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#1 olliek88

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:54

Probably way too early for this and there's a lot of guess work involved since we have so little information about everyone's performance but since a) i am a little bored on a Sunday morning and b) i can't wait for the start for the start of the season i wondered how the grid would stack up and what the general consensus from everyone else is.

Here's my prediction -

1 - Vettel
2 - Grosjean
3 - Raikkonen
4 - Webber
5 - Button
6 - Alonso
7 - Rosberg
8 - Hamilton
9 - Maldonado
10 - Hulkenberg
11 - Perez
12 - Bottas
13 - Massa
14 - Di Resta
15 - Sutil (presuming he gets the drive)
16 - Ricciardo
17 - Gutierrez
18 - Verge
19 - Pic
20 - Van Der Garde
21 - Chilton
22 - Razia

Right, i wonder just how wrong i'll be...

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#2 Topsu

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:08

1. Alonso
2. Vettel
3. Grosjean
4. Webber
5. Massa
6. Räikkönen
7. Button
8. Maldonado
9. Hamilton
10. Bottas
11. Perez
12. Rosberg




#3 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:13

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#4 Brandz07

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:34

1. Vettel
2. Raikkonen
3. Alonso
4. Button
5. Grosjean
6. Webber
7. Hamilton
8. Perez
9. Maldonado
10. Rosberg

#5 study

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:38

1 - Vettel
2 - Alonso
3 - Webber
4 - Button
5 - Hamilton
6 - Raikkonen
7 - Perez
8 - Massa
9 - Rosberg
10 - Grosjean


#6 SpartanChas

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:39

Vettel
Button
Alonso
Perez
Grosjean
Raikkonen
Webber
Massa
Hamilton
Rosberg
Di Resta
Hülkenberg
Mystery FI driver
Maldonado
Gutierrez
Vergne
Bottas
Ricciardo
Pic
Vd garde
Razia
Chilton

#7 aray

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:42

Button
Alonso
Vettel
Lewis
Kimi

or these five WDC in any other order...

Edited by aray, 24 February 2013 - 12:43.


#8 Masenco

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:42

1. Vettel
2. Button
3. Kimi
4. Hamilton
5. Grosjean
6. Webber
7. Rosberg
8. Perez

Gosh Q3 is gonna be immense!

#9 mclarennut

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:44

Q3

1. Button
2. Raikkonen
3. Perez
4. Alonso
5. Vettel
6. Grosjean
7. Hamilton
8. Webber
9. Maldonado
10. Rosberg


Race Result

1. Button
2. Raikkonen
3. Vettel

#10 Wander

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:45

This is definitely a bets & games kind of thing. Making predictions is more fun when there's a competition based around it!

#11 Kerch

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:48

1. Vettel
2. Alonso
3. Webber
4. Button
5. Raikkonen
6. Grosjean
7. Perez
8. Massa
9. Hamilton
10. Hulkenberg

#12 mattferg

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:54

Vettel
Button
Webber
Alonso
Perez
Raikonnen
Grosjean
Massa
Hamilton
Rosberg
Hulkenburg
Maldonado
Di Resta
Bianchi
JEV
Gutierrez
Riccardo
Bottas
Pic
Van De Garde
Razia
Chilton

#13 mclarennut

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:54

Maybe Autosports should set a fantasy league up.

You select each race Q3 top ten and the race top ten, after the race you get given points, top of the chart each month wins a prize and top ten year end gets a bigger prize, tickets to one of the races would be nice :clap: . copyright 2013 by me :)

Oh its already has been done :( anyway Autosports has many followers, they would be mad not to have one themselves.

Edited by mclarennut, 24 February 2013 - 12:57.


#14 lbennie

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:56

1 Webber
2 Vettel
3 Button
4 Alonso
5 Grosjean
6 Raikkonen
7 Massa
8 Perez
9 Rosberg
10 Hamilton

#15 Juan Kerr

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:59

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Button
4. Massa
5. Vettel
6. Alonso
7. Raikkonen
8. Webber
9. Grosjean
10. Perez
11. Bianchi (Sutil)
12. Hulkenberg
13. Ricciardo
14. Maldonado
15. Vergne
16. di Resta
17. BOTTAS
18. Gutierrez
19. Pic
20. Bianchi
21. van der Garde
22. Chilton

I've had to adjust because of new driver swaps.

Edited by Juan Kerr, 02 March 2013 - 13:51.


#16 Cascade

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 13:17

Mhm. Kays.
  • Grosjean
  • Button
  • Räikkönen
  • Vettel
  • Alonso
  • Massa
  • Rosberg
  • Webber
  • Hamilton
  • Perez
  • Hülkenberg
  • Maldonado
  • Sutil
  • Bottas
  • DiResta
  • Gutierrez
  • Ricciardo
  • Vergne
  • Pic
  • Van Der Garde
  • Razia
  • Chilton
Grosjean then goes on to dominate the race!

#17 Rosberg

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 13:22

1. Vettel
2. Button
3. Grosjean
4. Webber
5. Alonso
6. Perez
7. Hamilton
8. Maldonado
9. Raikkonen
10. Massa
11. Hulkenberg
12. Rosberg
13. Bottas
14. Ricciardo
15. Di Resta
16. Vergne
17. Bianchi
18. Gutierrez
19. Pic
20. Van Der Garde
21. Chilton
22. Razia

I expect to be completely wrong!

#18 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 13:38

Probably something like this.

1. Vettel
2. Button
3. Webber
4. Grosjean
5. Alonso
6. Massa
7. Pérez
8. Hamilton
9. Maldonado
10. Raikkonen
11. Rosberg
12. Hulkenberg
13. Sutil
14. Bottas
15. Di Resta
16. Gutierrez
17. Vergne
18. Ricciardo
19. Razia
20. Chilton
21. Van der Garde
22. Pic

#19 Longtimefan

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 13:50

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Button
4. Massa
5. Vettel
6. Alonso
7. Raikkonen
8. Webber
9. Grosjean
10. Perez
11. Bianchi
12. Hulkenberg
13. Ricciardo
14. Maldonado
15. Vergne
16. di Resta
17. BOTTAS
18. Gutierrez
19. Pic
20. van der Garde
21. Chilton
22. Razia


:lol: @ 1-2


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#20 CrashPad

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 13:50

1. Alonso
2. Webber
3. Raikkonen
4. Vettel
5. Grosjean
6. Rosberg
7. Hamilton
8. Button
9. Massa
10. Perez
11. Maldonado
12. Hulkenberg
13. Bottas
14. Di Resta
15. Gutierrez
16. Vergne
17. Ricciardo
18. Sutil
19. Bianchi
20. Van Der Garde
21. Pic
22. Chilton

Edited for Sutil&Bianchi

Edited by CrashPad, 03 March 2013 - 18:13.


#21 TFLB

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 15:08

Not sure why people are predicting Button to do so well, don't you remember how awful he was at times last year? Anyway, here's my top 10:

Alonso
Grosjean
Massa
Vettel
Maldonado
Raikkonen
Perez
Hulkenberg
Bottas
Gutierrez

#22 darkkis

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 15:19

1. Vettel
2. Button
3. Webber
4. Räikkönen
5. Perez
6. Massa
7. Alonso
8. Hülkenberg
9. Bottas
10. Grosjean

I went with a little unsual one. ;)

#23 Jimisgod

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 15:23

1 - Vettel
2 - Button
3 - Alonso
4 - Perez
5 - Raikkonen
6 - Hamilton
7 - Webber
8 - Rosberg
9 - Massa
10 - Maldonado
11 - Hulkenberg
12 - Bottas
13 - Grosjean
14 - Di Resta
15 - Ricciardo
16 - Sutil (presuming he gets the drive)
17 - Gutierrez
18 - Vergne
19 - Pic
20 - Van Der Garde
21 - Chilton
22 - Razia

Grosjean wipes out a bunch of cars at first corner. Yakety sax plays.

Edited by Jimisgod, 24 February 2013 - 15:24.


#24 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 15:27

Why does nearly everyone put the Caterham boys above the Marussia's? If we look at testing so far, Marussia looks to be the better of the two.

#25 micktosin

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 15:31

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Button
4. Massa
5. Vettel
6. Alonso
7. Raikkonen
8. Webber
9. Grosjean
10. Perez
11. Bianchi
12. Hulkenberg
13. Ricciardo
14. Maldonado
15. Vergne
16. di Resta
17. BOTTAS
18. Gutierrez
19. Pic
20. van der Garde
21. Chilton
22. Razia


Interesting choice u have there.

#26 ruby soho

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 15:39

1.Vettel
2.Raikkonen
3.Perez
4.Alonso
5.Grosjean
6.Webber
7.Rosberg
8.Hamilton
9.Button
10.Massa
11.Bottas
12.Hulkenberg
13.Maldonado
14.Di Resta
15.Verge
16.Ricciardo
17.Biachi
18.Guetirraz
19.Pic
20.Van Der Garde
21.Razia
22.Chilton




#27 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 15:41

1 - Vettel
2 - Alonso
3 - Perez
4 - Raikkonen
5 - Button
6 - Massa
7 - Webber
8 - Hamilton
9 - Hulkenberg
10 - Grosjean

Edited by ConsiderAndGo, 24 February 2013 - 15:41.


#28 Juan Kerr

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 15:53

:lol: @ 1-2

It's very circumstantially influenced and there's a lot of educated guesswork but then again I did win guess the grid in 2008 how about yourself? Obviously you weren't watching the beginning of last season either??

#29 ryan86

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 15:59

1. Grosjean
2. Alonso
3. Vettel
4. Massa
5. Hamilton
6. Button
7. Raikkonen
8. Webber
9. Rosberg
10. Hulkenberg
11. Perez
12. Maldonado
13. di Resta
14. Ricciardo
*. Sutil
15. Vergne
16. Bottas
17. Gutierrez
*. Bianchi
19. Pic
20. Razia
21. Chilton
22. van der Garde

#30 Markn93

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:00

It's very circumstantially influenced and there's a lot of educated guesswork but then again I did win guess the grid in 2008 how about yourself? Obviously you weren't watching the beginning of last season either??

Isn't it odd how your guess is laughed at over and above those who don't include either Merc in the top 10? :rolleyes:

#31 mclarennut

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:05

Not sure why people are predicting Button to do so well, don't you remember how awful he was at times last year? Anyway, here's my top 10:


Yeah he is awful at the Australian GP :rotfl:


#32 jannyg

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:16

When trying to arrange the grid it actually dawned on me how close the grid could possibly be. The top ten is extremely difficult to pick with so many top drivers split into different cars!!!

Here is mine:

1 - Vettel
2 - Grosjean
3 - Webber
4 - Alonso
5 - Button
6 - Raikkonen
7 - Perez
8 - Massa
9 - Maldonado
10 - Hamilton
11 - Hulkenberg
12 - Rosberg
13 - Bottas
14 - Di Resta
15 - Gutierrez
16 - Ricciardo
17 - Vergne
18 - Sutil
19 - Van Der Garde
20 - Pic
21 - Chilton
22 - Razia



#33 AM14

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:51

I'm probably going to be completely wrong here, but here are my predictions for Melbourne.
1) Vettel
2) Grosjean
3) Raikkonen
4) Button
5) Webber
6) Alonso
7) Perez
8) Hamilton
9) Massa
10) Hulkenberg
11) Maldonado
12) Rosberg
13) di Resta
14) Bottas
15) Ricciardo
16) Gutierrez
17) Sutil/Bianchi
18) Vergne
19) Pic
20) Chilton
21) Van der Garde
22) Razia

#34 BernieEc

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 17:53

I know its a little off topic, but not sure where exactly to post this.

Since HRT are gone and no longer part of Formula 1, is qualifying going to change or basically stay the same?

Will we have 7 drivers getting knocked out in the Q1 or will it be only 5. Will the FIA be keeping the top 17 drivers from Q1 to go on to Q2.

So now you're going to have a much higher chance of one of the older teams also getting knocked out in Q1

#35 Brawn BGP 001

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 17:54

I know its a little off topic, but not sure where exactly to post this.

Since HRT are gone and no longer part of Formula 1, is qualifying going to change or basically stay the same?

Will we have 7 drivers getting knocked out in the Q1 or will it be only 5. Will the FIA be keeping the top 17 drivers from Q1 to go on to Q2.

So now you're going to have a much higher chance of one of the older teams also getting knocked out in Q1

Will be 22-16-10 like it was in 07.

#36 Seanspeed

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 18:00

It's very circumstantially influenced and there's a lot of educated guesswork but then again I did win guess the grid in 2008 how about yourself? Obviously you weren't watching the beginning of last season either??

Congrats on guessing something right 5 years ago.

So now you're going to have a much higher chance of one of the older teams also getting knocked out in Q1

Yup. Should make Q1 a lot more interesting.

#37 mastermind

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 18:04

1. Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Alonso
4. Button
5. Rosberg
6. Massa
7. Räikkönen
8. Perez
9. Webber
10. Grosjean
11. Hülkenberg
12. Bottas
13. Maldonado
14. Di Resta
15. Gutierrez
16. Ricciardo
17. Sutil/Bianchi
18. Vergne
19. Pic
20. van der Garde
21. Chilton
22. Razia

#38 BernieEc

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 18:05

Yup. Should make Q1 a lot more interesting.


Certainly does. Especially tyre choices. have that luxury of using the harder compound knowing the back benchers can't threaten their laptimes. we might see quite a few top teams strapping on the softer compound in Q1. this will no doubt have a cascading effect on race weekends

#39 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 18:06

why you guys hate us? :p front row locked for the Willies I say.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 18:17

I think McLaren and Red Bull have the fastest cars, but it shouldn't be a big gap to the next team up, and it's probably going to be close between Lotus, Ferrari and Mercedes.

1. Button
2. Vettel
3. Webber
4. Perez
5. Grosjean
6. Alonso
7. Räikkönen
8. Hamilton
9. Rosberg
10. Hülkenberg


#41 carlb5253

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 18:21

Vettel
Alonso
Button
Hamilton
Webber
Massa
Rosberg
Perez
Raikkonen
Grosjean

#42 Shiroo

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 18:24

Webber
Grosjean
Raikkonen
Vettel
Alonso
Hamilton
Button
Perez
Rosberg
Massa


#43 study

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 18:29

I think they'll be one or two shocks.

#44 Juan Kerr

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 18:33

Congrats on guessing something right 5 years ago.


Yup. Should make Q1 a lot more interesting.

Judgement is judgement, you sound like you assume I've bothered since. The point is if you know anything about guessing grids, it's never what you think it's gonna be. The Australian track is very very different to Barcelona and Jerez.

#45 ForzaGTR

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 18:51

Vettel
Alonso
Button
Kimi
Webber
Hamilton
Perez
Rosberg
Massa
Grosjean


#46 discover23

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 18:55

Easier to predict and get right the first 5 rows than the entire grid.

Vettel
Button
Alonso
Gorsjean
Massa
Kimi
Webber
Rosberg
Perez
Lewis

#47 olliek88

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 19:58

Isn't it odd how your guess is laughed at over and above those who don't include either Merc in the top 10? :rolleyes:


To be honest though, when was the last time Merc had a 1-2 in qualy and when was the last time both qualified outside the top 10, or came very close to at least?

#48 EvanRainer

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 20:01

I'm sorry but LMAO at all the people thinking Perez is going to be nowhere in qualifying. If McLaren has a a top car he'll be top two rows.

Or well, not thinking he'll be nowhere, that's what the agenda says.

#49 Mc_Silver

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 20:05

1. Button
2. Vettel
3. Perez
4. Raikkonen
5. Webber
6. Alonso
7. Grosjean
8. Rosberg
9. Hamilton
10. Massa

Edited by Mc_Silver, 24 February 2013 - 20:07.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 20:16

Here's an average of all the testing positions so far, which I have done 1 to 22, I shall take this as my prediction.  ;)

1 - Raikkonen (Lotus)
2 - Vettel (Red Bull)
3 - Alonso (Ferrari)
4 - Rosberg (Mercedes)
5 - Button (McLaren)
6 - Grosjean (Lotus)
7 - Hamilton (Mercedes)
8 - number 2 driver (Force India)
9 - Ricciardo (Toro Rosso)
10 - Massa (Ferrari)
11 - Perez (McLaren)
12 - Webber (Red Bull)
13 - Hulkenberg (Sauber)
14 - Vergne (Toro Rosso)
15 - Gutierrez (Sauber)
16 - Maldonado (Williams)
17 - Bottas (Williams)
18 - di Resta (Force India)
19 - vd Garde (Caterham)
20 - Chilton (Marussia)
21 - Pic (Caterham)
22 - Razia (Marussia)