Pre-Season Your 2019 Predictions for the year ahead.

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  1. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Its that time of year when we look into the crystal ball and try and predict the future events of 2019 in F1 and beyond.
    My predictions are below I look forward to reading yours.

    1. Lewis to be world champion again.
    2. Max will finish 2nd in the championship
    3. Charles LeClerk will finish ahead of Vettel in the championship by the end of the year.
    4. The UK will crash out of the EU with no deal.
    5. Scotland will announce a second independence referendum
    6. Robert Kubica will surprise everyone by still being brilliant
    7. Pierre Gasly will finish the year with less than half the points of Verstappen
    8. Renault will close the gap on Red Bull taking their constructors battle to the wire.
    9. Monaco will be shit
    10. The Kyvat Torpedo will be back
    11. Overtaking will be up on last year thanks to the new front wing regulations.
    12. Redbull will fall out with Honda
    13. Donald Trump will start a war.
    14. Lance Stroll will be a good match for Perez.
    15. Starburst will change its name back to Opal Fruits.
    16. Ross Brawn will bring in more aero tweeks for 2020 to improve overtaking
    17. Williams will finish last in the championship
    18. Bottas will be shit and not have his contract extended
    19. Kimi will enjoy being at Sauber and stay in F1 for 2020
    20. Dan will finish the championship ahead of Hulkenberg.
    Ok lets see yours :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
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  3. Angel

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    Here are mine then Greenlantern101

    1. Lots of people will vie to win a Clip The Apex Award (see the gravel trap for more information ;) ) :1st:
    2. Mercedes will say their car isn't dominant, but it will be.
    3. Bottas will get more and more demoralised and be dropped by Mercedes, probably for Ocon.
    4. Ferrari will strugle to cope with two really fast drivers and the friction that causes.
    5. McLaren still won't be very fast.
    6. Theresa May won't last until Easter as Prime Minister.
    7. I'll keep playing the lotto but still not win the jackpot :bawl: ( I really hope that one is wrong)
    8. I will play the You Bet Game in 2019 and lose all my money, again :facepalm:
    9. Mick Schumacher will be signed to be in F1 before the season is over.
    10. It will snow in the next few weeks and the UK will grind to a halt, as always.
     
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  4. Titch

    Titch Smile Premium Contributor

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    1. Smelly boots, Dan the man, will not win a single race.
    2. Smelly boots, Dan the man, will astonish us all, by winning several races.
    That’s covered.
    3.Max Verstappen will challenge Hamilton for the championship.
    4.Max will crash at almost every race.
    5. Le Clerk will be sent to the ice cream garage by Ferrari, and give up on F1.
    6. Vettel will also be sent to the ice cream garage, by Ferrari by mistake.
    7. Vettel will have a fight with Hamilton.
    8.Vettel will have a fight with Max Verstappen.
    9.Vettel will have a fight with Le Clerk, probably in the ice cream garage.
    10. Hamilton will continue to display appalling taste in clothes.
    11. F1 will continue to ignore the fans, and disappear up its own chuff.
     
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  5. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Contributor

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    1. Vettel will have a fight with a damp paper bag, and lose.
     
  6. Angel

    Angel Points Scorer Supporter

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    That's mean!! :p
     
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  7. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Missed this last year.

    Deep thought time .:thinking:
     
  8. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    1) Hamilton will win the WDC again with all the BBC pundits pointing out that every one of his victories being in an inferior car.

    2) As above but substitute "Mercedes" for Hamilton and "WCC" for "WDC".

    3) Verstappen will hit another car, get out of his and then try to hit the other driver. He will be punished severely by having to do community service by signing autographs.

    4) Vettel will cock it up again.

    5) As 4 but substituting "Ferrari" for "Vettel".

    6) Vettel will push Le Clerk off the circuit by turning right instead of going straight on. Webber will say "Told you so".

    7) McLaren will score some points, not a lot, but some.

    8) Both Honda and Renault engines will have more failures than Mercedes have had in the past five years.

    9) Ross Brawn will announce new rules for 2020 to reduce the wash behind the cars to allow more overtaking possibilities, this will include larger rear wings.

    10) CTA members will be dissatisfied with the state of the sport.
     
  9. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    I thought No. 10 was a given every year @ Bill Boddy LOL

    Here's mine

    1. Vettel WDC but very close with Hammy
    2. Ferrari WCC as they have two world class drivers
    3. Only Mercedes and Ferrari will win races in 2019
    4. Red Bull will not win a single race and their honeymoon with Honda will be very, very short lived
    5. Nico Hulkenberg will win a podium place :o
    6. Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll will come to blows before mid-season and Daddy Stroll will sack Checo on the spot leading to lengthy litigation between Mexican and Canadian Lawyers
    7. The Racing Point cars will be impounded at the Mexican GP as a result of the on-going litigation
    8. The 1,000 F1 Grand Prix will be hyped beyond belief and we will all get to the end of it and go :thinking::dunno:
    9. Martin Brundle will retire from TV at the end of the season to be replaced by professional Aussie, and all round gormless twat, Mark Webber
    10. Races will be proposed at even more bizarre and extreme places with Syria, Libya and Venezuela all said to be willing to host a race
     
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  10. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    1. Hamilton to win the world title because his teammate won't cause him to meltdown.

    2. Seb to finish runner up because his teammate will cause him to meltdown

    3. Ferrari to win WCC because their number 2 is better than Mercedes number 2.

    4. Max will go through engines like someone with the squits goes through toilet paper.

    5. Danny R will laugh at Red Bull as he trundles around in 6th on average.

    6. McLaren will still be hopeless but no one will vote any of their drivers as being awesome.

    7. It pains me to say this but Robert Kubica will struggle, will get through the season but will walk away again at the end of the year.

    8. Kimi will paddle around for Sauber, collecting a pay check and generally not giving a crap. Then he will suddenly have one of those races and finish a remarkable 4th.

    9. What's the point Racing will throw Perez under a bus by mid season.

    10. The changes in car design will make no difference. Toto will say the racing is closer than ever when it clearly isn't. Todt will say nothing. Ross will tell everyone to wait until 2021.

    11. Liberty will continue to announce nothing of real significance while Sky and Autosport will continue to say its the best ever.

    12. At least one UK team will blame Brexit for their issues.

    13. The outlook for the future will remain shit.
     
  11. Greenlantern101

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  12. cider_and_toast

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    Indeed, but what's the question?
     
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  13. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    I know a couple of people who live near Webber and meet him sometimes whilst walking their dogs. They say that he is always friendly and polite with no side at all.

    TV interviews have a lot to answer for.
     
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    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    And Gethinceri assures us that Piers Morgan is a nice chap ROFL

    More seriously, I'm sure his TV persona is very different to him as a "real person" but what we would get on Sky F1 is his TV persona.
     
  15. Titch

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    11. Jenson Button will replace Martin Brundle
     
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  16. RasputinLives

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    1 - Most people on CTA will spell Charles Leclerc's name wrong when making 2019 predictions.

    2. For legal reasons RasputinLives will not refer to Jos Verstappen as a women beating thug in any of his posts.

    C) We will be told that the 2019 title race is the best/closest we've had in years but Lewis will win the title with 4 races to go.

    iv, Kubuca could not even race and just spend Sunday farting in a bucket and he'll be called a racing genius in the papers the next day.

    5; Lance Stroll could come from 4 laps down to take a win with the best overtake ever see and the papers the next day will just run a story about how much money his dad has.

    F - Carlos Sainz will have a poor season at McLaren and be completly outclassed by Lando Norris. There will still be fortnightly quotes from Alonso in the media about how great Sainz is

    vii) McLaren will be awful but still claim they have the best chassis on the grid

    8 - One third of Autosport articles will be articles on McLaren and how they are good really honest.

    9; Everytime a driver has a bad race there will be an article in the media saying they are about to be replace by Esteban Ocon. The article will have quote from Toto Wolff in it - mainly because he told them to write it in the first place.

    10 - Ocon will sign for no one mid season and will not sign for Merc for 2020.

    11 - Verstappen and Hamilton will collide

    12 - Verstappen and Vettel will collide

    13 - Verstappen and Gasly will collide

    14 - Verstappen and Leclerc will collide

    15 - Verstappen and Ricciardo will collide
     
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  17. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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    No intelligent discernment (did I made up a word?) in this predictions

    End of the year positions

    Constructors
    1 Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow
    2 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport
    3 Renault F1 Team
    4 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
    5 Racing Point F1 Team
    6 Rich Energy Haas F1 Team
    7 Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda
    8 McLaren F1 Team
    9 Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team
    10 Williams Racing

    Drivers
    1 Sebastian Vettel
    2 Lewis Hamilton
    3 Charles Leclerc
    4 Max Verstappen
    5 Valtteri Bottas
    6 Daniel Ricciardo
    7 Sergio Pérez
    8 Nico Hülkenberg
    9 Pierre Gasly
    10 Romain Grosjean
    11 Daniil Kvyat
    12 Carlos Sainz Jr.
    13 Kevin Magnussen
    14 Lance Stroll
    15 Kimi Räikkönen
    16 Lando Norris
    17 Robert Kubica
    18 Alexander Albon
    19 Antonio Giovinazzi
    20 George Russell
     
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  18. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    this has got Potiental to be the biggest anti climax going. having it in china the calendar shouldve been rejigged having the 1000th in Germany France Italy Belgium for 1 yr only
     
  19. Titch

    Titch Smile Premium Contributor

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    Who’s George Russell
     
  20. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Happy to be me again Contributor

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    Kid from F2 who owns a string of chip shops.
     
  21. F1Brits_90

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    Despite huge excitement & build up. Australia will be a let down

    1000th race will be a huge anti climax

    Leclerc to win multiple races

    Honda to finally be competitive & win their 1st powered grand prix since 2006 Hungarian GP

    Mclaren to continue being :censored: & produmou to leave

    We will only average over a million viewers for a race once this season the channel 4 British GP

    Only twice will a B championship driver stand on the podium

    Hamilton to win the final British GP

    F2 will be more action packed than F1

    We will have a topsy turvy wet race this season

    Kubica will continue to surprise but tight battle with Russell

    Bottas & Gasly to disappoint

    Verstappen to win world championship with Hamilton 2nd & leclerc 3rd

    Mercedes in a tough title battle, toto stopped Jackie stewart along the way. Hoping to find some long forgotten words or ancient melodies JYS turned to him as if to say, "Hurry boy, titles waiting there for you"

    Ferrari sack so many manager that its like podium visits. everyone gets a turn

    Zak Brown will say what a awesome weekend theyve had after qualified 15th
     
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