The 2014 F1 season in 20 questions

2014 F1 season preview

Start, Circuit of the Americas, 2013In one week’s time we will have our first answers about how this unpredictable new season is going to unfold.

Until then there are many questions to answer. Here are 20 of them for you to make your predictions about the year ahead.

Post your answers in the comments and let’s find out what everyone expects from the 2014 F1 season.

1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix?
2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy?
3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship?
4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win?
5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen?
6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score?
7. How many races will Williams win?
8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be?
9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)?
10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
11. And who will take their place?
12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
14. Who will crash out of the most races?
15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?

19. Constructors’ championship

Which team will win the 2014 constructors' championship?

  • Red Bull (3%)
  • Mercedes (73%)
  • Ferrari (17%)
  • Lotus (0%)
  • McLaren (3%)
  • Force India (0%)
  • Sauber (0%)
  • Toro Rosso (0%)
  • Williams (3%)
  • Marussia (0%)
  • Caterham (1%)

Total Voters: 646

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20. Drivers’ championship

Who will win the 2014 drivers' championship?

  • Sebastian Vettel (7%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (0%)
  • Nico Rosberg (23%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (38%)
  • Fernando Alonso (15%)
  • Kimi Raikkonen (8%)
  • Romain Grosjean (0%)
  • Pastor Maldonado (0%)
  • Jenson Button (2%)
  • Kevin Magnussen (2%)
  • Sergio Perez (0%)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (0%)
  • Esteban Gutierrez (0%)
  • Adrian Sutil (0%)
  • Jean-Eric Vergne (0%)
  • Daniil Kvyat (0%)
  • Felipe Massa (3%)
  • Valtteri Bottas (1%)
  • Jules Bianchi (0%)
  • Max Chilton (0%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (0%)
  • Marcus Ericsson (1%)

Total Voters: 636

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  1. f199player (@f199player) said on 9th March 2014, 12:20

    Max Chilton is obviously going to win the championship, I stuck a cheeky £10 bet on him

    • Lucas Wilson (@full-throttle-f1) said on 9th March 2014, 12:28

      Got there before me!

    • marsianwalrus (@einariliyev) said on 9th March 2014, 13:04

      I bet 100 quid on Bianchi. 5000/1; seems a silly bet, but if Ferrari is suddenly missing a driver after the 2nd or 3rd race, and seeks for replacement, my bet doesn’t seem as bad anymore.

      • Alex (@smallvizier) said on 9th March 2014, 13:10

        Let’s say Bianchi scores 4 or 5 points in Melbourne, as other cars fail to finish.

        If he then changed teams mid-season, would both tallies be added together in the drivers’ championship?

        • f199player (@f199player) said on 9th March 2014, 13:14

          yes they would. Also Max Chilton is 2000/1 on ladbrokes, big pay day coming after Abu Dhabi :D

        • Sam (@) said on 9th March 2014, 13:26

          @smallvizier

          They would in the drivers. They would not in the constructors.

          • Lucas Wilson (@full-throttle-f1) said on 9th March 2014, 14:12

            1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix?: 12
            2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Hamilton
            3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 3rd
            4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 1
            5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Bottas
            6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 2
            7. How many races will Williams win? 5
            8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 3rd
            9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 370 kph
            10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Ericsson
            11. And who will take their place? Stoffel Vandoorne
            12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Maldonado
            13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton
            14. Who will crash out of the most races? Maldonado
            15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
            16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil
            17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something about Bernie
            18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada

          • Kingshark (@kingshark) said on 9th March 2014, 19:54

            1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix?: 13
            2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Nico Rosberg
            3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 4th
            4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 1
            5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Kevin Magnussen
            6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 1
            7. How many races will Williams win? 3
            8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 2nd
            9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 365 kph
            10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Jean-Eric Vergne
            11. And who will take their place? Antonio Felix da Costa
            12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Pastor Maldonado
            13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Nico Rosberg
            14. Who will crash out of the most races? Pastor Maldonado
            15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
            16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
            17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bernie Ecclestone loses control of F1
            18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? China

            WDC: Nico Rosberg
            WCC: Mercedes-Benz

    • OneBHK (@onebhk) said on 9th March 2014, 15:27

      Can we have only the serious contenders as options and not have jokers…

  2. Enigma (@enigma) said on 9th March 2014, 12:25

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 10
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Lewis Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 4th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 3
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 1
    7. How many races will Williams win? 5
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 2nd
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 378kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Pastor Maldonado (penalty points)
    11. And who will take their place? Charles Pic</strong
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
    Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Felipe Massa</strong
    14. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Pastor Maldonado
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Double points
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Melbourne
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Nico Rosberg

  3. Jake (@jleigh) said on 9th March 2014, 12:26

    I’m guessing the majority of people who have voted before me are Raikkonen fans. As much as I admire the guys skills, I would in no way consider him, or Ferrari favourite for the titles.

    • EPaavo said on 9th March 2014, 12:38

      It’s like in politics: the guy who gets most votes wins. Not necessarily the best guy.

    • Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 9th March 2014, 12:39

      Most polls that have Raikkonen as an option will inevitably be a bit skewed, because he has SO many fans, and they all vote for him because they’re voting for what they want to happen, rather than a realistic, unbiased vote.

      I mean, just as a small example, the Codemasters F1 Facebook page ran a poll to see who the fans thought the best driver victory was in 2013, and Kimi’s win at Australia won in a landslide. It was a good win, but not the best of the year. Alonso’s in China, Hamilton in Hungary, Rosberg in Monaco, and Vettel in Germany were all better IMO.

  4. Eddie (@wackyracer) said on 9th March 2014, 12:26

    I’ll try my luck, Valtteri Bottas for a champion

    • Maksutov (@maksutov) said on 10th March 2014, 10:46

      that’s who i voted as well..,, its a long shot, as I don’t think Williams will be able to maintain their competitiveness .. and Massa I predict won’t be as consistent

  5. Bigbadderboom (@bigbadderboom) said on 9th March 2014, 12:27

    I don’t think you can underestimate the Ron Dennis effect at McLaren, like him or loath him he is a highly driven individual. I tip McLaren and JB for this season. I also predict fireworks at Ferrari, frustration at Red Bull, suprises from Force India, disaster at Lotus and both back markers to score more than a point.

  6. William (@william) said on 9th March 2014, 12:28

    1. 15
    2. Lewis Hamilton
    3. 4th
    4. 2
    5. Magnussen
    6. 5
    7. 1
    8. 1st
    9. 320km/h
    10. Maldonado
    11. Pic
    12. Maldonado
    13. Daniel Ricciardo
    14. Sutil
    15. Caterham
    16. Austin
    17. Bahrain Grand Prix
    18. Australia or Malaysia

  7. Carl (@turbo-era) said on 9th March 2014, 12:30

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 9
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Lewis
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 5
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 0
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Kevin
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 0
    7. How many races will Williams win? 0
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 3rd
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 369
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? none of them
    11. And who will take their place? …no one
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Button
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Maldonado
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Marussia
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Renault engine teams lacking pace
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Monza

  8. GeeMac (@geemac) said on 9th March 2014, 12:33

    I love these, always good to revisit them at the end of the season.

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 12
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Lewis Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 5th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 2
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 2 (Neither driver has scored many in recent years)
    7. How many races will Williams win? 3
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 2nd
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 370 kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Jean-Eric Vergne
    11. And who will take their place? Antonio Felix Da Costa
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Marcus Ericsson
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? A bit of a kop out, but it will be something Bernie related.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada, it’s always up there.
    19. Constructors Champion: Mercedes
    20. Drivers Champion: Lewis Hamilton

  9. Sam (@) said on 9th March 2014, 12:35

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 13
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 5th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 4
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 3
    7. How many races will Williams win? 3
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 3rd
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 361kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Maldonado
    11. And who will take their place? /
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Rosberg
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Really?
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Maxie
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Japan
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ron Dennis coming back as team principal
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Silverstone

  10. RetardedF1sh (@retardedf1sh) said on 9th March 2014, 12:38

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 12
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 6th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 4
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? One each
    7. How many races will Williams win? 4 or 5
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 2nd
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 367 Kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Maldonado
    11. And who will take their place? Pic
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Whoever starts highest on the grid and doesn’t retire
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Maldonado
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Double
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Alondo vs Räikkönen
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Melbourne
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Rosberg

  11. PhilEReid (@philereid) said on 9th March 2014, 12:38

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 14
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 4th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 1
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 2
    7. How many races will Williams win? 0
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 1st
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 379
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? No one
    11. And who will take their place? No one
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Ricciardo
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? USGP at CotA
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something to do with Russia
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Monza
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Ferrari
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Hamilton

  12. Daniel (@collettdumbletonhall) said on 9th March 2014, 12:38

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 11
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 6th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 2
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Valtteri Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 3
    7. How many races will Williams win? 4
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 3rd
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 370kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Maldonaldo
    11. And who will take their place? Kovalainen
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Maldonaldo
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Rosberg
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Maldonaldo
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The double points farce
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Belgium
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton

  13. Sam (@) said on 9th March 2014, 12:41

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix?

    Answers I’ve seen:
    11, 10, 12, 13, nothing above 15…

  14. Slr (@slr) said on 9th March 2014, 12:41

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 9
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Lewis Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship?
    5th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win?
    3
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen?
    Kevin Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score?
    5
    7. How many races will Williams win?
    0
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be?
    2nd
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)?
    375kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    Esteban Gutierrez
    11. And who will take their place? Giedo van der Garde
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Romain Grosjean
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Nico Rosberg
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Esteban Gutierrez
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Marussia
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Brazil (please!!!)
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Double points
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Bahrain
    19. Constructors champion:
    Ferrari
    20. Drivers champion:
    Fernando Alonso

    • Slr (@slr) said on 9th March 2014, 12:42

      That didn’t go entirely to plan! :P

    • Jay Menon (@jaymenon10) said on 9th March 2014, 23:47

      @slr

      I too picked Fernando for the WDC. I doubt Ferrari will get the constructors though. Logically, you would pick one of the Merc drivers for the WDC, Im inclinded towards Nico. We expect Merc to be at the front…however, it could well be that Nico and Lewis will be tripping each other up,as they both will be fighting for wins…thats where Fernando is most dangerous..as he has shown time and again over the past couple years…when doesnt have the fastest car…he always makes the most of his oppotunities…ask he said “I am always there”.

      This season is hardly a foregone conclusion…Im not even betting against a Red Bull revival mid season..I wont be surprised at all if Vettel takes his 5th title.

  15. wsrgo (@wsrgo) said on 9th March 2014, 12:42

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? Fourteen
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Lewis Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? seventh
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? one
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Valtteri Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? one
    7. How many races will Williams win? five
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? fourth
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 365
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Esteban Gutierrez
    11. And who will take their place? Giedo van der Garde
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Nico Rosberg
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Kevin Magnussen
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Double
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ferrari doing illegal testing
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Italian Grand Prix

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