2014 Singapore Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 14 of 19 in the 2014 Formula One season
Marina Bay Street Circuit
Date 21 September 2014
Official name 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix[1]
Location Marina Bay Street Circuit
Marina Bay, Singapore
Course Temporary street circuit
Course length 5.065 km (3.147 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 303.900 km (188.835 mi)
Scheduled Distance 61 laps, 308.965 km (191.982 mi)
Weather Mostly cloudy with maximum temperatures reaching 28 degrees during the evening.
Attendance 85,704 (3-day average) [2]
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1.45.681
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Time 1:50.417 on lap 39
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Red Bull Racing-Renault
Third Red Bull Racing-Renault

The 2014 Singapore Grand Prix (formally known as the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix)[1] was a Formula One motor race held on 21 September 2014 at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Marina Bay, Singapore.[3] The race was the fourteenth round of the 2014 season. It was the seventh consecutive time the race had been run as a round of the Formula One World Championship. The race was won by Lewis Hamilton starting from pole.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Nico Rosberg went into the race as the championship leader.

As in the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix, 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 selection were provided.[4] The drag reduction system (DRS) had two activation zones for the race; one was from turns 5 and 7, and the second was on the start/finish straight from the final to first corners.[5]

Going into the race, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg led the Drivers' Championship with 238 points, ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton with 216 points and Daniel Ricciardo with 166. Valtteri Bottas was fourth with 122 points while Fernando Alonso was fifth with 121 points.[5] In the Constructors' Championship, Mercedes were leading with 454 points and Red Bull were second with 272 points. Williams with 177 points and Ferrari with 162 points contended for third place, with McLaren fifth with 110 points.[5] Mercedes had so far dominated the championship, winning eleven out of the fourteen races so far in the calendar.

In the weeks before the race, the FIA announced plans to introduce a ban on certain pit-to-car communications, with a particular emphasis on banning driver "coaching"—such as describing a driver's sector times relative to another competitor—under Article 20.1 of the sporting regulations, which state that a driver must drive the car "alone and unaided".[6]

Qualifying[edit]

The qualifying began at 21:00 local time (UTC+8). Hamilton took his sixth pole position of the season, and his third overall in Singapore. He beat Nico Rosberg by seven thousands of a second with a time of 1:45.681.[7]

Race[edit]

The race started at 20:00 local time (UTC+8). The conditions on the grid were dry before the race. Rosberg's car had faults at the start of the formation lap due to wiring loom in his car that forced him to start from the pit lane, He ultimately retired after thirteen laps.[8]

The power unit on Kamui Kobayashi's car failed during the formation lap and he failed to make it to the starting grid.[9]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Lewis Hamilton secured pole position and went on to win the race.
Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:46.921 1:46.287 1:45.681 1
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:47.244 1:45.825 1:45.688 2
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:47.488 1:46.493 1:45.854 3
4 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:47.476 1:46.586 1:45.902 4
5 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:46.889 1:46.328 1:45.907 5
6 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:47.615 1:46.472 1:46.000 6
7 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:46.685 1:46.359 1:46.170 7
8 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:47.196 1:46.622 1:46.187 8
9 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1:47.976 1:46.700 1:46.250 9
10 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1:47.656 1:46.926 1:47.362 10
11 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:47.161 1:46.943 11
12 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1:47.407 1:46.989 12
13 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:47.370 1:47.308 13
14 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:47.970 1:47.333 14
15 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:48.143 1:47.575 15
16 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:47.862 1:47.812 16
17 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1:48.324 17
18 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1:49.063 18
19 17 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1:49.440 19
20 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1:50.405 20
21 4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1:50.473 21
22 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1:52.287 22
107% time: 1:54.152
Source:[10]

Race[edit]

Jean-Éric Vergne achieved Toro Rosso's best result of the season in sixth place.
Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 60 2:00:04.795 1 25
2 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 60 +13.534 4 18
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 60 +14.273 3 15
4 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 60 +15.389 5 12
5 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 60 +42.161 6 10
61 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 60 +56.801 12 8
7 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 60 +59.038 15 6
8 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 60 +1:00.641 7 4
9 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 60 +1:01.661 13 2
10 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 60 +1:02.230 9 1
11 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 60 +1:05.065 8
12 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 60 +1:06.915 18
13 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 60 +1:08.029 16
14 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 60 +1:12.008 10
15 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 60 +1:34.188 22
16 17 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 60 +1:34.543 19
17 4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 59 +1 Lap 21
Ret 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 52 Power box 11
Ret 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 40 Water leak 17
Ret 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 17 Electrical 14
Ret 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 13 Electrical PL2
DNS 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 0 Power unit 3
Source:[11]

Notes:

  • ^1  — Jean-Éric Vergne had five seconds added to his race time for exceeding track limits.[11]
  • ^2  — Nico Rosberg started from pit lane due to electronic problems at the start of the formation lap.[9]
  • ^3  — The power unit on Kamui Kobayashi's car failed during the formation lap and he failed to make it to the starting grid.[9]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 Singapore Grand Prix attendance". Singapore Grand Prix. Retrieved 21 September 2015. [dead link]
  3. ^ "FIA Formula One calendar". FIA.com. Fedération Internationale de l'Automobile. Archived from the original on July 27, 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pirelli reveal tyre choices up to Singapore". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 24 July 2014. Archived from the original on July 27, 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Singapore Grand Prix – Preview 2014". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Cooper, Adam (19 September 2014). "Charlie Whiting: "We believe a driver should drive the car alone and unaided ..."". Adam Cooper's F1 Blog. WordPress. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Benson, Andrew (20 September 2014). "Lewis Hamilton takes dramatic Singapore pole over Nico Rosberg". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix and takes lead in driver's championship after Nico Rosberg retires". Daily Telegraph. 21 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c Barretto, Lawrence (21 September 2014). "Singapore GP as it happened". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on September 22, 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Singapore Grand Prix 2014 Qualifying Results". formula1.com. 20 September 2014. Archived from the original on September 20, 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Singapore Grand Prix 2014 Results". formula1.com. 21 September 2014. Archived from the original on September 21, 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 

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