Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Shanghai International Circuit, 2014

2014 Chinese Grand Prix result

2014 Chinese Grand PrixPosted on Author Keith Collantine

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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58 comments on “2014 Chinese Grand Prix result”

      1. I did not watch the race but rather followed on twitter and times on f1 site. From the tweets it seems they had a din-dong and Vettel made little error by going wide and Ric passed. From what I saw on the tweets I repeat.

      2. @f1andy83 It certainly was on merit. Ricciardo caught and passed Vettel who ignored team orders but ran deep into turn 1 while defending (I watched the race…………..)

        What lies, BTW? Vettel was told the truth – Ricciardo was on the same tyre but several laps newer.

        1. 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

          1. 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.

        1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. @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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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).

  1. 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!!

    1. 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

      1. 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.

  2. 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.

      1. “The funny thing is we are talking about a world champion. So where is the Vettel that many say is the best driver in the world?

        Is it that he hasn’t got a race-winning car under him? Oh wait, maybe he just haven’t got the skill, and this new teammate is thoroughly beating him.

        So where is this world champion Vettel? Lol. He’s just another Michael Schumacher, winning only when he has the best car.

        Period (or peridot).”

  3. 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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