2014 British Grand Prix grid

2014 British Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Silverstone, 2014

Row 1 1. Nico Rosberg 1’35.766
2. Sebastian Vettel 1’37.386
Red Bull
Row 2 3. Jenson Button 1’38.200
4. Nico Hulkenberg 1’38.329
Force India
Row 3 5. Kevin Magnussen 1’38.417
6. Lewis Hamilton 1’39.232
Row 4 7. Sergio Perez 1’40.457
Force India
8. Daniel Ricciardo 1’40.608
Red Bull
Row 5 9. Daniil Kvyat 1’40.707
Toro Rosso
10. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’40.855
Toro Rosso
Row 6 11. Romain Grosjean 1’38.496
12. Jules Bianchi 1’38.700
Row 7 13. Adrian Sutil No time
14. Valtteri Bottas 1’45.318
Row 8 15. Felipe Massa 1’45.695
16. Fernando Alonso 1’45.935
Row 9 17. Max Chilton* 1’39.800
18. Kimi Raikkonen 1’46.684
Row 10 19. Esteban Gutierrez** 1’40.912
20. Pastor Maldonado*** 1’44.018
Row 11 21. Marcus Ericsson**** 1’49.421
22. Kamui Kobayashi**** 1’49.625

*Five-place penalty for gearbox change
**Ten-place grid penalty for unsafe release from the pits and five-place penalty for gearbox change
***Excluded from qualifying due to insufficient fuel to provide a sample
****Failed to set time within 107% of fastest Q1 time, given dispensation to start

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117 comments on 2014 British Grand Prix grid

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  1. DaveD (@daved) said on 5th July 2014, 14:07

    Did Lewis have an issue at the end of Q3 or did he not even try a flying lap at the end? It looked like he didn’t even try…totally excusable.

  2. Silverstone never fails to deliver. That is it!

  3. Patrick (@paeschli) said on 5th July 2014, 14:07

    Hamilton should really stop screwing up his quali …

    Sauber proved again that their problem is not the car, it’s their drivers. Come on guys, you are behind Max Chilton …

    • Strontium (@strontium) said on 5th July 2014, 14:18

      Yeah. I honestly don’t get why they chose to keep somebody who scored a 6 points compared to his team-mate who scored 51. Even for rookie standards that is absolutely dreadful.

      And Sutil, who is simply old-news and has nothing more to give now.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if even Caterham ended up beating them this year.

      • Sven (@crammond) said on 5th July 2014, 14:24

        I honestly don’t get why they chose to keep somebody who scored a 6 points compared to his team-mate who scored 51.

        I don´t think that was their choice. They just couldn´t pay Hülkenberg, as they were/are in financial trouble, and they just had to stick with Gutierrez due to sponsorship-deals. Keep in mind that Sutil is a pay-driver, too, though paying less than most other pay-drivers out there.

      • Patrick (@paeschli) said on 5th July 2014, 14:25

        Worse even, they could have hired Bianchi given that they are close to Ferrari. I’m pretty sure a Bianchi – Kobayashi line-up would have scored points this year.

        On Hamilton, the only thing that can save him tomorrow is rain

    • JCost (@jcost) said on 5th July 2014, 14:27

      Indeed. He’s compromising races on Saturdays. He will need a massive race tomorrow to win at home. I wish him luck.

  4. Kingshark (@kingshark) said on 5th July 2014, 14:07

    What a stunning Q3!

  5. Liam (@) said on 5th July 2014, 14:08

    I don’t think Muhammad Ali was ever that cocky.

  6. greg-c (@greg-c) said on 5th July 2014, 14:08

    That was a crazy quali

    Great value

    Many drivers kicking themselves for not going out , ric thought he was safe ended up 8 th

  7. Lucas Wilson (@full-throttle-f1) said on 5th July 2014, 14:08

    Hamilton! Every single time…. Next time, just finish the quali… :-(

  8. Corrado (@corrado-dub) said on 5th July 2014, 14:09

    Wooooohooooooo, ROS is the chaaaaamp !!!!!!!

    What the heck happened to Ferrari ?!?! Stupid lads, they did not go out in FP3… and this is the result !! They copied Mercedes strategy, but forgot that the Mercedes car is a lot better !

  9. Yes (@come-on-kubica) said on 5th July 2014, 14:09

    The qualifying always seems be better than race when it comes to Silverstone, hopefully the race lives up to the hype, outstanding session.

  10. tino852 (@tino852) said on 5th July 2014, 14:09

    Hamilton should be fired. His championship is basically over now.

    • Bobby (@f1bobby) said on 5th July 2014, 14:14

      Fired for being the quickest driver on the grid but getting caught out with unbelievable track conditions in S3? Get real.

      • Dizzy said on 5th July 2014, 14:19

        Everyone else had the same track conditions & they decided not to give up & push to the end.

        Lewis made an idiotic mistake by bailing out of the lap after only 4 corners just because he felt it was too wet. Everyone else felt it was dry enough so carried on.

        Lewis still making rookie, stupid errors. he doesn’t deserve to win this championship because of that, Rosberg has been outsmarting Lewis all year while Lewis has been crumbling under the pressure just like 2011.

      • Sri Harsha (@harsha) said on 5th July 2014, 14:24

        Caught out?
        He didn’t set the time when he should be and backed off thinking he and his team -mate couldn’t improve and he said its his fault,
        Fired may be exaggerated but he should be told to use be him self more which is what he was not doing for some time now

    • Corrado (@corrado-dub) said on 5th July 2014, 14:18

      Why to be fired ? Actually, I think Mercedes is happier now: the gap between their drivers is increasing, so a lot of pressure disappears. Both drivers are still 1-2 in the WDC, Mercedes no.1 in the WCC… so no problems for them.

    • SubSailorFl said on 5th July 2014, 14:18

      Huh? Half way thru the season and it’s over?

    • Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 5th July 2014, 14:21

      That’s a ridiculous comment. We’re not even halfway through the season, and Hamilton could yet win tomorrow. This qualifying should be a reminder that anything can happen in Formula 1.

    • Les (@lrb007) said on 5th July 2014, 14:27

      Hamilton comes in too soon!! Team instruction? He is an experienced world champion. His body language says it all. Is he making mistakes or just obeying team instructions?

    • In_Silico (@insilico) said on 5th July 2014, 14:36

      @tino852 Absurd comment, what a surprise that is, seeing as there are so many on the internet. It was a mistake, but it was so incredibly easy to make considering that it had been raining and that it seemed like no chance in hell that people would improve. He was really unlucky in my opinion.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 5th July 2014, 22:27

      @tino852 Kudos. I genuinely don’t believe I could have got two quite such ridiculous exaggerations into just ten words.

    • Jason (@jason12) said on 12th July 2014, 19:47

      And there’s only 4 points separating them now…. :D

      Lewis gets the last laugh.

  11. Magnificent Geoffrey (@magnificent-geoffrey) said on 5th July 2014, 14:09

    I will not yet believe that Rosberg will win this championship.

  12. David BR2 said on 5th July 2014, 14:10

    Yep, Rosberg is going to win this championship by making much better calls. Completely frustrating being a Hamilton fan, and knowing he is (slightly) faster all told, but one or two poor decisions is undoing several races of edging the race on track. Once again puts himself and the car under extra, unnecessary pressure.

  13. Slava (@slava) said on 5th July 2014, 14:11

    Why Alo and Rai are higher on the grid?
    Congrats to Ros. Ham made again a mistake in a key moment.
    Congrats to the Hulk. Hope for a podium.

  14. Valhyre (@ausuma) said on 5th July 2014, 14:11

    Perez was so close to having a great qualy.

  15. Eric (@fletch) said on 5th July 2014, 14:12

    Thank you Lewis for showing my kids what happens when you stop trying

    • D (@f190) said on 5th July 2014, 14:42


      exactly this. Even if he felt he couldn’t improve it wouldn’t have killed him to do an extra lap and celebrate with all the fans, especially at his home gp.

      as it happens it cost him and im glad it did because its unforgivable to give up.

      Shows how much better Rosberg is right now. Choosing to stay out despite being much slower and seeing your team mate pit. Look at that for someone who never gives up lewis.

      • Scepter (@scepter) said on 5th July 2014, 15:24

        I wonder what you would’ve said if he pitted and still had pole? it was calculated gamble not a “give up” as you suggest. even RBR did something similar by keeping Ricciardo in the pits.

        • D (@f190) said on 5th July 2014, 16:09

          The same thing. Drivers were still pushing and he backed off after one sector. In mixed conditions thats simply unforgivable. Im sorry but in sport you never give up.. Hamilton did and it rightly cost him.

    • Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 5th July 2014, 14:49

      I heard comments made about arrogance, and I do partially agree with them. Of course, nobody predicted that, but he was so sure he was going to get pole – and then he didn’t. In retrospect, not an intelligent move, and little things like that will prove costly in a tight championship fight.

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