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Posted By: James Allen  |  26 Nov 2011   |  12:39 pm GMT  |  243 comments

The final Grand Prix of 2011 is upon us and so far only seven drivers have stood on the podium this year, tying the record for the lowest number ever.

They are Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Vitaly Petrov and Nick Heidfeld.

Amazingly neither of the Mercedes drivers have been up there and nor has Felipe Massa.

Will that still be the case on Sunday or will one of those faces or a new face appear on the podium, especially is we get one of those rain affected Brazilian classics?

And what does it say about the competitive balance within F1 that the top five drivers have so dominated the season?

As a final competition of the season, we are asking you to predict the three names who will be standing on the podium on Sunday.

The first three correct answers – posted in the comments section below before 2pm Brazil time on Sunday when the race starts – will win a signed copy of the JA on F1 2011 season review book “Vettel Steals the Show”.

The book is a 240 page large format softback which looks back at the stories of the season and analyses the races in detail. Signed copies can be bought from this site for £9-99.

The competition is open to anyone anywhere in the world to enter. But you can only enter once!!

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1

1st: Hamilton

2nd: Vettel

3rd: Button

2

Hamilton

Vettel

Webber

3

Vettel, Hamilton and Button.

4

Vettel, Hamilton, Alonso.

5

vettel hamilton button

6
Ricardo Consulini

1- Vettel

2- Hamilton

3- Webber

7

1st webber

2nd schumacher

3rd di resta

8

James, Do you think that the incredible reliability the top cars have had has had a factor in this? Tie this to the fact the best cars have the best drivers as well and this is the result. I do find it surprising the the mercs have not made it on to the podium once!

9

Yes of course that has played its part

10

in alphabetical order as could go anyway tomorrow

button

hamilton

vettel

I think RB and McL will have something in hand over Ferrari over the race distance and Webber hasn't been on it this year so seems a safe bet to have these three on the podium. Until i just jinxed them by saying that however...

11

Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton

12

1) Vettel

2) Hamilton

3) Button

13

Webber, Button, Vettel

14

I am going with Vettel, Hamilton & Alonso!

15

1. Vettel

2. Hamilton

3. Webber

16

1) Vettel

2) Hamilton

3) Webber

17

1.Vettel

2.Lewis

3.Jenson

18

1.Vettel

2.Lewis

3.Mark Webber

19

Hamiliton 1st

Alonso 2nd

Massa 3rd

20

Hamilton

Button

Schumacher

21

1. Vettel

2. Button

2. Schumacher

22

Vettel, Hamilton and Alonso

23

Vettel, Hamilton & Button!!! Hopefully in reverse order though!

24

Vettel, Button, Alonso

Cheers,

Jeremy

25

My choice too.

26

1. Vettel

2. Hamilton

3. Webber

27

Vettel, Hamilton, webber

28

1. Sebastian Vettel

2. Jenson Button

3. Lewis Hamilton

29

Its probably going to be

1 - Vettel

2 - Lewis,

3 - Webber.

But what I'd really like to see is s something crazy like:

1 - Kovalainen,

2 - di Resta,

3 - Schumacher

Then it would be the most interesting one of the year - Can't see it happening though.

30

Vettel Hamilton Button

31

Hamilton

32

sorry.. its Hamilton, Vettel and Schumacher..

I was in a hurry to name the P1 person

33

Your picture is about right - the two McLarens plus Vettel. So my prediction is:

1. Hamilton

2. Button

3. Vettel

34

Vettel

Hamilton

Alonso

35

Vettel, Webber, Hamilton

36

I think I'll go with:

Vettel, Hamilton and Alonso

37

Hamilton

Vettel

Button

38

1. Webber

2. Vettel

3. Hamilton

39

1. Button

2. Alonso

3. Schumacher

40

1.Vettel

2. Hamilton

3. Alonso

41

Podium, dull but true: Vettel, Webber and Hamilton

42

Hamilton

Button

Vettel

43

1) Vettel 2) Alonso 3) Hamilton

Hopefully it rains so Fernando wins, but if it doesn't, the above answer is the correct finishing order.

44

1.Vettel

2 Hamilton

3 Alonso

45

1. Vettel, 2. Button, 3. Alonso

46

1st: Webber

2nd: Button

3rd: Hamilton

47

1 Button

2 Hamilton

3 Vettel

48

Hamilton, Vettel and Button.

49

1/ Sebastian Vettel

2/ Lewis Hamilton

3/ Jenson Button

51

did I win, someone please let me know, thanks

52

you nailed...congrats!

53

Schumacher

Vettel

Alonso

54

Vettel 1st

Hamilton 2nd

Schumacher 3rd

55

Vettel

Hamilton

Webber

56

Vettel

Button

Alonso

57

1. Alonso

2. Hamilton

3. Vettel

58

Vettel

Hamilton

Webber

59

1st - Schumacher

2nd - Alonso

3rd - Button

60

1: Webber

2: Vettel

3: Hamilton

Webber can't have a uniformly horrible season, can he?

61

1st Webber

2nd Button

3rd Vettel

62

another 5 laps and this might have been the result... close but no cigar!

63

Hamilton, Vettel, Alonso

64

I'm going for a wet race so

1.Hamilton

2.Button

3.Vettel

65

Button, Hamilton, Webber

66

1st Hamilton

2nd Vettel

3rd Schumacher

67

Button,Vettel, Webber

68

I'd like to see a McLaren 1-2, so I'll say Hamilton, Button and Vettel on the podium

69

1.Button

2.Alonso

3.Hamilton

71

My guess will be Vettel Button Schumacher

72

1: Hamilton

2: Alonso

3: Vettel

73

1st Lewis Hamilton

2nd Sebastian Vetel

3rd Jenson Button

74

Vettel, Hamilton & Button

75

1st - Button

2nd - Vettel

3rd - Hamilton

76

It's gonna be (1) Hamilton (2) Vettel (3) Button

77

1-Vettel

2- Webber

3- Button

78

1. Hamilton

2. Vettel

3 webber

79

As it's going to rain:

Button

Alonso

Schumacher

80

Hamilton, Webber, Alonso

81

1. Mark Webber

2. Sebastian Vettel

3. Fernando Alonso

82

Vettel

Hamilton

Button

83

1) Lewis Hamilton

2) Fernando Alonso

3) Sebastian Vettel

84

1) Webber

2) Button

3) Schumacher

85

Button

Webber

Schumacher

Its going to be a wet race!

Hamilton will do a Hamilton [probably with Massa]

Schui will prevail in a better balanced Mercedes and show he can stillget onto the podium.

But Webber will hang in there for 2nd while Vettel comes to grief somewhere along the way.

Naturally, smooth driving Button, will handle the rain very well and make it to the checked flag first.

86

Hamilton

Webber

Vettel

87

1Button

2Hamilton

3Alonso

88

Vettel

Alonso

Schumacher

89

1. Button

2. Alonso

3. Schumacher

90

1 - Felipe Massa

2 - Fernando Alonso

3 - Timo Glock

91

Webber Alonso Hamilton

92

1.Vettel

2.Alonso

3.Hamilton

93

Nico Rosberg

Kamui Kobayashi

Adrian Sutil

Just because everyone else will choose the usual suspects.

94

1. Webber 2. Vettel 3. Hamilton

95

just an observation: I am surprised that more people havnt got Button in their list - more seem to think Hamilton will do better. We know how well Button has performed in the wet conditions this season.

Also, wouldnt be surprised to see a one M. Schumacher on the podium.

96

1 Vettel

2 Alonso

3 Webber

97

rain race...so, probably something unexpected

1. Alonso

2. Perez

3. Senna

98

I will predict Barachello on the podium. Doesn't matter where - I it happens I think this risky bid will deserve a copy to recognize the long odds of such a prediction even without calling the other two positions.

99

Hamilton Button Webber

100

Hamilton, Alonso, Webber

101

button

alonso

vettal

102

Hamilton, Alonso, Webber in that order.

103

Schumacher, Vettel, Hamilton

104

1- Alonso

2- Vettel

3- Massa

105

1. Vettel

2. Webber

3. Button

106

hamilton

vettel

button

107

1.Button

2.Vettel

3.Alonso

108

1 - Alonso

2 - Button

3 - Rosberg

109

1. Alonso

2. Vettel

3. Button

110

Webber, Button, Alonso

111

Button

Alonso

Webber

112

1 - Alonso

2 - Hamilton

3 - Rosberg

113

Hamilton

Alonso

Webber

114

1 Button

2 Vettel

3 Alonso

115

1. Vettel

2. Alonso

3. Button

116

Vettel, Hamilton, Alonso

117

1 Button

2 Vettel

3 Hamilton

118

Vettel

Button

Hamilton

119

Button

Schumacher

Webber

I expect the expected permutations have gone so only chance of winning is to go a little wild!

120

Vettel

Webber

Hamilton

121

1. Vettel

2. Button

3. Schumacher

122

Vettel's under pressure maybe an enforced error in the wet will prevent a podium for him, but it's definately going to rain. - Pure guesswork:-

1 Hamilton

2 Button

3 Alonso

123

Dammit! Was goin' for this one ... figuring Webber will go all-out for a win, even if it means carnage with his teammate.

124

1. Button

2. Vettel

3. Webber

125

Hamilton, Alonso, Schummy

126

1. Vettel

2. Hamilton

3. Alonso

127

1. Alonso

2. Hamilton

3. Viettel

128

1. Schumacher

2. Vettel

3. Hamilton

129

1. Button

2. Webber

3. Hamilton

130

- Button

- Vettel

- Massa

131

button,vettel,webber

132

Vettel, Button, Alonso.

133

1st - Vettel

2nd -Hamilton

3rd- Button

134

1 Vettel

2. Button

3. Webber

135

Its 1.Vettel 2.Hamilton 3.Webber

136

1) Button

2) Hamilton

3) Shumi

137

1- Button

2- Vettel

3- Rosberg

138

Vettel

Webber

Alonso

139

button

hamilton

alonso

140

Hamilton

Webber

Massa

141

1st Lewis Hamilton

2nd Fernando Alonso

3rd Mark Webber

142

1. Vettel

2. Button

3. Alonso

143

vettel, rosberg, webber

hoping for rain and a wild finish

144

Hulkenburg

Vettel

Kubica

.... wait, am I looking at last years grid?

145

Vettel

Button

Webber

146

1. Vettel

2. Button

3. Rosberg

147

1. Vettel

2. Webber

3. Button

148

1- Webber

2- Massa

3- Rosberg

(would be each driver's season's best, so fairly unlikely I realise).

149

1 Vettel

2. Button

3. Hamilton

150

Button

Webber

Rosberg

151

Right, I'll go for and outrageous punt:

Rosberg

Hamilton

Webber

152

Hamilton

Webber

Vettel

153

1. Hamilton;

2. Senna;

3. Ricciardo.

154

Vettle

Webber

Alonso

155

Hamilton

Alonso

Vettel

156

1. Vettel

2. Hamilton

3. Webber

157

1. Button

2. Hamilton

3. Vettel

158

Vettel

Webber

Schumacher

159

Vettel,Button,Weber

160

1. Webber

2. Vettel

3. Hamilton

161

1. Vettel

2. Button

3. Webber

162

1. Webber

2. Vettel

3. Button

163

Woo! I think this is the 2nd correct answer!

164

Button, Vettel and Rosberg.

165

1st Vettel

2nd webber

3rd Hamilton

166

1.lewis hamilton

2.jenson button

3.sutil

167

1st Webber

2nd Vettel

3rd Button

168

Nicely done ... the 3rd correct answer as far as I can tell.

A lot of people just didn't think Webber could manage it. I'm glad he snagged one.

169

1. Hamilton

2. Vettel

3. Alonso

I do would have liked ot see Shumacher in 3rd but cant see it.

170

Vettel

Button

Hamilton

171

Rosberg,then Hamilton,then Schumi!

172

Guys, why are people repeating others' answers? Didn't James say 'the first three correct answers' will win his book? Hopefully I'm not misunderstanding something here! Well, since my top choices have already been taken I'm gonna go for:

1. Button

2. Vettel

3. Sutil

Thanks James for another great competition!

173

Indeed. What's the point of saying "The competition is open to anyone anywhere in the world to enter." and then limit it to the _first_ 3 right answers?

Anyone not in the right timezone to be awake enough answer with an obvious 3-of-5 reply in the first 10 minutes of the competition is clearly not going to win!

A lottery of all correct answers out of a hat would be more appropriate for an international competition.

Anyway, assuming the rules stay as they are I may as well go out on a limb:

Barrichello, Schumacher, Hamilton.

If the rules change to a lottery:

Hamilton, Schumacher, Barrichello.

Hey, it's all a bit of fun 😉

174

Lol nice pick mate, I'd love to see Barichello on the podium with Schumacher, maybe even throw Kobayashi in there too! 😛

Yeah I agree, I think all correct answers should be combined then randomly picked instead but I think it's too late for James to change it now, maybe for the next competition 😉 but....! If that does change, my first choice answer would be:

1. Button

2. Vettel

3. Alonso

175

1- Vettel

2- Button

3- Schumacher

176

1: Vettel

2: Button

3: Hamilton

177

1. Vettel. 2. Button 3. Schumacher.

178

Vettel, Button, Webber

179

1. Hamilton

2. Alonso

3. Senna

180

An unpredictable rainy Brazilian day!

1 Felipe Massa

2 Rubens Barrichello

3 Bruno Senna

More noise from the crowd than an F1 engine!!!!

181

I would like it to be like this:

Hamilton

Button

Alonso

182

Vettel

Button

Hamilton

183

Well, my first several choices were already chosen three or more times, so my official answer is:

1 - Button

2 - Vettel

3 - Hamilton

For the record, my original prediction was Vettel, Button, Webber.

184

Vettel, Webber, Alonso.

This from someone who's an ardent McLaren supporter 🙂

185

1st massa 2nd hamilton 3rd schumacher

186

Webber, vettel, button

187

Let's go crazy

Alonso

Massa

Hamilton

188

1 webber 2 vettel 3 schumacher

189

Button

Webber

Massa

190

1.hamilton 2 alonso 3 webber.

191

Button, Alonso, Webber

192

1.Webber

2.Vettel

3. Button

193

1.Webber

2.Button

3.Massa

194

1.Webber

2. Vettel

3. Massa

195

Hamilton

Button

Schumacher

196

Button

Vettel

Alonso

197

Vettel, Button, Webber

198

Webber, Vettel, Button

199

1. Alonso

2. Webber

3. Button

200

Button

Vettel

Rosberg

201

1) Button

2) Hamilton

3) Webber

202

Vettel

Button

Rosberg

I wish

203

1 - Button

2 - Webber

3 - Alonso

204

Button

Schumacher

Alonso

205

1) Button

2) Alonso

3) Webber

206

1. Vettel

2. Button

3. Alonso

207

Vettel

Webber

Button

208

webber, vettel, massa

209

I predict a Red Bull fix

1) Webber

2) Vettel

3) Button

210

vettel

webber

button

211

Wet Race

1st - Alonso

2nd - Schumacher

3rd - Button

Dry Race

1st - Vettel

2nd - Webber

3rd - Button

212

Will have to try going very different.

Webber

Button

Sutil

213

Button

Alonso

Rosberg

214

Rosberg

Button

Webber

215

As difficult as it is for me to put it this way:

1. Vettel

2. Button

3. Alonso

216

Vettel

Webber

Alonso

217

Vettel

Hamilton

Button

218

1-Alonso

2-Webber

3-Rosberg

because the rain.

219

Webber

Alonso

Barrichello

220

Button

Hamilton

Alonso

221

button

vettel

hamilton

222

1. Vettel

2. Button

3. Alonso

223

Webber, Vettel, Schumacher

224

1:Webber

2:Vettel

3:Alonso

225

James, two things that would be brilliant for your site...

Get the developer to put the comments box immediately after the end of the article... It's a pain to have to scroll down to tO the bottom of the page like that.

A castrol predictor type fantasy f1 game.... Have been using the castrol one this year and found it brilliant fun for spicing up race weekends

226

1. Button

2. Schumacher

3. Hamilton

227

Button

Alonso

Webber

228

Wet Race

Button

Vettel

Hamilton

Dry Race

Vettell

Hamilton

Button

229

1 - Vettel

2 - Webber

3 - Button

230

Webber, Schumacher, Senna.

231

1st: Hamilton Lewis

2nd:Alonso Fernando

3rd:Vettel Sebastien

233

4th correct ans

234

Button

Webber

Schumacher

235

1.Webber

2.Button

3.Schumacher

236

1. Webber

2. Vettel

3. Massa

I'm playing the team order card and Massa to shine during the race assuming rain at some point during the race as he had a strong drive in Canada.

237
Alistair McDonald

1: Button

2: Alonso

3: Hamilton

238

1: Vettel

2: Webber

3: Hamilton

239

1. Webber

2. Vettel

3. Hamilton

240

Webber

Vettel

Alonso

241

button

alonso

hamilton

242

Hidesight is 100% accurate.

Webber to win, cos vettel has an issue.

Vettel to be second, even without all his gears

Button to be third, giving one back to Alonso who showed him by overtaking him round the outsdide. Stunning move.

243

Come on James I want it more than the rest. you know I deserve it simply for the cheek and cheating aspect if nothing else 🙂

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