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Motors The Bit-Tech Formula 1 2014 Thread - Season Complete

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 24 Nov 2013.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Final Standings

    Driver's Standings

    1. Hamilton - 384 - Winning Driver
    2. Rosberg - 317 - Pole Trophy Winner
    3. Ricciardo - 238
    4. Bottas - 186
    5. Vetel - 167
    6. Alonso - 161
    7. Massa - 134
    8. Button - 126
    9. Hulkenberg - 96
    10. Perez - 59
    11. Magnussen - 55
    12. Räikkönen - 55
    13. Vergne - 22
    14. Grosjean - 8
    15. Kvyat - 8
    16. Maldonado - 2
    17. Bianchi - 2
    18. Sutil - 0
    19. Ericsson - 0
    20. Gutierrez - 0
    21. Chilton - 0
    22. Kobayashi - 0
    23. Stevens - 0
    24. Lotterer - 0
    Full Standings here

    Constructor's Standings

    1. Mercedes - 701 - Winning Constructor
    2. Red Bull - 405
    3. Williams - 320
    4. Ferrari - 216
    5. McLaren - 181
    6. Force India - 155
    7. Torro Rosso - 30
    8. Lotus - 10
    9. Marussia - 2
    10. Sauber - 0
    11. Caterham - 0
    Full Standings here

    2014 Calendar

    Races shown live on BBC in Blue

    28-31 Jan - Pre-season Test #1 - Circuito de Jerez, Jerez - Completed
    19-22 Feb - Pre-season Test #2 - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir - Completed
    27 Feb-2 Mar - Pre-season Test #3 - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir - Completed

    13-16 Mar - Australia - Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne - ROS - RIC [DQ] - MAG - BUT
    28-30 Mar - Malaysia - Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur - HAM - ROS - VET
    4-6 Apr - Bahrain - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir - HAM - ROS - PER
    18-20 Apr - China - Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai - HAM - ROS - ALO
    9-11 May - Spain - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona - HAM - ROS - RIC
    22-25 May - Monaco - Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo - ROS - HAM - RIC
    6-8 Jun - Canada - Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal - RIC - ROS - VET
    20-22 Jun - Austria - Red Bull Ring, Spielberg - ROS - HAM - BOT
    4-6 Jul - GB - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone - HAM - BOT - RIC
    18-20 Jul - Germany - Hockenheimring, Hockenheim - ROS - BOT - HAM
    25-27 Jul - Hungary - Hungaroring, Budapest - RIC - ALO - HAM
    Summer break
    22-24 Aug - Belgium - Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps - RIC - ROS - BOT
    5-7 Sep - Italy - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza - HAM - ROS - MAS
    19-21 Sep - Singapore - Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay - HAM - VET - RIC
    3-5 Oct - Japan - Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka - HAM - ROS - VET
    10-12 Oct - Russia - Sochi International Street Circuit, Sochi - HAM - ROS - BOT
    31 Oct-2 Nov - United States - Circuit of the Americas, Austin - HAM - ROS - RIC
    7-9 Nov - Brazil - Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo - ROS - HAM - MAS
    21-23 Nov - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi - HAM - MAS - BOT

    The Teams:

    Rookie/New Drivers in Purple, Changes from 2013 in Orange, ** = Comfirmed for 2015

    Scuderia Ferrari [Italy]
    Team Principal: Stefano Domenicali Marco Mattiacci
    Chassis: F14 T
    Engine: Ferrari
    7 - Kimi Räikkönen [Finland] **
    14 - Fenando Alonso [Spain]


    Sahara Force India F1 Team [India]
    Team Principal: Vijay Maliya
    Chassis: VJM07
    Engine: Mercedes
    11 - Sergio Perez [Mexico] **
    27 - Nico Hulkenberg [Germany]


    Lotus F1 Team [UK]
    Team Principal: Gerard Lopez
    Chassis: E22
    Engine: Renault
    8 - Romain Grosjean [France] **
    13 - Pastor Maldonado [Venezuela]

    McLaren Mercedes [UK]
    Team Principal: Éric Boullier
    Chassis: MP4-29
    Engine: Mercedes
    20 - Kevin Magnussen [Denmark]
    22 - Jenson Button [UK]

    Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team [Germany]
    Team Principals: Paddy Lowe, Toto Wolff
    Chassis: W05
    Engine: Mercedes
    6 - Nico Rosberg [Germany]
    44 - Lewis Hamilton [UK]

    Infiniti Red Bull Racing [Austria]
    Team Principal: Christian Horner
    Chassis: RB10
    Engine: Renault
    1 [5] - Sebastian Vettel [Germany] ** - Moves to Ferrari
    3 - Daniel Ricciardo [Australia] **

    Sauber F1 Team [Switzerland]
    Team Principal: Monisha Kaltenborn
    Chassis: C33
    Engine: Ferrari
    21 - Esteban Gutierrez [Mexico]
    99 - Adrian Sutil [Germany]

    Scuderia Torro Rosso [Italy]
    Team Principal: Franz Tost
    Chassis: STR9
    Engine: Renault
    25 - Jean-Éric Vergne [France]
    26 - Daniil Kvyat [Russia] ** - Moves to Red Bull

    Williams F1 Team [UK]
    Team Principal: Sir Frank Williams
    Chassis: FW36
    Engine: Mercedes
    19 - Felipe Massa [Brazil] **
    77 - Valtteri Bottas [Finland] **

    Caterham F1 Team [Malaysia] - Team in Administration
    Team Principal: Cyril Abiteboul Christijan Albers Manfredi Ravetto Finbarr O'Connell
    Chassis: CT05
    Engine: Renault
    9 - Marcus Ericsson [Sweden] ** - Moves to Sauber
    10 - Kamui Kobayashi [Japan]
    45 - Andre Lotterer [Germany]
    46 - Will Stevens [UK]

    Marussia F1 Team [Russia] - Defunct Team
    Team Principals: John Booth, Graeme Lowdon
    Chassis: MR03
    Engine: Ferrari
    4 - Max Chilton [UK]
    17 - Jules Bianchi [France]
     
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  2. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    Bets on how quickly Maldonado will get a race ban?!
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Depends on what the offences are... and if Maldonado is still driving... they may pre-empt it by banning him before the season starts ;)

    Also worth pointing out it's not confirmed which [if any] races are on Free-to-air TV in the UK in 2014
     
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  4. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    Maldonado hasnt had a ban yet. so probably not.

    What a crazy idea, he have new more complicated and comparably untested engines, lets make requirements they be more reliable then the old ones
     
  5. Tim S

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    Bigjean is confirmed for Lotus in 2014.
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Got some sauce for that Tim?
     
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    Were we not going to see HRT back as Scorpio Racing?
     
  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Here is a vid of how the 2014 cars may look, compared to the 2013 ones [site is in German]
     
  9. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    I remember reading some time back that they'd only have one gear ratio setup for the entire season (the discussion was about whether they'd be allowed to alter final drive). Can't remember where that was, though.
     
  10. Tim S

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    It was confirmed ages ago by Eric Boullier.
     
  11. BentAnat

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    rollo Well-Known Member

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    Which would basically mean thats the end of Paul Di Restas F1 career.
     
  13. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    yes, sadly.
     
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    PDR and Sutil out. The Hulk and Checco at FI.

    If I was FI, I would be thinking good deal! :thumb:
     
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    BentAnat Software Dev

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    It makes me kinda sad, as that almost definitely means that stupidface Maldonado is racing for Lotus next year.
     
  16. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Looks like a lot of the 'who goes where' is resting on whether Maldonado goes to Lotus or Sauber.

    Maldonado says he'd prefer Lotus but he's been in talks with Sauber as well [I'd prefer he walk off into the sunset never to be seen in F1 again...]
     
  17. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Now for this year!

    Vettel to dominate again
    Button second (ever the optimist), Mac to unexpectedly win that elusive constructors as Magnussen stomps all over Ricciardo's head
    Mercedes in minor chaos as Lauda/Wolff fight each other and Paddy is stuck in the middle
    Ferrari in full blown civil war, one or both drivers gone by the end of the year
    Lotus to slide back steadily, to Grosjean's enormous frustration, Grosjean to one of the top three for 2015
    Williams suddenly at the front of the Midfield with Massa/Bottas as a tag team of awesome
    FI to field Perez and Hulkenberg, both to do great impressions of Sutil/PdR and go sports car racing later
    Chilton in a Marussia again and surprisingly not awful
     
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  18. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    Ideally either someone other then Vettel wins the title, or someone keeps him honest like Alonso did the last season. Newey cars tend to be no compromise so maybe it will take them a few races (4-6) for them to get the package dialled in. But it is hard to see someone really trumping Newey/Vettel.

    McLaren, would be nice to see them back on the podium, but I doubt they will get much help from Merc next year, maybe wet wins will be on the cards for Button at best. But are they keeping the new suspension system that was a disaster this year? Hope they do better this time, but in the engine department they may as well be on gardening leave. Looking forward to 2015 for the return of McLaren Honda.
     
  19. Guest-16

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    Vettel wins again, not domination though until 2H of the season. More 2010 than 2013.
    Dr Marko hands Riccadro a gimp suit to wear from day 1.
    Button will be beaten by the Swede, and Macca will again be a mid-field team, albiet this time competing with Lotus, Williams. They will stay there until Shitmarsh goes. Macca don't renew Button's contract in 2015, UNLESS Button gets Honda money. He is a celeb in Japan.
    Merc will start strong but flounder as management issues take shape. Lewis will get increasingly pissy about it as season evolves, and eventually Wolff will be pushed out or technical Paddy takes off. Lauda ain't going nowhere.
    Ferrari in full-blown melt down from race 2. LDMZ has a heart attack brought on by stress, while Alonso throws a Spanish tantrum worthy of the magnitude of their deficit and Kimi calls it quits again/is shown the door. Alonso takes his money to Macca in Button's place.
    Grosjean gets a drive at Ferrari in 2015, but only if Kimi leaves Ferrari. As he's cheaper, Gro gets the drive.
    Sauber, god knows. Good team work, but do they have the money to continue development and drivers to compete?
    FI have good/great drivers, but **** all talent in the design department and no money, so they only challenge Sauber for the lower places still. Hulk drives the wheels off it, occasionally showing brilliance, while Perez occasionally throws it into the wall. He becomes the new Sutil: quite good but instantly forgettable against the Hulk.
     
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  20. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    My predictions:

    At least 1 of the 3 engine makers will have horrible reliability issues
    People will still be whining about Pirelli's tyres
    Someone will have found a rules loophole, and the other teams will bitch about it and try and have it banned [until they can exploit it themselves]
    Ricciardo will be average at best in the Red Bull
    Merc will implode to some extent if Brawn leaves... Hamilton will go cry in the corner...
    Bets will be taken up and down the pit-lane on the likelihood [and outcome] of a punch-up between Kimi and Alonso, Domenicali has a breakdown trying to control them both.
     

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