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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237 comments on The 2014 F1 season in 20 questions

  1. George (@george) said on 9th March 2014, 12:44

    It’s always fun to review these at the end of the year, lets have a go:
    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? 6th
    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? 1
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 5th
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 340
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? nobody
    11. And who will take their place? n/a
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Adrian Sutil
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Jenson Button
    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? Russian GP
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Italian GP

  2. Verstappen GP (@verstappengp) said on 9th March 2014, 12:45

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 8
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Lewis Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 8th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 3
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Valtteri Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 4
    7. How many races will Williams win? 8
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 3
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 362kp/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
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Max chilton
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Renault Energy F1-2014
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? 2014 Australian Grand Prix

    • Mackeine Loveine (@cocaine-mackeine) said on 9th March 2014, 15:39

      1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix?
      At least 15-12, I don’t expect a masacre.
      2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy?
      Difficult to know, there 4 teams that recorded fastest times more that once in the preseason tests. But the most reliable must be Mercedes or Williams.
      3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship?
      Another unknown question, depending on how Vettel does in the first 4 four races and then in the next races with a upgraded Red Bull, that will show position in the season, but as Adrian Newey is a genius, I expect he will be between 7-3 in the WDC.
      4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 2 or 3, depending ln how reliable and fast is his Ferrari.
      5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? I expect Bottas, his Williams is a little better than the McLaren, but that doesn’t mean that Magnussen won’t score many points.
      6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 0. Mercedes will fastest.
      7. How many races will Williams win? 3-5. They are in that battle this season.
      8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 5th at the most.
      9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? Rosberg predicted 360+ kph. If that’s true, it will be the fastest speed trap recorded at Monza since the V10 era. (Most like 2004-2005)
      10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Chilton or… Maldonado
      11. And who will take their place? An unknown driver.
      12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Grosjean no, Maldonado at the most.
      13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? That will be a massacre. A war field (I’m not referring to the “overtakes”) We may have an ‘underdog’ win. ¿From who? Unknown
      14. Who will crash out of the most race?Red Bull and Caterham if they don’t solve their problemS.
      15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? The Caterham drivers
      16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? At the Abu Dhabi GP, with a gimmick and unoriginal points rules
      17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? I don’t expect exploding tyres, but reliability it’s what can generate enough for a problem.
      18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Possibly the first and last races of the season.
      ¿Who will be champion? Hamilton and Mercedes.

      We’re off into one of the unknown and most unpredictable championships in the world and the history of F1

  3. Stephen Jones (@aus_steve) said on 9th March 2014, 12:45

    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? 2
    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? 2
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? RACE WIN AT ALBERT PARK YES PLEASE
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 310
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Kvyat after he injures his back in a freak rock climbing accident
    11. And who will take their place? Christian Albers
    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? Valterri Bottas
    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? The rate of car failures. The Sochi Grand Prix being held in a semi-warzone
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Hungary. No reason why

  4. KeeleyObsessed (@keeleyobsessed) said on 9th March 2014, 12:49

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 8
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy?Hamilton, although Rosberg has a shot at it
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 3rd, after a spirited fightback
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 2
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Bottas, but mainly because of the car
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 1. Monza.
    7. How many races will Williams win? 3
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 2nd behind Vettel
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? I reckon we could touch 360 kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?Ericsson for Frijns
    11. And who will take their place?Frijns for Ericsson
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? I’m gonna chance it and say Perez, he did have a tougher part in later 2012-early 2013
    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?Before Abu Dhabi, Brazil would be a nice one
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?Toss-up between Bernie escaping jail, and the Russian Grand Prix
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australia, after that we have an idea of what to expect

    WDC: Rosberg
    WCC: Mercedes

  5. Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 9th March 2014, 12:49

    1. 14
    2. Lewis Hamilton
    3. 5th
    4. Two races.
    5. Valtteri Bottas
    6. 3 pole positions
    7. One race
    8. Second
    9. 362 kph
    10. None
    11. None
    12. Ha! Easy! That Venezuelan chap.
    13. Lewis Hamilton
    14. Marcus Ericsson
    15. Caterham
    16. Austin, Texas.
    17. Bernie getting the sack and imprisoned.
    18. Canadian GP.

  6. Spencer White (@jojobudgie) said on 9th March 2014, 12:51

    I really love doing these questions! Great fun!

    1. How many drivers will be classified finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 13
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole position trophy? Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastien Vettel finish in the championship? 6th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 3
    5. Who will score more points Valterri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? KevMag
    6. How many pole position will Ferrari score? 3
    7. How many races will Williams win? 2, both from Massa
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 1st
    9. What will be the speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza? 372 kph
    10. Who will be the first person to be substituted or replaced 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? Felipe Massa
    14. Who will crash out of most races? Maldonado
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors championship? Caterham
    16. At which race wil the championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bernie issue
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    19. Constructors champion? Mercedes
    20. Driver champion? Rosberg

  7. Spencer White (@jojobudgie) said on 9th March 2014, 12:54

    Who voted for Caterham, Chilton or Ericsson?

  8. pytho said on 9th March 2014, 12:59

    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? 4.
    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? 1
    7. How many races will Williams win? 2
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 4.
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 364
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? noone
    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? Maldonado
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham (more than 0 points)
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Resignment of Bernie Ecclestone
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australian GP
    19. Constructors’ championship: Mercedes
    20. Drivers’ championship: Nico Rosberg

  9. Jules Winfield (@jules-winfield) said on 9th March 2014, 13:00

    1. Nine.
    2. Hamilton.
    3. Fourth (behind Rosberg, Hamilton and Alonso).
    4. Two.
    5. Bottas (more experience and a better car at the start of the season).
    6. Three.
    7. Two.
    8. Second.
    9. 363kph.
    10. Ericson.
    11. Kovalainen.
    12. Maldonado (duh).
    13. Kimi.
    14. Maldonado (duh).
    15. Caterham.
    16. Japan.
    17. Bernie goes to prison.
    18. Australia.
    19. Mercedes
    20. Rosberg.

  10. Slobo (@slobo) said on 9th March 2014, 13:03

    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? 11
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 3
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Kevin
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 6
    7. How many races will Williams win? 0
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 5
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 366
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Verne
    11. And who will take their place? Felix
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Pastor
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Sutil
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Kamui
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? USA
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? RBR get 3 race ban for illegal car
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Japan
    19. Constructors: Mercedes
    20. Drivers: Hamilton

  11. Rigi (@rigi) said on 9th March 2014, 13:04

    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? Rosberg
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 8th
    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? 5
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 4
    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? Sutil
    11. And who will take their place? Van der Garde
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Sutil
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Fernando Alonso
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Kobayashi
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Toro Rosso
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Russia having a civil war and the grand prix won’t happen
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Austria
    19. Drivers Champion? Kevin Magnussen
    20. Constructors Champion? Mercedes

  12. Sam (@dsrt93) said on 9th March 2014, 13:07

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? – 12
    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? – 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)? – 379
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? – Ericsson
    11. And who will take their place? – Kovalainen
    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? – Japan
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – Double Points
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – Brazil

  13. Paul (@frankjaeger) said on 9th March 2014, 13:09

    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? Lewis Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 5
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 1
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 1
    7. How many races will Williams win? 2
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 3
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? n/a
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? n/a
    11. And who will take their place? n/a
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Crashtor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Rosberg
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Crashtor Maldonado
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Chilton
    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
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa/Suzuka
    19. Mercedes
    20. Lewis Hamilton

  14. joetoml1n (@joetoml1n) said on 9th March 2014, 13:10

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix?16
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy?Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship?3
    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?0
    7. How many races will Williams win?2
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be?3
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)?352kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?Perez
    11. And who will take their place?James Calado
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?Perez
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?Vettel
    14. Who will crash out of the most races?Chilton
    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 impact
    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? Lewis Hamilton

  15. Robi (@23king) said on 9th March 2014, 13:10

    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? Rosberg
    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? 1
    7. How many races will Williams win? 2
    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)? 375 kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Vergne
    11. And who will take their place? Antonio Felix da Costa
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Vettel
    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 Dhabi (Unfortunately)
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bernie retiring. (Hopefully)
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada

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