2014 British Grand Prix

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United Kingdom  2014 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 19 in the 2014 Formula One season
Layout of the Silverstone Circuit
Layout of the Silverstone Circuit
Date 6 July 2014
Official name 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix[1]
Location Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, United Kingdom
Course Permanent racing facility
5.901 km (3.667 mi)
Distance 52 laps, 306.747 km (190.604 mi)
Weather Mostly cloudy with maximum temperatures reaching 21 degrees during the day.
Attendance 89,000
Pole position
Driver Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
Time 1:35.766
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Time 1:37.176 on lap 26
Podium
First United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Second Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes
Third Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault

The 2014 British Grand Prix (formally the 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix)[1] was a Formula One motor race held on 6 July 2014 at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, United Kingdom. It was the ninth round of the 2014 Formula One season, and the 69th British Grand Prix. The race, contested over 52 laps, was won by Lewis Hamilton for the Mercedes team, from a sixth position start; the lowest position he has ever won from. Valtteri Bottas finished second in a Williams car, with Daniel Ricciardo third for the Red Bull team. This race was the first to be red-flagged on lap one since the 2000 Monaco Grand Prix.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

The Grand Prix was contested by eleven teams, each of two drivers. The teams, also known as "constructors", were Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren-Mercedes, Lotus, Sauber, Force India, Williams, Toro Rosso, Caterham and Marussia.

Before the race, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg led the Drivers' Championship with 165 points, his team-mate Lewis Hamilton was second on 136 points. Behind them in the Drivers' Championship, Daniel Ricciardo was third on 83 points for Red Bull, with Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel on 79 and 60 points respectively.[2] In the Constructors' Championship, Mercedes were leading with 301 points and Red Bull were second on 143 points, with Ferrari third on 98 points.[2]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Three practice sessions were held before the race; the first on Friday morning and the second on Friday afternoon. Both sessions lasted 90 minutes. The third session was held on Saturday morning and lasted an hour.[3]

Susie Wolff took part in the first free practice session, driving for Williams in lieu of Valtteri Bottas. In doing so, she became the first woman to take part in a Grand Prix weekend since Giovanna Amati failed to qualify for the 1992 Brazilian Grand Prix.[4]

Felipe Massa had a large crash at Stowe corner in first practice, but did manage to continue in second practice, and Lewis Hamilton's car broke down on track in the middle of second practice.[5][6]

Saturday afternoon's qualifying session was divided into three parts. The first part ran for 18 minutes and eliminated the cars from qualifying that finished the session 17th or lower. During this session, the 107% rule was in effect, which necessitated each driver set a time within 107% of the quickest lap to qualify for the race. The second part of qualifying lasted 15 minutes and eliminated cars that finished in positions 11 to 16. The final part of qualifying determined the positions from first to tenth, and decided pole position.[3]

In a final flying lap in Q3, Nico Rosberg took the pole from Sebastian Vettel with a time of 1:35.766.[7] Hamilton had been fastest until that point, but decided that the track was too wet to improve, and pulled into the pits.

Race[edit]

Kimi Räikkönen crashed on the opening lap of the race. Crash barrier damage forced the race to be suspended for almost an hour.

The race began with a crash on the first lap leading to a safety car and subsequently a red flag. Kimi Räikkönen ran wide on the Wellington straight and lost control on a bump as he attempted to rejoin, crashing heavily into the barriers before spinning back across the track and through the passing traffic. Massa attempted to swerve away from the Ferrari but spun and made contact, seriously damaging his car. Both drivers retired from the race.[8]

Race control decided that the serious damage to the guardrail must be repaired before the race resumed. The race restarted exactly one hour after the initial start time.

Nico Rosberg had his first retirement of the season following a gearbox failure, allowing Hamilton to move up into first place and win his fifth race of the season. Valtteri Bottas recorded his best Formula One finish; having started 14th on the grid, Bottas made his way up the order to finish as runner-up, half a minute behind Hamilton. Daniel Ricciardo just held off Jenson Button for the final podium spot.[9]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:40.380 1:35.179 1:35.766 1
2 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:45.086 1:36.410 1:37.386 2
3 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:44.425 1:36.579 1:38.200 3
4 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:41.271 1:37.112 1:38.329 4
5 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1:42.507 1:37.370 1:38.417 5
6 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:41.058 1:34.870 1:39.232 6
7 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:42.146 1:37.350 1:40.457 7
8 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1:44.710 1:38.166 1:40.606 8
9 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1:41.032 1:36.813 1:40.707 9
10 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1:43.040 1:37.800 1:40.855 10
11 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:43.121 1:38.496 11
12 17 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1:41.169 1:38.709 12
13 4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1:42.082 1:39.800 171
14 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:43.285 1:40.912 192
EX3 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1:43.892 1:44.018 203
16 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1:42.603 No time 13
17 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:45.318 14
18 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:45.695 15
19 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:45.935 16
20 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:46.684 18
107% time: 1:47.406
21 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1:49.421 214
22 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1:49.625 224
Source:[10]

Notes:

  • ^1Max Chilton was given a five-place grid penalty for unscheduled gearbox change.[10]
  • ^2Esteban Gutiérrez was given a ten-place grid penalty for unsafe release at previous round and a five-place grid penalty for unscheduled gearbox change.[10]
  • ^3Pastor Maldonado was excluded from the results for violating the rules by not having enough fuel to return to the pits, and he was moved to the back of the grid.[10]
  • ^4Marcus Ericsson and Kamui Kobayashi failed to set a lap time within 107% of the fastest lap time set by Nico Rosberg in Q1. They were later given permission to start by race stewards.[10]

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 52 2:26:52.094 6 25
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 52 +30.135 14 18
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 52 +46.495 8 15
4 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 52 +47.390 3 12
5 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 52 +53.864 2 10
6 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 52 +59.946 16 8
7 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 52 +1:02.563 5 6
8 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 52 +1:28.692 4 4
9 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 52 +1:29.340 9 2
10 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 51 +1 lap 10 1
11 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 51 +1 lap 7
12 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 51 +1 lap 11
13 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 51 +1 lap 13
14 17 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 51 +1 lap 12
15 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 50 +2 laps 22
16 4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 50 +2 laps 17
17 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 49 Exhaust 20
Ret 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 28 Gearbox 1
Ret 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 11 Suspension 21
Ret 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 9 Collision damage 19
Ret 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 0 Collision damage 15
Ret 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 0 Accident 18
Source:[11]

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2014 FIA Formula One World Championship race calendar". Formula1.com. [[Formula One Group|Formula One Administration]]. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "2014 British Grand Prix – Preview". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "2014 Formula One Sporting Regulations". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Daniel (4 July 2014). "British Grand Prix 2014: Susie Wolff has Silverstone howler as her Williams lasts just 20 minutes of practice". Telegraph.co.uk. Telegraph Media Group Limited. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "British Grand Prix: Felipe Massa suffers big crash in practice". BBC.com. BBC. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Collantine, Keith (4 July 2014). "Hamilton quickest – then breaks down". F1Fanatic.co.uk. F1 Fanatic. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Smith, Luke (5 July 2014). "Rosberg storms to Silverstone pole ahead of Vettel and Button". motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Menezes, Jack de (6 July 2014). "F1 British Grand Prix: Race red flagged on opening lap after heavy crash for Kimi Raikkonen". Independent.co.uk. The Independent. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Johnson, Daniel (6 July 2014). "Lewis Hamilton wins the British Grand Prix after Nico Rosberg retires". The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "2014 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX". 6 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 

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