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. 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? 6
    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? 3rd
    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? Marcus Ericsson
    11. And who will take their place? Heikki Kovaleinen
    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? Brazilian GP
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Alonso persuading Ferrari to let him overtake Kimi on multiple occasions
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Japanese GP
    19. Mercedes
    20. Kimi Raikkonen

  2. Spud (@the-spuditron) said on 9th March 2014, 18:07

    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? 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? 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)? 360kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? None of them
    11. And who will take their place? N/A
    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? 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? Tensions in Russia
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australia. It’ll be chaotic.
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Rosberg

  3. 1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? Sixteen
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Nico Rosberg
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? second
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? three
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Kevin Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? four
    7. How many races will Williams win? three
    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)? 359
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Pastor Maldonado
    11. And who will take their place? Stoffel Vandoorne
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Jenson Button
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Fernando Alonso
    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? Lewis Hamilton outing himself
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa

  4. Leonardo A. de Souza (@leonardo-antunes) said on 9th March 2014, 18:11

    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?
    1st
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win?
    3
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen?
    Keving 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?
    3rd
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)?
    352km/h
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race?
    Pastor Maldonado
    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?
    Fernando Alonso
    14. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Pastor Maldonado
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Max Chilton
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Abu Dhabi GP
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Bernie Ecclestone withdraw from FOM
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?Canadian GP

  5. Robert (@atomantiii) said on 9th March 2014, 18:20

    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? 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)? 352
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Kamui Kobayashi
    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? 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? Pirelli tyres
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Belgian GP

  6. craig-o (@craig-o) said on 9th March 2014, 18:24

    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? 6th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 3
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Bottas will start well but I expect McLaren to be stronger in the development race so I’m going Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 0
    7. How many races will Williams win? 4 – 2 for each driver
    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)? 357.3
    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 Kova- Not really, has to be Frijns!
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Pastor Maldonado
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Kimi Raikkonen
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Pastor Maldonado
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham – with points though
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil – please let it be Brazil!
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Engines
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Well technically Abu Double should be twice as entertaining as it usually is, but as it’s usually less than half as exciting as most races, I’m going to go with Australia
    19. Who will win the constructor’s title? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the driver’s title? Lewis Hamilton

  7. Jason (@jmwalley) said on 9th March 2014, 18:39

    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? 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? Kevin 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? 2
    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? Maldonado
    11. And who will take their place? Charles Pic
    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 Erikson
    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? Red Bull/Renault complaining to get changes to the formula
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Belgian Grand Prix

  8. hhg1 (@hhg1) said on 9th March 2014, 18:39

    1. 11
    2. Hamilton
    3. 7
    4. 2
    5. Magnussen
    6. 3
    7. 1
    8. 4
    9. 369 km/h
    10. Ericsson
    11. Frijns
    12. Maldonado
    13. Rosberg
    14. Maldonado
    15. Marussia
    16. USA
    17. Bernie resigns (or doesn’t)
    18. Monza
    19. Mercedes
    20. Rosberg

  9. Girts (@girts) said on 9th March 2014, 18:49

    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? Sebastian Vettel
    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? Kevin 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)? 355
    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? Kamui Kobayashi
    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? Marussia
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazilian Grand Prix
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Political situation around the Russian GP
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? British Grand Prix
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton

  10. hunocsi (@hunocsi) said on 9th March 2014, 18:54

    1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? 11 (but only 9 will cross the line)
    2. Who will win the FIA’s new pole positions trophy? Lewis Hamilton (with 7 poles)
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 9th (with 1 win on the Red Bull Ring)
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 1 (at Spa)
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Valtteri Bottas (he’ll be 3rd, Kev 5th)
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 2 (one each at Belgium by KR and Italy by FA)
    7. How many races will Williams win? 4 (three by Bottas and a home win for Massa)
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be? 3rd (in Austria)
    9. What will be the top speed recorded in the speed trap at Monza (in kph)? 375 (by a Ferrari)
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Marcus Ericsson (Kamui will beat him in every session, combined with a few crashes and holding ups while being lapped)
    11. And who will take their place? Robin Frijns
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Pastor Maldonado (but still won’t reach 12)
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Nico Rosberg
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Pastor Maldonado (three times by own mistake, and once he’ll come together with Kvyat)
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi (but luckily the final result won’t differ too much from the non-double points version)
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Jokingly, it must be Ecclestone coming out as Putin’s secret lover… But I don’t know, probably something about the old guy, maybe he’ll announce his successor or go to jail. The teams won’t have enough time for political stuff as they have to concentrate too much on themselves improving the cars)
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Monaco Grand Prix (with the least actual finishers, only seven)
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes (comfortably)
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Lewis Hamilton (by about a single victory’s worth of points ahead of Rosberg)

  11. OmarR-Pepper (@omarr-pepper) said on 9th March 2014, 18:56

    1. 13 drivers
    2. Lewis Hamilton
    3. 3rd for Vettel
    4. 4 victories for Kimi
    5. Bottas
    6. 7 poles for Ferrari, all Kimi
    7. 2 races for Williams. one each driver
    8. a win for Dan
    9. 345 kph
    10. Ericsson, by the eternal Kovalainen
    11. see 10
    12. Gutierrez
    13. Rosberg again
    14. Kobayashi
    15. Chilton (or Wolff ir Kovalainen if they race a couple of times)
    16. The championship will be decided by the double stuff.
    17. Renult granted permission to modify crucial parts of the PU
    18. Suzuka the funniest
    19. Mercedes
    20. Kimi Raikkonen

  12. Lin1876 (@lin1876) said on 9th March 2014, 18:58

    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? Vettel
    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? 2
    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)? 365 (that’s a guess)
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Maldonado
    11. And who will take their place? Davide Valsecci
    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? Title decided on double points
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Brazil

  13. Force Maikel (@force-maikel) said on 9th March 2014, 18:58

    Time to do my bid

    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? Nico Rosberg
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 7th
    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? 2
    7. How many races will Williams win? 4
    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)? 368kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Max Chilton (too slow)
    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? Kimi Raikkonen
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Pastor Maldonado
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Marcus Eriksson
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil (hopefully!)
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Double Points
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Belgium
    19. Which team will win the 2014 constructors’ championship? Mercedes
    20. Who will win the 2014 drivers’ championship? Fernando Alonso

  14. hey (@hey) said on 9th March 2014, 19:01

    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? Raikonnen
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 6
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 3
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Kevin
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 7
    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)? Race: 356 Quali: 378
    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? Kvyat
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Rosberg
    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? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Bernie leaving at the end of it.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australia
    19. Mercedes
    20. Britney

  15. Travis (@mcmerctn) said on 9th March 2014, 19:08

    1. Ten
    2. Lewis Hamilton
    3. Sixth
    4. Two
    5. Kevin Magnussen
    6. Two
    7. Four
    8. Win
    9. 365 km/h
    10. Jean-Eric Vergne
    11. Antonio Felix da Costa
    12. Pastor Maldonado
    13. Fernando Alonso
    14. Pastor Maldonado
    15. Caterham
    16. Brazilian Grand Prix
    17. Russian Grand Prix problems (like the Olympics)
    18. Belgian Grand Prix
    19. Mercedes
    20. Lewis Hamilton

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