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Race Predictions

Post  Trigger on Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:54 pm

Bahrain Grand Prix - 14th March

Come on then lets see who can best predict the results of the first race for 2010. This will undoubtedly be the most difficult to foresee, so top marks to the winner! Here's my top 3 and just as important, the Lotus result;

1st; Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
2nd; Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
3rd; Michael Schumacher (Mercedes)

12th; Heikki Kovalainen (Lotus)
14th; Jarno Trulli (Lotus)
being conservative for good luck

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Re: Race Predictions

Post  tashuka on Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:15 pm

my prediction.....

1st; Massa
2nd; Button
3rd; Vettel

9th; Heikki Kovalainen (Lotus)
11th; Jarno Trulli (Lotus)

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Re: Race Predictions

Post  TimS on Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:04 pm

I'm going for:

1. Lewis Hamilton
2. Alonso
3. Vettel.

11. Heikki
14. Trulli.

(maybe CAM 19th at Brands Hatch....new car, wrong colour gloves etc) ! !

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Last edited by TimS on Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:04 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Massa's first race since accident!)
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Re: Race Predictions

Post  Mattwatts on Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:17 pm

I'm with Trigger

1st; Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
2nd; Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
3rd; Michael Schumacher (Mercedes)

12th; Heikki Kovalainen (Lotus)
14th; Jarno Trulli (Lotus)

Is the friday practice shown on the TV or web any where ?
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Re: Race Predictions

Post  the83man on Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:54 am

This is worse than playing the lottery. I think the 'no refuelling' rule will throw a few spanners. Race length testing proved that the laptimes will vary hugely hroughout the race and it will be so easy for the set up to be wrong at either end of the spectrum of fuel and weight. I think even the 'top four' teams will need some luck in getting this right first time out in race conditions. Also it will be so easy to flat spot a tyre with such heavy cars etc etc etc. As for the Lotus, it was still about 4-5 seconds off the pace at the Barcelona tests but was showing good reliability. They said thay had some good data, knew which direction to move te set and have had a bit of time to implement those changes - let's hope so. I think Jarno is better able to drive the car over a wide range of conditions/settings but Heikki could be quicker if everything is perfect. So they could well luck a double finish in the first race which would be amazing. Assuming a clear run when others have problems could leave them quite high up......

So heres' my guess:

1. Hamilton
2. Alonso
3. Button

9. Jarno Trulli (very optimistic!)
12. Heikki Kovalainen
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Re: Race Predictions

Post  peter520 on Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:15 am

Wow such faith in New lotus.
My guess is ( usually miles out, I think I came last in the F1 game)

Pole - Hamilton

1st Button( deja vu)
2nd Vettel
3rd Webber.

and Lotus - any result would be great - it's the Cosworth power output which worries me!

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Re: Race Predictions

Post  Atthelimit on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:24 am

My two penneth is;

Alonso
Hamilton
Massa

Trulli 17th
Heikki DNF
Ouch!
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Re: Race Predictions

Post  tashuka on Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:54 pm

15th and 17th for lotus, so get in!

as for the result

Alonso
Massa
Hamilton

so no one got it spot on, but the closest was Atthelimit

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Post  Trigger on Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:58 pm

tashuka wrote:
so no one got it spot on, but the closest was Atthelimit
Well done Kim ... got the podium finishers spot on and nearly the order. Also not far off with the Lotus result either!

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Race Predictions for Austrailia

Post  Atthelimit on Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:02 pm

My Austrailian Grand Prix predictions are:

1 Vettel
2 Alonso
3 Webber

Lotus
17th Heikki
19th Trulli
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Post  Trigger on Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:04 pm

Here's mine. Still think Ferrari will be the team on top for Australia.
1. Alonso (Ferrari)
2. Vettel (Red Bull)
3. Massa (Ferrari)

15. Heikki (Lotus)
17. Trulli (Lotus)

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Re: Race Predictions

Post  TimS on Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:05 am

I'm going for:

1st. Vettel
2nd. Hamilton
3rd. Alonso

12th Heikki
15th Trulli

Lets hope there's more action than Bahrain...I don't want to fall asleep again

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Re: Race Predictions

Post  tashuka on Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:05 am

right i'm going with

1. Felipe Massa
2. Michael Schumacher
3. Fernando Alonso

Lotus in 14th- Heikki Kovalainen
and a struggle for 17th for Jarno Trulli

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Well done Tash

Post  Atthelimit on Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:34 am

Tash wins the second race!

All her drivers scored points, 28 in ALL, chris close with 27!

Tash also closest to Heikki who finished 13th.

Well done!

Me, LAST, hero to zero.

I am going to have to think hard for predictions for the next race, 1 week to go, Malaysia is it monsoon season?
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Re: Race Predictions

Post  peter520 on Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:21 pm

Well done Tash
not a bad result for lotus either.
I should have repeated my first prediction, they were all in the frame.
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Post  Trigger on Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:36 am

Malaysian Grand Prix

1st; Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
2nd; Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
3rd; Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)

12th; Heikki Kovalainen (Lotus)
13th; Jarno Trulli (Lotus)
3rd time lucky for Vettel?

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Re: Race Predictions

Post  Atthelimit on Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:21 am

Malaysia

Difficult to call as it could well rain again which can really throw a spanner in the wheel as we saw at Australia. Makes for good tele though.

So my order is :

Alonso
Vettel
Webber

I don't think the McLarens have the outright speed yet.

Trulli 18Th
Heikki 19th

I think Barcelona where lots of teams will have major upgrades could be a turning point, Lotus have lots of upgrades for then and I hope it brings them a bit more speed.
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Re: Race Predictions

Post  TimS on Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:18 am

Good job I haven't put any money on it so far, but at least I thoroughly enjoyed Australia, unlike Bahrain where I would have been better off buying a tin of Dulux and watching it dry! ...and yes they can overtake if they want to.

Here's mine for Malaysia:

1st. Vettel
2nd. Button
3rd. Alonso

11th. Heikki
14th. Trulli

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Re: Race Predictions

Post  GrumpyBodger on Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:19 pm

I couldn't agree more Tim, although Melbourne has not been one of the Races that I usually enjoy that one was good.
I wonder how all of the Engines will get on during their 3rd Race? Interesting times!
It was a shame about Vettel, he's certainly driving well.
Of course I was very pleased that Jenson won, one up for the West Country & I expect he can afford a pint of Scrumpy now regardless of the price increase.

Oh, try Water based Acrylic it dries very quickly; it'll give you time to hear the Grass grow, which is what I'm doing now whilst knitting with only one Needle.

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Re: Race Predictions

Post  Atthelimit on Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:20 pm

Results in fo Malaysia


kim scores 43
Trigger scores 33
Tim 29

Lotus Truli finishes in 17th last classifried runner kims predicion 18th.

14 days to China
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Re: Race Predictions

Post  GrumpyBodger on Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:33 pm

BMW-Sauber-Ferrari????

Help someone, please!

Where's the BMW connection now?
Are they still pouring Money into F1 like they did with Rover due to some contractual agreement?

Thanks
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(Yes I know I should know the answer myself )
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China Predictions

Post  Atthelimit on Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:08 pm

Round 4 China.

Well me old Chinas, who do you thinks gonna win?

Top Three
Hamilton
Button
Alonso

Lotus
Truili 19th
Heikki 17th
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Re: Race Predictions

Post  TimS on Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:03 pm

Blimey...this is getting more difficult each race! I read that Lotus are hoping to get both cars over the line this weekend instead of just one, then introduce performance up-grades for Europe so lets hope we then see some real performance - (unless the volcanic ash halts them!).

I'm going for:

1.Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Alonso

13th Trulli
15th Heikki

(I reckon our LDC man CAM might get 19th position this Saturday at Silverstone )

Cheers Tim.
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