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. andae23 (@andae23) said on 9th March 2014, 13:56

    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? Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 8
    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? 4, two each
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 3rd at the Abu Dhabi GP
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 352
    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? Rosberg
    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? The Ecclestone bribe case
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? 24 Hours of Le Mans
    19. Constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Drivers’ championship? Rosberg

  2. Imre (@f1mre) said on 9th March 2014, 13:58

    1: 16
    2: Hamilton
    3: 3rd
    4: 0
    5: Bottas
    6: 1
    7: 1
    8: 3rd
    9: 362
    10: Ericsson
    11: Kovalainen
    12: Maldonado
    13: Rosberg
    14: Maldonado
    15: Caterham
    16: Brazil
    17: ?
    18: don’t know

  3. Yoshitsune (@yobo01) said on 9th March 2014, 13:59

    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? Lewis Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? Third
    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? One
    7. How many races will Williams win? 3
    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)? 366 kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Marcus Ericsson
    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? Valtteri Bottas
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Kamui Kobayashi
    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? Engine war
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Monaco
    19. Mercedes
    20. Nico Rosberg

  4. HUHHII (@huhhii) said on 9th March 2014, 14:00

    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? 7th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 4
    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)? 360 km/h
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Ericsson
    11. And who will take their place? Rossi
    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
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ferrari’s driver politics
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Japanese GP

  5. Eggry (@eggry) said on 9th March 2014, 14:02

    1. 14
    2. Hamilton
    3. 4th
    4. 2
    5. Bottas
    6. 2
    7. 3
    8. 2nd
    9. 340kph
    10. Ericcson
    11. Frijns
    12. Maldonado
    13. Rosberg
    14. Perez
    15. Caterham
    16. 3 races to go.
    17. Engine modification and Honda
    18. Monza

  6. Luth (@soulofaetherym) said on 9th March 2014, 14:03

    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? 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? 3
    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)? 368
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Maldonado
    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? Rosberg
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? 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? Only 5 engines, huge penalty for 6th.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Belgian GP
    19. Constructor’s Champion? Mercedes
    20. Drivers’ Champion? Fernando Alonso (5th time’s a charm…, the guy deserves it already xD)

  7. hugomac (@hugomac) said on 9th March 2014, 14:05

    Guess what I live in Port Melbourne & ITS GOING TO RAIN
    SATURDAY & SUNDAY!!!!!!!

  8. JackySteeg (@jackysteeg) said on 9th March 2014, 14:15

    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? 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? 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)? 340kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Nobody
    11. And who will take their place? Nobody
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Sutil
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Gutierrez
    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? The fall of Bernie
    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? Vettel

  9. Bradley Downton (@bradley13) said on 9th March 2014, 14:17

    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? 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? 3rd
    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? None
    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? 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? Something regarding the new rules because one team isn’t doing very well (whoever it may be)
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australia
    19. Constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton

  10. Jack (@jmc200) said on 9th March 2014, 14:18

    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? 8th
    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? 0
    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)? 340
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Vergne
    11. And who will take their place? Da Costa
    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? Sutil
    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? Silly Season
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australia

  11. 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? 7th
    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? Third (6th in Abu Dhabi)
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 372
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Kobayashi
    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? Nico Rosberg
    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 Double
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Some advantage on the Mercedes
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Belgium

  12. Giggsy11 (@giggsy11) said on 9th March 2014, 14:29

    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? 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? 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)? 359kph
    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? Kobayashi
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Grosjean
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi GP
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Vettel Unrest
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Ferrari
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Alonso

    The last two are more wishful thinking but I think it will be at least close between Hamilton vs Alonso & Ferrari vs Mercedes.

  13. michaeldobson13 (@michaeldobson13) said on 9th March 2014, 14:37

    1. 9
    2. Hamilton
    3. 4th
    4. 3
    5. Magnussen
    6. 4
    7. 2
    8. 3rd
    9. 239mph (384 kph, 106.8 m/s, 0.36 mach, 0.000000356 warp)
    10. Vergne
    11. Da Costa
    12. Maldonado
    13. Perez
    14. Maldonado
    15. Ericsson
    16. Abu Dhabi
    17. Going to Bahrain/Russia/China/Not India/Not Korea etc
    18. Austria

  14. TyreBlowout (@tyreblowout) said on 9th March 2014, 14:38

    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? 2
    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? 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)? 358 kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Vergne
    11. And who will take their place? Da Costa
    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? Chilton
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Russia
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something Bernie related
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    19. WCC? Mercedes
    20. WDC? Hamilton

  15. HiPn0tIc (@hipn0tic) said on 9th March 2014, 14:38

    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? Rosberg
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship?10º
    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?
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)?377
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?Vergne
    11. And who will take their place?Felix da Costa
    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?Perez
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?Catherham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?Russia
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?Another “tyre” test
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?Spa and Canada
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Nico Rosberg

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