2014 Australian Grand Prix grid

2014 Australian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Albert Park, 2014

Row 1 1. Lewis Hamilton 1’44.231
2. Daniel Ricciardo 1’44.547
Red Bull
Row 2 3. Nico Rosberg 1’44.595
4. Kevin Magnussen 1’45.745
Row 3 5. Fernando Alonso 1’45.819
6. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’45.864
Toro Rosso
Row 4 7. Nico Hulkenberg 1’46.03
Force India
8. Daniil Kvyat 1’47.368
Toro Rosso
Row 5 9. Felipe Massa 1’48.079
10. Jenson Button 1’44.437
Row 6 11. Kimi Raikkonen 1’44.494
12. Sebastian Vettel 1’44.668
Red Bull
Row 7 13. Adrian Sutil 1’45.655
14. Kamui Kobayashi 1’45.867
Row 8 15. Valtteri Bottas* 1’48.147
16. Sergio Perez 1’47.293
Force India
Row 9 17. Max Chilton 1’34.293
18. Jules Bianchi 1’34.794
Row 10 19. Marcus Ericsson 1’35.157
20. Romain Grosjean 1’36.993
Row 11 21. Pastor Maldonado No time
22. Esteban Gutierrez* 1’35.117

*Five-place penalty for gearbox change

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172 comments on 2014 Australian Grand Prix grid

  1. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 15th March 2014, 7:27

    Anybody has RIC in top 5 in predictions?

  2. mark p said on 15th March 2014, 7:28

    Loved the cars moving and drivers fighting them. Like 70’s F1 or Motp GP you can see them working more. Shame about the noise it didn’t go with what I was watching. It was like a rock concert but with Britney Spears overdubbed. I am all for these new engines but the sound on tv….but in a few races I won’t pay much attention to it.

  3. Yusha (@freebird78) said on 15th March 2014, 7:30

    Daniel Ricciardo’s P2 has surprised me a bit. RBR seem to have covered a lot of ground since the testing ended. Their FP running was also fraught with issues. I think RBR is going to be right there this year too and will probably fight hard for the championship. They might even win it. This is going to be an exciting year!

  4. SennaPart2 said on 15th March 2014, 7:32

    At the end of the season Lewis will be standing with 44 pole positions!!!!!

  5. raj said on 15th March 2014, 7:37

    what is happening to alonso and ferrari . i thought ferrari had the pace to be in the top 4 yet they blowed their chances up once again . hope they have a better race speed than mercedes . i think mercedes is like what they were last year . good qualification pace but bad race speed . hope alonso blow away ham-berg from taking the titles

  6. SennaPart2 said on 15th March 2014, 7:45

    Lewis Hamilton, at end of 2014 season, 44 pole positions!!!!!

  7. Well I predicted pole, but the rest of the grid is surprising.

  8. Neel Jani (@neelv27) said on 15th March 2014, 7:46

    It’s utterly disgusting to read comments here about people mocking at Vettel. This is the sort of attitude one needs to change, I mean guys common! Just the 1st qualifying of the new season and most people have even concluded a lot things. It was a fascinating session with timing of the lap playing a crucial role as well as the weather and drivability of cars.

    Ricciardo did a stellar job and so did many drivers up and down the field. An enjoyable start to the season.

    • James said on 15th March 2014, 8:09

      I’m with you, I’m approaching this season with an open mind. Having said that I disagree with those saying he will move all the way up the grid. Ricciardo got P2 on inters, which should be a quicker tyre than the fill wets, I think the rain has hidden the pace of the Mercedes and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them run away from the red bull at the start (should the race be dry)

    • Alan Miller (@alanmiller) said on 15th March 2014, 8:55

      Well if your looking for those to change their tune I think your going to be sorely disappointed. We F1 fans are known for our temporary amnesia and predicting entire championships with little data. That being said if this trend were to continue for the next five races or so then the predictions would have some clout. The best explanation so far is that even the best drivers have car issues.

      I have to agree with you about RIC he had a stonking good performance! If the car holds up RBR look like serious contenders for the WCC. (See! I’m making championship predictions with little data!)

    • David Margono (@woshidavid95) said on 15th March 2014, 10:02


      I totally see where you’re coming from and I agree with your sentiments… unfortunately Vettel is not exactly popular and on other websites, the bashing gets a lot worse; F1Fanatic has one of the most open-minded and rational members in general… it’d be ideal if the world was free of boneheaded fanboys/girls whom in their eyes their favourite driver (Usually Alonso/Hamilton/Raikkonen) can do wrong while their target of bashing (Usually Vettel) is the personification of evil but hey, this is the Internet so we just have to put up with it…

      • Palle (@palle) said on 15th March 2014, 23:05

        I agree and I think we also have a job to do to remind ourselves keep it fair. I mean its ok to utter some criticism, if the arguments why, is put forward. But just to claim someone is the enemy or just defining that on this forum we don’t like driver x and team y etc. gets very tiring to read.

  9. F1Rollout (@f1rollout) said on 15th March 2014, 7:47

    2014 hasn’t really brought anything new in the pecking order. Its Mercedes and Redbull who are leading with Ferrari behind. Expect Vettel to take his usual position by the end of the season otherwise you will be disappointed. Expect Fernando to stuck with his 5th place and Ferrari to no challenge the top two. I really don’t understand how come all these regulation changes didn’t make any difference?

    • To be honest will still don’t know the order, wait ’till China at least. Looking at dry pace I think we have Merc >>>>Williams>> Ferrari>>> Red Bull> Mclaren. Quite a turn around from last year.

  10. Chad (@chaddy) said on 15th March 2014, 7:49

    I really think Marussia or Caterham will get their first ever points tomorrow.

    I’ve figured it out.

    They need 9 retirements:

    2 from lotus failures,
    1 from sauber failure,
    1 from toro rosso failure,
    1 from massa hitting wall,
    1 from red bull failure,
    1 from lewis retirement from lead,
    1 from kimi crashing again
    1 from weird button car issue


  11. Paul2013 said on 15th March 2014, 8:00

    HA HA HA SO VETEL, THE EXTREMLY GOOD DRIVER, DRIVING A NORMAL CAR ENDS 12…. fantastic, now everyone can understand better his winings.

    • Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 15th March 2014, 8:04

      I suppose you also judged Alonso’s whole season in 2012 on the basis of him crashing in qualifying in Australia?

      • Neel Jani (@neelv27) said on 15th March 2014, 8:11

        @vettel1 For them it’s concluded. Season is over as far as the battle of the Bulls is concerned. Truly amazing how they jump to conclusions where Vettel is involved.

      • quads said on 15th March 2014, 12:12

        Ridiculous comparason.
        1. VET, even though he does often in stressful situations, did not crash in 2014
        2. VET, had a package with pace fully capable of front row, as proven by his less experienced team mate’s time/position. Significantly better than the Ferrari of 2012 which was 1.5s behind pole sitter and quite a handful (refer to onboards footage to see his fights with it)
        3. ALO in 2012, although was out already at Q2 due to the below par quality of the package , was still ahead of his very experienced team mate at the final grid.

  12. wayne (@waynedru78) said on 15th March 2014, 8:13

    10th 11th and 12th place were all good enough to get into the top 5 in final quali we are going too see a few cars coming up through the field tomorrow all 1.44mins

  13. Uzair Syed (@ultimateuzair) said on 15th March 2014, 8:14

    Hooray for F1 after Vettel starts in 12th! That could be a news headline. :P

  14. Paul2013 said on 15th March 2014, 8:19

    Vettel is going to be the next Jenson Button. When he has to compete with a regular car he disappears.

  15. pxcmerc (@pcxmerc) said on 15th March 2014, 8:30

    How about Max Chilton, not bad. Maybe if he keeps it on the road he can pull in a few more spots.

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