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Austria Grand Prix, Spielberg, June 22nd 2014

Positions at race end

  • 1st: Nico Rosberg
    Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
    Pit stops: 2
    1:27:54.976

  • 2nd: Lewis Hamilton
    Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
    Pit stops: 2
    01.932

  • 3rd: Valtteri Bottas
    Williams Martini Racing
    Pit stops: 2
    +08.172s

  • 4th: Felipe Massa
    Williams Martini Racing
    Pit stops: 2
    +17.358s

  • 5th: Fernando Alonso
    Scuderia Ferrari
    Pit stops: 2
    +18.553s

  • 6th: Sergio Pérez
    Sahara Force India F1 Team
    Pit stops: 2
    +28.546s

  • 7th: Kevin Magnussen
    McLaren Mercedes
    Pit stops: 2
    +32.031s

  • 8th: Daniel Ricciardo
    Infiniti Red Bull Racing
    Pit stops: 2
    +43.522s

  • 9th: Nico Hülkenberg
    Sahara Force India F1 Team
    Pit stops: 2
    +44.137s

  • 10th: Kimi Räikkönen
    Scuderia Ferrari
    Pit stops: 2
    +47.777s

  • 11th: Jenson Button
    McLaren Mercedes
    Pit stops: 2
    +50.966s

  • 12th: Pastor Maldonado
    Lotus F1 Team
    Pit stops: 2
    1 LAP(s)

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

  • 14th: Romain Grosjean
    Lotus F1 Team
    Pit stops: 2
    1 LAP(s)

  • 15th: Jules Bianchi
    Marussia F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    +2 LAP(s)s

  • 16th: Kamui Kobayashi
    Caterham F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    +2 LAP(s)s

  • 17th: Max Chilton
    Marussia F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    +2 LAP(s)s

  • 18th: Marcus Ericsson
    Caterham F1 Team
    Pit stops: 2
    +2 LAP(s)s

  • 19th: Esteban Gutièrrez
    Sauber F1 Team
    Pit stops: 3
    +2 LAP(s)s

  • 20th: Jean-Éric Vergne
    Scuderia Toro Rosso
    Pit stops: 3
    +12 LAP(s)s

  • 21st: Sebastian Vettel
    Infiniti Red Bull Racing
    Pit stops: 3
    +37 LAP(s)s

  • 22nd: Daniil Kvyat
    Scuderia Toro Rosso
    Pit stops: 1
    +47 LAP(s)s

Report

Race report

Nico Rosberg extended his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton to beyond a race victory after winning a tense Austrian GP.

Although a pair of mistakes in qualifying had left Hamilton six places behind his Mercedes team-mate on the grid, a stunning start to the race saw the Briton gain four places by the second corner and then end the opening lap right behind Rosberg in fourth as Williams' front-row starters Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas led the opening stint.

However, in a compelling 71-lap race around the Red Bull Ring in which the race's key moves largely occurred around the two pit-stop phases, Rosberg managed to jump both Williams' at the first while Hamilton, following the first of two slower pit-stops than the sister car, only managed to get one FW36 thanks to an opportunistic move on polesitter Massa when the Brazilian stopped several laps later.

The middle phase of the race saw Rosberg, Bottas and Hamilton run in increasingly close company at the front, especially after the title leader made a mistake under braking for Turn Two and ran wide over the asphalt run-off area.

Attempting to undercut the lead Williams at the second stops, Mercedes then pitted Hamilton first but a four-second service meant that the Briton lost further ground to Rosberg, whose own stop a lap later was a second quicker. The one solace for Hamilton was that an impressively quick time on his first flying lap on fresh tyres still allowed him to leapfrog Bottas for second place.

Rosberg's third race victory of the season means he opens up his largest points advantage of the season - 29 points.

Despite leading the early phase, and then remaining strong through the middle stint, Williams had to settle for third and fourth places with Bottas and Massa - although the 27 point haul could be massively crucial to the Grove team's season.

Fernando Alonso finished fifth, but was just a second adrift of former team-mate Massa after a fine drive for Ferrari, with Sergio Perez sixth for Force India from 15th on the grid.

Qualification - Austria Grand Prix, Spielberg, June 21st 2014

POSDriverNationalityTeamTime
1Felipe MassaBRAWilliams Martini Racing1:08.759
2Valtteri BottasFINWilliams Martini Racing+0.087s
3Nico RosbergDEUMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+0.185s
4Fernando AlonsoESPScuderia Ferrari+0.526s
5Daniel RicciardoAUSInfiniti Red Bull Racing+0.707s
6Kevin MagnussenDANMcLaren Mercedes+0.756s
7Daniil KvyatRUSScuderia Toro Rosso+0.860s
8Kimi RäikkönenFINScuderia Ferrari+2.036s
9Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Teamno time
10Nico HülkenbergDEUSahara Force India F1 Teamno time
11Sergio PérezMEXSahara Force India F1 Team+0.995s
12Jenson ButtonGBRMcLaren Mercedes+1.021s
13Sebastian VettelDEUInfiniti Red Bull Racing+1.042s
14Pastor MaldonadoVENLotus F1 Team+1.180s
15Jean-Éric VergneFRAScuderia Toro Rosso+1.314s
16Romain GrosjeanFRALotus F1 Team+1.883s
17Adrian SutilDEUSauber F1 Team+2.066s
18Esteban GutièrrezMEXSauber F1 Team+2.590s
19Jules BianchiFRAMarussia F1 Team+2.653s
20Kamui KobayashiJPNCaterham F1 Team+2.914s
21Max ChiltonGBRMarussia F1 Team+3.016s
22Marcus EricssonSWECaterham F1 Team+3.914s

Driver Standings

POSDriverNationalityTeamPTS
1Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team241
2Nico RosbergDEUMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team238
3Daniel RicciardoAUSInfiniti Red Bull Racing181
4Fernando AlonsoESPScuderia Ferrari133
5Sebastian VettelDEUInfiniti Red Bull Racing124
6Valtteri BottasFINWilliams Martini Racing122
7Jenson ButtonGBRMcLaren Mercedes72
8Nico HülkenbergDEUSahara Force India F1 Team72
9Felipe MassaBRAWilliams Martini Racing65
10Sergio PérezMEXSahara Force India F1 Team45
11Kimi RäikkönenFINScuderia Ferrari45
12Kevin MagnussenDANMcLaren Mercedes39
13Jean-Éric VergneFRAScuderia Toro Rosso19
14Romain GrosjeanFRALotus F1 Team8
15Daniil KvyatRUSScuderia Toro Rosso8
16Jules BianchiFRAMarussia F1 Team2
17Adrian SutilDEUSauber F1 Team0
18Marcus EricssonSWECaterham F1 Team0
19Pastor MaldonadoVENLotus F1 Team0
20Esteban GutièrrezMEXSauber F1 Team0
21Max ChiltonGBRMarussia F1 Team0
22Kamui KobayashiJPNCaterham F1 Team0
23Andre LottererDEUCaterham F1 Team0

Austria Grand Prix, Spielberg, June 22nd 2014

POSDriverNationalityTeamTime
1Nico RosbergDEUMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:27:54.976
2Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team01.932
3Valtteri BottasFINWilliams Martini Racing08.172
4Felipe MassaBRAWilliams Martini Racing17.358
5Fernando AlonsoESPScuderia Ferrari18.553
6Sergio PérezMEXSahara Force India F1 Team28.546
7Kevin MagnussenDANMcLaren Mercedes32.031
8Daniel RicciardoAUSInfiniti Red Bull Racing43.522
9Nico HülkenbergDEUSahara Force India F1 Team44.137
10Kimi RäikkönenFINScuderia Ferrari47.777
11Jenson ButtonGBRMcLaren Mercedes50.966
12Pastor MaldonadoVENLotus F1 Team1 lap(s)
13Adrian SutilDEUSauber F1 Team1 lap(s)
14Romain GrosjeanFRALotus F1 Team1 lap(s)
15Jules BianchiFRAMarussia F1 Team2 lap(s)
16Kamui KobayashiJPNCaterham F1 Team2 lap(s)
17Max ChiltonGBRMarussia F1 Team2 lap(s)
18Marcus EricssonSWECaterham F1 Team2 lap(s)
19Esteban GutièrrezMEXSauber F1 Team2 lap(s)
20Jean-Éric VergneFRAScuderia Toro Rosso12 lap(s)
21Sebastian VettelDEUInfiniti Red Bull Racing37 lap(s)
22Daniil KvyatRUSScuderia Toro Rosso47 lap(s)