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.
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
|Drivers' Champion: Lewis Hamilton|
Constructors' Champion: Mercedes
Pole Trophy: Nico Rosberg
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|
|Caterham F1 Team||Caterham-Renault||CT05||Renault Energy
| Marcus Ericsson
1–11, 13–16, 19
| Alexander Rossi|
|Scuderia Ferrari||Ferrari||F14 T||Ferrari 059/3||7
| Kimi Räikkönen
|Sahara Force India F1 Team||Force India-Mercedes||VJM07||Mercedes PU106A Hybrid||11
| Sergio Pérez
|Lotus F1 Team||Lotus-Renault||E22||Renault Energy
| Romain Grosjean
| Charles Pic|
|Marussia F1 Team||Marussia-Ferrari||MR03||Ferrari 059/3||4
| Max Chilton
|McLaren Mercedes||McLaren-Mercedes||MP4-29||Mercedes PU106A Hybrid||20
| Kevin Magnussen
|Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team||Mercedes||F1 W05
|Mercedes PU106A Hybrid||6
| Nico Rosberg
|Infiniti Red Bull Racing||Red Bull-Renault||RB10||Renault Energy
| Sebastian Vettel
|Sauber F1 Team||Sauber-Ferrari||C33||Ferrari 059/3||21
| Esteban Gutiérrez
| Giedo van der Garde|
|Scuderia Toro Rosso||Toro Rosso-Renault||STR9||Renault Energy
| Jean-Éric Vergne
|Williams Martini Racing||Williams-Mercedes||FW36||Mercedes PU106A Hybrid||19
| Felipe Massa
| Felipe Nasr|
The following nineteen Grands Prix took place in 2014.
|1||Australian Grand Prix||Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne||16 March|
|2||Malaysian Grand Prix||Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur||30 March|
|3||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir||6 April|
|4||Chinese Grand Prix||Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai||20 April|
|5||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona||11 May|
|6||Monaco Grand Prix||Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo||25 May|
|7||Canadian Grand Prix||Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal||8 June|
|8||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring, Spielberg||22 June|
|9||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone||6 July|
|10||German Grand Prix||Hockenheimring, Hockenheim||20 July|
|11||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring, Budapest||27 July|
|12||Belgian Grand Prix||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot||24 August|
|13||Italian Grand Prix||Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza||7 September|
|14||Singapore Grand Prix||Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore||21 September|
|15||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka||5 October|
|16||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi Autodrom, Sochi||12 October|
|17||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas||2 November|
|18||Brazilian Grand Prix||Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo||9 November|
|19||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi||23 November|
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. 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.
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. Red Bull appealed the disqualification, but the result was upheld by the International Court of Appeal. Vettel went on to finish third in Malaysia, while Ricciardo retired, and both drivers scored points in Bahrain and China. Ricciardo recorded his first podium finish with a third place in Spain, while Vettel recovered to fourth place after technical problems and a penalty for a gearbox change saw him start the race from 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.
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|
|Grand Prix||Championship leader||Lead|
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. The team later elected to sit out the United States round altogether before the team closed down ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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. As a result, Caterham was forced to miss the United States and Brazilian Grands Prix. 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.
|Round||Grand Prix||Pole position||Fastest lap||Winning driver||Winning constructor||Report|
|1||Australian Grand Prix||Lewis Hamilton||Nico Rosberg||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||Report|
|2||Malaysian Grand Prix||Lewis Hamilton||Lewis Hamilton||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Report|
|3||Bahrain Grand Prix||Nico Rosberg||Nico Rosberg||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Report|
|4||Chinese Grand Prix||Lewis Hamilton||Nico Rosberg||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Report|
|5||Spanish Grand Prix||Lewis Hamilton||Sebastian Vettel||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Report|
|6||Monaco Grand Prix||Nico Rosberg||Kimi Räikkönen||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||Report|
|7||Canadian Grand Prix||Nico Rosberg||Felipe Massa||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-Renault||Report|
|8||Austrian Grand Prix||Felipe Massa||Sergio Pérez||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||Report|
|9||British Grand Prix||Nico Rosberg||Lewis Hamilton||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Report|
|10||German Grand Prix||Nico Rosberg||Lewis Hamilton||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||Report|
|11||Hungarian Grand Prix||Nico Rosberg||Nico Rosberg||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-Renault||Report|
|12||Belgian Grand Prix||Nico Rosberg||Nico Rosberg||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-Renault||Report|
|13||Italian Grand Prix||Lewis Hamilton||Lewis Hamilton||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Report|
|14||Singapore Grand Prix||Lewis Hamilton||Lewis Hamilton||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Report|
|15||Japanese Grand Prix||Nico Rosberg||Lewis Hamilton||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Report|
|16||Russian Grand Prix||Lewis Hamilton||Valtteri Bottas||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Report|
|17||United States Grand Prix||Nico Rosberg||Sebastian Vettel||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Report|
|18||Brazilian Grand Prix||Nico Rosberg||Lewis Hamilton||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||Report|
|19||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Nico Rosberg||Daniel Ricciardo||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Report|
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]
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Caterham has signed Grand Prix returnee Kamui Kobayashi and GP2 graduate Marcus Ericsson for the 2014 Formula 1 season.
We will use the Renault engine and have worked for long time to determine what the ideal agreement looks like for us.
Great to see @Jules_Bianchi in the house today, eyeing up the new #MR03. We said "smile" & @Rory_f1 kindly obliged!
Max Chilton will line up alongside Jules Bianchi again in 2014, after Marussia confirmed it will retain the Briton for a second year, making the announcement at AUTOSPORT International
McLaren believes its world championship challenge with Mercedes next year will not be compromised by its planned switch to Honda engines for 2015.
Esteban Gutierrez will remain with Sauber for a second season in 2014, the team has announced.
On the Scuderia Toro Rosso front, the first STR9 chassis is currently being assembled in the Faenza factory.
Paul di Resta will return to the DTM with Mercedes in 2014 after losing his Formula 1 drive with Force India to Sergio Perez.
Dutchman raced for Caterham during 2013 season
How much lower will the noses be? In 2012, F1 cars had a maximum front nose height of 550mm above the floor of the car. In 2014, that is being reduced to 185mm – a reduction in height of 365mm.
3.4.1. Bodywork width ahead of the front wheel centre line must not exceed 1650mm.
Drivers may only use five complete power units during a season and will have to start from the pits if they use an extra one. Engine suppliers may provide units to up to four teams.
We are used to seeing teams replace one of their race drivers with a test driver for opening practice on a Friday. However, from 2014 teams are able to run up to four drivers – though still only two cars – in either Friday session.
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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