2014 Austrian Grand Prix grid

2014 Austrian Grand Prix

Felipe Massa, Williams, Red Bull Ring, 2014

Row 1 1. Felipe Massa 1’08.759
2. Valtteri Bottas 1’08.846
Row 2 3. Nico Rosberg 1’08.944
4. Fernando Alonso 1’09.285
Row 3 5. Daniel Ricciardo 1’09.466
Red Bull
6. Kevin Magnussen 1’09.515
Row 4 7. Daniil Kvyat 1’09.619
Toro Rosso
8. Kimi Raikkonen 1’10.795
Row 5 9. Lewis Hamilton No time
10. Nico Hulkenberg No time
Force India
Row 6 11. Jenson Button 1’09.780
12. Sebastian Vettel 1’09.801
Red Bull
Row 7 13. Pastor Maldonado 1’09.939
14. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’10.073
Toro Rosso
Row 8 15. Sergio Perez* 1’09.754
Force India
16. Adrian Sutil 1’10.825
Row 9 17. Esteban Gutierrez 1’11.349
18. Jules Bianchi 1’11.412
Row 10 19. Kamui Kobayashi 1’11.673
20. Marcus Ericsson 1’12.673
Row 11 21. Max Chilton** 1’11.775
22. Romain Grosjean*** 1’10.642

*Five-place penalty for causing a collision with Felipe Massa
**Three-place penalty for causing a collision with Jules Bianchi
***Started from pit lane after car was taken out of parc ferme

Image © Williams/LAT

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82 comments on 2014 Austrian Grand Prix grid

  1. Kiran Sripathy (@kiransripathy) said on 21st June 2014, 14:11

    Best qualifying this season. Icing on the cake was Alonso congratulating Massa. Alonso wondering why is he still stuck with Ferrari.

  2. Dizzy said on 21st June 2014, 14:12

    Given how everyone is going on about Ricciardo beating Vettel proves that Vettel is overrated & undeserving of his success.

    Do the same people also think that Rosberg proving as fast as/beating Lewis proves that Lewis is overrated? Afterall we have had 7-8 years of been told that Lewis is the best driver on the grid or whatever & would easily win the championship if given a half decent car.

    • ADD (@addimaf1) said on 21st June 2014, 14:19

      There’s a difference between 6-2, and 4-4 in qualy. Also everyone expected Rosberg to match Hamilton. Whereas everyone expected Vettel to destroy Riccardo. Also race wise its still 4-1 where both Mercedes have finished. Could be 4-2 tomorrow, lets wait and see. Either way it sets up a great race.

    • Adam Kibbey (@kibblesworth) said on 21st June 2014, 14:19

      Please, without two technical failures, Lewis Hamilton would be wiping the floor in the championship. Bit premature to say he’s not doing well!

    • Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 21st June 2014, 14:23

      I don’t think Vettel is overrated. He was clearly the best with the regulations of the last 5 years – it simply suited his driving style well. He is struggling with the handling of the car, and we will have to see whether he can adjust eventually or not – he will have to if he wants to win again as we will have the current regulations for a while to come.

      • jack said on 21st June 2014, 19:52

        “handling the car” is kinda of a huge part of the sport, and it is not as if he has being doing mistakes in which case he could adjust by having a different approach. He just has being “slower than Ricciardo”

  3. Michael Brown said on 21st June 2014, 14:16

    Well done Felipe and Williams ! Fantastic quali result all-round

  4. Neil (@neilosjames) said on 21st June 2014, 14:17

    Awesome result for Massa, really happy for him.

    But… still would have preferred a first pole for Bottas.

  5. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 21st June 2014, 14:18

    Pole lap replay clearly showed that Massa was always within track limits. By quite a lot actually, it was not even a question.

  6. Gideon Hadi (@) said on 21st June 2014, 14:20

    I’m very happy to see Williams at the front row, however my predictions ends in a total disaster, i did put both Williams on the Top 5, but I put them in the wrong position, 3rd and 5th, and I put both Mercedes on 1st and 2nd, along with Ricciardo on 4th. but overall, a really thrilling qualifying

  7. *Five-place penalty for causing a collision with Felipe Massa
    **Three-place penalty for causing a collision with Jules Bianchi

    I was looking at that. Why is there a difference in penalties for those collisions?

    • DaveF1 (@davef1) said on 21st June 2014, 14:32

      Yeah, why is Bianchi’s DNF somehow deemed less important than Massa’s that Chilton has to be penalised less positions even though both Chilton and Perez were punished taking another driver out of the race.

      Then again it’s hardly a rare occurrence to see the FIA stewards being inconsistent.

      • Strontium (@strontium) said on 21st June 2014, 20:45

        +1 to you both. It seems completely unfair, especially given that there is a lot more room for debate over the Perez / Massa incident compared with the Chilton / Bianchi one.

    • Daniel (@collettdumbletonhall) said on 21st June 2014, 15:44

      Given how Chilton never qualifies higher than 20th anyway I doubt it really matters.

    • juan fanger (@juan-fanger) said on 22nd June 2014, 5:44

      @xtwl – Chilton lost control of his car accidentally and took another car out (bad), Perez deliberately changed his line in the braking zone and took another car (very bad).

  8. zippyone (@zippyone) said on 21st June 2014, 14:23

    So happy for Massa and Williams…. great stuff :)

  9. Uzair Syed (@ultimateuzair) said on 21st June 2014, 14:24

    Come on Mercedes! Crash both cars and make it an exciting race!!!

  10. WilliamB (@william-brierty) said on 21st June 2014, 14:24

    Yet more evidence, if it were needed, that the out of touch insults leveled at the new formula by F1’s naysayers, such as those of Ferrari’s di Montezemelo, are nothing more than the aloof and anarchic mutterings of a team that has lost it touch. What a thrilling season. What a lens 2014 is to view previous years through: namely Felipe Massa, who many concluded (including me – who linked Felipe with a comfy Ferrari GTE drive, not a Williams race seat) that because he scored less than half the points of Alonso had lost his speed, but is now performing fabulously against his young hotly-tipped teammate; as illustrated by a GORGEOUSLY driven pole lap today. And that poses the subsidiary: if Massa is still fast, what kind of job was Alonso doing in past seasons to annihilate him so emphatically?

    • Ivan B (@njoydesign) said on 21st June 2014, 14:28

      Well maybe Alonso is just faster than the fast Felipe?.. Look, he dragged that Ferrari into second row today, only 0.4s behind the pole.

    • David Margono (@woshidavid95) said on 21st June 2014, 15:08

      I think that’s more of Massa showing what he’s capable of now that he’s not stuck as a #2 driver… Alonso’s one of the best, but he is still human :P

    • jack said on 21st June 2014, 20:04

      maybe having the preference on team strategy and mechanics to set up the car is a bigger advantage than we think, just remember in 2006 Schumacher’s diffrence to Massa was about the same to Alonso’s to Fisichella and yet when Raikkonen went to Ferrari who everyone thought was a hotshot like Alonso finished only 14 point ahead. and 2009 when Massa was out with double the points of Raikkonen and Fisichella came in to sub him his diffrence to Raikkonen was HUGE.

      • Strontium (@strontium) said on 21st June 2014, 20:48

        And more recently is Kimi and Grosjean last year. When Kimi fell out with the team all the attention went to Grosjean and he became the fastest non-Red Bull driver.

  11. StefMeister (@stefmeister) said on 21st June 2014, 14:25

    For anyone wondering what happened to Rosberg’s final run, He had to back off because of the yellow flags from Hamilton’s spin.

  12. Ivan B (@njoydesign) said on 21st June 2014, 14:25

    hehe, that was one cracker of a qualy) And we seem to be all set for a very interesting race tomorrow.

    Congratulations to Felipe and Williams. It was cool =)

    Did anyone catch what Nico said to Massa at the presser? Felipe seemed to get sort of annoyed =)

  13. Bruno (@brunes) said on 21st June 2014, 14:28


  14. Yoshisune (@yobo01) said on 21st June 2014, 14:35

    Wow, awesome, I couldn’t believe it. Both Williams in the front row, WOW.
    I can’t wait for the race!

  15. Well, this is set to be interesting tomorrow.

    Looking past the front row, there has to be a big round of applause going Kvyat and Magnussen’s way. Absolutely destroyed Vergne and Button and put in stellar laps in Q3.

    I don’t know if it’s the nature of this season, an effect of the new regulations or the fact that the field has been leveled up as everyone needs to get used to these new cars, but I have to say, this year’s batch of rookies (especially these two fellas mentioned above) looks VERY promising.

    • Chris (@cgturbo) said on 21st June 2014, 14:43


      Agreed… But perhaps Kvyat and Magnussen’s recent experience did help accentuate their skills a touch.

      Both of those just seemed to know the little characteristics of the circuit more than everyone else.
      Of course their experience wasn’t in an F1 car, but familiarisation with a circuit can somewhat transcend the machinery you’re in.

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