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The 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix was the third race of the 2014 Formula One Season. It took place on the Grand Prix layout of the Bahrain International Circuit, the same layout as in 2013. The event marked the 900th Grand Prix to take place as part of the Formula One World Championship which began in 1950.

Following the installation of floodlighting at the Sakhir venue, the event ran as a night-race, the third event (after Singapore and Abu Dhabi) to take place under floodlights.

In early 2014, organisers of the event decided that the first corner of the Bahrain International Circuit would be named in honour of seven-time World Champion, Michael Schumacher who had recently suffered life-threatening injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps.

Sauber's reserve driver Giedo van der Garde, Caterham's test driver Robin Frijns and Williams's test driver Felipe Nasr ran for the first Free Practice session.

Nico Rosberg took pole position for Mercedes, his first pole of the season and the team's third, with Hamilton in second, his qualifying ruined by a first-corner lock-up. Daniel Ricciardo qualified third, but a ten-place grid penalty meant he started 13th, and Valtteri Bottas started third.

Hamilton took the lead at the first corner and lead the race to the end, holding off a series a challenges from his teammate Rosberg. Sergio Pérez impressed to finish third, ahead of a fast Ricciardo.


BackgroundEdit

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
4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
17 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT05 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT05 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
Free Practice 1 only
36 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C33 Ferrari 059/3 P
40 Brazil Felipe Nasr United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
46 Netherlands Robin Frijns Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT05 Renault Energy F1-2014 P

Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:39.389 10 1:35.606 7 1:39.225 21
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:40.406 14 1:35.433 4 1:37.119 13
4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Ferrari 1:41.794 20 1:38.247 20 1:39.597 22
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:37.733 2 1:34.690 2 1:35.439 2
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:38.783 6 1:36.366 13 1:36.772 10
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:41.036 19 1:37.599 18 1:39.208 20
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Malaysia Caterham-Renault 1:42.711 22 1:39.136 22 1:38.971 19
10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Malaysia Caterham-Renault DNP 1:38.257 21 1:38.400 16
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:39.102 9 1:35.802 10 1:35.868 3
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:40.793 16 1:37.259 17 1:38.880 18
14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 1:37.953 3 1:35.360 3 1:36.454 7
17 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Ferrari 1:40.889 17 1:37.800 19 1:38.736 17
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:39.533 11 1:35.442 5 1:36.364 5
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:38.949 7 1:35.662 9 1:36.822 11
21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari DNP 1:36.975 15 1:37.325 14
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:38.636 5 1:35.528 6 1:36.394 6
25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:39.862 12 1:35.972 12 1:37.030 12
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:39.056 8 1:35.640 8 1:36.680 9
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:38.122 4 1:36.998 16 1:36.455 8
36 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:40.913 18 DNP DNP
40 Brazil Felipe Nasr United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:40.076 13 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:37.502 1 1:34.325 1 1:35.324 1
46 Netherlands Robin Frijns Malaysia Caterham-Renault 1:42.417 21 DNP DNP
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes DNP 1:35.920 11 1:36.116 4
99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:40.652 15 1:36.962 14 1:38.089 15

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 10 1:35.439 1 1:33.708 1 1:33.185 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 8 1:35.323 2 1:33.872 2 1:33.464 2
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 14 1:36.220 3 1:34.592 3 1:34.051 13*
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 2 1:34.934 7 1:34.842 4 1:34.247 3
5 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 3 1:34.998 6 1:34.747 5 1:34.346 4
6 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 5 1:35.234 10 1:34.925 6 1:34.368 5
7 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 12 1:35.699 4 1:34.714 7 1:34.387 6
8 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 4 1:35.085 8 1:34.842 8 1:34.511 7
9 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 7 1:35.288 9 1:34.904 9 1:34.712 8
10 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 6 1:35.251 5 1:34.723 10 1:34.992 9
11 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 11 1:35.549 11 1:34.985 10
12 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1 1:34.874 12 1:35.116 11
13 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 9 1:35.395 13 1:35.145 12
14 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne 13 1:35.815 14 1:35.286 14
15 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 15 1:36.567 15 1:35.891 15
16 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 16 1:36.654 16 1:35.908 16
17 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 17 1:36.663 17
18 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 18 1:36.840 22
19 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Malaysia Caterham-Renault 19 1:37.085 18
20 17 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Ferrari 20 1:37.310 19
21 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Malaysia Caterham-Renault 21 1:37.875 20
22 4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Ferrari 22 1:37.913 21
  • * Penalised 10 grid places for unsafe release at previous round.
  • Penalised 5 grid places for forcing Romain Grosjean off track in Q1

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Nico Rosberg 2
______________ Lewis Hamilton
Row 2 3 ______________
Valtteri Bottas 4
______________ Sergio Pérez
Row 3 5 ______________
Kimi Räikkönen 6
______________ Jenson Button
Row 4 7 ______________
Felipe Massa 8
______________ Kevin Magnussen
Row 5 9 ______________
Fernando Alonso 10
______________ Sebastian Vettel
Row 6 11 ______________
Nico Hülkenberg 12
______________ Daniil Kvyat
Row 7 13 ______________
Daniel Ricciardo[1] 14
______________ Jean-Éric Vergne
Row 8 15 ______________
Esteban Gutiérrez 16
______________ Romain Grosjean
Row 9 17 ______________
Pastor Maldonado 18
______________ Kamui Kobayashi
Row 10 19 ______________
Jules Bianchi 20
______________ Marcus Ericsson
Row 11 21 ______________
Max Chilton 22
______________ Adrian Sutil[2]

NotesEdit

  1. Ricciardo qualified third, penalised 10 grid places for unsafe release at previous round
  2. Sutil qualified 18th, penalised 5 grid places for forcing Grosjean off track in Q1

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

Lewis Hamilton took the lead from Nico Rosberg before the first corner. Rosberg was attempting to pass Hamilton, but without success as they leave all of the other drivers, creating a large gap.

Adrian Sutil was forced to retire from the race after getting into the side of Jules Bianchi's car on the outside of the turn. Bianchi continued the race after returning to the pits to repair his left-rear puncture. This accident is under investigation.

Teammate's Hamilton and Rosberg were driving aggressively to take the lead from each other, until Hamilton was called to the pits on lap 19 for a new set of tyres. Rosberg took the lead, but was called to the pits two laps later, returning the lead to his teammate.

2014 Bahrain GP Accident

Pastor Maldonado and Esteban Gutiérrez come together on lap 40

On lap 40, Pastor Maldonado got into the back of Esteban Gutiérrez, sending Gutiérrez's car into the air. The car overturned and then rolled back over on to its wheels. Gutiérrez escaped, uninjured and Maldonado was given a 10 second stop-and-go penalty, as well as 5 place grid penalty for the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix.

As a result for the accident, the safety car was deployed. The field was brought back together for 5 laps under yellow. Mercedes drivers Hamilton and Rosberg were told that they could battle for position as long as both cars crossed the finish line. During the caution, Rosberg had pitted for a new set of soft tyres, leaving Hamilton on the hard tyre compound.

The race was resumed and the track returned to racing conditions. Rosberg made moves on Hamilton for the remainder of the race, but the defense was too strong. Hamliton completed the race with a one second lead, making this his second consecutive win of the season and the second one-two finish for Mercedes.

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 57 1 h 39 m 42.743 s 2 25
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg 57 + 1.085 s 1 18
3 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 57 + 24.067 s 13 15
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 57 + 24.489 s 13 12
5 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 57 + 28.654 s 11 10
6 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 57 + 29.879 s 10 8
7 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 57 + 31.265 s 7 6
8 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas 57 + 31.876 s 3 4
9 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 57 + 32.595 s 9 2
10 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 57 + 33.462 s 5 1
11 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 57 + 41.342 s 12
12 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 57 + 43.143 s 16
13 4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Ferrari 57 + 59.909 s 21
14 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 57 + 1 m 2.803 s 17
15 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Malaysia Caterham-Renault 57 + 1 m 27.900 s 18
16 17 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Ferrari 56 + 1 Lap 19
17 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 55 Clutch 6
Ret 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 40 Clutch 8
Ret 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 39 Collision 15
Ret 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Malaysia Caterham-Renault 33 Oil leak 20
Ret 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 18 Collision damage 14
Ret 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 17 Collision 22

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 Germany Nico Rosberg 61
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 50
3 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 28 ▲3
4 Spain Fernando Alonso 26 ▼1
5 United Kingdom Jenson Button 23 ▼1
6 Germany Sebastian Vettel 23 ▲1
7 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 20 ▼2
8 Finland Valtteri Bottas 18
9 Mexico Sergio Pérez 16 ▲4
10 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 12 ▲12
11 Brazil Felipe Massa 12 ▼1
12 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 7 ▼3
13 France Jean-Éric Vergne 4 ▼2
14 Russia Daniil Kvyat 3 ▼2
15 France Romain Grosjean 0
16 Germany Adrian Sutil 0 ▼2
17 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 0 ▼1
18 United Kingdom Max Chilton 0 ▼1
19 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 0 ▼1
20= Sweden Marcus Ericsson 0 ▼1
20= Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 0 ▲1
22 France Jules Bianchi 0 ▼2
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 111
2 India Force India-Mercedes 44 ▲3
3 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 43 ▼1
4 Austria Red Bull-Renault 35 ▲2
5 Italy Ferrari 33 ▼2
6 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 30 ▼2
7 Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 7
8 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 0 ▲1
9 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 0 ▼1
10 Russia Marussia-Ferrari 0 ▲1
11 Malaysia Caterham-Renault 0 ▼1

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
Cars CT05 • F14 T • VJM07 • E22 • MR03 • MP4-29 • F1 W05 • RB10 • C33 • STR9 • FW36
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • Bahrain • China • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Austria • Great Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Japan • Russia • United States • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Tyre tests: 2013 • 2014 • Jerez • Bahrain: 1 • 2 • 3 • Barcelona • Silverstone • Abu Dhabi
See also 2013 Formula One Season • 2015 Formula One Season • Category
Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix
Circuits Bahrain International Circuit (2004–present)
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