Friday, March 8, 2013

Predictions for Formula 1 2013

2012 Australian Grand Prix
We are exactly one week away from the start of the 2013 Formula 1 season and all bets are on. 2012 was a cracker of a season with us having seven different winners for the first seven races. Couple this with the big move of Hamilton to Mercedes and our expectations of the 2013 Formula 1 season are pretty high. 

Preseason testing has given us insights into which team is where in terms of lap times, but the ambiguity of fuel loads and teams testing schedules means that everything is still up in the air.


As part of its black box insurance comparison service, Moneysupermarket.com is aiming to recognise outstanding driving talent and has therefore asked respected and recognised online motor sport experts to predict the likely outcome of the upcoming season. Below are the results of the survey.

Q. Who will win the 2013 Drivers Championship?
Image courtesy Scuderia Ferrari
Fernando Alonso - 55.3% 
Sebastian Vettel - 26.3% 
Jenson Button - 10.5%
Kimi Raikkonen - 5.3%
Felipe Massa - 2.6% 

Q. Which team will be crowned 2013 Constructors Champions?
Red bull - 66.7%
Ferrari - 17.9%
McLaren - 10.3%
Lotus 5.1%
Image courtesy Red Bull Racing

Q. Who will be the most improved driver of 2013?
Romain Grosjean - 35.9%
Sergio Perez - 20.5%
Felipe Massa - 10.3%
Valterri Bottas - 7.7%
Nico Hulkenberg - 7.7%
Lewis Hamilton - 5.1%
Kimi Raikkonen - 5.1%
Pastor Maldonado - 5.1%
Paul Di Resta - 2.6%

Image courtesy Mercedes AMG Petronas
Q. Who will be the most improved team of 2013?
Mercedes - 23.7%
Williams - 18.4%
Sauber - 15.8%
Toro Rosso - 13.2%
Lotus - 13.2%
Caterham - 7.9%
Marussia - 5.3%
Force India - 2.6%

Q. Team Mate vs Team Mate
Vettel 97% - Webber 3%
Image courtesy Lotus F1
Alonso 97% - Massa 3%
Button 75% - Perez 25%
Raikkonen 97% - Grosjean 3%
Hamilton 81% - Rosberg 19%
Hulkenberg 100% - Gutierrez 0%
Di Resta 75% - Sutil 25%
Maldonado 50% - Bottas 50%
Ricciardo 56% - Vergne 44%
Pic 78% - Van De Garde 22%
*Chilton 41% - Razia 59%
(Poll was taken before Razia was ousted from Marussia. We believe the odds will be in favour of Bianchi and against Chilton)

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