Who do you think will be UP and who will be DOWN from last year? Before we make predictions, here's my outlook on how the teams did this year and last BAR : They are DOWN this year, they were UP in 04 over 03. So, they went up, people expected big things, and they seemed to kind of fall flat on their face. Having said that, they seem to be improving this year (points it not an indication since they lost their points this year) TOYOTA: They are UP this year overall, they were slightly UP last year from 03, however during this year they seemed to start strong and have gotten worse as the year progressed. WILLIAMS: They *were* UP this year after being down last year over 03. They seem to be slipping this year and getting worse and worse with each passing race. JORDAN: They are DOWN this year and DOWN in 04 from 03, IMO. They seem to keep slipping further and further back, with a horrible car and no money to put into it. MINARDI: They are UP this year, after being UP (barely) in 04 over 03. SAUBER: They are DOWN this year after being UP (IMO) in 04 over 03. Of course they will be BMW next year! RENAULT: They are UP this year after being UP in 04 over 03. Maybe a driver change? Can they keep the momentum? RED BULL: They are probably pretty stagnant this year although they SEEM to be UP because they're a new team. I think they were DOWN in 04 over 03 and slightly UP this year - slightly. MCLAREN: UP BIG time this year after being DOWN BIG time in 04 over 03. Will they misstep with the 05 car or keep the momentum going? FERRARI: The big surprise of the year, down BIG time this year after being DOWN last year over 03 (arguably). Can they turn it around? My predictions... BAR : I think they will be UP next year over this year TOYOTA: I think they will be UP next year over this year WILLIAMS: I think they will be DOWN. A new engine, a new driver, they already struggle with the car, I think they will be way down, racing mid-pack next year. JORDAN: I think they will slip further down, and take over the last spots from Minardi, IF, Minardi does some R&D and gets the car a bit quicker. MINARDI: They have what it takes to be UP next year, but they need to work hard at it. SAUBER: I think they will be UP next year. I think BMW knows their shiznit and will pour cubic $$ into the car. RENAULT: I think they will be DOWN next year. For some reason I think FA will be a one-year wonder and they will be losing out next year. I think they got lucky in 05 with car developments but will be leapfrogged next year. RED BULL: Personally I think they will be DOWN next year. They IMO are slipping this year and I think it will continue. MCLAREN: I think they will maintain their momentum next year and be UP. FERRARI: I think next year they will be UP over this year but not to where they are challenging for the title. My .02 I think next year, McLaren will put in a very solid performance (reminiscint of Ferrari in 03). They will lose the occasional race to Ferrari, Renault and BAR but they will do very well overall. I think BAR and Renault will dice it up for 2nd place with BAR winning it. Renault will be able to beat out Ferrari for 3rd, Ferrari 4th, Sauber will be 5th, Toyota 6th, Red Bull 7th, Williams 8th, and if Minardi is good they can score 9th from Jordan.