If you’re trying to persuade people that you know just as much about Formula 1 racing drivers as the next person in the room then you’ll need to know their names, their past achievements and what they’ve been up to recently. For further reading, head to Bluff Your Way: Formula 1 2014.
The youngest Grand Prix winner and champion in F1 history, Vettel now has four world titles to his name aged just 26. Known for his blistering single-lap pace and a ruthless streak that would make Dick Dastardly blush, Seb is a bona fide legend who still has a decade at the top to come.
Vettel’s fiercest rival, Alonso was runner-up to the German in 2010, 2012 and 2013. World champion in 2005 and 2006, he is considered one of the best all-round performers in F1 history, but Ferrari have struggled to provide a car to match his abilities in recent years.
Hamilton exploded on to the scene in 2007, missing out on the world title by a point, before winning it in a stunning conclusion to the 2008 season. He’s taken plenty more race wins since without clinching another championship, but 2014 could well be the year Lewis seals title number two.
Probably the sport’s biggest fan-favourite, Raikkonen has a habit of saying what he thinks – if he bothers to say anything at all. He’s lightning fast, but as he’s matured, the Finn has also developed a more pragmatic approach to racing.
A thoroughly likeable bloke who hides his ultra-competitive streak well, Button was world champion in 2009, then took on Hamilton at McLaren. He fared better than anyone expected, and now leads the team alongside rookie Kevin Magnussen.
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*Stats correct up to and including the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix. Don’t let a fellow bluffer or, worse, an expert catch you out.