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What does the year ahead have in store? 20 questions on the 2020 F1 season

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With the start of the 2020 F1 season just one week away, it’s time for RaceFans’ traditional pre-season prognostications.

What surprises does the new season have in store? Will there be further changes to F1’s planned revolution in 2021? And can anyone else Mercedes’ incredible run of championship successes?

Answer these 20 questions on the year ahead in the comments and see what the rest of the RaceFans community makes of the season ahead.

20 questions on the 2020 F1 season

1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year?
2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year?
3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year?
4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most?
5. How many races will Red Bull win?
6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year?
7. Which driver will win the 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. Which driver will collect the most penalty points?
11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season?
13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change?
14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s?
15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020?
16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes?
17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship?

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19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?

Who will win the 2020 F1 constructors' championship?

  • Mercedes (94%)
  • Ferrari (2%)
  • Red Bull (3%)
  • McLaren (0%)
  • Renault (0%)
  • AlphaTauri (0%)
  • Racing Point (0%)
  • Alfa Romeo (0%)
  • Haas (0%)
  • Williams (0%)

Total Voters: 203

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20. Who will win the drivers’ championship

Who will win the 2020 F1 drivers' championship?

  • Lewis Hamilton (79%)
  • Valtteri Bottas (5%)
  • Sebastian Vettel (1%)
  • Charles Leclerc (1%)
  • Max Verstappen (12%)
  • Alexander Albon (0%)
  • Carlos Sainz Jnr (0%)
  • Lando Norris (0%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (0%)
  • Esteban Ocon (0%)
  • Daniil Kvyat (0%)
  • Pierre Gasly (0%)
  • Sergio Perez (0%)
  • Lance Stroll (0%)
  • Kimi Raikkonen (0%)
  • Antonio Giovinazzi (0%)
  • Romain Grosjean (0%)
  • Kevin Magnussen (0%)
  • George Russell (0%)
  • Nicholas Latifi (0%)
  • No opinion (0%)

Total Voters: 203

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  • 68 comments on “What does the year ahead have in store? 20 questions on the 2020 F1 season”

    1. 1. 20
      2. No
      3. No
      4. Sebastian Vettel
      5. 0
      6. None
      7. Sebastian Vettel
      8. Lewis Hamilton
      9. Fernando Alonso
      10. Lewis Hamilton
      11. Charles Leclerc
      12. No
      13. No – Toto, Claire, Otto, Guenther.
      14. 3.0 seconds
      15. Mercedes banned for DAS and leave championship
      16. Lewis Hamilton
      17. Mexican Grand Prix
      18. Haas
      19. Ferrari
      20. Sebastian Vettel

      1. What a shame… Alonso had just replaced Hamilton and was straight on course to his third WDC, and then the FIA banned Mercedes due to DAS… It’s not fair…!! 😆

      2. Someone sounds a little jealous of Lewis Hamilton…

      3. Museo y Circuito Fernando Alonso?

    2. 1. 21
      2. No
      3. No, he will do another year
      4. George Russel
      5. 4 (3 for Verstappen and 1 for Albon)
      6. Racing point, Renault, Mclaren
      7. Valtteri Bottas
      8. Kevin Magnussen
      9. Robert Kubica
      10. Romain Grosjean
      11. Alexander Albon
      12. 1
      13. Guenther Steiner to someone
      14. 0.5-1 sec.
      15. Haas quitting the sport and some other team to purchace them.
      16. Romain Grosjean
      17. Second to last
      18. Mclaren/Racing Point (if Stroll can get enough points)
      19. Mercedes
      20. Lewis Hamilton

      Some of them are quit bold but let’s see how things go.

    3. I always enjoy doing these, then looking back in 9 months time to see how badly wrong I was.

      1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 20, no race in China or Italy
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? Yes
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? Yes
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? Russell, a whitewash again I’m predicting
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? 4
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? McLaren and Racing Point
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? No driver will.
      9. And who will take their place? N/A
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Romain Grosjean
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Max Verstappen
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? No
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? I want to say Cyril Abiteboul, but no, no-one
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? 1 second
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? A race will go ahead without Ferrari or Alpha Tauri thanks to the Coronavirus
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Romain Grosjean
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Mexico
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? McLaren (though fourst quickest will be Racing Point)
      19. Who will win the 2020 F1 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
      20. Who will win the 2020 F1 drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton

      1. I would think Max V would be the answer to #4 ( maybe a tie) especially if he has a car able to win at Monaco !?

    4. Yay, just thought about this traditional preseason prediction post yesterday, and here it is! :)

      1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year?
      – All of them will be point-scoring (apart from the ones that are not held; i.e. China). So, let’s say 20.
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year?
      – Yes.
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year?
      – Sadly, yes. And he’ll officially announce his retirement, not just fade away or end the season with an ambiguous contract situation.
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most?
      – Sergio Perez.
      5. How many races will Red Bull win?
      – Seven.
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year?
      – Racing Point and McLaren.
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy?
      – Lewis Hamilton.
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      – Daniil Kvyat.
      9. And who will take their place?
      – Yuki Tsunoda.
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points?
      – Romain Grosjean (kind of obvious choice, but whatever).
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      – Max Verstappen.
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season?
      – No.
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change?
      – Yes.
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s?
      – On average, 3 tenths faster.
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020?
      – As we already have a few, I’m sticking with the cancellation/postponement of races due to Coronavirus.
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes?
      – Romain Grosjean.
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
      – Mexico.
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship?
      – Racing Point, after a season-long battle with McLaren.

      And champions:
      19. Mercedes.
      20. Lewis Hamilton.

    5. 10 votes in, 100% for Merc and Hamilton

      1. Proves they pay the right number of people

        1. Or, rather more likely, people are looking at how competitive Mercedes have been since 2014 and decided that, with a relatively limited regulation change and signs that Ferrari – one potential rival – are already looking towards 2021, Hamilton and Mercedes are likely to be starting this season in an already fairly strong position.

          Given their record in recent seasons, why wouldn’t those two be the statistical favourites to take the title?

        2. yup, it sure seems that the Mercedes team knows which people to pay to build, setup and race their cars and manage their team @proud_asturian! And they have been doing it for long enough that it’s hard to bet agains them doing so again.

          Oh, you meant to say they have to pay people to get on top of a pretty much irrelevant poll on one of the many motorsport sites – sure, it’s by now a relatively influential one, but still, nothing most teams would even spend a few minutes of their time over (and even then probably only if asked by a journalist about it). That’s a meh joke.

    6. 1. 15
      2. Yes
      3. Yes
      4. Sergio Perez
      5. Six
      6. Racing Point & Renault
      7. Vallteri Bottas
      8. Romain Grosjean
      9. Nico Hülkenberg
      10. Esteban Ocon
      11. Max Verstappen
      12. Yes
      13. Yes
      14. 0,6 seconds
      15. Coronavirus
      16. Kevin Magnussen
      17. Brazilian GP
      18. Renault

    7. 1. 0 – season cancelled next week.
      All other questions invalid.

    8. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year?
      20

      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year?
      Yes

      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year?
      No

      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most?
      Verstappen

      5. How many races will Red Bull win?
      4

      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year?
      McLaren, Racing Point

      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy?
      Hamilton

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

      9. And who will take their place?
      Alexander Rossi

      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points?
      Grosjean

      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Verstappen

      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season?
      No

      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change?
      Yes (if not, Abiteboul)

      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s?
      2 seconds

      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020?
      Ferrari engine

      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes?
      Ocon

      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
      USA

      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship?
      McLaren

    9. 1. 18
      2. Yes
      3. Yes
      4. Russell
      5. 4
      6. 2 (McLaren and Pink Merc)
      7. Bottas
      8. None will be
      9. N/A
      10. Magnussen
      11. Verstappen
      12. Yes
      13. No, probably Steiner and Abiteboul will be sacked.
      14. 0.6s
      15. No Ferrari or Alpha Tauri for a few races bc covid-19
      16. Grosjean
      17. Brazil
      18. Racing Point
      19. Mercedes
      20. Hamilton

    10. Lenny (@leonardodicappucino)
      8th March 2020, 10:32

      1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 19
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? Yes
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? No
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? Russell
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? 5
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? Racing Point, McLaren
      7. Which driver will win the 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. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Vettel
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Verstappen
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? Yes
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? No, Binotto and Abiteboul
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? 0.8 seconds
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? A threat of a number of teams to form a breakaway series in response to the FIA/Ferrari story and unfavourable financial terms from Liberty
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Kvyat
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Mexico
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? Racing Point
      9. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mercedes
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship? Hamilton

    11. These are fun, although I wish we could see who was the best and worst at predicting last year.

      1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 22
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? yes
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? yes
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? Russell
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? 5
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? Racing Point
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Giovinazzi
      9. And who will take their place? Kubica
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Grosjean
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Verstappen
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? No
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? Yes
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? 0.7 sec
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? Ferrari-FIA collusion
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Giovinazzi
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? 20th
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? Racing Point

    12. 19. Mercedes
      20. Hamilton

    13. 1) I’m gonna be pesimistic but I say 19. Vietnam will get called off in last minute, the risk’s gonna be just too high, but then I expect the situtation to improve (the virus should be prone to warm weather). I’m afraid the Italian Grand Prix might still not go ahead, but let’s see.

      2) Hamilton will equal Shumi’s record with 7 wins this year. Btw, I had a dream two days ago that Michael was fine, wish it was true.

      3) Kimi will retire. I don’t see Alfa performing well this year but on the other hand, he could be a good mentor to Schwatzmann or Schumacher in 2021. This is going to be the most interesting fight for seats next year with Giovinazzi, Kubica, Schwartzmann and Schumacher all in contention.

      4) It’s going to be Perez again.

      5) More than last season. I see Red Bull winning five or maybe six races this year and Albon’s gonna get one, too.

      6) Racing Point and McLaren

      7) It’s going to be close between Hamilton and Leclerc but my money goes on Hamilton

      8) This is always tricky to predict as anything can happen during the season. I generally predict the driver market to be stable but if I had to pick one, I think Pietro Fittipaldi might get a chance in front of the home crowd for Haas. A one-off.

      9) Oh sorry, didn’t see the number 9 before filling the 8 so I will switch them. I think Magnussen will get replaced for one race because Grosjean (behold, haters) is going to have a better season.

      10) Kevin Magnussen.

      11) Max Verstappen will win in Monaco.

      12) Unfortunately not, it’s too late for it and FIA completely ruined things by getting pushed by teams to delay the budget cap. If it was in place in some experimental form from 2019 and then fully enforced this year, it might have helped to get new teams on board. Or find a buyer for Haas, which unfortunately seems to be more urgent.

      13) I don’t see any possible change here. Maybe the question’s hinting at Abiteboul’s position in Renault but I don’t see a change here either.

      14) More than expected. Of course, it’s track-dependent, but judging by the testing times and last year’s pole in Barcelona (1:15.406), I think we might dip well into 1:14.8xx or so.

      15) Biggest political story – again, one of the trickier questions. There’s many things we naturally can’t see coming but at least at the beginning of the year, Ferrari and FIA might get some further troubles explaining their agreement.

      16) This is going to be a pure guess. I’ll go with Magnussen.

      17) Brazil, but potentially I can see the championship coming to the very last round. Depends on how Verstappen and Leclerc will use their chances.

      18) McLaren. Racing Point might be slightly in front over one lap at the beginning of the season but I believe the overall quality of driver pairing and consistency is on McLaren’s side. I predict Renault to be in fight as well.

      19) and 20) were Mercedes and Leclerc for me. Powered by Honda – the power of dreams.

    14. Thomas (@talcumpowder)
      8th March 2020, 10:45

      1. 20
      2. Yes
      3. Yes
      4. Russell
      5. 5
      6. Racing Point, McLaren
      7. Hamilton
      8. N/A – every driver will take part in every race
      9. N/A
      10. Gasly
      11. Leclerc
      12. No
      13. No – Steiner and Williams will leave/be replaced
      14. Around 0.5 seconds
      15. One of the frontrunners is disqualified after winning a race.
      16. Magnussen
      17. USA
      18. McLaren
      19. Mercedes
      20. Hamilton

    15. 1) I’m gonna be pesimistic but I say 19. Vietnam will get called off in last minute, the risk’s gonna be just too high, but then I expect the situtation to improve (the virus should be prone to warm weather). I’m afraid the Italian Grand Prix might still not go ahead, but let’s see.

      2) Hamilton will equal Shumi’s record with 7 wins this year. Btw, I had a dream two days ago that Michael was fine, wish it was true.

      3) Kimi will retire. I don’t see Alfa performing well this year but on the other hand, he could be a good mentor to Schwatzmann or Schumacher in 2021. This is going to be the most interesting fight for seats next year with Giovinazzi, Kubica, Schwartzmann and Schumacher all in contention.

      4) It’s going to be Perez again.

      5) More than last season. I see Red Bull winning five or maybe six races this year and Albon’s gonna get one, too.

      6) Racing Point and McLaren

      7) It’s going to be close between Hamilton and Leclerc but my money goes on Hamilton

      8) This is always tricky to predict as anything can happen during the season. I generally predict the driver market to be stable but if I had to pick one, I think Pietro Fittipaldi might get a chance in front of the home crowd for Haas. A one-off.

      9) Oh sorry, didn’t see the number 9 before filling the 8 so I will switch them. I think Magnussen will get replaced for one race because Grosjean is going to have a better season.

      10) Kevin Magnussen.

      11) Max Verstappen will win in Monaco.

      12) Unfortunately not, it’s too late for it and FIA completely ruined things by getting pushed by teams to delay the budget cap. If it was in place in some experimental form from 2019 and then fully enforced this year, it might have helped to get new teams on board. Or find a buyer for Haas, which unfortunately seems to be more urgent.

      13) I don’t see any possible change here. Maybe the question’s hinting at Abiteboul’s position in Renault but I don’t see a change here either.

      14) More than expected. Of course, it’s track-dependent, but judging by the testing times and last year’s pole in Barcelona (1:15.406), I think we might dip well into 1:14.8xx or so.

      15) Biggest political story – again, one of the trickier questions. There’s many things we naturally can’t see coming but at least at the beginning of the year, Ferrari and FIA might get some further troubles explaining their agreement.

      16) This is going to be a pure guess. I’ll go with Magnussen.

      17) Brazil, but potentially I can see the championship coming to the very last round. Depends on how Verstappen and Leclerc will use their chances.

      18) McLaren. Racing Point might be slightly in front over one lap at the beginning of the season but I believe the overall quality of driver pairing and consistency is on McLaren’s side. I predict Renault to be in fight as well.

      19) and 20) were Mercedes and Leclerc for me. Powered by Honda – the power of dreams.

    16. Let’s go for the easy ones:
      Hamilton will win the championship and the 8 races he needs to become the GOAT.

      Verstappen will dive in the RedBull pool in Monaco.

      Grosjean. Period.

      Racing (°) lead best of the rest until summer break, then McLaren takes over.

    17. A couple of other predictions (but please don’t put money on any of them):

      1 Verstappen and Leclerc will take one another out, either simultaneously or one at a time. Verstappen will lose his temper and get into hot water because of it.

      2 The virus and the lack of FIA transparency will both be big stories with Red Bull if not others going to court for the millions they have been ‘cheated out’ of.

      3 Haas will try to sell the team as the 2021 costs are not worth the performance and the virus situation will have cut prize money to make things worse for all small teams.

      4 Red Bull might try to do the same with Alpha Tauri. If they don’t get at least part of heir millions (or other o compensation) after Ferrarigate they will try to sell both teams.

      4 There will be rumours that Liberty is trying to off load F1. It will be true but never confirmed until a sale happens.

      5 Ferrari will be punished by other teams for their imperiousness to normal rule taking and face a barrage of technical challenges from other teams either in direct protests or requests for ‘clarifications’.

    18. 1. 17
      2. No
      3. Yes
      4. Perez
      5. 5
      6. Racing Point
      7. Leclerc
      8. Raikkonen
      9. Kubica
      10. Vettel
      11. Verstappen
      12. No
      13. No. Abiteboul goes.
      14. 0.6s
      15. Races being cancelled
      16. Ricciardo
      17. Brazil
      18. Racing Point
      19. Mercedes
      20. Hamilton

    19. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 20
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? equal it, but not break it this season
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? Yes
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? George Russell
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? 2
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? Racing Point, McLaren, Renault
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Romain Grosjean
      9. And who will take their place? Pascal Wehrlein
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Kevin Magnussen
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Max Verstappen
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? No
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? Binotto replaced
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? 1.5 seconds
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? Ongoing Ferrari scandal
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Danill Kyvat
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Mexico
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? Racing Point
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mercedes
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship Lewis Hamilton

    20. 1. 20
      2. He will equal it
      3. Yes
      4. Verstappen
      5. 6
      6. McLaren, Renault, Racing Point
      7. Leclerc
      8. Giovinazzi
      9. Kubica
      10. Ocon
      11. Bottas
      12. No
      13. Yes
      14. 1.1 seconds
      15. 2021 late rule changes
      16. Stroll
      17. Brazil
      18. McLaren
      19. Mercedes
      20. Hamilton

    21. 1. 19
      2. Yes
      3. Yes
      4. Perez
      5. 4
      6. Racing Point
      7. Hamilton
      8. Giovinazzi
      9. Kubica
      10. Kvyat
      11. Verstappen
      12. No
      13. Yes
      14. 0.7 seconds in average
      15. Coronavirus
      16. Grosjean
      17. Brazil
      18. Mclaren
      19. Mercedes
      20. Hamilton

    22. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 21, apart from China, any other race that faces threat from Coronavirus will be staged probably behind closed doors
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? Yes, expect 9-10 wins again this year
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? No, he’ll sign for at least 1 more year
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? Russel on Latifi, or Perez on Stroll
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? 5
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? McLaren, Renault and Racing Point
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy? Bottas
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Grosjean
      9. And who will take their place? Hulkenberg
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Ocon
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Verstappen
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? No
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? Steiner
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? ~1-,1.5sec
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? Coronavirus
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Norris
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Mexico
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? Racing Point
      19. WCC? Mercedes
      20. WDC? Hamilton

    23. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
      8th March 2020, 12:08

      1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 19
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? Yes
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? Yes
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? George Russell
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? 2
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? Racing Point / McLaren
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Giovinazzi
      9. And who will take their place? Kubica
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Latifi
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? No
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? Yes
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? 1.5 seconds
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? Coronavirus
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Latifi
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Japan
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? McLaren</strong
      19. Constructors?
      Mercedes
      20. Drivers? Hamilton

    24. GtisBetter (@passingisoverrated)
      8th March 2020, 12:39

      1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year?
      – 19

      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year?
      – Yes

      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year?
      – Yes

      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most?
      – Verstappen

      5. How many races will Red Bull win?
      – Four

      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year?
      – None. All will be scored by the top 3

      7. Which driver will win the 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. Which driver will collect the most penalty points?
      – Charles leclerc

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

      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season?
      – No.

      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change?
      – No, Ferrari will change, due to lack of results and bad management of driver ego’s

      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s?
      –0,7s

      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020?
      –FIA giving points for races where there are teams without full staff due to corona even while saying it wouldn’t.

      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes?
      – Lance Stroll

      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
      – Mexico.

      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship?
      – McLaren

    25. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year?
      16
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year?
      Yes (97)
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year?
      No
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most?
      Perez
      5. How many races will Red Bull win?
      4
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year?
      Racing Point
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy?
      Verstappen
      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. Which driver will collect the most penalty points?
      Vettel
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Verstappen
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season?
      No
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change?
      Yes
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s?
      0.8 seconds
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020?
      Ferraris engine
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes?
      Norris
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
      Mexico
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship?
      Racing Point
      19. Mercedes
      20. Hamilton

    26. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 22
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? No
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? Yes
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? Max Verstappen
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? 6
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? None
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy? Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Lance Stroll
      9. And who will take their place? Whoever the reserve driver is, lol.
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Sergio Perez
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? No
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? Yes
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? 1 second
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? Lance Stroll favouritism
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Max Verstappen
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? The final race
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? Haas

    27. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? – 21.
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 wins this year? – Yes.
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? – Yes.
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their teammate the most? – Sergio Perez.
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? – Seven.
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? – RacingPoint.
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy? – Charles Leclerc.
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? – None.
      9. And who will take their place? – The same as the above.
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? – Daniil Kvyat.
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Charles Leclerc.
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? – No.
      13. Will all ten team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? – Yes, all will still be in place.
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? – 0.5-1.5 seconds.
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? – The #FerrariGate although it already is big before the season has even started.
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? – Daniil Kvyat.
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? – Hopefully, the Abu Dhabi GP. The Mexican GP, if not that.
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? – Mclaren.
      19. WCC: Mercedes.
      20. WDC: Lewis Hamilton.

    28. Neil (@neilosjames)
      8th March 2020, 13:56

      1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 15
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? Equal it.
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? Yes.
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? Verstappen.
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? Eight.
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? Racing Point.
      7. Which driver will win the 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. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Latifi.
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Verstappen.
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? No, except name changes.
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? Ferrari, Williams.
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? 1%.
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? Someone will use the SARS-CoV-2 restrictions to gain some sort of advantage.
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Grosjean.
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil.
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? Racing Point.
      19. Constructors: Mercedes.
      20. Drivers: Max Verstappen.

    29. Probably the only relevant question:

      Will there be enough races run for it to even qualify as an official championship?

    30. Omar R (@omarr-pepper)
      8th March 2020, 14:08

      Question 21. How many races will be cancelled?

      1. @omarr-pepper Maybe re-read question 1.

    31. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 21
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? Yes
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? Yes
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? George Russell
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? 4
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? None
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy? Lewis 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? —
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Antonio Giovinazzi
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? No
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? Steiner will be replaced
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? 1.5 seconds
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020?
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Daniil Kvyat
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? McLaren
      19. Who will win the 2020 F1 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
      20. Who will win the 2020 F1 drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton

    32. 1. 19
      2. I think he will equal it but not break it
      3. Not retire (but he might be without a drive next year)
      4. George Russel
      5. 4
      6. I’m feeling optimistic so Racing Point, Renault and McLaren
      7. Hamilton
      8. No driver will be replaced as decision but it can happen due to sickness or injury. No idea who…
      9. No idea
      10. Kvyiat
      11. Leclerc (I wish)
      12. Yes
      13. At the end of the calendar, yes; at the end of the year 2020, no. Binotto and Steiner will be out.
      14. On average 1,2s
      15. Is the impact of COVID-19 a political story? If not, then the secret agreement with Ferrari.
      16. Kvyiat
      17. Brazil
      18. I hope Renault (and they do seem strong)
      19. Mercedes
      20. Hamilton

    33. The best time of year, every year!

      1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year?
      Let’s go for 18. I hope it’ll all be fine, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few problems.
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year?
      Yes – I think he will.
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year?
      Yes. But I’ve been wrong about this pretty much every year since 2014!
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most?
      Sergio Perez
      5. How many races will Red Bull win?
      I think they’ll win 4 races.
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year?
      Racing Point and Renault.
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy?
      Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Romain Grosjean
      9. And who will take their place?
      Nico Hulkenberg
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points?
      Lance Stroll – have a feeling he’ll be trying too hard this year.
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      I’m going to gamble on this being a race called off, due to location and timing on the calendar. If not, I’ll go left-field and say Alex Albon.
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season?
      I hope so, but I’ll say no.
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change?
      No. Claire Williams, Guenther Steiner and Mattia Binotto.
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s?
      On average, 0.8 seconds per lap.
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020?
      I think it’ll have to be something coming from Coronavirus… races called off, specific teams not turning up etc.
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes?
      Kevin Magnussen
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
      Brazil
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship?
      Racing Point
      19. WCC?
      Mercedes
      20. WDC?
      Lewis Hamilton

    34. 1. How many points-scoring rounds will be held this year?

      21.

      2. Will Hamilton break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year?

      Most definitely yes.

      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year?

      No.

      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most?

      Sergio Perez.

      5. How many races will Red Bull win?

      4.

      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year?

      Racing Point… McLaren, maybe.

      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy?

      Max Verstappen.

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

      Kimi will pull an “illness” and be absent for a weekend.

      9. And who will take their place?

      Robert Kubica.

      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points?

      Danill Kvyat.

      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?

      Charles Leclerc.

      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season?

      Aston Martin. ;)

      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season?

      Yes.

      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s?

      0.7s

      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020?

      Ferrari’s engines.

      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes?

      Antonio Giovinazzi.

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

      Mexico.

      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship?

      The Pink Arrows.

      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?

      Mercedes.

      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship

      Lewis Hamilton.

    35. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 20
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? Yes
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? No
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? Verstappen
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? 6
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? Racing Point
      7. Which driver will win the 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? No-one
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Magnussen
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Verstappen
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? No
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? No changes
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? 0.7s
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? Teams holding out over 2021 commercial deal
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Kvyat
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? Racing Point
      19. Constructors’ champion Mercedes
      20. Drivers’ champion Hamilton

    36. 1. How many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 21
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? He’ll equal it.
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? Not willingly
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? George Russell
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? 6
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year?
      Racing Point, Renault, McLaren and Alpha Tauri
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy?
      Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Kvyat
      9. And who will take their place?
      Hulkenberg
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Magnussen
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Verstappen
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? Yes, one.
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? Yes
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? 2 seconds
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? Other than coronavirus, more problems with the upcoming cost cap.
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Grosjean
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? Renault, just ahead of McLaren
      19. WCC?
      Mercedes
      20. WDC?
      Probably Hamilton

    37. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year?
      22

      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year?
      Yes – before half way through the season.

      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year?
      Yes

      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most?
      Perez

      5. How many races will Red Bull win?
      2

      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year?
      Pink Mercedes

      7. Which driver will win the 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. Which driver will collect the most penalty points?
      Grosjean

      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Hamilton

      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season?
      No

      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change?
      They’ll all stay in charge

      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s?
      .5s – faster than that in qualifying but not in the races due to the over-inflated tyres.

      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020?
      Merecdes, Ferrari and RBR rejecting the cost cap.

      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes?
      Stroll

      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
      USA

      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship?
      McLaren

    38. By now … we all know the questions, so, just the answers.
      1. 18. The outbreak will continue and unless it is stopped (unlikely) it will persist for several months.
      I just can’t see event promoters holding races with no fans. We will be lucky to have 18 races.
      2. Yes
      3. Yes
      4. Russel
      5. 5
      6. Racing Point, Renault, McLaren
      7. Lewis H.
      8. Grosjean
      9. Anyone …. please, anyone.
      10. See no. 8.
      11. C. Leclerc
      12. No. I expect we may well loose one.
      13. No. Renault, Ferrari, Haas.
      14. Not much, one second tops.
      15. Ferrari, of course.
      16. See no. 8
      17. Next to last race.
      18. McLaren

    39. 1.- 19
      2.- Yes
      3.- Yes
      4.- Checo
      5.- 4
      6.- RP and McL
      7.- Lewis
      8.- Antonio
      9.- Robert
      10.- Kevin
      11.- Checo
      12.- No (maybe Haas want to go out)
      13.- No, Guenther
      14.- 0.9 sec.
      15.- Next year’s car, and the cost of each team
      16.- Esteban
      17.- México
      18.- RP
      19.- MB
      20.- Lewis

    40. 20 questions on the 2020 F1 season

      1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 20
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? Yes
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? Yes
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? Perez
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? 6
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? Racing Point
      7. Which driver will win the 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. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Vettel
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? No
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? Binotto will be replaced
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? 1 second per lap
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020?
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Grosjean
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? McLaren

      WDC: Hamilton
      WCC: Mercedes

    41. Hmm… let’s go
      1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year?
      20
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year?
      Yes
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year?
      Yes
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most?
      Perez
      5. How many races will Red Bull win?
      4 races
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year?
      Force India, Renault, McLaren
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy?
      Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      No one will b replaced
      9. And who will take their place?
      No one
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points?
      Magnussen
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Verstappen
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season?
      Nope
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change?
      Steiner will be replaced
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s?
      0.8s a lap faster on average
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020?
      Ferrari trying to get DAS banned
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes?
      Grosjean
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
      USA
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship?
      Renault

      WDC: Hamilton
      WCC: Mercedes

    42. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year?
      20
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year?
      (HELL) Yes
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year?
      YES
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most?
      George Russell

      5. How many races will Red Bull win?
      3
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year?
      Mclaren and Racing Point
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy?
      Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Raikkonen
      9. And who will take their place?
      The grandson of Michael Bloomberg or Kim Jung Un
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points?
      Vettel, Stroll
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Verstappen
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season?
      Yes
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change?
      No! Binotto and Brown
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s?
      1.1 s
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020?
      Red Bull pulls out of F1
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes?
      Vettel
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
      Abu Dhabi

      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship?
      19. WCC: Mercedes
      20. WDC: Hamilton

    43. 1. 20
      2. Yes
      3. No
      4. George Russell
      5. 5
      6. Racing Point, Renault and McLaren
      7. Bottas
      8. Danill Kvyat
      9. Sergio Sette Camara
      10. Kvyat
      11. Max Verstappen
      12. No
      13. Yes
      14. 1 second
      15. Ferrari’s secret deal with the FIA re the investigation into its power unit.
      16. Romain Grosjean
      17. Mexico
      18. Renault
      19. Mercedes
      20. Valtteri Viktor Bottas

    44. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 21, We’ll lose China as there will be no space to re-schedule it.
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? Yes
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? No
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? Max Verstappen
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? 4
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? Racing Point, McLaren, Renault
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy? Bottas
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Leclerc, maybe a coronavirus quarantine.
      9. And who will take their place? Fernando Alonso, unless it clashes with the Indy 500, if so Nico Hulkenburg.
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Vettel
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Bottas
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? No
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? Binotto will be replaced
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? 0.8 seconds
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? Coronavirus
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Vettel
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? Racing Point
      19. Who will win the constructors’ championship? Mercedes
      20. Who will win the drivers’ championship Bottas

    45. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 18. China, Vietnam, Monaco (Think, it would be very hard to do it behind closed doors scince people are basically living at the side of the track) and Italy
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? I think he will miss out by one
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? No. He will go to Williams to replace Russell, who will have gone to Aston Martin to replace Stroll.
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? Perez 16-2 Stroll
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? One, but it will be super crazy, as Max will win in Netherlands.
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? Racing Point, Alpha Tauri
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy? Leclerc
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Grosjean
      9. And who will take their place? Eccle… I mean Ghiotto
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Kvyat
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Leclerc
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? No
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? Steiner out for some crazy threat at a driver. To be replaced by Arrivabene
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? 1/2 second
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? Steiner publically calls one of his drivers a “Banker” (but not with a B, a W instead)
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Kvyat
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brasil
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? Racing Point, but a fearsome battle between Renault and Alpha Tauri
      19. Which team will be constructors champions? Ferrari
      20. Which driver will win the drivers championship? Pretty certian it’s gonna be Mahveer Ragu… Sorry my spelling is rubbish today! Hamilton

      1. BONUS:
        21. What will be the biggest shock of the season? Bottas wins only once (probably Russia or Austria)
        22. Who will drive for Alfa in ’21? Giovinazzi, Schumacher
        23. Who will retire at the end of the season? Vettel, after going out on a high by finishing second in WDC. No one else
        24. Driver transfers? Bottas to Aston Martin. Perez to Mercedes. Hulkenberg to Haas, Bye bye K-Mag
        25. How many races will Ferrari win? Well, 6 (HAMILTON) + 1 (BOTTAS) is 7, which is Mercedes total, then add 1 for Red Bull, which is 8, and then do 18 (#of races) minus 8 means Ferrari win 10. QUICK MAFFS! Also, I think Vettel will win 6 and Leclerc 4, which should mean we have a juicy three way fight for the WDC!

    46. 1. 16
      2. Yes
      3. No
      4. Russell
      5. 5
      6. Racing Point, Renault
      7. le Clerc
      8. Grosjean
      9. Rossi
      10. Latifi
      11. Hamilton
      12. No
      13. Claire Williams
      14. 1 sec
      15.
      16. Stroll
      17. USA
      18. Racing Point
      19. Mercedes
      20. Hamilton

    47. Sorry for #7. I should have put “if it goes ahead”

    48. 1. 20
      2. Yes
      3. Yes
      4. George Russell
      5. 10
      6. Racing Point, McLaren, Alpha Tauri & Renault
      7. Lewis Hamilton
      8. None
      9. None
      10. Magnussen
      11. Verstappen
      12. Nope
      13. All 10 will be there
      14. 1.4s, in average
      15. The fight for the budget cap – again
      16. Grosjean
      17. Brazil
      18. Renault

    49. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 21
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? Yes
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? No
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? Verstappen
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? 5
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? Renault and Racing Point
      7. Which driver will win the 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?
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Kvyat
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? No
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? Yes
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? 1.2 seconds
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? 2021 cost cap
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Grosjean
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Mexico
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? Racing Point
      19: Drivers Champion: Hamilton
      20: Constructors Champions: Mercedes

    50. Rashmil Rajagopalan
      9th March 2020, 13:55

      My Predictions for 2020 F1 Season,
      1. Lewis & Mercedes will win the driver’s & constructor’s championships respectively.
      2. Max & Bottas will be competing for 2nd, more closely fought than in 2019.
      3. Charles will beat Seb in Ferrari.
      4. Albon will still be 0.3-0.4s slower than Max in every GP, but will be a consistent driver for Red Bull.
      5. Ricciardo & Ocon, Charles & Seb, Kevin & Romain will crash as teammates in the season.
      6. Racing Point will be among the top 4 during the flyaway races, but will slow down in development as the European leg starts.
      7. Russell will score his first point in Formula1.
      8. Perez will be the best of the rest in the standings (7th).
      9 . Haas will decide against participating in 2021 season.
      10. One or more races may not take place due to the Corona virus epidemic.

    51. 1. 18 rounds vietnam/monza/Singapore missing.
      2. Yes
      3.Yes
      4. Perez
      5. 2
      6. McLaren & racing point
      7. Hamilton
      8. Grosjean.
      9. de Vries
      10. Grosjean
      11. Verstappen
      12. No.
      13. Yes.
      14. 0.6secs avg faster
      15. Corona virus
      16. Stroll
      17 Mexico
      18 Mclaren
      19 Mercedes
      20 Hamilton

    52. 1. 20
      2. Yes
      3. Yes
      4. Perez
      5. 6
      6. Racing Point, Renault
      7. Hamilton
      8. Kvyat
      9. No idea
      10. Kvyat
      11. Leclerc
      12. No
      13. Guenther Steiner
      14. 0.7s season average
      15. Event rescheduling
      16. Grosjean
      17. Final race
      18. Renault
      19. Mercedes
      20. Verstappen (more in hope than belief)

    53. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? – 20
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? – Yes
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? – Yes
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? – Perez
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? – 5
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year? – Mclaren, Racing Point, Renault
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy? – Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? – Grosjean
      9. And who will take their place? – Mick Schumacher
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? – KMag
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Max
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? – No
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? – Yes
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? – .5 seconds
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? – Ferrari’s engine deal with FIA, and RB suing FIA
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? – Grosjean
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? – Mexico
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? – Renault

    54. My two satoshi’s worth…

      1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year?21, but I think there will be a lot behind closed doors
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year?Yes
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year?No, Alfa Romeo would like a safe pair of hands to see them through 2021
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most?Max Verstappen on Alex Albon, followed by Sergio Perez on Lance Stroll
      5. How many races will Red Bull win?3
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year?Racing Point & Alpha Tauri. Maybe McLaren to sneak one in?
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy?Lewis Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?Alex Albon
      9. And who will take their place?Maybe Kvyat will be given another shot?
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points?Romain Grosjean
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?Lewis Hamilton
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season?Yes
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change?No – Gunther Steiner can’t last much longer, neither can Claire Williams
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s?Not a great deal, ~1%
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020?When senior people in F1 start getting Covid-19, will they have to start taking more drastic measures?
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes?Grosjean
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?COTA
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? Racing Point – depending on how much assistance they’ve received, they might even manage 3rd
      19. Who will win the 2020 F1 constructors’ championship?Mercedes
      20. Who will win the 2020 F1 drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton

      See you at the end of the year

    55. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year? 22
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year? Yes
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year? Yes
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most? Max
      5. How many races will Red Bull win? 3
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year?
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy? Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      9. And who will take their place?
      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points? Grosjean
      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton
      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season? No
      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change? No, Renault
      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s? 1s
      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020? FIA taken to court over the Ferrari plea deal
      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes? Grosjean
      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Japan GP
      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship? Racing Point
      19. WCC? Mercedes
      20. WDC? Hamilton

    56. 1. There are a record 22 races on the 2020 F1 calendar, but how many points-scoring rounds will be held this year?
      20
      2. Lewis Hamilton has won 84 races in his F1 career so far. Will he break Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins this year?
      Yes
      3. Will Kimi Raikkonen retire from F1 at the end of the year?
      No
      4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the most?
      Hamilton over Bottas
      5. How many races will Red Bull win?
      Five
      6. Apart from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, which teams will score podium finishes this year?
      Racing Point and Renault
      7. Which driver will win the pole position trophy
      Hamilton
      8. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
      Giovinazzi

      9. And who will take their place?
      Kubica

      10. Which driver will collect the most penalty points?
      Grosjean

      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
      Charles Leclerc

      12. Will any new teams be confirmed on the grid for the 2021 F1 season?
      No. It’s too expensive at the moment.

      13. Will all 10 team principals still be in place at the end of the season – and if not, who will change?
      Guenther Steiner will be gone as will the entire Haas team.

      14. How much quicker will this year’s cars be than last year’s?
      1-1.5 seconds per lap

      15. What will be the biggest political story of 2020?
      Finding out Ferrari cheated with last year’s power unit after the FIA releases the findings of their investigation.

      16. Which driver will retire from the most races due to crashes?
      Grosjean

      17. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
      Mexican GP

      18. Which team will finish fourth in the constructors’ championship?
      Renault

    57. Sorry can i ask Albon under pressure at Red Bull well if Lewis does not push him of the track twice. Alex would be a straight hero. Lets be fair its a sport that you need bravery and strong personal mental strength. Alex has that give him time. Up against Max its no difference to Valtori B against Lewis. Alex stay strong use your force you Got This

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