Ecclestone now tipping Hamilton for 2014 F1 title

Formula One World Championship, Rd13, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday 22 September 2013.

Bernie Ecclestone has changed his mind on who will win the 2014 F1 World Championship title.

A month ago, the Formula 1 Chief Executive said that with Mercedes clearly “best prepared” for the all-new 2014 rules, his tip was “(Nico) Rosberg winning the title”.

But on Wednesday, Ecclestone told Germany’s Sport Bild: “[Lewis] Hamilton will win the first race, and he will also be world champion this year.”

But why Briton Hamilton now instead of German Rosberg?

“Because he has the best car,” Ecclestone reasoned, “and he was already world champion” in 2008.

The 83-year-old insisted, however, that his favourite Sebastian Vettel is actually the best driver on the F1 grid.

“He will be the best at these new complicated rules,” said Ecclestone, “once his car gives him the chance to do so.” (GMM)

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  • http://batman-news.com BRIT MEDIA AT IT AGAIN

    Bernie make up your mind.
    Or flip a coin like i do when it comes to the Hammer and Rosberg. I don’t care who wins as long as it is a Mercedes 1-2.
    They are both awesome drivers and equally deserving. MERCury rising.