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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247 comments on The 2014 F1 season in 20 questions

  1. Shailesh said on 10th March 2014, 13:42

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 15
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Felipe Massa
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 4th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? None
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Kevin Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? None
    7. How many races will Williams win? 8
    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)? 356 kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? None
    11. And who will take their place? None
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Felipe Massa
    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 Double
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Russian GP
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australian GP
    19. Constructors Championship? Mercedes
    20. Drivers Championship ? Felipe Massa

  2. Pete Straw (@petestraw) said on 10th March 2014, 14:36

    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? 3
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 3
    7. How many races will Williams win? 1
    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
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? No-one
    11. And who will take their place? Heikki Kovaleinen
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Sergio Perez
    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? Red Bull finding a big loophole in the regs, getting on it, everyone else complaining.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? USA
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Nico Rosberg

  3. 1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 15
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Rosberg
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 3rd
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 0
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Magnussen
    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? 4th
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 360 Kmh
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Raikkonen
    11. And who will take their place? Bianchi
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Hamilton
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Rosberg
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Massa
    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? Ferrari rules infringement
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Austria

  4. 19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Rosberg

  5. Andrew81 (@andrew81) said on 10th March 2014, 16:24

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 7
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Lewis Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 6th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 1
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Valtteri Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 0
    7. How many races will Williams win? 2
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 4th
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 363km/h
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Pastor Maldonado
    11. And who will take their place? Charles Pic
    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? Esteban Gutierrez
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Marcus Ericsson
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Renault engines
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spain
    19. WCC: Mercedes
    20. WDC: Lewis Hamilton

  6. cjpdk (@cjpdk) said on 10th March 2014, 18:01

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix?
    15
    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?
    3
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen?
    Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score?
    4
    7. How many races will Williams win?
    1
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be?
    6th
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)?
    330km/h
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    Pastor Maldonado
    11. And who will take their place?
    Charles Pic
    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 (can you sense a theme yet?)
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi GP (****ing tragically)
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Bernie and his missing marbles
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Monza, Italian GP
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship?
    Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship?
    Lewis Hamilton

  7. Metrium (@metrium) said on 10th March 2014, 19:16

    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?
    4th

    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?
    3

    7. How many races will Williams win?
    2

    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)?
    360kph

    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    Kamui Kobayashi

    11. And who will take their place?
    Robin Frijns

    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?
    Marussia

    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Abu Dhabi

    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Public calls for a boycott of the Russian Grand Prix

    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Abu Dhabi

    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship?
    Mercedes

    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship?
    Lewis Hamilton

  8. DUPOUY (@oneightwozeroes) said on 10th March 2014, 19:58

    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? I think he will have a great second half so let’s say fourth
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? One
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? None
    7. How many races will Williams win? Five
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? Third place
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 391kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sutil
    11. And who will take their place? De Silvestro
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Ericsson
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Rosberg
    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? Bernie vs the world
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australia
    19. Constructors’ championship
    Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20 Drivers championship Jenson Button

  9. f1alex (@f1alex) said on 10th March 2014, 20:16

    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?
    3rd
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win?
    1
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen?
    Valtteri Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score?
    2
    7. How many races will Williams win?
    4
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be?
    4th
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)?
    368
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    Esteban Gutierrez
    11. And who will take their place?
    Guido 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?
    Kimi Raikkonen
    14. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Esteban Gutierrez
    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?
    Double points/the increasing artificiality of F1
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Canada

  10. Rylan Ziegler (@torretto1) said on 10th March 2014, 20:44

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 15
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Alonso
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 3rd
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 2
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Magnussen
    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)? 350
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Maldonado
    11. And who will take their place? Charles Pic
    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? Ecclestone loses control of F1
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Brazil

    Going to make a bit of a long shot on these:
    WDC: Alonso
    WCC: Ferrari

  11. Fixy (@fixy) said on 10th March 2014, 21:14

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? – 17
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? – L 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? – V 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? – 2nd
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? – 326
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? – M Ericsson
    11. And who will take their place? – R Frijns
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? – P Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – K Raikkonen
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? – P Maldonado
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? – Marussia
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? – Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – Team orders at Mercedes
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – Brazil
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? – Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? – L Hamilton

  12. Master firelee (@master-firelee) said on 11th March 2014, 0:16

    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? 7th
    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
    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)? idk.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sutil
    11. And who will take their place? Van der Garde
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Chilton
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Raikkonen
    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? Double points
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Austria
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Nico Rosberg

  13. 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? Lewis 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? Kevin Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 2
    7. How many races will Williams win? 2
    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)? 360
    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? Sergio Perez
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Daniil Kvyat
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Austin
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Redbull’s desperacy
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? SPA
    19. WCC? Mercedes
    20. WDC? Hamilton

    Fingers crossed for this season.

  14. Darth-Ecclestone (@darth-ecclestone) said on 11th March 2014, 9:33

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? Fifteen
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy?
    Lewis Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 6th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win?
    Two
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score?
    Four
    7. How many races will Williams win? Two
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be?
    Third
    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?
    Valtteri Bottas
    11. And who will take their place? Susie Wolff
    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?
    Kevin Magnussen
    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? Reliability (or lack thereof)
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Monza
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship?
    Lewis Hamilton

  15. lairy (@lairy76) said on 11th March 2014, 13:50

    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? 2nd
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 2
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Kevin Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 3
    7. How many races will Williams win? 1
    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)? 367
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Barring injury no one will be replaced.
    11. And who will take their place? N/A
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Maldanado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Nico Rosberg/Lewis Hamilton (could be decided by team instructions)
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Daniel Kvyat
    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? Double point debacle.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada

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