Formula 1 2012 Discuss the season
Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:20 PM
So what are your predictions?
World Driver's Championship: Vettel
World Constructor's Championship: McLaren
Surprise of the year: HRT to compete in all the races
Disappointment of the year: Webber failing to win a race
Race Winners: Vettel / Alonso / Hamilton / Button / Rosberg
Super Crazy Shock Result: Kobayashi to score a podium
Race in which the WDC is won: Korea
Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:39 PM
Lotus may be a factor if they can fix up the front suspension issues they're currently having. They seemed quick before then so we'll see. Mercedes should also take a leap forward and perhaps Schumi will sign on for a few more years.
McLaren is hit or miss. If Hamilton can keep his head on his shoulders he's one of the top 3 fastest drivers in almost any car. If he starts going mental again then it will all be on Button's shoulders again.
I'd like to see Mark Webber win a championship but I don't think the team will give him the focus anymore. Hoping Vettel doesn't walk away with it again but we really won't lnow anything till qualifying March 17th. Eagerly look forward to that date.
Biggest storyline this season will be Caterham. I see them fighting for 7th in the final standings which is a hell of an improvement. They're by far the best new team. HRT and Marrusia just take up space.
World Driver's Championship: Close between Vettel, Hamilton/Button, and possibly Schumi/Rosberg too early to tell with just the practice results.
World Constructor's Championship: Red Bull
Surprise of the year: Caterham
Disappointment of the year: Hamilton going mental or Kimmi
Race Winners: There'll be 8 different race winners
Super Crazy Shock Result: Caterham breaks into Q3 in 3 races
Race in which the WDC is won: Final 2 races.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:22 PM
But their cars suck.
Having the fastest time in the one day of preseason testing doesn't prove anything.
I'm more interested to see if Mercedes or Lotus can compete on a race to race basis with RB McLaren and Ferrari.
I'd also almost bet that Caterham beats out Sauber and possibly Williams this year and falls just shy of Torro Rosso.
I wish it would start already I can't wait.
I live for F1 on the weekends.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:46 PM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:41 AM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:17 PM
Is it next year or did they push that to 2014?
I keep getting confused since they keep making rules then changing them.
I look forward to next season as I've convinced SWMBO that we're going to the NJ/NYC race in June. If they cancel it I'll be crushed. Texas is just too far away.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:37 PM
She loves NYC. I love F1. When I found out they would be together I had no problem convincing her.
Hopefully the cars will still sound like they do now. Will miss that if they don't. At least they went away from turbo 4s that would have been silly.
Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:52 PM
About to go watch the recorded practice now!
Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:29 PM
Vettel seemed to be really fighting the car today.
Will be watching the practice again at 11pm on my phone tonight.
If I were to guess right now I'd have
Webber - Button/Hamilton really to close to call
then Vettel and the other McLaren (top 4 within .350 of each other)
Schumi and Alonso
Kimi and Rosberg
Maldonado and Massa
in the top ten
We'll see tomorrow morning if I'm even close.
I gotta make my GP challenge pics and have no idea yet
This post has been edited by Bigasshammm: 16 March 2012 - 08:30 PM
Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:56 AM
Oh yeah, how about the very end of P2. Kobayashi is NUTS!! I thought for certain he was going into the wall.
Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:07 PM
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:46 PM
Good day for McLaren though I'm happy.
Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:53 PM
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