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22px-Flag of the United Kingdom  2014 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 19 in the 2014 Formula One season
Silverstone Circuit 2010 version
Layout of the Silverstone Circuit
Date 6 July 2014
Official name 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix[1]
Location Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, United Kingdom
Course Permanent racing facility
5.901 km (3.667 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 52 laps, 306.747 km (190.604 mi)</td></tr>
Pole position
Driver Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
Time 1:35.766
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Time 1:37.176 on lap 26
Podium
First 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Second 22px-Flag of Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes
Third 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault

The 2014 British Grand Prix (formally the 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix)[1] was a Formula One motor race held on 6 July 2014 at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, United Kingdom. It was the ninth round of the 2014 Formula One season, and the 68th British Grand Prix. The race, contested over 52 laps, 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 team.

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

The Grand Prix was contested by eleven teams, each of two drivers. The teams, also known as "constructors", were Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren-Mercedes, Lotus, Sauber, Force India, Williams, Toro Rosso, Caterham and Marussia.

Before the race, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg led the Drivers' Championship with 165 points, his team-mate Lewis Hamilton was second on 136 points. Behind them in the Drivers' Championship, Daniel Ricciardo was third on 83 points for Red Bull, with Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel on 79 and 60 points respectively.[2] In the Constructors' Championship, Mercedes were leading with 301 points and Red Bull were second on 143 points, with Ferrari third on 98 points.[2]

Practice and qualifyingEdit

Three practice sessions were held before the race; the first on Friday morning and the second on Friday afternoon. Both sessions lasted 90 minutes. The third session was held on Saturday morning and lasted an hour.[3]

Susie Wolff took part in the first free practice session, driving for Williams in lieu of Valtteri Bottas. In doing so, she became the first woman to take part in a Grand Prix weekend since Giovanna Amati failed to qualify for the 1992 Brazilian Grand Prix.[4]

Felipe Massa had a large crash at Stowe corner in first practice, but did manage to continue in second practice, and Lewis Hamilton's car broke down on track in the middle of second practice.[5][6]

Saturday afternoon's qualifying session was divided into three parts. The first part ran for 18 minutes and eliminated the cars from qualifying that finished the session 17th or lower. During this session, the 107% rule was in effect, which necessitated each driver set a time within 107% of the quickest lap to qualify for the race. The second part of qualifying lasted 15 minutes and eliminated cars that finished in positions 11 to 16. The final part of qualifying determined the positions from first to tenth, and decided pole position.[3]

In a final flying lap in Q3, Nico Rosberg took the pole from Sebastian Vettel with a time of 1:35.766.[7]

RaceEdit

The race began with a crash on the first lap leading to a safety car and subsequently a red flag. Kimi Räikkönen ran wide on the Wellington straight and lost control on a bump as he attempted to rejoin, crashing heavily into the barriers before spinning back across the track and through the passing traffic. Massa attempted to swerve away from the Ferrari but spun and made contact, seriously damaging his car. Both drivers retired from the race.[8]

Race control decided that the serious damage to the guardrail must be repaired before the race resumed. The race restarted exactly one hour after the initial start time.

Esteban Gutierrez gave Pastor Maldonado revenge for the barrel-roll at Bahrain but his car went up in the air and continued unlike for Gutierrez, his car still couldn't live for the race after suspension damage sent him off at Abbey and did a good job to keep out of the barriers, he will also have a 3-place grid penalty for Germany. Nico Rosberg had his first retirement of the season following a gearbox failure, allowing Hamilton to move up into first place and win his fifth grand prix of the season. Valtteri Bottas was impressive, starting from 14th on the grid and overtaking several cars to finish in second place, his best result of the season.[9]

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 6 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:40.380 1:35.179 1:35.766 1
2 1 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:45.086 1:36.410 1:37.386 2
3 22 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:44.425 1:36.579 1:38.200 3
4 27 Flag of Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:41.271 1:37.112 1:38.329 4
5 20 22px-Flag of Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1:42.507 1:37.370 1:38.417 5
6 44 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:41.058 1:34.870 1:39.232 6
7 11 25px-Mexicoflag Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:42.146 1:37.350 1:40.457 7
8 3 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1:44.710 1:38.166 1:40.606 8
9 26 25px-Flag of Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1:41.032 1:36.813 1:40.707 9
10 25 22px-Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1:43.040 1:37.800 1:40.855 10
11 8 22px-Flag of France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:43.121 1:38.496 11
12 17 22px-Flag of France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1:41.169 1:38.709 12
13 4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1:42.082 1:39.800 17 1
14 21 25px-Mexicoflag Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:43.285 1:40.912 19 2
EX 3 13 22px-Flag of Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1:43.892 1:44.018 20 3
16 99 Flag of Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1:42.603 No time 13
17 77 22px-Flag of Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:45.318 14
18 19 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:45.695 15
19 14 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:45.935 16
20 7 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:46.684 18
107% time: 1:47.406
21 9 22px-Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1:49.421 21 4
22 10 Flag-of-japansmall Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1:49.625 22 4
Source:[10]

Notes:

    1. Max Chilton was given a five-place grid penalty for unscheduled gearbox change.[10]
    2. Esteban Gutiérrez was given a ten-place grid penalty for unsafe release at previous round and a five-place grid penalty for unscheduled gearbox change.[10]
    3. Pastor Maldonado was excluded from the results for violating the rules by not having enough fuel to return to the pits, and he was moved to the back of the grid.[10]
    4. Marcus Ericsson and Kamui Kobayashi failed to set a lap time within 107% of the fastest lap time set by Nico Rosberg in Q1. They were later given permission to start by race stewards.[10]

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 52 2:26:52.094 6 25
2 77 22px-Flag of Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 52 +30.135 14 18
3 3 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 52 +46.495 8 15
4 22 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 52 +47.390 3 12
5 1 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 52 +53.864 2 10
6 14 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 52 +59.946 16 8
7 20 22px-Flag of Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 52 +1:02.563 5 6
8 27 Flag of Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 52 +1:28.692 4 4
9 26 25px-Flag of Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 52 +1:29.340 9 2
10 25 22px-Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 51 +1 lap 10 1
11 11 25px-Mexicoflag Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 51 +1 lap 7
12 8 22px-Flag of France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 51 +1 lap 11
13 99 Flag of Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 51 +1 lap 13
14 17 22px-Flag of France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 51 +1 lap 12
15 10 Flag-of-japansmall Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 50 +2 laps 22
16 4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 50 +2 laps 17
17 13 22px-Flag of Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 49 Exhaust 20
Ret 6 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 28 Gearbox 1
Ret 9 22px-Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 11 Suspension 21
Ret 21 25px-Mexicoflag Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 9 Collision damage 19
Ret 19 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 0 Collision damage 15
Ret 7 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 0 Accident 18
Source:[11]

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos. Driver Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg 165
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 161
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo 98
1rightarrow blue.svg 4 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 87
1uparrow green.svg 2 5 22px-Flag of Finland Valtteri Bottas 73
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos. Constructor Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Flag of Germany Mercedes 326
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 22px-Flag of Austria Red Bull-Renault 168
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 106
1uparrow green.svg 1 4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 103
1downarrow red.svg 1 5 22px-Flag of India Force India-Mercedes 91
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "2014 FIA Formula One World Championship race calendar". Formula1.com. [[Formula One Group|Formula One Administration]]. http://www.formula1.com/races/calendar.html. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "2014 British Grand Prix - Preview". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 2 July 2014. http://www.fia.com/news/2014-british-grand-prix-preview. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "2014 Formula One Sporting Regulations". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 12 March 2014. http://www.fia.com/sites/default/files/regulation/file/1-2014%20SPORTING%20REGULATIONS%202014-02-28.pdf. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  4. Johnson, Daniel (4 July 2014). "British Grand Prix 2014: Susie Wolff has Silverstone howler as her Williams lasts just 20 minutes of practice". Telegraph Media Group Limited. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/formulaone/10945939/British-Grand-Prix-2014-Susie-Wolff-has-Silverstone-howler-as-her-Williams-lasts-just-20-minutes-of-practice.html. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  5. "British Grand Prix: Felipe Massa suffers big crash in practice". BBC. 4 July 2014. http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/28160754. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  6. Collantine, Keith (4 July 2014). "Hamilton quickest – then breaks down". F1 Fanatic. http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2014/07/04/hamilton-quickest-breaks/. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  7. Smith, Luke (5 July 2014). "Rosberg storms to Silverstone pole ahead of Vettel and Button". NBC Sports. http://motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/05/rosberg-storms-to-silverstone-pole-ahead-of-vettel-and-button/related/. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  8. Menezes, Jack de (6 July 2014). "F1 British Grand Prix: Race red flagged on opening lap after heavy crash for Kimi Raikkonen". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/motor-racing/f1-british-grand-prix-race-red-flagged-on-opening-lap-after-heavy-crash-for-kimi-raikkonen-9587623.html. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  9. "Lewis Hamilton wins the British Grand Prix after Nico Rosberg retires". Daily Telegraph. 6 July 2014. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/formulaone/lewishamilton/10949805/Lewis-Hamilton-wins-the-British-Grand-Prix-after-Nico-Rosberg-retires.html. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 "Qualifying Results". Formula One World Championship Limited. 5 July 2014. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2014/924/7364/. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  11. "2014 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX". 6 July 2014. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2014/924/7365/. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 

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