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The 2014 German Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland 2014) was the tenth race of the 2014 season. It was held between July 18 and July 20, 2014.

Nico Rosberg took pole position and won the race. Lewis Hamilton, who started 20th after both a crash in qualifying and a grid penalty, finished third; Valtteri Bottas separated the two drivers.


BackgroundEdit

In the German Grand Prix, all drivers ran cars without the FRIC system. FRIC, the front-to-rear interconnected suspension, is essentially an electronic self-levelling suspension system that gives the car better cornering abilities. This system has been used in Formula One for the past ten years. All teams abandoned the FRIC system because of the threat of being protested against if they ran the system.

With his home country's victory in the FIFA World Cup, Nico Rosberg has designed a special German World Cup helmet for his home Grand Prix. His original design contained an image of the World Cup trophy on the top of the helmet, however FIFA banned this design as it infringed upon the official World Cup brand. Rosberg has created an alternate design that does not contain the World Cup trophy on it.

Going into the race, the Mercedes duo are locked in a tight battle for lead in the World Drivers' Championship. This being the home Grand Prix for the team, both drivers will be looking to finish in a high result. Rosberg leads the World Drivers' Championship by just four points to Lewis Hamilton, but after a victory in his home Grand Prix Hamilton is thought to have the momentum.

In addition to Rosberg, this event is also Nico Hülkenberg, Adrian Sutil and Sebastian Vettel's home Grand Prix.

This event was held at the Hockenheimring due to the track alternating years with the Nürburgring. The last time that this race was held at the Hockenheimring was in 2012 and we saw Fernando Alonso win his 30th Formula One victory.

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
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
41 United Kingdom Susie Wolff United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P

Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes proved yet again that they are two of the best drivers of the 2014 season by posting the top two fastest times in the session. The World Drivers' Championship leader Rosberg led Hamilton, but only by 0.065 seconds.

Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull set the fastest time early on after entering the track with the first group of drivers, however this was a position that he was unable to maintain. He had dropped to a respectable sixth position by the end of the session. Teammate Daniel Ricciardo finished in a fourth position, but still had a sizable gap to Fernando Alonso.

Sauber test driver Giedo van der Garde stood in for Esteban Gutiérrez and managed to place the car into 16th position after driving a 23 laps. Susie Wolff made another appearance for Williams, driving Valtteri Bottas' car. This experience proved to be better after suffering mechanical issues in first free practice session of the 2014 British Grand Prix. Early in the session it looked as though Wolff would not get the chance to participate in the session because of more mechanical issues, but the team was able to fix the issue and get her out onto the track for her 22 laps of practice.

Marcus Ericsson made the early start to the session and managed to complete the most laps of the session with a successful 35 laps. However, this would not help his session as he would still finish 21st. Max Chilton finished in the last position after having to return to the garage on his installation lap when he car began to emit smoke. Chilton did manage to complete 22 laps after the issues was repaired, but was off of the pace.

FP2Edit

Much like the first practice session, both Mercedes drivers finished with very close lap times. The big difference this session was that Hamilton was on top, with a gap of 0.024 seconds over Rosberg. Rosberg set the pace early on, running the soft tyres. It would remain this way until Rosberg, Hamilton and Ricciardo pitted to change to the super soft tyres. This allowed Ricciardo to set the fastest lap, but Rosberg quickly resumed his spot on top. A few laps later, Hamilton would take the lead by a very small gap. Hamilton would remain on top for the remainder of the session.

Ericsson again suffered mechanical issues with his Caterham early in the session and was forced to stop, but rejoined the session after the car was repaired. Kamui Kobayashi in the other Caterham also had some issues when he car caught fire after twelve laps and he was forced to retire from the session.

Bottas and Gutiérrez took there seats back from the test drivers. Gutiérrez was not able to finish better than his test driver did in the first session, but Bottas was successful in beating Wolff's impressive performance by a staggering five positions.

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:20.097 6 1:19.248 8 1:18.890 9
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:19.697 4 1:18.443 3 1:18.769 7
4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Ferrari 1:23.299 22 1:21.898 21 1:23.449 22
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:19.131 1 1:18.365 2 1:17.779 1
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:20.210 8 1:18.887 4 1:18.842 8
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:21.603 17 1:20.358 17 1:20.078 16
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Malaysia Caterham-Renault 1:23.256 21 1:21.870 20 1:23.077 21
10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Malaysia Caterham-Renault 1:22.572 19 1:23.728 22 1:21.018 20
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:20.598 14 1:19.581 13 1:19.505 14
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:21.854 18 1:20.158 16 1:20.466 18
14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 1:19.423 3 1:19.329 9 1:18.384 3
17 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Ferrari 1:22.982 20 1:21.328 19 1:20.198 17
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:20.542 11 1:19.024 6 1:18.575 4
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.105 7 1:18.960 5 1:18.756 6
21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari DNP 1:20.504 18 1:19.601 15
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.833 5 1:19.221 7 1:19.489 13
25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:20.586 12 1:19.760 15 1:19.470 12
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:20.337 9 1:19.452 12 1:19.131 11
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:20.592 13 1:19.593 14 1:19.127 10
36 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:20.782 16 DNP DNP
41 United Kingdom Susie Wolff United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:20.769 15 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:19.196 2 1:18.341 1 1:18.380 2
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes DNP 1:19.385 10 1:18.611 5
99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:20.505 10 1:19.417 11 1:20.844 19

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 1 1:17.631 1 1:17.109 1 1:16.540 1
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 4 1:18.215 3 1:17.353 2 1:16.759 2
3 19 Brazil Felipe Massa 6 1:18.381 2 1:17.370 3 1:17.078 3
4 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 5 1:18.260 5 1:17.788 4 1:17.214 4
5 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 2 1:18.117 6 1:17.855 5 1:17.273 5
6 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 3 1:18.194 4 1:17.646 6 1:17.577 6
7 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 7 1:18.389 7 1:17.866 7 1:17.649 7
8 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 10 1:18.530 9 1:18.103 8 1:17.965 8
9 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 16 1:18.927 8 1:18.017 9 1:18.014 9
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez 15 1:18.916 10 1:18.161 10 1:18.035 10
11 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 8 1:18.425 11 1:18.193 11
12 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 11 1:18.534 12 1:18.273 12
13 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 9 1:18.496 13 1:18.285 13
14 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 13 1:18.739 14 1:18.787 16*
15 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 14 1:18.894 15 1:18.983 14
16 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 12 1:18.683 16 No Time 20
17 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 17 1:19.142 15
18 17 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Ferrari 18 1:19.676 17
19 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 19 1:20.195 18
20 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Malaysia Caterham-Renault 20 1:20.408 19
21 4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Ferrari 21 1:20.489 21
22 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Malaysia Caterham-Renault PL

Notes:

  • *Esteban Gutiérrez was penalized three grid positions for causing a collision in the previous round
  • Lewis Hamilton was penalized five grid positions for a gearbox change

GridEdit

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

Notes:

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 67 1h 33m 42.914s 1 25
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 67 +20.7 2 18
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 67 +22.5 20 15
4 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 67 +44.0 6 12
5 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 67 +52.4 7 10
6 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 67 +52.5 5 8
7 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 67 +64.1 9 6
8 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 67 +84.7 11 4
9 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 66 +1 Lap 4 2
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 66 +1 Lap 10 1
11 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 66 +1 Lap 12
12 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 66 +1 Lap 18
13 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 66 +1 Lap 13
14 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 66 +1 Lap 16
15 17 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Ferrari 66 +1 Lap 17
16 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Malaysia Caterham-Renault 65 +2 Laps 19
17 4 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Ferrari 65 +2 Laps 21
18 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Malaysia Caterham-Renault 65 +2 Laps 22
Ret 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 47 Spin 15
Ret 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 44 Ignition 8
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 26 Cooling 14
Ret 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 0 Accident 3

MilestonesEdit

  • A car with number six started an 882nd race, standing alone as the most-used car number in F1 history (car number 2, unused in 2014, has been used in 881 races).
  • Nico Rosberg scored his 20th podium, lead his 500th lap and passed 750 points.
  • Williams' 300th podium.
  • 300th podium for a Mercedes engine.
  • Adrian Sutil drove his 119th race without scoring a podium finish, overtaking Pierluigi Martini's record of 118.

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 Germany Nico Rosberg 190
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 176
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 106
4 Spain Fernando Alonso 97
5 Finland Valtteri Bottas 91
6 Germany Sebastian Vettel 82
7 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 69
8 United Kingdom Jenson Button 59
9 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 37
10 Brazil Felipe Massa 30
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez 29
12 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 19
13 France Jean-Éric Vergne 9
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
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 366
2 Austria Red Bull-Renault 188
3 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 121 ▲1
4 Italy Ferrari 116 ▼1
5 India Force India-Mercedes 98
6 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 96
7 Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 15
8 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 8
9 Russia Marussia-Ferrari 2
10 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 0
11 Malaysia Caterham-Renault 0

NotesEdit


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 Germany German Grand Prix
Circuits Nürburgring (1951–1954, 1956–1958, 1960–1969, 1970–1976, 1985, 2007–2013*), AVUS (1959), Hockenheimring (1970, 1977–1984, 1986–2006, 2007–2014*, 2016, 2018)
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* Nürburgring and Hockenheimring alternated between each other during these years.
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