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Post-Race Statistics of the 2014 British GP

An absolutely cracking British GP! A few firsts, an exciting wet qualifying and a mad race with battles for more or less every position.

Qualifying was incredibly eventful, for the first time this season that a Ferrari or a Williams dropped out of Q1, ending Alonso’s run of reaching Q3 at every race in 2014. Marussia were even briefly 1-2 in Q1 and Q2, the first time since the 2013 Belgian GP where both have reached Q2. Nico Rosberg took pole position by over 1.5 seconds, Lewis Hamilton was only sixth as he abandoned his final lap while everyone else continued and gained several seconds.

The Marussias of Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi outqualified drivers with a combined 3 Drivers’ Championships, 64 wins and 212 podiums, not bad for a team that have only recently scored their first points.

Felipe Massa made his 200th race start (202nd GP) and didn’t even make it half a lap after getting unlucky and colliding with Kimi Raikkonen’s spinning Ferrari, leading to a 50 minute red flag period. Amazingly the three drivers on the podium all started the race from the third row or lower, Hamilton from 6th, Bottas from 16th and Ricciardo from 8th. Hamilton took the fastest lap with a 1:37.176, only himself and Sebastian Vettel were in the 1:37s, but a lot of drivers opted for the one stop strategy.

Raikkonen’s retirement is first time Ferrari have retired all season, so now every constructor has had at least one retirement, the only drivers left that haven’t are Fernando Alonso, Nico Hulkenberg and Jenson Button.

2014PositionsBritain

Only a few changes in the positions again, the second consecutive podium for Bottas, their first since 2005, has bumped him up from 7th to 5th, Magnussen has jumped ahead of Massa for 9th and Vergne has moved ahead of Grosjean for 13th. There is just a single change in the Constructors’ Championship, Williams have moved ahead of Force India for 4th and are only three points shy of Ferrari in 3rd.

2014PointsBritain

The massive gap between Mercedes and everybody else is still there, but the two Mercedes are very close together after Rosberg’s retirement, just four points separating the two.

Pos Driver Team Nation Points Laps Fastest Lap Grid
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes GBR 25 52 01:37.176 6
2 Valtteri Bottas Williams FIN 18 52 01:38.264 14
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull AUS 15 52 01:38.459 8
4 Jenson Button McLaren GBR 12 52 01:38.284 3
5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull GER 10 52 01:37.481 2
6 Fernando Alonso Ferrari ESP 8 52 01:38.587 16
7 Kevin Magnussen McLaren DEN 6 52 01:38.677 5
8 Nico Hulkenberg Force India GER 4 52 01:38.625 4
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso RUS 2 52 01:38.407 9
10 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso FRA 1 51 01:39.261 10
11 Sergio Perez Force India MEX 0 51 01:38.716 7
12 Romain Grosjean Lotus FRA 0 51 01:38.919 11
13 Adrian Sutil Sauber GER 0 51 01:40.041 13
14 Jules Bianchi Marussia FRA 0 51 01:39.961 12
15 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham JAP 0 50 01:41.462 22
16 Max Chilton Marussia GBR 0 50 01:40.399 17
17 Pastor Maldonado Lotus VEN 0 49 01:40.314 20
RET Nico Rosberg Mercedes GER 28 01:38.091 1
RET Marcus Ericsson Caterham SWE 11 01:44.319 21
RET Esteban Gutierrez Sauber MEX 9 01:42.566 19
RET Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari FIN 0 18
RET Felipe Massa Williams BRA 0 15

 

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