2014 Formula One World Championship

The 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 68th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 65th Formula One World Championship, a motor racing championship for Formula One cars, 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 commenced in Australia on 16 March and concluded in Abu Dhabi on 23 November. In the nineteen Grands Prix of the season, a total of eleven teams and twenty-four drivers competed for the World Drivers' and World Constructors' championships. It was the first Formula One season since 1994 to see an accident with ultimately fatal consequences as Jules Bianchi succumbed to the injuries he sustained during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. He died on 17 July 2015 after spending nine months in a coma following the accident.[1][2][3]

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—was replaced with a new formula specifying a 1.6-litre (97.6 cu in) turbocharged V6 engine that incorporated an energy recovery system into its build. The 2014 calendar featured substantial revisions from the 2013 season; the Russian Grand Prix (held the first time in a century) was held at the Sochi Autodrom, and the Austrian Grand Prix was revived with the race held at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. The Indian Grand Prix was put on hiatus, whilst the Korean Grand Prix was removed from the schedule entirely.

Sebastian Vettel started the season as defending World Drivers' Champion having secured his fourth consecutive Drivers' title the previous season at the 2013 Indian Grand Prix. His team, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, also started the season as defending World Constructors' Champion having secured its fourth consecutive Constructors' title last season at the same Grand Prix in which its lead driver secured his title.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won his second World Drivers' Championship with 384 points and 11 victories having previously won his first Drivers' title in 2008, ahead of his teammate, Nico Rosberg with 317 points and 5 victories. Rosberg also won the inaugural FIA Pole Trophy having amassed a total of 11 pole positions over the course of the season. Mercedes secured their first World Constructors' Championship in Russia, and finished the season with 701 points, 296 points ahead of Red Bull Racing. The season also saw the first three wins of Daniel Ricciardo, who finished third in the championship for Red Bull Racing.

2014 FIA Formula One
World Championship
Drivers' Champion: Lewis Hamilton
Constructors' Champion: Mercedes
Pole Trophy: Nico Rosberg
Previous: 2013 Next: 2015
Support series:
Nico Rosberg 2010 Malaysia
Nico Rosberg finished second in the Drivers' Championship, 67 points behind Hamilton. He also won the inaugural Pole Trophy.
Ricciardo April 2016
Daniel Ricciardo finished third in his first season with Red Bull.

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers took part in the 2014 season. Teams competed with tyres supplied by Pirelli.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Power unit No. Race drivers Rounds No. Free Practice drivers
Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham-Renault CT05[4] Renault Energy
F1-2014[5][6]
9
46
10
45
Sweden Marcus Ericsson[7]
United Kingdom Will Stevens[8]
Japan Kamui Kobayashi[7][9]
Germany André Lotterer[10][11]
1–16
19
1–11, 13–16, 19
12
45
45
46
United States Alexander Rossi[12]
Spain Roberto Merhi[9]
Netherlands Robin Frijns[13]
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F14 T[14] Ferrari 059/3[15] 7
14
Finland Kimi Räikkönen[16]
Spain Fernando Alonso[17]
All
All
N/A
India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes VJM07[18] Mercedes PU106A Hybrid[19][20] 11
27
Mexico Sergio Pérez[21]
Germany Nico Hülkenberg[22]
All
All
34 Spain Daniel Juncadella[23]
United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus-Renault E22[24] Renault Energy
F1-2014[6][25]
8
13
France Romain Grosjean[26]
Venezuela Pastor Maldonado[26]
All
All
30
31
France Charles Pic[27]
France Esteban Ocon[28][29]
Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia-Ferrari MR03[30] Ferrari 059/3[15][31] 4
42
17
42
United Kingdom Max Chilton[32]
United States Alexander Rossi[33]
France Jules Bianchi[34]
United States Alexander Rossi[35]
1–16
12
1–15
16
42 United States Alexander Rossi[36]
United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes[37] McLaren-Mercedes MP4-29[38] Mercedes PU106A Hybrid[20][39] 20
22
Denmark Kevin Magnussen[40]
United Kingdom Jenson Button[41]
All
All
N/A
Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 W05
Hybrid
[42]
Mercedes PU106A Hybrid[20] 6
44
Germany Nico Rosberg[43]
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton[44]
All
All
N/A
Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Renault RB10[45] Renault Energy
F1-2014[6][46]
1
3
Germany Sebastian Vettel[47]
Australia Daniel Ricciardo[48]
All
All
N/A
Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber-Ferrari C33[49] Ferrari 059/3[15][50] 21
99
Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez[51]
Germany Adrian Sutil[52]
All
All
36
37
37
Netherlands Giedo van der Garde[13]
Russia Sergey Sirotkin[35][53]
Hong Kong Adderly Fong[29]
Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso-Renault STR9[54] Renault Energy
F1-2014[6][46]
25
26
France Jean-Éric Vergne[55]
Russia Daniil Kvyat[55]
All
All
38 Netherlands Max Verstappen[56]
United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing[57] Williams-Mercedes FW36[58] Mercedes PU106A Hybrid[20][59] 19
77
Brazil Felipe Massa[60]
Finland Valtteri Bottas[60]
All
All
40
41
Brazil Felipe Nasr[13]
United Kingdom Susie Wolff[61]
Sources:[62][63][64]

Team changes

  • Cosworth elected not to build an engine to fit the 2014 generation of regulations.[65] This decision prompted Marussia, the only team using Cosworth engines during the 2013 season, to seek out a new engine supplier.[66] They joined Ferrari's customer programme with Ferrari providing the team with both engine and powertrain for 2014 and beyond.[31]
  • Toro Rosso secured an agreement with Renault for engines in 2014, ending their seven-year arrangement with Ferrari.[46]
  • Williams parted ways with Renault after two seasons, switching to Mercedes power in what the team described as a "long-term deal".[59] The deal came after Renault publicised their intentions to reduce their engine supply to three teams in 2014,[67] before the French manufacturer ultimately settled on supplying four.[25]
  • In 2011, former British American Racing team principal Craig Pollock announced the formation of Propulsion Universelle et Récuperation d'Énergie—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.[68] However, the engine programme was eventually suspended in July 2012 due to problems regarding funding,[69] and was ultimately unable to secure any clients for the 2014 season.[25]

Driver changes

Mid-season changes

Kamui Kobayashi 2014 Singapore FP2
Jules Bianchi 2014 Singapore FP1
Caterham (top) and Marussia (bottom)—both seen here at the Singapore Grand Prix—went into administration late in the season.
  • In the week before the British Grand Prix, Caterham 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.[78] Albers was himself replaced by Manfredi Ravetto, who admitted that the sale was necessary to keep the team on the grid.[79] Ravetto was in turn replaced, this time by Finbarr O'Connell, who was appointed when the team was placed into administration ahead of the United States Grand Prix due to a dispute over the team's ownership.[80] The team was later given a dispensation to miss the United States and Brazilian Grands Prix in order to resolve the dispute.[81]
  • Three-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and 2011 Formula Nippon (now Super Formula) champion André Lotterer made his Formula One debut with Caterham, replacing Kamui Kobayashi at the Belgian Grand Prix.[10] Under the terms of the deal, Kobayashi returned to the team for the Italian Grand Prix, while Lotterer returned to Super Formula.[9] The team had further planned to substitute Kobayashi for Formula One's most experienced driver in history, Rubens Barrichello, in the United States, Brazilian and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix, but were forced to abandon the plan when they entered administration.[82] The team ultimately put together a rescue package ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but with Marcus Ericsson formally leaving the team ahead of a move to Sauber in 2015, Caterham chose debutant Will Stevens as his replacement.[8]
  • Alexander Rossi was entered for the Belgian Grand Prix by Marussia as a replacement for Max Chilton.[83] However, following the first practice session, Chilton was reinstated as the team's racing driver, and Rossi only participated in the practice session.[36] Rossi was later nominated as Jules Bianchi's replacement for the Russian Grand Prix,[35] but the entry was ultimately withdrawn out of respect for the critically injured Bianchi.[84]
  • Jules Bianchi suffered a serious head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, remaining hospitalised and in a coma until his death in July 2015.[85] Marussia decided to enter only one car in the Russian Grand Prix out of respect for the Frenchman.[84] Faced with their own financial problems, the team was also granted a dispensation to miss the United States Grand Prix.[86] One week before the Grand Prix, Marussia followed Caterham into administration.[87] The team ultimately folded ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.[88]

Season calendar

Formula 1 all over the world-2014
Nations that hosted a Grand Prix in 2014 are highlighted in green, with former host nations shown in dark grey.

The following nineteen Grands Prix took place in 2014.

Round Grand Prix Circuit Date
1 Australian Grand Prix Australia Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 16 March
2 Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 30 March
3 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 6 April
4 Chinese Grand Prix China Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai 20 April
5 Spanish Grand Prix Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona 11 May
6 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 25 May
7 Canadian Grand Prix Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 8 June
8 Austrian Grand Prix Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 22 June
9 British Grand Prix United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 6 July
10 German Grand Prix Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim 20 July
11 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest 27 July
12 Belgian Grand Prix Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot 24 August
13 Italian Grand Prix Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza 7 September
14 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore 21 September
15 Japanese Grand Prix Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka 5 October
16 Russian Grand Prix Russia Sochi Autodrom, Sochi 12 October
17 United States Grand Prix United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas 2 November
18 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 9 November
19 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi 23 November
Sources:[89][90][91]

Calendar changes

New and returning races

Circuit Sochi
In 2014 Formula One travelled to Russia for the first time, with the Russian Grand Prix at a street circuit in the Sochi Olympic Park.
  • Red Bull reached an agreement with Bernie Ecclestone to revive the Austrian Grand Prix after a ten-year absence from the calendar. The race was held at the Red Bull Ring,[91][92] which previously hosted the Austrian Grand Prix in 2003, when the circuit was known as the A1-Ring.
  • The calendar saw the introduction of the Russian Grand Prix with the race staged at the Sochi Autodrom near the end of the season.[93] The race took place on a street circuit constructed around the Sochi Olympic Park. It was the first Russian Grand Prix in a century, and the first time the country had 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,[94] but this proved not to be an issue.
  • The Hockenheimring returned 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 Grand Prix in 2012.[95]

Failed bids

  • The Indian Grand Prix was not held in 2014 following the devaluation of the Indian rupee and ongoing complications arising from Indian taxation laws,[96] 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".[97] The race promoters initially came to an agreement with Bernie Ecclestone to skip the 2014 event and return to the calendar early in 2015;[98] however, in March 2014, Ecclestone stated that the race would likely be pushed back to 2016 while the sport tried to resolve the taxation issue.[99] As of 2019, the Indian Grand Prix has yet to see a return to the Formula 1 schedule.[100]
  • 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.[89][101]

Other changes

Regulation changes

Technical regulations

2014 Australian F1 Grand Prix (13125010643)
Car aesthetics proved controversial in 2014, with the demand for a low nose resulting in teams designing cars with a finger-like appendage—seen here in the nose of the Caterham CT05—dubbed the "alien" at the front of the chassis.[105]
  • 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 were a 1.6-litre V6 format with an 8-speed semi-automatic gearbox.[106] The rules dictated the use of a ninety-degree engine bank, with fixed crankshaft and mounting points for the chassis, while the engines were limited to 15,000 rpm. Individual engine units under the 2014 specifications had to 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).[107] The engines, now known as "power units", were divided into six separate components: the internal combustion engine (ICE); turbocharger (TC); Motor Generator Unit-Kinetic (MGU-K), which harvested energy that would normally be wasted under braking; Motor Generator Unit-Heat (MGU-H), which collected energy in the form of heat as it was expelled through the exhaust; Energy Store (ES), which functioned as batteries, holding the energy gathered by the Motor Generator Units; and Control Electronics (CE), which included 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 were classified as Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3, and were assigned a points value there within. Engine manufacturers were given a budget of sixty-six points, which they were free to spend on engine development, with points deducted from their budget depending on the parts developed.[108]
  • The kinetic energy recovery system—known from 2009 to 2013 as KERS, and renamed from 2014 as ERS-K[109]—was incorporated into the design of the engine and its usage increased; its function as a supplementary power source was taken by the introduction of the heat-based energy recovery system (ERS).[110][111] The ERS unit captured waste heat as it was dispelled from the exhaust turbocharger, using an electrical device known as a heat motor generator unit. This waste heat was stored as an electrical charge until it was used by a complementary system called the kinetic motor generator unit. This device was connected directly to the drive train to deliver the additional power in the most direct and efficient way.[111][112] In combination with the ERS-K it gave 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.[107] This energy was released into the powertrain by the electronic control unit (ECU) to promote the most efficient and effective application of the power, but the driver had the ability to manually override the ECU and use the remaining available power instantly.
  • Teams were permitted to use electronic braking devices to manage the braking of the rear wheels as the increased power output from the ERS-K units made regulating the brake bias much harder than it had been previously.[109]
  • Teams were no longer allowed to change their gear ratios from race to race to suit the individual demands of a circuit. Instead, they had to nominate eight gear ratios ahead of the first race of the season, and these eight ratios were used at every Grand Prix. They were given one opportunity to change their ratios once the season had started, but any subsequent changes would have incurred a grid penalty.[113]
  • Lower noses returned for the first time since the 2010 season. The 2014 regulations required the use of lower noses than in previous years, in the interests of driver safety. The tip of the nose had to be no more than 185 mm (7.3 in) above the ground,[114] in comparison to the 550 mm (22 in) allowed in 2012.[115] 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.[116]
    • 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,[117] but the requirement that cars be built with a nose no more than 185mm above the ground was retained.[118] The planned reduction in front wing width from 1,800 mm (71 in) to 1,650 mm (65 in) was subsequently reintroduced.[119]
  • Teams were 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.[120]
  • To promote fuel efficiency and limit horsepower levels seen in the 1980s, the last time Formula One used forced induction engines, fuel flow was restricted to 100 kg/h above 10,500 rpm;[111] below 10,500 rpm a formula for the maximum flow was applied based on the rpm in use.[121]
    • 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.[122]
  • The position of the exhaust outlet changed so that it was 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.[107]
  • The minimum weight of the cars was 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.[123]
  • 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.[124] The FRIC system linked 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 was 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 was closed, with the regulations rewritten to only allow camera mountings to be used for cameras.[109] This rule was later updated to force the teams to mount the cameras on an external piece of bodywork after Red Bull fitted its cameras within the nose of the RB10 chassis.[125]

Sporting regulations

  • Mid-season testing returned in 2014. Three European venues each hosted 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.[126][127] In addition to this, teams had to dedicate one of these days to aiding tyre supplier Pirelli in the development of their tyres.[128] These rules were later adjusted to allow teams to choose which venues they tested at during the season. Additionally, cars were also classified as "current", "previous" and "historic", with the FIA introducing limits on which cars could be used and the conditions under which they were tested.[129] The end-of-season Young Driver Tests, which were held to give teams the opportunity to assess rookie drivers, were discontinued.
  • The penalty system was overhauled in 2014 so as to improve driving standards, with the introduction of a "penalty points" system for driving offences.[130] Under the system, driving offences carried a pre-determined points value based on their severity. These points were tallied up over the course of a season, with a driver receiving a race ban after accumulating twelve penalty points.[131] Any driver who received a race ban would also have received an additional five penalty points upon their return, as a form of probation to discourage further driving offences. Penalty points remained on a driver's licence for twelve months, at which point they will have been removed.[129]
    • Stewards were given 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.[129] Drivers were permitted to serve these penalties before a regular pit stop, with the driver stopping in their pit bay for five seconds before any work was carried out on the car.[123] The five-second penalty could also be added to a driver's total race time in the event that it was issued after they had made their final pit stop. Drivers serving drive-through or stop/go penalties were still not permitted to serve a penalty ahead of their pit stop, and were 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—were rewritten, with the driver who was released in an unsafe fashion given a grid penalty for the next race.[129]
  • The pit lane speed limit was reduced from 100 km/h (62 mph) to 80 km/h (50 mph).[132]
  • Drivers were only able to use five engines over the course of a season in 2014, down from eight in 2013. Drivers who used a sixth engine started 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.[132] Drivers were only able to use five individual components of each power unit element over the course of the season. If a driver went over this quota for any individual element, they incurred a ten-place grid penalty.[133] They would receive a further five-place penalty for going over the five-unit allocation of any other element after the original ten-place penalty was applied in a bid to stop teams changing multiple elements of the engine unit after receiving a grid penalty.[129]
    • In the event that such a penalty relegated a driver past the back row of the grid, the remaining penalty carried over to the next race. For example, if a driver qualified in nineteenth position and received a five-place grid penalty, they dropped to twenty-second and last place for that race, and then would receive an additional two-place penalty in the next Grand Prix. These penalties could only be carried over to the next race, rather than accumulate,[129] and only applied to penalties issued for going over the component quota.[134] Penalties cannot be carried over from season to season; when a driver incurred such a penalty during the final race of the season, the stewards had the power to issue time penalties during the race.[135]
  • The procedure for issuing penalties for speeding under yellow flag conditions in qualifying was 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 were divided into two hundred metre intervals. In the event of a yellow flag, drivers had to demonstrate that they slowed down in the two hundred metres immediately before and after the yellow flags while they were being displayed, or else incurred a penalty.[136]
    • Following Jules Bianchi's accident at the Japanese Grand Prix, the FIA announced plans to introduce a mandatory speed limiter to cars that could be remotely activated from Race Control in the event of a yellow flag. Labelled "Virtual Safety Car" (VSC), the system is an alternative to the use of an actual safety car and was first tested during practice at the United States Grand Prix. The system originally aimed at restricting drivers to a 100 km/h (62 mph) speed limit under specific yellow flag situations, following reports that Bianchi had been travelling at 212 km/h (132 mph) when he left the circuit.[137] Similar trials were conducted in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, with VSC ultimately being managed through specified sector (delta) times rather than a speed limit in affected sectors.[138]
  • 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.[109]
  • Drivers were 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 was the champion's right, with drivers free to choose any number from 2 to 99; the champion's "regular" number was reserved while the champion was using the number 1. The regulations further stipulated that a driver's number had to be clearly visible, both on their car and on their helmet.[129] Previously, the numbering system had been partially based on the World Constructors' Championship finishing positions from the previous year.
  • Drivers who did not take part in a qualifying period were assigned grid positions based on the qualifying bracket they were in at the time and their Free Practice 3 lap times.[129] For example, if two drivers qualified for but did not take part in Q3, they started the race from ninth and tenth places, with the positions they took 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 introduced the "Pole Trophy", a non-championship award presented to the driver who qualified on pole for the most races.[129]
  • The qualifying format was adjusted to allow drivers more time to complete flying laps in Q3. The final qualifying period was extended to twelve minutes in length, with Q1 scaled back to eighteen minutes to keep the entire session within one hour.[139]
    • The 107% rule was relaxed at the start of the season to account for teams dealing with the challenges that arose 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.[140]
  • 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 was 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.[123]
  • Drivers had to be able to return to the pits under their own power after the chequered flag had 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.[123]
  • Teams were now allowed to run up to four drivers during both Friday practice sessions,[N 1] though they were still limited to entering a maximum of two cars during the sessions. If one of the team's nominated drivers was unable to take part, any replacement driver had to use the engine, gearbox and tyres which were allocated to the original driver.[141][142]
  • The final race of the season offered double points to teams and drivers in a bid to keep the championship fight alive for longer.[143]
  • Starting as of the Singapore Grand Prix, the FIA restricted pit-to-car communications, banning any radio transmissions between driver and team or pit boards displaying information that are deemed to be related to the performance of the driver or their car—such as discussing sector times relative to other cars—under Article 20.1 of the sporting regulations, which stated that a competitor must drive the car unaided.[144]

Season report

Nico Rosberg Russian Grand Prix 2014
Mercedes secured their first World Constructors' Championship with a 1–2 finish in Russia.
Jules Bianchi Bahreïn 2014
Jules Bianchi—seen here in Bahrain—scored Marussia's first and only points in Formula One at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Mercedes won their first World Constructors' Championship after taking a 1–2 finish in Russia. Lewis Hamilton won his second World Drivers' Championship after a season-long battle with teammate Nico Rosberg.[145] Rosberg won the Australian and Monaco Grands Prix, and Hamilton the races in Malaysia, Bahrain, China and Spain after retiring in Australia. The 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. Hamilton finished third in Hungary after starting from pit lane, ahead of Rosberg. Rosberg had to settle for second place in Belgium after contact with Hamilton early in the race, which ultimately prompted Mercedes to retire Hamilton's car. Hamilton went on to claim his sixth win of the season in Italy, ahead of Rosberg. Hamilton reclaimed the championship lead with a win in Singapore, while Rosberg was retired with a broken wiring loom. Hamilton claimed the win in rain- and accident-shortened Japan, ahead of Rosberg. Hamilton won the inaugural race in Russia, once again ahead of Rosberg. The result was enough for Mercedes to secure their first World Constructors' Championship. Hamilton took his fifth consecutive win – for the first time in his career – in the United States, again ahead of Rosberg. Rosberg took his fifth win of the season in Brazil, with Hamilton finishing in second. Hamilton carried a seventeen-point advantage into the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and went on to win the race while Rosberg struggled with electrical problems and finished outside the points. With eleven pole positions to his name, Rosberg won the inaugural FIA Pole Trophy.[146]

Red Bull Racing finished second overall, after suffering a difficult start to the season when Sebastian Vettel retired and Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified from the Australian Grand Prix.[147][148] Red Bull appealed the disqualification, but the result was upheld by the International Court of Appeal.[149] 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 fifteenth position. Ricciardo finished in third place in Monaco, while Vettel retired due to an issue with his power unit. Ricciardo took advantage of the Mercedes team's difficulties in Canada to claim his maiden Grand Prix victory—and Renault's first with a turbocharged engine since the 1986 Detroit Grand Prix—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. Ricciardo scored his second career win in Hungary, while Vettel finished seventh. Ricciardo scored his third career victory in Belgium while Vettel took fifth. In Italy, Ricciardo took fifth place, ahead of Vettel. Both drivers recorded podium finishes in Singapore. Vettel took to the podium with third place in Japan, ahead of Ricciardo. Ricciardo took seventh place in Russia, ahead of Vettel. Ricciardo returned to the podium in the United States, while Vettel finished in seventh after starting from pit lane following a complete change of his power unit. Vettel finished fifth in Brazil while Ricciardo retired when his front-left upright suspension was broken. Both drivers were thrown out of qualifying in Abu Dhabi after their cars failed scrutineering, and they started from the pit lane.

Susie Wolff Williams FW36 Silverstone 2014
Susie Wolff became the first woman to take part in an F1 weekend since 1992 when she participated in free practice at the British Grand Prix.

Williams were 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 teammate 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 finished fifth after 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 the first podium of his career, crossing the finish line in third place. Bottas secured back-to-back podium finishes by scoring second place in Britain and soon after claimed his third consecutive podium finish after finishing in second place in Germany, while Massa retired on the opening lap in both Britain and Germany. In Hungary, Massa and Bottas were fifth and eighth, respectively. Bottas returned to the podium in Belgium, while Massa was outside the points. Massa took his first podium since the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix in Italy, ahead of Bottas. Massa took fifth place in Singapore, while Bottas finished outside the points due to a loss of grip in the late stages. In Japan, Bottas and Massa were sixth and seventh, respectively. Bottas took the fifth podium of his career with a third place in Russia, while Massa finished outside the points. At the next round in the United States, Massa and Bottas finished fourth and fifth respectively. In Brazil, Massa took his second podium of the season and his fifth podium on his home soil in third place, while Bottas finished tenth. In the last race of the season in Abu Dhabi, both drivers stepped on the podium with Massa finishing second and Bottas third.

Ferrari finished fourth, with Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen scoring a mixed run of results throughout the season. Alonso took his first podium of the season with his third-place finish in China, while Räikkönen had a string of relatively low-placed results, the best of which was fourth place in Belgium. Both drivers recorded minor points in Canada and again in Austria. Alonso had to be content with 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. Alonso managed to get the team's best result with second place in Hungary, while Räikkönen returned to the points in sixth place. Räikkönen took fourth place in Belgium, while Alonso finished eighth but was promoted to seventh after Magnussen's penalty. In Italy, Alonso was retired with an ERS failure, while Räikkönen finished in tenth, but was promoted to ninth after Magnussen's penalty. Alonso took fourth place in Singapore, while Räikkönen took eighth. In Japan, neither Alonso nor Räikkönen scored points, as Alonso retired when his power unit failed due to an electrical problem, while Räikkönen ended up in twelfth, ending Ferrari's run of eighty-one consecutive points finishes—the longest run in Formula One history. Alonso took sixth place in Russia, while Räikkönen came home in ninth. Alonso repeated the result in the United States, while Räikkönen finished outside the points. In Brazil, Alonso finished sixth, ahead of Räikkönen. Both drivers recorded minor points in Abu Dhabi. It was the first time since 1993 that Ferrari failed to win a race in a season.

Championship leader table[150]
Grand Prix Championship leader Lead
Australia Australia Germany Nico Rosberg 7
Malaysia Malaysia 18
Bahrain Bahrain 11
China China 4
Spain Spain United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 3
Monaco Monaco Germany Nico Rosberg 4
Canada Canada 22
Austria Austria 29
United Kingdom Great Britain 4
Germany Germany 14
Hungary Hungary 11
Belgium Belgium 29
Italy Italy 22
Singapore Singapore United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 3
Japan Japan 10
Russia Russia 17
United States United States 24
Brazil Brazil 17
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 67

McLaren secured fifth 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. Button finished tenth in Hungary, while Magnussen was outside the points. In Belgium, Magnussen finished sixth ahead of Button, but was given a twenty-second time penalty after the race, demoting him to twelfth. In Italy, Magnussen and Button originally finished seventh and ninth respectively, but Magnussen received another time penalty—this time for five seconds—demoting him to tenth, while Button promoted to eighth. Magnussen took the final point in Singapore, while Button was forced out when his engine shut down. Button finished fifth in Japan, while Magnussen was outside the points. The team took fourth and fifth place in Russia, with Button finishing in front of Magnussen. Magnussen took eighth in the United States, while Button failed to score points. Button finished fourth in Brazil whilst Magnussen finished ninth. In Abu Dhabi, Button finished fifth, while Magnussen finished outside the points.

Force India were classified sixth overall. In Bahrain, the team scored 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. Force India suffered their first double retirement of the season in Hungary as both drivers crashed out of the race. Pérez finished ninth in Belgium, while Hülkenberg was outside the points. Both drivers however were later promoted to eighth and tenth respectively after Kevin Magnussen was issued a time penalty shortly after the race. Pérez originally finished eighth in Italy, but was promoted to seventh after Magnussen's penalty, while Hülkenberg was outside the points. Hülkenberg finished ninth in Singapore, while Pérez recovered to seventh place after being forced to make an unscheduled pit stop following contact with Adrian Sutil. Hülkenberg and Pérez were eighth and tenth respectively in Japan. Pérez took the final points-scoring position in Russia, while Hülkenberg was outside the points. The team had another double retirement in United States, as Pérez collided with both Räikkönen and Sutil, forcing both himself and Sutil into retirement, while Hülkenberg ground to a halt later in the race with mechanical issues. Hülkenberg finished eighth in Brazil whilst Pérez finished outside the points. Hülkenberg and Pérez fared slightly better in Abu Dhabi, finishing sixth and seventh respectively.

Scuderia Toro Rosso were seventh overall, with Russian rookie Daniil Kvyat becoming the youngest driver to score points in Formula One, having finished ninth in Australia. Jean-Éric Vergne finished eighth in Canada, while Kvyat retired with a mechanical failure. Both drivers retired in Austria: Kvyat after suffering a rear suspension failure, and Vergne with brake issues. Both drivers recorded points in Britain. Vergne finished ninth in Hungary, while Kvyat missed the points. Kvyat finished ninth in Belgium, while Vergne was outside the points. Vergne recorded the team's best result of the season with sixth place in Singapore. Vergne took ninth in Japan, while Kvyat qualified a career-best fifth in Russia, but fell down the order with fuel consumption problems. Vergne originally took ninth in the United States, but was demoted to tenth after he incurred a five-second penalty following contact in an incident with Grosjean. Kvyat finished outside the points after taking a ten-place grid penalty for an engine change. Both Toro Rossos finished outside the points in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, bringing a disappointing end to both drivers' careers with the team.

After missing the first test of pre-season, Lotus finished the season in eighth position, with Romain Grosjean finishing eighth in both Spain and Monaco, while Pastor Maldonado remained scoreless until he picked up two points for ninth place in the United States.

Marussia were classified 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. He was later critically injured in an accident in the closing stages of the Japanese Grand Prix and succumbed to his injuries on 17 July 2015.[151] The team later elected to sit out the United States round altogether before the team closed down ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.[152]

Sauber and Caterham finished tenth and eleventh overall, with both teams having failed to score a point in 2014. Sauber suffered a string of retirements for both drivers while struggling with a car that was too heavy. Sutil took the team's best result by qualifying in ninth in the United States, but his performance was short-lived, as he was hit from behind by Sergio Pérez, and the team ultimately endured their first pointless season in their twenty-two-year history. Caterham spent the early races trading places with Marussia, but fell behind once Bianchi scored points for Marussia in Monaco, despite an eleventh-place finish for Marcus Ericsson in the same race. In Belgium, Caterham opted to replace current driver Kobayashi with three time Le Mans winner and current FIA World Endurance Championship champion André Lotterer; however after out-qualifying Ericsson, he was forced to retire after a single lap when his power unit cut out. Team principal Tony Fernandes sold the team in July, but the transaction was never finalised and the team was put into administration following the Russian Grand Prix.[153] As a result, Caterham was forced to miss the United States and Brazilian Grands Prix.[152] They returned in time for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, entering Kamui Kobayashi alongside debutant Will Stevens. Kobayashi retired from the race, while Stevens was the final classified driver in 17th place.

Results and standings

Grands Prix

Lewis Hamilton 2014 China Race
Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid, the car entered by World Constructors' Champion Mercedes
Round Grand Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor Report
1 Australia Australian Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes Report
2 Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report
3 Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report
4 China Chinese Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report
5 Spain Spanish Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg Finland Kimi Räikkönen Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes Report
7 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg Brazil Felipe Massa Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
8 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Brazil Felipe Massa Mexico Sergio Pérez Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes Report
9 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report
10 Germany German Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes Report
11 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Nico Rosberg Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
12 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Nico Rosberg Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
13 Italy Italian Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report
14 Singapore Singapore Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report
15 Japan Japanese Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report
16 Russia Russian Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report
17 United States United States Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report
18 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes Report
19 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report

World Drivers' Championship standings

In the event of a tie, a count-back system was used as a tie-breaker, with a driver's best result used to decide the standings.[N 2]

Pos. Driver AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
CHN
China
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
AUT
Austria
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
JPN
Japan
RUS
Russia
USA
United States
BRA
Brazil
ABU
United Arab Emirates
Points
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Ret 1 1 1 1 2 Ret 2 1 3 3 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 384
2 Germany Nico Rosberg 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 Ret 1 4 2 2 Ret 2 2 2 1 14 317
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo DSQ Ret 4 4 3 3 1 8 3 6 1 1 5 3 4 7 3 Ret 4 238
4 Finland Valtteri Bottas 5 8 8 7 5 Ret 7 3 2 2 8 3 4 11 6 3 5 10 3 186
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ret 3 6 5 4 Ret 3 Ret 5 4 7 5 6 2 3 8 7 5 8 167
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 4 4 9 3 6 4 6 5 6 5 2 7 Ret 4 Ret 6 6 6 9 161
7 Brazil Felipe Massa Ret 7 7 15 13 7 12 4 Ret Ret 5 13 3 5 7 11 4 3 2 134
8 United Kingdom Jenson Button 3 6 17 11 11 6 4 11 4 8 10 6 8 Ret 5 4 12 4 5 126
9 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 6 5 5 6 10 5 5 9 8 7 Ret 10 12 9 8 12 Ret 8 6 96
10 Mexico Sergio Pérez 10 DNS 3 9 9 Ret 11 6 11 10 Ret 8 7 7 10 10 Ret 15 7 59
11 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 2 9 Ret 13 12 10 9 7 7 9 12 12 10 10 14 5 8 9 11 55
12 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 7 12 10 8 7 12 10 10 Ret 11 6 4 9 8 12 9 13 7 10 55
13 France Jean-Éric Vergne 8 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 8 Ret 10 13 9 11 13 6 9 13 10 13 12 22
14 France Romain Grosjean Ret 11 12 Ret 8 8 Ret 14 12 Ret Ret Ret 16 13 15 17 11 17 13 8
15 Russia Daniil Kvyat 9 10 11 10 14 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 14 9 11 14 11 14 15 11 Ret 8
16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Ret Ret 14 14 15 DNS Ret 12 17 12 13 Ret 14 12 16 18 9 12 Ret 2
17 France Jules Bianchi NC Ret 16 17 18 9 Ret 15 14 15 15 18 18 16 20 2
18 Germany Adrian Sutil 11 Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret 13 13 13 Ret 11 14 15 Ret 21 16 Ret 16 16 0
19 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Ret 14 Ret 20 20 11 Ret 18 Ret 18 Ret 17 19 15 17 19 0
20 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 12 Ret Ret 16 16 Ret 14 19 Ret 14 Ret 15 20 Ret 13 15 14 14 15 0
21 United Kingdom Max Chilton 13 15 13 19 19 14 Ret 17 16 17 16 16 Ret 17 18 Ret 0
22 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Ret 13 15 18 Ret 13 Ret 16 15 16 Ret 17 DNS 19 Ret Ret 0
23 United Kingdom Will Stevens 17 0
Germany André Lotterer Ret 0
United States Alexander Rossi WD WD 0
Pos. Driver AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
CHN
China
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
AUT
Austria
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
JPN
Japan
RUS
Russia
USA
United States
BRA
Brazil
ABU
United Arab Emirates
Points
Source:[154]
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

Notes:

  • dagger – Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed more than 90% of the race distance.
  • double-dagger – Double points were awarded at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

World Constructors' Championship standings

Pos. Constructor AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
CHN
China
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
AUT
Austria
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
JPN
Japan
RUS
Russia
USA
United States
BRA
Brazil
ABU
United Arab Emirates
Points
1 Germany Mercedes 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 701
Ret 2 2 2 2 2 Ret 2 Ret 3 4 Ret 2 Ret 2 2 2 2 14
2 Austria Red Bull-Renault Ret 3 4 4 3 3 1 8 3 4 1 1 5 2 3 7 3 5 4 405
DSQ Ret 6 5 4 Ret 3 Ret 5 6 7 5 6 3 4 8 7 Ret 8
3 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 5 7 7 7 5 7 7 3 2 2 5 3 3 5 6 3 4 3 2 320
Ret 8 8 15 13 Ret 12 4 Ret Ret 8 13 4 11 7 11 5 10 3
4 Italy Ferrari 4 4 9 3 6 4 6 5 6 5 2 4 9 4 12 6 6 6 9 216
7 12 10 8 7 12 10 10 Ret 11 6 7 Ret 8 Ret 9 13 7 10
5 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 2 6 17 11 11 6 4 7 4 8 10 6 8 10 5 4 8 4 5 181
3 9 Ret 13 12 10 9 11 7 9 12 12 10 Ret 14 5 12 9 11
6 India Force India-Mercedes 6 5 3 6 9 5 5 6 8 7 Ret 8 7 7 8 10 Ret 8 6 155
10 DNS 5 9 10 Ret 11 9 11 10 Ret 10 12 9 10 12 Ret 15 7
7 Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 8 10 11 10 14 Ret 8 Ret 9 Ret 9 9 11 6 9 13 10 11 12 30
9 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 13 14 11 13 14 11 14 15 13 Ret
8 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault Ret 11 12 14 8 8 Ret 12 12 12 13 Ret 14 12 15 17 9 12 13 10
Ret Ret 14 Ret 15 DNS Ret 14 17 Ret Ret Ret 16 13 16 18 11 17 Ret
9 Russia Marussia-Ferrari 13 15 13 17 18 9 Ret 15 14 15 15 16 18 16 18 WD 2
NC Ret 16 19 19 14 Ret 17 16 17 16 Ret Ret 18 20 Ret
10 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 11 Ret Ret 16 16 Ret 13 13 13 14 11 14 15 Ret 13 15 14 14 15 0
12 Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret 14 19 Ret Ret Ret 15 20 Ret 21 16 Ret 16 16
11 Malaysia Caterham-Renault Ret 13 15 18 20 11 Ret 16 15 16 Ret 17 17 15 17 19 17 0
Ret 14 Ret 20 Ret 13 Ret 18 Ret 18 Ret Ret 19 DNS 19 Ret Ret
Pos. Constructor AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
CHN
China
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
AUT
Austria
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
JPN
Japan
RUS
Russia
USA
United States
BRA
Brazil
ABU
United Arab Emirates
Points
Source:[154]
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

Notes:

  • dagger – Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed more than 90% of the race distance.
  • double-dagger – Double points were awarded at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
  • The standings are sorted by best result, rows are not related to the drivers. In case of tie on points, the best positions achieved determined the outcome.

Footnotes

  1. ^ The first two Free Practice sessions of the Monaco Grand Prix are traditionally held on the Thursday before the race.
  2. ^ In the event that two or more drivers achieved the same result an equal number of times, their next-best result was used. Should two or more drivers achieve equal results an equal number of times, the standings were settled in favour of the driver who was the first to achieve their best result.

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2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (formally known as the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix) is a Formula One motor race that was held at the Yas Marina Circuit on 23 November 2014. The race was the nineteenth and final round of the 2014 season, the 916th World Championship race, and marked the sixth running of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Double points were awarded for the first time at this race. This change to the points system was not well received in the months leading up to the race, and the implementation of this system turned out to be a one-off. The series would revert to the 25–18–15–12–10–8–6–4–2–1 system in use since 2010 for all races, beginning with the 2015 Australian Grand Prix.

The race determined the World Drivers' Championship between Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, with the latter winning both the race and the title.

2014 Australian Grand Prix

The 2014 Australian Grand Prix (formally known as the 2014 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race that was held on 16 March 2014 in Melbourne. The race was contested over 58 laps of the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit and was the first round of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship. It marked the début of new Formula One regulations which introduced 1.6 litre turbocharged V6 engines to the sport; the first such instance, since the 1988 Australian Grand Prix, that turbocharged engines have been used in Formula One. It was the 79th race in the combined history of the Australian Grand Prix – which dates back to the 100 Miles Road Race of 1928 – and the 19th time the event was held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. The race also marked the thirtieth year that the Australian Grand Prix was run as a round of the Formula One World Championship.

The race was won by German driver Nico Rosberg in a Mercedes F1 W05. It was Rosberg's fourth Grand Prix victory and completed a rare double in the Australian Grand Prix, winning a race his father Keke had won in Adelaide in 1985, the first time the AGP was a World Championship race. This feat had previously been achieved by Stan and Alan Jones and Graham and Damon Hill. Rosberg had earlier achieved the same feat in the Monaco Grand Prix as well. Kevin Magnussen finished second in a McLaren MP4-29 on his Formula One debut, the first podium finish in a World Championship Grand Prix by a Danish driver. Third was Jenson Button in the second McLaren, who recorded his 50th and final Formula One podium with the result (although he did not take part in the podium ceremony as the stewards had yet to disqualify Daniel Ricciardo). Daniil Kvyat, aged 19, was classified in ninth, becoming the youngest points-scorer in Formula One. Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo originally finished in second place for Red Bull Racing, but was later disqualified due to illegal fuel flow throughout the race.The race was also notable for ending Sebastian Vettel's streak of nine race wins in a row.

2014 Austrian Grand Prix

The 2014 Austrian Grand Prix (formally the Formula 1 Grosser Preis Von Österreich 2014) was a Formula One motor race held on 22 June 2014 at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. It was the eighth round of the 2014 season and marked the 28th running of the Austrian Grand Prix and the 27th time it had been held as a round of the Formula One World Championship. It was the first Austrian Grand Prix held since 2003. The 71-lap race was won by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg after starting from third position. His teammate Lewis Hamilton finished second with Valtteri Bottas third for the Williams team.

Felipe Massa started the race from pole position, his first since the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix. Massa had one previous participation in an Austrian Grand Prix, back in 2002, while from the last Austrian Grand Prix to be held before 2014, which was in 2003, only three drivers (Fernando Alonso, Kimi Räikkönen, and Jenson Button) returned to drive in the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix.

2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

The 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix (formally the 2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 6 April at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. It was the third round of the 2014 Formula One season, the 900th Formula One World Championship event, and the eleventh running of the race. The 57-lap race was won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton who started from second position. His teammate Nico Rosberg finished second and Force India driver Sergio Pérez came in third. It was Hamilton's second victory of the season, his first in Bahrain, and the 24th of his Formula One career.

Hamilton accelerated faster than Rosberg off the line and overtook him at the first corner. Both Mercedes drivers pulled away from the rest of the field and Rosberg conserved fuel which allowed him to attack Hamilton before the first round of pit stops on lap 19 with his teammate successfully defending the lead. He extended his advantage over Rosberg over the next 22 laps before an incident between Pastor Maldonado and Esteban Gutiérrez caused the safety car to be deployed and his lead was reduced to nothing. Following instructions to bring the cars safely to the finish, Rosberg immediately battled Hamilton for first place, but was unable to get ahead of him and Hamilton maintained a steady advantage when his teammate's soft compound tyres were worn out to win the race.

The result reduced Rosberg's lead over Hamilton in the Drivers' Championship to 11 points. Nico Hülkenberg moved from sixth to third after finishing in fifth place, while Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button fell one place each to round out the top five. Mercedes increased their advantage in the Constructors' Championship to be 68 points ahead of second-placed Force India who moved from fifth to second because of their strong result. McLaren were third with Red Bull and Ferrari in positions fourth and fifth with 16 races left in the season.

2014 Belgian Grand Prix

The 2014 Belgian Grand Prix (officially the 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Stavelot, Wallonia on 24 August. It was the twelfth round of the 2014 Formula One World Championship and the 58th running of the event as part of the series. The 44-lap race was won by Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo from a fifth position start. Nico Rosberg finished second for Mercedes and Valtteri Bottas of Williams took third.

Although Rosberg won the pole position by posting the fastest lap in qualifying, he was immediately passed by his teammate Lewis Hamilton and the second Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel at the start. He returned to second after Vettel made a driving error at Les Combes corner and took the lead following contact with the right-hand end plate of his front wing and Hamilton's left-rear tyre on lap two. Rosberg made a pit stop to replace the front wing at the conclusion of lap eight, relinquishing the lead to Ricciardo. Over the course of the remainder of the race, Ricciardo maintained the lead and he responded to Rosberg's faster pace in the final ten laps to claim his second victory in a row and the third of his career.

Rosberg was booed by the crowd and he received an undisclosed punishment from Mercedes for his contact with Hamilton; both competitors were permitted to race each other without the imposition of team orders. The result kept Ricciardo third in the Drivers' Championship and Rosberg increased his lead over Hamilton to 29 points after Hamilton retired with bodywork damage. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso maintained fourth from Bottas in fifth. Mercedes maintained its lead in the Constructors' Championship over Red Bull with seven races left in the season.

2014 British Grand Prix

The 2014 British Grand Prix (formally the 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 6 July 2014 at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, United Kingdom before a crowd of 122,000 people. It was the ninth round of the 2014 Formula One season, and the 65th edition of the British Grand Prix to be held as part of the Formula One World Championship. The 52-lap race was won by Lewis Hamilton for the Mercedes team, from a sixth position start. Valtteri Bottas finished second in a Williams car, with Daniel Ricciardo third for the Red Bull Racing team. It was Hamilton's fifth victory of the season, his second at Silverstone, and the 27th of his career.

Hamilton's teammate Nico Rosberg recorded the fastest lap in qualifying to start from pole position. The race was suspended for one hour and five minutes because of a heavy accident for Kimi Räikkönen that left a section of guardrail barriers needing repair. At the restart, Rosberg led for 18 laps as Hamilton moved to second. Hamilton led for six laps after Rosberg made his only pit stop for tyres and took it from him on the 29th lap when Rosberg retired from gearbox trouble. Thus Hamilton was unchallenged for the remainder of the event and won by more than half a minute from Bottas in second and Ricciardo held off McLaren's Jenson Button in the final laps to take third.

The result of the race left Rosberg as still the Drivers' Championship leader with 165 points but his advantage over Hamilton was reduced to just four due to his non-finish. Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari maintained third and fourth respectively, and Bottas advanced past Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel to fifth. In the Constructors' Championship, Mercedes held a 158 point lead over Red Bull and Ferrari was third. Williams moved ahead of Force India for fourth with ten races left in the season.

2014 Canadian Grand Prix

The 2014 Canadian Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2014) was a Formula One motor race held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec on 8 June. It was the seventh race of the 2014 Formula One World Championship and the 45th time the event formed part of the series. The 70-lap race was won by Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo from a sixth position start. Nico Rosberg finished in the second position for Mercedes and Ricciardo's teammate Sebastian Vettel took third.

Rosberg took the pole position by setting the fastest lap in qualifying and he held off his teammate Lewis Hamilton to lead the field into the first corner. The race was neutralised with the safety car on the same lap due to a crash between Marussia teammates Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi. Rosberg retained the lead for the lap eight restart and he maintained it until his first pit stop on the 17th lap. Rosberg retook it from his teammate Hamilton on lap 19 but kinetic motor–generator unit failures with both Mercedes on lap 35 reduced their pace. He retained it by responding to the pace of Force India's Sergio Pérez as a preventive measure to stop Pérez using his drag reduction system. Ricciardo overtook Pérez for second on lap 66, and he got ahead of Rosberg two laps later, maintaining the lead for the rest of the race to clinch the first victory of his career.

The result of the race meant Rosberg increased his lead at the top of the Drivers' Championship to 22 points over his teammate Hamilton who retired due to overheating rear brakes. Ricciardo's victory advanced him to third, demoting Fernando Alonso of Ferrari to fourth. Vettel's third-place result put him into fifth. In the Constructors' Championship, Mercedes maintained its lead over Red Bull in second. Ferrari, McLaren and Force India all maintained third to fifth positions with twelve races left in the season.

2014 Chinese Grand Prix

The 2014 Chinese Grand Prix (formally the 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race that was held on 20 April 2014 at the Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China. The race was the fourth round of the 2014 Formula One season, and marked the eleventh time that the Chinese Grand Prix was held as a round for the Formula One World Championship.

Lewis Hamilton won the race comfortably after starting from pole position, leading from start to finish driving for the Mercedes team. Nico Rosberg finished second in the other Mercedes with Fernando Alonso third in a Ferrari. Although contested over 56 laps, the race result was declared after 54 laps, as the chequered flag was shown one lap early through a marshalling error. The leading positions were not affected by this error.As a consequence of the race, Rosberg's lead in the Drivers' Championship was reduced to four points, with Alonso a further thirty-four behind. In the World Constructors Championship, Red Bull Racing passed Force India for second position, ninety-six points behind Mercedes.

2014 GP2 Series

The 2014 GP2 Series season was the tenth GP2 Series season, a support series to the 2014 Formula One World Championship. Russian Time were the defending team champions.In his fourth season in the series, DAMS driver Jolyon Palmer won the championship title after a consistent season, with points-scoring finishes in 20 of the campaign's 22 races. He won four races – joint-most for the season, along with Stoffel Vandoorne and Felipe Nasr – and achieved twelve podium finishes, en route to the title, which he won in Russia. The battle for the runner-up position in the championship standings was not decided until the final race of the season, between Vandoorne and Nasr. It was ultimately settled in favour of Vandoorne, by five points, after a fifth-place finish compared to Nasr's second-place finish. Vandoorne, a rookie in the series after moving from Formula Renault 3.5, had started the season with a victory in his first start in Bahrain, and also won at the Hungaroring, Monza, and Abu Dhabi. After two winless years in the series, Nasr took his first GP2 victory in his 50th start, in Montmeló. He also achieved wins at the Red Bull Ring, Silverstone, and Spa-Francorchamps, before his graduation to Formula One for the 2015 season.A trio of double race-winners filled positions four, five and six in the final drivers' championship standings. Mitch Evans – driving for defending teams' champions RT Russian Time – was another first-time winner in the series, taking back-to-back feature race victories at Silverstone and Hockenheim, the latter from 15th on the grid. Fifth place went to Johnny Cecotto Jr. for the Trident team, recording his best season in the series, which included victories in Montmeló and Spielberg. Racing Engineering driver Stefano Coletti completed the championship top six, with sprint race victories at Hockenheim and Abu Dhabi. Four other drivers won on one occasion, and for each, was their first GP2 victory. Stéphane Richelmi won the sprint race, for DAMS, on home soil in Monaco, matching Coletti's feat from the previous season. Rookies Arthur Pic (Campos Racing) and Raffaele Marciello (Racing Engineering) won the feature races at the Hungaroring and Spa-Francorchamps respectively, while Marco Sørensen achieved the first victory for MP Motorsport, with sprint race success in Sochi.

DAMS were the winners of the teams' championship for the second time in three seasons – after a similar title sweep with Davide Valsecchi winning the drivers' championship in 2012 – finishing 57 points clear of closest competitors, Carlin. ART Grand Prix finished a further 37 points in arrears, completing the championship top trio.

2014 German Grand Prix

The 2014 German Grand Prix (formally known as the 2014 Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland) was a Formula One motor race that took place on 20 July 2014. After being held at the Nürburgring GP-Strecke in 2013, the race returned to the Hockenheimring near Hockenheim in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, which last held the race in 2012. It was the tenth round of the 2014 Formula One season, and marked the 75th running of the German Grand Prix, and the 61st time the race has been run as a round of the Formula One World Championship. The race was won by Nico Rosberg who started from pole. The event was noted for a poor fan turnout.

2014 Hungarian Grand Prix

The 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix (formally the Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydíj 2014) was a Formula One motor race held on 27 July 2014 at the Hungaroring in Mogyoród, Hungary. It was the eleventh round of the 2014 Formula One season and the 30th Hungarian Grand Prix, and the 29th time it had been held as a round of the World Championship. The 70-lap race was won by Daniel Ricciardo for the Red Bull Racing team after starting from fourth position. Fernando Alonso finished second in a Ferrari, with Lewis Hamilton third in a Mercedes.

The race was only the third Hungarian Grand Prix to be rain-affected, after the 2006 and 2011 races. Thunderstorms and heavy rain soaked the track at around lunchtime, forcing the drivers to start on intermediates before the track dried out later on in the race.

2014 Japanese Grand Prix

The 2014 Japanese Grand Prix (formally the 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 5 October 2014 at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Mie. It was the fifteenth race of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship, and the 30th Japanese Grand Prix held as part of the Formula One World Championship. The 44-lap race was won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who started from second position. His teammate, Nico Rosberg, finished second and Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel came in third. It was Hamilton's eighth victory of the season, his first at Suzuka and the 30th of his Formula One career.

Heavy rain from Typhoon Phanfone made the track surface wet and reduced visibility. Starting from behind the safety car, the race was stopped after two laps and resumed 20 minutes later. Rosberg immediately fended off a passing manoeuvre by Hamilton heading into the first corner. His car then experienced oversteer, and Hamilton reduced the time deficit between them. Hamilton challenged Rosberg for the lead over the next four laps, before overtaking him on the 29th lap and pulling away.

The race was scheduled to run for 53 laps, but was brought to an end on the 46th lap (with the result taken at the end of lap 44) after an accident involving Jules Bianchi. Bianchi lost control of his Marussia at Dunlop Curve on the 43rd lap and collided with a tractor crane that was tending to Adrian Sutil's Sauber, which had spun off on the previous lap. Bianchi sustained severe head injuries in the accident, from which he died in his native France on 17 July 2015, thus becoming the first driver to die as a result of injuries sustained in a Formula One race since Ayrton Senna in 1994. The accident prompted Formula One's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), to investigate the incident with a ten-person panel in which it was determined there was no single cause that prompted the crash.

The victory allowed Hamilton to increase his lead in the World Drivers' Championship to ten points over Rosberg, with Daniel Ricciardo a distant third. Mercedes extended their advantage over Red Bull in the Constructors' Championship, and Williams remained ahead of Ferrari in the battle for third place with four races left in the season.

2014 Malaysian Grand Prix

The 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix, formally known as the 2014 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, was a Formula One motor race that was held on 30 March 2014 at the Sepang International Circuit in Selangor, Malaysia.

2014 Monaco Grand Prix

The 2014 Monaco Grand Prix (formally the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2014) was a Formula One motor race held on 25 May at the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo. It was the sixth race of the 2014 Formula One season and the 61st running of the event as part of the Formula One World Championship. The 78-lap race was won by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg after starting from pole position. His teammate Lewis Hamilton finished second and Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo was third. It was Rosberg's second victory of the season, his second consecutive win at Monaco, and the fifth of his career.

Rosberg won the pole position by posting the fastest lap in qualifying under controversial circumstances and maintained his advantage going into the first corner. The race was neutralised on the first lap with the deployment of the safety car following an accident between Sergio Pérez and Jenson Button, and when the race restarted Rosberg remained the leader. Adrian Sutil further caused disruption when he crashed his Sauber on lap 24 and Rosberg kept the lead after the field made pit stops. He maintained a varying advantage over Hamilton as the two drivers pulled away from the rest of the field. Rosberg was instructed to conserve fuel while Hamilton was told he was not required to do so. Hamilton later got dirt in his eye in the race's closing stages, allowing Rosberg to pull away. Rosberg held the lead for the remainder of the race to secure the victory.

The result had Rosberg regain the lead of the Drivers' Championship with a four-point advantage over Hamilton. Fernando Alonso remained in third while Ricciardo's third-place finish moved him ahead of teammate Sebastian Vettel. Mercedes further increased their advantage in the Constructors' Championship to 141 points ahead of Red Bull while Ferrari maintained third position. Force India kept fourth and McLaren overtook Williams for fifth with thirteen races left in the season.

2014 Russian Grand Prix

The 2014 Russian Grand Prix (formally known as the 2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix; Russian: Гран-при России 2014 года, romanized: Gran-pri Rossii 2014 goda) was a Formula One motor race held on 12 October 2014. The fifty-three lap race was held at the Sochi Autodrom, a brand new circuit built on the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi in Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

The race was the sixteenth round of the 2014 season, following on from the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka one week previously, and preceding the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. The race marked the first time that the Russian Grand Prix had been held in a century, and was also the first time the Russian Grand Prix was run as a round of the Formula One World Championship since the championship was formed in 1950.

Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes won the race after starting from pole position and leading every lap. His teammate Nico Rosberg finished second, after working his way up from the back of field after having to make an unscheduled pit stop on the first lap. Williams's Valtteri Bottas completed the podium, having set the fastest lap—and a new lap record—on the final lap of the race. Following Jules Bianchi's serious accident in the Japanese Grand Prix, Marussia entered a single car for Max Chilton, leaving the grid with twenty-one cars. The race ultimately proved to be Marussia's last of the season, as the team went into administration ahead of the next race in the United States.The result secured the World Constructors' Championship for Mercedes with three races remaining in the season, while Hamilton extended his World Drivers' Championship lead over Rosberg to seventeen points. Bottas's podium allowed him to overtake Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel in the drivers' standings.

2014 Singapore Grand Prix

The 2014 Singapore Grand Prix (formally the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 21 September at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Marina Bay, Singapore. It was the 14th round of the 2014 Formula One season and the seventh running of the event as part of the Formula One World Championship. The 60-lap race was won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton after starting from pole position. Sebastian Vettel finished second for Red Bull and his teammate Daniel Ricciardo was third. It was Hamilton's seventh victory of the season, his second in Singapore, and the 29th of his career.

Hamilton won the pole position by posting the fastest lap in qualifying and maintained his startline advantage heading into the first corner. His championship rival Nico Rosberg had a wiring loom steering problem and started from the pit lane. Hamilton remained in the lead after the first round of pit stops before ceding it to Ricciardo for one lap when the second pit stop phase occurred. In the closing stages of the Grand Prix, Hamilton made his third (and final) pit stop for the tyre change and rejoined narrowly ahead of Ricciardo. Vettel led for one lap until Hamilton passed him on lap 54 and maintained the lead to win. There were four lead changes among three different drivers during the course of the race.

The result regained Hamilton the lead of the Drivers' Champions with 241 points, three ahead of teammate Rosberg who retired after 14 laps after his problem could not to be rectified. Ricciardo maintained third place, with Fernando Alonso and Vettel moving ahead of the non-scoring Valtteri Bottas to move into fourth and fifth positions. Mercedes further extended their lead in the Constructors' Championship to 182 points over Red Bull in second. Williams and Ferrari maintained third and fourth and Force India moved past McLaren for fifth with five races left in the season.

2014 Spanish Grand Prix

The 2014 Spanish Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Gran Premio de España Pirelli 2014) was a Formula One motor race held on 11 May 2014 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló, Catalonia, Spain. The race was the fifth round of the 2014 Formula One World Championship season, and marked the 44th edition of the Spanish Grand Prix as part of the Formula One World Championship, and the 24th running of the event at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The 66-lap race was won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton after starting from pole position. His teammate Nico Rosberg finished in second and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo took third.

Hamilton won the 35th pole position of his career by recording the fastest lap in qualifying and he maintained his startline advantage on the approach to the first corner. He maintained the lead until his first pit stop at the end of lap 18, promoting Rosberg into the position for the next three laps. Hamilton's Mercedes had an oversteer that was rectified by closing his differential in turns three and four but he accumulated discarded tyre rubber that created understeer. Rosberg retook the lead for two laps when Hamilton made a second pit stop at the 43rd lap's conclusion. He lowered the gap to Hamilton to less than a second by lap 59. Hamilton responded by increasing his pace by switching to a higher-powered engine setting to keep Rosberg behind and took his first victory at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, his fourth successive win of 2014 and the 26th of his career.

The result of the Grand Prix left Hamilton with 100 points and the Drivers' Championship lead for the first time in his career since the 2012 championship. His teammate Rosberg fell to second and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso remained in third. Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull moved to fourth and Ricciardo advanced from sixth to fifth. Mercedes further increased their advantage over Red Bull at the top of the Constructors Championship to 114 points while Ferrari moved ahead of Force India and Williams progressed to fifth with fourteen races left in the season.

Daniil Kvyat

Daniil Vyacheslavovich Kvyat (Russian: Дании́л Вячесла́вович Квят, IPA: [dənʲɪˈil vʲɪtɕɪˈslavəvʲɪtɕ kvʲat], born 26 April 1994), is a Russian auto racing driver currently driving in Formula One for Scuderia Toro Rosso.

He was runner-up at the 2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, and a champion in 2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Series and 2013 GP3 Series. He made his debut in Formula One as a Toro Rosso driver in 2014 finishing 15th in the World Championship. He then moved on to Red Bull Racing to partner Daniel Ricciardo for the 2015 season. He scored his first Formula One podium finish at the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix, finishing second behind Sebastian Vettel. In his first season with Red Bull Racing, Kvyat finished 7th in the Drivers' Championship, ahead of his teammate. He started the 2016 season with Red Bull Racing, scoring his second podium, finishing third at the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix. However, following the controversial collision during the opening lap of his home race in Sochi, Kvyat was demoted back to Toro Rosso ahead of the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, where he finished the season and was retained by the team for the next one. Although consistently demonstrating solid qualifying performances in 2017, his season was plagued by various problems, including several retirements in races where he could have scored solid points. After the 2017 United States Grand Prix, Kvyat and Red Bull parted ways, effectively terminating his contract. Kvyat spent 2018 as a development driver for Scuderia Ferrari, before being re-signed by Toro Rosso for the 2019 season.

Kevin Magnussen

Kevin Jan Magnussen (born 5 October 1992) is a Danish racing driver, currently driving for the Haas F1 Team. The son of four-time Le Mans GT class winner, GM factory driver and former Formula One driver Jan Magnussen, Kevin Magnussen came up through McLaren Formula One team's Young Driver Programme and drove for McLaren in the 2014 Formula One World Championship and has driven for Haas since 2017.

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