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#1 mattferg

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:23

As the title describes, list here what you're most looking forward to in the coming F1 season. This could simply be a fact, like a favourite driver finally on the grid, or a possibility of what could happen.

Me personally:

Just F1 being back! <3
Vettel catching Fangio
Hamilton vs. Button, no holds barred.
Possible resurgence of Felipe Massa
A new champion
Hamilton vs. a new teammate
Webber being strong in the second half of the season
Grosjean making it to the end of a race (kidding!)
Just having new drivers on the grid
Caterham vs. Marussia round 2!

Edited by mattferg, 06 March 2013 - 04:24.


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#2 Jimisgod

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:29

Vettel losing.
Alonso WDC.
Bottas being competitive.
Hulkenberg cementing a front running drive.
Ricciardo doing well.
Perez winning races.
Grosjean's contribution to the crash highlights reel.


#3 Watkins74

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:43

Vettel vs. Alonso - The two best drivers will once again engage in battle for the WDC. If Alonso wins he solidifies his status in this era, if Vettel wins he enters legendary status for all-time.

#4 bourbon

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:13

Lights Out!

Everything else is icing.

#5 ChiltonsCats

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:58

seeing anyone other than Red Bull/Vettel winning races/the championships.

#6 KirilVarbanov

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:00

No Red Bull domination, close fight, less stupid crashes, more racing. Pure.

#7 aray

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:20

no RB domination....

#8 Juggles

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:58

Vettel vs. Alonso - The two best drivers will once again engage in battle for the WDC. If Alonso wins he solidifies his status in this era, if Vettel wins he enters legendary status for all-time.


In my opinion Alonso has already solidified his status in this era. Winning the 2013 championship would see him "enter legendary status for all-time."

Also, why would Vettel winning his fourth in a row be such a guarantor of legendary status if his third wasn't? (I assume you think it wasn't as you imply he has not yet entered legendary status)

In my opinion Vettel is not ahead of Alonso in the history stakes just because he has one more championship.

Edited by Juggles, 06 March 2013 - 07:00.


#9 sulgpallur

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:08

Vettel loosing
Hamilton beating Mclaren
Hamilton or Alonso WDC

Edited by sulgpallur, 06 March 2013 - 08:09.


#10 GAZF1nut

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:12

No RBR domination
Seeing how Lewis performs at Mercedes
Hopefully Lewis, Fernando or Kimi WDC.

Edited by GAZF1nut, 06 March 2013 - 08:12.


#11 Watkins74

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:24

In my opinion Vettel is not ahead of Alonso in the history stakes just because he has one more championship.

Congratulations. You just unintentionally answered your own question.

#12 rasul

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:00

Congratulations. You just unintentionally answered your own question.


:up:

Vet is a triple WDC. Like it or not, he's already among the greatest, as far as F1 history is concerned.


What I am looking forward to:
-No Red Bull domination
- a fast Ferrari car
- Massa beating Alonso
- Lewis beating Rosberg and Button
- If Massa can't beat Alonso, and Lewis doesn't have a good enough car to win the title, I want Vettel and Alonso fighting for the WDC and Vettel win his 4th title by overtaking Alonso in the last turn of the last race and then listen to Alonso's radio. :lol: There would be some epic fallout.

#13 Markn93

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:24

Congratulations. You just unintentionally answered your own question.

Sorry for OT but lol. Its not as simple as WDCs won. By that logic you think Vettel is as good as Senna and better than Gilles, correct?

#14 sportingcp

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:36

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#15 darkkis

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:44

- Bottas succeeding.
- Massa beating Alonso
- Räikkönen contending for the title
- Vettel or Räikkönen for the title
- Loads of gorgeous crashes by the backmarker rookies.;)

Edited by darkkis, 06 March 2013 - 10:44.


#16 Owen

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:58

Vettel and Red Bull being challenged. Hope I get it. :well:

#17 saudoso

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:04

That it starts soon!

#18 beqa16v

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:07

Whether Lotus will be properly competitive
Hamilton vs Rosberg
How wil Hulkenberg perform?
Bottas vs Maldonado
Will Perez Coulthardize Button or fade himself?
Will team really support Massa and how will he do

#19 Alx09

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:08

- Webber and Massa come back strong
- Top 5 teams being very close to each other
- No RB domination (I hope)
- Lewis in Merc and all the aspects that come with that
- Seeing how all the rookies perform
- Seeing what cars are actually good
- Lewis WDC (can dream right?)

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#20 ChiltonsCats

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:08

Vettel and Red Bull being challenged. Hope I get it. :well:


so do 99% of all F1 fans...

#21 eronrules

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:13

As the title describes, list here what you're most looking forward to in the coming F1 season. This could simply be a fact, like a favourite driver finally on the grid, or a possibility of what could happen.

Me personally:

Just F1 being back! <3
Vettel catching Fangio
Hamilton vs. Button, no holds barred.
Possible resurgence of Felipe Massa
A new champion
Hamilton vs. a new teammate
Webber being strong in the second half of the season
Grosjean making it to the end of a race (kidding!)
Just having new drivers on the grid
Caterham vs. Marussia round 2!


aren't those two statements mutually exclusive :kiss:

for me ....

Hamilton vs Mclaren :smoking:
KImi in title hunt ... stealthily :cool:
webber falling in a spiral of mediocrity and deciding to call it days. (kimi to RBR);)
Vettel's march toward supremacy :(
Alonso to shut up and do the job. :o

Edited by eronrules, 06 March 2013 - 12:05.


#22 UPRC

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:16

I just want to see the titles won by someone other than Red Bull and Vettel. No offense to them, but it gets dull when it's always the same driver and team winning.

#23 Velocifer

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:28

Looking forward to: Another season with stable regs to get a close field where driver and team skill on track matters and not just pre season car innovations/developments.

Not looking forward to: Another season with poor and arbitrary stewarding..


#24 NotSoSilentBob

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:46

Webber pulling his finger out and challenging Vettel consistently, and winning the title.

Hamilton showing just what a pretender Rosberg really is.

Massa having a strong year.

Ricciardo making it awfully hard for Red Bull to deny him a top team seat.

Bottas proving a match for Maldo once the circus returns to Europe.

Marussia beating Caterham, and Tony Fernandez subsequently putting his money pit on the block for sale. Honda buying the entry.

#25 joshb

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:53

Vettel making it 4 in a row
Helmut Marko's random rants
Hamilton at Mercedes
Massa (hopefully) getting close to Alonso
Tailend battle
Hulk at Sauber
Perez at Mclaren
Maldonado v Bottas


#26 HoldenRT

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:54

The closeness of the grid. Interesting race strategies.. instead of 1 stoppers but without lottery results. And Hamilton in Mercedes against Rosberg and the rest of the field. And Perez at McLaren in terms of how he manages tyre wear and how he compares against Button.

#27 joshb

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:58

I just want to see the titles won by someone other than Red Bull and Vettel. No offense to them, but it gets dull when it's always the same driver and team winning.


not if your favourite wins though i bet

#28 fatd

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:12

I'll be keen on seeing how this year's rookies will perform, and how their respective performance compares to each other & the rest of the field.
Same goes with driver who switches team, particularly Hamilton, Perez, and Hulkenberg. The new "teammate battle" for me will be one of the most exciting thing to look forward to in 2013 :D
For the championship... as long as the races are not borefest any result is fine by me. Of course a favorable result for my favorite driver is the one I'll look forward to more :D

#29 Superbar

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:19

"Looking forward to" implies that I would somehow know what will happen. What I hope will happen is:

- The final battle for the WDC to be settled between Massa and Räikkönen. No matter who wins, it would be beautiful.
- It will be a close season with many different winners, keeping things interesting 'till the end.
- Kobayashi gets a contract to return to F1 in '14 with one of the big teams, or even sooner.


#30 Coral

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:24

Lewis Hamilton WDC :)
Hamilton vs Rosberg at Mercedes
Perez beating Button at McLaren
No Red Bull domination
Unpredictable races
Massa and Webber (finally) retiring

#31 pizzalover

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:29

I'd like to see Red Bull DOMINATE every single race. And Ferrari not make it to a single Q3 and not finish in the points. EVER.

#32 kosmos

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:45

I'd like to see Red Bull DOMINATE every single race. And Ferrari not make it to a single Q3 and not finish in the points. EVER.


I'm looking forward to not read stuff like this. Nonsensical hate.

Edited by kosmos, 06 March 2013 - 12:45.


#33 SealTheDiffuser

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:47

1st :wave: race. :wave:

#34 Spillage

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:48

Looking forward to my pulse quickening and that incredible moment when the cars line up on the grid, the lights come on and the engines start to rev. There's nothing in the world quite like it.

#35 undersquare

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:49

I can't wait to see how the Merc is.

I'd love to see the main fight being between Lewis and Kimi.
A year free of The Finger :lol:
Grosjean having a good year, he is such a nice guy.


#36 Longtimefan

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 13:27

Good racing
Hoping that Merc DNF every race :p
Seeing Perez doing a 'Heikki' at McLaren
Hoping Ferrari, McLaren or Lotus can take on the RB's.
Spectacular incidents and crashes (as long as no one is hurt)
Sauber realising they should have kept Kamui
Massa showing some balls and not caving to Fred from race 1.


#37 Les

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 13:29

Whether Lotus will be properly competitive
Hamilton vs Rosberg
How wil Hulkenberg perform?
Bottas vs Maldonado
Will Perez Coulthardize Button or fade himself?
Will team really support Massa and how will he do


Coulthardize :lol: Love it.

#38 ToXiCiTy

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 13:34

Close racing. 5 way fight for the WDC between Kimi,Seb,Fernando,Lewis and Jenson. Hoping the tires wont be the deciding factor in a championship.

#39 ZuTiMa

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 13:57

What am I most looking forward to?

a Competitive Ferrari
a RBR that's not 0.5sec or more quicker than most
Alonso winning his 3rd WDC
Ferrari winning the WCC
New Team mate fights Perez vs Button....... Hamilton vs Rosberg .......Sutil vs di Resta.... and Hulkenberg vs Estaban
a Close season that gets decided in the last race
Alonso vs Vettel vs Kimi vs Lewis



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#40 Smile17

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 14:29

Drama please

#41 Clatter

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 14:49

A hot Silverstone weekend. I'm bored of sitting around in the cold and wet.

#42 UPRC

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 15:00

not if your favourite wins though i bet

No, I was just as bored when Schumacher, my favourite driver of all time, was endlessly winning as well. Sorry to disappoint. :)

It's nice at first when it's your favourite, but racing needs excitement.

Edited by UPRC, 06 March 2013 - 15:01.


#43 SR388

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 15:22

Hamilton to show his final form
Button to be put in the shade
McLaren to be put in the shade
RBR be the worst car since the first jaguar
Adrian Newey retires
Vettel gets bored with racing and retires
RBR decides to focus on building touring cars and stops their F1 program
Mark Webber gets a ride at Ferrari
Lewis wins every race
Ron Dennis and Martin Whitmarsh cry while in an embrace because they realize they were wrong

#44 rasul

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 15:35

No, I was just as bored when Schumacher, my favourite driver of all time, was endlessly winning as well. Sorry to disappoint. :)

It's nice at first when it's your favourite, but racing needs excitement.

I think there was plenty of excitement in 2012. If another driver won, it wouldn't have made the season any more exciting than it was. It's not like Red Bull was dominating 2011-style. They weren't even the fastest. Personally, I enjoyed the 2012 season immensely, and if 2013 will be as exciting, it won't bother me if Vettel wins again. And it shouldn't bother anyone if they care only about the "excitement" and not their favorite drivers.  ;)

#45 NotSoSilentBob

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 15:47

A hot Silverstone weekend. I'm bored of sitting around in the cold and wet.


Travel abroad then. Weather's generally nice & hot Down Under!

#46 Arion

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 16:15

I think there was plenty of excitement in 2012. If another driver won, it wouldn't have made the season any more exciting than it was. It's not like Red Bull was dominating 2011-style. They weren't even the fastest. Personally, I enjoyed the 2012 season immensely, and if 2013 will be as exciting, it won't bother me if Vettel wins again. And it shouldn't bother anyone if they care only about the "excitement" and not their favorite drivers. ;)


I think the the only people who were not bored of the Ferrari-Schumarcher hegemony were tifosi, if you're not a RBR/Vettel/Newey fan, it's pretty hard not to feel bored after the last 3 seasons....



#47 Clatter

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 16:41

I think the the only people who were not bored of the Ferrari-Schumarcher hegemony were tifosi, if you're not a RBR/Vettel/Newey fan, it's pretty hard not to feel bored after the last 3 seasons....


Why?

RB & Co may have won the championships but the racing has still been damn good. It's not like the Schumacher years where the car was often head and shoulders above the others and there was no real competition.

#48 BillBald

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 16:47

Hamilton to show his final form
Button to be put in the shade
McLaren to be put in the shade
RBR be the worst car since the first jaguar
Adrian Newey retires
Vettel gets bored with racing and retires
RBR decides to focus on building touring cars and stops their F1 program
Mark Webber gets a ride at Ferrari
Lewis wins every race
Ron Dennis and Martin Whitmarsh cry while in an embrace because they realize they were wrong


You're looking forward to having lots of dreams?  ;)

#49 Arion

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 16:50

Why?

RB & Co may have won the championships but the racing has still been damn good. It's not like the Schumacher years where the car was often head and shoulders above the others and there was no real competition.


It still gets predictable, like people are already saying RBR will be the car to beat again. There were people who're bored of the Ferrari-McLaren rivalry even though competition was close, people just want to see different teams in the mix



#50 SR388

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 16:53

You're looking forward to having lots of dreams? ;)



If these things happened in my dreams I would never wake up.