2014 Austrian Grand Prix grid

2014 Austrian Grand Prix

Felipe Massa, Williams, Red Bull Ring, 2014

Row 1 1. Felipe Massa 1’08.759
Williams
2. Valtteri Bottas 1’08.846
Williams
Row 2 3. Nico Rosberg 1’08.944
Mercedes
4. Fernando Alonso 1’09.285
Ferrari
Row 3 5. Daniel Ricciardo 1’09.466
Red Bull
6. Kevin Magnussen 1’09.515
McLaren
Row 4 7. Daniil Kvyat 1’09.619
Toro Rosso
8. Kimi Raikkonen 1’10.795
Ferrari
Row 5 9. Lewis Hamilton No time
Mercedes
10. Nico Hulkenberg No time
Force India
Row 6 11. Jenson Button 1’09.780
McLaren
12. Sebastian Vettel 1’09.801
Red Bull
Row 7 13. Pastor Maldonado 1’09.939
Lotus
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
Sauber
Row 9 17. Esteban Gutierrez 1’11.349
Sauber
18. Jules Bianchi 1’11.412
Marussia
Row 10 19. Kamui Kobayashi 1’11.673
Caterham
20. Marcus Ericsson 1’12.673
Caterham
Row 11 21. Max Chilton** 1’11.775
Marussia
22. Romain Grosjean*** 1’10.642
Lotus

*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. 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

  2. *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).

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

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

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    • Chris (@cgturbo) said on 21st June 2014, 14:40

      @stefmeister

      I would say that was Monaco payback…
      But since Hamilton still lost out, it’s not quite :P

      • ADD (@addimaf1) said on 21st June 2014, 14:53

        Imagine if Hamilton had stayed on track for his first run and got pole, then spins on his next lap. Puts Rosberg down in fourth. What would the reaction be.

  7. 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 =)

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

    HOLLY SHIVERS

  9. 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!

  10. 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

      @tony031r

      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.

  11. Gideon Hadi (@) said on 21st June 2014, 14:39

    i predict this could be another Canada last 2 weeks. with the Williams battle along with Rosberg, P1 will be very interesting to watch. and p4 battle also very thrilling, i think Alonso, Magnussen, Ricciardo and even Hamilton will battle for it, and lets hope Vettel, Button, and Grosjean could match their teammate on Race

  12. Sven (@crammond) said on 21st June 2014, 14:39

    Last time Williams had first row of the grid, the cars starting from 2nd, 3rd and 5th all DNFed due to a first-corner-incident. That was Germany 2003.

  13. BasCB (@bascb) said on 21st June 2014, 14:44

    So we have a season that so far has given us a change in the order, a tough battle for the WDC between teammates who seem to use every trick in the book and feel the pressure. It gave us 2 of the best races in the last decade. And we got a new winner already in Canada. Now first front row lockout for Williams in over a decade as well as the top 7 being within a second and speeds being close to what they were at the top of the tyre war and with V10s.

    And the guys in charge offer us to “solve” the on track action by losing even more time from racing if we get a SC?? What are they smoking?

    The on track stuff is working as it should guys, just solve issues with sustainability of the financial side.

    • Sven (@crammond) said on 21st June 2014, 14:53

      “And the guys in charge offer us to “solve” the on track action by losing even more time from racing if we get a SC?? What are they smoking? ”

      The viewer-numbers are decreasing. This is mainly due to wrong marketing-choices (and most of all, wrong choice of marketing channels, Pay-TV instead of the Internet), and since those in charge are responsible for those wrong decisions, they want to distract from that. Either that, or they are simply too old and too much out of touch to realise what they are doing, and are just trying to fight that loss of viewers somehow.
      However, that´ll get better once Bernie is history. And LdM (the biggest burden Ferrari ever had), too.

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