2014 Malaysian Grand Prix result

2014 Malaysian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Sepang International Circuit, 2014

Pos # Driver Car Laps Time/gap Difference Reason
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 1hr 40m 25.974s
2 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 56 17.313 17.313
3 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 56 24.534 7.221
4 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56 35.992 11.458
5 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 56 47.199 11.207
6 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 56 83.691 36.492
7 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 56 85.076 1.385
8 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 56 85.537 0.461
9 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 55 1 lap 1 lap
10 26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 55 1 lap 26.969
11 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 55 1 lap 2.202
12 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 55 1 lap 0.138
13 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 55 1 lap 40.074
14 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 54 2 laps 1 lap
15 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 54 2 laps 0.130
Not classified
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 49 7 laps 5 laps Retired
21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 35 21 laps 14 laps Gearbox
99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 32 24 laps 3 laps Electrics
25 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 18 38 laps 14 laps Engine
17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 8 48 laps 10 laps Brakes
13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 7 49 laps 1 lap Engine
11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 0 56 laps 7 laps Did not start

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19 comments on 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix result

  1. GeeMac (@geemac) said on 30th March 2014, 10:56

    Great result for Mercedes. It looks like they still have a loot is reserve, but Red Bull are making steady progress. They’ll have to make hay while the sun shines…

  2. sato113 (@sato113) said on 30th March 2014, 10:59

    13th for caterham!

    • Safwan said on 31st March 2014, 9:03

      Its good to see kamui chasing the saubers in the race from the grandstands! its just great

  3. I have to ask, what is Sherlock doing there?

    In all seriousness though, I don’t think I could handle any more disappointing race from Ferrari after this.
    Why is the car so slow?

    • Todfod (@todfod) said on 30th March 2014, 11:29

      Its shocking to see that even with DRS open, that car seems to lack straight line speed. In pre season testing, if I were to bet on one team with less aero drag, it would be Ferrari (due to the small sidepod intakes).

      The Ferrari’s this year seem completely different from the previous years – They are slow in wet conditions, they lack some serious top speed, they look really uncomfortable during the opening laps of the race. The only positive is that they look quick during the closing stages of a race.

      I would probably put Ferrari as the 4th quickest team right now.. behind Merc, Red Bull and Mclaren

      • Hamilfan (@hamilfan) said on 30th March 2014, 11:51

        @todfod I felt very sad for Ferrari today . After a promising Qualifying I was hoping for a 2012 style start for Alonso charging up the field . I also feel that Ferrari’s usual quick start’s are not so quick anymore . Any technical reasons for this ?
        Kimi had bad luck again . What is it with Ferrari ? They were supposed to benefit from this change . Instead they find themselves back in Red Bull’s rears .

        • U2F1 (@u2f1) said on 31st March 2014, 8:34

          absolutely echo your comments Akshay. I was on the grandstands at turn 1-2 and another problem I noticed was with Alonso’s breaking into turn 1 and have to say the Ferrari is slippery on the brakes and he seldom hit the apex with a whole lot of sliding on most of his laps
          The top speed and lightning starts look like a thing of the past now – Ferrari seriously need to up their game now

  4. Ivan (@wpinrui) said on 30th March 2014, 11:17

    I’d side with Massa regardng the team orders – they had the same strategy, their tyres were not much different, and I think that if Bottas couldn’t get past Massa, he wouldn’t be able to get past Button even if he had been released. So Williams shouldn’t have given the team order, as doing so would just give the team a bad atmosphere.

    • trublu (@trublu) said on 30th March 2014, 11:20

      Exactly, if Bottas couldn’t get past Massa, there’s no way he could have gotten past Button

      • JKorz said on 30th March 2014, 11:37

        Very disappointed in Williams public humiliating poor Felipe like that…

      • OOliver said on 30th March 2014, 11:47

        While I agree with then end result, it sometimes isn’t necessarily the case that just because Massa couldn’t get past Button then, Bottas would have the same problem. The reason you wont want to have team mates battling it out when there is bigger points ahead is so they don’t both use up their tyres and subsequently fail to reach their objectives.
        Matter of fact, its probably easier getting past another car from a different team than getting past your own team mate, because you can obviously take more risks and secondly, the cars will have different handling or performance characteristics.
        Nevertheless, I believe Williams kept it far too late to call for the switch as it was looking less likely that Bottas would have caught Button in the limited time available.

    • Hamilfan (@hamilfan) said on 30th March 2014, 11:54

      Yeah was satisfying to see Massa finish ahead of Bottas . But Massa wasn’t all “good” there too .He was the guy who pestered the team to hold of Bottas initially . Guess , Bottas would attack from next race on .

    • Bob (@bobespirit62) said on 31st March 2014, 16:40

      I agree. It was a mistake by the team to give the orders in that situation. Surely, they know Massa’s position on this and why have them change positions? Bottas wasn’t going to pass Button if we couldn’t easily pass Felipe, so they were only asking for a position swap and no driver is going to go for that.

  5. Corrado (@corrado-dub) said on 30th March 2014, 11:54

    Did not expect RBR to be so fast in dry conditions, while Ferrari so slow. It looks like RBR is better than expected, while Ferrari worse. But in all Free Practices Ferrari is doing a lot better, seems to be the fastest car, Mercedes apart. In Australia it was Alonso the fastest, now Raikkonen, but in both races they failed to keep it up in Quali and Race too. Wonder what’s going on for real that performace drops so much when FPs are over !

  6. kpcart said on 30th March 2014, 13:26

    showing the fuel percentage used for each car is absolutely pointless with the 100kg/h flow rate. they all made it to the end so who cares if one car used 5% less fuel. at 2/3 of the race I thought some cars were saving fuel, and others using too much, but then I realised that the ones using less cannot use more at the end of the race anyway, because they will go over the fuel flow rate limit… which makes it pointless to show the percentage of fuel used. get rid of the flow rate rule, then the percentage graph will be interesting. all it showed today is that one engine manufacturer has a huge advantage in efficiency then the other 2 – and races will be decided because of that this year.

    • ShubhamRaheja said on 30th March 2014, 14:41

      It does mean a lot in terms of speed, I assume.
      More fuel rate would mean a richer fuel supply to the engine which would mean more speed during the crucial times. Fuel management could be done when there’s no need to push.

    • reiter (@reiter) said on 30th March 2014, 16:47

      I don’t think you understand how a flow rate works. Honestly, all the complaints about it just seem like people not being able to do any math. Besides, a car that has used more fuel will be lighter than one with fuel to spare, but won’t be able to push as hard as the one which can still use more, which makes the flow rate strategy a very complex and interesting variable during the race. Also, without a flow rate rule, all the cars would just cruise for 50 laps and then use all of their spare fuel in the last 5 laps. It would be a disaster, and also really boring.

  7. I know we’re only 2 races deep, but is Rosberg, or Mercedes for that matter, showing the future of what’s to come for the rest of the season??

  8. robert christian said on 31st March 2014, 10:52

    the race was 7 minutes slower than 10 years ago and 4 years ago so yesterday the leading car would have been lapped 4 times who wants to see slow cars racing ???

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