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22px-Flag of Singapore.svg  2014 Singapore Grand Prix
Race details
Race 14 of 19 in the 2014 Formula One season
Singapore street circuit v3.svg
Singapore International Circuit
Date Sunday, 21 September 2014
Official name 2014 Formula One Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix[1]
Location Singapore International Circuit
Marina Bay, Singapore
Course International Circuit
5.065 km (3.148 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 60 laps, 303.900 km (188.875 mi)</td></tr>

<tr> <td>Scheduled Distance</td><td colspan="2">61 laps, 308.965 km (192.023 mi)</td></tr>

Weather Mostly cloudy with maximum temperatures reaching 28 degrees during the evening.
Attendance 84,454 [2]
Pole position
Driver 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Time 1.45.681
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Time 1:50.417 on lap 39
Podium
First 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Second Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
Third 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault

The 2014 Singapore Grand Prix (formally known as the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix)[1] was a Formula One motor race held on 21 September 2014 at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Marina Bay, Singapore.[3] The race was the fourteenth round of the 2014 season. It was also the fifteenth running of the Singapore Grand Prix, and the seventh time the race had been run as a round of the Formula One World Championship. The race was won by Lewis Hamilton who started from pole.

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

As in the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix, tyre supplier Pirelli brought its yellow-banded soft compound tyre as the harder "prime" tyre and the red-banded supersoft compound tyre as the softer "option" tyre, as opposed to the previous year where medium and super-soft selection were provided.[4] The drag reduction system (DRS) had two activation zones for the race; one was from turns 5 and 7, and the second was on the start/finish straight from the final to first corners.[5]

Going into the race, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg led the Drivers' Championship with 238 points, ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton with 216 points and Daniel Ricciardo with 166. Valtteri Bottas was fourth with 122 points while Fernando Alonso was fifth with 121 points.[5] In the Constructors' Championship, Mercedes were leading with 454 points and Red Bull were second with 272 points. Williams with 177 points and Ferrari with 162 points contended for third place, with McLaren fifth with 110 points.[5] Mercedes had so far dominated the championship, winning eleven out of the fourteen previous races, with Hamilton winning the Italian. Kevin Magnussen, Bottas and Alonso had each gained second place finishes, and Vettel, Jenson Button, Sergio Pérez and Felipe Massa had achieved third place podium finishes.[5]

In the weeks before the race, the FIA announced plans to introduce a ban on certain pit-to-car communications, with a particular emphasis on banning driver "coaching"—such as describing a driver's sector times relative to another competitor—under Article 20.1 of the sporting regulations, which state that a driver must drive the car "alone and unaided".[6]

QualifyingEdit

The qualifying began at 21:00 local time (UTC+8). Hamilton took his sixth pole position of the season, and his third overall at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with a time of 1:45.681.[7]

RaceEdit

The race started at 20:00 local time (UTC+8). The conditions on the grid were dry before the race. Rosberg's car stalled at the start of the formation lap due to some problems with its electronics that forced him to start from the pit lane, He ultimately retired after thirteen laps.[8] Kobayashi's Caterham failed during the formation lap and he was therefore unable to start the race.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 44 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:46.921 1:46.287 1:45.681 1
2 6 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:47.244 1:45.825 1:45.688 2
3 3 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1:47.488 1:46.493 1:45.854 3
4 1 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:47.476 1:46.586 1:45.902 4
5 14 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:46.889 1:46.328 1:45.907 5
6 19 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:47.615 1:46.472 1:46.000 6
7 7 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:46.685 1:46.359 1:46.170 7
8 77 22px-Flag of Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:47.196 1:46.622 1:46.187 8
9 20 22px-Flag of Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1:47.976 1:46.700 1:46.250 9
10 26 25px-Flag of Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1:47.656 1:46.926 1:47.362 10
11 22 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:47.161 1:46.943 11
12 25 22px-Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1:47.407 1:46.989 12
13 27 Flag of Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:47.370 1:47.308 13
14 21 25px-Mexicoflag Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:47.970 1:47.333 14
15 11 25px-Mexicoflag Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:48.143 1:47.575 15
16 8 22px-Flag of France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:47.862 1:47.812 16
17 99 Flag of Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1:48.324 17
18 13 22px-Flag of Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1:49.063 18
19 17 22px-Flag of France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1:49.440 19
20 10 Flag-of-japansmall Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1:50.405 20
21 4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1:50.473 21
22 9 22px-Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1:52.287 22
107% time: 1:54.152
Source:[9]

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 60 2:00:04.795 1 25
2 1 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 60 +13.534 4 18
3 3 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 60 +14.273 3 15
4 14 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 60 +15.389 5 12
5 19 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 60 +42.161 6 10
6 1 25 22px-Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 60 +56.801 12 8
7 11 25px-Mexicoflag Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 60 +59.038 15 6
8 7 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 60 +1:00.641 7 4
9 27 Flag of Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 60 +1:01.661 13 2
10 20 22px-Flag of Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 60 +1:02.230 9 1
11 77 22px-Flag of Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 60 +1:05.065 8
12 13 22px-Flag of Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 60 +1:06.915 18
13 8 22px-Flag of France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 60 +1:08.029 16
14 26 25px-Flag of Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 60 +1:12.008 10
15 9 22px-Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 60 +1:34.188 22
16 17 22px-Flag of France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 60 +1:34.543 19
17 4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 59 +1 Lap 21
Ret 22 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 52 Power box 11
Ret 99 Flag of Germany Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 40 Water leak 17
Ret 21 25px-Mexicoflag Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 17 Electrical 14
Ret 6 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 13 Wiring loom PL 2
DNS 10 Flag-of-japansmall Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 0 Power unit 3
Source:[10]

Notes:

  • 1 — Jean-Éric Vergne had five seconds added to his race time for exceeding track limits.[10]
  • 2 — Nico Rosberg started from pit lane due to electronic problems at the start of the formation lap.[11]
  • 3 — The power unit on Kamui Kobayashi's car failed during the formation lap and he failed to make it to the starting grid.[11]

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos. Driver Points
1uparrow green.svg 1 1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 241
1downarrow red.svg 1 2 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg 238
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo 181
1uparrow green.svg 1 4 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 133
1uparrow green.svg 1 5 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel 124
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos. Constructor Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Flag of Germany Mercedes 479
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 22px-Flag of Austria Red Bull-Renault 305
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 187
1rightarrow blue.svg 4 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 178
1uparrow green.svg 1 5 22px-Flag of India Force India-Mercedes 117
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/singapore_929/circuit_diagram.html. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. http://sbr.com.sg/hotels-tourism/news/not-fast-enough-ticket-sales-slump-slightly-in-singapore-grand-prix-2014
  3. "FIA Formula One calendar". FIA.com. Fedération Internationale de l'Automobile. http://www.fia.com/championship/fia-formula-1-world-championship/2014/calendar. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  4. "Pirelli reveal tyre choices up to Singapore". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 24 July 2014. http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2014/7/16141.html. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Singapore Grand Prix – Preview 2014". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 17 September 2014. http://www.fia.com/news/singapore-grand-prix-2014-preview. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  6. Cooper, Adam (19 September 2014). "Charlie Whiting: "We believe a driver should drive the car alone and unaided ..."". Adam Cooper's F1 Blog (WordPress). http://adamcooperf1.com/2014/09/19/charlie-whiting-we-believe-a-driver-should-drive-the-car-alone-and-unaided/. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  7. Benson, Andrew (20 September 2014). "Lewis Hamilton takes dramatic Singapore pole over Nico Rosberg". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/29294257. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  8. "Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix and takes lead in driver's championship after Nico Rosberg retires". Daily Telegraph. 21 September 2014. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/formulaone/lewishamilton/11111775/Lewis-Hamilton-wins-Singapore-Grand-Prix-and-takes-lead-in-drivers-championship-after-Nico-Rosberg-retires.html. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  9. "Singapore Grand Prix 2014 Qualifying Results". formula1.com. 20 September 2014. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2014/929/7394/. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Singapore Grand Prix 2014 Results". formula1.com. 21 September 2014. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2014/929/. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 Barretto, Lawrence (21 September 2014). "Singapore GP as it happened". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/29296574. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 

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