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 NewsHave Mercedes bosses lost control of their drivers?Mercedes seek guidance from fans and big bossSilly Season Update: Honda want Vettel and NeweyVettel to get new race engineer for 2015Marko: Verstappen will be immediately competitiveWolff: You cannot expect it to run super-smoothlyStewart: Alonso is a genius and most complete driverMarko: The older drivers need to step on the gasPiero Ferrari: I hope Alonso remains at MaranelloMontezemolo: Enzo Ferrari would be happy 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.