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.
|Circuit||Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone|
|Fastest Lap||Lewis Hamilton|
|Podium||1ˢᵗ Lewis Hamilton, 2ⁿᵈ Valtteri Bottas, 3ʳᵈ Daniel Ricciardo|
|Weather||Dry race, partly cloudy conditions overhead.|
|Prev race||Austrian Grand Prix 22 June|
|Next race||German Grand Prix 20 July|
Full Race Results
|1||44|| Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||02:26:52.094||52||6||25|
|2||77|| Valtteri Bottas||Williams||+30.100||52||14||18|
|3||3|| Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||+46.400||52||8||15|
|4||22|| Jenson Button||McLaren||+47.300||52||3||12|
|5||1|| Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||+53.800||52||2||10|
|6||14|| Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||+59.900||52||16||8|
|7||20|| Kevin Magnussen||McLaren||+1:02.500||52||5||6|
|8||27|| Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||+1:28.600||52||4||4|
|9||26|| Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||+1:29.300||52||9||2|
|10||25|| Jean-Eric Vergne||Toro Rosso||+1 lap||51||10||1|
|11||11|| Sergio Pérez||Force India||+1 lap||51||7||0|
|12||8|| Romain Grosjean||Lotus||+1 lap||51||11||0|
|13||99|| Adrian Sutil||Sauber||+1 lap||51||13||0|
|14||17|| Jules Bianchi||Marussia||+1 lap||51||12||0|
|15||10|| Kamui Kobayashi||Caterham||+2 laps||50||22||0|
|16||4|| Max Chilton||Marussia||+2 laps||50||17||0|
|17||13|| Pastor Maldonado||Lotus||Exhaust||49||20||0|
|Ret||6|| Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||Gearbox||28||1||0|
|Ret||9|| Marcus Ericsson||Caterham||Suspension||11||21||0|
|Ret||21|| Esteban Gutiérrez||Sauber||Accident||9||19||0|
|Ret||19|| Felipe Massa||Williams||Accident||0||15||0|
|Ret||7|| Kimi Räikkönen||Ferrari||Accident||0||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
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.
In a final flying lap in Q3, Nico Rosberg took the pole from Sebastian Vettel with a time of 1:35.766.
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.
Info & Image Sources
Info, data, stats: F1.com - http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2014/924/7365/
Info, summaries: Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_British_Grand_Prix
Images: IBN Live - http://ibnlive.in.com/photogallery/16305-5.html