Ecclestone tips Rosberg and Mercedes for 2014 F1 titles 6 February, 2014 Nico Rosberg Red Bull and engine partner Renault made headlines when they struggled simply to run their title-defending new RB10 at Jerez, causing Bernie Ecclestone to single out Mercedes as the new 2014 favourite. “Anything can happen under the new regulations,” the Formula 1 Chief Executive told the Indo-Asian News Service this week. “So I would not want to comment much on what could happen this season. “The way things worked out at Jerez, Mercedes seem best prepared to succeed with [Nico] Rosberg winning the title,” Ecclestone added. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsVilleneuve: Hamilton will not be at Mercedes for longVerstappen snubs Red Bull in favour of MercedesRed Bull rivals targeting Vettel claims MarkoHamilton: My back is in more pain than normalMercedes seking multi-year deal with HamiltonHamilton: I was worried about the marshalsButton: Problem is Lewis expected me to let him pastRosberg: An amazing feeling to win at homeHamilton: I had great fun and did as good as I couldMercedes furious over unacceptable Brembo failure TheDudeson Bernie stirring it up and no doubt trying get at Lewis – the old guy is either senile or genius or perhaps a bit of both Tamburello1994 Nico wins the Jerez championship – Yay. Ecclestone is becoming a parody of himself. Sad. http://darrenstuart.com ninjamonk This guy is an odd ball, always talking up the German Drivers. Nico is good but I think Hamilton is a faster driver. Before someone points out that Nico won 2 races over Hamilton’s 1 then lets not forget the British GP win was inherited when Hamilton’s tire went thanks the dodgy construction problem Boycottthebull Is it really appropriate for the head of F1 to be picking winners before the season has even started? Surely such a role in the sport should mean and unbiased silence on the subject. Oh…… sorry readers, total brain fade there for a moment, this is Bernie no rules apply and if they do just pay someone off. Hawk gentlemen you should know that Bernie always stakes where the odds are highest. he never loses the opprtunity like it is now. Belize Lewis crashed at Jerez. What a pratt !!!!