2014 Belgian Grand Prix

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The 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix

Belgian flagRace 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.

Daniel Ricciardo Belgium 2014

The Honey Badger makes it 2 from 2 in Belgium. Daniel Ricciardo on the podium at Spa.

Race Summary

CircuitCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa
Date24 August
Fastest LapNico Rosberg
PoleNico Rosberg
Podium1ˢᵗ Daniel Ricciardo, 2ⁿᵈ Nico Rosberg, 3ʳᵈ Valtteri Bottas
Prev raceHungarian Grand Prix 27 July
Next raceItalian Grand Prix 07 September

Race Results

PosNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
13Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Austria Red Bull01:24:36.55644
5
25
26Germany Nico Rosberg
Germany Mercedes+3.30044
1
18
377Finland Valtteri Bottas
United Kingdom Williams+28.00044
6
15
47Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari+36.80044
8
12
51Germany Sebastian Vettel
Austria Red Bull+52.10044
3
10
622United Kingdom Jenson Button
United Kingdom McLaren+54.50044
10
8
714Spain Fernando Alonso
Italy Ferrari+1:01.10044
4
6
811Mexico Sergio Pérez
India Force India+1:04.20044
13
4
926Russia Daniil Kvyat
Italy Toro Rosso+1:05.30044
11
2
1027Germany Nico Hulkenberg
India Force India+1:05.60044
18
1
1125France Jean-Eric Vergne
Italy Toro Rosso+1:11.90044
12
0
1220Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United Kingdom McLaren+1:14.20044
7
0
1319Brazil Felipe Massa
United Kingdom Williams+1:15.90044
9
0
1499Germany Adrian Sutil
Switzerland Sauber+1:22.40044
14
0
1521Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez
Switzerland Sauber+1:30.80044
20
0
164United Kingdom Max Chilton
United Kingdom Marussia+1 lap43
19
0
179Sweden Marcus Ericsson
United Kingdom Caterham+1 lap43
22
0
1817France Jules Bianchi
United Kingdom MarussiaGearbox39
16
0
Ret44United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany MercedesDamage38
2
0
Ret8France Romain Grosjean
United Kingdom LotusDamage33
15
0
Ret13Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
United Kingdom LotusExhaust1
17
0
Ret45Germany André Lotterer
United Kingdom CaterhamPower Unit1
21
0

Race Notes

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".

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