Ranking Eight F1 Drivers Having a Worse 2014 Season Than Last Year

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Ranking Eight F1 Drivers Having a Worse 2014 Season Than Last Year
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What a difference a year makes.

The beginning of a Formula One season always represents a fresh start, but following the significant regulation changes over the winter, that effect has been heightened in 2014.

Teams such as Mercedes have used that to good effect, with Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton winning every race so far between them.

Others, though, have it plain wrong, with the hopes and dreams of the offseason almost immediately evaporating.

And here, from the least affected to the most, we count down the drivers whose 2014 has so far been worse than their previous campaign.

In terms of criteria, we focus particularly on the drivers’ performances and results in the opening three races of 2014, contrasting them with the first three grands prix of 2013 and noting how substantial the drop has been. We then consider how likely the drivers are to recover and salvage anything notable from this season as the year progresses.

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