2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

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Bahrain  2014 Bahrain Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 19 in the 2014 Formula One season
Layout of the Bahrain International Circuit
Layout of the Bahrain International Circuit
Date 6 April 2014
Official name 2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix[1]
Location Bahrain International Circuit
Sakhir, Bahrain
Course Permanent racing facility
5.412 km (3.363 mi)
Distance 57 laps, 308.238 km (191.530 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
Time 1:33.185
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
Time 1:37.020 on lap 49
Podium
First United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Second Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
Third Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes

The 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix, formally known as the 2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix,[1] was a Formula One motor race held on 6 April 2014 at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. The race, which was contested over 57 laps, was the third round of the 2014 season, and marked the tenth time that the Bahrain Grand Prix had been held as a round for the Formula One World Championship and the 900th World Championship event.[citation needed] The race was held as a night event, starting at 6:00pm local time under lights, similar to the Singapore Grand Prix.[2] The decision to hold the race under lights was taken as a means of marking the tenth anniversary of the event.[3]

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the race after starting 2nd and overtaking teammate Nico Rosberg at the start. Rosberg finished second, with Force India's Sergio Pérez finishing third, scoring Force India's second ever podium, and first podium since Giancarlo Fisichella at the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix.[4]

The race was notable for the race-long battle between Hamilton and Rosberg and a collision on lap 41 between the Lotus of Pastor Maldonado and the Sauber of Esteban Gutiérrez. Gutierrez was flipped over in a side impact caused by Maldonado; Maldonado served a 5 place grid penalty at the Chinese Grand Prix for causing the crash.[citation needed]

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Tyre supplier Pirelli brought its white-banded medium compound tyre as the harder "prime" tyre and the yellow-banded soft compound tyre as the softer "option" tyre, as opposed to the previous year where hard and medium selections were provided.[5]

Following the Malaysian Grand Prix, Daniel Ricciardo was given a 10-place grid penalty, after his team released him from his pit box in an unsafe manner during the race.[6]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:35.439 1:33.708 1:33.185 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:35.323 1:33.872 1:33.464 2
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1:36.220 1:34.592 1:34.051 131
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:34.934 1:34.842 1:34.247 3
5 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:34.998 1:34.747 1:34.346 4
6 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:35.234 1:34.925 1:34.368 5
7 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.699 1:34.714 1:34.387 6
8 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:35.085 1:34.842 1:34.511 7
9 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.288 1:34.904 1:34.712 8
10 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:35.251 1:34.723 1:34.992 9
11 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:35.549 1:34.985 10
12 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:34.874 1:35.116 11
13 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1:35.395 1:35.145 12
14 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1:35.815 1:35.286 14
15 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.567 1:35.891 15
16 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:36.654 1:35.908 16
17 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1:36.663 17
18 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.840 222
19 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1:37.085 18
20 17 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1:37.310 19
21 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1:37.875 20
22 4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1:37.913 21
107% time: 1:41.515
Source:
Notes

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 57 1:39:42.743 2 25
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 57 +1.085 1 18
3 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 57 +24.067 4 15
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 57 +24.489 13 12
5 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 57 +28.654 11 10
6 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 57 +29.879 10 8
7 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 57 +31.265 7 6
8 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 57 +31.876 3 4
9 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 57 +32.595 9 2
10 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 57 +33.462 5 1
11 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 57 +41.342 12
12 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 57 +43.143 16
13 4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 57 +59.909 21
14 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 57 +1:02.803 17
15 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 57 +1:27.900 18
16 17 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 56 +1 Lap 19
17 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 55 Clutch 6
Ret 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 40 Clutch 8
Ret 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 39 Collision 15
Ret 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 33 Oil leak 20
Ret 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 18 Collision damage 14
Ret 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 17 Collision 22
Source:[8]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

Anti-government protests[edit]

In January 2014 an alliance of Bahraini human rights organisations including the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights and the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights wrote to FIA President Jean Todt, requesting that the Bahrain Grand Prix be suspended until the FIA's Ethics Committee could investigate the impact the race has had on human rights in Bahrain. According to the BCHR no response was received from the FIA.[9] Reports from the race meeting indicated that thousands of people attended a rally protesting against the Grand Prix and the government, held on the Friday before the race itself outside the Bahraini capital Manama. Clashes between protesters and police took place following the demonstration.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Esler, William (4 October 2013). "The 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix will be staged under floodlights". Sky Sports F1 (BSkyB). Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bahrain switches to night race for 2014". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Benson, Andrew (6 April 2014). "Lewis Hamilton wins thrilling Bahrain GP after Rosberg battle". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pirelli reveal tyre choices for first four races". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 3 March 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Daniel Ricciardo gets Bahrain grid penalty". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). 30 March 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Noble, Jonathan; Elizalde, Pablo (5 April 2014). "Adrian Sutil punished by FIA for Romain Grosjean clash". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 6 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Press Release: Joint Letter to FIA Calling for Suspension of 2014 Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix" (Press release). Bahrain Centre for Human Rights. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Thousands Rally in Bahrain Ahead of Auto Race". ap.org. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 

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