Russian Grand Prix 2014

Fastest Lap Bottas
Best Race Team Mercedes
Best Quali Team Mercedes

2 DNF's of 21 starters
Pole: Lewis Hamilton
Lights to flag!
18th to 11th7Most Places Gained:
Felipe Massa
Female/Male Ratio 0:21, Nationalities: 13, Main Nationalities: Germany with 4 drivers, Average Driver Age: 27, Oldest Driver: 34, Youngest Driver: 20

Race Results

-1stL. Hamilton25
-2ndN. Rosberg18
-3rdV. Bottas15 ()
-4thJ. Button12
65thK. Magnussen10
16thF. Alonso8
17thD. Ricciardo6
28thS. Vettel4
19thK. Räikkönen2
210thS. Perez1
711thF. Massa
512thN. Hulkenberg
413thJ. Vergne
914thD. Kvyat
215thE. Gutiérrez
216thA. Sutil
217thR. Grosjean
318thP. Maldonado
319thM. Ericsson
1DNFK. KobayashiMechanical
1DNFM. ChiltonMechanical

* indicates fastest lap

Qualifying - The Grid

The inaugural Russian Grand Prix will primarily be remembered for Mercedes picking up their first constructors championship win – the constructors championship only started in 1958 – in Formula One.

The race itself took on a processional form as the cars generally ran in their own space clear from other cars. Whether it was the track design or the heavy fuel saving required to get the cars home but the whole field took extra caution to get to the end.

Nico Rosberg blew any chance of a first place fight after locking up into the second corner heavily flat-spotting his tyres forcing a pit-stop. The conservative tyre choice from Pirelli allowed Rosberg to run the whole of the race on a single set of tyres to return to second place.

Only Kobayashi and Chilton failed to finish the race. Both cars retiring for mechanical reasons whilst the Marussia of Jules Bianchi remained in the garage as a mark of support and respect.