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. Content on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Getty Images, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.