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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.

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1

Pole. Easy.

2

0.523

3
Steve Hopkinson

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

4

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

5

I think he will be 0.388 seconds off the pole.

6
Vernier Caliper

0.456 off pole

7

0.226 off pole

8
Vernier Caliper

Sorry 0.456s off Pole

9
Jonathan Wearden

0.404 seconds

10

0.457s

11

1.241

12

0.680

13
Muhammad Ahsan Sultan

0.625

14

0.516

15

0.354s off.

19

0.000 (he'll be on pole)

20

0.147

Thanks!

21

0.532 off Pole. Mail: huijs_grand@yahoo.ca

22

Raikonen will be 0.408s off pole.

24

0.746 seconds off pole for kimi

25

1.137s off pole

26

Raikkonen 0.424 off Pole

27

0.516s

28

0.213 seconds

phillipmaddocks8@hotmail.com

30

0.431 off pole.

32
Jonas Ahlenflod

0,199 off Pole

33

0.415s

34

0.16 secs off pole

35

4th

0.406 off pole

36

0.710 seconds off the pole.

37

0.412 seconds

40

0.214 off the pole

41

Kimi Railkkonen 0.5s off pole. Hungary 2013.

Thanks.

43

0.340" off pole.

44

0.564 sec off pole.

45

Pole

46
Rayhan Chouglay

0.543s

47

0.234

49

0.562 seconds (even though I hope he wins)

50

0.040 Comon Kimi

51

Raikonnen will be .626 off

52

0.698

Hope he wins

54

Kimi will be on pole

55

0.486

57

0.244 off pole

58

+0.180

61
Adrian Setterfield

0.534

64
Frank Oosterhuis

0.000s

That means he will be P1.

65

0.059s off pole

66

0.468

67

0.213s

69

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?

71

0.258 seconds.

72
prasanna madhavan

Raikkonen will be 4th

73

0.583 off pole

74

0.872

75

0.527

gpranesh7@gmail.com

T-shirt Size - Medium 🙂

76

0.257 behind pole. Go Kimi!!

77

0.412 seconds off pole

78
Stuart Harrison

0.718 seconds off pole.

79

0.433

80
Chris Pichowicz

0.211s

82

Pole

84

0.326

85

0.500s

87

0.467secs of pole

88

0.845s

89

Pole

90

0.345 Secs

91

7 tenths or more precisely 0.732 sec.

92
Alexander Supertramp

0.415 off

93

0.734

94

0,327s off pole time

95

0.372 seconds off pole.

96

Raikkonen will be 0,852s off pole

97

0.000 i.e.on pole

99

0.168 sec off the pole

100

0.2567 off pole

cedricbaum@gmail.com

102

bang on, congrats:)

103

Wow cant believe it. Cheers

104

0.394 from pole,

I'd say that would get him 2nd row

105

Raikkonen 0.274s off pole

106

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.

108

0.316 secs.

(Nudge nudge wink wink)

109

Kimi will be 0.129 off pole.

110

0.754 sec

112

0.833 off pole

114

0.326

115

0.154 off pole in third on the grid

118

Be 0.475 off pole

120

0.854 off pole

121

0.325 seconds

122
Lawrence Smith

0.22

123

0.323 seconds.

124

I think 0,299 off the pole.

126

0.560 No Pole for you!

127

0.595

Mercs still will be very fast...

130

0.573 seconds

132

0.573 seconds.

133

0.392s behind pole position.

134
Paul du Maître

0.255

136

0.832 off pole

138

.304 secs

139

0.595

140

0.395

142

0.702 off pole!

145

0.432

146

Kimi fails to make it out of Q1.

147

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

149

0.946

sirmatevans@gmail.com

150

0.222 off pole

151

0.482

152

0.514

155

wish I'd seen this earlier

0.00

Pole for sure 🙂

159
Chaitanya Varma Jampana

0.196s off the pole

160

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...

161

0.477 from pole

palin@mindless.com

162
Michael Prestia

.108 off pole.

163

0.572 off pole

164

Do we share a t shirt if he's makes pole 😉

168

0.857 off pole

169

+0.479

170
Chandradeep Sama

0.512 off pole

171

0.726

172

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

174

0.211

176

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.

177

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

178

0.427 off pole

180

.476 off pole

182

0.237

183

+0.497

Size Large thanks James 😉

184
Daniel Spiller

0.196 (fingers crossed) COME ON KIMI!!!

185

0.572s

186

0.725

187

0.511s off pole

188
Foghorn Leghorn

0.457

189

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.

191

0.411

192

0.352 behind

TC

193

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

194

0.031

197

0.098 s

199

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

200

0.337 Size x-large please

202

0.631 seconds off pole

203

0.455

205

0.338 sec off pole

206

0.116

207

.215

208
Tom Haythornthwaite

0.001 off pole!

209

O.156

gordon-fan@hotmail.com

212

0.445

216
unF1nnished business

0.2

217

.885 seconds off pole

218
Robert in San Diego

.325

219
Konstantin Minko

0.150 off pole but win on Sunday!

221
Seán Craddock

0.283

222

0.339 secs off pole. XXL please 🙂

224

0.777

225

0.815

228

0.389 seconds off pole

230

0.583

231

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.

234

0.24 seconds off pole

237

1.235 seconds off pole

241

0.217

242

0.837

243

0.467

244

0.782 seconds off of pole.

245

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

247

0.897

248

0.783 seconds off pole

249
Alastair Archbold

0.124

250

0.339 off pole time

252

I don't know the times fractions, but no

further then p ( 5 ) on the grid.

255

0.177 off

256

0.214 sec. off pole

257

0.402 off pole

258

0.158 he should be there in the second row

259

0.561

263

0.344-dmbaasha@gmail.com

264

0.316s off pole. 😉

265

0.425 off pole position ( Hamilton )

266

0.147 seconds off of pole

267

0.082 sec

268

0.116 off pole

269
Edward Valentine

0.309s

270

O.314 Hmm pie divided by 10.

271

0.303 secs

272

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

273

0.202 Thank you James.

274

0,243

275
Alan from Toronto, Canada

Kimi will be 0.203s off pole.

277

0.229 off pole

278

0.243 off pole.

279

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

280
Richard Martin

I think Kimi will be 0.249 seconds off pole.

281
Graham Gowthorpe

. 453 off pole

282

0.555

283

0.001 seconds

284

.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.

285

*mw 8th should read 1.21.922

286

0.313

287

0.716 Seconds off pole position.

289

0.378

290
Tornillo Amarillo

Raikkonen will be 0.146s off pole

294

0,393

295
Mogens Nielsen

0,348

297

0.228

298

0.686 off pole

299

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

302
John in San Diego

0.122

303
prasanna madhavan

0.978 seconds

304
William Harrison

0.413

307
Michael Grievson

0.219 seconds

308

0.162

310

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

311

off by o.888

312

.296

314

1.112

315

He will qualify 5th .619 behind the pole sitter

316

0.496s off pole

318

0.616 seconds

320

0.135 off pole, it'll be close!!!

323

0.438 🙂 send the t shirt now lol

327

+1.167 and p9 on the grid

328

0.651s off pole

329

0.753s

331

0.490

332

0.818 thanks james!

333

0.678 off pole.

335

Kimi will be 0.529s off pole.

336

0.346 seconds off pole

337

0.836

339

0.008

341

0.322s off pole.

342

0.377 s

343

0.508 off pole

344

0.231

grahamb1976@hotmail.co.uk

345

+0.296

346

Raikonen will be 0.823s off pole.

347

0.781 off pole.

348

0.308 from pole

349

0.689 off pole (qualify 7th)

350
lars blomqvist

.185 off pole

352

0.799

richiehezz@hotmail.com

353

0.465s off pole

354

0,397 s off pole.

356

3.624s – mechanical failure in Q1

357
Craig Robertson

0.785

358

0.591 off pole.

359

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.

360

0.001 off pole

361

0.292 off pole

362

0.382

loudrag@yahoo.com

363

+0.124 off pole.