The '14 driver transfer discussion/speculation thread

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by NotThePrez, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. NotThePrez

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    Considering the existing thread was made for the 2013 season and has yet to be updated for 2014, I figured it'd be a good idea making a thread dedicated discussing to the driver/teams for the 2014 season.

    -2014 Driver/Team lineups

    Infiniti Red Bull Racing

    1) Sebastian Vettel
    2) Daniel Ricciardo

    Mercedes AMG Petronas
    1) Lewis Hamilton
    2) Nico Rosberg

    Scuderia Ferrari
    1) Fernando Alonso
    2) Kimi Räikkonen

    Lotus-Renault
    1) Romain Grosjean
    2) Pastor Maldonado

    Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes
    1) Jenson Button
    2) Kevin Magnussen

    Sahara Force India-Mercedes
    1) Nico Hulkenberg
    2) Sergio Perez (Confirmed 12/12)

    Sauber F1 Team
    1) Adrian Sutil (Confirmed 12/13)
    2) Esteban Gutierrez (Confirmed 12/20)

    Scuderia Toro Rosso
    1) Daniil Kvyat
    2) Jean-Eric Vergne

    Williams-Mercedes
    1) Valtteri Bottas
    2) Felipe Massa

    Marussia F1 Team
    1) Jules Bianchi
    2) Max Chilton (Confirmed 1/11)

    Caterham F1 Team
    1) Kamui Kobayashi (Confirmed 1/21)
    2) Marcus Ericsson (Confirmed 1/21)

    Some headlines for the 2014 season.
    • Sergio Perez has been let go from McLaren after 1 season. Will be replaced by Kevin Magnussen.
    • Mark Webber has retired from F1 and will be running in Porsche's new LMP1 program in the WEC. He will be replaced by Daniel Riccardo.
    • Kimi Raikkonen will be replacing Felipe Massa as the #2 driver at Ferrari
    • Felipe Massa will be replacing Pastor Maldonado at Williams.
    • Maldonado will be taking up the #2 spot at Lotus-Renault.
    • Williams will be using a Mercedes powertrain this season.
    • Marussia F1 will be using Ferrari powertrain this season.
    • Ross Brawn will be leaving the Mercedes F1 team.

    I'll be updating the thread as more driver confirmations are made.

    Link to the previous thread.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2014
  2. Imari

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    So there's Perez, Sutil and DiResta left of the drivers from non-backmarker teams, and only two non-backmarker seats. Someone's going to miss out when the music stops.
     
  3. Northstar

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    You forgot Toro Rosso switching to Renault power(It's ok, everyone forgets they exist, even Dietrich).

    It should be a good year, plenty of question marks surrounding the top teams.:D
     
  4. tribolik

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    What does that have to do with driver transfer?
     
  5. NotThePrez

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    To be honest, it really doesn't. I just thought it would be good to include some of the notable changes for next year alongside the driver transfers.
     
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    Finally a new thread!
     
  7. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Di Resta will miss out, he's said it himself. It'd be funny if Perez went back to Sauber though, then you'd have two of 2012's most promising drivers return to those teams after a single season away. However, I really hope it is FI that Perez goes to.
     
  8. Jimlaad43

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    The FIA need to try and do something that gets the GP2 champion into F1 the next year, even if it means dumping them in a Marussia or Caterham. They did it with the Ginetta GT champion into the BTCC for a few seasons. The problem for Leimar now is that he isn't allowed to race in GP2 now he's champion.
     
  9. GOTMAXPOWER

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    1 'r' in Toro :)

    Realistically I think we can expect Perez in at Force India and Sutil at Sauber. That leaves no place for Di Resta which wouldn't be a terrible shame in my opinion.
     
  10. Jimlaad43

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    Di Resta came in well, and did good last year and at the beginning of this year, but since the circus rolled into Asia, he was terrible. Crashing out in Singapore and Korea like he did. However, it would be interesting to see someone still in their prime switching to Indycar and seeing how they do, especially into a big team like Ganassi.
     
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  12. NotThePrez

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  13. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Exactly as I said on the other driver thread, until it's confirmed that he has the license there is not seat for him at Sauber, it was never confirmed that he got the license so for people to think...

    Glad it was fixed here though :tup:
     
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  17. Jimlaad43

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    Is this Multi 21 perchance? As in, "to be ignored".
     
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    Woops, didn't see this thread -.-

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    Is there a way to get the tags working again?
     
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    Good news, hopefully Hulkenberg and Pérez will give the team the results they were looking for... :D
     
  21. Roo

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    From a subsequent Autosport article:

    Nico Rosberg has apparantly chosen #6 as his first choice, #5 his second and #9 his third.

    Sergio Perez's first choice is #11.
     
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  23. GTPorsche

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    And Vettel picks 1 because no one will beat him to the title? :p
     
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    In all seriousness, if I was Vettel I would pick #15, the number he had in 2008 and 2009. Building a history for a number would be better than being a chapter in the story of #5 or #27.

    I reckon he'll go for #5 though, the number he took his first championship with.

    Predictions, anyone?

    Vettel - #5 or #15
    Button - #12 (first win) or #22 (championship)
    Raikkonen - #11? That was Hunt's number in 1976.
     
  25. DK

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    I'm thinking Kimi would prefer #99. ;)
     
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    If Vettel can't get #1 he'll go for #69 knowing how immature he is.
     
  27. prisonermonkeys

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    This has been an issue on the 2014 season article on Wikipedia for a while now. Although Sauber have yet to confirm Sirotkin as a driver, they have said that the seat is his if he can get a superlicence, and that they have developed a plan for him to do just that. A lot of the rumours about the Russians pulling out seem to stem from people who think Sirotkin is too young for Formula 1, as if all drivers magically become more competent on their eighteenth birthday.
     
  28. DK

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    Yes, because a 4-time champion and a dad-to-be is definitely immature. :rolleyes:
     
  29. Tom

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    Confirmed.

     
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