2014 British Grand Prix grid

2014 British Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Silverstone, 2014

Row 1 1. Nico Rosberg 1’35.766
Mercedes
2. Sebastian Vettel 1’37.386
Red Bull
Row 2 3. Jenson Button 1’38.200
McLaren
4. Nico Hulkenberg 1’38.329
Force India
Row 3 5. Kevin Magnussen 1’38.417
McLaren
6. Lewis Hamilton 1’39.232
Mercedes
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
Lotus
12. Jules Bianchi 1’38.700
Marussia
Row 7 13. Adrian Sutil No time
Sauber
14. Valtteri Bottas 1’45.318
Williams
Row 8 15. Felipe Massa 1’45.695
Williams
16. Fernando Alonso 1’45.935
Ferrari
Row 9 17. Max Chilton* 1’39.800
Marussia
18. Kimi Raikkonen 1’46.684
Ferrari
Row 10 19. Esteban Gutierrez** 1’40.912
Sauber
20. Pastor Maldonado*** 1’44.018
Lotus
Row 11 21. Marcus Ericsson**** 1’49.421
Caterham
22. Kamui Kobayashi**** 1’49.625
Caterham

*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

Image © Daimler/Hoch Zwei

Advert | Go Ad-free

117 comments on 2014 British Grand Prix grid

  1. Michael Brown said on 5th July 2014, 14:12

    I would have thought the same as Hamilton. The first two sectors aren’t any good, and there won’t be enough time to make up in the final sector. How wrong I was.

    Best qualifying session I’ve ever seen.

  2. Yoshitsune (@yobo01) said on 5th July 2014, 14:12

    Highest Ferrari engine on the grid is 12th, a Marussia! Who would have thought!

    Very interesting grid for tomorrow, though. I have to say that qualifying sessions in 2014 never fail to deliver.

  3. Bobby (@f1bobby) said on 5th July 2014, 14:12

    Jesus. Another gift for Rosberg. Shell shocked. Can’t be bothered watching it tomorrow; I’d like Rosberg to pick my lottery numbers please. Joker.

  4. Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 5th July 2014, 14:12

    I’m still utterly gobsmacked. I thought Red Bull and Vettel had had another almighty screw-up, but a 3s+ gain in the final sector – now that I did not anticipate.

    Ferrari and Williams also, and Bianchi, and McLaren, and Hamilton & Ricciardo…

    • spoutnik (@spoutnik) said on 5th July 2014, 14:22

      I first thought there was an error in the times displayed.

    • Eric (@) said on 5th July 2014, 14:35

      @vettel1

      I thought Red Bull and Vettel had had another almighty screw-up, but a 3s+ gain in the final sector – now that I did not anticipate.

      Nor did Red Bull. or they would have sent Ricciardo out as well.
      It’s looking more and more like they’re trying to keep Vettel unsettled. Why on earth would they not have him go out together with Ricciardo when, up until then, he was actually (a lot) quicker than Ricciardo. It makes absolutely no sense to me. Just like the 2nd pitstop at Canada.

      That bit in the end was finally a bit of luck for Vettel this season. Something that has been long overdue. But who knows, his engine might die again tomorrow and he’ll be back to square one again.

      • Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 5th July 2014, 14:37

        That bit in the end was finally a bit of luck for Vettel this season. Something that has been long overdue. But who knows, his engine might die again tomorrow and he’ll be back to square one again.

        The way they showed Mark Webber in the garage at Red Bull will have fostered a lot of superstition, particularly if his engine does indeed die tomorrow!

        • Eric (@) said on 5th July 2014, 14:50

          @vettel1

          LOL. Yeah, something to look out for.

          Perhaps Webber didn’t actually leave RBR but instead he’s now controlling the team from the shadows…

          The ultimate payback. Not bad for a number 2 driver.

      • Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 5th July 2014, 14:39

        It is strange though, isn’t it @baron-2? Vettel was quite clearly a lot faster – for perhaps the first time this season – yet Red Bull sent him out too late, in (at the time) sub-optimal conditions.

        I’m certainly not a conspiracy theorist, so I don’t believe it was malicious, but they’ve made a few questionable decisions this season (as you have highlighted) and Vettel has had in contrast to Ricciardo an alarmingly high rate of unreliability.

        • Eric (@) said on 5th July 2014, 14:54

          I’m certainly not a conspiracy theorist

          Me neither. Maybe it’s just a run of tough luck paired with some unfortunate calls from the pitwall. We’ll see how this progresses.
          But in the back of my mind I’m already wondering if Red Bull know a little more about Vettel’s future than we do and that they’re not too happy about it.
          Something to do with Domenicale’s phonecall perhaps…

  5. Pawel (@marik) said on 5th July 2014, 14:13

    Shame for Williams, hope they’ll recover tommorrow.

  6. yihwarang (@yihwarang1) said on 5th July 2014, 14:14

    What a silverstone!!

  7. JackySteeg (@jackysteeg) said on 5th July 2014, 14:16

    What a thrilling qualifying session! Shame about the result for Mercedes, though, since Hamilton is too far back to stop Rosberg from walking away with it. It’s looking like a thriller from 2nd place down though!

  8. I am not a Hamilton fan, actually I do strongly support Ferrari, but watching his interview on BBC made me very sorry for him. Go Lewis, go! (never believed one day I could have said that…)

  9. Dan_the_McLaren_fan (@dan_the_mclaren_fan) said on 5th July 2014, 14:17

    Button P3, Magnussen P5
    Alonso P17, Raïkkönen P19

    This makes my day!

    • spoutnik (@spoutnik) said on 5th July 2014, 14:21

      I’ll never understand people enjoying other’s failure.

    • Strontium (@strontium) said on 5th July 2014, 14:30

      Kills mine, but Alonso clearly found the situation of 4 front cars being at the back so ridiculous he was almost laughing at his own loss.

      I have nothing against McLaren, and don’t mind seeing them succeed, but I am a Ferrari fan and this result is just a disaster.

      • Dave (@raceprouk) said on 5th July 2014, 17:33

        I must admit I found Alonso’s attitude in the press pen surprising. In a good way of course. Seems he’s decided to just enjoy himself this weekend, and not worry too much about a championship he’s probably not going to win anyway :-)

  10. greg-c (@greg-c) said on 5th July 2014, 14:17

    Can anyone remember a larger gap between pole and last place in recent times ?
    Like 15 seconds ,
    Wow

  11. peter said on 5th July 2014, 14:18

    i am a Ham fan from the start but he seriously has a mental mindset problem. it is obvious he thought he could screw up Rosberg lap as payback. Unless he gets his own strategist & some guidance from someone like Mika Hakkenin his year & career is finished.

  12. spoutnik (@spoutnik) said on 5th July 2014, 14:19

    What a great result for the Marussias!
    Shame for Ferrari and Williams, Sauber drivers as disappointing as usual, big kudos to Rosberg, Vettel and Button !

  13. iAltair (@ialtair) said on 5th July 2014, 14:21

    Not bad for Red Bull #2 driver today ;)

  14. tino852 (@tino852) said on 5th July 2014, 14:25

    In 2008 Heikki Kovalainen took pole position for the British Gp. On July 6th 2008, Hamilton won the British GP. Tomorrow will be the 6th anniversary of that day.

  15. Stizl said on 5th July 2014, 14:34

    For a split second I thought we were going to see the Vettel finger :p.

Add your comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

All comments must abide by the comment policy. Comments may be moderated.
Want to post off-topic? Head to the forum.
See the FAQ for more information.