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Prediction game: Round 1 – Australia

March 26th, 2009

Australia, 2002It’s been nearly five months since Lewis Hamilton passed Timo Glock on the last lap of the last Grand Prix of 2008 to claim the World Drivers’ Championship but the wait is nearly over.  Winter testing in Europe and the Middle East has finished and twenty racing cars have been boxed up and flown to Australia where teams of engineers are preparing them to hit the track on Friday.

Melbourne’s Albert Park Circuit will see Formula One’s first ever twilight race on Sunday and it promises to be a thrilling start to the season but the outcome of the race is anything but certain.  Will the new over-size front wings be smashed to pieces as drivers dive for the first dusty corner?  Will McLaren reveal they’ve been sandbagging in testing and blow everyone away like they did in 1998?  Will those teams who decide to run KERS suffer reliability problems or will it give them an overtaking advantage?  Will Brawn GP finish 1, 2 (only to have them taken away when Red Bull make an official protest over their fancy diffuser?)  And will the high-tech RB5 finally give Mark Webber a decent finish in Australia or will he be outdone by his new team mate Sebastian Vettel?

All these questions and more will be answered on Sunday but now is your chance to predict the future in the 2009 Formula One World Championship f1buzz.net prediction game!

The rules are simple. Just leave a comment on this post with your driver predictions for the race in the following format:

Fastest lap:

Points will be awarded like this:

  • Predict pole position: 5 points
  • Predict 1st: 10 points
  • Predict 2nd: 8 points
  • Predict 3rd: 6 points
  • Predict correct driver on podium but not in correct position: 3 points for each driver
  • Predict fastest lap: 5 points

You can enter up until the start of qualifying on Saturday.  Don’t worry if you have already entered your predictions on a previous post they will still be counted!

Good luck and enjoy the race!

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  1. Andrew Hill
    March 25th, 2009 at 13:09 | #1

    Pole: Felipe Massa
    First: Felipe Massa
    Second: Robert Kubica
    Third: Timo Glock
    Fastest lap: Timo Glock

  2. Kathryn
    March 25th, 2009 at 13:47 | #2

    Pole: Kimi Raikkonen
    First: Kimi Raikkonen
    Second: Jarno Trulli
    Third: Mark Webber
    Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton

    Obviously I have no idea what I’m guessing about! 😉

  3. Nathan Keen
    March 25th, 2009 at 13:53 | #3

    Pole: Felipe Massa
    First: Felipe Massa
    Second: Lewis Hamilton
    Third: Kimi Raikkonen
    Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton

  4. Donna Dubsky
    March 25th, 2009 at 19:36 | #4

    Pole: Rubens Barrichello
    First: Rubens Barrichello
    Second: Mark Webber
    Third: Kimi Raikkonen
    Fastest Lap: Mark Webber

  5. March 26th, 2009 at 11:45 | #5

    Kathryn :
    Obviously I have no idea what I’m guessing about!

    Well they look pretty reasonable to me! Not too sure about Webber though. Maybe it’s the pressure of the home crowd but he’s usually a bit rubbish in Australia.

  6. Andrzej
    March 26th, 2009 at 11:54 | #6

    Pole: Robert Kubica
    First: Robert Kubica
    Second: Sebastian Vettel
    Third: Jenson Button
    Fastest lap: Jenson Button

    Of course, I know almost nothing about F1, but Kubica is the only Pole in the competition, so he should get the Pole, right?

  7. March 26th, 2009 at 12:10 | #7


  8. correa
    March 27th, 2009 at 13:57 | #8

    Pole: Jarno Trulli
    First: Fernando Alonso
    Second: Nico Rosberg
    Third: Jarno Trulli
    Fastest lap: Nico Rosberg

    Good luck!

  9. Eygló Björk
    March 27th, 2009 at 15:11 | #9

    Pole: Felipe Massa
    First: Felipe Massa
    Second: Jenson Button
    Third: Lewis Hamilton
    Fastest lap: Kimi Räikkönen

  10. Eygló Björk
    March 27th, 2009 at 15:23 | #10

    Pole: Felipe Massa
    First: Felipe Massa
    Second: Jenson Button
    Third: Lewis Hamilton
    Fastest lap: Pole: Kimi Räikkönen

  11. Sergio
    March 27th, 2009 at 17:44 | #11

    Pole: Trulli
    First: Trulli
    Second: Barrichello
    Third: Alonso
    Fastest lap: Nico Rosberg

  12. March 28th, 2009 at 00:40 | #12

    Officially, I’m not eligible to win but that doesn’t mean I can’t play for fun! So with about 5 hours to go, here are my predictions:

    Pole: Rosberg
    First: Barrichello
    Second: Trulli
    Third: Button
    Fastest lap: Raikkonen

  13. Nathan Keen
    March 29th, 2009 at 09:20 | #13

    Wow… could have been more wrong, like picking nakajima for example…

  14. March 29th, 2009 at 15:27 | #14

    @Nathan Keen
    Great race though!
    Check out the results on the game page.

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