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25px-Brazilflag  2014 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race details[1]
Race 18 of 19 in the 2014 Formula One season
Autódromo José Carlos Pace (AKA Interlagos) track map.svg
Date 9 November 2014
Official name Formula 1 Grande Prêmio
Petrobras do Brasil
Location Autódromo José Carlos Pace,
São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent racing facility
4.309 km (2.677 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 71 laps, 305.909 km (190.067 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Mostly cloudy with maximum temperatures reaching 25 degrees during the day.
Attendance 70,681
Pole position
Driver Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
Time 1:10.023
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Time 1:13.555 on lap 62
Podium
First Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
Second 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Third 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes

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

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

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

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

Circuit changesEdit

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

TyresEdit

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

Team changesEdit

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

PenaltiesEdit

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

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

Virtual Safety Car (VSC)Edit

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

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

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

Notes:

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

RaceEdit

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

Standings after the raceEdit

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
Drivers' Championship standings
Pos. Driver Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 334
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg 317
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo 214
1uparrow green.svg 1 4 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel 159
1uparrow green.svg 1 5 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 157
Source:[14]
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos. Constructor Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Flag of Germany Mercedes 651
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 22px-Flag of Austria Red Bull-Renault 373
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 254
1rightarrow blue.svg 4 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 210
1rightarrow blue.svg 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 161
Source:[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2014 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula One Management. http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/brazil_912/circuit_diagram.html. 
  2. "Marussia join Caterham in missing next two grand prix in America and Brazil". 25 October 2014. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/formulaone/11187549/Marussia-join-Caterham-in-missing-next-two-grands-prix-in-America-and-Brazil.html. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  3. "Nico Rosberg ends Lewis Hamilton's winning streak as spin costs Brit victory... he now needs second in ‘Abu Double’ for F1 title". Daily Mail. 9 November 2014. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formulaone/article-2827606/Nico-Rosberg-ends-team-mate-Lewis-Hamilton-s-winning-streak-Mercedes-quinella-red-hot-Brazilian-Grand-Prix.html. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  4. "Brazilian Grand Prix: F1 – as it happened". Guardian. 9 November 2014. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2014/nov/09/brazilian-grand-prix-f1-live. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  5. "Massa endorses Interlagos safety changes". 6 November 2014. http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2014/11/06/massa-endorses-interlagos-safety-changes/. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  6. "Brazil moves tractor after Bianchi crash". Grandprix.com. 6 November 2014. http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns29324.html. 
  7. "Pirelli tyre choice for Brazil unacceptable: Massa". 14 October 2014. http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/10/14/motor-racing-prix-tyres-idINKCN0I30JI20141014. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  8. "Tyre nominations for Brazilian Grand Prix altered". 17 October 2014. http://www.pirelli.com/tyre/ww/en/news/2014/10/17/tyre-nominations-for-brazilian-grand-prix-altered/. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  9. "Marussia and Caterham to miss US Grand Prix – Bernie Ecclestone". 26 October 2014. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/29770496. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 "2014 Brazilian Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula One World Championship Limited. 8 November 2014. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2014/935/7430/. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  11. Formula1.com Brazil GP Race – selected team and driver quotes
  12. "Virtual safety car gets the go-ahead". Planet F1. 3 December 2014. http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18227/9590677/Virtual-safety-car-gets-the-go-ahead. 
  13. "2014 Brazilian Grand Prix – Race results". Formula One World Championship Limited. 9 November 2014. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2014/935/7431/. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  14. 14.0 14.1 Collantine, Keith (2014-11-09). "2014 Brazilian Grand Prix championship points". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2014/11/09/2014-brazilian-grand-prix-championship-points/. Retrieved 2014-11-09. 

External linksEdit



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