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United States 2012 - Race predictions // Make your choices for the key questions ahead of the US GP

Published by Christine

With fancy new polls all in place, it's time for you to start making your predictions about what will occur over the next few days. The first and most important thing we need to know is who will be coming out of this weekend with the lead of the title battle - whether that be as championship, or whether it goes down to the wire.

Who'll be championship leader after the US GP?

Fernando AlonsoFernando Alonso
36%
Sebastian VettelSebastian Vettel
64%

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144 votes

A new circuit on the calendar always adds a bit of spice to proceedings, and the Circuit of the Americas is throwing up plenty of unknowns in terms of grip and elevation changes!

Which team will adapt to Circuit of the Americas the best?

  • McLaren, they had the fastest car in Abu Dhabi

    44%
  • Red Bull, they sent Coulthard for a look around before it was finished

    37%
  • Lotus, they were the first team to run an F1 car here

    5%
  • Ferrari, they're being powered by the sheer will of Alonso

    14%

139 votes

With the pressure really starting to show on the drivers with a lot to prove, plus a long season behind them, there could be more crashes on the cards this weekend. Reliability may also prove to be a problem, so will the Safety Car see any action?

How many safety cars will feature in Austin's inaugural race?

  • No safety cars

    24%
  • One safety car

    48%
  • Two safety cars

    18%
  • More than two safety cars

    9%

33 votes

Ferrari made an interesting choice ahead of the race, sacrificing some of Massa's qualifying pace for a better grid position for his teammate. You can head here to read more but make sure you come back and rate the decision!

How do you rate Ferrari's gearbox tactics?

26 votes

Ferrari bumped Felipe Massa back five places in order to move Fernando Alonso to the gripper side of the starting grid in Austin. Genius, desperate or something in between?

Qualifying

It would seem to be an obvious choice, but Formula One is know for its unexpected twists and turns. Pole position would appear to be crucially important at a track with so many unknowns, so who will get the coveted P1 grid slot?

Who will get pole in Austin?

  • Sebastian Vettel

    50%
  • Fernando Alonso

    5%
  • Mark Webber

    9%
  • Lewis Hamilton

    27%
  • Other

    9%

22 votes

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