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. spoutnik (@spoutnik) said on 9th March 2014, 19:08

    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? 4
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? none
    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? 3
    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? Ericsson
    11. And who will take their place? Frijns
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Pastor
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Hamilton
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Pastor
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Caterham
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Last race
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Renault obtaining unfreeze engine development
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Spa (I go there, I expect it to be epic :) )

  2. Nick24 (@nick24) said on 9th March 2014, 19:24

    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? 1st
    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? 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)? 368 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? 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? Chilton
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something illegal on the Mercedes car
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Malaysia
    19. Constructors Champion: Mercedes
    20. Drivers Champion: Vettel

  3. Victor. (@victor) said on 9th March 2014, 19:34

    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. Lewis Hamilton
    3. Where will Sebastian Vettel finish in the championship? 7th
    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? 5th
    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? Fernando Alonso
    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? US
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ecclestone’s and his replacement
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Austrain GP

  4. Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 9th March 2014, 19:34

    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? – 4th

    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? – 1

    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? – Valterri 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? – 2nd

    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? – Adrian Sutil

    11. And who will take their place? – Robin Frijns

    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? – Marcus Ericsson

    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? – Sebastian Vettel

    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? – please, please be the case: Brazil

    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? – Abu Double

    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? – Russian GP

    19. Constructors’ champion – Mercedes

    20. Drivers’ champion – Nico Rosberg

  5. infernojim (@infernojim) said on 9th March 2014, 19:35

    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? 4th
    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? 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)? 342
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Eriksson
    11. And who will take their place? Heikki
    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? Magnussen
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship? Eriksson
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Brazil
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Engine changes to bring Renault back to being competitive
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada as always…

  6. Ads21 (@ads21) said on 9th March 2014, 19:36

    1. 11
    2. Lewis Hamilton
    3. 6th
    4. 0
    5. Bottas
    6. 0
    7. 6
    8. 3rd
    9. 370kph
    10. Ericson
    11. Someone with more money
    12. Pastor Maldonado
    13. Lewis Hamilton
    14. Pastor Maldonado
    15. Caterham
    16. Brazil
    17. Bernie going to prison and ensuing chaos and power struggle
    18. Abu Double
    19. Mercedes
    20. Lewis Hamilton

  7. infernojim (@infernojim) said on 9th March 2014, 19:36

    19. Hamilton
    20. Mercedes

  8. alexf1man (@alexf1man) said on 9th March 2014, 19:48

    Been looking forward to this since the last one!

    1. I’d like to think a decent amount can make it, but there could be carnage and reliability problems galore. There should be at least 10, but no more than 16 – so I’ll go with 13.
    2. Probably Lewis Hamilton, but if Williams have a decent qualifier then Massa can upset this one
    3. You’d like to think someone else can win the title… maybe 5th if he doesn’t dominate the second half of 2014 and win because of double points!
    4. Could be lucky to get more than 2 if some of the other cars are really far ahead
    5. Valtteri Bottas unless the Williams isn’t competitive enough
    6. They’ve not had a pole since 2012 (in the wet), but with Red Bull out of the way maybe 5 if they get the job done.
    7. I’d like to see at least 3, with both drivers doing the business. This depends how good the car is.
    8. If reliability allows, he could sneak into 2nd, but if he’s on the podium expect Vettel ahead.
    9. This could get close to the 370 km/h mark set by Pizzonia in 2004 – possibly 368 but I don’t know!
    10. Out of the more experienced gang, you’d guess Pastor Maldonado – but if not, maybe JEV if Toro Rosso drop him like Bourdais in 2009
    11. Case 1: Charles Pic, unless they’re fighting for the title; case 2: anyone’s guess!
    12. Could be Pastor Maldonado, but if Lewis and / or Felipe have a 2011-style season who knows?
    13. Possibly Nico Rosberg again, but if not I’d like to see a Williams win.
    14. If Maldonado is finally tamed, then I’d say Gutierrez is under pressure but otherwise I’d say the Venezuelan’s got this one covered again.
    15. This could be more a case of who retires the most than in previous years – possibly Caterham or Toro Rosso but otherwise no idea!
    16. Brazil (if double points is removed) or Abu Dhabi (almost a no brainer in the double points case).
    17. A loophole in the Power Unit / aero regulations that hasn’t already been found, or the will they / won’t they of the Russian GP.
    18. I’d like to think the European races can be more exciting this year – I’d put Canada, Australia, GB and Brazil up there.
    19. Unless RBR sort themselves out, they’ve had it. Mercedes look strong but could have occasional reliability issues allowing another Merc / Ferrari team through.
    20. Again depends if RBR can turn it around. After all the hype and pressure on Lewis, he could crumble and let Nico Rosberg or another new name on the trophy.

  9. Deej92 (@deej92) said on 9th March 2014, 19:52

    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? 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? Magnussen
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 1
    7. How many races will Williams win? None.
    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)? 362 kph
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Vergne
    11. And who will take their place? Sainz
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements? Kobayashi
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix? Vettel
    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? The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Ecclestone standing down.
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? The Malaysian Grand Prix
    19. Constructors’ champion: Mercedes
    20. Drivers’ champion: Hamilton

    • Deej92 (@deej92) said on 9th March 2014, 20:05

      Actually, I change my mind about 10 and 11. Although I think that will happen, it won’t be the first replacement.
      The first driver to be replaced will be Kobayashi for Frijns.

  10. 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? 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? 2
    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)? 355
    10. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race? Maldonado
    11. And who will take their place? The lotus test driver
    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? Chilton
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Russian gp and ongoing politics in crimea
    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?
    6
    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?
    6
    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?
    6
    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)?
    350 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?
    Perez
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Rosberg
    14. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Felipe Massa
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Ericsson
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    3 to go
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    RBR signing with Honda
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Australia

  12. 1. How many drivers will be classified as finishers in the Australian Grand Prix? Let’s go for half – 11
    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? 1
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Kevin 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 (in kph)? 350
    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? Perez
    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? Sauber
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? The double points saga
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Canada
    19. WDC: Hamilton
    20: WCC: Mercedes

  13. juan fanger (@juan-fanger) said on 9th March 2014, 21:14

    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?
    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?
    Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score?
    2
    7. How many races will Williams win?
    6
    8. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s best result be?
    In a race: 1st, Over the season: Beating Vettel on points :)
    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?
    Bottas
    11. And who will take their place?
    Nasr (everyone should want this :)
    12. Which driver will collect the most penalty points for driving infringements?
    Vettel
    13. Who will win the Monaco Grand Prix?
    Kimi
    14. Who will crash out of the most races?
    Sutil
    15. Who will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
    Lotus (they will withdraw from lack of funds after only 4 races from which they haven’t scored)
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
    Last race
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year?
    Jean Todt caught in nazi costume with prostitutes
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year?
    Abu Dhabi
    19. WCC?
    Mercedes
    20. WDC?
    Massa

  14. HawkAussie (@hawkaussie) said on 9th March 2014, 21:25

    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? 4th
    4. How many races will Kimi Raikkonen win? 1 (Russian Grand Prix)
    5. Who will score more points: Valtteri Bottas or Kevin Magnussen? Bottas
    6. How many pole positions will Ferrari score? 2 (Monaco, Italy)
    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)? 347kph
    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? Nico Rosberg
    14. Who will crash out of the most races? Pastor Malondado
    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, yay or nay
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Australia
    WDC: Nico Rosberg
    WCC: Mercedes

  15. electrolite (@electrolite) said on 9th March 2014, 21:45

    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? 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? 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)? 354
    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? Adrian Sutil
    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? Max Chilton
    16. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided? Abu Dhabi
    17. What will be the biggest political story of the year? Something engine related
    18. What will be the most entertaining race of the year? Melbourne

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