Identifying the Future World Champions on the F1 Grid in 2014

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Identifying the Future World Champions on the F1 Grid in 2014
Andrew Brownbill/Associated Press

Despite the arrival of so-called "pay drivers" in recent years, Formula One's talent pool is arguably richer than it has ever been this season.

The 2014 grid contains five world champions—Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button—who have a grand total of nine titles between them. 

But there are plenty of drivers who are world champion in all but name.

Among those are new kids on the block. Some have waited an extended period of time to be handed title-winning machinery, while for others the car might never arrive despite their class.

Here are the magnificent seven who could reach the very top of F1 in the near future.

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