Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Spa-Francorchamps, 2014

2014 Belgian Grand Prix result

2014 Belgian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Spa-Francorchamps, 2014

Pos # Driver Car Laps Time/gap Difference Reason
1 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 44 1hr 24m 36.556s
2 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 44 3.383 3.383
3 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 44 28.032 24.649
4 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 44 36.815 8.783
5 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 44 52.196 15.381
6 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 44 54.580 2.384
7 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 44 61.162 6.582
8 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 44 64.293 3.131
9 26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 44 65.347 1.054
10 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 44 65.697 0.350
11 25 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 44 71.920 6.223
12 20 Kevin Magnussen* McLaren-Mercedes 44 74.262 2.342
13 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 44 75.975 1.713
14 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 44 82.447 6.472
15 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 44 90.825 8.378
16 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 43 1 lap 1 lap
17 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 43 1 lap 0.666
18 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 39 5 laps 4 laps
Not classified
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 38 6 laps 1 lap Damage
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 33 11 laps 5 laps Damage
13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1 43 laps 32 laps Exhaust
45 Andre Lotterer Caterham-Renault 1 43 laps 0.913 Engine

*20-second penalty

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64 comments on “2014 Belgian Grand Prix result”

  1. King of Spa! Well done Kimi!

  2. Well deserved win for RIC. Who would’ve thought RBR would win Spa?

  3. Ricchardo 3 wins. Vettel 0.

    1. Ricciardo 3 wins, Vettel 39 wins. :p

      1. And RIC wasn’t team mate ! Otherwise….

      2. Ricciardo 3 wins, Vettel 39 wins. Just wait until Ricciardo has as many GP’s under his belt as Vettel has had the score will be I’m sure more for Ricciardo then Vettel. If you really want to look at the record between Vettel and Ricciardo then; in Vettel’s 1st and 2nd year’s he got 3 wins, which were, 2007 he got 1 win at the USA GP and in 2008 he got 2 wins 1 in Canada and 1 in Germany that is the same wins as Daniel Ricciardo has got so far in 2014 in 2 years.

        1. in Vettel’s 1st and 2nd year’s he got 3 wins, which were, 2007 he got 1 win at the USA GP and in 2008 he got 2 wins 1 in Canada and 1 in Germany that is the same wins as Daniel Ricciardo has got so far in 2014 in 2 years.

          I think you’re very confused. His first win was Italy 2008 in his first full season, then 4 wins the following year. 2007 USA was his debut where he scored 1 point. He didn’t win in any of those countries until 2010, and that was the European rather than German GP. It wasn’t until 2013 that he won any of those.

          1. Sorry, I’m so very wrong and you are right, Sebastian Vettel in 2007 only scored 6 points an 8th at USA and 4th in CHN, in 2008 he scored 39 points with 4th MON, 8th CAN, 8th GER, 6th EUR, 5th BEL, 1st ITA which was his first win in F1, 5th SGP, 6th JAP and 4th BRA. His performance in 2008 looks very similar to his 2014 results. And his results in 07-08 in comparison to Ricciardo is even worst even if you take Ricciardo’s results in the Toro Rosso last year.

    2. the lack of a diffuser really hurting him specially today with the skinny rear wing where he has sliding around struggling with the back end of the car hopefully red bull will be able to get more rear downforce so that we can see a more direct fight between them

  4. As ever brilliant job by Ricciardo.

  5. Boos for Rosberg.

    1. It would be great for F1 2014 if Rosberg and Hamilton be both disqualified and then the real racing will begin instead of this winging, wining and all these innuendoes back and forth from both sides splitting F1 and making everything so unpleasant.

      1. It seems to me that there is only 1 whiner and his initials are Lewis Hamilton!!!! Thanks, rnr

  6. Getting the popcorns ready :)

  7. Gideon Hadi (@)
    24th August 2014, 14:36

    DOTW should be Raikkonen, Bottas, and Ricciardo

    1. The waiting seems eternity,
      The day will dawn of sanity,
      It’s a kind of magic,
      There can be only one

    2. @f1indofans I completely agree.

  8. A shame for Alonso but brilliant by Kimi, Bottas, and Ricciardo

    1. It was an uncharacteristic race for Alonso in my opinion, he didn’t seem to be really on it.

      1. Mmm yeah, but the car wasn’t that good as it seemed either. His tyres were gone too in the last part of the race, plus… this track is no Hungaroring regarding passing possibilities.

        1. the car wasn’t that good as it seemed

          His teammate probably would have beaten him with or without his penalty, the car wasn’t actually that bad.

          this track is no Hungaroring regarding passing possibilities.

          Were you refering of him passing others or him defending positions? Hungaroring probably has the least overtaking spots in the calendar after Monaco and Singapore. Spa, on the other hand, has at least 3 great spots for overtaking.

      2. @toiago I thought he was right there for most of the race, doing a really good job, but he just made that tiny but costly mistake on that last lap. The actual battle itself I thought Alonso was the strongest in there.

        Bearing in mind he had to have a 5 second penalty through no fault of his own, he might have never been in that situation had that not happened.

        1. I think he made the mistake after he got angry at Magnussen for twice driving him off the road! Alonso drove good until then, and looked like he would finish 5th. he can afford a bad result after being so great for so long.

      3. He dropped like a rock at the beginning for the race. He also spent pretty much the entire race behind Magnussen.

  9. @keithcollantine Is Magnussen still under investigation?

    1. @george Yes, and I think he might get a penalty for putting Alonso onto the grass, like Vettel did for Monza on Alonso.

      1. I hope he does, you don’t act like that at 200mph

    2. Yes hes had all his points taken away from him for Spa 2014.

  10. The Rosberg booing is justified in my opinion and I hope it affects him. Congratulations to Daniel Ricciardo, who now is a genuine title contender! Bottas putting in.. well.. a result he deserves again! Alonso wasn’t good today though, outsmarted by KMAG! and others…

    1. @Custard, pushed on the grass at 200mph is the equivalent of “outsmarted” for you? Magnussen has already destroyed 2 races for kimi this year and now Alonso. Somebody must punish him to stop driving like an imbecile.

    2. Booing like that isn’t justified, speaking as an Aussie who still didn’t boo Vettel after the Multi 21 incident. It’s a racing incident, if Rosberg suffered instead of Hamilton, would booing Hamilton be OK?

      If it was a deliberate, dangerous, callous act, sure, that’s wrong and he should know that. But it wasn’t, it was a racing incident. Let Lewis & Nico sort it out at Monza in two weeks time.

      1. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but yours is wrong. Listen to Toto and Niki’s interviews, who by the way are Mercedes personnel, are outraged with Nico and I’m sure they’ll be more than booing towards him.

        1. An opinion is wrong? Oh dear..

          It’s funny Lauda mentions Rosberg should think of the team – during the summer break he said of himself that he was an extremly egoistical driver.

      2. if Rosberg suffered instead of Hamilton, would booing Hamilton be OK

        No. But that’s mostly because it would be senseless as Hamilton did nothing at all wrong and Rosberg’s damage would be self inflicted.

      3. The crowd is fed up with Rosberg, this isn’t the first controversial incident he’s been in with Hamilton. Vettel receiving boos for winning is what you call unjustified. Rosberg has done something wrong, again.

    3. No, it’s ok to boo if in Abu Dabhi either Rosberg and Hamilton just throw their car at the other to secure the championship (like some people have done before).

  11. Both Toto and Lauda just intimated to the BBC that they feel the collision was Rosberg’s fault.

    1. Toto looked angry as hell in Sky. Damn, he was scary. You just felt he wanted to punch someone. Ted was really risking it there, lol.

  12. Very surprised about Ricciardo’s pace on this track. I was expecting Bottas to be very close if not ahead of Ricciardo, but he was nowhere near the Australian.

    Impressive how Red Bull could adapt to a track which on paper seemed to be one of the worst for their car.

    I feel that Rosberg could and should have easily won the race, but his inability to overtake Vettel, locking up his front and getting a flat spot ruined his middle stint and effectively cost him the win.

    1. Ricciardo finished 50 seconds ahead of Vettel, that is the drive of a champion. forget these Mercedes pretenders to the crown.

      1. If you want some stats between Vettel and Ricciardo then here is a comparison; in Vettel’s 1st and 2nd year’s he got 3 wins, which were, 2007 he got 1 win at the USA GP and in 2008 he got 2 wins 1 in Canada and 1 in Germany that is the same wins as Daniel Ricciardo has got so far in 2014 in 2 years. I say no more and as you say at Spa it was 50 second gap between them, I say no more again.

        1. Vettel finished 8th in those three races, each was worth 1 point which is where the confusion may be. At equivalent point after three years (Ricciardo started half way through 2011) Seb had 7 wins, although he was driving more competitive machinery for those so there isn’t a comparison.

  13. Someone give Raikkonen his dignity back.

    1. He’d much prefer a 99p flake! Although your point is valid.

    2. @austus Raikkonen could score points in just about anything at Spa..

  14. What a driver by Nico Rosberg, a true legend #MasterclassRacer

    1. Bwahahahah! -_-

      1. Just curiosity, why did you got your account off, Traverse?

    2. I know… did you see that?? Hamilton crash right into him and Rosberg still got 2nd place!

    3. He was amazing in the best car on the track – pity he did not tangle with Vettel too !

  15. Great result for Kimi, would have loved a podium, but this at least shows he’s up for it. Shame for Fernando, but that was to be expected from the start with that penalty.

    1. Without that 5 second penalty, he would have been comfortably ahead of Magnussen all race and cruised home in 5th..

      1. ..his favourite position, of course @npf1

  16. Was there any news in the post-race interviews if Vettel had any car troubles? to some extend it looked like China where he simply couldn’t keep up with RIC but his S2 times were completely off pace so I’m wondering if he maybe damaged his floor in the L1 incident.

    1. @tmf42: On RTL he said the car wasn’t behaving very well – just like in FP3.

        1. More excuses by our Seb, but hes a good bloke and very modest.

  17. Now we know why he’s called the king of spa…Great race by him :)

  18. red bull have changed their gears before this race. how on earth are they going to do good in brazil or japan with those gears? monza will be the last race of the year where longer gears will make sense.

    1. They can change the diff ratio

  19. The most ridiculous part of the race was Alonso’s 5 sec penalty… What are the stewards thinking?!

    1. I think that the stewards were very tolerant on that occasion, I thought that they were going to give him a drive through.
      Ted Kravitz said that teams were not happy with this decision, they thought that the penalty was too lenient.

  20. So Hamilton retires because because he can’t get a place?
    So much for sportsmanship.
    Imagine a football match where one team is 4-0 down with 20 minutes to go, they know they probably can’t win so they just walk off?
    Anyhow, there were at least 15 other drivers who probably couldn’t get podium and would probably also like to “save” their engines. How about if they all decide to pull out for some apparent problem. What sort of race would that be?
    Hamilton needs to stop acting like a spoilt kid and grow up and act like a professional.

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