2014 Bahrain Grand Prix grid

2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Bahrain International Circuit, 2014

Row 1 1. Nico Rosberg 1’33.185
2. Lewis Hamilton 1’33.464
Row 2 3. Valtteri Bottas 1’34.247
4. Sergio Perez 1’34.346
Force India
Row 3 5. Kimi Raikkonen 1’34.368
6. Jenson Button 1’34.387
Row 4 7. Felipe Massa 1’34.511
8. Kevin Magnussen 1’34.712
Row 5 9. Fernando Alonso 1’34.992
10. Sebastian Vettel 1’34.985
Red Bull
Row 6 11. Nico Hulkenberg 1’35.116
Force India
12. Daniil Kvyat 1’35.145
Toro Rosso
Row 7 13. Daniel Ricciardo 1’34.051
Red Bull
14. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’35.286
Toro Rosso
Row 8 15. Esteban Gutierrez 1’35.891
16. Romain Grosjean* 1’35.908
Row 9 17. Pastor Maldonado 1’36.663
18. Kamui Kobayashi 1’37.085
Row 10 19. Jules Bianchi 1’37.310
20. Marcus Ericsson 1’37.875
Row 11 21. Max Chilton 1’37.913
22. Adrian Sutil** 1’36.840

*Ten-place penalty for unsafe release in Malaysia.
**Five-place penalty for impeding Grosjean

Image © Daimler/Hoch Zwei

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79 comments on 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix grid

  1. Le Jimster (@lejimster82) said on 5th April 2014, 17:14

    GJ by Ricciardo once again, putting Vettel in the shade.. Such a shame he has the grid penalty putting him behind Vettel.

    Very happy with the step forward on Kobayashi’s car. Not too far off Q2 on raw pace and close enough to fight the cars ahead during the race I hope.

  2. Hamilfan (@hamilfan) said on 5th April 2014, 17:15

    Well disappointing that Lewis locked up . I think this battle is far from over . Looks like Nico’s race consistency will get to Lewis . Lewis better watch out from any aggressive move from Bottas.

    • Sam (@) said on 5th April 2014, 17:21

      @hamilfan What consistency? There is none Lewis also doesn’t have at the moment. I think Lewis has the upperhand both on saturday and on sunday.

      I also doubt Bottas will make a aggressive move that might result in a crash, Perez next to him however.

      • Dan said on 5th April 2014, 17:56


        Is Ham the quicker on long runs?

      • OOliver said on 5th April 2014, 21:41

        Lewis has no upper hand. If after the first lap they maintain their qualifying position then it will remain that way. Plus the fact Rosberg won the first race with Hamilton’s early retirement, it means another win for Rosberg will require Hamilton winning 4 races.
        A cynical mind will just say the championship is all but determined by the outcome of this race.

        • Theoddkiwi (@theoddkiwi) said on 6th April 2014, 3:07

          Neither driver has the upper hand, they have only done two races and three qualifying.
          LH = Quali 1, 1, 2 Race = DNF, 1
          NR = Quali 1, 2, 1 Race = 1, 2

          Looks pretty even at the moment. Do you really think either driver is going to suddenly give up and drop in performance?

  3. smokinjoe (@smokinjoe) said on 5th April 2014, 17:15

    very unpredictable qualy…perez out qualifying hulk,kimi qualifying alonso
    Ric better then vettel such a shame he has to drop back even gut look more in control then sutil….interseting

  4. Paul2013 said on 5th April 2014, 17:22

    Nobody is going to comment the picture that McLaren publish on twitter? strange isn’t it?

  5. iAltair (@ialtair) said on 5th April 2014, 17:26

    I see many people oversee that Vettel had a gearbox problem. We won’t know where exactly he might be, but as quoted from Toto Wolff “Vettel himself is a 3 to 4 tenths quicker”

  6. kenneth chapman said on 5th April 2014, 17:39

    what a stunning drive from ricciardo. he certainly has the goods. a great pity for the 10 place grid penalty through no fault of his own. that penalty was grossly unfair. once again penalise the team….not the driver!!!!

  7. Eggry (@eggry) said on 5th April 2014, 17:40

    This is surprising.

  8. Steven said on 5th April 2014, 18:47

    Glad I didn’t see too much of that in the comments. Looking forward to the race tomorrow, hopefully we’ll finally see the Mercs actually pushing each other instead of one just taking off into the distance.

    For those who find F1 2014 boring, just don’t watch. That action will speak far louder than any comments, which the FIA will not listen to anyway (if they didn’t drop the double points, there’s no hope). Otherwise, feel free to use the following template if you want to continue making your life miserable:

    whinge whine whinge too slow
    whinge whine too ugly
    bla bla too boring

    • tezza (@terro55) said on 5th April 2014, 19:12

      whinge whine whinge too slow
      whinge whine too ugly
      bla bla too boring

      If you say that really fast it sound like this years engine .Or am i just being facetious. LOL

  9. R.J. O'Connell (@rjoconnell) said on 5th April 2014, 19:08

    Ted Kravitz before the start of the season, when asked how many times Daniel Ricciardo will outqualify Sebastian Vettel, said “one”. Well, three races in and that prediction’s gone to the dust bin, hasn’t it?

    • William (@william) said on 6th April 2014, 3:55

      Then Ted is not smart as he has proven that Dan is capable of being a qualifier even in the STR last year. Daniel has beaten Sebastian 2 times out of the possible 3 qualifying sessions

  10. There’s an oops at the ten place penalty placed at GRO instead of RIC.

  11. celler (@celler) said on 5th April 2014, 22:09

    ROS pole time is more than 1 sec faster and HAM time is almost 1 sec faster than the next non Mercedes car. Hope there is a fair fight between them and no team orders

  12. Strontium (@strontium) said on 5th April 2014, 22:25

    The * for Ricciardo seems to have been placed next to Grosjean by mistake!

  13. William (@william) said on 6th April 2014, 3:53

    Keith, you need to recheck the grid for mistakes that you made as there is nothing marked near Ricciardo’s name while for Grosjean there is

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