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Posted By: James Allen  |  24 Jul 2013   |  11:17 am GMT  |  453 comments

As discussed in our UBS Race Strategy Briefing yesterday, Lotus has a real chance to win the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend.

But the key will be qualifying towards the front of the grid. So we thought we’d make that the subject of a competition.

At the same time, we are delighted to offer a limited edition JA on F1 “Speed Merchants” T shirts with a logo that means a lot to me, as it combines the style and spirit of racers of the 1960s.

It’s a cool collectible; “Speed Merchants” says it all really, it’s what the sport is all about.

And we will give away a free T shirt to the three closest predictions in the following competition:

- How far off pole position (in seconds/fractions of a second) will Kimi Raikkonen qualify in Budapest this weekend?

For example, if you think Raikkonen will be 0.316s off pole, then write that in the comments section below, together with a working email address, so we can contact you if you win.

If you think Raikkonen will be on pole, just write “Pole” in the comments section.

The competition is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, but it closes at 14-00 CET on Saturday when F1 qualifying starts. We will find the closest three predictions and these will be sent a free Speed Merchants T shirt.

Only one entry per person.

If you don’t want to take a chance on winning one, then there are only 100 shirts in this limited edition in various sizes, so be sure to grab yours quick via the link below.

The shirts are for sale through our ecommerce partner Grand Prix Legends.

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Order your Limited Edition T shirt for only £19.99

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  1. Adam Baker says:

    Pole. Easy.

  2. Vicki Brand says:

    0.523

  3. Steve Hopkinson says:

    0.000 seconds. He’s overdue for a good qualifying performance…

    1. John Mc says:

      And yet he has outqualified Grosjean 8-1 this season…

  4. Tobias says:

    I think he will be 0.388 seconds off the pole.

  5. Vernier Caliper says:

    0.456 off pole

  6. Trevor says:

    0.226 off pole

  7. Vernier Caliper says:

    Sorry 0.456s off Pole

  8. Jonathan Wearden says:

    0.404 seconds

  9. Michael Kielty says:

    0.457s

  10. Stephen Harris says:

    1.241

  11. Paul Watson says:

    0.680

  12. Muhammad Ahsan Sultan says:

    0.625

  13. Ryan Hayes says:

    0.516

  14. Sean Nevin says:

    0.354s off.

    1. Toby says:

      Good tip. I concur.

  15. Enigma says:

    0.000 (he’ll be on pole)

  16. Paul Jeffrey says:

    0.147

    Thanks!

  17. Rudy says:

    0.532 off Pole. Mail: huijs_grand@yahoo.ca

  18. JAMES KIBET says:

    Raikonen will be 0.408s off pole.

  19. danny Saunders says:

    0.746 seconds off pole for kimi

  20. Alex Green says:

    1.137s off pole

  21. Aljo says:

    Raikkonen 0.424 off Pole

  22. Kingszito says:

    0.516s

  23. Olli says:

    0.431 off pole.

  24. Jonas Ahlenflod says:

    0,199 off Pole

  25. Leny Arico says:

    0.415s

  26. chris ervin says:

    0.16 secs off pole

  27. NickH says:

    4th
    0.406 off pole

  28. ian Gregory says:

    0.710 seconds off the pole.

  29. Robert says:

    0.412 seconds

  30. Amol says:

    0.214 off the pole

  31. Mandeep Dhesi says:

    Kimi Railkkonen 0.5s off pole. Hungary 2013.
    Thanks.

  32. Spyros says:

    0.340″ off pole.

  33. Andrew Cowling says:

    0.564 sec off pole.

  34. Phil Glass says:

    Pole

  35. Rayhan Chouglay says:

    0.543s

  36. Jake Pattison says:

    0.234

  37. sam morgam says:

    0.562 seconds (even though I hope he wins)

  38. Spoo says:

    0.040 Comon Kimi

  39. Peppers says:

    Raikonnen will be .626 off

  40. Swapnil says:

    0.698

    Hope he wins

  41. Eerik says:

    Kimi will be on pole

  42. Diego P says:

    0.486

  43. Mike J says:

    0.244 off pole

  44. ATOMIC says:

    +0.180

  45. Adrian Setterfield says:

    0.534

  46. Simple says:

    0.137

  47. Frank Oosterhuis says:

    0.000s
    That means he will be P1.

  48. saukat ali says:

    0.059s off pole

  49. Axel Jonsson says:

    0.468

  50. Mark Smith says:

    0.213s

  51. Horno says:

    +0,184

    1. Horno says:

      One question James,

      What about the following scenario:
      Raikkonen is out in Q2, but his time in Q2 was faster than the Pole time?, perhaps due to light rain?

  52. VV says:

    0.258 seconds.

  53. prasanna madhavan says:

    Raikkonen will be 4th

  54. **Paul** says:

    0.583 off pole

  55. Nick Jacskon says:

    0.872

  56. Pranesh says:

    0.527

    gpranesh7@gmail.com

    T-shirt Size – Medium :)

  57. Jae says:

    0.257 behind pole. Go Kimi!!

  58. Paul says:

    0.412 seconds off pole

  59. Stuart Harrison says:

    0.718 seconds off pole.

  60. Pjaycee says:

    0.433

  61. Chris Pichowicz says:

    0.211s

  62. Sathya1987 says:

    Pole

  63. Michael says:

    0.326

  64. Manuel Dese says:

    0.500s

  65. DaveM says:

    0.467secs of pole

  66. Ryan Goodwin says:

    0.845s

  67. Paul Lambson says:

    Pole

  68. Ashok says:

    0.345 Secs

  69. Tealeaf says:

    7 tenths or more precisely 0.732 sec.

  70. Alexander Supertramp says:

    0.415 off

  71. Jonathan says:

    0.734

  72. Keio Velström says:

    0,327s off pole time

  73. Andrew J says:

    0.372 seconds off pole.

  74. Ion says:

    Raikkonen will be 0,852s off pole

  75. Wornslicks says:

    0.000 i.e.on pole

  76. Steve says:

    0.168 sec off the pole

  77. Joshua says:

    0.463

    1. Robins says:

      bang on, congrats:)

      1. Joshua says:

        Wow cant believe it. Cheers

  78. Glen D says:

    0.394 from pole,

    I’d say that would get him 2nd row

  79. Edward B says:

    Raikkonen 0.274s off pole

  80. Mr B Diamond says:

    0.185s
    I really believe that Kimi will aim for pole rather than have his grid position dictated by tyre strategy during qualifying because The Hungaroring is not the easiest track on which to overtake.

  81. Chris says:

    0.316 secs.
    (Nudge nudge wink wink)

  82. Larry Thorne says:

    Kimi will be 0.129 off pole.

  83. jeevan says:

    0.754 sec

  84. PaoloC says:

    0.367

  85. Ben Ford says:

    0.833 off pole

  86. Charlie tymon says:

    0.326

  87. dean cassady says:

    0.154 off pole in third on the grid

  88. Chris Horne says:

    Be 0.475 off pole

  89. Kurtis says:

    0.854 off pole

  90. Jake says:

    0.325 seconds

  91. Lawrence Smith says:

    0.22

  92. Alshi says:

    0.323 seconds.

  93. Mark says:

    I think 0,299 off the pole.

  94. Lee R says:

    +1.023

  95. Kenneth A says:

    0.560 No Pole for you!

  96. Iwan Jones says:

    0.595
    Mercs still will be very fast…

  97. toleman fan says:

    0.573 seconds

  98. Bones says:

    0.476

  99. toleman fan says:

    0.573 seconds.

  100. Simon says:

    0.392s behind pole position.

  101. Paul du Maître says:

    0.255

  102. Simon says:

    0.284s

  103. Fazly says:

    0.832 off pole

  104. ruthvin says:

    .304 secs

  105. Niall Quinn says:

    0.595

  106. Ciara Finan says:

    0.395

  107. Frodo says:

    0.654

  108. BRz says:

    0.702 off pole!

  109. Felix says:

    0.397

  110. James says:

    0.399

  111. David C says:

    0.432

  112. Fan says:

    Kimi fails to make it out of Q1.

  113. Don Draper says:

    0.108 secs and a win on Sunday.. He’s due..

  114. Nick says:

    0.222 off pole

  115. Siobhan says:

    0.482

  116. Darren C says:

    0.514

  117. Justabloke says:

    wish I’d seen this earlier

    0.00

    Pole for sure :)

  118. John says:

    0.253s

  119. Steve says:

    0.826

  120. Chaitanya Varma Jampana says:

    0.196s off the pole

  121. cartweel says:

    0.432s
    I like Kimi’s chances on a hot weekend, but that Lotus still doesn’t really start working for a couple of laps after peak grip…

  122. Darren S says:

    0.477 from pole

    palin@mindless.com

  123. Michael Prestia says:

    .108 off pole.

  124. Paul Lewis says:

    0.572 off pole

  125. Justabloke says:

    Do we share a t shirt if he’s makes pole ;)

  126. C Lin says:

    0.292

  127. Raefe says:

    0.857 off pole

  128. Chris Bird says:

    +0.479

  129. Chandradeep Sama says:

    0.512 off pole

  130. milkboy says:

    0.726

  131. nenny says:

    .555 off pole… i cant see him getting close 2 the merc/RBR

  132. Antti says:

    0.314s

  133. M Komil says:

    0.211

  134. Trixie says:

    I predict Kimi will qualify 3rd, 0.467s off pole.
    James, if I’m lucky enough to win this, will you be nice enough to have it signed by Kimi and your good self ??
    I live in hope.

    1. adriana says:

      because you were that close a least james should sign it , isn’t ?

  135. Dan Taylor says:

    0.427 off pole

  136. Bones says:

    0.675

  137. Germyl says:

    .476 off pole

  138. Mark Harris says:

    0.237

  139. Glennb says:

    +0.497
    Size Large thanks James ;)

  140. Daniel Spiller says:

    0.196 (fingers crossed) COME ON KIMI!!!

  141. M Bett says:

    0.572s

  142. Thynaks says:

    0.725

  143. jie says:

    0.511s off pole

  144. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    0.457

  145. Glennb says:

    Just had a thought….
    What if Kimi doesn’t make Q3 but his Q2 time is faster than pole? Never happen but hey it might rain after Q2.

  146. P.Relli says:

    0.411

  147. The Catman says:

    0.352 behind

    TC

  148. Robert says:

    .410 seconds off pole for Kimi. (JAshirttome@emailzr.us)

  149. Michael says:

    0.031

  150. Fast S says:

    0.182

  151. maximo says:

    .423

  152. Patric says:

    0.098 s

  153. CarlH says:

    0.397

  154. Chris Smith says:

    I reckon he’ll be 0.440 off the pole time, which I guess will be set by Hamilton.

  155. AMSG says:

    0.337 Size x-large please

  156. zippy says:

    1.263

  157. AnthonyD says:

    0.631 seconds off pole

  158. Manu Francis says:

    0.455

  159. Jakub says:

    0.665

  160. stephen ho says:

    0.338 sec off pole

  161. Pierre Racine says:

    0.116

  162. Julien Gadian says:

    .215

  163. Tom Haythornthwaite says:

    0.001 off pole!

  164. Ganesh says:

    0.554

  165. lnk djaya says:

    0.445

  166. nickb says:

    0.422

  167. unF1nnished business says:

    0.2

  168. Ahmed Ginnah says:

    .885 seconds off pole

  169. Robert in San Diego says:

    .325

  170. Konstantin Minko says:

    0.150 off pole but win on Sunday!

  171. Zombie says:

    0.143

  172. Seán Craddock says:

    0.283

  173. jpinx says:

    0.339 secs off pole. XXL please :)

  174. paxdog57 says:

    0.777

  175. horoldo says:

    0.815

  176. Gareth says:

    0.611

  177. Hiten says:

    0.389 seconds off pole

  178. Daniel MA says:

    0.583

  179. Seifenkistler says:

    He prefers to stay in a pub to drink a cool beer instead qualifying in this heatwave.
    He wins the race starting from last position and gets disqualified because of too much alcohol in the blood.

    My guess would be place 11 ifhe isn’t in a pub, 1s behind.

  180. Grzegorz says:

    0.24 seconds off pole

  181. Jon Wilde says:

    1.235 seconds off pole

  182. Sarvar says:

    0.311

  183. Ljconnolly says:

    0.217

  184. Steve Boden says:

    0.837

  185. RobertS says:

    0.467

  186. Matthew Kable says:

    0.782 seconds off of pole.

  187. S. says:

    .247 (close, but not close enough..)

  188. Lai Lai says:

    0.897

  189. Carl says:

    0.783 seconds off pole

  190. Alastair Archbold says:

    0.124

  191. Gabe says:

    0.339 off pole time

  192. Claudio says:

    0.317s off pole

  193. Oz Geeza says:

    I don’t know the times fractions, but no
    further then p ( 5 ) on the grid.

  194. Jimmy says:

    0.365

  195. Pauli H says:

    0.177 off

  196. Wigwamy says:

    0.214 sec. off pole

  197. Mark Taylor says:

    0.402 off pole

  198. vinod says:

    0.158 he should be there in the second row

  199. Biggles209 says:

    0.561

  200. Adrien says:

    0.197

  201. aveli says:

    0.266

  202. Adnan says:

    0.362

  203. Neil Jenney says:

    0.316s off pole. ;)

  204. adriana says:

    0.425 off pole position ( Hamilton )

  205. Jonathan says:

    0.147 seconds off of pole

  206. Jannto says:

    0.082 sec

  207. peruvian says:

    0.116 off pole

  208. Edward Valentine says:

    0.309s

  209. Craig says:

    O.314 Hmm pie divided by 10.

  210. Vel says:

    0.303 secs

  211. Matt says:

    0.666 (as Kimi is the bad boy of the grid) lol

  212. Lilian says:

    0.202 Thank you James.

  213. Bjorn Grylls says:

    0,243

  214. Alan from Toronto, Canada says:

    Kimi will be 0.203s off pole.

  215. Sid says:

    0.229 off pole

  216. ProfessorFate says:

    0.243 off pole.

  217. sudipt123 says:

    O.248 secs off pole, though I’m rooting for kimi to win!

  218. Richard Martin says:

    I think Kimi will be 0.249 seconds off pole.

  219. Graham Gowthorpe says:

    . 453 off pole

  220. Steven h says:

    0.555

  221. Gordon Haid says:

    0.001 seconds

  222. Elie says:

    .212 elieantouny@hotmail.com

    My top ten quali times :-
    1st 1.21.595 Lewis Hamilton
    2nd1.21.663 Sebastian Vettel
    3rd 1.21.807 Kimi Raikkonen
    4th 1.21.810 Romain Grosjean
    5th 1.21.813 Fernando Alonso
    6th 1.21.857 Nico Rosberg
    7th 1.21.915 Felipe Massa
    8th 1.21.822 Mark Webber
    9th 1.22.170 Adrian Sutil
    10th 1.22.250 Jenson Button

    Lotus first ever 1 -2 Kimi/ Romain on Sunday- Comeone Lotus no one deserves it more.

    1. Elie says:

      *mw 8th should read 1.21.922

  223. CanadaF1fan says:

    0.313

  224. Harry says:

    0.716 Seconds off pole position.

  225. Brooks says:

    0.412

  226. Sam White says:

    0.378

  227. Tornillo Amarillo says:

    Raikkonen will be 0.146s off pole

  228. Lucas says:

    0.800

  229. deci1668 says:

    0,393

  230. Mogens Nielsen says:

    0,348

  231. Gaimcap says:

    0.228

  232. Hansb says:

    0.686 off pole

  233. Fishingelbow says:

    What Pole? Has Robert Kubica made his return to F1?

  234. Riaaz says:

    0.846

  235. John in San Diego says:

    0.122

  236. prasanna madhavan says:

    0.978 seconds

  237. William Harrison says:

    0.413

  238. Anton says:

    0.339

  239. Michael Grievson says:

    0.219 seconds

  240. Wattsey says:

    0.162

  241. zVujec says:

    0.183

  242. Joolz says:

    0.000 but he’ll set the time after Vettel and qualify in second place.

  243. Dan B says:

    off by o.888

  244. Mitchell says:

    .296

  245. Mikespur says:

    1.112

  246. Andy Taylor says:

    He will qualify 5th .619 behind the pole sitter

  247. Gee says:

    0.496s off pole

  248. Grant H says:

    0.478

  249. Rich says:

    0.616 seconds

  250. Double says:

    0.063

  251. Stuart burton says:

    0.135 off pole, it’ll be close!!!

  252. Matt B says:

    0.284

  253. joseph failla says:

    0.438 :) send the t shirt now lol

  254. Gavin28 says:

    0.213

  255. Simon Reichelt says:

    +1.167 and p9 on the grid

  256. Saeed says:

    0.651s off pole

  257. hulliby says:

    0.753s

  258. Mehluli says:

    0.490

  259. Azli says:

    0.818 thanks james!

  260. Dinesh says:

    0.678 off pole.

  261. Liam M says:

    1.321

  262. Sridhar C says:

    Kimi will be 0.529s off pole.

  263. Ashish Sharma says:

    0.346 seconds off pole

  264. Nikifor says:

    0.836

  265. JR NG says:

    0.123

  266. Scott Baxter says:

    0.008

  267. Nazdakka says:

    0.322s off pole.

  268. Rein Bauer says:

    0.377 s

  269. Hitul mistry says:

    0.508 off pole

  270. Omarion says:

    +0.296

  271. jrh says:

    Raikonen will be 0.823s off pole.

  272. Aaron says:

    0.781 off pole.

  273. Baghetti says:

    0.308 from pole

  274. Jon Fitz says:

    0.689 off pole (qualify 7th)

  275. lars blomqvist says:

    .185 off pole

  276. Adiel says:

    0.279

  277. Giorgio says:

    0.465s off pole

  278. Vili says:

    0,397 s off pole.

  279. Knut Zenboltz says:

    3.624s – mechanical failure in Q1

  280. Craig Robertson says:

    0.785

  281. Charles says:

    0.591 off pole.

  282. Krist says:

    Kimi ist not the fastest qualifier out there (ask Heidfeld or Pedro de la Rosa…), so the car is good for second row. But even with an advantage with very hot temperatures Kimi will be 0.658 off the pole.

  283. Andrew says:

    0.001 off pole

  284. Brian says:

    0.292 off pole

  285. Kevin says:

    +0.124 off pole.

  286. Vlad says:

    Kimi 0.625s off the pole

  287. Vic says:

    kimi is gonna be on pole

  288. dirty harry says:

    0.333

  289. ArunasNesvarbu says:

    0,277

  290. Somersetracer says:

    0.269 off pole is my guess

  291. MarkedOne says:

    0.437

  292. GM Grand says:

    0.613

  293. J says:

    0.206 off pole

  294. 17LEFT says:

    .177

  295. iwwwan says:

    0.679
    and will be on the podium :)))))

  296. macak says:

    1.000

  297. iwwwan says:

    0.679

  298. Jim McMillan says:

    0.345

  299. Dejan says:

    0,176 s

  300. On says:

    0.434 seconds off pole

  301. Vinodh says:

    0.412

  302. Harvey says:

    .245

  303. Antonis Papadakis says:

    0.091

  304. Matt says:

    3 decimal points or 2?

  305. student says:

    +0.398s

    4th position

  306. Gokart mozart says:

    Hope he gets pole, but realistically 0.391 seconds off pole, and 5th on the grid.

  307. Jordan says:

    Off pole 0.788

    1. Jordan says:

      Lewis is going to be on pole

  308. Rednas says:

    0.598

  309. Jake Harris says:

    He’ll be .461 off pole!

  310. Peter says:

    0.279 from pole.

  311. Adrian J says:

    0.113 seconds

  312. Craig says:

    0.356 off pole for Kimi

  313. Sam says:

    0.337 Off Pole

  314. gamer9 says:

    0.397

  315. Bullish says:

    He will miss out on reaching Q3, thus will not have an accurate time against the Pole time.

    Go Dan Ricciardo!

  316. Ajmal Hussain says:

    +0.386 off pole

  317. BB Wolf says:

    0,748 s from pole.

  318. Johny says:

    0.428

  319. Han says:

    0.492 off pole for Kimi

  320. Micheal Evans says:

    0.467

  321. Mistertoad says:

    Pole

  322. Harry says:

    0.277

  323. Nick Price says:

    0.026 away from Pole

  324. Fidel says:

    0.433 off from pole

  325. Ciaran says:

    0.421 off pole probably fourth

  326. Oliver Cartwright says:

    0.289 off pole

  327. Pigmer says:

    0.432 off from pole

  328. Scott Barwell says:

    0.276 secs off pole. He’ll get 3rd

  329. SuperSi says:

    0.149 off pole

  330. Marc says:

    +0.216s

  331. Arnaud says:

    0.469 off pole

  332. Joseph Harris says:

    0.665s

  333. Aaron says:

    0.326s

  334. johnboy says:

    0.326sec

  335. Geoff says:

    0.731 off of pole

  336. Ash Sandys says:

    He will be 0.683 seconds off pole

  337. ChrisA says:

    .357 off pole

  338. Yos says:

    0.235 off pole

  339. Richard Burgess says:

    0.624

  340. Brenda Burgess says:

    0.423

  341. Snowy says:

    + 0.174s

  342. cARL says:

    raikonnen 0.093 off pole

  343. Terry says:

    0.567

  344. Steve L says:

    0.312s

  345. Paul Stocker says:

    0.440

  346. Nemanja says:

    0.818

  347. TheDrivingG says:

    0.462s

  348. Mic says:

    0.678 seconds

  349. patrik Senk says:

    +0.459s

  350. A=F/M says:

    0.277 secs

  351. Stephen F says:

    0.281

  352. V says:

    0.213 seconds off pole

  353. Shervin Yeganeh says:

    0.373

  354. Humph says:

    0.932 seconds off pole.

  355. Sabeen says:

    0.235

  356. Sufyaan Patel says:

    0.543 off pole

  357. McHarg123 says:

    0.510

  358. Leesa says:

    .327 off pole

  359. Rony says:

    0.412 seconds off the pole.

  360. John S says:

    0.218 off pole

  361. Josef Willsher says:

    +0.843

  362. Manan says:

    0.563 off pole

  363. BlueRacer says:

    0.765 off pole.

  364. karvic says:

    0.255 off pole

  365. Joshua says:

    Hi at JA ON F1

    When will we be contacted about the prize. I’d love to have it soon as was planning to read the JA season review I bought last year over the summer break and the t-shirt will be the icing on the cake!

    Cheers. …No 97

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