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#1 mcjohnson

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 15:13

So, before we know anything, predictions for 2022.

Mine are;

WDC
1: George Russell
2: Lewis Hamilton
3: Lando Norris

WCC
1. Mercedes
2. McLaren
3. Ferrari

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#2 Risil

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 15:17

Thank God, I thought you were asking us to make 123 different predictions. My boring ideas:

 

WDC

1. Max Verstappen

2. Lewis Hamilton

3. George Russell

 

WCC

1. Red Bull

2. Mercedes

3. McLaren

 

I think Red Bull will get this regulation change right. Not sure how close it'll be but my gut tells me Max will win 12-14 races and will have at least one Marquez or Vettel style unbroken streak that will make us question what the point of living is. :p



#3 Loosenut

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 15:25

1. Alonso

2. Ocon

3. Hamilton

 

1. Alpine

2. Mercedes

3. Red Bull

 

Otherwise, el plan goes in la basura :p



#4 Topsu

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 15:30

1. Leclerc

2. Sainz

3. Hamilton

 

1. Ferrari

2. Mercedes

3. Red Bull



#5 FLB

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 15:32

1. Hamilton

2. Verstappen

3. Russell

 

 

1. Mercedes

2. Red Bull

3. Ferrari


Edited by FLB, 16 January 2022 - 15:33.


#6 BRG

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 15:36

  1. Yet another VW-Audi Group to enter F1 rumour is circulated
  2. McLaren 2022 team thread is as toxic as 2021
  3. RCF thread claims that British media are biased


#7 RainyAfterlifeDaylight

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 15:38

1. Max Verstappen
2. Daniel Ricciardo
3. Sergio Perez

1. RedBull
2. McLaren
3. Mercedes

#8 F1Frog

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 15:54

Drivers:

1. Lewis Hamilton

2. George Russell

3. Max Verstappen

 

Teams:

1. Mercedes

2. Ferrari

3. Red Bull


Edited by F1Frog, 16 January 2022 - 15:54.


#9 Ali623

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 16:22

1. Leclerc
2. Sainz
3. Verstappen

1. Ferrari
2. Mercedes
3. Red Bull



#10 ThrottleBlib

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 16:32

1. MAZ

2. OCO

3. STR  



#11 Beri

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 16:32

1) LeClerc
2) Verstappen
3) Sainz

1) Ferrari
2) Red Bull
3) Mercedes

#12 JimmyClark

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 16:39

I'm going to go out on a complete limb. 

 

WDC

1. Sainz

2. Russell

3. LeClerc

 

WCC

1. Ferrari

2. Mercedes

3. Red Bull



#13 cpbell

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 17:04

1.  Verstappen

2.  Hamilton

3.  Leclerc



#14 Anderis

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 17:11

My 123 predictions for 2022:

1. Mazepin will not be the WDC

2. Mazepin will not win a race

3. Haas will not win the WCC

4. The WDC will score more than 50 points

5. The WCC will score more than 50 points

6. Kubica will not win a race

7. No driver will win all 23 races

8. Latifi will not be the WDC

9. There will be at least one DNF during the season

To be continued...



#15 Casey

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 17:14

WDC
1: Max Verstappen
2: Carlos Sainz
3: George Russel

WCC
1. Red Bull
2. Ferrari
3. Mercedes



#16 Sterzo

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 17:20

1. IP Racing

2. Barwell Motorsport

3. S&N Racing

 

Obviously this prediction is for the Anglesey Ford Ka 24 Hour race, on Thursday/Friday 2nd/3rd June.



#17 Dhillon

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 17:32

WDC
1: Max Verstappen
2: George Russell
3: Lewis Hamilton

WCC
1. Mercedes
2. Redbull
3. McLaren

#18 MKSixer

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 18:18

WDC

1: Lewis Hamilton
2: Charles Leclerc
3: Lando Norris

WCC
1. Mercedes
2. Fezza
3. McLaren 

Edited by MKSixer, 16 January 2022 - 18:18.


#19 Squeed

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 18:42

My prediction:

 

Racing drivers will henceforth be known as "racists"

 

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#20 noikeee

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 18:43

1. Lewis Hamilton

2. George Russell

3. Charles Leclerc

 

1. Mercedes

2. Ferrari

3. Red Bull

 

I also predict that I'll predict something entirely different by the end of testing.


Edited by noikeee, 16 January 2022 - 18:44.


#21 HeadFirst

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 19:14

The FIA/F1 will make an abrupt about face on the track limits, and driving standards issues mid-season, resulting in a series of controversial penalties and 1 DQ. The season will end with numerous protests and threats of quitting the series, and the standings in the WDC will read: 1. Hamilton 2. Russell 3. Leclerc.



#22 Squeed

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 19:15

Thank God, I thought you were asking us to make 123 different predictions. My boring ideas:

 

WDC

1. Max Verstappen

2. Lewis Hamilton

3. George Russell

 

WCC

1. Red Bull

2. Mercedes

3. McLaren

 

I think Red Bull will get this regulation change right. Not sure how close it'll be but my gut tells me Max will win 12-14 races and will have at least one Marquez or Vettel style unbroken streak that will make us question what the point of living is. :p

 

Have you read any of the chatter that the Honda engine is down 20+hp due to fitting it to the new configuration (I assume due to cooling problems)?



#23 Risil

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 19:54

No. I don't hear anything unless people start threads about it!

#24 alframsey

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 20:03

WDC
1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Russell

All pretty close come the end of the season.

WCC
1. Merc
2. RBR
3.Ferrari

All pretty boring predictions from me and I’d love to see one of the McLaren boys up there, I’d like to see Leclerc in the mix too.

#25 alframsey

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 20:03

No. I don't hear anything unless people start threads about it!


Ahah made ma laugh because this is pretty much true for me

#26 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 20:07

WDC

1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Leclerc

WCC

1. Mercedes
2. Ferrari
3. Red Bull

#27 Coral

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 20:10

WDC

1. Hamilton

2. Norris

3. Russell

 

WCC

1. Mercedes

2. McLaren

3. Ferrari



#28 as65p

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 20:15

WDC:

1. Hamiltons replacement

2. George Russel

3. Max Verstappen

 

WCC:

1. Mercedes

2. ?

3. ?



#29 Mark1865

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 20:18

WDC
1. Hamilton
2. Russell
3. Sainz

WCC
1. Mercedes
2. Ferrari
3. Alpine

#30 Redaxo

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 20:33

WDC

1. Verstappen

2. Norris

3. Sainz

 

WCC

1. Red Bull

2. Ferrari

3. McLaren



#31 Chick0

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 20:36

1) LeClerc
2) Verstappen
3) Sainz

 

1) Ferrari

2) Red Bull
3) Mercedes



#32 ClubmanGT

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 20:48

1) Saiz

2) LeClerc

3) Hamilton

 

1) Ferrari

2) Mercedes

3) Red Bull



#33 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 20:53

WDC
1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Russell

WCC
1. Merc
2. RB
3. Ferrari

#34 messy

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 21:25

Drivers -

1st Hamilton
2nd Verstappen
3rd Leclerc

Constructors -

1st Mercedes
2nd Red Bull
3rd Ferrari

I think Mercedes will probably have a clear advantage (although I hope not). But I think it’ll take Russell a while to get on terms and I really can’t see anyone other than Lewis and Max taking the top two places. I think if Ferrari get it right, Leclerc will probably get in between the Merc/RB second drivers.

#35 Squeed

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 21:25

No. I don't hear anything unless people start threads about it!

 

Well then here you go Risil!  A new topic for your edification!

 

 

https://forums.autos...ing-tea-leaves/



#36 Ali_G

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 01:03

WDC
1. Sainz
2. LeClerc
3. Verstappen

WCC
1. Ferrari
2. Mercedes
3. Red Bull

#37 jst

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 03:20

Have you read any of the chatter that the Honda engine is down 20+hp due to fitting it to the new configuration (I assume due to cooling problems)?

 

...and you believe it?



#38 Squeed

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 03:31

...and you believe it?

 

a German source is quoting Marko as saying their power is not up to 2021 specs, but it's allegedly due to the switch to E10 fuel.  

Believe it?  I don't take it as fact with just one media outlet reporting it at this time.  But it's certainly a possibility.  

 

Here's a post with the article linked:

https://forums.autos...aves/?p=9758078


Edited by Squeed, 17 January 2022 - 03:32.


#39 PitViperRacing

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 05:30

WDC:

1. Alonso

2. Leclerc

3. Hamilton

 

WCC:

1. Ferrari

2. Alpine

3. Mercedes

 

I have a feeling that Ferrari and Alpine are going to come out strong, having devoted so many resources to 2022. Mercedes will be up there, but the 2021 fight will have cost them a little. Red Bull behind Merc and possibly McLaren, as they put so much into their 2021 campaign.



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#40 AnR

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 07:48

WDC;

 

1. Sainz

2. Verstappen

3. Russell

 

WCC

 

1. Ferrari

2. Red Bull

3. Mercedes

 

unique opportunity for Ferrari when both Merc and Red Bull went for it in 2021

Merc will probably be hindered by winning WCC and losing Petronas, Red Bull hindered by Honda leaving



#41 Requiem84

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 07:52

What is the basis for all these predictions?

 

Nobody has any clue about the competitive order of the cars for 2022. 

 

It's a full reset for 2022 and any results from the past are meaningless for 2022. 



#42 krapmeister

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 08:41

1. MAZ
2. OCO
3. STR


Not sure if serious...

#43 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 09:37

1. Hamilton

2. Verstappen

3. Russell

 

1. Mercedes

2. Redbull

3. Ferrari



#44 Mat13

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 12:10

1. Hamilton
2. Russell
3. Norris

1. Mercedes
2. Ferrari
3. McLaren

#45 P0inters

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 14:46

WDC
1.Leclerc
2.Sainz
3.Hamilton

WCC
1.Ferrari
2.Mercedes
3.Red Bull

#46 Beri

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 14:56

What is the basis for all these predictions?

 

Nobody has any clue about the competitive order of the cars for 2022. 

 

It's a full reset for 2022 and any results from the past are meaningless for 2022. 

 

Do not be a Buzzkill and just chip in your predictions. Let's go!



#47 Aaaarrgghh

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 15:20

WDC

1. Hamilton

2. Russell

3. Verstappen

 

WCC

1. Mercedes

2. Red Bull

3. Ferrari

 

I am an eternal optimist.


Edited by Aaaarrgghh, 17 January 2022 - 21:28.


#48 Bleu

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 15:30

Who else thought by the topic that there would be a total of 123 predictions?



#49 Casey

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 15:50

a German source is quoting Marko as saying their power is not up to 2021 specs, but it's allegedly due to the switch to E10 fuel.  

Believe it?  I don't take it as fact with just one media outlet reporting it at this time.  But it's certainly a possibility.  

 

Here's a post with the article linked:

https://forums.autos...aves/?p=9758078

 

 

Quoting Helmut Marko , really  :lol:



#50 Silverstone96

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 15:53

1. Lewis Hamilton
2. George Russell
3. Charles Leclerc

1. Mercedes
2. Ferrari
3. Alpine