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. melkurion (@melkurion) said on 9th March 2014, 15:36

    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? fifth
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? one
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Valtteri Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? zero
    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)? 370
    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? Adrian Sutil
    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? Red Bull buying Cosworth and making their own engine for 2015
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? The Belgian Grand Prix
    19. Mercedes
    20. Nico Rosberg

  2. R.J. O'Connell (@rjoconnell) said on 9th March 2014, 15:39

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? Exactly Ten.
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Lewis Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? Fifth, with three victories and four pole positions.
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? Two.
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? They’ll tie.
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? Two.
    7. How many races will Williams win? Two – one for Massa, one for Bottas.
    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 km/h.
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Marcus Ericsson will perform adequately but the team will be desperate to score more points down the stretch, or his sponsors won’t pay up.
    11. And who will take their place? Robin Frijns.
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Sebastian Vettel.
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? From mid-field, in the style of Olivier Panis 18 years ago, Romain Grosjean.
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Kamui Kobayashi with a 29% TCF.
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham F1 Team. But Tony Fernandes won’t sell the team.
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi.
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Probably Ferrari and Renault doing something to try and curtail the Mercedes advantage in a really underhanded manner.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canadian GP.

    • Dion (@infinitygc) said on 9th March 2014, 18:29

      >13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? From mid-field, in the style of Olivier Panis 18 years ago, Romain Grosjean.

      Oh boy, that would be bloody brilliant.

  3. Uzair Syed (@ultimateuzair) said on 9th March 2014, 15:53

    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? Valtteri 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? 3rd
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 365 km/h
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Marcus Ericsson
    11. And who will take their place? Heikki Kovalainen
    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? Pastor Maldonado getting 1 million penalty points for crashing all the time
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Monaco Grand Prix

  4. Uzair Syed (@ultimateuzair) said on 9th March 2014, 15:58

    (Continued)
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes AMG
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton

  5. Tomsk (@tomsk) said on 9th March 2014, 16:05

    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? 3
    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? 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 (banned)
    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? Sutil
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil, please
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bernie Ecclestone’s successor(s) – I think he’ll step, or be sent, down during the year.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    19. Mercedes, 20. Rosberg

  6. Sir OBE said on 9th March 2014, 16:09

    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? 5th
    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? 3
    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)? 365kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Ericsson
    11. And who will take their place? Vandoorne
    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? Massa
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Penultimate
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something about Bernie
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Belgium

    19. Mercedes
    20. Fernando Alonso

  7. mfreire said on 9th March 2014, 16:16

    These questions are all really hard to answer:

    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 or Rosberg
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 4th, 5th or 6th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win?
    2 to 4
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score?
    7 or 8
    7. How many races will Williams win? 1, maybe 2
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be?
    He will probably win a race this year, if not, a 2nd
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 380 (238 mph)
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? hopefully Maldonado, maybe one of the smaller-budgeted teams, like Chilton or Ericsson
    11. And who will take their place?
    In Lotus’s case, hopefully Hulkenberg, or in the case of Marussia and Caterham, one of their test drivers
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Maldonado or Kobayashi
    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?
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? One of the top teams doing illegal testing of some kind, most likely Ferrari or Mercedes
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Monza or Silverstone
    19. Constructors champion: At this point Mercedes, if not them, Ferrari
    20. Drivers champion: If not Hamilton, Rosberg; if the Mercedes is not competitive, Alonso or Raikonnen

    • mfreire said on 9th March 2014, 16:19

      *12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Perez, Maldonado or Kobayashi
      14. Who will crash out of the most races? Maldonado or Perez
      15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
      16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Either Austin or Interlagos, hopefully not Abu Dhabi

  8. Matt (@taki32) said on 9th March 2014, 16:32

    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? 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? Valtteri Bottas
    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)? 355
    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? Sergio Perez
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Nico Rosberg
    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? Ecclestone’s successor
    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? Nico Rosberg

  9. Guilherme (@guilherme) said on 9th March 2014, 16:37

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? Eight.
    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? Two.
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Bottas.
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? Zero.
    7. How many races will Williams win? Three.
    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)? 382km/h
    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? Esteban Gutierrez.
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham.
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? The last race.
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The outcome of the championship changing because of double points.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Brazillian GP.

  10. Galimim said on 9th March 2014, 16:37

    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?
    5
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win?
    4
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen?
    Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score?
    5
    7. How many races will Williams win?
    4
    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
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    Maldonado
    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?
    Alonso
    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?
    second to last
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Reliability
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    canada19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship?
    Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship?
    Hamilton

  11. magon4 (@magon4) said on 9th March 2014, 16:38

    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? Lewis Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 4th place
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? two
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Kevin
    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? 3rd place
    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? Marcus Ericsson
    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? Kevin Magnussen
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Sergio Perez
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Marussia
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? the last
    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

  12. 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?
    8th
    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?
    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)?
    355 Kmph
    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?
    Kamui Kobayashi
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Fernando Alonso
    14. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Lewis Hamilton
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Russian Grand Prix
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Interpretation of Engine rules for this year
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Canadian Grand Prix

  13. Daniel (@oji) said on 9th March 2014, 16:48

    1. 7
    2. Hamilton
    3. 7
    4. 0
    5. Magnussen
    6. 0
    7. 0
    8. 2
    9. 358
    10. -
    11. -
    12. Maldonado
    13. Hulkenberg
    14. Maldonado
    15. Caterham
    16. Brasil
    17. illegal car/engine
    18. Australia
    19. Mercedes
    20. Rosberg

  14. WilliamB (@william-brierty) said on 9th March 2014, 16:53

    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? Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 5th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 1 (Spa)
    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? 3rd
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 358
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Max Chilton
    11. And who will take their place? Felipe Nasr
    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? USA
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ecclestone’s future
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    19. Constrictors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Drivers’ championship? Hamilton

  15. In_Silico (@insilico) said on 9th March 2014, 16:53

    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? 5th
    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? 2
    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)? 349kph
    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? Magnussen
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Kobayashi
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Marussia
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? COTA
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? No idea
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Silverstone
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? McLaren
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Magnussen

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