Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Hungaroring, 2014

2014 Hungarian Grand Prix grid

2014 Hungarian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Will Wood

Row 1 1. Nico Rosberg 1’22.715
2. Sebastian Vettel 1’23.201
Red Bull
Row 2 3. Valtteri Bottas 1’23.354
4. Daniel Ricciardo 1’23.391
Red Bull
Row 3 5. Fernando Alonso 1’23.909
6. Felipe Massa 1’24.223
Row 4 7. Jenson Button 1’24.294
8. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’24.720
Toro Rosso
Row 5 9. Nico Hulkenberg 1’24.775
Force India
10. Daniil Kvyat 1’24.706
Toro Rosso
Row 6 11. Adrian Sutil 1’25.136
12. Sergio Perez 1’25.211
Force India
Row 7 13. Esteban Gutierrez 1’25.260
14. Romain Grosjean 1’25.337
Row 8 15. Jules Bianchi 1’27.419
16. Kimi Raikkonen 1’26.792
Row 9 17. Kamui Kobayashi 1’27.139
18. Max Chilton 1’27.819
Row 10 19. Marcus Ericsson 1’28.643
20. Pastor Maldonado* No time
Row 11 21. Kevin Magnussen** No time
22. Lewis Hamilton*** No time

*Did not set a time within 107% of the fastest time in Q1, granted permission to start by the stewards. Five-place penalty due to a gearbox change.
**Will start the race from the pit lane due to survival cell being replaced.
***Did not set a time within 107% of the fastest time in Q1, granted permission to start by the stewards. Will start the race from the pit lane due to survival cell being replaced.

28 comments on “2014 Hungarian Grand Prix grid”

  1. I’m gonna take Lewis’ reliability problems into account for my next F1F prediction …

    1. He’ll probably get pole if I change it!!

    2. Me too. All weekend he looked like the one who would be getting pole and then his car breaks down :(

  2. Lewis doesn’t need to win the WDC to make F1 exciting.
    “There’s a whole lot more to racing than just winning” – Hudson Hornet

    1. Not to fans of Lewis. I might start supporting Bottas mainly, I feel like I bring bad luck to Lewis by supporting him.

      1. If that does turn out to be the case and Bottas retires tomorrow, could you support Rosberg from then on please? :D

  3. While I don’t believe the conspiracy theories surrounding Mercedes and Hamilton, I would suggest that the summer break be a good time for Mercedes to review the mechanics on Hamilton’s side of the garage.

    I’m not suggesting there’s any malice here, but to get that many failures is incredibly unlucky. It could be that a mechanic or two aren’t as focused as they should be, finger trouble, not double checking things properly etc. Perhaps they’ve got other things on their mind, so aren’t 100% concentrating. We’ve seen how Hamilton in the past can have issues away from the track that wreck his performance on the track. We’re all human, a mechanic could be having a tough time away from the job too.

    It can’t hurt to review what’s going on. Even if they find nothing, it might kill the conspiracy theories.

    1. How about swapping the garages round, to help keep Mercedes’ whole ‘duty to the sport thing’ alive. Maybe the if Rosberg has German engineers and Lewis English, they would both care a little less, which could make for great racing!!

      1. That would also explain why Rosberg’s car is far more reliable @williamstuart ;)

        1. Haha, exactly

  4. Driving styles are proven to cause mechanical failures.

    Why can you guys not think Hamilton could be causing SOME of these failures?

    1. Name one way a driver can cause a fuel leak.

      1. Crashing into something and rupturing the fuel tank?

        1. They would have checked the car for any side effects of the crash, and if anything this issue would’ve popped up on Lewis’ charge to third, not a week later with new components in the car.

      2. If he brings a bit of TNT or a needle.

        And of course Lewis didn’t :)

    2. Yes, Hamilton has special powers! His driving style can explode brake pads and cause fuel leaks. But wait! Said style also saves fuel!

    3. Again Canada is only race you have a point and even that is pot luck.

    4. Man you are being ridiculous. The only one of his failures that could be linked to that was Canada.
      The other ones no.
      He saves more fuel and tyres than Rosberg and he is breaking the car, yeah, that’s right.

      1. Well, apparently Nico learnt how Lewis saves fuel just before Silverstone, so I think they’re very even now. However I didn check during the races, so Lewis may still be a little better.

        1. I believe Lewis starts the races with 0,5 kg less fuel

  5. this time I don’t believe Hamilton claims a podium.

    1. Did you watch the GP2? Adrian Quaiffe-Hobbs, 22nd to 3rd, albeit with a bit of luck from a safety car.

      If anyone can do it, Hamilton can.

      1. Shh, you’re going to jinx it!

  6. Well done Bottas and well done Alonso (driving a RED TRUCK and being fifth every GP is difficult).

  7. Hamilton starting from pitlane with new chassis, engine and gearbox.

  8. With Hamilton and Magnussen both starting from the pit lane, is there any rule specifying which driver gets to line up first? The guy who puts his car at the end of the pitlane first? It would be annoying for Hamilton to be directly stuck behind a fast car.

    1. The one who is penalized first gets the penalty applied first, so I believe Hamilton will start behind Magnussen.

  9. Chris (@tophercheese21)
    27th July 2014, 0:57

    Geeves: “Here you are Mr. Rosberg. As per your order of a ‘World Drivers Championship’ on a Silver platter.”

    Seriously though, Lewis could not be anymore unlucky. I’m so gutted for him, and whilst I’m sure Rosberg will take it, I doubt he wants to win the Championship in this fashion. Credit to Rosberg though, he’s not put a foot wrong so far, and is taking the opportunities when he gets them.

    Hopefully things will be closer in the second half of the season.

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