2014 Canadian Grand Prix

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Canada  2014 Canadian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 19 in the 2014 Formula One season
Layout of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Layout of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Date 8 June 2014
Official name Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2014[1]
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Canada
Course Street circuit
4.361 km (2.710 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 305.270 km (189.700 mi)
Weather Partially cloudy, hot and dry
Pole position
Driver Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
Time 1:14.874
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes
Time 1:18.504 on lap 58
Podium
First Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault
Second Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
Third Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault

The 2014 Canadian Grand Prix, formally known as the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2014, is a Formula One motor race that took place on 8 June 2014 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada.[1] Won by Daniel Ricciardo, the race was the seventh round of the 2014 season, and marked the 51st running of the Canadian Grand Prix. This is the sixth race in Grand Prix history to end behind the safety car, after a last lap collision between Felipe Massa and Sergio Pérez.

Ricciardo became the fourth Australian to win a Formula One Grand Prix following on from Jack Brabham, Alan Jones and the man he replaced at Red Bull Racing for the 2014 season, Mark Webber.[2]

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Tyre supplier Pirelli brought its yellow-banded soft compound tyre as the harder "prime" tyre and the red-banded supersoft compound tyre as the softer "option" tyre, as opposed to the previous year where medium and super-soft selections were provided.[3]

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 one and a half hours. The third session was held on Saturday morning and lasted an hour.[4]

The qualifying session held on Saturday afternoon was split into three parts. The first part ran for 18 minutes and eliminated the cars from qualifying that finished the session 17th or lower. 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. Cars which completed in the final session of qualifying were not allowed to change tyres before the race, and as such started the race on the tyres they set their quickest lap on.[4]

Qualifying took place under dry conditions. Nico Rosberg clinched his third pole position for the season, with a time of 1:14.874. Lewis Hamilton, who had been fastest in every practice and qualifying session of the weekend up to that point, joined him on the front row of the grid after locking up on both of his Q3 laps. He was followed on the grid by Sebastian Vettel who beat his teammate by qualifying third. Valtteri Bottas qualified fourth, 0.7 seconds behind Rosberg and his Williams team-mate Massa qualified fifth. Ricciardo, Alonso, Jean-Éric Vergne, Jenson Button and Kimi Räikkönen – in his 200th Grand Prix weekend[5] – rounded out the top ten. Nico Hülkenberg only managed 11th — missing out on the top ten by just 0.045 seconds.[6] Kevin Magnussen placed his McLaren in 12th, ahead of Pérez, Romain Grosjean, Daniil Kvyat, with Adrian Sutil qualifying 16th. Pastor Maldonado was 17th, with the rest of the field consisting of the Marussia and the Caterham cars.[6] Sauber driver Esteban Gutiérrez did not take part in the qualifying session, due to an accident during the earlier free practice session, leaving his team unable to repair his car in time.[7]

Post-qualifying[edit]

Although Gutiérrez did not take part in qualifying, he was allowed to start the race by the stewards who judged that he was capable to compete in a sufficient pace based on his free practice times.[8] Later on he was penalized by having to start from the pit lane because his team had to change the gearbox and the survival cell of his car as a result of his free practice accident.[9] Kamui Kobayashi received a five place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[10]

Race[edit]

At the start of the race, Lewis Hamilton tried going around the outside of Nico Rosberg into the first corner, but Rosberg locked a brake and ran wide, forcing Hamilton to back out of the move and lose second place to Vettel.

Following a collision between Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi on the first lap, the safety car was deployed. The safety car came back into the pits on lap 8 and the race was resumed.

Hamilton overtook Vettel to reclaim second place on lap 10, and then closed to within a second of Rosberg over the following laps. On lap 26, Rosberg was investigated by the stewards for gaining an unfair advantage after he locked-up and cut the chicane. No penalty was given by the stewards, but a "final warning" was issued to Rosberg.

Having built up a lead in excess of 20 seconds over their closest competitors by lap 37, the Mercedes of Hamilton and Rosberg suffered almost simultaneous MGU-K failures, occurring on lap 37 and 38 respectively. The loss of the MGU-K systems caused the Mercedes cars to effectively lose around 160 horsepower and put additional strain on their rear brakes. This loss of power resulted in them lapping considerably slower than the cars behind them. On lap 46, Hamilton passed Rosberg when exiting the pit lane following his second pit stop. At the turn 10 hairpin, Hamilton went wide after having complained of brake problems. This allowed Rosberg to move back up into second, behind race leader Massa. On the casino straight, after attempting to pass Rosberg once again, Hamilton completely lost his brakes and cut the chicane, conceding the place back to Rosberg on the following straight. Hamilton retired from the race due to the brake failure on lap 48. Mercedes later confirmed that the cause of the problem was the rear brakes overheating.

As Massa pitted for soft tyres, Sergio Pérez and the Red Bulls caught up to Rosberg and a train of cars formed behind the Mercedes driver, with Rosberg, Pérez, Ricciardo and Vettel running in close succession. While Pérez's Force India was faster than Rosberg's Mercedes in a straight line following its MGU-K failure, Rosberg was able to pull out enough of a gap in the more downforce-reliant sections of the track to stay out of DRS range on the pit straight and defend his lead. Meanwhile, Massa in fifth was rapidly closing on the cars in front following his pit stop, setting the fastest lap and closing in on Vettel by as much as a second per lap. Pérez began to develop a problem with his brakes, and on lap 66, Ricciardo passed him into turn one, moving up to second place. On the following lap, Ricciardo took 0.7 seconds out of Rosberg's lead, and on the penultimate lap passed Rosberg on the pit straight to take the lead of the race. Vettel then passed Pérez into the final chicane to move up to third.

On the final lap, Massa, who had been close behind the cars ahead, attempted to overtake Pérez coming into turn one. Massa's front right tyre collided with the back of Pérez's car, which caused them both to crash into the barriers at high speed and resulted in the deployment of the safety car for the final moments of the race. Daniel Ricciardo won the first race of his Formula One career, taking Red Bull's first victory of the 2014 season. Rosberg finished second – and extended his championship lead to 22 points – after nursing his car home with the problems that had occurred with its kinetic motor generator unit (MGU-K).[11]

Post-race[edit]

After the race Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton were referred to the stewards for their collision during the first lap.[12] Sergio Pérez and Felipe Massa were referred to the stewards as well for their collision during the last lap.[13][14] The stewards deemed Chilton and Pérez responsible for the accidents and issued them with a three-place and a five-place grid penalty, respectively, for the following race.[15][16]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:16.471 1:15.289 1:14.874 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:15.750 1.15.054 1:14.953 2
3 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:17.470 1:16.109 1:15.548 3
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:16.772 1:15.806 1:15.550 4
5 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:16.666 1:15.773 1:15.578 5
6 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1:17.113 1:15.897 1:15.589 6
7 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:17.010 1:16.131 1:15.814 7
8 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1:17.178 1:16.255 1:16.162 8
9 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.631 1:16.214 1:16.182 9
10 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:17.013 1:16.245 1:16.214 10
11 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:16.897 1:16.300 11
12 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.446 1:16.310 12
13 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:18.235 1:16.472 13
14 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:17.732 1:16.687 14
15 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1:16.938 1:16.713 15
16 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1:17.519 1:17.314 16
17 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1:18.328 17
18 4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1:18.348 18
19 17 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1:18.359 19
20 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1:19.278 211
21 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1:19.820 20
107% time: 1:21.052
NC2 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari No time2 PL3
Source:[17]
Notes
  • ^1  — Kamui Kobayashi was given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[10]
  • ^2  — Esteban Gutiérrez did not take part in qualifying because his team was unable to repair damage on his car, sustained as a result of a crash during Free Practice 3, in time.[7] He was allowed to start the race on the stewards' discretion, who judged that he is capable of lapping with the 107% limit based on his free practice times.[8]
  • ^3  — Gutiérrez was further penalized with having to start from the pit lane because his car needed a gearbox and a survival cell change as a result of his accident during free practice.[9]

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 70 1:39:12.830 6 25
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 70 +4.236 1 18
3 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 70 +5.247 3 15
4 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 70 +11.755 9 12
5 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 70 +12.843 11 10
6 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 70 +14.869 7 8
7 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 70 +23.578 4 6
8 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 70 +28.026 8 4
9 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 70 +29.254 12 2
10 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 70 +53.678 10 1
111 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 69 Collision 13
122 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 69 Collision 5
13 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 69 +1 Lap 16
143 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 64 Power unit PL
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 59 Rear wing 14
Ret 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 47 Driveshaft 15
Ret 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 46 Brakes 2
Ret 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 23 Suspension 21
Ret 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 21 Power unit 17
Ret 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 7 Oil leak 20
Ret 4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 0 Collision 18
Ret 17 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 0 Collision 19
Source:[18][19]
Notes
  • ^1, 2, 3  — Sergio Pérez, Felipe Massa and Esteban Gutiérrez did not finish the race but were classified as they completed more than 90% of the race distance.[18]

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

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  9. ^ a b FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 26 (PDF). FIA.com (Report) (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile). 7 June 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
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  13. ^ FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 39 (PDF). FIA.com (Report) (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile). 8 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  14. ^ FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 40 (PDF). FIA.com (Report) (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile). 8 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  15. ^ FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 42 (PDF). FIA.com (Report) (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile). 8 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  16. ^ FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 44 (PDF). FIA.com (Report) (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile). 8 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
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