Grand Prix Preview 2013 

It’s that time of year again. We are on the verge of yet another Formula 1 season and Fernando Alonso is the favourite to take a long overdue 3rd drivers championship according to a survey conducted by MoneySupermarket Christmas is gone, as is the excitement of New Year, in fact so much time has flown by that in little under two weeks we will be relishing in the delights of the new seasons live shows and pawing at the television to dissect the ins and outs of the new lines ups, cars and rules.

The price comparison company kindly asked if I would participate in their 2013 predictions. They asked recognised and respected F1 bloggers including to vote on the outcome of the upcoming season and over 55% of respondents, including myself, believe that Fernando Alonso will make up for the disappointment of 2012 this year.  

Testing, although little can genuinely be told from it as a spectator, allows us to see the cars, the drivers and provides a snippet of Intel to suggest that 2013 will be following in the footsteps of its predecessor with the field seemingly more balanced than ever. With equilibrium on the verge of restoration we are embarking on a golden era for the sport. It reminds us of days gone by, drivers we loved and the races they reviled in. It resonates with us and connects us all. That is the true beauty of the sport itself. was also in the majority when it came to predicting the constructor’s championship winner, with Red Bull picking up an overwhelming 66.7% of the vote. Despite this, only 26.3% of respondents believe that Sebastian Vettel will take a 4th consecutive drivers championship this season.  

Alonso’s team-mate Felipe Massa was also tipped by the majority to be the biggest talking point of the season, with the Brazilian having only signed a 1 year extension last year. Mark Webber, Nico Hulkenberg, Jules Bianchi, Max Chilton and even Sebastian Vettel have all been mentioned as possible replacements for the Brazilian should he fail to live up to expectations once again in 2013.

CStreet 11/03/13