The 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Grande Prêmio do Brasil 2014) was the eighteenth round of the 2014 Formula One Season. It was held between November 7 and November 9, 2014.

Nico Rosberg won the race from pole position, with Lewis Hamilton second. Felipe Massa finished third at his home race.


Background[edit | edit source]

A few weeks before the race, Pirelli altered their tyre allocation from the Medium and Hard compounds to the Soft and Medium compounds after the initial choice was criticised as being too conservative.

Both Caterham and Marussia are expected to miss this race, for both the second race in succession.

After securing his eighth Pole Position of the season in Austin, Nico Rosberg will claim the 2014 Pole Position Trophy if anyone but Lewis Hamilton claims pole at this event.

The Drivers' World Championship cannot be won at this race, as Hamilton leads Rosberg by 24 points; at best, Hamilton can go into the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with a 49 point lead, with 50 available for victory at the final race.

Mercedes are already Constructors' champions; Red Bull-Renault need 4 points to secure 2nd place in the 2014 Constructors Championship.

Daniil Kvyat will serve a seven-place grid penalty after only incurring three of the ten applied after his engine change at the previous race. Sergio Pérez will also drop seven positions on the grid after his collision with Adrian Sutil.

Entry list[edit | edit source]

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB10 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB10 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W05 Hybrid Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W05 Hybrid Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F14 T Ferrari 059/3 P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F14 T Ferrari 059/3 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E22 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E22 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM07 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM07 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C33 Ferrari 059/3 P
99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C33 Ferrari 059/3 P
25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR9 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR9 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
Free Practice 1 only
34 Spain Daniel Juncadella India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM07 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P
38 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR9 Renault Energy F1-2014 P
40 Brazil Felipe Nasr United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid P

Practice Overview[edit | edit source]

FP1[edit | edit source]

FP2[edit | edit source]

FP3[edit | edit source]

Practice Results[edit | edit source]

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:14.902 14 1:13.333 9 1:11.967 11
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:14.197 10 1:12.956 4 1:11.188 5
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:12.764 1 1:12.123 1 1:10.446 1
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:14.114 8 1:12.696 3 1:11.316 7
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:15.109 15 1:13.714 12 1:12.235 14
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes DNP No Time 18 1:12.942 18
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:14.034 7 1:13.497 11 1:12.069 12
14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 1:13.742 4 1:13.122 7 1:11.399 8
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:13.811 5 1:13.099 6 1:10.875 3
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.136 9 1:13.479 10 1:11.499 9
21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari No Time 18 1:13.902 14 1:12.286 16
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes No Time 17 1:14.209 16 1:11.210 6
25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Renault DNP 1:17.171 17 1:12.235 15
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:13.723 3 1:13.254 8 1:11.834 10
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:14.678 13 1:13.882 13 1:12.324 17
34 Spain Daniel Juncadella India Force India-Mercedes 1:16.030 16 DNP DNP
38 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:13.827 6 DNP DNP
40 Brazil Felipe Nasr United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:14.522 12 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:12.985 2 1:12.336 2 1:10.560 2
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Renault DNP 1:13.035 5 1:11.054 4
99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:14.434 11 1:14.204 15 1:12.184 13

Qualifying[edit | edit source]

Q1[edit | edit source]

Q2[edit | edit source]

Q3[edit | edit source]

Qualifying Results[edit | edit source]

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1 1:10.347 1 1:10.303 1 1:10.023 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 2 1:10.457 4 1:10.712 2 1:10.056 2
3 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 3 1:10.602 2 1:10.343 3 1:10.247 3
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Renault 4 1:10.832 3 1:10.421 4 1:10.305 4
5 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 5 1:11.097 5 1:11.127 5 1:10.930 5
6 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 13 1:11.880 6 1:11.129 6 1:10.938 6
7 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 6 1:11.134 9 1:11.211 7 1:10.969 7
8 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 10 1:11.558 10 1:11.215 8 1:10.977 8
9 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 11 1:11.593 8 1:11.208 9 1:11.075 9
10 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 7 1:11.193 7 1:11.188 10 1:11.099 10
11 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 9 1:11.520 11 1:11.591 11
12 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 12 1:11.848 12 1:11.976 12
13 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 14 1:11.943 13 1:12.099 13
14 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 8 1:11.423 14 No Time 17*
15 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 15 1:12.037 14
16 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 16 1:12.040 15
17 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 17 1:12.076 18^
18 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 18 1:12.233 16

Notes:

Grid[edit | edit source]

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Felipe Massa
Valtteri Bottas ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Jenson Button
Sebastian Vettel ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Kevin Magnussen
Fernando Alonso ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Daniel Ricciardo
Kimi Räikkönen ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Esteban Gutiérrez
Nico Hülkenberg ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Adrian Sutil
Romain Grosjean ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Jean-Éric Vergne
Pastor Maldonado ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Daniil Kvyat*
Sergio Pérez^ ______________

Notes:

Race[edit | edit source]

Report[edit | edit source]

Rosberg got the best start off the line and led into the first corner with Hamilton right behind him.[1] Massa locked his right front heading into the S do Senna, however he maintained his third position.[1] Behind him, the two McLaren's of Button and Magnussen take a very wide line through the first corner.[1] Magnussen in particular drifted wide after failing to overtake Vettel.[1] With his line out of shape exiting the S do Senna, Magnussen became vulnerable to Alonso's Ferrari, however he aggressively defended his line and kept his position through turn 4.[1] Martin Brundle exclaimed surprise as despite the chaos "there was no contact at all through 1,2 and 3."[1]

Heading into turn 4, Vettel drifted wide and lost position to Magnussen and Alonso.[1] Brundle noting "he went too deep into turn 4, up on the kerb and lost two places. It is costing him very dearly indeed."[1]

On lap 27, Rosberg entered the pits to fit the medium compound tyre. Behind him, Bottas also pitted, however he was having problems with a loose seatbelt. David Croft noting, "Absolute disaster for Williams."[1]

Two laps later it became very apparent that Rosberg's early stop was the right call.[1] Hamilton whom was running very worn tyres then had a huge spin at turn 3.[1] Hamilton thereafter opted to pit to which he lost a total of 7 seconds to Rosberg in his mistake.[1] Rosberg, now comfortably in the lead of the race was alerted by his engineer, "Okay so you can reduce your pushing, the other car has made a mistake." [1]

On lap 40, Ricciardo significantly slowed to which he reported over the radio, "yeah, the left front brakes gone. I can feel it start to wobble."[1] Brundle, however observed that it was in fact a "suspension failure. Its the front upright".[1] Ricciardo's front left suspension worked loose heading into the S do Senna.[1] A dejected Ricciardo limped back to the pits to retire.[1]

There was more trouble in the pits for Williams to which Massa had mistook the McLaren pit-box for the Williams pit box.[1] McLaren's chief mechanic, Johnny Brookes waving for Massa to move on.[1] He quickly fixed his mistake and drove into his correct pit-stop.[1] He lost time, however Claire Williams still managed to laugh in amusement.[1]

With ten laps to go, Button launched an attack on Räikkönen around the outside of turn 3. Räikkönen defended his line, however Button continued to hold his ground through turn 4 before finally overtaking into turn 5.[1] With Räikkönen out of place into turn 5, Vettel whom was looming in the background surged past the Ferrari at the same place as Button.[1]

Räikkönen was struggling with tyre degradation and had soon fallen behind his teammate.[1] Alonso's Ferrari having the advantage of being on 17 lap younger tyres than Räikkönen in the closing stages of the race.[1] David Croft noting "He hasn't got the ability to fight that time. Didn't have the traction coming out of Junção which meant he was pretty much a sitting duck all the way up that straight."[1]

Rosberg, however whom had never finished on the podium in Interlagos before would go on to take the race victory.[1] Croft describing it as "important" for Rosberg in order to keep his title challenge alive. Mercedes would score a 1-2 with Rosberg leading Hamilton.[1] However the efforts of Massa and Button to finish third and fourth had meant that Mercedes engines had locked out the top four places.[1]

Matt Deane Mercedes team joined on the podium to receive the winning manufacturer’s award.

Results[edit | edit source]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 71 1h 30m 02.555s 1 25
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 71 +1.4 2 18
3 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 71 +41.0 3 15
4 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 71 +48.6 5 12
5 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 71 +51.4 6 10
6 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 71 +61.9 8 8
7 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 71 +63.7 10 6
8 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 71 +63.9 12 4
9 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 71 +70.0 7 2
10 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Renault 70 +1 Lap 4 1
11 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 70 +1 Lap 17
12 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 70 +1 Lap 16
13 25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 70 +1 Lap 15
14 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 11
15 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 18
16 99 Germany Adrian Sutil Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 13
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 63 Power Unit 14
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 39 Suspension 9

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Standings after race[edit | edit source]

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 334
2 Germany Nico Rosberg 317
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 214
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 159 ▲1
5 Spain Fernando Alonso 157 ▲1
6 Finland Valtteri Bottas 156 ▼2
7 United Kingdom Jenson Button 106
8 Brazil Felipe Massa 98
9 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 80
10 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 55
11 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 53 ▲1
12 Mexico Sergio Pérez 47 ▼1
13 France Jean-Éric Vergne 22
14 France Romain Grosjean 8
15 Russia Daniil Kvyat 8
16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 2 ▲3
17 France Jules Bianchi 2 ▼1
18 Germany Adrian Sutil 0 ▼1
19 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 0 ▼1
20 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 0
21 United Kingdom Max Chilton 0
22 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 0
23 Germany André Lotterer 0
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 651
2 Austria Red Bull-Renault 373
3 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 254
4 Italy Ferrari 210
5 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 161
6 India Force India-Mercedes 127
7 Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 30
8 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 10
9 Russia Marussia-Ferrari 2
10 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 0
11 Malaysia Caterham-Renault 0

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 FORMULA 1. (2015, March 13).2014 FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2014 - Race Highlights. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOT0B8XxBGU

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