The BlackBear, on 05 March 2013 - 10:29 AM, said:
I just want Vettel to race. He tends to just lead. When he fights through the field I can really respect him, but he can also look shaky when put under pressure. I want to see more of that, if he can do an Alonso and fight hard and do well in a sub-par car, then I'll be happier.
I'm still just stupified that Lewis left McLaren.
If I had to guess at the winner I'd say (and hope) Alonso.
He's just fantastic. I liked when he drove around the outside of the track and got stuck behind a gate at Brazil. Then said that he'd make sure it was open this year.
My money would be on Alonso even without being certain of car performance until the first race. Plus, Massa seemed to be back on form and he's the best 2nd driver in the business making Ferrari a tough team to beat when none of the other teams are so obviously built around one driver.
That was a classic kimi moment. Along with the "blah, blah, comment" when his engineer was talking to him on the radio.
In terms of entertainment, I think i'd like Mclaren to have the edge as Button would do a good job but probably wouldn't be unstoppable whereas Kimi, Alonso and Vettel would be. Then again, Button had an easy time when he won the championship so the Mclaren wouldn't have to be too good.
Really looking forward to the first race and seeing what the teams have in race conditions. If it's like last year performance may still be track dependent. Have the tyres been changes at all this season? Part of the unpredictability was the teams struggling to tame them.