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. MudShark (@mudshark) said on 9th March 2014, 14:40

    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?Lewis
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship?12
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win?2
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen?Kev
    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?9
    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?Vettel
    11. And who will take their place?Buemi
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?Vettel
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?Massa
    14. Who will crash out of the most races?Vettel
    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?Vettel
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?Australia

  2. SundarF1 (@sundarf1) said on 9th March 2014, 14:45

    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? 2
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Valtteri Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 1
    7. How many races will Williams win? 6
    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)? 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? Daniil Kvyat
    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? United States
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? McLaren’s top management reshuffle
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Belgian Grand Prix
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Ferrari
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Alonso

  3. montreal95 (@montreal95) said on 9th March 2014, 14:47

    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?Fourth
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? Two
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Bottas
    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 a couple of times
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 363kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? No one
    11. And who will take their place?
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Can there be any other than Crashtor Stupidado?
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Kimi Raikkonen
    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?Second to last hopefully
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Cost cap bickering
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada where only 4 cars will finish

    let’s see how wrong I am!

  4. JCost (@jcost) said on 9th March 2014, 14:52

    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? 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?3
    7. How many races will Williams win? 3
    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)? 370kph
    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? Nico Rosberg
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Really? Pastor Maldonado
    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? Fuel saving
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? USA

  5. Sir Teukka (@merioksa) said on 9th March 2014, 14:56

    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? 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? 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)? 365kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Pastor Maldonado (for penalty points)
    11. And who will take their place? Davide Valsecchi
    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? Daniil Kvyat
    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? Lack of fuel
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Melbourne
    19. Constructors Champion: Mercedes
    20. Drivers Champion: Lewis Hamilton

  6. Nick (@npf1) said on 9th March 2014, 14:57

    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? 4
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Kevin Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 6
    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)? 371
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Marcus Ericcson
    11. And who will take their place? Alexander Rossi
    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? Kamui Kobayashi
    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? Caterham resigning, Haas buying the team, the FIA denying them entry because of this, 10 teams for 2015.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Italian GP
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Ferrari
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Fernando Alonso

    Based purely on gut, being a bleeding Ferrari fan and cynic regarding the FIA. ;)

  7. GB (@bgp001ruled) said on 9th March 2014, 14:58

    vettel will end the wdc 4th or 5th. about 13 cars will finished the first race. hamilton will win the pp trophy. magnusse. will score more points than bottas.

  8. Oli (@dh1996) said on 9th March 2014, 15:04

    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? 2nd
    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? 5
    7. How many races will Williams win? 1
    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)? 381
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Adrian Sutil
    11. And who will take their place? Simona
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Lewis Hamilton
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Jenson Button
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Kimi
    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 doing something illegal
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    19. Constructors Champion: Mercedes
    20. Drivers Champion: Fernando Alonso

  9. M Sakr (@m-sakr) said on 9th March 2014, 15:17

    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? Lewis Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 5th
    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? 4th
    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? 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? Lewis Hamilton
    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? Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The Renault power train
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    19. Constructors Champion: Mercedes
    20. Drivers Champion: Lewis Hamilton

  10. Jeevan (@jee1kimi) said on 9th March 2014, 15:20

    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? 6
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 4
    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? 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)? 361kph
    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? Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Marcus Ericson
    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? Kimi vs Fernando
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa
    19. Constructors Champion: Ferrari
    20. Drivers Champion: Kimi Raikkonen

  11. 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? 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? None
    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)? 367 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? 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? Renault lobbying for a leeway from the FIA because they were unable to get on top of the new regulation even after a couple races in.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Abu Dhabi. Artificial entertainment is still entertainment.
    19. Constructors Championship? Mercedes but the Ferrari will be close behind
    20. Drivers Championship? Fernando Alonso

  12. James (@jamesjames123abc) said on 9th March 2014, 15:24

    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? (4th)
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? (0)
    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)? (360 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? (Ericsson)
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? (Hamilton)
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? (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? (Something to do with engine regulations)
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? (Belgium)
    19. Constructors’ championship: Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? (Mercedes)
    20. Drivers’ championship: Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? (Hamilton)

  13. Guillermo (@guilleps) said on 9th March 2014, 15:27

    Ok, let’s see.

    1) 11
    2) Lewis Hamilton
    3) 6°
    4) 0
    5) Valtteri Bottas
    6) 2
    7) 4
    8) Second
    9) 366,9
    10) Romain Grosjean
    11) Charles Pic
    12) Lewis Hamilton
    13) Lewis Hamilton
    14) Pastor Maldonado
    15) Caterham
    16) USA
    17) I would say the Russian Grand Prix.
    18) Japanese Grand Prix
    19) Mercedes
    20) Nico Rosberg

  14. Lauri (@f1lauri) said on 9th March 2014, 15:29

    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
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 4.
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 4
    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? 3
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 1.
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 374kmh
    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? Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Lewis
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Maldonado
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham-Ericsson-Frijns
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? last
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Renault Engines and the “frozen” engine development not being frozen engouh
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australia

  15. SomersetRaceFan (@somersetracefan) said on 9th March 2014, 15:31

    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? 3rd
    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? 3
    7. How many races will Williams win? 2
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 1
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 328
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sutil
    11. And who will take their place? Paul Di Resta
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Hamilton
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Ricciardo
    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? Sochi Grand Prix cancelled due to Thermo Nuclear War
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Brazil

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