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Has anyone caught Red Bull? 20 questions for the 2024 Formula 1 season

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Max Verstappen and Red Bull’s domination of the 2023 Formula 1 season left their rivals reeling.

Over the off-season the challengers have had time to regroup and work on their cars – whether that’s a total overhaul of their concept like Mercedes or a careful evolution of their last machine like Ferrari.

But Red Bull enter the new season from a position of total strength and clearly haven’t held back with their RB20, which features several surprising changes.

Are the Milton Keynes team about to make another assault on the record books? Or has one or more of their rivals pulled off the kind of leap forward McLaren and Aston Martin made last year and propelled themselves into contention?

Testing is over, the teams are ready for their earlier-than-usual Saturday start to the season, and all that’s left is to make our traditional pre-season predictions. Share your answers to these 20 questions in the comments:

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1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?

2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?

3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?

4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?

5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?

6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?

7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?

8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?

9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?

10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?

11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?

12. Who will set the most pole positions?

13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?

14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?

15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?

16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?

17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?

18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?

19. Who will win the 2024 constructors’ championship?

  • No opinion (2%)
  • Haas (0%)
  • Sauber (0%)
  • RB (0%)
  • Williams (0%)
  • Alpine (0%)
  • Aston Martin (1%)
  • McLaren (2%)
  • Ferrari (9%)
  • Mercedes (4%)
  • Red Bull (83%)

Total Voters: 127

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20. Who will win the 2024 drivers’ championship?

  • No opinion (2%)
  • Kevin Magnussen (0%)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (0%)
  • Zhou Guanyu (0%)
  • Valtteri Bottas (0%)
  • Yuki Tsunoda (0%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (0%)
  • Logan Sargeant (0%)
  • Alexander Albon (0%)
  • Pierre Gasly (0%)
  • Esteban Ocon (0%)
  • Fernando Alonso (1%)
  • Lance Stroll (0%)
  • Oscar Piastri (0%)
  • Lando Norris (1%)
  • Carlos Sainz Jnr (1%)
  • Charles Leclerc (3%)
  • George Russell (0%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (6%)
  • Sergio Perez (1%)
  • Max Verstappen (87%)

Total Voters: 127

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Over to you

Nyck de Vries, AlphaTauri, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2023
Our readers expected de Vries to do better last year
Share your answers to our 20 questions on the 2024 season in the comments below.

Last year our readers had little difficulty predicting Max Verstappen and Red Bull would win the two championships, though quite a few of you still had faith in Ferrari and Mercedes to come out ahead. But after Red Bull’s crushing performance last year, does anyone expect a closer contest?

Expectations were also high 12 months ago that Aston Martin would be the most-improved team of the season, which they clearly were. However many also predicted Nyck de Vries would be the top-scoring rookie driver, which didn’t come to pass as Red Bull dropped him before the season was half-done.

How well did your past predictions stack up? Take a look back over every season since 2010 here:

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32 comments on “Has anyone caught Red Bull? 20 questions for the 2024 Formula 1 season”

  1. 1. 4
    2. Norris
    3. 19
    4. VCARB vs McLaren
    5. Checo
    6. 6
    7. 5, but not by merit
    8. Piastri
    9. Ferrari
    10. Nope
    11. Leclerc
    12. Max
    13. Stroll
    14. VCarb
    15. Stake/future Audi
    16. Albon
    17. Alonso
    18. 18

  2. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?
    3 (Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes)

    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Ocon

    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    12

    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    Red Bull power struggle

    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Perez

    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    5

    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    3rd

    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Oscar Piastri

    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Ferrari

    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    No

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

    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Charles Leclerc

    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Alex Albon

    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    Ferrari

    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    Mercedes

    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Dany Ric

    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    Carlos Sainz

    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    At the penultimate round

  3. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?
    Four
    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Sergeant
    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    17
    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    Ownership of multiple teams
    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Albon
    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    5
    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    2nd
    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Piastri
    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Ferrari
    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    No
    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Leclerc (at last)
    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Leclerc
    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Gasly
    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    RB
    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    Stake/Audi
    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Ricciardo
    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    Antonelli
    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Mexico

  4. 17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?

    Vettel.

    1. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season? 3

      2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024? Any of the backmarkers, Magnussen, likely.

      3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win? Too many.

      4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024? The aftermath of the Horner scandal. Many will come off of that one with hurt feelings.

      5. Who will have the most track limits infringements? Perez.

      6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year? Who cares!

      7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be? Within the top 6.

      8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri? Piastri.

      9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari? Ferrari.

      10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi? No.

      11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?

      12. Who will set the most pole positions? Verstappen.

      13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024? Sargeant.

      14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul? Visa Cash App.

      15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year? Audi.

      16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025? No idea.

      17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025? Seb Vettel.

      18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided? Nominally, it should be wrapped by Spa. Formally, around the time of the COTA / Mexico City GPs.

  5. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?
    Two
    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Esteban Ocon
    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    20
    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    FIA vs FOM
    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Alex Albon
    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    Three
    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    Fifth
    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Oscar Piastri
    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Ferrari
    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    Yes
    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Max Verstappen
    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Max Verstappen
    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Esteban Ocon
    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    Toro Rosso
    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    Sauber
    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Oscar Piastri
    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    Andrea Kimi Antonelli
    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Austin

  6. (Silly or irrelevant questions not answered)
    1. How many different teams will win races? 4
    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win? 16
    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024? I’ve given up politics for Lent.
    6. How many red-flagged? 6
    7. Alpine’s best result? 3rd
    9. Who will score more points: Ferrari
    10. Will all 20 drivers who start Bahrain race in Abu Dhabi? Nope
    11. Who will win Monaco? Verstappen
    12. Most pole positions? Verstappen
    13. Most retirements? Sgt
    14. Biggest improvement on 2023 points? McLaren
    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year? Red Bull
    16. Who will Red Bull sign? See above
    17. Who will Mercedes hire? The next Bottas
    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided? Three rounds too early

    1. Could you be more pretentious?

  7. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?
    3

    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Gasly

    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    20

    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    Horner

    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Perez

    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    3

    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    4th

    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Piastri

    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Mercedes

    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    yes

    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Verstappen

    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Verstappen

    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Gasly

    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    RB

    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    Sauber

    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Albon

    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    Ocon

    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    20th, Mexico

  8. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?
    3
    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    George
    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    8
    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    FIA corruption scandal
    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Perez
    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    2
    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    P5
    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Oscar
    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Mercedes
    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    no
    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Charles
    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Max
    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Kevin
    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    Mercedes
    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    Dakar
    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Jos
    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    OG Kimi
    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Vegas
    19.
    RB (which one?)
    20.
    Lewis

  9. 1. Three
    2. Sargeant
    3. 20
    4. Lawrence Stroll vs Toto fighting over Alonso
    5. Sargeant
    6. 9
    7. P5
    8. Piastri
    9. Ferrari
    10. Yes, not considering possible problems prior to race start for drivers.
    11. Verstappen
    12. Verstappen
    13. Magnussen
    14. VCARB
    15. Sauber
    16. Albon
    17. Ricciardo
    18. Round 19
    19.

  10. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?
    3 (Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes) – statistically speaking even though it looks like another Red Bull domination season, they will probably have 1-2 off weekends during the year
    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Nico Hulkenberg
    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    21/24
    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    Red Bull’s relationship with RB
    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Pierre Gasly
    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    2
    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    4th
    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Piastri
    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Ferrari
    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    No, Williams will drop Sargeant mid-season for Lawson
    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Verstappen
    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Verstappen
    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Esteban Ocon
    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    RB
    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    Sauber/Audi
    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Ricciardo
    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    Albon
    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Round 19 – Austin
    19. Who will win the 2024 constructors’ championship?
    Red Bull
    20. Who will win the 2024 drivers’ championship?
    Verstappen

  11. Incredible to think if verstappen wins another 19 races this year he will be on 73 wins!

  12. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season? 4
    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024? Logan
    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win? 17
    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024? The FIA / FOM / Andretti disaster
    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements? Lando
    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year? 7
    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be? 3rd
    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri? Oscar
    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari? Ferrari
    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi? Yes
    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Carlos
    12. Who will set the most pole positions? Max
    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024? Logan / KMag
    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul? RB
    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year? Red Bull
    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025? Carlos
    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025? Mick
    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided? Vegas
    19. Who will win the 2024 constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the 2024 drivers’ championship? Max

  13. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season ?
    3 Teams : RBR, Ferrari and Mercedes.

    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Logan Sargeant

    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    22

    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    Technical directive targeting the RB20.

    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Esteban Ocon

    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    10

    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    5th

    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Ricciardo

    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Ferrari (Let’s go !)

    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    Yes

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

    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Max Verstappen

    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Esteban Ocon

    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    RB VISA…. (Toro Rosso)

    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    Stake

    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Dan

    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    Fernando Alonso

    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Interlagos

    19.
    Red Bull

    20.
    Max Verstappen

  14. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season? – 3
    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024? – Esteban Ocon
    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win? – 18
    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024? – The Andretti matter
    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements? – Alexander Albon
    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year? – 5
    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be? – P4
    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri? – The latter
    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari? – The former
    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi? – Yes
    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Lando Norris
    12. Who will set the most pole positions? – Charles Leclerc
    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024? – Kevin Magnussen
    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul? – Mclaren
    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year? – Sauber
    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025? – Daniel Ricciardo
    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025? – Fernando Alonso
    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided? – Mexico City GP
    19. WCC: Red Bull Racing
    20. WDC: Max Verstappen

  15. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?
    Three teams. RBR. Ferrari. Aston Martin.

    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Magnussen.

    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    20.

    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    Horner. After that, whatever the next step in the Andretti saga is, either buying Haas, buying a 2028 entry, or a lawsuit.

    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Norris.

    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    7.

    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    7th.

    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Genuinely a hard one due to Piastri still showing he struggled with keeping his tires alive during his race run in testing. Plus there’s a chance for Ricky to take the Perez seat before summer break. I’ll go with Ricciardo on that basis.

    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Ferrari.

    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    No, all but one Mexican will be there.

    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Alonso.

    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Leclerc.

    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Magnussen.

    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    VCARB.

    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    The cryptogambling advertisement.

    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Ricciardo

    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    Kimi Antonelli.

    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Las Vegas

    19 and 20. Who will win the 2024 championships?
    RBR and Max Verstappen

  16. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season? 4

    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024? Sargeant

    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win? 20

    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024? Further attemots by Andretti to get in and FOM’s continued refusal

    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements? Magnussen

    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year? 5

    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be? 7th

    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri? Piastri

    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari? Ferrari

    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi? Yes

    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Sainz

    12. Who will set the most pole positions? Verstappen

    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024? Sargeant

    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul? RB

    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year? Aston Martin

    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025? Perez

    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025? Antonelli

    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided? Bahrein… ok ok, Singapore

    19 and 20… please

    And finally: how many answers under this article will prove true? Outside of 19 and 20, not many.

  17. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?
    2

    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Sargeant

    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    20

    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    Andretti rejection

    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Ocon

    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    6

    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    5th

    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Ricciardo [because he’ll replace Perez at Red Bull midseason]

    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Ferrari

    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    Yes

    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Verstappen

    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Verstappen

    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Sargeant

    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    RB

    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    McLaren

    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Ricciardo

    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    Piastri

    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Round 20 – Mexico

    19. Constructors’ champions?
    Red Bull

    20. Drivers’ champion?
    Verstappen

  18. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?
    3
    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Stroll
    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    18
    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    Andretti
    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Haha, Albon
    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    4
    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    9th
    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Ricciardo
    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Ferrari
    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    No
    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Leclerc
    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Verstappen
    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Haas
    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    RB
    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    Mercedes
    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Ricciardo
    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    Sainz
    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Vegas

  19. sainz to rbr
    perez to aston or williams old seat
    alonso or albon to mercedes
    lewis to ferrari

    ferrari will win constructors
    merc or rbr might win drivers
    lewis and perez could have very horrible years.
    horner might hold on to job if ford back out and he agrees to let porsche run the team.
    rbr become like hrc, building car around 1 person who likes to run people off the track. #2 and vcarb actually suck more.

  20. 1. 9, after the successful introduction of reverse grids;
    2. Ocon/Gasly both Alpine drivers take each other out turn 1 race 1;
    3. 16 all clockwise rounds;
    4. Horner accuser revealed as transgender sibling of FIA president graduating through project 44 scholarship;
    5. Schumacher (replacing Hamilton mid season)
    6. 0 the red flag is superseded by red painted drain covers (when dislocated, race will stop);
    7. 1, due to late race red drain cover and subsequent reverse grid restart;
    8. Piastri, dedicating both points to Aussie great Ricciardo;
    9. Ferrari, based on a huge points haul by new driver Hamilton in last race, including 13 points for most bling;
    10. Schumacher replaces Hamilton, who joins Ferrari for last race;
    11. Alonso
    12. all, after the successful introduction of reverse grids and a free pole position for each birthday;
    13. TBC, after various clashes between Ocon and Gasly being appealed through all possible courts.
    14. Haas, quadrupling its points haul including various novel bonus points;
    15. Audi Dakar, with Sr;
    16. 2 sim racers, after his decision to focus on his red line team;
    17. Newey, as this is the only way to avoid the gardening leave;
    18. Abu Dhabi, after the newly appointed race director (and ex Horner accuser) is given free rein to change the points system every race;
    19. Andretti, as part of an early season settlement they are declared WCC;
    20. Verstappen, based on a Bahrain pre-race straw poll.

  21. Here are my traditionally wrong answers:

    1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?
    Two

    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Albon

    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    20

    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    FOM’s efforts to block Andretti entering

    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Perez

    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    4

    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    6th

    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Ricciardo

    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Ferrari

    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    Yes

    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Verstappen

    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Leclerc

    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Albon

    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    RB

    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    Sauber

    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Ricciardo

    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    Antonelli

    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    United States GP

    19. Who will win the constructors’ championship?
    Red Bull

    20. Who will win the drivers’ championship?
    Verstappen

  22. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season? Three

    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024 Ocon
    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win? 19

    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024? Horner’s indiscretions

    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements? Perez

    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year? 5

    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be? 4th

    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri? Piastri

    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari? Mercedes

    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi? Yes

    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Verstappen

    12. Who will set the most pole positions? Verstappen

    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024? Ocon

    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul? Visa Cash Grab Raging Bulls

    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year? Kick Steaks incorporating Sauber

    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025? Albon

    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025? Antonelli

    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided? Whatever the 20th round is

    19. Red Bull

    20. Verstappen

  23. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?
    3

    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Lance Stroll

    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    17

    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    The Horner internal investigation

    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Lewis Hamilton

    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    1

    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    4th

    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Oscar Piastri

    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Ferrari

    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    Yes

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

    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Max Verstappen

    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Lance Stroll

    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    Mclaren

    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    Red Bull

    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Carlos Sainz Jnr

    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    Fernando Alonso

    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Mexico

    19. Who will win the 2024 constructors’ championship?
    Red Bull

    20. Who will win the 2024 drivers’ championship?
    Max Verstappen

  24. Let’s see how many turn out to be wrong!

    1. Three teams win a race / 2. Zhou is the first to retire / 3. Red Bull wins sixteen races / 4. Audi drops its F1 aspirations / 5. Pérez will have the most track limit issues / 6. One red flag / 7. A lucky third could be Alpine’s best result / 8. Piastri will outscore Ricciardo / 9. Ferrari will outscore Mercedes / 10. No, at least one will be replaced / 11. Leclerc will win in Monaco… hopefully / 12. Verstappen gets the most poles / 13. Sargeant could have the most retirements / 14. Red Bull II will do much better than in 2023 / 15. Sainz will go to Red Bull / 16. Sainz will go to Red Bull / 17. Mercedes will gamble on Antonelli / 18. Verstappen will clinch the title at round 19 / 19. Red Bull will win the WCC / 20. Verstappen will win the WDC

  25. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?
    Being a bit optimistic, but I’m gonna say four: Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes and McLaren.

    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Logan Sargaent

    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    15

    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    Hard to pick between the Horner investigation and Andretti, but I’m leaning more towards Horner.

    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Alex Albon

    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    Five.

    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    I think they’re really going to struggle this year so I’m gonna say 5th, and it will be a one-off.

    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Oscar Piastri. The RB looks much improved compared to the AT but the McLaren still looks quicker.

    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Ferrari.

    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    No.

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

    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Charles Leclerc

    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Esteban Ocon

    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    RB (compared to Alpha Tauri), if going by percentage. Going by raw number of points, Ferrari.

    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    Mercedes

    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Daniel Ricciardo, but the change will occur before the end of 2024.

    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    Carlos Sainz

    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Qatar

    19. WCC winner?
    Ferrari

    20. WDC winner?
    Max Verstappen

    I enjoy seeing you all again in December to see how badly these aged.

  26. Eh, who am I kidding, I’m not much of a dedicated expert and I’d mostly just be guessing. So I’ll spare the guesswork and answer only where I am absolutely certain:

    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Stroll

    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    Horner Divorce (and before you tell me that’s not a political, but a society story, wait for the divorce details …)

    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Stroll

    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    Stroll

    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    All but Stroll

    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Certainly not Stroll

    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Stroll

    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    Aston-Martin, after their mid-season swapping-out of Stroll

    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    Aston-Martin (replacing Stroll)

  27. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season? 4
    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024? Hulkenberg
    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win? 18
    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024? Ongoing Andretti sage: FIA vs FOM
    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements? Albon
    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year? 4
    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be? No podiums, but close (4th, 5th)
    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri? Oscar
    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari? Ferrari
    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi? Yes
    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Max
    12. Who will set the most pole positions? Max
    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024? Hulkenberg
    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul? VCARB
    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year? Sauber
    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025? Keep Perez or Albon (if not to Mercedes)
    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025? Albon or young Kimi
    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil
    19. Who will win the 2024 constructors’ championship? Red Bull
    20. Who will win the 2024 drivers’ championship? Max

  28. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?
    3 teams

    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Bottas

    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    20

    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    Adrian Newey’s future after the 2025 season.

    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Sargeant

    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    6

    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    4th

    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Oscar Piastri

    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Ferrari

    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    Yes

    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Verstappen

    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Verstappen

    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Bottas

    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    Alpha Tauri

    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    Sauber

    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Ricciardo

    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    Fernando Alonso

    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    With 4 rounds to spare. Race 20

  29. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?
    4 teams
    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Sergant
    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    21
    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    Horner
    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Albon
    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    5 GP
    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    13th
    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Oscar Piastri
    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Ferrari
    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    Yes
    11. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Max
    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Charles
    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Ocon
    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    Racing Bulls
    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    Sauber
    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Daniel
    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    Alonso
    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Around 20th race

  30. 1. How many different teams will win races over the course of the 2024 F1 season?
    3 teams: Red Bull, Ferrari & McLaren.

    2. Who will be the first driver to retire from a race during 2024?
    Ocon.

    3. How many grands prix will Red Bull win?
    15.

    4. What will be the biggest political story during 2024?
    Ford not joining Red Bull in 2026.

    5. Who will have the most track limits infringements?
    Bottas.

    6. How many grands prix will be red-flagged this year?
    3.

    7. What will Alpine’s best result in a grand prix be?
    6th.

    8. Who will score more points: Daniel Ricciardo or Oscar Piastri?
    Piastri.

    9. Who will score more points: Mercedes or Ferrari?
    Ferrari.

    10. Will all 20 drivers who start the Bahrain Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi?
    Yes.

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

    12. Who will set the most pole positions?
    Max Verstappen.

    13. Which driver will suffer the most retirements during 2024?
    Logan Sargeant.

    14. Which team will make the biggest improvement on its 2023 points haul?
    RB.

    15. Where will Carlos Sainz Jnr drive next year?
    Sauber.

    16. Who will Red Bull sign as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2025?
    Daniel Ricciardo.

    17. Who will Mercedes hire to take Lewis Hamilton’s seat for 2025?
    Alexander Albon.

    18. At which round will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Brazilian Grand Prix.

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