2014 Chinese Grand Prix grid

2014 Chinese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Shanghai International Circuit, 2014

Row 1 1. Lewis Hamilton 1’53.860
2. Daniel Ricciardo 1’54.455
Red Bull
Row 2 3. Sebastian Vettel 1’54.960
Red Bull
4. Nico Rosberg 1’55.143
Row 3 5. Fernando Alonso 1’55.637
6. Felipe Massa 1’56.147
Row 4 7. Valtteri Bottas 1’56.282
8. Nico Hulkenberg 1’56.366
Force India
Row 5 9. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’56.773
Toro Rosso
10. Romain Grosjean 1’57.079
Row 6 11. Kimi Raikkonen 1’56.860
12. Jenson Button 1’56.963
Row 7 13. Daniil Kvyat 1’57.289
Toro Rosso
14. Adrian Sutil 1’57.393
Row 8 15. Kevin Magnussen 1’57.675
16. Sergio Perez 1’58.264
Force India
Row 9 17. Esteban Gutierrez 1’58.988
18. Kamui Kobayashi 1’59.260
Row 10 19. Jules Bianchi 1’59.326
20. Marcus Ericsson 2’00.646
Row 11 21. Max Chilton 2’00.865
22. Pastor Maldonado* No time

*Five-place grid penalty for colliding with Esteban Gutierrez, granted dispensation to start the race after failing to set a time.

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104 comments on 2014 Chinese Grand Prix grid

  1. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 19th April 2014, 8:27

    To the best of my knowledge Maldonado’s penalty is not carried over to the next race. There is a provision in the rules for grid penalties to be carried over but that rule (Sporting Regulations 28.4c) only applies to penalties regarding power unit changes:

    c) Should a driver use more than five of any one of the elements a grid place penalty will be imposed upon him at the first Event during which each additional element is used.


    If a grid place penalty is imposed, and the driver’s grid position is such that the full penalty cannot be applied, the remainder of the penalty will be applied at the driver’s next Event. However, no such remaining penalties will be carried forward for more than one Event.

    • William said on 19th April 2014, 8:36

      Keith I think you are wrong as Matt Coch says that it carries over to the next race. Source: his twitter account

      • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 19th April 2014, 8:57

        I don’t believe Tweets are legally binding under the FIA International Sporting Code :-)

        Seriously though is there another regulation that says otherwise? Would be good to know.

    • Uzair Syed (@ultimateuzair) said on 19th April 2014, 8:37

      That is unfortunate because Maldonado deserved an even bigger penalty for his lack of awareness and also destroying his Car in FP2 on Friday.

  2. Andrei (@crandreico) said on 19th April 2014, 8:34

    Seems that the engines upgrades that Renault brought here for Lotus are working out. Kind of dissapointing knowing that Red Bull and Toro Rosso already had them in Bahrain. Maybe Lotus would had scored their first points back there.

  3. John H (@john-h) said on 19th April 2014, 8:48

    Maybe Rosberg would have been P2 or P3 had he taken that last corner at the speed he did on previous laps. The interview after qually was interesting, because he said he had nothing to lose because he wasn’t beating Lewis anyway, but he forgot that he really should have put the thing on P2 and waited for the dry race to turn the tables at the start.

    He’s been rattled by Lewis, and that’s exactly what Hamilton wants.

  4. Neel Jani (@neelv27) said on 19th April 2014, 11:06

    A lot of Vettel-bashing comments. It’s ironic that the most funny guy in the paddock is the most hated…amm sorry, second most hated (Maldonado). It’s a personal opinion as to why this hatred started.


    Even without the Vettel factor, Mark Webber was one the most loved drivers on the grid and that year provided the best opportunity to be the champion and the hopes went up after his dominant wins in Spain and Monaco.

    Come Turkey and the Bulls clashed and the manner in which RBR sided Seb and the victim being Mark, the seeds of hatred were sown. Silverstone watered the seeds and come Abu Dhabi, Mark came in as the favorite alongside Fernando for the title and to the shock of many people (including me), Seb swept the title from under their noses.


    People anticipated Mark to fight again for the title but were disappointed when Seb dominated and Mark only won a solitary GP thanks to Vettel’s misfortune.


    With Fernando having driven the wheels off the Ferrari, Seb’s four successive and relatively easy victories in Asia was a sting to the people and taking away the 2012 title was the barb (I think Fernando was more deserving).


    Clearly, it was Sepang that escalated the hatred even more since Seb disobeyed the order and it was Mark who became the victim which hurt even more (since we rarely saw Mark at the very front). Come China and he showed no remorse and it really pricked.

    That’s one of the prime reasons in my opinion why Seb is hated more than admired.

  5. hrpanjwani said on 19th April 2014, 14:48

    So Alonso and Massa start next to each other in this race?

    This is going to be interesting. :)

  6. I dnt like this track…. No wonder even drivers dnt like it…. Its so boring… shd be scrapped….!!!!

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