German Grand Prix 2014
Formula One, 20 Jul, FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2014
Best Race Team Mercedes
Best Quali Team Williams
4 DNF's of 22 starters
|17||3rd||L. Hamilton||15 ()|
|5||9th||K. Magnussen||2||+ 1 Lap|
|-||10th||S. Perez||1||+ 1 Lap|
|1||11th||K. Räikkönen||+ 1 Lap|
|6||12th||P. Maldonado||+ 1 Lap|
|-||13th||J. Vergne||+ 1 Lap|
|2||14th||E. Gutiérrez||+ 1 Lap|
|2||15th||J. Bianchi||+ 1 Lap|
|3||16th||K. Kobayashi||+ 2 Lap|
|4||17th||M. Chilton||+ 2 Lap|
|4||18th||M. Ericsson||+ 2 Lap|
|12||DNF||D. Kvyat||Mechanical Failure|
|7||DNF||R. Grosjean||Mechanical Failure|
* indicates fastest lap
Qualifying - The Grid
German Grand Prix – Race ReportNico
Rosberg Formula One Champ0 Wins23 Podiums57 Starts206 Age35
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.
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.
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.