2014 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Brazil  2014 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race details[1]
Race 18 of 19 in the 2014 Formula One season
Autódromo José Carlos Pace (AKA Interlagos) track map.svg
Date 9 November 2014
Official name Formula 1 Grande Prêmio
Petrobras do Brasil
Location Autódromo José Carlos Pace,
São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.309 km (2.677 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 305.909 km (190.067 mi)
Weather Mostly cloudy with maximum temperatures reaching 25 degrees during the day.
Attendance 70,681
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:10.023
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Time 1:13.555 on lap 62
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Mercedes
Third Williams-Mercedes

The 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil 2014) was a Formula One motor race held at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, in São Paulo, Brazil on 9 November 2014. The race was the eighteenth round of the 2014 season, and marked the forty-third running of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

As in the previous race, Marussia and Caterham missed the Grand Prix, leaving the field at eighteen cars.[2]

Mercedes's Nico Rosberg won the race from pole position.[3] Rosberg's tenth pole of the season secured him the inaugural FIA Pole Trophy.[4]

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Circuit changes[edit]

Before the event, the circuit was completely resurfaced, with a much smoother surface. Following a series of heavy accidents in national races, the pit lane was reprofiled with the entry brought forward from the Arquibancadas corner to move it off the racing line and a chicane added to the pit lane to further slow cars entering the pits. The pit exit was moved further away from the circuit to allow for a run-off area on the outside of turn 2.[5] In addition, in response to the incident suffered by Jules Bianchi during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix, procedures relating to the location of a tractor crane serving the Senna "S" chicane were also altered.[6]

Tyres[edit]

Pirelli originally nominated the orange-banded Hard and white-banded Medium tyres, as it has for the event since 2012. However, following the Russian Grand Prix one month prior, many drivers criticized the low level of grip and wear shown on the new tarmac of the Sochi Autodrom. Since Autódromo José Carlos Pace was completely repaved following the 2013 race, there was concern that the hard compound would be "very dangerous".[7] Along with unanimous agreement with all eleven teams, Pirelli ultimately decided to bring the Medium and yellow-banded Soft tyres to the event.[8]

Team changes[edit]

As they were at the United States Grand Prix the previous week, Caterham and Marussia were again granted dispensation from attending this event by Bernie Ecclestone due to their ongoing financial struggles coupled with the high cost of travel to the western hemisphere and the one week gap between the United States and Brazilian Grand Prix.[9]

Penalties[edit]

Sergio Pérez received a seven-place grid penalty for causing an avoidable accident with Adrian Sutil on the opening lap of the United States Grand Prix. Daniil Kvyat received a seven-place grid penalty to complete the ten-place penalty he received for exceeding the six-component quota of power unit parts in the previous race.[10]

During the race Felipe Massa and Sergio Pérez both received a 5-second stop-and-go penalty for speeding in the pit lane.[11]

Virtual Safety Car (VSC)[edit]

During practice, the FIA re-tested its Virtual Safety Car system, which has been proposed for 2015 to better deal with race track emergencies, following the incident suffered by Jules Bianchi during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. Changes made to this system, relative to the version first tested in the United States, satisfied the drivers.[12]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:10.347 1:10.303 1:10.023 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:10.457 1:10.712 1:10.056 2
3 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:10.602 1:10.343 1:10.247 3
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:10.832 1:10.421 1:10.305 4
5 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:11.097 1:11.127 1:10.930 5
6 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:11.880 1:11.129 1:10.938 6
7 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1:11.134 1:11.211 1:10.969 7
8 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:11.558 1:11.215 1:10.977 8
9 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1:11.593 1:11.208 1:11.075 9
10 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:11.193 1:11.188 1:11.099 10
11 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:11.520 1:11.591 11
12 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:11.848 1:11.976 12
13 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1:11.943 1:12.099 13
14 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1:11.423 no time 171
15 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:12.037 14
16 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1:12.040 15
17 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:12.076 182
18 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1:12.233 16
107% time: 1:15.271
Source:[10]

Notes:

  • ^1Daniil Kvyat received a seven-place grid penalty to complete the ten-place penalty that he received at the previous race.[10]
  • ^2Sergio Pérez received a seven-place grid penalty for causing an avoidable accident in the previous race.[10]

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 71 1:30:02.555 1 25
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 71 +1.457 2 18
3 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 71 +41.031 3 15
4 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 71 +48.658 5 12
5 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 71 +51.420 6 10
6 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 71 +1:01.906 8 8
7 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 71 +1:03.730 10 6
8 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 71 +1:03.934 12 4
9 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 71 +1:10.085 7 2
10 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 4 1
11 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 70 +1 Lap 17
12 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 70 +1 Lap 16
13 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 70 +1 Lap 15
14 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 11
15 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 18
16 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 13
17 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 63 Power unit 14
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 39 Suspension 9
Source:[13]

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula One Management. 
  2. ^ "Marussia join Caterham in missing next two grand prix in America and Brazil". 25 October 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nico Rosberg ends Lewis Hamilton's winning streak as spin costs Brit victory... he now needs second in ‘Abu Double’ for F1 title". Daily Mail. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Brazilian Grand Prix: F1 – as it happened". Guardian. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Massa endorses Interlagos safety changes". 6 November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Brazil moves tractor after Bianchi crash". Grandprix.com. 6 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Pirelli tyre choice for Brazil unacceptable: Massa". 14 October 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tyre nominations for Brazilian Grand Prix altered". 17 October 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Marussia and Caterham to miss US Grand Prix – Bernie Ecclestone". 26 October 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d "2014 Brazilian Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  11. ^ Formula1.com Brazil GP Race – selected team and driver quotes
  12. ^ "Virtual safety car gets the go-ahead". Planet F1. 3 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "2014 Brazilian Grand Prix – Race results". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  14. ^ a b Collantine, Keith (2014-11-09). "2014 Brazilian Grand Prix championship points". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 2014-11-09. 

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