2014 Austrian Grand Prix
|Race 8 of 19 in the 2014 Formula One season|
Layout of the Red Bull Ring
|Date||22 June 2014|
|Official name||Formula 1 Großer Preis Von Österreich 2014|
|Location||Red Bull Ring
Spielberg, Styria, Austria
|Course||Permanent racing facility
4.326 km (2.684 mi)
|Distance||71 laps, 307.146 km (190.564 mi)|
|Driver||Sergio Pérez||Force India-Mercedes|
|Time||1:12.142 on lap 59|
The 2014 Austrian Grand Prix (formally the Formula 1 Großer Preis Von Österreich 2014) was a Formula One motor race held on 22 June 2014 at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. It was the eighth round of the 2014 season and the 28th Austrian Grand Prix and the first to be held since 2003. The race, contested over 71 laps, was won by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg after starting from third position. His teammate Lewis Hamilton finished second with Valtteri Bottas third for the Williams team.
The Grand Prix was contested by eleven teams, each of two drivers. The teams, also known as constructors, were Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari, Lotus, McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Toro Rosso, Williams, Marussia and Caterham. Tyre supplier Pirelli brought four different tyre compounds for the race; two dry compounds, the soft "primes" and the supersoft "options", and two wet-weather compounds, the intermediate and full wet. The drag reduction system (DRS) had two activation zones for the race; one was on the start/finish straight from the final to first corners, and the second on the straight between turns 2 and 3.
Going into the race, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg led the Drivers' Championship with 140 points, ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton on 118 points and Daniel Ricciardo on 79. Fernando Alonso was fourth on 69 points while Sebastian Vettel was fifth on 60 points. In the Constructors' Championship Mercedes were leading with 258 points and Red Bull were second on 139 points. Ferrari with 87 points and Force India with 77 points contended for third place, with McLaren fifth on 66 points. Mercedes had so far dominated the championship, winning six out of the previous seven races, with Ricciardo winning the Canadian Grand Prix. Championship competitor Kevin Magnussen had gained one second place finish, while Jenson Button, Vettel, Sergio Pérez and Alonso had achieved third place podium finishes.
Practice and qualifying
Nico Rosberg was the fastest in the first free practice session with a lap time of 1:11.295. Teammate Lewis Hamilton was the fastest in the second free practice session with a lap time of 1:09.542. Valtteri Bottas was the fastest in the third free practice session with a lap time of 1:09.848.
Williams driver Felipe Massa became the first driver other than Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to win a pole this season with a Q3 lap time of 1:08.759. He was joined on the front row by teammate Valtteri Bottas; it was the team's first front row lockout since Juan Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher did so, at the 2003 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.
Hamilton failed to post a time in Q3, having exceeded track limits on his first lap – with his lap time deleted in the process – and spinning on his second. Sebastian Vettel failed to reach Q3, although his teammate Daniel Ricciardo did.
At the start, Felipe Massa led the field into the first corner, with Nico Rosberg passing Valtteri Bottas, but being repassed the following straight. Lewis Hamilton had the best start, moving from ninth to fifth and taking another spot from Fernando Alonso soon after. Sebastian Vettel once again suffered from technical problems, losing drive on lap two. He was able to continue but a lap down and after damaging his front wing, he later retired midway through Red Bull's home Grand Prix.
At the front, the tyre changes cleared the way for Mercedes, with Rosberg passing both Williams cars at the first stop and Hamilton taking second during the second round. Sergio Pérez once again drove a good race with a different tyre strategy, taking the super soft compound only for the last laps and successfully challenged Kevin Magnussen for sixth place. Meanwhile, Alonso had reached fourth-placed Massa, but with the superior straight line speed of the Mercedes engine, there was no way to pass.
During the last laps, Hamilton was slowly gaining on teammate Rosberg, but Rosberg took the chequered flag for his third win of the season.
|5||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-Renault||1:10.395||1:09.638||1:09.466||5|
|7||26||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso-Renault||1:09.678||1:09.490||1:09.619||7|
|9||44||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1:09.514||1.09.092||No time||9|
|10||27||Nico Hülkenberg||Force India-Mercedes||1:10.389||1:09.624||No time||10|
|11||11||Sergio Pérez||Force India-Mercedes||1:10.124||1:09.754||151|
|13||1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||1:10.630||1:09.801||12|
|15||25||Jean-Éric Vergne||Toro Rosso-Renault||1:10.161||1:10.073||14|
|107% time: 1:14.379|
- ^1 — Sergio Pérez was given a five-place grid penalty for changing his racing line and causing an avoidable collision in the Canadian Grand Prix.
- ^2 — Romain Grosjean qualified 16th, but started from pit lane after gearbox and set-up changes.
- ^3 — Max Chilton was given a three-place grid penalty for causing an avoidable collision with Jules Bianchi at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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