The 2014 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Race results and statistics for the 2014 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, held at the Yas Marina Street Circuit, in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Sunday, 23 November 2014.
The race (formally known as the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix) is the nineteenth, and final, round of the 2014 Formula 1 season. This is the 6th running of the Grand Prix, and the 6th time the race will be held on the Herman Tilke designed Yas Marina Circuit.
Uniquely and for the first time in a Grand Prix, (and somewhat controversially) teams and drivers will score double the amount of points awarded for race finish positions. The FIA implemented this in order to maximise focus on the championship until the end of the season.
|Circuit||Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi|
|Fastest Lap||Daniel Ricciardo|
|Podium||1ˢᵗ Lewis Hamilton, 2ⁿᵈ Felipe Massa, 3ʳᵈ Valtteri Bottas|
|Prev race||Brazilian Grand Prix 09 November|
|Next race||Australian Grand Prix 15 March|
|1||44|| Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||01:39:02.619||55||2||50|
|2||19|| Felipe Massa||Williams||+2.500||55||4||36|
|3||77|| Valtteri Bottas||Williams||+28.800||55||3||30|
|4||3|| Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||+37.200||55||20||24|
|5||22|| Jenson Button||McLaren||+1:00.300||55||6||20|
|6||27|| Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||+1:02.100||55||12||16|
|7||11|| Sergio Pérez||Force India||+1:11.000||55||11||12|
|8||1|| Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||+1:12.000||55||19||8|
|9||14|| Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||+1:25.800||55||8||4|
|10||7|| Kimi Räikkönen||Ferrari||+1:27.800||55||7||2|
|11||20|| Kevin Magnussen||McLaren||+1:30.300||55||9||0|
|12||25|| Jean-Eric Vergne||Toro Rosso||+1:31.900||55||10||0|
|13||8|| Romain Grosjean||Lotus||+1 lap||54||18||0|
|14||6|| Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||+1 lap||54||1||0|
|15||21|| Esteban Gutiérrez||Sauber||+1 lap||54||14||0|
|16||99|| Adrian Sutil||Sauber||+1 lap||54||13||0|
|17||46|| Will Stevens||Caterham||+1 lap||54||17||0|
|Ret||10|| Kamui Kobayashi||Caterham||+13 laps||42||16||0|
|Ret||13|| Pastor Maldonado||Lotus||+29 laps||26||15||0|
|Ret||26|| Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||+41 laps||14||5||0|
Ricciardo and Vettel (Red Bull Racing) were excluded from qualifying, as it was determined that they used illegal front wings during the session. They were required to start the race from the pit-lane start after parc ferme changes.
Grosjean qualified P16, but received a 20-place grid penalty for power unit changes, and incurred an in-race drive-through penalty in lieu of undropped places.
Both the Caterham and Marussia teams withdrew from the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix citing financial difficulties. Caterham F1 Team launched a crowd-funding drive in an effort to raise sufficient funds to race at Yas Marina. The (unstated) intention being a hope that having cars on the grid would get the team into tenth place in the Constructors' Championship standings, above Marussia, and therefore make the team eligible to receive prize money for the season.
(all times local at venue)