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Poll: Who will be 2012 WDC? (241 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. Fernando Alonso (128 votes [53.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.11%

  2. Sebastian Vettel (44 votes [18.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.26%

  3. Kimi Raikkonen (20 votes [8.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.30%

  4. Lewis Hamilton (41 votes [17.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.01%

  5. Mark Webber (3 votes [1.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.24%

  6. Jenson Button (5 votes [2.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.07%

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#1 4MEN

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 18:23

Easy question. It would be interesting to see how the poll evolves as the races go by.

Edited to put Michael (aditya-now request)
No more multiple choice, sorry my mistake.

Edited by 4MEN, 03 April 2012 - 21:43.


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#2 choyothe

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 18:26

Vettel.

#3 kartinhero

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 18:28

Raikkonen, but I don't count he as the underdog..

#4 Watkins74

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 18:33

Why did you make such a short list?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 18:37

Vettel. I predict McLaren will throw it away.

#6 4MEN

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 18:39

Why did you make such a short list?


Just being realistic. If anyone but last year first 5 drivers won the championship it would be a HUGE surprise.
Added Räikkönen and Webber...
Anyone else?

My opinion is Alonso. With a POS car he's leading. He has an ability to extract the maximum and usually doesn't make mistakes, he's always there, getting points. That's the reason why I think Button would be the biggest threat (last race was the exception that confirms the rule :)

Edited by 4MEN, 02 April 2012 - 18:43.


#7 Watkins74

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 18:44

Just being realistic. If anyone but last year first 5 drivers won the championship it would be a HUGE surprise.
Added Räikkönen and Webber...
Anyone else?

I am not a Webber fan but he came close in 2010 so I thought he should at least be added.

Edited by Watkins74, 02 April 2012 - 18:47.


#8 Lights

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 18:47

While you're at it, why not make a proper poll.

#9 Smile17

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 18:50

Must be McLaren! I'm going with Hamilton, he has to do it now...

#10 undersquare

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 18:53

I think Webbo and Jense would falter like before when the pressure really came on. Kimi...it would be fabulous but hard to see Lotus keeping up in the development race.

Nando - great driver but Sepang was a one-off for the car.

Sebi or Lewis? Gonna be fascinating, but with the cars as they are I'm going with Lewis.

#11 Menace

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 18:57

Button and Hamilton, followed by Vettel Webber and Raikkonen.

#12 4MEN

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 19:00

While you're at it, why not make a proper poll.

What do you mean? I'm open to suggestion.

#13 Kvothe

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 19:00

William Pulsebeat.

#14 Skellen

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 19:12

Hmm, Button won the first race of the season, so...

#15 iotar

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 19:20

Easy question. It would be interesting to see how the poll evolves as the races go by.

Add date then [close voting?] and make new polls later.

One thing is certain - cool season ahead.

- McLaren in front but RB not far behind
- Lotus may surprise many soon
- Ferrari have Alonso and might sort out their problems soon - they're lucky there's mid-season test
- Mercedes has f-duct and should sort out their problems with tyres. Later rather than sooner and maybe not fully, but they should. At least they can be a pita in qualifying and in the early stages of the races.
- Williams, Sauber and other mid-fielders are close enough
- who knows what teams can do with exhausts and how development race will go.

Safe bet ATM is Hamilton.

Edited by iotar, 02 April 2012 - 19:24.


#16 hammibal

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 19:26

Presently the McLaren is the best car so no surprise to see Lewis favourite and Jenson 2nd favourite

#17 IceSkyrim

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 19:30

The one with most points ?  ;)

#18 Dispenser89

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 19:33

Everyone? Bernie would be in heaven (or hell) with a grid full of world champions.



Bit more realistically, i'll go for bionic Button.

#19 Absulute

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 19:37

My heart says Jenson, but my head says Jenson.

haha lol

Edited by Absulute, 02 April 2012 - 19:38.


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#20 Lights

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 19:44

What do you mean? I'm open to suggestion.

To be fair, when I first saw it there were only 4 options. Now there's more, but nevertheless you can vote for multiple drivers. There can be only one winner.

#21 InfectedPumpkin

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 19:59

Nuttob.

#22 korzeniow

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 20:07

I would go with Raikkonen. Sure he doesn't have the fastest car. But E20 is the most complete package out there on the grid: fast corners, slow corners, straights and top spead, respods very good to setup changes. Few tweeks here and there and the car will be front running.

I won't bet on McLarens which should be obvious choice, but their tyre management sucks in colder conditions. More wet races, more cold races and they are screwed. I don't think Hamilton has the consistency and Button isn't quick enough.

Red Bulls might have a shot but I don't think Webber has it, sure he can mess up at the front but not enough. Vettel will play strategist and will scoring and bringing big point home, but ultimately it won't be enough.

Ferrari won't improve.

#23 ForzaGTR

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 20:23

If Hamilton stays consistent, I think he'll pick up his 2nd WDC. He will need to convert his poles to victories though!

#24 Alfisti

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 20:26

You people picking Kimi need your head read. The car and team are not up to it at all.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 20:28

Right now even though Alonso is leading the standings it would be one of the drivers of the dominant car, the McLaren, who would be the safe bet.

I would choose Button due to his ability to think while he is driving and he keeps his eye on the long game as well. Also from what I have seen so far this season he is the team supported driver. Hamilton has that qually speed and is finishing races by driving conservatively but I think that somehow his inability to cope with real pressure will again be his undoing.

We will see how the season unfolds. It should be an interesting year.

Edited by halifaxf1fan, 02 April 2012 - 20:29.


#26 flyer121

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 20:34

If mclaren screw up with intra team rivalry , there s a real chance for vettel or webber depending on vettels adjustability to ebdless car.
If one of mc laren drivers gets a leap on the other then its over for rbr

Edited by flyer121, 02 April 2012 - 20:36.


#27 korzeniow

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 20:40

You people picking Kimi need your head read. The car and team are not up to it at all.


Not up to it with what?

#28 4MEN

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 20:42

I won't bet on McLarens which should be obvious choice, but their tyre management sucks in colder conditions. More wet races, more cold races and they are screwed. I don't think Hamilton has the consistency and Button isn't quick enough.


Peter Windor on The Flying Lap Ep 63 said that McLaren's problem in colder conditions is a difficult one to solve...

One key element to me is that McLaren drivers taking points each other would ultimately benefit Alonso and Vettel, two clear team nº1.

Edited by 4MEN, 02 April 2012 - 20:47.


#29 BigCHrome

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 20:57

Just being realistic. If anyone but last year first 5 drivers won the championship it would be a HUGE surprise.
Added Räikkönen and Webber...
Anyone else?

My opinion is Alonso. With a POS car he's leading. He has an ability to extract the maximum and usually doesn't make mistakes, he's always there, getting points. That's the reason why I think Button would be the biggest threat (last race was the exception that confirms the rule :)


Alonso is leading only because of a fluke wet race.....

The favorites are Button and Vettel.

#30 Octavian

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 21:16

It's a two horse race between Hamilton and Button, could go either way.

#31 George Costanza

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 21:49

Button will do it.

#32 SirRacer

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 21:52

If Alonso gets a decent car in the next races (3rd best car could be enough), Alonso will win it

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 21:55

It's impossible to tell who ultimately will have the better car between McLaren and Red Bull, so I can't decide between Button and Vettel. Webber would be nice as the underdog in the mix, Hamilton of course possible, but less nice. :)

PS: obviously I'd love to say Alonso, but let's keep it real. Two or so more "surprise" wins is the most I'd expect.

Edited by as65p, 02 April 2012 - 21:56.


#34 jrg19

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 21:57

If the poles keep coming can't look past anyone other than Lewis.

#35 Kubiccia

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 21:58

what's the purpose of multiple options for this?

#36 Tsarwash

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 22:43

There are not going to be that many colder races.

Lewis or Button. Lewis if he has matured enough, as he can be faster than Jensen.

#37 Dunder

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 22:49

WDC Top 4

1) Hamilton (or Button)
2) Button (or Hamilton)
3) Vettel
4) Raikkonen

#38 MP422

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:34

Hamilton.

#39 ViMaMo

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:03

Its a toss between But and Ham.

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#40 Manneken3000

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:09

there's no way Ham will win it, Ham is a real buffon.

#41 Meanbeakin

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:19

Webber, so there can be 7 champions on the grid next year  ;)

#42 fatd

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:40

if mclaren continues its supremacy then it will be button imo. expecting red bull and lotus to close the gap though.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:17

there's no way Ham will win it, Ham is a real buffon.

What is a buffon?

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:30

Like Mclaren for fast cars, we should never underestimate Fernando Alonso for his skills. His advantagd at this point may vanish come Spain, but Ferrari certainly will regain positions on the grid. We never know.

Fernando Alonso 2012 WDC.

( I actually hope Kimi will beat him. )

Edited by One, 03 April 2012 - 07:31.


#45 Richard T

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:57

Voted for Hamilton as long as he and JB not take to many points from each other.
But one thing is for sure, this will be one of the most prestigious WDC crowns in years!

#46 CoolBreeze

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:08

Schumi

#47 Raziel

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:11

What is a buffon?


Buffon :rotfl: :lol:

anyway, it's too early to say..


#48 GotYoubyTheBalls

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:17

With the car they have it really should be one of the Mclaren boys. However stronger drivers in Lesser cars are a real threat.

I expect a fight between Vettel, Alonso and one of the Woking men. Im a Webber fan and im hoping he can be in the mix too.

#49 bub

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:19

Lewis

#50 mlsnoopy

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:24

At these point Hamilton should be the favorit.
He has the best car.
He has been consistent over the past 2 races.
He had a bit of bad luck, but as people say bad luck even itsefl out over a season.
So yes if he continues to drive as he has so far, than he should win th WDC.