There were plenty of unknowns coming into the 2014 Formula One season. With massive changes to the engine regulations promising more retirements and plenty of tantalizing new driver pairings, it seemed like the most wide-open season in recent memory.
And then Mercedes won the first six races (along with five second-place finishes).
While the Constructors' Championship has not been in doubt since about the second race of the season, at least Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have kept the Drivers' Championship close.
Now that we have a much better idea of where the season is heading, and with the summer break dragging on, here is a look back at some preseason predictions (from Bleacher Report and elsewhere). Some are bang on, and some—like anyone who tabbed Fernando Alonso for the Drivers' title—are spectacularly wrong.