2014 British Grand Prix

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2014 Formula 1 British Grand Prix

The 2014 British Grand Prix (formally known as the 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race that took place on 6 July 2014 at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, United Kingdom. The race was the ninth round of the 2014 season, and marked the 68th running of the British Grand Prix, and the 50th time that the race has been run at the Silverstone Circuit.

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Race Summary

CircuitSilverstone Circuit, Silverstone
Date06 July
Fastest LapLewis Hamilton
PoleNico Rosberg
Podium1ˢᵗ Lewis Hamilton, 2ⁿᵈ Valtteri Bottas, 3ʳᵈ Daniel Ricciardo
WeatherDry race, partly cloudy conditions overhead.
Prev raceAustrian Grand Prix 22 June
Next raceGerman Grand Prix 20 July

Full Race Results

PosNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
144United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes02:26:52.09452
6
25
277Finland Valtteri Bottas
United Kingdom Williams+30.10052
14
18
33Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Austria Red Bull+46.40052
8
15
422United Kingdom Jenson Button
United Kingdom McLaren+47.30052
3
12
51Germany Sebastian Vettel
Austria Red Bull+53.80052
2
10
614Spain Fernando Alonso
Italy Ferrari+59.90052
16
8
720Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United Kingdom McLaren+1:02.50052
5
6
827Germany Nico Hulkenberg
India Force India+1:28.60052
4
4
926Russia Daniil Kvyat
Italy Toro Rosso+1:29.30052
9
2
1025France Jean-Eric Vergne
Italy Toro Rosso+1 lap51
10
1
1111Mexico Sergio Pérez
India Force India+1 lap51
7
0
128France Romain Grosjean
United Kingdom Lotus+1 lap51
11
0
1399Germany Adrian Sutil
Switzerland Sauber+1 lap51
13
0
1417France Jules Bianchi
United Kingdom Marussia+1 lap51
12
0
1510Japan Kamui Kobayashi
United Kingdom Caterham+2 laps50
22
0
164United Kingdom Max Chilton
United Kingdom Marussia+2 laps50
17
0
1713Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
United Kingdom LotusExhaust49
20
0
Ret6Germany Nico Rosberg
Germany MercedesGearbox28
1
0
Ret9Sweden Marcus Ericsson
United Kingdom CaterhamSuspension11
21
0
Ret21Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez
Switzerland SauberAccident9
19
0
Ret19Brazil Felipe Massa
United Kingdom WilliamsAccident0
15
0
Ret7Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy FerrariAccident0
18
0

Race Notes & Summary

GUT qualified 14th, dropped 15, unsafe release (10), g'box change (5); CHI qualified 13th, dropped 5, g'box change. MAL excluded from qualifying, fuel infringement. ERI, KOB failed to meet Q1 107% requirement, race at stewards' discretion

Free Practice

Susie Wolff took part in the first free practice session, driving for Williams in lieu of Valtteri Bottas. In doing so, she became the first woman to take part in a Grand Prix weekend since Giovanna Amati failed to qualify for the 1992 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Felipe Massa had a large crash at Stowe corner in first practice, but did manage to continue in second practice, and Lewis Hamilton's car broke down on track in the middle of second practice.

Qualifying

In a final flying lap in Q3, Nico Rosberg took the pole from Sebastian Vettel with a time of 1:35.766.

Race

The race began with a crash on the first lap leading to a safety car and subsequently a red flag. Kimi Räikkönen ran wide on the Wellington straight and lost control on a bump as he attempted to rejoin it. He crashed into the barriers on the opposite side of the straight after spinning through the traffic on the track. Massa attempted to swerve away from the Ferrari but spun and made contact, seriously damaging his car. Both drivers retired from the race.

Race control decided that the serious damage to the guardrail must be repaired before the race resumed. The race restarted exactly one hour after the initial start time.

Nico Rosberg had his first retirement of the season following a gearbox failure, allowing Hamilton to move up into first place and win his fifth grand prix of the season.

An impressive Valtteri Bottas overtook several cars after starting from 14th on the grid to finish in second place, his best result.

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