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2015 Driver Line-ups: Early Predictions

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Chris Jenkins, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
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    OK so we're at the half-way stage of the 2014 season, which means it's time once again for us all to speculate and predict who will be driving where in 2015.

    Here's the line-up so far.
    Drivers in Red are already contracted for the 2015 season. (there may be 1 or 2 that I've missed)

    Mercedes AMG:
    Lewis Hamilton
    Nico Rosberg

    Red Bull:
    Daniel Ricciardo
    Danil Kvyat


    Williams:
    Felipe Massa
    Valteri Bottas


    Ferrari:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Kimi Raikkonen


    McLaren:
    Fernando Alonso
    Jenson Button


    Sahara Force India:
    Nico Hulkenberg
    Sergio Perez


    Toro Rosso:
    Max Verstappen
    Carlos Sainz Jr.

    Lotus:
    Pastor Maldonaldo
    Romain Grosjean


    Sauber:
    Marcus Eriksson
    Felipé Nasr


    Caterham:



    Current Free Agents:
    Esteban Guitierez
    Guido van der Garde
    Charles Pic
    Jean-Eric Vergne
    Adrian Sutil
    Max Chilton
    Will Stevens

    Potential Rookies:
    Sergei Sirotkin
    Alexander Rossi
    Stoffel Vandoorne
     
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  2. Chris Jenkins

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    Here's my predictions:

    Mercedes AMG:
    Lewis Hamilton
    Nico Rosberg

    Red Bull:

    Sebastian Vettel
    Daniel Ricciardo

    Williams:
    Felipe Massa
    Valteri Bottas / Jenson Button

    Ferrari:
    Fernando Alonso
    Kimi Raikkonen

    McLaren:
    Valteri Bottas / Romain Grosjean
    Kevin Magnussen

    Sahara Force India:
    Nico Hulkenberg
    Sergio Perez

    Toro Rosso:
    Danil Kvyatt
    Max Verstappen

    Lotus:
    Pastor Maldonaldo
    Romain Grosjean / Jenson Button

    Marussia:
    Jules Bianchi
    Max Chilton (unfortunately)

    Sauber:
    Guido van der Garde
    Jean-Eric Vergne

    Caterham:
    Kamui Kobayashi
    some random pay driver
     
  3. Kartik Sri Harsha

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    Mercedes AMG:
    Lewis Hamilton
    Nico Rosberg

    Red Bull:

    Sebastian Vettel
    Daniel Ricciardo

    Williams:
    Felipe Massa
    Felipe Nasr

    Ferrari:
    Fernando Alonso
    Kimi Raikkonen

    McLaren:
    Valteri Bottas
    Kevin Magnussen

    Sahara Force India:
    Nico Hulkenberg
    Sergio Perez

    Toro Rosso:
    Danil Kvyatt
    Max Verstappen/ Carlos sainz jr

    Lotus:
    Pastor Maldonaldo
    Romain Grosjean

    Marussia:
    Jules Bianchi
    Max Chilton (unfortunately)

    Sauber:
    Guido van der Garde
    Estiaban Gutiarrez

    Caterham:
    Kamui Kobayashi
    some random pay driver
    I suspect JB might retire and bottas takes his place also i highly doubt Vergne will be in F1 (unfortunately)
     
  4. Chris Jenkins

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    I forgot about Sainz Jr! Good call.

    and Felix Da Costa!
     
  5. Kartik Sri Harsha

    Kartik Sri Harsha

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    Yeah i forgot AFDC.
    what do you think about Romain ? I dont think he will go to Mclaren as he was supported by TOTAL if i remember correctly and with Lotus changing to Merc engines for 2015 i dont see where he can go which can be a competitive team
     
  6. Nicolas Nativel

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    Mercedes AMG:
    Lewis Hamilton
    Nico Rosberg

    Red Bull:

    Sebastian Vettel
    Daniel Ricciardo

    Williams:
    Valteri Bottas
    Felipe Nasr

    Ferrari:
    Fernando Alonso
    Kimi Raikkonen / Jules Bianchi (Why not ? If Kimi gets bored) (I don't say this because I'm french... No you're wrong)

    McLaren:
    Jenson Button/ Romain Grosjean/ Stoffel Vandoorne
    Kevin Magnussen

    Sahara Force India:
    Nico Hulkenberg
    Sergio Perez

    Toro Rosso:
    Danil Kvyatt
    Max Verstappen/ Carlos sainz jr

    Lotus:
    Pastor Maldonaldo (unfortunately)
    Romain Grosjean

    Marussia:
    Jules Bianchi/ Alexander Rossi
    Max Chilton (unfortunately)

    Sauber:
    Guido van der Garde/ Jules Bianchi
    Esteban Gutierrez/ Adrian Sutil

    Caterham:
    Kamui Kobayashi
    some random pay driver
     
  7. airutonpurosuto8912

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    Mercedes AMG:
    Lewis Hamilton
    Nico Rosberg

    Red Bull:

    Sebastian Vettel
    Daniel Ricciardo

    Williams:
    Felipe Massa
    Felipe Nasr

    Ferrari:
    Fernando Alonso
    Kimi Raikkonen

    McLaren:
    Valtteri Bottas
    Kevin Magnussen

    Sahara Force India:
    Nico Hulkenberg
    Sergio Perez

    Toro Rosso:
    Danil Kvyat / Carlos Sainz, Jr.
    Jean-Éric Vergne / Max Verstappen

    Lotus:
    Pastor Maldonado
    Romain Grosjean

    Marussia:
    Jules Bianchi / Alexander Rossi
    Max Chilton

    Sauber:
    Adrian Sutil / Jules Bianchi
    Esteban Gutierrez / Giedo van der Garde

    Caterham:
    Kamui Kobayashi
    Marcus Ericsson
     
  8. Jimlaad43

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    Mercedes AMG:
    Lewis Hamilton
    Nico Rosberg

    Red Bull:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Daniel Ricciardo

    Williams:
    Felipe Nasr
    Valteri Bottas

    Ferrari:
    Fernando Alonso
    Jules Bianchi

    McLaren:
    Romain Grosjean
    Kevin Magnussen

    Sahara Force India:
    Sergio Perez
    Nico Hulkenberg

    Toro Rosso:
    Danil Kvyat
    Antonio Felix da Costa

    Lotus:
    Pastor Maldonaldo
    Jolyon Palmer

    Marussia:
    Mitch Evans
    Jean-Eric Vergne

    Sauber:
    Geido Van Der Garde
    Sergey Sirotkin

    Caterham:
    Rio Haryanto
    Marcus Eriksson
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2014
  9. Chris Jenkins

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    SFI confirmed Hulkenberg and Perez today for 2015
     
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  10. Jimlaad43

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    Nice apex, I'll take it! Staff Premium

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    Updated :thumbsup:
     
  11. Philip Heck

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    It seems everybody forgot about Simona De Silvestro?
     
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  12. Howard

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    Here's my thoughts so far:

    Mercedes AMG:
    Lewis Hamilton
    Nico Rosberg

    Red Bull:

    Sebastian Vettel
    Daniel Ricciardo

    Williams:
    Felipe Massa
    Valteri Bottas

    Ferrari:
    Fernando Alonso
    Jules Bianchi

    McLaren:
    Jenson Button
    Kevin Magnussen

    Sahara Force India:
    Nico Hulkenberg
    Sergio Perez

    Toro Rosso:
    Danil Kvyatt
    Jean-Eric Vergne

    Lotus:
    Pastor Maldonaldo
    Romain Grosjean

    Marussia:
    Max Chilton
    Stoffel Vandoorne

    Sauber:
    Adrian Sutil
    Estiban Guittierez

    Caterham:
    Kamui Kobayashi
    Alexander Rossi
     
  13. Frank

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    Mercedes AMG:
    Lewis Hamilton
    Nico Rosberg

    Red Bull:

    Sebastian Vettel
    Daniel Ricciardo

    Williams:
    Felipe Massa
    Valteri Bottas

    Ferrari:
    Fernando Alonso
    Kimi Raikkonen

    McLaren:
    Jenson Button
    Kevin Magnussen
    Some shift will happen that involves McLaren, I just can't think of what exacly yet :-P.

    Sahara Force India:
    Nico Hulkenberg
    Sergio Perez

    Toro Rosso:
    Danil Kvyatt
    Max Verstappen

    Lotus:
    Pastor Maldonaldo
    Romain Grosjean

    Marussia:
    Max Chilton
    Jules Bianchi

    Sauber:
    Guido van der Garde
    Estiban Guittierez

    Caterham:
    Robin Frijns (More a hope then a guess)
    Marcus Ericsson
     
  14. Jimlaad43

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    Rossi has moved to Marussia as thrid driver, so I highly doubt him going to Caterham
     
  15. Nelson Ullinskey

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    Yeah ;)

    She would have won the second Houston Indy race last year if William Power's car failed :geek:
     
  16. BottasFan

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    Mercedes AMG:
    Lewis Hamilton
    Nico Rosberg

    Red Bull:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Daniel Ricciardo

    Williams:
    Felipe Massa
    Valtteri Bottas

    Ferrari:
    Kimi Räikkönen
    Jules Bianchi

    McLaren:
    Fernando Alonso
    Kevin Magnussen

    Sahara Force India:
    Nico Hulkenberg
    Sergio Pérez

    Toro Rosso:
    Danil Kvyat
    Max Verstappen

    Lotus:
    Pastor Maldonaldo
    Charles Pic

    Marussia:
    Alexander Rossi
    Raffaele Marciello

    Sauber:
    Sergey Sirotkin
    Felipe Nasr

    Caterham:
    Carlos Sainz Jr.
    Robin Frinjs
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014
  17. Ron Squire

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    My Prediction

    Mercedes AMG:

    Lewis Hamilton
    Nico Rosberg

    Red Bull:

    Sebastian Vettel
    Daniel Ricciardo

    Williams:
    Valterri Bottas
    Felipe Massa

    Ferrari:
    Fernando Alonso
    Kimi Raikkonen/Jules Bianchi

    McLaren:
    Stoffel Vandoorne
    Kevin Magnussen

    Sahara Force India:
    Nico Hulkenberg
    Sergio Perez

    Toro Rosso:
    Danil Kvyatt
    Jean-Eric Vergne

    Lotus:
    Pastor Maldonaldo
    Joylon Palmer

    Marussia:
    Alexander Rossi/Jules Bianchi
    Max Chilton

    Sauber:
    Max Verstappen
    Estiban Guittierez

    Caterham:
    Kamui Kobayashi
    Marcus Eriksson
     
  18. Milos

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    Mercedes AMG:
    Lewis Hamilton
    Nico Rosberg

    Red Bull:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Daniel Ricciardo

    Williams:
    Felipe Massa
    Valteri Bottas

    Ferrari:
    Fernando Alonso
    Jules Bianchi

    McLaren:
    Kimi Raikkonen for a return? :roflmao:
    Kevin Magnussen

    Sahara Force India:
    Sergio Perez
    Nico Hulkenberg

    Toro Rosso:
    Danil Kvyat
    Jean-Eric Vergne

    Lotus:
    Pastor Maldonaldo
    Romain Grosjean

    Marussia:
    Max Chilton
    Alexander Rossi

    Sauber:
    Esteban Gutierez
    Sergey Sirotkin

    Caterham: RETIREMENT :p
    If not:
    Marcus Ericsson
    Paul di Resta for a return??? :D
     
  19. Kartik Sri Harsha

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  20. Milos

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    Had things gone my way, who knows..

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    Yes, you show a good point :p I still think Caterham will retire next season, so I just had to come up with something there if it stays :D