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22px-Flag of Bahrain.svg  2014 Bahrain Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 19 in the 2014 Formula One season
Circuit Bahrain 2004.svg
Layout of the Bahrain International Circuit
Date 6 April 2014
Official name 2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix[1]
Location Bahrain International Circuit
Sakhir, Bahrain
Course Permanent racing facility
5.412 km (3.363 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 57 laps, 308.238 km (191.530 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
Time 1:33.185
Fastest lap
Driver Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
Time 1:37.020 on lap 49
Podium
First 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Second Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
Third 25px-Mexicoflag Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes

The 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix, formally known as the 2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix,[1] was a Formula One motor race held on 6 April 2014 at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. The race, which was contested over 57 laps, was the third round of the 2014 season, and marked the tenth time that the Bahrain Grand Prix had been held as a round for the Formula One World Championship and the 900th World Championship event. The race was held as a night event, starting at 6:00pm local time under lights, similar to the Singapore Grand Prix.[2] The decision to hold the race under lights was taken as a means of marking the tenth anniversary of the event.[3]

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the race after starting 2nd and overtaking teammate Nico Rosberg at the start. Rosberg finished second, with Force India's Sergio Pérez finishing third, scoring Force India's second ever podium, and first podium since Giancarlo Fisichella at the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix. The race was notable for the race-long battle between Hamilton and Rosberg and a collision on lap 41 between the Lotus of Pastor Maldonado and the Sauber of Esteban Gutiérrez. Gutierrez was flipped over in a side impact caused by Maldonado. The Venezuelan will serve a 5 place grid penalty at the Chinese Grand Prix for causing the crash.

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BackgroundEdit

Tyre supplier Pirelli brought its white-banded medium compound tyre as the harder "prime" tyre and the yellow-banded soft compound tyre as the softer "option" tyre, as opposed to the previous year where hard and medium selections were provided.[4]

Following the 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix, Daniel Ricciardo was given a 10-place grid penalty, after his team released him from his pit box in an unsafe manner during the race.[5]

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 6 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:35.439 1:33.708 1:33.185 1
2 44 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:35.323 1:33.872 1:33.464 2
3 3 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1:36.220 1:34.592 1:34.051 131
4 77 22px-Flag of Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:34.934 1:34.842 1:34.247 3
5 11 25px-Mexicoflag Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:34.998 1:34.747 1:34.346 4
6 7 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:35.234 1:34.925 1:34.368 5
7 22 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.699 1:34.714 1:34.387 6
8 19 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:35.085 1:34.842 1:34.511 7
9 20 22px-Flag of Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.288 1:34.904 1:34.712 8
10 14 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:35.251 1:34.723 1:34.992 9
11 1 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:35.549 1:34.985 10
12 27 Flag of Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:34.874 1:35.116 11
13 26 25px-Flag of Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1:35.395 1:35.145 12
14 25 22px-Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1:35.815 1:35.286 14
15 21 25px-Mexicoflag Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.567 1:35.891 15
16 8 22px-Flag of France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:36.654 1:35.908 16
17 13 22px-Flag of Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1:36.663 17
18 99 Flag of Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.840 222
19 10 Flag-of-japansmall Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1:37.085 18
20 17 22px-Flag of France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1:37.310 19
21 9 22px-Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1:37.875 20
22 4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1:37.913 21
107% time: 1:41.515
Source:
Notes

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 57 1:39:42.743 2 25
2 6 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 57 +1.085 1 18
3 11 25px-Mexicoflag Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 57 +24.067 4 15
4 3 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 57 +24.489 13 12
5 27 Flag of Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 57 +28.654 11 10
6 1 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 57 +29.879 10 8
7 19 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 57 +31.265 7 6
8 77 22px-Flag of Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 57 +31.876 3 4
9 14 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 57 +32.595 9 2
10 7 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 57 +33.462 5 1
11 26 25px-Flag of Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 57 +41.342 12
12 8 22px-Flag of France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 57 +43.143 16
13 4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 57 +59.909 21
14 13 22px-Flag of Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 57 +1:02.803 17
15 10 Flag-of-japansmall Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 57 +1:27.900 18
16 17 22px-Flag of France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 56 +1 Lap 19
17 22 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 55 Clutch 6
Ret 20 22px-Flag of Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 40 Clutch 8
Ret 21 25px-Mexicoflag Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 39 Collision 15
Ret 9 22px-Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 33 Oil leak 20
Ret 25 22px-Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 18 Collision damage 14
Ret 99 Flag of Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 17 Collision 22
Source:[7]

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos. Driver Points
1 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg 61
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 50
3 Flag of Germany Nico Hülkenberg 28
4 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 26
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button 23
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos. Constructor Points
1 Flag of Germany Mercedes 111
2 22px-Flag of India Force India-Mercedes 44
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 43
4 22px-Flag of Austria Red Bull-Renault 35
5 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 33
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

Anti-government protestsEdit

In January 2014 an alliance of Bahraini human rights organisations including the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights and the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights wrote to FIA President Jean Todt, requesting that the Bahrain Grand Prix be suspended until the FIA's Ethics Committee could investigate the impact the race has had on human rights in Bahrain. According to the BCHR no response was received from the FIA.[8] Reports from the race meeting indicated that thousands of people attended a rally protesting against the Grand Prix and the government, held on the Friday before the race itself outside the Bahraini capital Manama. Clashes between protesters and police took place following the demonstration.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/bahrain_916/circuit_diagram.html. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  2. Esler, William (4 October 2013). "The 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix will be staged under floodlights". Sky Sports F1 (BSkyB). http://www1.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/8955775/. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  3. "Bahrain switches to night race for 2014". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 January 2014. http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2014/1/15396.html. 
  4. "Pirelli reveal tyre choices for first four races". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 3 March 2014. http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2014/3/15524.html. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Daniel Ricciardo gets Bahrain grid penalty". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). 30 March 2014. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/113189. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  6. Noble, Jonathan; Elizalde, Pablo (5 April 2014). "Adrian Sutil punished by FIA for Romain Grosjean clash". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/113304. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  7. "2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 6 April 2014. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2014/916/7329/. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  8. Press Release: Joint Letter to FIA Calling for Suspension of 2014 Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix (Press release). Bahrain Centre for Human Rights. 2 March 2014. http://www.bahrainrights.org/en/node/6786. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  9. "Thousands Rally in Bahrain Ahead of Auto Race". 4 April 2014. http://racing.ap.org/article/thousands-rally-bahrain-ahead-auto-race. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 

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