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Formula One: What to look out for in 2014

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One of many exciting pairings  (©GettyImages)
One of many exciting pairings (©GettyImages).

New driver lineups

Over the winter break, the only thing F1 fans hope for is driver announcements. With everyone but Mercedes opting to change their lineup for the upcoming season, F1 fans have been spoilt with driver news since the season finale in November.

The blockbuster move of the winter was confirmed at the back end of last season with the news that Kimi Raikkonen was heading back to Ferrari to form an all-star partnership alongside Fernando Alonso. How would Raikkonen take to being asked to move out of Alonso's way?

Ferrari aren't the only team with an exciting fresh lineup. Force India have secured the services of ex-McLaren man Sergio Perez whist Nico Hulkenberg returns to the team after a year with Sauber.

Jenson Button will have to try and contain McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen. Magnussen is highly-rated and is the current World Series Renault 3.5 champion and has lots of admirers. He will be looking to emulate Lewis Hamilton's debut season with McLaren back in 2007. 

It will be exciting to also watch the progression of Valtteri Bottas at Williams after the British team signed former Ferrari man Felipe Massa. Bottas, who outshone Pastor Maldonado last season, impressed everyone in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix with an outstanding third place.

With all these new duos being formed it will be fascinating to see who gets the upper hand over their new teammates. 

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