Fans, Red Bull Ring, 2014

Top ten pictures from the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix

F1 PicturesPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the Austrian Grand Prix weekend.

Marcus Ericsson, Friday

Marcus Ericsson, Caterham, Red Bull Ring, 2014

It was a poor start to the weekend for Marcus Ericsson when a problem with his MGU-H control unit stopped his can after just eight laps.

Kevin Magnussen, Friday

Kevin Magnussen, McLaren, Red Bull Ring, 2014

Kevin Magnussen oversteers out of the McLaren pit box.

Jean-Eric Vergne, Saturday

Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, Red Bull Ring, 2014

Special skid blocks were added to Kimi Raikkonen and Nico Rosberg’s cars during the first practice session in an effort to create more sparks – part of F1’s attempts to ‘improve the show’. But as Jean-Eric Verne’s Toro Rosso proved, F1 cars do still generate ‘natural’ sparks.

Niki Lauda, Sunday

Niki Lauda, Ferrari, Red Bull Ring, 2014

Niki Lauda didn’t compete in the 1976 Austrian Grand Prix for Ferrari as he was recovering from the burns he sustained in his near-fatal crash at the Nurburgring two weeks earlier. He got back in his 312T2 during the build-up to the race.

Fans, Sunday

Fans, Red Bull Ring, 2014

Tickets for the Austrian Grand Prix sold out quickly when it was restored to the calendar thanks to the circuit’s new owners Red Bull.

Williams, Austrian Grand Prix

Felipe Massa, Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Red Bull Ring, 2014

A front-row lock-out by Williams used to be a very common sight, but this was their first for over a decade.

Start, Austrian Grand Prix

Start, Red Bull Ring, 2014

Starting from pole position for the first time since the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa kept his lead at the start. Further back Lewis Hamilton got off the line very quickly and was up to fourth behind the two Williams drivers and his team mate by the end of the first lap.

Sergio Perez, Austrian Grand Prix

Sergio Perez, Force India, Red Bull Ring, 2014

Nico Rosberg jumped ahead of the two Williams cars via his first pit stop. But Sergio Perez in the Force India delayed his first pit stop which allowed him to temporarily lead the race.

Sebastian Vettel, Austrian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Red Bull Ring, 2014

Red Bull’s home race was an event to forget. Sebastian Vettel was delayed by another engine problem early in the race, and he was eventually retired to save mileage on his Renault power unit.

Nico Rosberg, Austrian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Red Bull Ring, 2014

It took until the final stint of the race for Mercedes to assume their usual one-two positions. This time it was Rosberg who held sway, though Hamilton put him under pressure in the final laps.

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