In 2014, Formula 1 came back with the biggest sets of rules changes in the modern F1 history, coming down hard on both drivers and constructors by ending the 8 years streak of the naturally-aspirated fuel-thirsty V8 engines which were used since 2006 by replacing it with the 1.6-litres V6 Turbos. Three races down the 19 races course, we can all agree that the 2014 season will be the hardest yet with defending champion’s, Red Bull facing the biggest heat of the competition. Ripped off from considerable points after Red Bull’s new comer, Daniel Ricciardo’s podium win was disqualified following Red Bull’s 100kgs fuel breech, Formula1’s most dominant team has been further push down the scoreboard marking the year’s debut as the worst start in Red Bull’s history.
While Red Bull takes it up with Renault for the inferior engines, which has been much of Red Bull’s setbacks this season, many other teams are also facing similar challenges that are effectively disturbing their performances and those with Renault’s engines has more repercussion to bare. Ferrari despite this season’s killer line up has so far failed to kill. Their best results so far came from from the 2-time-world-champion, Alonso who managed to squeeze in the top 5 position on two occasions while returning driver Kimi Raikkonen is still fighting for relevance. Elsewhere, three teams that could have made the most out of these new rules, McLaren, Lotus and Willimas who had lived through the Turbo era failed to impressed meanwhile the teams who grace the bottom of the list would once again be defending the position they were in since last year.
The sunny side of this season is definitely in Mercedes’ favour as the Silver Arrow’s twin-turbo winning combination of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are on a 1-2 winning streak and a pace that would be hard to beat. Force India are the favourites this season for their latest exploits has cemented a well deserved respect in the scene. Rising to the occasion with aplomb with commanding performances, the rising star’s would be the main contenders this season – fierce and hungry with a livery that so far matches the attitude. While the travelling circus prepares to bring the carnival to China for the next race that would be taking place in Shanghai, we take a look back on the ladies and their conventional archetype that boils the blood of the Formula 1’s boys as they strive to tame this magnificent beast of velocity. We start with Red Bull’s star product, Sebastian Vettel’s Suzie, who is driving the defending champion out of the tracks, locking up on him and straight line attitude that has been hard to conquer.
So here we go, meet the ladies who drives the Formula 1 drivers crazy!
Full story about team, drivers, progress, and current standings here: Who’s Taking The (Red) Bull By The Horns Now?.