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German Grand Prix 2014

Fastest Lap Hamilton
Best Race Team Mercedes
Best Quali Team Williams

4 DNF's of 22 starters
Pole: Nico Rosberg
Lights to flag!
20th to 3rd17Most Places Gained:
Lewis Hamilton
Female/Male Ratio 0:22, Nationalities: 13, Main Nationalities: Germany with 4 drivers, Average Driver Age: 27, Oldest Driver: 34, Youngest Driver: 20

Race Results

-1stN. Rosberg25
-2ndV. Bottas18
173rdL. Hamilton15 ()
24thS. Vettel12
25thF. Alonso10
16thD. Ricciardo8
27thN. Hulkenberg6
38thJ. Button4
59thK. Magnussen2+ 1 Lap
-10thS. Perez1+ 1 Lap
111thK. Räikkönen+ 1 Lap
612thP. Maldonado+ 1 Lap
-13thJ. Vergne+ 1 Lap
214thE. Gutiérrez+ 1 Lap
215thJ. Bianchi+ 1 Lap
316thK. Kobayashi+ 2 Lap
417thM. Chilton+ 2 Lap
418thM. Ericsson+ 2 Lap
4DNFA. SutilSpin
12DNFD. KvyatMechanical Failure
7DNFR. GrosjeanMechanical Failure
19DNFF. MassaAccident

* indicates fastest lap

German Grand Prix – Race Report

The national flag of Germany Nico
Formula One Champ0 Wins23 Podiums57 Starts206 Age36

Another thrilling race in Formula One as the 22 cars returned to the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. Initial fears of rain lead to a mix of strategies and car setups.

As the race got underway there was action straight out of the blocks with a dramatic crash between McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen and the Williams of Felipe Massa which saw Massa flipping through the air and out of the race.

As the safety car came out to recover the wreckage of the Williams, Lewis Hamilton remained at the back of the midfield in an uncharacteristically cautions start.

When racing resumed the entire field fought, won and lost positions as tyres came in and out of their operating windows. The out of place Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo – who was caught up in the lap accident – started to charge back through the pack.

There was an ever present risk of a safety car as mechanical issues plagued several drivers.  The Toro Rosso of Daniil Kvyat spectacularly caught fire ejecting the young russian from the race.

Romain Grosjean’s Lotus also fell foul of mechanical issues retiring him from the race while the Sauber of Adrian Sutil spun coming out of the final corner only to be parked in the middle of the track.

With the stationary Sauber parked in the center of the track a safety car seemed inevitable. Lewis Hamilton pitted from second for his final pit-stop early in an attempt to cover off the risk. As the marshalls cleared the car under yellow flags Hamilton faced a final fight to the end against the Williams of Bottas.

Bottas held firm to deny Hamilton a second place completing a hat-trick of podium finishes for the Finnish driver.

With barely a single view of Nico Rosberg throughout the race he came home to win the German Grand Prix for the first time in his career.