The 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix
Race results and statistics for the 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix, held at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on Sunday, 24 August 2014.
|Circuit||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa|
|Fastest Lap||Nico Rosberg|
|Podium||1ˢᵗ Daniel Ricciardo, 2ⁿᵈ Nico Rosberg, 3ʳᵈ Valtteri Bottas|
|Prev race||Hungarian Grand Prix 27 July|
|Next race||Italian Grand Prix 07 September|
|1||3|| Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||01:24:36.556||44||5||25|
|2||6|| Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||+3.300||44||1||18|
|3||77|| Valtteri Bottas||Williams||+28.000||44||6||15|
|4||7|| Kimi Räikkönen||Ferrari||+36.800||44||8||12|
|5||1|| Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||+52.100||44||3||10|
|6||22|| Jenson Button||McLaren||+54.500||44||10||8|
|7||14|| Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||+1:01.100||44||4||6|
|8||11|| Sergio Pérez||Force India||+1:04.200||44||13||4|
|9||26|| Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||+1:05.300||44||11||2|
|10||27|| Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||+1:05.600||44||18||1|
|11||25|| Jean-Eric Vergne||Toro Rosso||+1:11.900||44||12||0|
|12||20|| Kevin Magnussen||McLaren||+1:14.200||44||7||0|
|13||19|| Felipe Massa||Williams||+1:15.900||44||9||0|
|14||99|| Adrian Sutil||Sauber||+1:22.400||44||14||0|
|15||21|| Esteban Gutiérrez||Sauber||+1:30.800||44||20||0|
|16||4|| Max Chilton||Marussia||+1 lap||43||19||0|
|17||9|| Marcus Ericsson||Caterham||+1 lap||43||22||0|
|18||17|| Jules Bianchi||Marussia||Gearbox||39||16||0|
|Ret||44|| Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Damage||38||2||0|
|Ret||8|| Romain Grosjean||Lotus||Damage||33||15||0|
|Ret||13|| Pastor Maldonado||Lotus||Exhaust||1||17||0|
|Ret||45|| André Lotterer||Caterham||Power Unit||1||21||0|
Magnussen originally finished 6th but had 20 seconds added to his race time after the Race Stewards found him guilty for forcing another car (#14 - Alonso) off track.
There were two driver changes heading into the race:
- Having been in one of the two Caterham cars since the first race of the season in Australia, Kamui Kobayashi was replaced by three-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner André Lotterer.
- The second driver change was Alexander Rossi who was drafted into Marussia to replace Max Chilton. Chilton had part of the team since the first round and was sidelined for Belgium, as a result of "contractual issues". Marussia later announced on August 22 that Chilton's race seat was reinstated, and Rossi subsequently only took part in the event's first practice session.
Another controversy for the Championship leading Mercedes F1 Team surfaced when Nico Rosberg collided with teammate Lewis Hamilton on Lap 2 of the race. The collision occurred going into Les Combes, puncturing Hamilton's tire and damaging Rosberg's front wing. No investigation into the accident was launched at the time by race stewards. Rosberg managed to continue and had the nose on his car replaced during his first scheduled pitstop. Hamilton, picked up significant damage to the left-side body work of his car as he seemed to return to the pits too fast to have his punctured tyre replaced. He struggled to recover race-pace, and was eventually retired from the race, officially with "gearbox issues". Immediately post-race, team management (both Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda) expressed their opinions that Rosberg was at fault for the incident. The FIA subsequently released a statement saying that the incident would no be investigated further as "no new evidence had been received".