2014 Chinese Grand Prix result

2014 Chinese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Shanghai International Circuit, 2014

Pos # Driver Car Laps Time/gap Difference Reason
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 54 1hr 33m 28.338s
2 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 54 18.062 18.062
3 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 54 23.604 5.542
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 54 27.136 3.532
5 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 54 47.778 20.642
6 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 54 54.295 6.517
7 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 54 55.697 1.402
8 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 54 76.335 20.638
9 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 54 82.647 6.312
10 26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 53 1 lap 1 lap
11 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 53 1 lap 9.069
12 25 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 53 1 lap 5.043
13 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 53 1 lap 3.840
14 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 53 1 lap 10.360
15 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 53 1 lap 8.132
16 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 53 1 lap 6.553
17 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 53 1 lap 40.527
18 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 53 1 lap 1.226
19 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 52 2 laps 1 lap
20 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 52 2 laps 15.499
Not classified
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 28 26 laps 24 laps Gearbox
99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 5 49 laps 23 laps Engine

The race was scheduled for 56 laps but the result declared after 54 due to the chequered flag being waved in error.

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57 comments on 2014 Chinese Grand Prix result

  1. Andre Furtado (@f1andy83) said on 20th April 2014, 9:47

    Do not like Red Bull and Team Orders.

  2. Aimal (@aimalkhan) said on 20th April 2014, 9:48

    Fantastic drive from Alonso. where would he be if he had a car to match the Mercedes? :( i wonder how Stefano would be feeling right now?

  3. Brilliant from Ricciardo to pass Vettel on merit. Big mental gain that.

    • Andre Furtado (@f1andy83) said on 20th April 2014, 9:50

      That pass wasn’t on merit, it was based on lies form the pit box. rewatch the race. Vettel let him by based on bad information from the Australian team.

    • AlokIn (@) said on 20th April 2014, 10:00

      4 times WC’s shame second time in row “Let Ricciardo pass through “.

      • John H (@john-h) said on 20th April 2014, 10:03

        Not sure what Red Bull are playing at? I actually can’t believe they told Vettel to move over not understanding what it would mean. Very odd.

        • smokinjoe (@smokinjoe) said on 20th April 2014, 10:10

          Red Bull ask vettel to move over because at that time Daniel was on a two stop strategy and vettel on three but they later realized it was not possible.When the team ask Vettel to move over he told red bull that daniel had to pass him on merit and he did exactly that …..fair play i reckon

          • Patrick (@paeschli) said on 20th April 2014, 10:25

            I don’t buy this, they just tried to convince Vettel to let Ricciardo through.

            Ricciardo is doing a better job with the car at the moment, but I still rate Vettel very high. I don’t expect Ricciardo to ‘crush’ him anytime soon.

      • Yeah. Like I said above. Can’t stand team orders. Here is hoping that Vettel moves to mclaren when they get their honda engine.

        • Daniel (@brooks) said on 20th April 2014, 10:12

          At the rate he’s going, I think McLaren would rather take Riccardo than Vettel if choosing between the two.

        • Breno (@austus) said on 21st April 2014, 2:40

          Yes, because Honda equals sucessful. Just because 88 and 89 were total dominations, it doesnt mean it’ll be the same next year, you just have to look at Honda in the 2000s: the only car that won the championship (Brawn GP), won it because of aero, not because of engine. Look at Mclaren, they have the weakest aero among the Mercedes, and can barely catch Ferrari and Red Bull, despite the superior engines.

    • Well no matter how we look at it, seems Ric has the grip on Vet neck and very strong. If we recall EVERYONE (Including Vet old teammate) said Vet on a single lap is crazy fast. However Ric so far is schooling crazy boy Vet. So now we must say Vet has been having issues, bad days… period pains… etc. All comes down to, RIC WAS RACING, RIC WAS FASTER. RIC PASSED HIM. IF IT WERE TO HAPPEN AGAIN, HE WOULD DO THE SAME.

    • StefMeister (@stefmeister) said on 20th April 2014, 10:19

      Brilliant from Ricciardo to pass Vettel on merit.

      Vettel let him past so it wasn’t really Riciardo passing him on merit.

  4. Sam (@) said on 20th April 2014, 9:51

    Thanks to Mattiaci and the resignation of Domencicalli Alonso was on the podium today.

  5. David Margono (@woshidavid95) said on 20th April 2014, 9:52

    What in the world happened for Vettel to finish 20+ seconds behind Ricciardo? All I know was that Alonso undercut him for 2nd place, Vettel backed off and then what happened?

    • John H (@john-h) said on 20th April 2014, 10:04

      No point to push I guess. Maybe he was preserving rubber just in case a safety car appeared?

    • Team orders. Only red bull would lie to a 4 times wdc to get their favorite driver ahead. Great job red bull, I never liked you and now somehow I like you even less.

      • Giggsy11 (@giggsy11) said on 20th April 2014, 10:54

        @f1andy83 I can tell you don’t like them but the amount if comments you have left here on how despicable Red Bull are. Give it a rest, if Seb gave the position over straight away Ricciardo would have been right alongside Alonso for 3rd. Seb obviously had no pace as you can see he finished 20 seconds behind.

    • TMF (@tmf42) said on 20th April 2014, 10:24

      Just saw the interview with Vettel on German TV. He said he didn’t have the speed on the primes – at the time he was asked to let RIC pass he was a bit reluctant but conceded the position and in hindsight he thinks it was just down to him and his struggles with the tyres that put him behind 24s.

    • I think Brundle made a very good point. Ricciardo is used to driving cars with lower downforce levels (particularly at the rear), Vettel is not. So he will take more time to re-adjust to the new regulations, especially as his driving style was so honed and refined around Newey’s design philosophy.

      So one would expect the deficit to reduce over time, and go back in Vettel’s favour (as I still think inherently he is the better driver. You don’t just go and win four world titles in a row and not be at least a bit good).

  6. AbeyG (@1abe) said on 20th April 2014, 10:00

    So the supposedly “second fastest cars” in Bahrain does not even finish in points this race and even gets lapped by the race leader. McLaren have their foot in their mouth now!!

    • I bet Martin is still laughing right now, at this moment. “Kicked me out huh”.

    • Patrick (@paeschli) said on 20th April 2014, 10:26

      Didn’t they improve the car by 2 seconds in Bahrein? :P

    • smokinjoe (@smokinjoe) said on 20th April 2014, 10:47

      Mclaren is really going backwards after the first race ,they said they bringing 0.5 second before every race but that never happened.Mclaren butterly rear suspension doesn’t turn out to a holy grail either,why cant they just make small changes and make the car faster like rest of the teams do.I really wonder that maybe there chassis is not that good and if that the case then even Ron or boullier cant do any thing

      • Giggsy11 (@giggsy11) said on 20th April 2014, 11:00

        What I don’t really get is why people think they have gone backwards, the result in Australia was down to Red Bull, Ferrari and Lotus not getting their act together (plus Bottas’ mistake), they were nowhere in Malaysia, and Bahrain suited the Merc powered cars perfectly. Take away the engine from all the cars and the Mclaren is behind the Merc, Red Bull and Ferrari at least, with Williams and Force India possibly better.

  7. Eggry (@eggry) said on 20th April 2014, 10:15

    Superb drive from Alonso. I almost screamed when Alonso and Massa tangled. Still perfect weekend for him except Mercedes is out of reach.

  8. Corrado (@corrado-dub) said on 20th April 2014, 10:30

    Strong drive from Alonso. As I said yesterday, it’s proof that Ferrari is not that slow as some think, in dry conditions, of course. Too bad things don’t go well for Kimi.

  9. luisml said on 20th April 2014, 10:47

    funny thing is we are talking about a WC person… where is that Vettel that many said it was the best driver on the planet? now has no car… or wait maybe no talent and this new boy is ….kicking him… where is that vettlel? lol he was just another shumi with a good car… periot.

  10. usukpam said on 20th April 2014, 13:09

    Is this win another Grand Slam for Lewis ? I mean: Pole+Win+Fastest Lap+Leading all race laps.
    Please can someone confirm this. Thanks

  11. usukpam (@usukpam) said on 20th April 2014, 13:51

    @ keith Collantine : Can you please confirm if this is another grand slam for Lewis Hamilton

  12. Vettel is really struggling with this year’s regulations. He is certainly used to the high downforce cars.

    He hasn’t cope with the new way of driving as his team mate has done. It’s not like that he is struggling with the car.

    As his team mate has always driven the low downforce cars, so I guess it’s not very tough for him to drive.

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