2014 Formula One season
FIA Formula One World Championship season
The 2014 Formula One season is the 65th season of the Formula One World Championship, a motor racing championship for Formula One cars which is recognised by the sport's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. The season started in Australia on 16 March and will conclude in Abu Dhabi on 23 November. Eleven teams and twenty-two drivers will compete in nineteen Grands Prix for the World Drivers' and World Constructors' Championships.
In 2014, the championship saw the introduction of a revised engine formula, in which the 2.4 litre V8 engine configuration—previously used between 2006 and 2013—has been replaced with a new formula specifying a 1.6 litre turbocharged V6 engine that incorporates an energy recovery system into its build. The 2014 calendar features substantial revisions from the 2013 season; the Russian Grand Prix will be held for the first time in a century at the Sochi International Street Circuit in Sochi, and the Austrian Grand Prix will be revived, with the race to be held at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. The Indian Grand Prix will be discontinued for an indeterminate period, whilst the Korean Grand Prix has been removed from the schedule entirely.
Sebastian Vettel started the season as the defending Drivers' Champion after securing his fourth consecutive title at the 2013 Indian Grand Prix. His team, Red Bull Racing, began the season as the defending Constructors' Champions, having also won their fourth consecutive championship in India.
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg leads the Drivers' Championship after ten rounds, ahead of his team-mate, Lewis Hamilton, and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo. Mercedes leads the constructors' standings by 178 points from Red Bull Racing.
- 1 Teams and drivers
- 2 Season calendar
- 3 Regulation changes
- 4 Season report
- 5 Results and standings
- 6 Footnotes
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Teams and drivers
The following teams and drivers are taking part in the 2014 season.
- Cosworth elected not to build an engine to fit the 2014 generation of regulations. This decision prompted Marussia, the only team using Cosworth engines during the 2013 season, to seek out a new engine supplier. They later joined Ferrari's customer programme with Ferrari providing the team with both engine and powertrain for 2014 and beyond.
- Scuderia Toro Rosso secured an agreement with Renault for engines in 2014, ending their seven-year arrangement with Ferrari.
- Williams parted ways with Renault after two seasons, switching to Mercedes power in what the team described as a "long-term deal". The deal came after Renault publicised their intentions to reduce their engine supply to three teams in 2014, before the French manufacturer ultimately settled on supplying four.
- In 2011, former British American Racing team principal Craig Pollock announced the formation of Propulsion Universelle et Recuperation d'Energie–commonly known by its acronym, PURE–and signalled his intentions to enter the sport in 2014 as a customer engine supplier, with the full support of the FIA. However, the engine programme was eventually suspended in July 2012 due to problems regarding funding, and was ultimately unable to secure any clients for the 2014 season.
- Felipe Massa left Ferrari at the end of the 2013 season after eight years racing for the team. He moved to Williams, alongside Valtteri Bottas. Pastor Maldonado, having been replaced at Williams by Massa, moved to Lotus F1, taking the seat vacated by 2007 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen. Räikkönen returned to Ferrari, the team he raced for from 2007 to 2009. The partnership of Räikkönen and Fernando Alonso marks the first time since 1954 that Ferrari have contested a season with two World Drivers' Champions in the team.
- Mark Webber retired from Formula One after twelve seasons, the last seven with Red Bull Racing. He moved to the FIA World Endurance Championship, driving for Porsche AG in their brand-new Le Mans Prototype, the Porsche 919 Hybrid. Daniel Ricciardo left Scuderia Toro Rosso to fill his seat, becoming the second driver to graduate from the team's young driver programme to their premier racing team. Scuderia Toro Rosso chose 2013 GP3 Series champion Daniil Kvyat as Ricciardo's replacement.
- Sergio Pérez left McLaren after a single season with the team. He was replaced by 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion and McLaren Young Driver Programme member Kevin Magnussen. Pérez moved to Force India, where he was joined by Nico Hülkenberg, who returned to the team after one year with Sauber. As a result of the Hülkenberg and Pérez deals, Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil lost their seats with the team. Sutil went on to secure Hülkenberg's vacant seat at Sauber, while di Resta left Formula One entirely and returned to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, the series he competed in prior to joining Formula One.
- Kamui Kobayashi returned to Formula One with Caterham, after spending the 2013 season competing in the World Endurance Championship. He was partnered with GP2 Series regular Marcus Ericsson, who became the first Swedish driver in Formula One since Stefan Johansson retired from the sport in 1991. The decision left both Giedo van der Garde and Charles Pic without a drive, and both went on to take reserve driver roles with other teams; van der Garde joined Sauber, while Pic moved to Lotus.
- Susie Wolff joined Williams as a test and reserve driver, with a programme that included participation in selected Free Practice 1 sessions. In doing so, she became the first female driver to take part in a Grand Prix weekend since Giovanna Amati failed to qualify for the 1992 Brazilian Grand Prix.
- In the week before the British Grand Prix, Caterham F1 announced that team owner Tony Fernandes had sold his controlling stake in the team to a group of Swiss and Dubai-based investors. Former Midland and Spyker driver Christijan Albers was appointed as team principal, with the team declaring its intentions to continue competing under the Caterham name.
- Red Bull reached an agreement with Bernie Ecclestone to revive the Austrian Grand Prix after a ten-year absence from the calendar. The race will be held at the Red Bull Ring, which previously hosted the Austrian Grand Prix in 2003, when the circuit was known as the A1-Ring.
- The Bahrain Grand Prix was held as a night event under lights, similar to the Singapore Grand Prix. The decision to hold the race under lights was taken as a means of marking the tenth anniversary of the event.
- In March 2014, Bernie Ecclestone revealed that he had come to an agreement to return the French Grand Prix to the calendar after a six-year absence, with the Circuit de Nevers in Magny-Cours the intended venue, but the deal collapsed shortly after it had been reached.
- The Hockenheimring is scheduled to return to the calendar to host the German Grand Prix, in keeping with the event-sharing agreement first established in 2008 with the Nürburgring for the two circuits to host the Grand Prix in alternating years. The Hockenheimring last hosted a Formula One Grand Prix in 2012.
- The Indian Grand Prix will not be held in 2014 following the devaluation of the Indian rupee and ongoing complications arising from Indian taxation laws, which had dogged the event since its inaugural race in 2011, with authorities classifying the Grand Prix as "entertainment", which under Indian law would have entitled the authorities to claim a portion of the teams' revenue as tax for competing in India, something they would have been unable to do if the race had been classified as a "sport". The race promoters initially came to an agreement with Bernie Ecclestone to skip the 2014 event and return to the calendar early in 2015; however, in March 2014, Ecclestone stated that the race will likely be pushed back to 2016 while the sport tries to resolve the taxation issue.
- The Korean Grand Prix, Mexican Grand Prix, and the Grand Prix of America were included in the provisional calendar published in September 2013, but were later removed from the final calendar released in December.
- The calendar will see the addition of the Russian Grand Prix with the race to be held at the Sochi International Street Circuit at the end of the season. The race will take place on a street circuit to be constructed around the Sochi Olympic Park. It will be the first Russian Grand Prix in a century, and the first time the country has ever hosted a round of the Formula One World Championship. The International Olympic Committee had cautioned that it would use its power to delay the race until 2015 if it felt that construction of the circuit and facilities were disrupting preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, This is no longer an issue as the 2014 Winter Olympics (and Paralympics) have been successfully completed.
- The United States Grand Prix had been provisionally scheduled for 9 November. However, the date coincided with a University of Texas American football team home game, which would have strained Austin's tourism infrastructure. The final calendar rescheduled the race for 2 November to eliminate this conflict.
- The 2014 season saw the introduction of a new engine formula, with turbocharged engines returning to the sport for the first time since 1988. The new engines are a 1.6 litre V6 format with an 8-speed semi-automatic gearbox. The rules dictate the use of a ninety-degree engine bank, with fixed crankshaft and mounting points for the chassis, while the engines are limited to 15,000 rpm. Individual engine units under the 2014 specifications must last for at least 4,000 km (2,500 mi) before being replaced, in comparison to the pre-2014 engines, which were required to last for just 2,000 km (1,200 mi). The engines, now known as "power units", are divided into six separate components: the internal combustion engine (ICE); turbocharger (TC); Motor Generator Unit-Kinetic (MGU-K), which harvests energy that would normally be wasted under braking; Motor Generator Unit-Heat (MGU-H), which collects energy in the form of heat as it is expelled through the exhaust; Energy Store (ES), which function as batteries, holding the energy gathered by the Motor Generator Units; and Control Electronics (CE), which include the Electronic Control Unit and software used to manage the entire power unit.
- Under the previous generation of engines, used from 2006 to 2013, engines were subject to a development "freeze", which prohibited manufacturers from upgrading their engines. Faced with the complexity of the 2014 engines, the engine freeze was replaced with a points-trading system to prevent manufacturers from being unable to develop or improve their engines. Under the system, the individual parts of the engine are classified as Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3, and are assigned a points value there within. Engine manufacturers are given a budget of sixty-six points, which they are free to spend on engine development, with points deducted from their budget depending on the parts developed.
- The kinetic energy recovery system—known from 2009 to 2013 as KERS, and renamed from 2014 as ERS-K—is incorporated into the design of the engine and its usage increased; its function as a supplementary power source has been taken by the introduction of the heat-based energy recovery system (ERS). The ERS unit captures waste heat as it is dispelled from the exhaust turbocharger, using an electrical device known as a heat motor generator unit. This waste heat is stored as an electrical charge until it is used by a complementary system called the kinetic motor generator unit. This device is connected directly to the drive train to deliver the additional power in the most direct and efficient way. In combination with the ERS-K it gives drivers an additional 161 bhp (120 kW) for thirty-three seconds per lap, compared to the KERS units used prior to 2014, which gave drivers 80 bhp (60 kW) for six seconds per lap. This energy is released into the powertrain by the electronic control unit (ECU) to promote the most efficient and effective application of the power, but the driver has the ability to manually override the ECU and use the remaining available power instantly.
- Teams are permitted to use electronic braking devices to manage the braking of the rear wheels as the increased power output from the ERS-K units makes regulating the brake bias much harder than it had been previously.
- Teams may no longer change their gear ratios from race to race to suit the individual demands of a circuit. Instead, they must nominate eight gear ratios ahead of the first race of the season, and these eight ratios are used at every Grand Prix. They were given one opportunity to change their ratios once the season had started, but any subsequent changes will incur a grid penalty.
- The 2014 regulations require the use of lower noses than in previous years, in the interests of safety. The tip of the nose has to be no more than 185 mm (7.3 in) above the ground, in comparison to the 550 mm (22 in) allowed in 2012. These regulations were amended in June 2013 so as to completely outlaw the use of the "stepped noses" used in 2012 and 2013, thereby forcing teams to design a car with a genuinely lower nose rather than using the temporary solution.
- The original rules—first published in August 2011—also called for a variety of bodywork changes aimed at cutting downforce, most notably through the use of narrower front wings, and a shallower angle to the main plane of rear wings. These additional changes were formally abandoned in December 2012, but the requirement that cars be built with a nose no more than 185mm above the ground was retained. The planned reduction in front wing width from 1,800 mm (71 in) to 1,650 mm (65 in) was subsequently reintroduced.
- Teams are no longer able to use a beam wing at the rear of the car, a small carbon fibre wing mounted above the diffuser designed to generate low pressure as air passed over it, allowing them greater control over the air that was being deliberately directed over the diffuser.
- In order to promote fuel efficiency, fuel flow is restricted to 100 kg/h above 10,500 rpm; below 10,500 rpm a formula for the maximum flow must be applied based on the rpm in use.
- Following Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix for exceeding the fuel-flow limit, the FIA issued a Technical Directive preventing teams from making modifications to their fuel sensors after an investigation into the problem found that compounds in the bespoke fuel used by some teams were corroding a rubber seal in the sensor, leading to anomalous readings.
- The position of the exhaust outlet changed so that it is now angled upwards toward the rear wing instead of downwards to face the rear diffuser so as to make the practice of using exhaust blown diffusers—passing exhaust gasses over the rear diffuser to improve the car's downforce—extremely difficult to achieve.
- The minimum weight of the cars has been increased from 642 kg (1,415 lb) to 691 kg (1,523 lb) to account for the increased weight of the engine, energy recovery units, and 2014 specification of tyres.
- In the week following the British Grand Prix, the FIA announced a total ban on the Front-and-Rear Interconnected suspension system (commonly abbreviated as FRIC) starting with immediate effect on the grounds that it was a movable aerodynamic device under Article 3.15 of the technical regulations. The FRIC system links the front and rear suspension arrays together, using inertia to transfer hydraulic fluid across the car to offset the effects of weight transfer on the car under braking, acceleration and cornering, thereby creating a static ride height and improving stability.
- The use of false camera mountings has been banned. Teams had previously exploited a loophole in the regulations that allowed them to add additional pieces of bodywork to the car in the place of camera mountings and take advantage of the aerodynamic benefits. From 2014, this loophole is closed, with the regulations rewritten to only allow camera mountings to be used for cameras. This rule was later updated to force the teams to mount the cameras on an external piece of bodywork after Red Bull Racing fit their cameras within the nose of the RB10 chassis.
- Mid-season testing returned in 2014. Three European venues will each host a two-day test in the week following the Grand Prix held at the circuit with one test being held in the week after the final round in Abu Dhabi. In addition to this, teams must dedicate one of these days to aiding tyre supplier Pirelli in the development of their tyres. These rules were later adjusted to allow teams to choose which venues they tested at during the season. Additionally, cars are also classified as "current", "previous" and "historic", with the FIA introducing limits on which cars may be used and the conditions under which they are tested. The end-of-season Young Driver Tests, which were held to give teams the opportunity to assess rookie drivers, were discontinued.
- The penalty system has been overhauled in 2014 so as to improve driving standards, with the introduction of a "penalty points" system for driving offences. Under the system, driving offences carry a pre-determined points value based on their severity. These points are tallied up over the course of a season, with a driver receiving a race ban after accumulating twelve penalty points. Any driver who receives a race ban would also receive an additional five penalty points upon their return, as a form of probation to discourage further driving offences. Penalty points remain on a driver's licence for twelve months, at which point they will be removed.
- Stewards have the power to hand out five-second penalties in addition to the existing range of penalties within their power. The five-second penalties were introduced for situations where a penalty was justified, but the existing penalties—such as a drive-through or a stop/go penalty—were considered too severe, or where such a penalty would radically alter the outcome of a race if applied retroactively, with penalised drivers facing the loss of championship points for otherwise minor violations of the rules. Drivers are permitted to serve these penalties before a regular pit stop, with the driver stopping in their pit bay for five seconds before any work is carried out on the car. Drivers serving drive-through or stop/go penalties are still not permitted to serve a penalty ahead of their pit stop, and are instead required to enter the pit lane separately to serve the penalty.
- The rules regarding unsafe pit releases—when a car is released from its pit bay to the lane directly into the path of an oncoming car—have been rewritten, with the driver who is released in an unsafe fashion given a grid penalty for the next race.
- The pit lane speed limit has been reduced from 100 km/h (62 mph) to 80 km/h (50 mph).
- Drivers are only able to use five engines over the course of a season in 2014, down from eight in 2013. Drivers who use a sixth engine start the race from the pit lane, as opposed to the ten-place grid penalty handed down for going over the engine quota in previous season. Drivers are only able to use five individual components of each power unit element over the course of the season. Should a driver go over this quota for any individual element, they incur a ten-place grid penalty. They will receive a further five-place penalty for going over the five-unit allocation of any other element after the original ten-place penalty is applied in a bid to stop teams changing multiple elements of the engine unit after receiving a grid penalty.
- In the event that such a penalty relegates a driver past the back row of the grid, the remaining penalty will carry over to the next race. For example, if a driver qualifies in nineteenth position and receives a five-place grid penalty, they will drop to twenty-second and last place for that race, and then receive an additional two-place penalty in the next Grand Prix. These penalties can only be carried over to the next race, rather than accumulate, and only apply to penalties issued for going over the component quota.
- The procedure for issuing penalties for speeding under yellow flag conditions in qualifying has been changed for 2014. Previously, drivers had been forced to slow down in the timing sector of the circuit where a yellow flag was being waved. However, after a series of penalties were issued to drivers for speeding in a sector with yellow flags when the incident that triggered the yellow flag took place behind them, the FIA introduced a change to the procedure. Starting in 2014, the circuits are divided into two hundred metre intervals. In the event of a yellow flag, drivers must demonstrate that they slowed down in the two hundred metres immediately before and after the yellow flags while they are being displayed, or else face a penalty.
- Following a series of high-profile incidents involving tyres throughout the 2013 season that culminated in a string of explosive blow-outs at the 2013 British Grand Prix, the FIA passed a resolution granting them the power to change the specifications of the tyres used by competitors with immediate effect should the need arise.
- Drivers have been assigned permanent numbers for the duration of their careers, with the championship adopting a system similar to the one used in MotoGP. The number 1 will be the champion's right, with drivers free to choose any number from 2 to 99; the champion's "regular" number is reserved while they are using the number 1. The regulations further stipulate that a driver's number must be clearly visible, both on their car and on their helmet. Previously, the numbering system had been partially based on the World Constructors' Championship finishing positions from the previous year.
- Drivers who do not take part in a qualifying period are assigned grid positions based on the qualifying bracket they were in at the time and their Free Practice 3 lap times. For example, if two drivers qualify for but do not take part in Q3, they start the race from ninth and tenth places, with the positions they take decided by their FP3 times. The rule was rewritten as grid positions for drivers who had not set lap times or left the pits had previously been decided by car numbers.
- The FIA has introduced the "Pole Trophy", a non-championship award presented to the driver who qualifies on pole for the most races.
- The qualifying format has been adjusted to allow drivers more time to complete flying laps in Q3. The final qualifying period is extended to twelve minutes in length, with Q1 scaled back to eighteen minutes to keep the entire session within one hour.
- The 107% rule has been relaxed at the start of the season to account for teams dealing with the challenges arising from the new engine regulations. FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting was quoted as saying that the enforcement of the rule would be taken on a case-by-case basis, but that the stewards would consider a driver able to qualify provided they set consistent lap times in Free Practice.
- The FIA introduced a curfew system in 2011 that prohibited team personnel from accessing the circuit in the six hours before the first session of the day, with teams given four "jokers"—exceptions to the rule that allowed them to stay within the circuit boundaries past the curfew hours without penalty so as to complete work on cars—to use throughout the season. The rule has been revised for 2014, with teams given six exceptions over the course of the year as a response to the introduction of the new engine formula.
- Drivers must be able to return to the pits under their own power after the chequered flag has fallen in a bid to stop drivers from pulling over in order to preserve the mandatory one-litre fuel sample required to pass post-race scrutineering.
- Teams are now allowed to run up to four drivers during both Friday (Thursday in Monaco) practice sessions, though they are still limited to entering two cars during the sessions. If one of the team's nominated drivers is unable to take part, any replacement driver must use the engine, gearbox and tyres which were allocated to the original driver.
- The final race of the season offers double points to teams and drivers in a bid to keep the championship fight alive for longer.
Mercedes currently leads the World Constructors' Championship after winning the first six races of the season; Nico Rosberg currently leads the World Drivers' Championship, while his teammate Lewis Hamilton sits second in the standings. Rosberg won the Australian and Monaco Grands Prix, and Hamilton the races in Malaysia, Bahrain, China and Spain after retiring in Australia. Mercedes team's run of victories ended in Canada where Rosberg and Hamilton were simultaneously hit with a power unit failure that put additional strain on their brakes. Hamilton was forced out of the race and while Rosberg was able to continue, his performance deteriorated and he ultimately finished second. Mercedes returned to the top of the podium in Austria, with Rosberg leading Hamilton across the finish line for his third victory of the season. Hamilton reclaimed ground in the championship standings in Britain winning after Rosberg was forced out with gearbox issues. Rosberg claimed the win in Germany, while Hamilton recovered to third after an accident in qualifying saw him start from twentieth place.
Red Bull Racing is second overall, after suffering a difficult start to the season when Sebastian Vettel retired and Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified from the Australian Grand Prix. Red Bull appealed the disqualification, but the result was upheld by the International Court of Appeal. Vettel went on to finish third in Malaysia, while Ricciardo retired, and both drivers scored points in Bahrain and China. Ricciardo recorded his first podium finish with a third place in Spain, while Vettel recovered to fourth place after technical problems and a penalty for a gearbox change saw him start the race from the fifteenth position. Ricciardo finished in third place in Monaco, while Vettel retired due to an issue with his power unit. Ricciardo took advantage of Mercedes team's difficulties in Canada to claim his maiden Grand Prix victory, while Vettel finished third. The team struggled in their home race in Austria, with Vettel retiring early and Ricciardo finishing eighth. Ricciardo returned to the podium in Britain, while Vettel finished fifth after a protracted battle with Alonso. Vettel and Ricciardo were fourth and sixth respectively in Germany.
Williams is third, having started the season strongly when Valtteri Bottas scored more points in the opening race than the Williams team did during the 2013 season. Bottas and team-mate Felipe Massa went on to record points finishes in Malaysia and Bahrain. The team recorded another minor points finish in China, before Bottas showed enough pace to challenge Ricciardo for a podium position early in the Spanish Grand Prix, but eventually settled for fourth before being overtaken by Vettel late in the race. Massa finished seventh in Monaco, while Bottas retired. In Canada, Massa showed good enough pace to challenge for the lead in the late stages of the race until he collided with Sergio Pérez on the final lap. Massa qualified on pole in Austria, his first since the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix, and he went on to finish in fourth while Bottas scored his first podium of his career, crossing the line in third place. Bottas secured his first back-to-back podium finishes scoring second place in Britain and soon after claimed his first hat-trick after finishing second place in Germany while Massa retired on the opening lap in both Britain and Germany.
Ferrari sits in fourth, with Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen scoring a mixed run of results in the opening races. Alonso took his first podium of the season third in China, while Räikkönen was pointless, before they finished sixth and seventh respectively in Spain. Alonso finished fourth in Monaco, while Räikkönen again finished pointless, following a tyre puncture. Both drivers recorded minor points in Canada and again in Austria. Alonso had to be content in sixth place in Britain after a rain-affected qualifying saw him start from sixteenth place, while Räikkönen crashed heavily on the opening lap, forcing the temporary stoppage of the race. Alonso finished in fifth place in Germany, while Räikkönen was outside the points.
Force India holds fifth place whilst scoring their first podium finish since the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix. Sergio Pérez, who finished third for the team in Bahrain, was on target to score another podium in Canada, but was rear-ended by Felipe Massa late in the race and both retired. Pérez briefly held the lead in Austria, but gradually fell back to sixth, and recorded the fastest lap, whilst Nico Hülkenberg battled Räikkönen for ninth. Hülkenberg finished eighth in Britain, while Pérez was outside the points. Both drivers scored minor points in Germany.
McLaren holds sixth place. Following their first season without a podium finish in 2013, the team saw Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button finish second and third in Australia. Both drivers recorded points finishes in Malaysia, but were forced out of the Bahrain Grand Prix with clutch issues, and failed to score points in China and again in Spain. The team managed to recover in Monaco, with Button finishing sixth and Magnussen tenth after contact with Räikkönen. Button finished fourth in Canada after a string of late-race retirements helped him move up the order. Magnussen used his recent knowledge of the circuit to finish seventh in Austria, while Button's attempt at a different strategy failed, leaving him in eleventh. Button and Magnussen were fourth and seventh respectively in Britain. Button finished eighth in Germany, ahead of Magnussen, who was involved in a first-lap altercation with Massa.
Scuderia Toro Rosso is in seventh place overall, with Russian rookie Daniil Kvyat becoming the youngest driver to score points in Formula One, having finished ninth in Australia. Jean-Eric Vergne finished eighth in Canada, while Kvyat retired with a mechanical failure. Both drivers retired in separate reasons in Austria, after Kvyat suffered a rear suspension failure and Vergne's race was undone by brake issues. Both drivers recorded points in Britain. After missing the first test of pre-season, Lotus is in the eighth position, with Romain Grosjean finishing eighth in both Spain and Monaco, while Pastor Maldonado remains without points so far.
Marussia is ninth, owing to Jules Bianchi scoring points in Monaco as he finished the race in ninth place, but both drivers collided on the opening lap of the Canadian Grand Prix, bringing about an end to Max Chilton's run of twenty-five consecutive classified race finishes. Bianchi managed to score the team's best ever qualifying result with twelfth in Britain.
Sauber and Caterham sit tenth and eleventh overall, with both teams having failed to score a point so far this season. Sauber suffered a string of retirements for both drivers while struggling with a car that was too heavy. Caterham spent the early races trading places with Marussia, but fell behind once Bianchi scored points for the Russian team in Monaco, despite an eleventh-place finish for Marcus Ericsson in the same race.
Results and standings
Points are awarded to the top ten classified finishers using the following structure:
In the event of a tie, a count-back system is used as a tie-breaker, with a driver's best result used to decide the standings.[N 2]
Bold - Pole position
- † — Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed more than 90% of the race distance.
- ‡ — Double points will be awarded at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Bold - Pole position
- † — Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed more than 90% of the race distance.
- ‡ — Double points will be awarded at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
FIA Pole Trophy
The FIA Pole Trophy will be awarded to the driver who qualified on pole position most often throughout the season. In the event of a tie-breaker, with two drivers qualifying on pole an equal number of times, the number of times they qualified in second will be used to settle the result. No additional championship points are awarded for starting a race from pole.
- Mercedes renamed the F1 W05 chassis mid-season. Starting from the Spanish Grand Prix, the car became known as the "Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid".
- In the event that two or more drivers achieve the same result an equal number of times, their next-best result is used. Should two or more drivers achieve equal results an equal number of times, the standings are settled in favour of the driver who was the first to achieve their best result.
- Strang, Simon (29 June 2011). "FIA rubber-stamps new 1.6-litre V6 engine plans to be introduced in 2014". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 26 October 2011.
- "F1: Putin in Sochi to sign 2014 F1 race contract". motorsport.com. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
- "Red Bull strikes deal for Austrian GP to return to F1 calendar in 2014". SkySports F1 (BSkyB). 24 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
- "F1 race could be held in Azerbaijan – Bernie Ecclestone". BBC Sport. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- "World Motor Sport Council". FIA.com. FIA. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- "Sebastian Vettel clinches fourth straight world title". CNN. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
- "So, CT05 (yes, it is CT05, not CT04) is up and running....". Caterham F1 Team. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
- "Caterham to retain Renault engines in 2014". GPUpdate. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
- "Renault unveil 2014 turbo engine". Formula One World Championship Limited. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
- Beer, Matt (21 January 2014). "Caterham signs Kobayashi, Ericsson for 2014 Formula 1 season". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 21 January 2014. "Caterham has signed grand prix returnee Kamui Kobayashi and GP2 graduate Marcus Ericsson for the 2014 Formula 1 season."
- "2014 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix — Free Practice 1 Results". Formula One Management. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
- Noble, Jonathan (25 April 2014). "American Alexander Rossi to get F1 outings in Canada, USA". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 30 April 2014.
- Collantine, Keith (24 January 2014). "New Ferrari named F14 T by fans' vote". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- "Presentation of the new Ferrari power unit". ferrari.com. Scuderia Ferrari. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
- "Official: Räikkönen seals Ferrari return". GPUpdate (GPUpdate). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
- "Fernando Alonso signs new Ferrari contract". BBC Sport (BBC). 8 March 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
- "Force India: la sorpresa è un gradino sulla scocca?" [Force India: the surprise is a step on the body?]. Omnicorse.it (in Italian). 8 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
- "Force India to run F1 Mercedes engines from 2014 onwards". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 28 March 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- "Mercedes names 2014 F1 V6 Engine 'PU106A Hybrid'". This Is F1. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
- "Perez joins Hulkenberg at Force India for 2014 F1 season". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 12 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- "Nico Hülkenberg returns to Sahara Force India with multi-year deal". Sahara Force India F1 Team (Sahara Force India F1 Team). 3 December 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- "Daniel Juncadella lands Force India F1 Team's reserve driver role". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 24 January 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- Collantine, Keith (6 January 2014). "Lotus will not have new car ready for first test". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- Lopez, Gerard (15 January 2014). "Es kommen keine neuen Schulden dazu" [No new debts will arise]. Auto, Motor und Sport.de (in German). Interview with Michael Schmidt (Motor Presse Stuttgart GmbH & Co. KG). Retrieved 15 January 2014. "We will use the Renault engine and have worked for long time to determine what the ideal agreement looks like for us."
- "Pastor Maldonado will join Lotus in 2014 alongside Romain Grosjean". SkySport F1. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
- "Marussia_F1Team". @Marussia_F1Team. Twitter, Inc. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014. "Great to see @Jules_Bianchi in the house today, eyeing up the new #MR03. We said "smile" & @Rory_f1 kindly obliged!"
- "Marussia gets Ferrari engines for 2014". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 16 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- Tremayne, Sam; Straw, Edd (11 January 2014). "Max Chilton retains Marussia seat for 2014 Formula 1 season". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 11 January 2014. "Max Chilton will line up alongside Jules Bianchi again in 2014, after Marussia confirmed it will retain the Briton for a second year, making the announcement at AUTOSPORT International"
- "Jules Bianchi will remain with the Marussia Formula 1 team for 2014". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 3 October 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
- Collantine, Keith (14 March 2013). "McLaren to lose Vodafone title sponsorship". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- Noble, Jonathan (7 January 2014). "McLaren reveals new F1 car launch date". Autosport (Jonathan Noble). Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- Noble, Jonathan (16 May 2013). "McLaren believes switch to Honda engines will not compromise 2014". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 17 May 2013. "McLaren believes its world championship challenge with Mercedes next year will not be compromised by its planned switch to Honda engines for 2015."
- Noble, Jonathan (14 November 2013). "Kevin Magnussen signs to race for McLaren in Formula 1 in 2014". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 14 November 2013.
- Collantine, Keith (13 November 2013). "McLaren: Button's 2014 team-mate not signed yet". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "Mercedes poised to roll out their new W05 on first day of 2014 testing at Jerez". SkySports F1. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- "Mercedes poised to roll out their new W05 on first day of 2014 testing at Jerez". mercedesamgf1.com (Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team). 9 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
- "Mercedes GP Petronas and Nico Rosberg agree to contract extension". Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team. 10 November 2011.
- Cary, Tom (28 September 2012). "Lewis Hamilton to join Mercedes in $100m move from McLaren, signing a three-year deal". The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- "Newey reveals that 2014 Red Bull RB10 is ugly". GrandPrix 247. 11 October 2013.
- Straw, Edd (26 May 2013). "Toro Rosso seals Renault Formula 1 engine deal for 2014". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- "Horner pleased to end Vettel rumours". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 14 March 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "Dan's the man for 2014". Red Bull Media. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
- "Sauber C33 passes crash tests". ESPN F1. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- Galloway, James (4 October 2013). "Sauber extend long-standing Ferrari engine partnership into 2014 and beyond". Sky Sports F1 (British Sky Broadcasting Group plc). Retrieved 4 October 2013.
- Straw, Edd (21 December 2013). "Sauber confirms Esteban Gutierrez will race for the team in 2014". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 21 December 2013. "Esteban Gutierrez will remain with Sauber for a second season in 2014, the team has announced."
- "Adrian Sutil moves to Sauber for 2014 Formula 1 season". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 13 December 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
- "The Shortest Month". scuderiatororosso.com (Scuderia Toro Rosso). 3 January 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2014. "On the Scuderia Toro Rosso front, the first STR9 chassis is currently being assembled in the Faenza factory."
- "2014 Scuderia Toro Rosso Driver Line-Up". Scuderia Toro Rosso (Scuderia Toro Rosso SPA). 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- "Williams Formula 1 team unveils its Martini livery". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- "@WilliamsF1Team". Twitter. Twitter, Inc. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
- "The Williams F1 Team and Mercedes-Benz announce long-term engine partnership". WilliamsF1.com (Williams F1 Team). 30 May 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
- "The Williams F1 Team announces its 2014 driver line-up". WilliamsF1.com (Williams F1 Team). 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
- Straw, Edd (24 February 2014). "Susie Wolff to get FP1 outings for Williams in British, German GPs". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 25 February 2014.
- "2014 FIA Formula One World Championship Entry List". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- "Formula 1's governing body confirm drivers' numbers". bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- "Teams and drivers". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
- "Marussia consider 2014 Mercedes or Ferrari Formula 1 engine supply option". F1sa.com. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
- Noble, Jonathan (27 February 2013). "Marussia seeking new engine supplier for 2014 to replace Cosworth". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 28 February 2013.
- Noble, Joanthan (17 May 2013). "Formula 1's race to secure engine deals hots up". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- Noble, Jonathan; Strang, Simon (5 May 2011). "Pollock to return to F1 as engine supplier". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- Noble, Jonathan; Rencken, Dieter (27 July 2012). "PURE suspends 2014 engine development after funding issues". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
- Noble, Jonathon (11 September 2013). "Felipe Massa reveals he is leaving Ferrari at the end of 2013 season". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 11 September 2013.
- "Formula One: Mark Webber to retire at end of season". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Company). 27 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
- Benammar, Emily (3 September 2013). "Is Daniel Ricciardo the right choice to replace Mark Webber at Red Bull?". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Company). Retrieved 3 September 2013.
- Beer, Matt (21 October 2013). "Toro Rosso totally confident in 2014 F1 signing Daniil Kvyat". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 22 October 2013.
- Straw, Edd (13 November 2013). "Sergio Perez confirms he will leave McLaren Formula 1 team". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 14 November 2013.
- Freeman, Glenn (21 January 2014). "Paul di Resta returns to DTM with Mercedes after losing F1 drive". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 21 January 2014. "Paul di Resta will return to the DTM with Mercedes in 2014 after losing his Formula 1 drive with Force India to Sergio Perez."
- Essler, William (21 January 2014). "Giedo van der Garde has been announced as test and reserve driver at Sauber". Sky Sports F1.com. British Sky Broadcasting. Retrieved 21 January 2014. "Dutchman raced for Caterham during 2013 season"
- "Pic back in Formula 1 as Lotus reserve". GPUpdate. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
- "Caterham F1 Team Announcement". Caterham Group. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- Elizalde, Pablo (27 September 2013). "New Jersey and Mexico on 22-grand prix 2014 Formula 1 calendar". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 27 September 2013.
- "World Motor Sport Council". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
- "2014 FIA Formula One World Championship race calendar". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
- "Austrian Grand Prix set to return to F1 calendar in 2014". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
- Esler, William (4 October 2013). "The 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix will be staged under floodlights". Sky Sports F1 (BSkyB). Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- "Bahrain switches to night race for 2014". 21 January 2014.
- Reid, Caroline (5 March 2014). "F1: Ecclestone says Mexico GP on, French GP possible, so what now for New Jersey?". racer.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
- Collantine, Keith (7 December 2011). "United States Grand Prix remains on unchanged 2012 F1 calendar". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 4 May 2012.
- Cooper, Adam (9 September 2011). "Indian Grand Prix under threat due to tax dispute with teams". AutoWeek (Crain Communications). Retrieved 7 March 2014.
- Noble, Jonathan (30 July 2013). "Indian Grand Prix dropped from Formula 1 in 2014, but back for 2015". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 30 July 2013.
- "Mexico on 21-race draft 2014 Formula 1 calendar, no New Jersey slotr". Autosport.com. Autosport. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
- Collantine, Keith (25 January 2013). "Russian Grand Prix gets November date for 2014". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collatine). Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- Kabanovsky, Aleksande (18 April 2013). "Russian GP circuit work on schedule". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 23 April 2013.
- "IOC threatens to postpone Russian Grand Prix". GP Update. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
- "F1 releases 2014 schedule". ESPN.com. Associated Press. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- Noble, Jonathan (22 January 2014). "Teams must act on 'Alien' F1 2014 noses, says Cyril Abiteboul". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 23 January 2014.
- Allen, James (11 January 2013). "A glimpse into how F1 will change in 2014". James Allen on F1 (James Allen). Retrieved 12 January 2013.
- Saward, Joe (8 July 2014). "Changing the F1 engines of today". joeblogsf1. WordPress. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
- Scarborough, Craig (9 July 2013). "Formula 1's updated 2014 technical regulations: analysis". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- Scarborough, Craig (8 June 2012). "P.U.R.E: 2014 F1 Engine". ScarbsF1 — Everything Technical in Formula One (WordPress). Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "F1 2014 Tech Regs 5.1.4". FIA. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
- Dawidziak, Johannes (28 February 2013). "Improvement in efficiency of a race engine by using a heat energy recovery system". Springer Vieweg. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
- "A racing revolution? Understanding 2014's technical regulations". formula1.com (Formula1). 24 January 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
- Scarborough, Craig (1 October 2012). "2013\14 Technical Regulation Changes". Scarbs F1 — Everything Technical in F1 (WordPress). Retrieved 2 October 2012.
- Scarborough, Craig (27 October 2011). "2012: Nose height Regulations". ScarbsF1 (WordPress). Retrieved 6 November 2011.
- Noble, Jonathan (28 June 2013). "FIA bans stepped nose designs on Formula 1 cars from 2014". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 8 July 2013.
- "World Motor Sport Council 2012". FIA.com (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile). 5 December 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- Benson, Andrew (7 December 2012). "How Formula 1 is going green for 2014". BBC F1 (BBC). Retrieved 8 December 2012. "How much lower will the noses be? In 2012, F1 cars had a maximum front nose height of 550mm above the floor of the car. In 2014, that is being reduced to 185mm – a reduction in height of 365mm."
- "2014 F1 Technical Regulations dated 5 December 2012". FIA. Retrieved 25 November 2013. "3.4.1. Bodywork width ahead of the front wheel centre line must not exceed 1650mm."
- Beamer, John (27 January 2014). "Design trends on the first new cars of 2014". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 29 January 2014.
- "F1 2014 Tech Regs 5.1.5". FIA. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
- Straw, Edd (19 April 2014). "Chinese GP: Red Bull has new fuel sensor issue for Sebastian Vettel". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 20 April 2014.
- Noble, Jonathan (23 January 2014). "FIA tightens post-race Formula 1 fuel check rules". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- Allen, James (8 July 2014). "How much will an FIA ban on FRIC suspension affect the order in F1?". James Allen on F1 (James Allen). Retrieved 11 July 2014.
- Noble, Jonathan (21 May 2014). "FIA forces Red Bull to change camera slot on its Formula 1 car". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- Collantine, Keith (28 June 2013). "FIA confirms return of in-season testing in 2014". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- Collantine, Keith (7 March 2014). "Pirelli confirm in-season test schedule". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- "Pirelli agrees to new three-year F1 deal". SpeedCafe. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- Collantine, Keith (12 December 2013). "Further rule changes confirmed for 2014". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 13 December 2013.
- Noble, Jonathan (9 May 2013). "Formula 1 licence penalty points system set for green light". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 12 May 2013.
- Collantine, Keith (9 May 2013). "Penalty points system for drivers moves a step closer". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 12 May 2013.
- Collantine, Keith (28 June 2013). "Driver penalty points system among new 2014 rules". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 29 June 2013. "Drivers may only use five complete power units during a season and will have to start from the pits if they use an extra one. Engine suppliers may provide units to up to four teams."
- "In season testing and penalty points approved for 2014". ESPN F1 (ESPN). 28 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- Collantine, Keith (16 July 2014). "Engine penalties set to shape second half of the season". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 17 July 2014.
- Brundle, Martin (6 July 2014). 2014 British Grand Prix (Television broadcast). Sky Sports F1.
- Collantine, Keith (12 March 2014). "FIA confirms Q3 changes to encourage running". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 13 March 2014.
- Howard, Tom (14 March 2014). "FIA to relax 107% qualifying rule". Speedcafe. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
- "Driver changes and additional drivers". Formula 1.com. Formula One Management.Ltd. 2014. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- "2014 season changes". Formula 1.com. Formula One Management.Ltd. 2014. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. "We are used to seeing teams replace one of their race drivers with a test driver for opening practice on a Friday. However, from 2014 teams are able to run up to four drivers – though still only two cars – in either Friday session."
- Beer, Matt (9 December 2013). "Formula 1 season finale to be worth double points from 2014". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 9 December 2013.
- "Red Bull disqualified from Australian Grand Prix". Racecar Engineering. 16 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
- "Australian GP: Ricciardo disqualification stewards' ruling in full". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 16 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
- Gill, Pete (15 April 2014). "FIA reject Red Bull appeal and uphold stewards' decision to disqualify Ricciardo". Sky Sports F1 (BSkyB). Retrieved 15 April 2014.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to 2014 in Formula One.|
- The official website of Formula One
- The official website of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile