2014 Russian Grand Prix

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The 2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix

Russian flagRace results and statistics for the 2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, held at the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia on Sunday, 12 October 2014. The race marked the first time that the Russian Grand Prix had been held in 100 years, and was also the first time the Russian Grand Prix had been run as a round of the Formula One World Championship since the championship was formed in 1950.

It was the sixteenth round of the 2014 season, and marked the first ever running of a F1 Grand Prix in Sochi, on the brand new custom built Sochi Autodrom circuit built on the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Official Artwork: 2014 Russian Grand Prix

Official Artwork: 2014 Russian Grand Prix

Race Summary

CircuitSochi Autodrom, Sochi
Date12 October
Fastest LapValtteri Bottas
PoleLewis Hamilton
Podium1ˢᵗ Lewis Hamilton, 2ⁿᵈ Nico Rosberg, 3ʳᵈ Valtteri Bottas
Prev raceJapanese Grand Prix 05 October
Next raceUnited States Grand Prix 02 November

Race Results

PosNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
144United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes01:31:50.74453
1
25
26Germany Nico Rosberg
Germany Mercedes+13.60053
2
18
377Finland Valtteri Bottas
United Kingdom Williams+17.40053
3
15
422United Kingdom Jenson Button
United Kingdom McLaren+30.20053
4
12
520Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United Kingdom McLaren+53.60053
11
10
614Spain Fernando Alonso
Italy Ferrari+1:00.00053
7
8
73Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Austria Red Bull+1:01.80053
6
6
81Germany Sebastian Vettel
Austria Red Bull+1:06.10053
10
4
97Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari+1:18.80053
8
2
1011Mexico Sergio Pérez
India Force India+1:20.00053
12
1
1119Brazil Felipe Massa
United Kingdom Williams+1:20.80053
18
0
1227Germany Nico Hulkenberg
India Force India+1:21.30053
17
0
1325France Jean-Eric Vergne
Italy Toro Rosso+1:37.20053
9
0
1426Russia Daniil Kvyat
Italy Toro Rosso+1 lap52
5
0
1521Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez
Switzerland Sauber+1 lap52
13
0
1699Germany Adrian Sutil
Switzerland Sauber+1 lap52
14
0
178France Romain Grosjean
United Kingdom Lotus+1 lap52
15
0
1813Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
United Kingdom Lotus+1 lap52
21
0
199Sweden Marcus Ericsson
United Kingdom Caterham+2 laps51
16
0
Ret10Japan Kamui Kobayashi
United Kingdom CaterhamBrakes21
19
0
Ret4United Kingdom Max Chilton
United Kingdom MarussiaRetired9
20
0

Race Notes

Round 16 of the 19 round 2014 F1 season.
The inaugural running of the Russian Grand Prix.
Following Jules Bianchi's accident at the previous round in Japan and subsequent hospitalisation, Marussia F1 team decided to enter only a single car.
Hulkenberg, Magnussen, Chilton, Maldonado dropped 5 grid places for unscheduled gearbox changes.
Maldonado also dropped 5 as remainder of 10-place penalty for engine change at last round.

Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes won the race after starting from pole position and leading every lap. His team-mate Nico Rosberg finished second, after working his way up from the back of field after having to make an unscheduled pit stop on the first lap. Williams' Valtteri Bottas completed the podium, having set the fastest lap—and a new lap record—on the final lap of the race. Following Jules Bianchi's accident in the Japanese Grand Prix, Marussia entered a single car for Max Chilton, leaving the grid with twenty-one cars.

The result sealed the World Constructors' Championship for Mercedes with three races remaining in the season, while Hamilton extended his World Drivers' Championship lead over Rosberg to seventeen points. Bottas' podium allowed him to overtake Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel in the drivers' standings.

Event Timetable

(all times local at venue)
Fri 10 October 2014
Practice 1 @ 10:00 - 11:30
Practice 2 @ 14:00 - 15:30

Sat 11 October 2014
Practice 3 @ 12:00 - 13:00
Qualifying @ 15:00

Sun 12 October 2014
Race @ 15:00

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