Bottas realizes that two RaceFans readers back Marcus Ericsson to win the WDC but nobody does the same for him

    63. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 13
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? McLaren, Renault and Force India.
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sirotkin
      9. And who will take their place? Kubica
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Daniel Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 0.5 seconds
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something aero related.
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault. 12.
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Brazil
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber.
      19. WCC? Mercedes
      20. WDC? Lewis Hamilton

    64. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 13
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Pierre Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? McLaren, Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Alonso
      9. And who will take their place? Norris
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? No
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Verstappen
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1.6 seconds quicker
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ferrari’s illegal tactics to overcome oil burning
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault – 24 – (6 over the 18 stipulated for 3 teams)
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Brazil
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mercedes
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Hamilton

    65. 1. 11 – They’ll be the car to beat but Ferrari and Red Bull will be more competitive.
      2. 3rd
      3. Sergey Sirotkin. Over a season Williams should have enough to allow him outscore Leclerc and the STR boys.
      4. Vettel
      5. Nope
      6. McLaren, Force India and Renault
      7. Hamilton
      8. No one will be substituted.
      9. N/A – see 8 above.
      10. Yes
      11. Bottas
      12. Yes
      13. Renault. Red Bull will let Honda develop with STR until they are a viable package.
      14. 2 seconds quicker
      15. Revenue redistribution
      16. Honda 10
      17. Abu Dhabi (hopefully)
      18. Sauber
      19. WCC: Mercedes
      20: WDC: Bottas.

    66. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 19
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 5th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Sirotkin
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? None of them
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Stroll
      9. And who will take their place? Kubica
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Bottas
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 2.5 seconds quicker
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Mercedes withdrawal from F1 at season’s end
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault with 25+
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Abu Dhabi
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mercedes
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Bottas

    67. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 15
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 5th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sirotkin, Leclerc, Gasly or Hartley? Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? just Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Alonso
      9. And who will take their place? Norris
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Verstappen
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Renault
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 0.9s (on same tires)
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? 2021 engine rules
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE)? Honda, 6 per car
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Japan
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Toro Rosso
      19. WCC? Mercedes
      20. WDC? Hamilton

    68. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?
      17
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
      4th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?
      Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
      Gasly
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?
      No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?
      None
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
      Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Hartley
      9. And who will take their place?
      Chicken guy from Indonesia
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
      Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Hamilton
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
      Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?
      Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
      2s quicker
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
      Ferrari lose their veto and announce they’re quitting in 2021.
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
      Renault, 24
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?
      Singapore
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
      Sauber

      1. 19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
        Mercedes
        20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
        Hamilton

    69. My answers – mostly dull with a few surprises…

      1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 16
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? Fourth
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? None
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sergey Sirotkin
      9. And who will take their place? Robert Kubica
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1.7
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Development in F1’s future tyre supply
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Honda, seven
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Japan
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Toro Rosso
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mercedes
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton

    70. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 15
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Leclerc
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Magnussen
      9. And who will take their place? Giovinazzi
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Max Verstappen
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1,456
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? engine rules for 2021
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault, 6
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Mexico
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mercedes
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton

      1. Edit: I forgot to add McLaren
        6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Renault and McLaren

    71. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 13
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 4
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin should
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Leclerc
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? Nope, he comes 2nd 4 times though
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Haas, Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Bottas
      9. And who will take their place? Wehrlein
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Danny Ric
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Nope, but he will replace Kimi
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1.3
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? UK wise, the Russian GP. World wide wise, the new commercial agreements with TV providers
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? For one team, Honda using 12. Overall Renault with 30 with 6 of those being required by McLaren
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Brazil
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber

    72. 1. 14
      2. no higher than 4th, barring a miracle
      3. Pierre Gasly, but it could be close
      4. Sebastian Vettel
      5. No
      6. Hopefully at least one (maybe Renault or a surprise like we saw in Baku last year)
      7. Lewis Hamilton
      8. Not sure – maybe a Williams driver (Sirotkin more likely at this stage), but it’s hard to tell (as proved by Alonso and Wehrlein’s injuries over the last three years)
      9. Kubica if my previous answer is correct
      10. Yes, unless something goes wrong in the early flyaway races
      11. Daniel Ricciardo
      12. Yes, unless Ocon impresses the bosses sufficiently and Hamilton stays on for 2019
      13. Honda, unless they’re too slow / unreliable in the first half of 2018
      14. Hard to tell based on testing, but maybe start a few tenths slower and get quicker (relatively) as the year progresses
      15. Excluding anything linked to safety (e.g. the halo) or Russia, I’m not sure
      16. I think Renault will use the most in total (average 4-5 per car), but Honda might use 5-6 per car
      17. Hopefully not until Brazil
      18. If it’s not Sauber, I’d say Williams with the current driver lineup
      19. Mercedes
      20. Lewis Hamilton

    73. Here we go :

      1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 8
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 2nd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Gasly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Leclerc
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? McLaren and Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Ericsson
      9. And who will take their place? Giovinazzi
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda, what else ?
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 1,8
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? 2021 engines
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault (18)
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Abu Dhabi
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mercedes, by one point
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Hamilton, by 2 points

    74. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 10
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 5th
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Force India, Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Alonso
      9. And who will take their place? Norris
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 8/10ths faster
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Could be Russian GP the way things are right now
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Going to say Honda, maybe six with one car
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Finale!
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Toro Rosso
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Red Bull (hoping for a close one!)
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Hamilton

    75. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 17 out of 21
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? P4
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Brendon Hartley
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Sebastian Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Haas and Renault
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Kevin Magnussen
      9. And who will take their place? Antonio Giovinazzi
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? No
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Max Verstappen
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? 2 seconds faster
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Mercedes leaving F1 at end of this engine cycle
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault, at most 6 with one car
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Brazil, 2nd to last race
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber Alfa Romeo

    76. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 10
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Hartley
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Renault & McLaren
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Stroll
      9. And who will take their place? Kubica
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? No
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Bottas
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? +1 second
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Red Bull/Honda partnership
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault, 23
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Brazil
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber

    77. Interesting so many have Vettel to completely thrash Raikkonen in qualifying.

    78. I have two favourite stats:
      A) According to many, Marcus Ericsson is one of the most likely candidates to finish last in the constructors’ [sic!] championship
      B) The same Marcus Ericsson is also in 5th place of the poll “Who will win the drivers’ championship?”

      Talk about polarisation.

    79. 1. 13
      2. 4th
      3. Gasly
      4. Alonso
      5. Nope
      6. Renault
      7. Hamilton
      8. Magnussen
      9. Giovinazzi
      10. Yes
      11. Vettel
      12. Yes
      13. Honda
      14. 2 seconds quicker
      15. Ferrari and Mercedes threatening to leave
      16. Honda, average 7 per driver
      17. Brazilian GP
      18. Ericsson

    80. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 9
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 3rd
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Sirotkin
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Vettel
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? No
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? McLaren, Renault, Force India
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Stroll
      9. And who will take their place? Kubica
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Ricciardo
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? No
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? around 2,5 sec
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? 2021 regs and cost cap
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Renault with 6
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Abu Dhabi
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Sauber
      19. WDC? Vettel
      20. WCC? Mercedes

    81. I was checking the questions for 2017 and realized that I don’t know the answers for some of them:

      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Think it was Alonso, but not sure.
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
      12. Who will crash out of the most races?
      16. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Not sure. Maybe McLaren and TR changing engines?
      17. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Some say Baku. This one is a case of personal opinion, I guess.

      Who knows the answers for these?

      1. Nico Hulkenberg outqualified his teammate the most and I think Daniil Kvyat had the most penalty points for driving infringements

    82. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?
      13. The rest will go to Red Bull, Ferrari, and one surprise result.

      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
      Third place.

      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?
      Bredon Hartley.

      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
      Sebastian Vettel.

      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?
      Yes, finally.

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

      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
      Lewis Hamilton.

      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Fernando Alonso.

      9. And who will take their place?
      Lando Norris.

      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
      Yes.

      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Max Verstappen.

      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
      No.

      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?
      Honda.

      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
      Compared to last year, a second faster on average.

      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
      The post-2020 rules, along with at least one or two technical scandals/controversies.

      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
      Renault. Let’s guess 20 (in total).

      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?
      Brazilian GP.

      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
      Sauber.

      19. & 20. Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton.

    83. 1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?
      I think (or more likely hope) that it will be close at the front, so the wins could get shared out or we could also get a scenario whereby one team, such as Mercedes, is just ahead of the rest so while not having as big pace advantage as in recent years, they could still take the majority of wins.
      My prediction will be 10 wins for Mercedes.
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
      I think he will have to rely on faster cars retiring and having problems but I think he can get a podium, say third.
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?
      Long term I would say that Leclerc has the best chance of succeeding in F1 but he probably has the worst car this year out of that list of drivers.
      I will say Sirotkin, but if Honda have a better and more reliable year then Gasly.
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
      In the team mate battles poll I was most confident of Vettel finishing ahead of his teammate in the championship, but qualifying is another matter, but I will stick with Vettel.
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?
      No.
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?
      I think other teams will probably have to rely on problems for the big three to secure a podium, but I will say Renault and McLaren and then probably also a surprise podium for another team.
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
      Hamilton.
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      I think the first driver replacement will be due to injury so I have no idea who it will be.
      9. And who will take their place?
      As I didn’t have an answer for would be replaced I don’t have an answer for who will take their place.
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
      I don’t know how close he is to the record but I will say no.
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Ricciardo.
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
      Yes, I think he will have a decent season but be outperformed by Hamilton and Mercedes will decide to go stick with Bottas for stability and inner-team harmony.
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?
      Honda, if Renault have the opportunity I think they will end their deal with Red Bull, and the only option for Red Bull would be Honda. However I wouldn’t be surprised in Honda eventually come good and McLaren are left to rue their decision.
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
      1-2 seconds quicker, it will probably be mainly due to the tyres.
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
      Liberty Media’s plans for the future of F1 and Ferrari threatening to quit if they don’t continue to receive preferential treatment.
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
      On average per team I would say Honda but they only supply one team so if you had to count the total number across the pitlane I would say Renault.
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?
      I think (hope) it will be the last year of the season at Abu Dhabi.
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
      Sauber.
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
      I think they still have the best car so I will say Mercedes, although it will be closer than in recent years.
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
      As I think Mercedes still have the best car, I will say Hamilton, but all it could take could be a DNF or two to decide who ends up as champion.

    84. Thought I’d get mine in before it’s too late:

      1. How many races will Mercedes win this year?
      8

      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be?
      3rd. I’m guessing they’ll finally reach the podium towards the middle part of the season

      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley?
      It really depends on how good Sauber and Honda are. I’m guessing Leclerc, but if Toro Rosso is good then Hartley could do it. Williams will struggle this year

      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often?
      Sirotkin

      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race?
      It’s unlikely, but yes

      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish?
      Renault, McLaren, and Force India. None of them will win a race though

      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy?
      Hamilton, although it’s possible Bottas could spring a surprise

      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Since he rejoined McLaren, Alonso is yet to do a season without missing an early race. Given that he is also doing WEC, it’s possible he could get injured. However I doubt it will happen again so I’m going to randomly guess Stroll will have a crash and sit one out

      9. And who will take their place?
      Di Resta will be called back. I doubt Kubica will race

      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak?
      No

      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Vettel

      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019?
      Yes

      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019?
      Honda

      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)?
      1.5 seconds

      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
      I’m not sure what counts as political, this is anyone’s guess. Perhaps an accident where they claimed the halo saved a life, or where the halo makes it worse. But I will guess the Russian Grand Prix; knowing how much Sky and the BBC have it in for Russia, they will have no end of things to say

      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many?
      I’m presuming this question refers to the most used in a single car. Honda. Despite their smooth running so far, I reckon they will still get through 7, but it will be close with Renault

      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided?
      Brazil

      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
      Williams

      I voted for Vettel to win the drivers, although out of hope as much as anything. I’m also eager to see if Bottas will be closer than people are expecting, he could be a dark horse. Mercedes to win the constructors, of course

    85. THE ANSWERS!!!
      1. How many races will Mercedes win this year? 10 (All Hamilton!)
      2. What will Fernando Alonso’s highest F1 race finish be? 5th (Unfortunately)
      3. Who will score the most points: Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly or Brendon Hartley? Leclerc (Guess whos at Ferrari next year!)
      4. Which driver will out-qualify his team mate most often? Alonso (A clean sweep on poor old Stoffel!)
      5. Will Kimi Raikkonen win a race? YES (“******* finally!”)
      6. Which teams other than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will score a podium finish? Force India and Perez (“ONCE AGAIN IN BAKU!!!”)
      7. Who will win the FIA pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? NO ONE!!!
      9. And who will take their place? Bernie (Just kidding!)
      10. Will Lewis Hamilton break Raikkonen’s record points-scoring streak? Yes! (But then his Merc went BANG in Austria!!!)
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Riccardo (Verstappen crashed… In Free Practice!)
      12. Will Valtteri Bottas get a Mercedes race seat for 2019? Yes (JUST)
      13. Whose power units will Red Bull use in 2019? Honda!
      14. How much quicker or slower will the 2018 cars be on average over a lap (in seconds)? Just the one second!
      15. What will be the biggest political story of the year? VALTTERI ITS JAMES!
      16. Which power unit manufacturer will use the most engines (ICE), and how many? Sainz, 55 parts (NOT A HONDA :-0)
      17. At which race will the drivers’ title be decided? Same as last year (Mexico)
      18. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Williams :-(
      19. Who won the World Constructors cup: Mercedes (BOO!)
      20. Which driver was World Champion: Hamilton (5 times world champion!)

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