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The 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (officially the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix) was the nineteenth and final round of the 2014 Formula One Season. This was also the first Grand Prix event to be worth double points for the World Championship. It was held between November 21 and November 23, 2014.

The race saw the culmination of the epic title battle between Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, with Hamilton winning the title by 67 points by finishing first in the race after Rosberg dropped to 14th.

British driver Will Stevens made his début at this race for the Caterham team.


BackgroundEdit

In a move that was considered controversial, the race, serving as the final race of the season, awarded double points to all point scorers – meaning the race winner would score 50 points. Considering the closeness of the title battle between Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, this could dramatically affect the title battle.

Caterham, having been in an administration, had announced that they could attend the race. They had missed the previous two races, and had started up a crowdfunding effort to raise £2.35m (US$3.70m, €2.95m, AU$4.23m), which hadn't reached its target as the announcement was made, though the team proceeded to make 230 staff members redundant to help save more costs. Kamui Kobayashi returned to the team alongside Marussia test driver Will Stevens, who replaced Marcus Ericsson, the Swede leaving the team with immediate effect before Caterham confirmed that they would compete in the race. Rubens Barrichello was reported to have signed a deal to drive in the last three races, but nothing came of it; Alice Powell attempted to raise funds for a free practice drive but failed to obtain the drive; and Caterham's reserve driver Roberto Merhi unluckily missed out. Stevens drove the #46 car, since André Lotterer had previously used the other Caterham spare number of #45.

On the other hand, Marussia had folded during the Brazilian Grand Prix, and despite no longer existing, they still attempted to attend to the race, only failing due to a lack of funds.

Romain Grosjean was confirmed to be continuing to drive for Lotus in 2015 in the days preceding the race.

Jules Bianchi's parents released a statement prior to race stating that Bianchi, in his recovery from his accident at the Japanese Grand Prix, was out of a coma, breathing unaided and had been transferred to a hospital in Nice, France.

Free practice driversEdit

Esteban Ocon, winner of the 2014 European Formula 3 Championship, will drive a Lotus in FP1. Hong Kong driver Adderly Fong will drive a Sauber. Both drivers will be making their first appearances in an F1 car.

Title permutationsEdit

The Drivers' Championship will be decided at this race, with Lewis Hamilton seventeen points clear of Nico Rosberg:

  • For Hamilton to win his second title:
    • If he finishes ahead of Rosberg, he will win the title
    • If Rosberg wins, Hamilton must finish second
    • If Rosberg finishes second, Hamilton must finish fifth or better
    • If Rosberg finishes third, Hamilton must finish sixth or better
    • If Rosberg finishes fourth, Hamilton must finish eighth or better
    • If Rosberg finishes fifth, Hamilton must finish ninth or better
    • If Rosberg finishes sixth or lower, Hamilton will win the title with any result
  • For Rosberg to win his first title:
    • If Rosberg wins, Hamilton must finish third or worse
    • If Rosberg finishes second, Hamilton must finish sixth or worse
    • If Rosberg finishes third, Hamilton must finish seventh or worse
    • If Rosberg finishes fourth, Hamilton must finish ninth or worse
    • If Rosberg finishes fifth, Hamilton must finish tenth or worse
    • If Hamilton fails to score, Rosberg must finish at least fifth

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB10 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB10 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W05 Hybrid Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W05 Hybrid Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F14 T Ferrari 059/3 P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F14 T Ferrari 059/3 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E22 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E22 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM07 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM07 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C33 Ferrari 059/3 P
99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C33 Ferrari 059/3 P
25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR9 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR9 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT05 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
46 United Kingdom Will Stevens Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT05 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
Free Practice 1 only
31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E22 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
37 Hong Kong Adderly Fong Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C33 Ferrari 059/3 P

Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

In FP1, Adderly Fong and Esteban Ocon debuted in an F1 car when they replaced Romain Grosjean and Adrian Sutil respectively. But the main battle happened with Hamilton and Rosberg finishing 1 and 2 in free practice 1.

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:45.3344 1:42.9594 1:42.6795
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:45.3615 1:43.1836 1:42.7737
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:43.6092 1:42.1962 1:41.4241
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:46.13112 1:43.4897 1:43.03810
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault DNP 1:44.98617 1:43.77817
10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Malaysia Caterham-Renault 1:47.97118 1:45.50518 1:45.04419
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:45.9839 1:43.74611 1:43.36013
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:46.71115 1:44.00512 1:43.71816
14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 1:45.1843 No Time20 1:42.6534
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:46.54913 1:43.55810 1:42.4293
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:46.04911 1:42.8953 1:43.11211
21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:46.55614 1:44.31615 1:43.64315
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:47.23517 1:43.5038 1:42.7686
25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:45.7186 1:44.15714 1:43.35212
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:45.8357 1:43.5469 1:42.8099
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:46.03010 1:44.06813 1:43.50114
31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:47.06616 DNP DNP
37 Hong Kong Adderly Fong Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:48.26919 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:43.4761 1:42.1131 1:41.7932
46 United Kingdom Will Stevens Malaysia Caterham-Renault 1:50.68420 1:47.05719 1:45.95920
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:45.9138 1:43.0705 1:42.7948
99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari DNP 1:44.76316 1:44.02218

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 2 1:41.308 4 1:41.459 11:40.480 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 1 1:41.207 1 1:40.920 21:40.866 2
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 8 1:42.346 2 1:41.376 31:41.025 3
4 19 Brazil Felipe Massa 3 1:41.475 3 1:41.144 41:41.119 4
EX 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 6 1:42.204 5 1:41.692 51:41.267 20*
EX 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 12 1:42.495 9 1:42.147 61:41.893 19^
7 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 7 1:42.302 8 1:42.082 71:41.908 5
8 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 5 1:42.137 6 1:41.875 81:41.964 6
9 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 10 1:42.439 10 1:42.168 91:42.236 7
10 14 Spain Fernando Alonso 13 1:42.467 7 1:41.940 101:42.866 8
11 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 4 1:42.104 111:42.198 9
12 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 9 1:42.413 121:42.207 10
13 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 14 1:42.654 131:42.239 11
14 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 11 1:42.444 141:42.384 12
15 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 15 1:42.746 151:43.074 13
16 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 161:42.768 18
17 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 171:42.819 14
18 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 181:42.860 15
19 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Malaysia Caterham-Renault 191:44.540 16
20 46 United Kingdom Will Stevens 201:45.095 17

Notes:

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Valtteri Bottas
Felipe Massa ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Daniil Kvyat
Jenson Button ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Kimi Räikkönen
Fernando Alonso ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Kevin Magnussen
Jean-Éric Vergne ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Sergio Pérez
Nico Hülkenberg ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Adrian Sutil
Esteban Gutiérrez ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Pastor Maldonado
Kamui Kobayashi ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Will Stevens
Romain Grosjean ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Sebastian Vettel^
Daniel Ricciardo* ______________

Notes:

  • * Daniel Ricciardo was excluded for illegal front wing
  • ^ Sebastian Vettel was excluded for illegal front wing
  • Romain Grosjean has 20-place grid penalty for power unit changes and incurs an in-race drive-through penalty in lieu of undropped places

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 55 1:39:02.619 2 50
2 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 55 +2.576 4 36
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas 55 +28.880 3 30
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 55 +37.237 20 24
5 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 55 +1:00.334 6 20
6 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 55 +1:02.148 12 16
7 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez 55 +1:11.060 11 12
8 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 55 +1:12.045 19 8
9 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 55 +1:25.813 8 4
10 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 55 +1:27.820 7 2
11 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 55 +1:30.376 9
12 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 55 +1:31.947 10
13 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 54 +1 Lap 18
14 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 54 +1 Lap 1
15 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 54 +1 Lap 14
16 99 Germany Adrian Sutil 54 +1 Lap 13
17 46 United Kingdom Will Stevens Malaysia Caterham-Renault 54 +1 Lap 17
Ret 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 42 Driveshaft 16
Ret 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 26 Engine 15
Ret 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 14 Driveshaft 5

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 384
2 Germany Nico Rosberg 317
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 238
4 Finland Valtteri Bottas 186 ▲2
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 167 ▼1
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 161 ▼1
7 Brazil Felipe Massa 106 ▲1
8 United Kingdom Jenson Button 98 ▼1
9 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 96
10 Mexico Sergio Pérez 59 ▲2
11 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 55 ▼1
12 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 55 ▼1
13 France Jean-Éric Vergne 22
14 France Romain Grosjean 8
15 Russia Daniil Kvyat 8
16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 2
17 France Jules Bianchi 2
18 Germany Adrian Sutil 0
19 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 0
20 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 0
21 United Kingdom Max Chilton 0
22 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 0
23 United Kingdom Will Stevens 0 ▲1
24 Germany André Lotterer 0 ▼1
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 701
2 Austria Red Bull-Renault 405
3 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 320
4 Italy Ferrari 216
5 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 181
6 India Force India-Mercedes 155
7 Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 30
8 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 10
9 Russia Marussia-Ferrari 2
10 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 0
11 Malaysia Caterham-Renault 0

NotesEdit


External linksEdit

V T E 2014 Formula One Season
Teams Caterham • Ferrari • Force India • Lotus • Marussia • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Mercedes • Renault
Drivers Vettel • 3 Ricciardo • 4 Chilton • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Kobayashi • 11 Pérez • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 17 Bianchi • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 21 Gutiérrez • 22 Button • 25 Vergne • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 44 Hamilton • 45 Lotterer • 77 Bottas • 99 Sutil
Other Drivers Buemi • De la Rosa • Félix da Costa • Fong • Frijns • Gené • Juncadella • Ocon • Paffett • Rigon • Rossi • Sirotkin • Sørensen • Turvey • Van der Garde • Verstappen • Vandoorne • Wolff
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Tests Tyre tests: 2013 • 2014 • Jerez • Bahrain: 1 • 2 • 3 • Barcelona • Silverstone • Abu Dhabi
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