Ecclestone now tipping Hamilton for 2014 F1 title 11 March, 2014 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) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsHorner: Ricciardo’s good form a factor in Vettel moveBriatore: Alonso got tired of Ferrari empty promises2014 showed the good, the bad and the ugly of Formula 1Lopez: We opened the door to FernandoWolff: Prost gave very precise advice on handling Lewis and NicoMontezemolo: I’m sorry about Alonso, but Vettel is correct choiceAlonso return to McLaren met with mixed reactionsVerstappen too young for F1 says TodtTost: Talented fighter Kvyat can become top F1 driverEcclestone: Vettel’s acting like a defeated guy 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.