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. Sohaib Ahmad (@sohebbasharat) said on 9th March 2014, 16:55

    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? Nico Rosberg
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 5th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 3
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Kevin 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? 3rd
    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? Max Chilton
    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? Nico Rosberg
    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? 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? Belgian GP
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Fernando Alonso

  2. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 9th March 2014, 16:56

    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? 1st
    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?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)? 361
    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? 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 Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Teams lobbying for additional engines after most teams use up their allowance by race 14
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?Belgian Grand Prix
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Sebastian Vettel

    I expect Mercedes to be very strong in the first half, with Rosberg and Hamilton taking points from each other. This allows Vettel to pip them at the last race (taking advantage of double points) after the Renault engine becomes reliable around race 7.

  3. Grammo (@grammo) said on 9th March 2014, 16:56

    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? Vettel edging out Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? Vettel (due to double points)
    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? 2
    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)? 350
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sutil
    11. And who will take their place? Putin
    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? Lotus, the drivers will fight for the title
    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? Bernie getting dragged through the mud and making a Max Mosley stile exit
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? China

    I think Red Bull will be strong in the second half of the year. But I’d like to see anybody else win

  4. Lancer033 (@lancer033) said on 9th March 2014, 16:59

    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? 5th or 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? 4
    7. How many races will Williams win? 3
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 3rd, later in the season
    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? 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? 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? Texas
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bernie’s legal problems
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australia

  5. Strontium (@strontium) said on 9th March 2014, 17:00

    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? 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? 3
    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? 372k/h
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Sutil
    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? Button
    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? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bernie Ecclestone’s downfall
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada

  6. DaveD (@daved) said on 9th March 2014, 17:03

    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? 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? 3
    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)? 375kph
    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? Pastor Maldonado
    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? Double points
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton

  7. HoHum (@hohum) said on 9th March 2014, 17:09

    There are so many jokers in the pack this year that predicting these results is pure guesswork.
    What does appear obvious this year is;
    a; The new engine/PUs will make this the most interesting F1 season for years.
    or
    b; Fuel and tyre strategies will make this the most boring F1 season for years.

  8. Butch27 (@butch27) said on 9th March 2014, 17:12

    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? Nico Rosberg
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 3
    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? 2
    7. How many races will Williams win? 3
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 2
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 362
    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? Sergio Pérez
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Nico Hülkenberg
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Daniil Kvyat
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Kamui Kobayashi
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Penultimate
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ecclestone
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Hungarian Grand Prix
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Fernando Alonso

  9. Adam Blocker (@blockwall2) said on 9th March 2014, 17:17

    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? Sebastian Vettel
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 5th
    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? One
    7. How many races will Williams win? Zero
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? A second place (in the UK)
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 355 kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Jean-Eric Vergne
    11. And who will take their place? Antonio Felix da Costa
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Adrian Sutil (Maldonado will cool down or break down first)
    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? The Brazilian GP (penultimate round)
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Double points. (2nd biggest will be Ferrari’s packaging)
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? The Belgian Grand Prix

    Drivers’ Champion? – Nico Rosberg (although I want Hamilton)
    Constructors’ Champion? – Mercedes, with McLaren runner-up and Ferrari in third.

  10. 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? 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?
    0
    7. How many races will Williams win? 2
    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)? 362
    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?
    Its a cliche to say Maldonado but…
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Button
    14. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Caterham
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Suzuka
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Alonso to be beaten by Raikkonen and for his relationship with the team to implode….? Boycott of Sochi? But more likely to be something Bernie related
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Suzuka
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship?
    Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship?
    Hamilton

  11. nomeg1 (@nomeg1) said on 9th March 2014, 17:21

    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? 6th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 7
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 8
    7. How many races will Williams win? 8
    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)? 336
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Maldonado
    11. And who will take their place? Susie Wolff
    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? No clue !
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Hopefully the last
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Mercedes >< McLaren Feud over motor secrets
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australia, because we are all waiting !
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Ferrari
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Raikkonen

  12. Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 9th March 2014, 17:21

    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? Two
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? Four
    7. How many races will Williams win? 0
    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)? 356
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? 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? Esteban Gutiérrez
    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? Bernie Steps Down
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Belgium
    19. Constructors Champions 2014: Mercedes
    20. Driver’s Champion 2014: Lewis Hamilton

  13. Sven (@crammond) said on 9th March 2014, 17:42

    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? 3
    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)? 362 (due to fixed gear-ratios)
    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? Hamilton
    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? Toro-Rosso
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Race 17, US
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ecclestone finally has to retire (be it due to legal reasons or because of age-related issues), chaos ensues while everyone tries to fill the gap.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canadian GP

  14. Tango (@tango) said on 9th March 2014, 17:43

    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? 7
    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? 2
    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)? 350
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Jean Eric Vergne
    11. And who will take their place? Antonio Felix Da Costa
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Daniil Kvyat
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Nico Rosberg
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Crashtor
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brasil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ecclestone appoints a relative to replace him
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? SPA

  15. Sam Crawford said on 9th March 2014, 17:54

    . 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?
    4th
    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?
    1
    7. How many races will Williams win?
    4
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be?
    2nd in Japan
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)?
    329
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    Gutierrez
    11. And who will take their place?
    Perez
    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?
    Kyvat
    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?
    Reforming of FOTA
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Austria

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