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2015 Driver Line-ups: Early Predictions

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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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
 
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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)
 
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I forgot about Sainz Jr! Good call.

and Felix Da Costa!
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
 
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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
 
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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
 

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
 
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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
 

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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
 

Jimlaad43

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

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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
 
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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
 

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
 
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