Who will win the WDC in 2018?

Discussion in 'F1' started by TheMayor, Mar 11, 2018.


who will win the F1 world drivers championship for 2018?

This poll will close on Jan 5, 2019 at 8:54 AM.
  1. Hamilton

    44 vote(s)
  2. Vettel

    34 vote(s)
  3. Bottas

    0 vote(s)
  4. Kimi

    7 vote(s)
  5. Max

    3 vote(s)
  6. Riciardo

    1 vote(s)
  7. Alonso

    4 vote(s)
  8. Vandoorne

    0 vote(s)
  9. anyone's guess

    1 vote(s)
  10. someone else

    1 vote(s)
  1. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Oct 3, 2002
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    God I hope you are right. My money is on Hamilton but your scenario is a realistic alternative and one I would love a lot more. Regardless it won't be Vettel.
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  2. itschris

    itschris Formula Junior

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    Considering Merc seemed unconcerned with testing their fastest times, I think they just know they're way ahead. Like always, however, they'll make sure they lead by the smallest of margins and increase as necessary. So... as i pound my head into my desk... Hamilton.
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  3. TifosiUSA

    TifosiUSA F1 Veteran

    Nov 18, 2007
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    lol so true. they will act like some team is close and that theyre "worried" and then turn up the wick whenever they need to and easily win
  4. ricksb

    ricksb F1 Veteran
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    Merc's race simulation laps were consistently .5s-1s faster than RBR and Ferrari's. While the flat-out speed results 'appear' encouraging, it's the non-headline stuff that seems to be more indicative of the pecking order. Of course, we don't really know much of anything until we reach Q1 of the Australian GP.
  5. itschris

    itschris Formula Junior

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    Don’t know about that. I think it’s pretty clear the Merc are confident enough to not even really push the car to its limits. Honestly I bet even last years car at the end of the season would probably be ultra competitive this season. I think they’ve probably gone well into the 1000hp realm but just dial it back.

    Believe me though... I’d be sooooo happy to get assailed as a heretic in a couple weeks time in the Aus GP thread if I’m wrong. I want to be wrong.
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  6. beast

    beast F1 Veteran

    May 31, 2003
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    Should of had a choice of "Anyone but Hamilton" With that being said Seb is my choice.
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  8. P.Singhof

    P.Singhof F1 Rookie

    Apr 19, 2006
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    Lewis...and he will be the only one believing it is only because of his Talent and not the car....

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  9. SimCity3

    SimCity3 Formula Junior

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  10. scudF1

    scudF1 F1 Rookie
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    Seb for me.. I'm sure he learned from last season's mistakes. If he keeps his head and emotions together he will be this year's champion.
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  11. Bas Jaski

    Bas Jaski Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Almost. ''Ve vere so vorried as ze Ferraris and Red Bools vere very close, but somehow, loowis managed a fantastic lap and got ze pole pozizion.''
  12. subirg

    subirg F1 Rookie
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    Going with previous performance trends - Hamilton
    Going with the surprise option - Max
    Going with my heart and a bit of optimism - Vettel
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  13. nsxrebel

    nsxrebel Formula 3

    Jan 8, 2004
    I hope Mad Max wins the WDC in 2019 with Honda powered Red Bull.

    oh wait, this year? Anyone but Hambone. Alonso would be nice.
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  15. V12 Speciale

    V12 Speciale Formula Junior

    May 22, 2017
    Kimi is going to come hot off the blocks this year
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  16. DeSoto

    DeSoto F1 Veteran

    Nov 26, 2003
    The pre-season testing said Mercedes. Bottas is not Rosberg, and it seems that the Red Bulls and the Ferraris are quite close, so they´d be taking points from each other and crashing between them more often. Probably it´s going to be Hamilton´s easiest title.

  17. johnireland

    johnireland Formula Junior
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    Mar 19, 2017
    It sounds as if this is going to be a boring season. No one to really cheer for unless there is a miraculous surprise from one of the mid-pack or back markers. If Mercedes or Ferrari are the only two real contenders I'll turn the races off and get the results on the news. I'm bored with Mercedes winning and I'm bored with Ferrari making excuses for not. Red Blue just doesn't inspire me to care for them either.

    Renault and Torro Rosso are the best chances for real surprises...and I would love to seem them scare the hell out of everyone else. Hass needs to stop playing safe and get new drivers. Force India should have moved up the grid by now...I think this year will be a step backwards. Same with Williams. I don't think Alonzo will wait past race four to retire and move on with his life. The race for back of the grid will be between Sauber and McLaren.
  18. 275gtb6c

    275gtb6c Formula 3
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    According to LH himself the Red Bull’s are the fastest......I don’t know what he was drinking at that time as during Barcelona’s test days they were -sadly- not the fastest.....we will know in 10 days.

  19. Blackmamba

    Blackmamba Rookie

    Jun 17, 2016
    I hope Hamilton wins Championship No. 5. Thoroughly deserved from the best team + driver combo.
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  20. ATBNM3

    ATBNM3 Formula Junior

    Nov 17, 2003
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    Hamilton, he's the best driver of this generation and one of the Greatest of All Time...
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  21. jjmalez

    jjmalez F1 Rookie
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    Kimi. Ferrari hasn't one a drivers championship in a decade. But when they did, the Iceman stood atop of the podium.

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  22. Ferrari 308 GTB

    Ferrari 308 GTB F1 Rookie

    Feb 21, 2015
    Ohh noooo not the GOAT thingy:rolleyes: again! ..that should kill this thread stone dead
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  23. nsxrebel

    nsxrebel Formula 3

    Jan 8, 2004
  24. daytona355

    daytona355 F1 Veteran
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    Goats arse more like, even has some rough little stubble around the hole, just like a goat does. Hahahahaha elton, whiny little girl. She’s like the 16 year old princess that gets to drive daddy’s La Ferrari on her sweet sixteen and truly believes it isn’t the car, it’s her that brings the speed
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  25. Simon^2

    Simon^2 F1 World Champ

    Oct 17, 2005
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    Hamilton is a great driver no doubt,... He matched Alonso as a rookie, when Alonso was at / near his prime. Pretty stout.

    But he also got beaten by Nico, whom most of Hamilton's supporters considered average at best, in equal equipment. Tough to be the GOAT when you got beaten by your "mediocre" teammate.
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  26. st@ven

    st@ven F1 Rookie

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    Max. No doubt! For anybody with some knowledge I do need to explain. For anybody else I will not bother
  27. VPX

    VPX Karting

    Jun 10, 2009
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    Kimi, because Ferrari have the better car and Vettel will ruin things for himself
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