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The 2014 Belgian Grand Prix (officially the 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix)[1] was the twelfth race of the 2014 Formula One season. It was the 70th Belgian Grand Prix – the 59th as a round of the Formula One World Championship. It was held between August 22 and August 24, 2014.[2]

Nico Rosberg took pole position in a wet qualifying session, ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton made a better start than Rosberg, who also fell behind Sebastian Vettel. Rosberg overtook his fellow German and attacked Hamilton. The teammates touched, leaving Hamilton with a puncture he would not recover from, and leaving Rosberg with a damaged front wing. Daniel Ricciardo took advantage and won the race; Rosberg finished a close second after a late charge. Hamilton retired five laps from the end, which saw Rosberg extend his championship lead to 29 points.[3]

After the race, sixth-placed Kevin Magnussen was given a twenty-second time penalty for forcing Fernando Alonso off the road; the penalty meant he fell to twelfth place.

André Lotterer made his F1 début at the race, though it was not a success, as he retired early.


BackgroundEdit


Two DRS activation zones were used on the circuit. The first was located on the start/finish straight, and the second was on the Kemmel Straight.[4]

Before going into the summer break, Lewis Hamilton closed the gap to Nico Rosberg to 11 points after scoring 3rd in Hungary, while in the Constructors' Championship, Mercedes held a massive 174-point lead from Red Bull.[4]

Prior to the race, three driver changes were announced. Two were to affect this race, and another to affect 2015. Firstly, André Lotterer signed a one-race deal to replace Kamui Kobayashi at Caterham;[5] secondly, new Marussia reserve driver Alexander Rossi was to be given his début opportunity, replacing Max Chilton due to "contractual issues";[6] finally, Jean-Éric Vergne was left without a drive for 2015, as Max Verstappen was announced as Toro Rosso's new driver.[7][8]

During Free Practice 1, it was announced by Marussia boss Graeme Lowden that Max Chilton would in fact retain his drive seat for the race. Alexander Rossi took part in FP1, but Chilton returned to the car for FP2 and beyond.[9]

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-Ferrari Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
17 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Ferrari Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT05 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
45 Germany André Lotterer 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
42 United States Alexander Rossi Russia Marussia-Ferrari Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P

Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

The first practice session ran for 90 minutes on Friday.[10]

The fastest lap was set by Rosberg, who was followed by Hamilton and Alonso,[11] though Hamilton missed a few braking points, went wide twice at Pouhon and had a slight wobble while driving through Eau Rouge.[12] Alonso also lifted off the track and stopped ahead of Eau Rouge, due to feeling something on his engine so to check if he was okay to bring it back on, before coming back to the pits for the team to work on his car. Marcus Ericsson had a spin at La Source, but managed to continue with not much fuss. Kimi Räikkönen also spun at the corner, having concerned that there were temperature problems, but later came back on the track when Ferrari informed that his car was okay. Vettel could only handle 11 laps without any problems before he suffered an electrical issue, and also went wide at Pouhon. His team had to make a change on his car's power unit.[13]

FP2Edit

The second practice session took part on the same day as the first session, and also lasted 90 minutes.[10]

This time, Hamilton took the fastest time, followed by teammate Rosberg, Alonso and Felipe Massa, though Rosberg ran a bit wide onto the kerb when exiting Les Combes. The session was red-flagged twice when Pastor Maldonado spun and hit the barriers near Pouhon when his right tyres were put on the grass, and Esteban Gutiérrez spun off at Blanchimont, blaming a problem with his gearbox. Vettel was unable to compete, due to the Red Bull team having to change his engine after receiving a failure in his car's hybrid system in the first session.[14]

FP3Edit

The third and final practice session ran for an hour, and took place on Saturday.[10]

Valtteri Bottas set the fastest lap ahead of Ricciardo, Rosberg, Räikkönen and Hamilton.[15]

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:53.369 11 No Time 22 1:50.814 13
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:52.972 9 1:50.977 8 1:49.733 2
4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Ferrari DNP 1:54.040 18 1:52.984 20
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:51.577 1 1:49.793 2 1:49.739 3
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:52.818 5 1:52.234 15 1:49.817 4
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:53.597 13 1:52.196 14 1:51.509 16
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Malaysia Caterham-Renault 1:57.977 22 1:54.050 19 1:54.294 21
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:52.903 6 1:51.573 13 1:50.592 11
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:55.336 18 No Time 21 1:51.610 17
14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 1:51.805 3 1:49.930 3 1:49.890 6
17 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Ferrari 1:55.782 19 1:52.776 16 1:52.457 19
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:53.968 15 1:50.327 4 1:50.423 9
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:52.922 7 1:51.074 9 1:50.748 12
21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari DNP 1:53.955 17 1:51.898 18
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:52.404 4 1:50.659 5 1:50.203 8
25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:54.189 16 1:51.383 11 1:50.535 10
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:53.594 12 1:50.725 7 1:49.893 7
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:52.937 8 1:51.077 10 1:50.866 14
36 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:54.335 17 DNP DNP
42 United States Alexander Rossi Russia Marussia-Ferrari 1:57.232 20 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:51.674 2 1:49.189 1 1:49.817 5
45 Germany André Lotterer Malaysia Caterham-Renault 1:57.886 21 1:54.093 20 1:55.008 22
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:53.172 10 1:50.677 6 1:49.465 1
99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:53.703 14 1:51.450 12 1:50.962 15

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

The first qualifying session ran for 18 minutes. Any driver who qualified 17th or lower was eliminated. The 107% rule was used in the session, where the drivers had to set a time within the fastest time so to compete in the race.[10]

There was a heavy rainfall and hailstorm before the session started, but the clouds cleared in time for the first session. Rosberg set the fastest time, being 2:07.130. Hamilton came second, with a time of 2:07.280. While setting his first fastest lap, Hamilton went off the Bus Stop chicane, but it didn't affect him getting to the top of the results. Maldonado was unable to improve his time of 2:11.261 when he spun at the same chicane, qualifying 17th. Gutiérrez had to pull over at Campus after his car received a technical problem, and qualified 20th. Other drivers eliminated were Nico Hülkenberg, Max Chilton, André Lotterer and Marcus Ericsson.[16]

Q2Edit

Q2 lasted for 15 minutes, and eliminated the drivers who qualified 11th to 16th.[10]

The rain came in again for the second session. Despite having a few wobbles and going wide a few times, Hamilton and Rosberg came first and second respectively. Romain Grosjean spun at La Source in the middle of the session, and qualified 15th. Daniil Kvyat, Jean-Éric Vergne, Sergio Pérez, Adrian Sutil and Jules Bianchi were the other drivers eliminated.[16]

Q3Edit

The final qualifying session ran for 12 minutes, and chose the top ten positions.[10]

The rain stopped before the session started.[16] Rosberg set pole position, with a time of 2:05.591. It was his first pole position at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Hamilton came second after making mistakes on all of his flying laps, including going wide at La Source, which he stated that he was struggling on the brakes.[17]

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1 2:07.130 2 2:06.723 1 2:05.591 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2 2:07.280 1 2:06.609 2 2:05.819 2
3 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 8 2:10.105 7 2:08.868 3 2:07.717 3
4 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 9 2:10.197 3 2:08.450 4 2:07.786 4
5 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 7 2:10.089 9 2:08.989 5 2:07.911 5
6 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 4 2:09.250 4 2:08.451 6 2:08.049 6
7 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 16 2:11.081 8 2:08.901 7 2:08.679 7
8 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 6 2:09.885 5 2:08.646 8 2:08.780 8
9 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 3 2:08.403 6 2:08.833 9 2:09.178 9
10 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 11 2:10.529 10 2:09.272 10 2:09.776 10
11 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 10 2:10.445 11 2:09.377 11
12 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne 5 2:09.811 12 2:09.805 12
13 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 12 2:10.666 13 2:10.084 13
14 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 15 2:11.051 14 2:10.238 14
15 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 13 2:10.898 15 2:11.087 15
16 17 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Ferrari 14 2:11.051 16 2:12.470 16
17 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 17 2:11.261 17
18 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 18 2:11.267 18
19 4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Ferrari 19 2:12.566 19
20 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 20 2:13.414 20
21 45 Germany André Lotterer Malaysia Caterham-Renault 21 2:13.469 21
22 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 22 2:14.438 22
107% time: 2:16.029
Source:[18]

GridEdit

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

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

The race began at 14:00 local time (UTC+1), with the conditions being dry. Fernando Alonso's car stalled on the grid at the start of the formation lap as the Ferrari team struggled on it. He was eventually able to get going and keep his grid position.[19]

Lewis Hamilton took the lead from Nico Rosberg before reaching La Source. Rosberg also fell behind Sebastian Vettel.[19] Romain Grosjean made contact with Jules Bianchi before reaching Eau Rouge, puncturing Bianchi's right rear tyre.[20] On the Kemmel Straight, Vettel tried to take the lead from Hamilton like in 2013, but went wide at Les Combes, and got back on the track in third place.[19]

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Rosberg making contact with Hamilton, damaging Rosberg's front wing and puncturing Hamilton's tyre

Lap 2 became a controversial moment when Rosberg made contact with Hamilton at Les Combes, damaging Rosberg's front wing as well as puncturing Hamilton's left rear tyre.[21] Hamilton went on to say calmly on the team radio, "Nico hit me. Nico's hit me."[22] This was later classified as Rosberg's fault by Mercedes.[23] Pastor Maldonado and André Lotterer were forced to retire when their cars both came to a stop,[19] due to problems with their engines.[20]

Meanwhile, Alonso was given a five-second penalty due to the Ferrari mechanics not returning to the pits within 15 seconds during the formation lap, and was later overtaken by Daniel Ricciardo.[24] After his first pit stop, Hamilton came back out in 19th place,[19] but the debris from his tyre heavily damaged his car's floor.[25] Felipe Massa was also affected, as part of the debris got stuck on his car's floor, costing him around two seconds.[25] Ricciardo got into second place after Vettel went wide at Pouhon.[20] Sergio Pérez, meanwhile, was able to get past Massa for ninth place.[19]

On lap 8, Valtteri Bottas got into fourth place by using DRS to overtake Alonso on the Kemmel Straight. Rosberg came into the pits at the end of the lap, putting on medium tyres and having his front wing changed. Kimi Räikkönen came in for a pit stop as well, and Rosberg came back on the track in 15th behind him, which the lead was taken by Ricciardo. Pérez and Massa took pit stops at the end of the next lap,[19] though the Williams team did not remove the debris on Massa's car floor.[26] On lap 10, while driving along the Kemmel Straight, Rosberg's radio aerial caught a piece of debris coming off Esteban Gutiérrez's car,[19] believed to be from Hamilton's tyre.[27] Vettel, meanwhile, came in for a pit stop, rejoining behind Räikkönen.[20] On lap 11, Ricciardo came into the pits, putting on more soft tyres, and joined again in fourth,[19] putting Bottas into the lead.[20] Hamilton was in 17th place, and was catching up to Grosjean.[19]

Bottas and Alonso later took their first pit stops, with Alonso serving his five-second penalty.[20][19] Alonso was able to get past Pérez at Rivage to get into seventh place. Jenson Button took the lead for the whole lap before taking his first pit stop, putting Ricciardo back in first place.[19] Hamilton, meanwhile, managed to get past Grosjean into 16th place.[24] On lap 15, Kevin Magnussen overtook Jean-Éric Vergne at the Bus Stop chicane, before he later picked off Alonso.[19] Meanwhile, the debris on Rosberg's radio aerial was shed off.[20] By lap 17, Rosberg tried to get past Vettel for third place, but locked up going into the Bus Stop chicane, and was overtaken by Bottas on the Kemmel Straight. Hamilton came in for his second pit stop, where the team put on medium tyres along with a tweak to his car.[19] The stewards decided to classify the two Mercedes drivers' collision as a racing incident.[3] Rosberg later reported to the Mercedes team that his front tyre was vibrating, and took his second pit stop on lap 20 to put on more medium tyres before coming back on the track in 11th place.[19]

Massa came into the pits a second time on lap 21, and this time, the team saw the tyre debris and removed it,[26] meaning that he had previously lost around 40 seconds in total, before going nearly three seconds quicker.[25] Hamilton, who was in 17th place, wasn't able to get into the points, and asked his race engineer: "Guys, should we save the engine?" The reply was: "We are looking at the options now and we will come back to you, but your pace is good." Rosberg set a new fastest lap on lap 22, and took seventh place from Pérez. He did the same on Button during lap 23, only for Button to take sixth place back. Vettel, meanwhile, headed into the pits for medium tyres, and came back out in eighth place.[19] Räikkönen later came into the pits from second place.[20] Rosberg managed to overtake Alonso on the next lap, though he told his team on the radio: "Just ask Charlie if that pass was ok." Alonso later went for his next pit stop to put on medium tyres, rejoining in ninth place. His teammate Räikkönen was able to get past Button into fourth place.[19]

Ricciardo gave the lead to Bottas when he took his second pit stop on lap 28, putting on medium tyres and rejoining the track in fifth. Hamilton, meanwhile, was in 16th place and trying to catch up to Adrian Sutil, and told his team on the radio: "I don't know how I am going to catch the guys in front." His race engineer replied: "If there's a safety car it's still all to play for - just keep plugging away." Ricciardo regained the lead when Bottas headed in for his next pit stop on the next lap. Hamilton was still not in the top ten, telling the team: "I have absolutely no downforce." His engineer then gave the reply: "We hear you Lewis but you do have good pace and if there is a safety car it would put you back in there, we are not concerned about the engine so hang in there."[19]

Bottas had a look at Vettel, and overtook for fourth place at Les Combes. Hamilton took his third pit stop on lap 31 to take medium tyres,[24] and came back on the track in 16th place behind Gutiérrez. Grosjean had to retire, coming into the pit garage on lap 33. Rosberg took another pit stop, being given soft tyres, and resumed in fourth place. However, he got overtook by Bottas, but managed to take the place back and get past Räikkönen to take second place. Still not getting into the points, Hamilton pleaded to save his engine, but his race engineer told him that the team was not concerned. Eventually, the team told Hamilton to pit so to cool his car, to which he exited the race on lap 39. Räikkönen's hopes for his first podium of 2014 were over when he was overtook by Bottas along the Kemmel Straight. Receiving a problem with his gearbox, Bianchi had to retire on lap 41.[19]

By lap 42, Button and Alonso traded places, before Vettel overtook Button to get into seventh, as Max Chilton and Marcus Ericsson battled for 16th place. Rosberg, meanwhile, was about eight seconds behind Ricciardo. Alonso tried to overtake around the outside of Magnussen on lap 43, but got pushed onto the grass, allowing Vettel to get into fifth place. Ricciardo won the race 3.3 seconds ahead of Rosberg, with Bottas finishing third.[19]

Post-raceEdit

The top three drivers collected the trophies during the podium ceremony, and were all interviewed by Eddie Jordan before they came to the subsequent press conference. Rosberg, however, was booed by the crowd for his incident with Hamilton.[28]

With the results from the race, Rosberg led the Drivers' Championship with 220 points. Because he failed to score any points, Hamilton remained second with 191 points. After taking victory, Ricciardo was third with 156 points, ahead of Alonso with 121. Bottas' third place finish took him up to 110 points. Mercedes continued leading the Constructors' Championship with 411 points, ahead of Red Bull with 254 points. Ferrari remained third in the championship with 160 points.[29]

Following the race, Rosberg was accused by Hamilton for crashing into him; Hamilton explained: "He said he did it on purpose, he said he could have avoided it. He said 'I did it to prove a point.'" However, Rosberg denied that he tried to make any wrongdoing, stating that "I gave it a go. I didn't see any risk in trying to overtake, so why should I not try?" Toto Wolff, the executive director of Mercedes, also said: "We had a collision that could have been avoided, a second-lap collision. It was Nico who attacked and he shouldn't have done it." At the time, it was as if the team had let Hamilton and Rosberg's rivalry grow out of control,[30] after Rosberg's controversial qualifying incident in Monaco.[31]

Magnussen dropped from sixth to 12th when he was given a 20-second time penalty and two penalty points for forcing Alonso off the track.[32]

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 44 1h 24m 36.556s 5 25
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 44 +3.383 1 18
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 44 +28.032 6 15
4 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 44 +36.815 8 12
5 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 44 +52.196 3 10
6 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 44 +54.580 10 8
7 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 44 +61.162 4 6
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 44 +64.293 13 3
9 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 44 +65.347 11 2
10 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 44 +65.697 18 1
11 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 44 +71.920 12
12* 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 44 +74.262 7
13 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 44 +75.975 9
14 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 44 +82.447 14
15 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 44 +90.825 20
16 4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Ferrari 43 +1 Lap 19
17 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Malaysia Caterham-Renault 43 +1 Lap 22
18 17 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Ferrari 39 Gearbox 16
Ret 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 38 Collision damage 2
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 33 Collision damage 15
Ret 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1 Exhaust 17
Ret 45 Germany André Lotterer Malaysia Caterham-Renault 1 Power unit 21
Source:[33][34]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 Germany Nico Rosberg 220
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 191
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 156
4 Spain Fernando Alonso 121
5 Finland Valtteri Bottas 110
6 Germany Sebastian Vettel 98
7 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 70
8 United Kingdom Jenson Button 68
9 Brazil Felipe Massa 40
10 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 39 ▲2
11 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 37 ▼1
12 Mexico Sergio Pérez 33 ▼1
13 France Jean-Éric Vergne 11
14 France Romain Grosjean 8
15 Russia Daniil Kvyat 6
16 France Jules Bianchi 2
17 Germany Adrian Sutil 0
18 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 0
19 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 0
20 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 0
21 United Kingdom Max Chilton 0
22 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 0
23 Germany André Lotterer 0
Source:[29]
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 411
2 Austria Red Bull-Renault 254
3 Italy Ferrari 160
4 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 150
5 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 105 ▲1
6 India Force India-Mercedes 103 ▼1
7 Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 19
8 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 8
9 Russia Marussia-Ferrari 2
10 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 0
11 Malaysia Caterham-Renault 0
Source:[29]

NotesEdit

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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
V T E Belgium Belgian Grand Prix
Circuits Spa-Francorchamps (1950 - 1970, 1983, 1985 - Present), Nivelles (1972, 1974), Zolder (1973, 1975 - 1982, 1984)
Track map of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium
Races 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1954 • 1955 • 1956 • 1957 • 1958 • 1959 • 1960 • 1961 • 1962 • 1963 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969 • 1970 • 1971 • 1972 • 1973 • 1974 • 1975 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 • 1980 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018


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