2009 Prediction Game – Round 2 – Malaysian GP

And here is the round 2 of 2009 Prediction Game – Malaysian GP. Predicting the outcome of Australian GP was difficult as we did not really know how good or bad the teams are. Still we had 2 guys with 16 points – very impressive !

Predicting the outcome of Malaysian GP will not be much easier as we do not know how the new cars will handle the heat, humidity and possible rain (tropical rain). You can wait till the last moment or make your prediction right away (and change it later). But remember, the deadline is the start of the Saturday qualifying session ! So, as usual, make your prediction for the the pole position, fastest lap and top eight finishers in the comments below this post and then hope the drivers on track will follow your guess :-) .

There are already few predictions for Malaysian GP below the results of Round 1, I will move them here to make it easier for me to follow once the race it over.


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  1. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    Comment by alicotero

    April 1st, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Prediction Malasia.
    Pole: Button
    Position Race:
    1º Button
    2º Kubica
    3º Truli
    4º Vettel
    5º Raikkonen
    6º Alonso
    7º Glock
    8ºHeidfeld
    Fastest Lap: Kubica
    Hope to do it better than in the first!

    Comment by Osama

    April 2nd, 2009 at 9:51 am

    MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX

    POLE POSITION: Jenson Buton – Brawn GP
    FASTEST LAP: Jarno Truli – Toyota

    1. Seb Vettel – Red Bull
    2. Jenson Buton – Brawn GP
    3. Nico Roseberg – Willaims
    4. Jarno Trulli – Toyota
    5. Robert Kubica – BMW
    6. Timo Glock – Toyota
    7. Fernando Alonso – Renault
    8. Rubens Barrachilo – Brawn GP

    Comment by nieuwe

    April 2nd, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX

    C’mon BMW!!

    POLE POSITION: Kubica
    FASTEST LAP: Kubica
    1. Kubica -
    2.Button -
    3. Roseberg -
    4. hamilton
    5. Vettel -
    6.alonso-
    7. hakkinen-
    8. massa

  2. TimmieNo Gravatar says:

    Okay so this week is probably just as tough and im going to go with the following….

    Pole: Buttono

    Fastest Lap: Button

    Top Eight
    1. Button
    2. Kubica
    3. Rosberg
    4. Trulli
    5. Massa
    6. Nakajima
    7. Alonso
    8. Hamilton

  3. pawelf1No Gravatar says:

    pole button
    fastest lap rosberg
    top eight
    1 button
    2 rosberg
    3 kubica
    4 barrichello
    5 vettel
    6 trulli
    7 raikkonen
    8 massa

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  4. DankNo Gravatar says:

    Pole: Button

    Fastest Lap: Massa

    Top Eight
    1. Barrichello
    2. Button
    3. Kubica
    4. Massa
    5. Raikkonen
    6. Webber
    7. Rosberg
    8. Alonso

  5. psychyNo Gravatar says:

    Pole: Barrichello
    Fastest Lap: Button

    1. Barichello
    2. Vettel
    3. Button
    4. Rosberg
    5. Kubica
    6. Alonso
    7. Hamilton
    8. Raikkonen

  6. draconteNo Gravatar says:

    FL: J. Button
    Pole: R. Barrichello
    1. R. Barrichello
    2. J. Button
    3. N. Rosberg
    4. J. Trulli
    5. T. Glock
    6. F. Massa
    7. F. Alonso
    8. S. Vettel

  7. alicoteroNo Gravatar says:

    Change of bet (if possible!).
    I have rethought the prediction…
    Pole: Button
    1st Button
    2nd Barrichelo
    3rd Kubica
    4th Raikkonen
    5th Trulli
    6th Alonso
    7th Glock
    8th Vettel
    Fastest Lap: Kubica

    Thanks!

  8. velvet demonNo Gravatar says:

    Pole Position – Jenson Button

    Fastest Lap – Robert Kubica

    1. Jenson Button
    2. Robert Kubica
    3. Nico Rosberg
    4. Sebastian Vettel
    5. Nick Heidfeld
    6. Jarno Trulli
    7. Felipe Massa
    8. Timo Glock

  9. Jose ArellanoNo Gravatar says:

    POLE POSITION: Jenson Button
    1.-Jenson Button
    2.-Robert Kubica
    3.-Kimi Raikonnen
    4.-Rubens Barrichello
    5.-Nick Hedfield
    6.-Fernando ALonso
    7.-Timo Glock
    8.-Felipe Massa

    Fastest Lap: Jenson Button

  10. Clive EinkamererNo Gravatar says:

    POLE POSITION: Jenson Button
    1.-Fernando ALonso
    2.-Robert Kubica
    3.-Kimi Raikonnen
    4.-Rubens Barrichello
    5.-Felipe Massa
    6.-Nico Rosberg
    7.-Timo Glock
    8.-Nick Hedfield

    Fastest Lap: Kimi Raikonnen

  11. mcw3No Gravatar says:

    1. Button
    2. Kubica
    3. Rosberg
    4. Hamilton
    5. Barrichello
    6. Heidfeld
    7. Raikkonen
    8. Massa
    PP Barrichello
    FL Rosberg

  12. Nic B 205No Gravatar says:

    Pole: Button
    FL: Rosberg

    1. Barrichello
    2. Button
    3. Trulli
    4. Glock
    5. Massa
    6. Raikkonen
    7. Vettel
    8. Rosberg

    • Nic B 205No Gravatar says:

      Whoops, just remembered it is going to be dark, hot and, especially wet.
      Perhaps Ferarri haven’t got past their technical issues, maybe Ferarri double DNF.
      Modified predicition:
      Pole: Button
      FL: Rosberg

      1. Barrichello
      2. Button
      3. Rosberg
      4. Webber
      5. Vettel
      6. Trulli
      7. Alonso
      8. Glock

      • Nic B 205No Gravatar says:

        Was going to change it with Rubens’ gearbox penalty, but what the hey. Really want Rubes to win

        • JRNo Gravatar says:

          Always tough to keep the emotion out of it. I’d love to see Vettel do well, but statistically it doesn’t look probable this race. Even if he qualified on the pole.

  13. danpicklesNo Gravatar says:

    Pole: Button
    FL: Kubica

    1. Button
    2. Barrichello
    3. Kubica
    4. Trulli
    5. Webber
    6. Massa
    7. Vettel
    8. Raikkonen

  14. OsamaNo Gravatar says:

    hello everyone, i m making a change to my prediction, here it is:

    MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX

    POLE POSITION: Jenson Buton – Brawn GP
    FASTEST LAP: Nico Roseberg – Willaims

    1. Seb Vettel – Red Bul
    2. Jenson Buton – Brawn GP
    3. Nico Roseberg – Willaims
    4. Fernando Alonso – Renault
    5. Felipe Massa – Ferrari
    6. Jarno Trulli – Toyota
    7. Robert Kubica – BMW
    8. Rubens Barrachilo – Brawn GP

  15. Arun SriniNo Gravatar says:

    1. Vettel
    2. Kubica
    3. Button
    4. Truli
    5. Heidfeld
    6. Lewis
    7. Alonso
    8. Rosberg

    Arun Srinis last blog post..Dark knights ? (white snakes?)

  16. Cruz GonzalezNo Gravatar says:

    Malaysia GP
    Pole: Barrichello
    Fastest Lap: Button

    1. Barichello
    2. Button
    3. Rosberg
    4. Vettel
    5. Massa
    6. Trulli
    7. Raikkonen
    8. Kubica

  17. MitchNo Gravatar says:

    MALAYSIAN GP

    POLE POSITION: Jenson Button – Brawn GP

    FASTEST LAP: Niko Rosberg – Williams

    1. Jenson Button – Brawn GP
    2. Robert Kubica – BMW Sauber
    3. Jarno Tulli – Toyota
    4. Niko Rosberg – Williams
    5. Felipe Massa – Ferrari
    6. Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull
    7. Timo Glock – Toyota
    8. Fernando Alonso – Renault

  18. JamesNo Gravatar says:

    MALAYSIAN GP

    POLE POSITION: Niko Rosberg – Williams

    FASTEST LAP: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull

    1. Rubens Barichello – Brawn GP
    2. Jarno Tulli – Toyota
    3. Robert Kubica – BMW Sauber
    4. Felipe Massa – Ferrari
    5. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari
    6. Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull
    7. Mark Webber – Red Bull
    8. Jenson Button – Brawn GP

  19. Good luck everyone.

    Pole:- Barrichello
    FL:- Kubica

    1. Button
    2. Barrichello
    3. Glock
    4. Trulli
    5. Massa
    6. Raikkonen
    7. Vettel
    8. Webber

    Steve Robertsons last blog post..Start of the F1 Season on the Radio

  20. Aaron MullanNo Gravatar says:

    FL- Kimi Raikonnen
    Pole- Kimi Raikinnen

    1- Kimi Raikonnen
    2- Jenson Button
    3- Robert Kubica
    4- Jarno Trulli
    5- Filipe Massa
    6- Timo Glock
    7- Nico Rosberg
    8- Fernando Alonso

    Gonna be another great race fella’s, can’t wait.

  21. RichNo Gravatar says:

    Pole:Button
    Fastest Lap: Kimi

    1.Kimi
    2.Button
    3.Massa
    4.Vettel
    5.Hamilton
    6.Alonso
    7.Barichello
    8.Hamilton

  22. brabhamburgerNo Gravatar says:

    1 Massa
    2 Raikkonen
    3 Rosberg
    4 Hamilton
    5 Vettel
    6 Webber
    7 Barrichello
    8 Button

    PP Rosberg
    FL Massa

  23. klokanNo Gravatar says:

    PP: Massa
    FL: Kimi

    1. Kimi
    2. Massa
    3. Rosberg
    4. Button
    5. Vettel
    6. Hamilton
    7. Trulli
    8. Barichello

  24. JRNo Gravatar says:

    @Rich -

    You’ve got Hamilton listed twice.

  25. zblkhwkNo Gravatar says:

    Pole – Button

    Massa
    Button
    Kimi
    Rosberg
    Baricello
    Kubica
    Hamiton
    Vettel

    Fast Lap – Kimi

  26. Luis Miguel SainzNo Gravatar says:

    Pole: Massa
    FL: Barricello

    1.- Barrichelo
    2.- Raikkonen
    4.- Rosberg
    5.- Webber
    6. Heidfield
    7. Alonso
    8.- Trulli

  27. JRNo Gravatar says:

    @Luis -

    You missed number 3

  28. KotenokNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s try my chance! After all this is ano original selection of drivers :)

    My prediction for this round:

    Pole position to: R. Barrichello – Brawn Mercedes
    Fastest lap to: N. Rosberg – Williams Toyota

    1st place: S. Vettel – Red Bull Racing
    2nd place: K. Raikkonen – Ferrari
    3rd place: N. Rosberg – Williams Toyota
    4th place: J. Button – Brawn Mercedes
    5th place: R. Barrichello – Brawn Mercedes
    6th place: K. Nakajima – Williams Toyota
    7th place: N. Heidfield – BMW Sauber
    8th place: J. Trulli – Toyota

    Kotenoks last blog post..F1Wolf added a video

  29. bmwf1guyNo Gravatar says:

    Pole:- Button
    Fastest Lap:- Kubica

    1. Button
    2. Barrichello
    3. Trulli
    4. Kubica
    5. Massa
    6. Vettel
    7. Raikkonen
    8. Glock

    bmwf1guys last blog post..BMW Sauber Slow Friday Practice not Surprising

  30. dibsmjfNo Gravatar says:

    Pole: Raikkonen
    Fastest Lap: Button

    1. Rosberg
    2. Massa
    3. Vettel
    4. Button
    5. Barrichello
    6. Webber
    7. Trulli
    8.Hamilton

  31. pk_dude04No Gravatar says:

    ok this time ill try and think about it yeah:-

    Pole: Jenson Button
    FL: Kimi Raikonnen

    1: Jenson Button
    2: Kimi Raikonnen
    3: Sebastien Vettel
    4: Jarno Trulli
    5: Robert Kubica
    6: Felipe Massa
    7: Nick Heidfeld
    8: Rubens Barichello

    Lets hope my birthday today brings me some luck!!

  32. JRNo Gravatar says:

    Does anybody know spmewhere on the web where you catch watch live-streaming of Saturday Practice before qualifying? US SPEEDtv only covers qualifying.

  33. klokanNo Gravatar says:

    So Happy Birthday and good luck!

  34. WilNo Gravatar says:

    My prediction for this round:

    Pole position to: Kimi Raikkonen
    Fastest lap to: Kimi Raikkonen

    1st place: Kimi Raikkonen
    2nd place: Felipe Massa
    3rd place: Sebastain Vettel
    4th place: Nico Rosberg
    5th place: Jenson Button
    6th place: Mark Webber
    7th place: Lewis Hamilton
    8th place: Rubens Barrichello

    Wish me luck!

    • JRNo Gravatar says:

      I wish you luck. I find it a bit odd you would include both Red Bull Cars, but neither Toro Rosso.

      You do know the Toro Rossos are Ferrari powered and the Red Bulls are Renault-powered right? I’m just saying. Since you seem to be another Ferrari nutcase like myself :)

      I’ve got a lineup but I can’t bring myself to post it until I see Saturday practice results. Anybody know what the weather is doing? I’d love it to rain.

      • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

        mostly cloudy at the moment :-) but 40% chance of rain

        • JRNo Gravatar says:

          which probably means 10%. I was checking out some international weather site the other day and they had it at 90-95% thru sunday. Which is true, but you can never tell where the particluar cloud containing the rain is going to go. Kuala Lampur is a very large area.

          Did you see that cloud yesterday? For the entire hour and a half it seemed to hover about 2 miles to the northwest.

  35. OzziNo Gravatar says:

    Pole Position: Jenson Button

    1st. Jenson Button
    2nd. Rubens Barrichello
    3rd. Kimi Räikkönen
    4th. Jarno Trulli
    5th. Robert Kubica
    6th. Mark Webber
    7th. Lewis Hamilton
    8th. Fernando Alonso

    Fastest Lap: Kimi Räikkönen

  36. JRNo Gravatar says:

    Questions: For Malaysia, Bridgestone is providing a “regular” soft and a “regular” hard skipping medium. Whereas in Australia it was “super” soft and medium. Correct?

    #2: What do cars typically qualify on? The softest compound available? Do all cars qualify on the same tires?

    #3: We know that the tires (sorry, tyres) were probably the major race-deciding factor in Australia from numerous incidents, Mainly Vettel-Alonso, Nakajima crash, Button’s win, Piquet gravel-run, etc. – so which will be the more important tire in Sepang?

    #4: Is there a way to know at the beginning of the race what the teams are running (besides looking for the green-stripe on TV)?

    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      http://www.justin.tv/dragons_bar

      1) yes – hard and soft this time
      2) I think for the fast laps in quali they use the softer compounds, but in Q1 the better team, confident ones go for the harder one to save the soft ones for Q3 (like Brawn in Australia)
      3) hard to tell, this hard compound they never tested prior to Sepang practice, and soft compound was never before used on this track (even in its grooved guise)
      4) I think you have to look for those green stripes

      • JRNo Gravatar says:

        “like Brawn in Australia”

        I don’t expect you to answer this now (it’s race time) or ever (you’ve got your sources, and I love your expertise) – but I have got to ask anyway – how did you know that, and when did you know that?

        BTW – I thought Amercian/English Speedtv with David Hobbs did a pretty decent “F1 Debrief” just hours ago. I’m sure they taped it earlier, but it was, I think a very good analysis of Australia. Check it out if you can find it. In the future I’ll try and save these things and post them somehow.

        The Nakajima crash and subsequent safety car situation is quite infuriating and they way they painted it, it basically sealed Button’s win. I’m sure there are differing views.

        But back to Malyasia…

        • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

          I don’t expect you to answer this now (it’s race time) or ever (you’ve got your sources, and I love your expertise) – but I have got to ask anyway – how did you know that, and when did you know that?

          now I can’t recall exactly, but I think I heard that on the radio on the track in some interview before the Australian race.

  37. shaggyNo Gravatar says:

    Pole: Kimi
    Fastest lap: Kimi

    1. Kimi
    2. Kubica
    3. Massa
    4. Rosberg
    5. Button
    6. Barrichello
    7. Webber
    8. Hamilton

  38. psychyNo Gravatar says:

    have to change my guess :-)

    Pole: Rosberg
    Fastest Lap: Rosberg

    1. Vettel
    2. Button
    3. Raikkonen
    4. Rosberg
    5. Barichello
    6. Trulli
    7. Glock
    8. Massa

  39. JRNo Gravatar says:

    I know, I know, I’m being a drama queen. I think you should award an extra point to anybody who posts after me and before qualifying. I really hope all the over-analysis turns around and bites me in the ass so in two weeks I can just put the drivers’ names up on a board and toss darts at them backwards while blindfolded.

    Pole:Massa
    FL:Rosberg

    1 Massa
    2 Rosberg
    3 Button
    4 Glock
    5 Kubica
    6 Hamilton
    7 Alonso
    8 Vettel

    Wish me luck and I’ll throw a curse on you.

  40. Queen BeeNo Gravatar says:

    My predictions for Sepang results are:

    Pole: Massa
    FL: Rosberg
    1. Massa
    2. Raikonnen
    3. Rosberg
    4. Trulli
    5. Button
    6. Kubica
    7. Barichello
    8. Vettel

  41. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    I still go for Brawn:

    PP: Button
    FL: Button

    1. Button
    2. Raikkonen
    3. Rosberg
    4. Webber
    5. Massa
    6. Trulli
    7. Barrichello
    8. Kubica

    • JRNo Gravatar says:

      so are there changes to your lineup?

    • JRNo Gravatar says:

      I’m not saying Brawn isn’t a worthy team, or that they aren’t superior in fact. I simply became convinced at the last moment that the Black Swan that Brawn was – was because of a number of issues factors. The Nakajima situation, the tire situation, and then finally the Vettel-Kubica thing.

      We would view this much differently if Massa’s suspension hadn’t folded and teams played different tire strategies.

      It is entirely plausible to say we could have seen

      Massa
      Button
      Vettel
      Kubica…

      Barrichello (DNF)

      Things have been turned on their head. It is too early to say. That’s my take. I’ll see you after qualifying.

  42. skyNo Gravatar says:

    PP: Button
    FL: Vettel

    1 Rosberg
    2 Massa
    3 Raikkonen
    4 Button
    5 Webber
    6 Buemi
    7 Vettel
    8 Alonso

    • JRNo Gravatar says:

      I’ve been looking closely at F1W’s formula. I haven’t quite figured it out, but I’ve got to say it has been needed for years.

      like F1 rules themselves, he changes them, which is awesome.

      I hope that in the next few years there will be a rule that you get 2 points for correctly placing a rookie.

      Excellent choice for 6. Emotion runs high.

      Is it just me, or is F1 incredibly competitive on the driver level this year? when you have guys like Buemi giving Hamilton a shot for their money, you have a great sport.

      This is the greatest sport in the history of the world. Nobody gives a bleep about Tiger Woods because he kicks everybody’s ass. Beckham needed to flee to LA for “marketing.”

      While Schumacher retires to the Ferrari “pit lane.”

      Jesus, I love F1. Only 21 minutes til I can shutup.

  43. FISHEYENo Gravatar says:

    - Ok, another round is here so lets do it :-)

    Pole: Rosberg
    Fastest Lap: Raikkonen

    1. Rosberg
    2. Massa
    3. Raikkonen
    4. Webber
    5. Trulli
    6. Button
    7. Glock
    8. Kubica

  44. Flying DutchmanNo Gravatar says:

    Pole: Trulli
    FL: Raikonen
    1 Massa
    2 Raikonen
    3 Glock
    4 Rosberg
    5 Button
    6 Webber
    7 Kubica
    8 Hamilton

  45. OzziNo Gravatar says:

    Updating my prediction!

    Pole Position: Jenson Button

    1st. Jenson Button
    2nd. Kimi Räikkönen
    3rd. Mark Webber
    4th. Jarno Trulli
    5th. Robert Kubica
    6th. Nico Rosberg
    7th. Rubens Barrichello
    8th. Fernando Alonso

    Fastest Lap: Kimi Räikkönen

  46. xxMarinaxxNo Gravatar says:

    Pole: Massa
    FL: Rosberg

    1. Raikkonen
    2. Rosberg
    3. Massa
    4. Button
    5. Kubica
    6. Webber
    7. Vettel
    8. Barrichello

  47. danielNo Gravatar says:

    POLE POSITION: massa
    FASTEST LAP: rosberg
    1. trulli
    2.button
    3. massa
    4. vettel
    5. glock
    6. räikkönen
    7. hamilton
    8. webber

    daniels last blog post..Malaysia träning 3: Ferrari har vaknat, men Rosberg snabbast igen

  48. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    and that is the last prediction

  49. JRNo Gravatar says:

    HATS OFF TO F1W. Only someone so focused could draw this much attention to practice.

    Like Kurtz said… “if I had ten divisions of men like this”… you know how that goes…

    OK. Let’s Go!

  50. ncngrr5No Gravatar says:

    fast lap rosberg
    pole rosberg

    1 massa
    2 vettle
    3 button
    4 rosberg
    5 alonzo
    6 hamilton
    7 glock
    8 sutil

    ncng

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