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Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Red Bull Ring, 2014

2014 mid-season F1 driver rankings part one: 22-13

Driver rankings

The F1 Fanatic Driver Rankings are being produced for the tenth time this year, and as usual they began with a review of how the field has fared at the mid-season point.

Start, Estoril, 1984

F1 better now than 30 years ago – Wolff

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: F1 was “boring” in 1984 • Red Bull ‘don’t need a technical director’ • Post-race debriefs ‘are longer this year’ – Alonso

Felipe Massa, Williams, Hungaroring, 2014

Williams and Red Bull closing the gap to Mercedes

2014 F1 season

Having begun the season as F1′s most dominant team for 16 years, Mercedes find themselves under growing pressure from Williams and Red Bull.

Pirelli super-soft tyre, Hockenheimring, 2014

Pirelli can “live with” more than 20 races per year

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: Pirelli say they can cope with a calendar of more than 20 races • Caption Competition winner

Start, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2014

Eliminate double points and more with the updated F1 Points Calculator

2014 F1 season

The updated F1 Fanatic Points Calculator now includes older and alternative scoring systems and works out the scores for the constructors’ championship.

Bernie Ecclestone, 2013

German bank turns down £19.9m Ecclestone offer

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: Ecclestone settlement rejected • Marussia driver decision ‘in December’ • F1 2014 available to order

Tony Fernandes, Robin Frijns, Marcus Ericsson, Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham, 2014

Caption Competition 56: Caterham

Caption Competition

Caterham’s new drivers haven’t been able to score the team’s first point yet – so the team now has new owners. Add your best caption suggestion here.

Sergio Perez, Force India, Hungaroring, 2014

Mercedes’ rivals ‘will copy power unit design’

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: Mercedes power unit ‘will be copied’ • F1 ‘should embrace new technology’ – Boullier • Ecclestone bank payment rejected

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2014

Ricciardo expects stronger second half of season

2014 F1 season

Daniel Ricciardo expects to be in even stronger shape during the second half of the year following his two wins earlier in the season.

Nico Hulkenberg, Formula BMW, 2005

Nico Hulkenberg’s Route to F1

Route to F1

Nico Hulkenberg’s unusual route to F1 included successes in now-defunct championships such as A1 Grand Prix and GP2 Asia.