Grand Prix of Austria 2014
|8th of 19 races in the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship|
|Surname:||Formula 1 Grand Prix of Austria 2014|
|Date:||June 22, 2014|
|Course:||Red Bull Ring|
|Length:||307.146 km in 71 laps of 4.326 km
|Time:||1: 08.759 min|
|Driver:||Sergio Perez||Force India-Mercedes|
|Time:||1: 12.142 min (lap 59)|
The Austrian Grand Prix 2014 (officially Formula 1 Grand Prix of Austria 2014 ) took place on June 22nd at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg and was the eighth race of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship .
After the Canadian Grand Prix , Nico Rosberg led the drivers' standings with 22 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton and 61 points ahead of Daniel Ricciardo . Mercedes led the constructors' championship with 119 points ahead of Red Bull-Renault and with 171 points ahead of Ferrari .
At the Austrian Grand Prix, Pirelli provided the drivers with the tire compounds P Zero Soft (yellow) and P Zero Supersoft (red) as well as Cinturato Intermediates (green) and Cinturato Full Wets (blue) for wet conditions .
There were two DRS zones, the first zone began exactly 85 meters after the Remus , the measuring point was 360 meters before this curve. The second zone was on the start-and-finish straight and began 110 meters after the Red Bull Mobile , the distance between the vehicles was measured 10 meters after the Rindt .
The designer Sauber started this race for the 300th time.
There was no former winner at this Grand Prix. The last edition of the Austrian Grand Prix took place in 2003 .
In the first practice session, Rosberg set the fastest time ahead of Hamilton and Fernando Alonso . As in the previous race, Rosberg had problems with the ERS cooling. In the second free practice, Hamilton took the lead from Rosberg. Alonso stayed third. Bottas was the fastest in the third free practice. Hamilton finished second, Felipe Massa third.
The qualifying consisted of three parts with a net running time of 45 minutes. In the first qualifying segment (Q1), the drivers had 18 minutes to qualify for the race. All drivers who achieved a time in the first section that was a maximum of 107 percent of the fastest lap time qualified for the Grand Prix. The best 16 drivers reached the next part. Hamilton drove the fastest lap. The Caterham , Marussia and Sauber pilots were eliminated.
The second section (Q2) lasted 15 minutes. The ten fastest pilots qualified for the third part of qualifying. Rosberg took the lead. The Lotus pilots as well as Jean-Éric Vergne , Sebastian Vettel , Jenson Button and Sergio Pérez were eliminated.
The final section (Q3) lasted twelve minutes, during which the first ten starting positions were awarded. Massa achieved the fastest lap and thus his first pole position for Williams in front of his teammates Bottas and Rosberg. It was the first pole position of the season that did not go to a driver from the Mercedes team. Hamilton and Nico Hülkenberg did not set any time in this section, as their lap times were canceled due to leaving the track in the Rindt .
Massa kept the lead at the start, while his team-mate Bottas was overtaken by Rosberg. Bottas however managed to counter and he passed the Remus again and returned to second position. Hamilton finished fifth at the start and overtook Alonso on the first lap. Vettel's engine suffered a loss of power after the Remus and Vettel rolled out. After being lapped by the top, his engine returned to its usual performance. While pulling into traffic, he unintentionally blocked his teammate Ricciardo's lane so that he drove briefly through the gravel bed.
In the early stages, Massa was ahead of Bottas, Rosberg and Hamilton, who set themselves apart from the rest of the field. The first pit stops began on the tenth lap. From the leading group, Rosberg was the first to stop on the twelfth lap. This was followed in the next laps by Hamilton, Massa and Bottas, who briefly took the lead and thus completed his first lead laps in Formula 1. Rosberg passed both Williams, Massa fell behind his three opponents. All four drivers were behind Pérez, who had not yet been to the pits with the harder tire compound and was now leading the race. At the first pit stops, Esteban Gutiérrez was given the signal to drive off too early. He received a 10-second time penalty and a penalty transfer for the next race in the amount of ten starting positions.
After Daniil Kwjat retired with a kinked right rear tire, Rosberg overtook Pérez on lap 27. Bottas went by while Hamilton drove two laps behind Pérez. On lap 31, Bottas briefly passed Rosberg, who had made a mistake in the first corner, in the first sector, but was immediately overtaken back so that Rosberg kept the lead. In the back field, however, Vettel damaged his front wing in a collision with Gutiérrez. Vettel gave up the race a few laps later in the pits.
In the 40th lap, Hamilton was the first of the leading quartet to pit. Rosberg followed one lap later, so that the lead went back to Bottas. Rosberg stayed ahead of Hamilton. After Bottas pitted and fell behind Hamilton, Massa and Alonso led the race to their stops. After the last stops, Rosberg was leading in front of Hamilton, Bottas, Massa and Alonso. During this phase, both Mercedes drivers had braking problems, but were not put under pressure by Bottas. Alonso caught up with Massa up to the 60th lap, but didn't get past and fell back a little. Shortly before the end of the race, Vergne gave up with a brake failure. In the final phase, Pérez passed Magnussen into sixth position and achieved the fastest race lap. Kimi Raikkonen , who was in tenth place, had been asked by the pits during the last third of the race to drive two tenths of a second faster per lap. He then asked the team to "give him more power".
Rosberg won the race ahead of Hamilton and Bottas. It was Botta's first podium finish in Formula 1. Massa was fourth, Alonso fifth. Pérez, Magnussen, Ricciardo, Hülkenberg and Räikkönen completed the top 10.
In both world championships the first three positions remained unchanged.
|1||Felipe Massa||Williams-Mercedes||1: 10.292||1: 09.239||1: 08.759||1|
|2||Valtteri Bottas||Williams-Mercedes||1: 10.356||1: 09.096||1: 08.846||2|
|3||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||1: 09.695||1: 08.974||1: 08.944||3|
|4th||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||1: 10.405||1: 09.479||1: 09.285||4th|
|5||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-Renault||1: 10.395||1: 09.638||1: 09.466||5|
|6th||Kevin Magnussen||McLaren-Mercedes||1: 10.081||1: 09.473||1: 09.515||6th|
|7th||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso-Renault||1: 09.678||1: 09.490||1: 09.619||7th|
|8th||Kimi Raikkonen||Ferrari||1: 10.285||1: 09.657||1: 10.795||8th|
|9||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1: 09.514||1: 09.092||no time||9|
|10||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India-Mercedes||1: 10.389||1: 09.624||no time||10|
|11||Sergio Perez||Force India-Mercedes||1: 10.124||1: 09.754||-||15th|
|12||Jenson Button||McLaren-Mercedes||1: 10.252||1: 09.780||-||11|
|13||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||1: 10.630||1: 09.801||-||12|
|14th||Pastor Maldonado||Lotus Renault||1: 10.821||1: 09.939||-||13|
|15th||Jean-Éric Vergne||Toro Rosso-Renault||1: 10.161||1: 10.073||-||14th|
|16||Romain Grosjean||Lotus Renault||1: 10.461||1: 10.642||-||box|
|17th||Adrian Sutil||Clean Ferrari||1: 10.825||-||-||16|
|18th||Esteban Gutiérrez||Clean Ferrari||1: 11.349||-||-||17th|
|19th||Jules Bianchi||Marussia Ferrari||1: 11.412||-||-||18th|
|20th||Kamui Kobayashi||Caterham-Renault||1: 11.673||-||-||19th|
|21st||Max Chilton||Marussia Ferrari||1: 11.775||-||-||21st|
|22nd||Marcus Ericsson||Caterham-Renault||1: 12.673||-||-||20th|
|107 percent time : 1: 14.379 min (based on the Q1 best time of 1: 09.514 min)|
- Pérez was moved five positions down for causing a collision at the Canadian Grand Prix.
- Grosjean had to start from the pit lane under parc fermé conditions after changes.
- Chilton was moved three positions back for causing a collision at the Canadian Grand Prix.
|1||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||71||1: 27: 54.976||3||1: 12,598 (50th)|
|2||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||71||+ 1.932||9||1: 12.217 (41.)|
|3||Valtteri Bottas||Williams-Mercedes||71||+ 8.172||2||1: 12,581 (63.)|
|4th||Felipe Massa||Williams-Mercedes||71||+ 17.358||1||1: 12,586 (63.)|
|5||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||71||+ 18.553||4th||1: 12.595 (58th)|
|6th||Sergio Perez||Force India-Mercedes||71||+ 28,546||15th||1: 12,142 (59.)|
|7th||Kevin Magnussen||McLaren-Mercedes||71||+ 32.031||6th||1: 12.746 (53.)|
|8th||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-Renault||71||+ 43,522||5||1: 13.060 (55th)|
|9||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India-Mercedes||71||+ 44.137||10||1: 13.156 (60.)|
|10||Kimi Raikkonen||Ferrari||71||+ 47.777||8th||1: 12.884 (55.)|
|11||Jenson Button||McLaren-Mercedes||71||+ 50.966||11||1: 12.858 (60th)|
|12||Pastor Maldonado||Lotus Renault||70||+ 1 lap||13||1: 13,187 (64th)|
|13||Adrian Sutil||Clean Ferrari||70||+ 1 lap||16||1: 13,709 (59th)|
|14th||Romain Grosjean||Lotus Renault||70||+ 1 lap||box||1: 13,953 (42nd)|
|15th||Jules Bianchi||Marussia Ferrari||69||+ 2 rounds||18th||1: 14.476 (65.)|
|16||Kamui Kobayashi||Caterham-Renault||69||+ 2 rounds||19th||1: 15.274 (40th)|
|17th||Max Chilton||Marussia Ferrari||69||+ 2 rounds||21st||1: 14.847 (40.)|
|18th||Marcus Ericsson||Caterham-Renault||69||+ 2 rounds||20th||1: 14.672 (33rd)|
|19th||Esteban Gutiérrez||Clean Ferrari||69||+ 2 rounds||17th||1: 14.036 (53rd)|
|-||Jean-Éric Vergne||Toro Rosso-Renault||59||DNF||14th||1: 13,317 (55th)|
|-||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||34||DNF||12||1: 14.254 (30.)|
|-||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso-Renault||24||DNF||7th||1: 14.332 (23.)|
World Cup stands after the race
The first ten of the race got 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 point (s) respectively.
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