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. Wanon (@wanon) said on 9th March 2014, 13:15

    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
    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? Bottas
    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)? 341kph (Cars won’t be geared for Monza)
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Kimi
    11. And who will take their place? Jules Bianchi
    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? Chilton
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Quasi-legal traction control.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australia
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Rosberg

  2. Wilhelm (@wilhelm) said on 9th March 2014, 13:16

    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? seventh
    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? one
    7. How many races will Williams win? one
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? second
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 348 KM/H
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Eriksson
    11. And who will take their place? Frijns
    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? Gutierrez
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Toro Rosso
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ecclestone’s succession
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada

  3. asdf1234 (@kobayashi) said on 9th March 2014, 13:23

    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? 1st
    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? 2nd
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 342
    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? Gutierrez
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Alonso
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? 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? Russian GP
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Germany
    19. Constructors World Champion? Mercedes
    20. Drivers World Champion? Vettel

  4. 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? Sebastian Vettel
    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? 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)? 363
    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? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Adrian Sutil
    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? Driver’s Championship result being different because of double points
    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? Lewis Hamilton

  5. black (@black) said on 9th March 2014, 13:31

    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? Lewis Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 2nd
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 3
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Magnussen (but they will be very close)
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score?4
    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)? 356km/h
    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? Pastor Maldonado (by far)
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    14. Who will crash out of the most races?Esteban Guttierez
    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 at Abu Dhabi
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? China

  6. graham228221 (@graham228221) said on 9th March 2014, 13:34

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 15, more than people think I reckon.
    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? 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? 1st, I’d like to see him win a race.
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 341kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Barring any injuries, I can’t see anyone being replaced.
    11. And who will take their place? I’d love to see one of the two women vying for a place get a slot, let’s go for Susie Wolff in for Valteri Bottas.
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Romain Grosjean
    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
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The ramifications of Bernie’s trial – either he will be let off on some technicality (or found guilty of only a trivial offence) and then will continue to cling to power, or he will be found guilty and spark an almighty power grab between the FIA, the teams and the remnants of FOM. I suspect he will worm his way out of any serious charges.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australia should be great, but I suspect we’re overdue a classic at Spa.
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors championship? Has to be Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers championship? My heart says Rosberg, my head says Lewis Hamilton. So I’m going for Fernando Alonso.

  7. Dion (@infinitygc) said on 9th March 2014, 13:36

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

    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy?
    Nico Rosberg.

    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship?
    Vettel will finish second.

    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win?
    Two races.

    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen?
    Valtteri Bottas.

    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score?
    4 pole positions.

    7. How many races will Williams win?
    2 races.

    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be?
    First.

    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?
    Kamui Kobayashi.

    11. And who will take their place?
    Robin Frijns.

    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
    Kamui Kobayashi.

    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Kevin Magnussen.
    14. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Max Chilton, while being lapped.

    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Marussia.

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

    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Mercedes engines using illegal parts, causing a huge performance advantage.

    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    The Belgian Grand Prix.

  8. Diceman (@diceman) said on 9th March 2014, 13:37

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 6
    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? 2
    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?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)? 375
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Adrian Sutil
    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? 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? Flavio Briatore returning to Lotus.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australian Grand Prix
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Nico Rosberg

  9. Cristian (@cristian) said on 9th March 2014, 13:41

    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?
    9th
    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?
    1
    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)?
    350
    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?
    Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Lewis 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?
    19th
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    appeal against the Mercedes engine
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Canada

  10. Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 9th March 2014, 13:44

    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? 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? Kevin Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 2
    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)? 350kph (+/- 5)
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Esteban Guttierez
    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? Lewis Hamilton
    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? Fernando Alonso (Bold, but being cautiously optimistic reading Auto Motor und Sports’s articles.)

  11. Serban7 (@serr7) said on 9th March 2014, 13:45

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? Twelve
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Lewis Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 7th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? One
    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? Three
    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)? 367
    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? Lewis Hamilton
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Adrian Sutil
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The Renault engine
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Belgian Grand Prix

  12. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 9th March 2014, 13:45

    Here are my predictions:

    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? Vettel
    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? Bottas
    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? 4th
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 351
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Max Chilton
    11. And who will take their place? Sergey Sirotkin
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Felipe Massa
    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? USA
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ecclestone’s future in charge of F1
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    19. Constrictors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Drivers’ championship? Hamilton

  13. Todfod (@todfod) said on 9th March 2014, 13:46

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix?
    12 cars . 8 Mercedes engines 3 Ferrari and 1 Renault

    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? 1
    1. Spa

    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen?
    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?
    4th

    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)?
    371.2kmh

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

    11. And who will take their place?
    Dont know. Maybe Frijns or Kovalainen

    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
    Maldonado

    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Alonso

    14. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Ericcson

    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Caterham

    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Abu Dhabi. It will go down only to the 2 Mercedes drivers

    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Some engine regulation infringements. Probably done by Mercedes

    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Belgium GP

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

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

  14. Cucamest (@kevincucamest) said on 9th March 2014, 13:48

    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? 6th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? Two
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Kevin Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? Two
    7. How many races will Williams win? Three
    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)? 355
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Esteban Gutierrez
    11. And who will take their place? Sergey Sirotkin
    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 (But I hope in Brazil)
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Not giving equal penalty points
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canadian Grand Prix

  15. José Pablo said on 9th March 2014, 13:52

    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? 4th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 3
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Valtteti Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 4
    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)? 320 km/h
    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? 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? Marussia
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Pastor Maldonado sucking at Lotus
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Brazil
    19. Contructor’s Championship Mercedes
    20. Driver’s Championship Fernando Alonso

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