2014 F1 season preview: Stats and data

2014 F1 season preview

Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, Bahrain, 2014As well as the widely-discussed new engines there are new drivers, new races and a new points system this year.

Here’s a look at how F1 is changing in 2014 in numbers.

Drivers’ championships

Sebastian Vettel heads into the 2014 championship aiming to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of winning five consecutive drivers’ championships.

Here’s each driver’s finishing position in the drivers’ championship since their F1 careers began. Use the controls to show/hide different drivers.

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2014drivercolours.csv

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Sebastian Vettel 14 8 2 1 1 1 1
Daniel Ricciardo 27 18 14
Lewis Hamilton 2 1 5 4 5 4 4
Nico Rosberg 17 9 13 7 7 7 9 6
Fernando Alonso 23 6 4 1 1 3 5 9 2 4 2 2
Kimi Raikkonen 10 6 2 7 2 5 1 3 6 3 5
Romain Grosjean 23 8 7
Pastor Maldonado 19 15 18
Jenson Button 8 17 7 9 3 9 6 15 18 1 5 2 5 9
Kevin Magnussen
Nico Hulkenberg 14 11 10
Sergio Perez 16 10 11
Adrian Sutil 19 20 17 11 9 13
Esteban Gutierrez 16
Jean-Eric Vergne 17 15
Daniil Kvyat
Felipe Massa 13 12 13 3 4 2 11 6 6 7 8
Valtteri Bottas 17
Jules Bianchi 19
Max Chilton 23
Marcus Ericsson
Kamui Kobayashi 18 12 12 12

Constructors’ championships

Ferrari set the record for most consecutive constructors’ championship wins with six between 1999 and 2004. Red Bull are on a run of four in a row.

Each team’s finishing position in the constructors’ championship. Use the controls to show/hide different teams.

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2014teamcolours.csv

1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Red Bull 7 7 5 7 2 1 1 1 1
Mercedes 4 4 5 2
Ferrari 2 2 3 1 6 4 1 4 2 5 4 5 2 3 4 6 2 1 1 1 2 1 10 5 1 1 2 2 4 4 2 3 2 3 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 4 3 3 2 3
Lotus 6 4 2 2 2 1 3 1 5 2 1 3 1 5 1 1 4 7 4 2 1 4 5 7 5 8 3 4 3 3 4 6 8 9 5 6 10 10 4 4
McLaren 9 10 2 4 5 6 3 3 1 3 2 3 8 7 9 6 2 5 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 4 4 4 4 1 2 2 2 3 3 5 2 3 11 2 3 2 2 3 5
Force India 10 9 7 6 7 6
Sauber 7 8 7 7 7 6 8 8 4 5 6 6 8 7 6 7
Toro Rosso 9 7 6 10 9 8 9 8
Williams 9 2 1 1 4 4 6 3 1 1 7 2 4 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 5 3 3 2 2 4 5 8 4 8 7 6 9 8 9
Marussia 11 10
Caterham 10 11

NB. Lotus were the original team Lotus until 1994 then the team which subsequently became Caterham from 2010-11. Sauber were BMW Sauber from 2006-2010.

Calendar

This map shows where the 19 races on the 2014 F1 calendar are being held. There are no races in India and South Korea this year but F1 is making its first venture into Russia and returning to Austria for the first time since 2003.

Points system

F1 has a new and almost universally unpopular points system for 2014. The distribution of points remains the same for every race bar the final, where the scores are doubled. Here’s a summary of F1′s previous points systems:

Seasons Points for top finishers Notes
1950-59 8-6-4-3-2 Bonus point for the driver who sets the fastest lap, drivers drop worst results from some races.
1960 8-6-4-3-2-1 Drivers drop worst results from some races.
1961-1990 9-6-4-3-2-1 Drivers drop worst results from some races.
1991-2002 10-6-4-3-2-1
2003-2009 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1
2010-2013 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1
2014- 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 50-36-30-24-20-16-12-8-4-2 in final race only.

See here for more on F1′s past points systems:

Drivers’ ages

Here are the ages of the 22 drivers on the grid for the first race of the season and those who participated in last year’s championship, compared at the same point in time.

Toro Rosso’s new recruit Daniil Kvyat should become the eighth teenager to participate in a round of the world championship this Sunday.

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85 comments on 2014 F1 season preview: Stats and data

  1. Nickpkr251 said on 11th March 2014, 11:47

    Perez is so young still, have still 5-10yr to match single world champions…
    Also has already accomplish much more than all his same age group, very impressing indeed. I tipping him for at least top 5 WDC in 2014.

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