By Euro Weekly News Media •
Published: 30 Jan 2014 • 8:00
Lewis Hamilton driving for Mercedes
A preview by Tony Matthews
This year will see the 65th season of Formula One Grand Prix Motor Racing, which is recognised by the sport’s governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) as the highest class of competition for open wheel racing cars.
Twelve teams and (hopefully) 24 drivers will compete in nineteen races for the World Drivers’ and World Constructors’ Championships.
Sebastian Vettel starts the season as the defending drivers’ champion after winning his fourth consecutive title last term, while his team, Red Bull, will begin the campaign as the defending Constructors’ Champions, having also won their fourth consecutive championship in 2013.
Teams and drivers
On 10 January 2014, the FIA released this provisional entry list for the 2014 season.
Red Bull-Renault: Sebastian Vettel/Daniel Ricciardo
Mercedes: Nico Rosberg/Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari: Kimi Raikkonnen/Fernando Alonso
Lotus: Romain Grosjean/Pastor Maldonado
Force India/Mercedes: Sergio Perez/Nico Hulkenberg
Marussia/Ferrari: Jules Bianchi/Max Chilton
Williams/Mercedes: Felipe Massa/Valtteri Bottas
McLaren/Mercedes: Kevin Magnussen/Jensen Button
Sauber/Ferrari: Esteban Gutierrez/Adrian Sutil
Toro Rosso/Renault: Jean-Eric Vergne/Daniil Kvvat
* Giedo van der Garde, Heikke Kovalainen, Marcus Ericsson, Kamui Kobayashi and Paul di Resta were five of the drivers without a team as at last weekend.
Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
Sepang, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia
Sakir International Circuit, Bahrain
Shanghai International Circuit, China
Circuit of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Circuit de Monte Carlo, Monaco
Gilles Villeneuve Circiot, Montreal, Canada
Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria
Silverstone Circuit, England (GB)
Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany
Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
Circuit de Spa-Francorpchamps, Belgium
Sazuka Circuit, Japan
International Street Circuit, Sochi, Russia
Circuit of Americas, Austin, Texas, USA
Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
Sit, watch and enjoy, it will be another interesting year of Formula One racing… and once again, the German superstar Sebastian Vettel is red-hot favourite with the bookies to win his fifth title in a row. I will think he’ll be there or thereabouts. His Red Bull team is simply the best.
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