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Paddock Predictions - who called the 2015 season correctly?

03 Dec 2015

Back at the season opener in Australia we asked a host of the paddock's most familiar faces to answer five questions relating to the 2015 season. So whose predictions were correct and whose were off the mark? Hint: look away now Christian Horner...

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The questions were:

1. Who will be the 2015 World Champion?

2. Who will be the top 3 in the drivers’ championship at the end of the season?

3. Which three teams will occupy the top three spots in the constructors’ championship at the end of the season?

4. Which driver will be the first to score their first ever point this season?

5. Which of these five teams will score the most points in 2015: Force India, Lotus, McLaren, Sauber or Toro Rosso?

And here's how our panel fared...

Name (winner in bold) Answers (correct in bold) Points
Alan Jones, 1980 F1 world champion Rosberg
Rosberg, Hamilton, Vettel
Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull
Verstappen
Force India
1
John Watson, 5-time Grand Prix winner Hamilton
Hamilton, Rosberg, Bottas
Mercedes, Williams, Red Bull
Verstappen
McLaren
1
Guenther Steiner, Haas F1 team principal Hamilton
Hamilton, Vettel, Rosberg
Mercedes, Ferrari, Williams
Sainz
Lotus
2
Oskari Saari, F1 broadcaster Hamilton
Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel
Mercedes, Ferrari, Williams

Sainz
McLaren
3
Martin Brundle, F1 broadcaster & former driver Hamilton
Hamilton, Rosberg, Bottas
Mercedes, Williams, Red Bull
Verstappen
McLaren
1
Jackie Stewart, 3-time F1 world champion Hamilton
Hamilton, Rosberg, Massa
Mercedes, Red Bull, Ferrari
Sainz
Lotus
1
Mario Isola, Pirelli sporting director Rosberg
Rosberg, Hamilton, Vettel
Mercedes, Williams, Ferrari
Sainz
Lotus
0
Carlos Sainz Snr, father of Toro Rosso driver Carlos Hamilton
Hamilton, Rosberg, Bottas
Mercedes, Williams, Ferrari
Sainz
Toro Rosso
1
Paul Hembery, Pirelli motorsport director Hamilton
Hamilton, Rosberg, Bottas
Mercedes, Williams, Ferrari
Sainz
Lotus
1
Christian Horner, Red Bull team principal Rosberg
Rosberg, Hamilton, Ricciardo
Mercedes, Red Bull, Ferrari
Verstappen
Toro Rosso
0
Ralf Bach, F1 journalist Rosberg
Rosberg, Hamilton, Bottas
Mercedes, Red Bull, Williams
Nasr
Toro Rosso
1
Ben Hunt, F1 journalist Hamilton
Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel
Mercedes, Ferrari, Williams
Nasr

Toro Rosso
4
Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Mercedes driver!
Mercedes driver, Mercedes driver, Bottas
Mercedes, Williams, Ferrari
Verstappen
Toro Rosso
 
0
Eric Boullier, McLaren sporting director Hamilton
Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel

Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull
Verstappen
McLaren
2
Michael Schmidt, F1 journalist Hamilton
Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel

Mercedes, Williams, Ferrari
Verstappen
Lotus
2