Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, June 8th 2014

Positions at race end

  • 1st: Daniel Ricciardo
    Infiniti Red Bull Racing
    Pit stops: 2

  • 2nd: Nico Rosberg
    Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
    Pit stops: 2

  • 3rd: Sebastian Vettel
    Infiniti Red Bull Racing
    Pit stops: 2

  • 4th: Jenson Button
    McLaren Mercedes
    Pit stops: 2

  • 5th: Nico Hülkenberg
    Sahara Force India F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1

  • 6th: Fernando Alonso
    Scuderia Ferrari
    Pit stops: 2

  • 7th: Valtteri Bottas
    Williams Martini Racing
    Pit stops: 2

  • 8th: Jean-Éric Vergne
    Scuderia Toro Rosso
    Pit stops: 2

  • 9th: Kevin Magnussen
    McLaren Mercedes
    Pit stops: 2

  • 10th: Kimi Räikkönen
    Scuderia Ferrari
    Pit stops: 2

  • 11th: Sergio Pérez
    Sahara Force India F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    1 LAP(s)

  • 12th: Felipe Massa
    Williams Martini Racing
    Pit stops: 2
    1 LAP(s)

  • 13th: Adrian Sutil
    Sauber F1 Team
    Pit stops: 2
    1 LAP(s)

  • 14th: Esteban Gutièrrez
    Sauber F1 Team
    Pit stops: 4
    +6 LAP(s)s

  • 15th: Romain Grosjean
    Lotus F1 Team
    Pit stops: 3
    +11 LAP(s)s

  • 16th: Daniil Kvyat
    Scuderia Toro Rosso
    Pit stops: 2
    +23 LAP(s)s

  • 17th: Lewis Hamilton
    Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
    Pit stops: 3
    +24 LAP(s)s

  • 18th: Kamui Kobayashi
    Caterham F1 Team
    Pit stops: 0
    +47 LAP(s)s

  • 19th: Pastor Maldonado
    Lotus F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    +49 LAP(s)s

  • 20th: Marcus Ericsson
    Caterham F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    +63 LAP(s)s

  • 21st: Max Chilton
    Marussia F1 Team
    Pit stops: 0
    +70 LAP(s)s

  • 22nd: Jules Bianchi
    Marussia F1 Team
    Pit stops: 0
    +70 LAP(s)s


Race report

Daniel Ricciardo scored a sensational maiden Formula One grand prix victory as the wheels finally came off the Mercedes juggernaut in Canada.

On yet another captivating day for the sport this season, the race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was a classic, with rising Red Bull star Ricciardo ending Mercedes' run of six consecutive wins, and five straight one-twos.

Rosberg managed to nurse his car home into second place to open up a 22-point lead over team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who was forced to retire with a brake failure after 47 of the 70 laps.

It was a race that ended in dramatic fashion, with Ricciardo making his decisive move on Rosberg on lap 68, with the German's Mercedes struggling for power on the long straights.

Come the final lap, with Williams' Felipe Massa dicing with Sergio Perez in his Force India for fourth, the Brazilian ran into the back of the Mexican.

Whilst Perez rammed into one barrier to his right, Massa flew head-on into a tyre wall at turn one, almost collecting third-placed Sebastian Vettel on his way.

Mercifully, neither man was injured, and as the medical car rolled up to attend to them, Ricciardo went on to take the chequered flag by 4.2secs ahead of a much relieved Rosberg.

The German and Hamilton had again been vying for the lead for most of the race up until midway through when they both complained of power issues.

It was Hamilton who succumbed first, the loss of power seemingly affecting his brakes and sending him into retirement for the second time this season.

It appeared only a matter of time before Rosberg would also succumb, but somehow the 28-year-old kept his car out of trouble.

Although the field closed behind him, for many laps led by Perez on a one-stop strategy, it was 24-year-old Ricciardo who made the moves.

After being stuck behind Perez for some time, the Australian finally squeezed by, releasing him to reel in Rosberg and make the winning pass two laps from home.

A naturally thrilled Ricciardo said "I'm still a bit in shock. This is ridiculous.

"The race really came to life in the last 15 to 20 laps. Hamilton had a problem and Nico was slow on the straights.

"I initially struggled to get past Perez, but finally I got a run and made a nice move into turn one.

"Then with Nico I found myself in the right spot to get a run with the DRS. This win feels great."

Rosberg could offer no explanation as to his power issues, but was obviously delighted to hang on for the runner-up spot.

"It was a big battle all the way (with Hamilton)," said Rosberg.

"I managed to stay ahead until the second stop, and then we had a problem there.

"From then on I didn't know what was going on, I lost power, and I just tried to hang on, putting in qualifying laps.

"Unfortunately it didn't work out against Daniel."

Four-times champion Vettel magnanimously offered his respect to team-mate Ricciardo for his debut win.

"Congratulations to him. It's his day," said Vettel.

"From our perspective the race came to us, and we were there to capitalise, although we were just not quick enough down the straights.

"But a positive day for Daniel, a positive day for Renault with their first win in this new era of engines."

It was a race that also had drama at the start, not least coming out of turn one after Hamilton had edged his nose in front of Rosberg.

But with Rosberg holding the line into the corner, Hamilton had to take evasive action to avoid contact, and in doing so he immediately lost a place to Vettel.

Further down the field, though, was where the real carnage unfolded, with Marussia's Max Chilton losing control of his car through the turn three/four chicane.

Unfortunately for Chilton the car nearest to him was team-mate Jules Bianchi, with the Frenchman hit from the side and sent spinning into a wall where the rear of the Marussia disintegrated.

As for Chilton, his momentum carried him into a wall on the opposite side of the track, forcing him into retirement for the first time in his 26-race career.

For Marussia, it was arguably the most disastrous moment of their 84 races in F1, just a fortnight after their high in Monaco of scoring points for the first time.

Under the safety car it took the marshals six laps to clear away the debris and mop up oil on the track, with the race getting under way again after seven laps.

Mercifully for Hamilton, it took him less than three laps to clear Vettel, leaving him with Rosberg in his sights.

But come the first round of stops Rosberg held a two-second cushion to Hamilton, enough to ensure he retained the lead, despite a close shave at the wall where Bianchi had earlier come to grief.

From lap 21 Hamilton then started to reel in Rosberg, and with the latter under pressure on lap 25, Rosberg locked his front right into turn 13.

That forced him to cut the chicane, but in doing so extending the cushion to 1.1secs.

Unsurprisingly, the stewards opted to take a look, citing Rosberg for exceeding track limits, but there was no penalty, only a warning.

It was another contentious moment in their championship scrap, one that then suddenly took a twist as both men complained about the power loss.

Sadly from Hamilton's perspective it was a problem that ultimately cost him dear, particularly as Rosberg managed to see the chequered flag.

In the battle for the title, the latest retirement for Hamilton has again forced him into a position of playing catch up.

Behind the leading trio, McLaren's Jenson managed to claim fourth in his McLaren, with Force India's Nico Hulkenberg fifth and Fernando Alonso sixth for Ferrari.

Qualification - Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, June 7th 2014

1Nico RosbergDEUMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:14.874
2Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+0.079s
3Sebastian VettelDEUInfiniti Red Bull Racing+0.674s
4Valtteri BottasFINWilliams Martini Racing+0.676s
5Felipe MassaBRAWilliams Martini Racing+0.704s
6Daniel RicciardoAUSInfiniti Red Bull Racing+0.715s
7Fernando AlonsoESPScuderia Ferrari+0.940s
8Jean-Éric VergneFRAScuderia Toro Rosso+1.288s
9Jenson ButtonGBRMcLaren Mercedes+1.308s
10Kimi RäikkönenFINScuderia Ferrari+1.340s
11Nico HülkenbergDEUSahara Force India F1 Team+1.426s
12Kevin MagnussenDANMcLaren Mercedes+1.436s
13Sergio PérezMEXSahara Force India F1 Team+1.598s
14Romain GrosjeanFRALotus F1 Team+1.813s
15Daniil KvyatRUSScuderia Toro Rosso+1.839s
16Adrian SutilDEUSauber F1 Team+2.440s
17Pastor MaldonadoVENLotus F1 Team+3.454s
18Max ChiltonGBRMarussia F1 Team+3.474s
19Jules BianchiFRAMarussia F1 Team+3.485s
20Kamui KobayashiJPNCaterham F1 Team+4.404s
21Marcus EricssonSWECaterham F1 Team+4.946s
22Esteban GutièrrezMEXSauber F1 Teamno time

Driver Standings

1Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team384
2Nico RosbergDEUMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team317
3Daniel RicciardoAUSInfiniti Red Bull Racing238
4Valtteri BottasFINWilliams Martini Racing186
5Sebastian VettelDEUInfiniti Red Bull Racing167
6Fernando AlonsoESPScuderia Ferrari161
7Felipe MassaBRAWilliams Martini Racing134
8Jenson ButtonGBRMcLaren Mercedes126
9Nico HülkenbergDEUSahara Force India F1 Team96
10Sergio PérezMEXSahara Force India F1 Team59
11Kevin MagnussenDANMcLaren Mercedes55
12Kimi RäikkönenFINScuderia Ferrari55
13Jean-Éric VergneFRAScuderia Toro Rosso22
14Romain GrosjeanFRALotus F1 Team8
15Daniil KvyatRUSScuderia Toro Rosso8
16Jules BianchiFRAMarussia F1 Team2
17Pastor MaldonadoVENLotus F1 Team2
18Max ChiltonGBRMarussia F1 Team0
19Marcus EricssonSWECaterham F1 Team0
20Adrian SutilDEUSauber F1 Team0
21Esteban GutièrrezMEXSauber F1 Team0
22Kamui KobayashiJPNCaterham F1 Team0
23Andre LottererDEUCaterham F1 Team0
24Will StevensGBRCaterham F1 Team0

Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, June 8th 2014

1Daniel RicciardoAUSInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:39:12.830
2Nico RosbergDEUMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team04.236
3Sebastian VettelDEUInfiniti Red Bull Racing05.247
4Jenson ButtonGBRMcLaren Mercedes11.755
5Nico HülkenbergDEUSahara Force India F1 Team12.843
6Fernando AlonsoESPScuderia Ferrari14.869
7Valtteri BottasFINWilliams Martini Racing23.578
8Jean-Éric VergneFRAScuderia Toro Rosso28.026
9Kevin MagnussenDANMcLaren Mercedes29.254
10Kimi RäikkönenFINScuderia Ferrari53.678
11Sergio PérezMEXSahara Force India F1 Team1 lap(s)
12Felipe MassaBRAWilliams Martini Racing1 lap(s)
13Adrian SutilDEUSauber F1 Team1 lap(s)
14Esteban GutièrrezMEXSauber F1 Team6 lap(s)
15Romain GrosjeanFRALotus F1 Team11 lap(s)
16Daniil KvyatRUSScuderia Toro Rosso23 lap(s)
17Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team24 lap(s)
18Kamui KobayashiJPNCaterham F1 Team47 lap(s)
19Pastor MaldonadoVENLotus F1 Team49 lap(s)
20Marcus EricssonSWECaterham F1 Team63 lap(s)
21Max ChiltonGBRMarussia F1 Team70 lap(s)
22Jules BianchiFRAMarussia F1 Team70 lap(s)