British Grand Prix, Silverstone, July 6th 2014

Positions at race end

  • 1st: Lewis Hamilton
    Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
    Pit stops: 2

  • 2nd: Valtteri Bottas
    Williams Martini Racing
    Pit stops: 1

  • 3rd: Daniel Ricciardo
    Infiniti Red Bull Racing
    Pit stops: 1

  • 4th: Jenson Button
    McLaren Mercedes
    Pit stops: 1

  • 5th: Sebastian Vettel
    Infiniti Red Bull Racing
    Pit stops: 2

  • 6th: Fernando Alonso
    Scuderia Ferrari
    Pit stops: 1

  • 7th: Kevin Magnussen
    McLaren Mercedes
    Pit stops: 1

  • 8th: Nico Hülkenberg
    Sahara Force India F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1

  • 9th: Daniil Kvyat
    Scuderia Toro Rosso
    Pit stops: 2

  • 10th: Jean-Éric Vergne
    Scuderia Toro Rosso
    Pit stops: 1
    1 LAP(s)

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

  • 12th: Romain Grosjean
    Lotus F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    1 LAP(s)

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

  • 14th: Jules Bianchi
    Marussia F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    1 LAP(s)

  • 15th: Kamui Kobayashi
    Caterham F1 Team
    Pit stops: 2
    +2 LAP(s)s

  • 16th: Max Chilton
    Marussia F1 Team
    Pit stops: 2
    +2 LAP(s)s

  • 17th: Pastor Maldonado
    Lotus F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    +3 LAP(s)s

  • 18th: Nico Rosberg
    Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    +24 LAP(s)s

  • 19th: Marcus Ericsson
    Caterham F1 Team
    Pit stops: 1
    +41 LAP(s)s

  • 20th: Esteban Gutièrrez
    Sauber F1 Team
    Pit stops: 0
    +43 LAP(s)s

  • 21st: Felipe Massa
    Williams Martini Racing
    Pit stops: 1
    +52 LAP(s)s

  • 22nd: Kimi Räikkönen
    Scuderia Ferrari
    Pit stops: 0
    +52 LAP(s)s


Race report

Lewis Hamilton achieved Silverstone redemption as he won the British Grand Prix to close in on Nico Rosberg in the drivers' championship.


Cutting a forlorn figure on Saturday having made an error in qualifying, Hamilton started the race in sixth but, either side of a red flag following a major shunt for Kimi Raikkonen, he navigated his way up the field before taking the lead as Mercedes team-mate Rosberg ran into mechanical problems.

Having seen Hamilton endure the majority of hard luck with reliability heading into the 50th grand prix staged at Silverstone, Rosberg suffered a gearbox issue which saw him retire from the lead 21 laps from the chequered flag.

Hamilton cantered to his fifth win of the season and his second career victory in front of a home crowd to move to within four points of Rosberg, while Williams overcame a miserable weekend to seal a memorable second place through Valtteri Bottas.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo took third ahead of Jenson Button, who ran out of time as he closed in during the final laps, finishing within a second of the Australian.

Rosberg got off the line well as Button overhauled a poor-starting Vettel to move into second place, with McLaren team-mate Kevin Magnussen also passing the German.

Hamilton moved up to fourth following a close battle with Vettel's Red Bull, with the two touching in the opening corners, but his charge was soon halted when a heavy crash for Raikkonen brought out the red flag.

Raikkonen ran wide at Aintree and, as he bounced his Ferrari back onto the track, he lost control and slammed into the wall near to the bridge on the Wellington Straight.

As his spinning car made its way across the track it tagged Kamui Kobayashi's Caterham, which took to the grass to avoid major contact.

A fast-approaching Felipe Massa took avoiding action but his Williams still hit the Ferrari and was forced to retire, cutting short the Brazilian's 200th grand prix, while Raikkonen's collision with the barrier meant an hour-long delay ensued as repair work was carried out.

Max Chilton was another casualty of the incident as his car was hit by a stray tyre and, in pitting under the red flag for a new nose, the Marussia driver was handed a drive-through penalty.

The race restarted behind the safety car with the drivers lapping in the order at the time of the red flag and it was Hamilton who again continued to move closer to Rosberg at the front of the field.

He had a good run at Magnussen after the safety car pulled in and benefited from the Dane running wide at Copse, with the second McLaren of Button dealt with swiftly at Brooklands as Hamilton set off in pursuit of his untroubled team-mate.

Another man finding overtaking easier than some others was the Williams of Bottas, who, fresh from his maiden podium in Austria, was quickly cutting through having started down in 14th.

Fernando Alonso had started the race on the hard tyre having qualified in 16th but, following the shunt for team-mate Raikkonen, he restarted on the faster medium compound and showed his race craft to work his way quickly up to seventh place.

He was sixth by the time he was handed a five-second stop/go penalty for being out of his grid position at the start of the race, but would still play a part in an enthralling conclusion.

Hamilton began to reel Rosberg in at the head of the field and, with the gap dropping to under two and a half seconds, Rosberg came in on lap 18 with a 2.7-second stop for another set of medium tyres.

Hamilton decided not to respond immediately but c ame in for a change to hard tyres six laps later as a slight delay on the left-rear wheel saw him leave the pits almost six seconds behind Rosberg, with the Briton bemoaning the 4.1-second stop.

"Bit worried about the pit stops guys, lets get a good one next time, okay?" he said over team radio on his out-lap - but the problems for his team-mate soon outweighed Hamilton's concern.

Despite being on the perceived slower compound, Hamilton lit up the timing screen and was soon homing in on his rival again, taking more than two seconds out of Rosberg's lead on lap 28.

The reason for his rapid progress soon became clear as Rosberg reported to his garage that he was suffering from an upshift issue and he retired on lap 31 with the problem proving terminal as he eventually lost drive.

The fight for the remaining steps on the podium was also hotting up with Bottas pulling away in second place while the likes of Ricciardo, Button, Alonso and Vettel were all in contention for third.

Alonso again produced some superb overtaking manoeuvres as he steamed past Vettel at Copse.

The two drivers - with six world titles between them - continued to fight wheel to wheel, giving fourth-placed Button a chance to put a bit of breathing space between himself and the duelling pair.

The 34-year-old has never finished on the podium in 15 attempts at Silverstone and, even though he closed the gap on Ricciardo in the closing stages, the Australian held onto his tyres to prevent Button from breaking his duck on the day he was sporting a pink helmet in memory of his father.

Vettel finally found a way past Alonso with five laps remaining as the reigning champion took fifth place with the Spaniard having to settle for sixth.

The second McLaren of Magnussen had kept a watching brief of the Alonso and Vettel scrap and came home seventh, with Force India's Nico Hulkenberg eighth and the Toro Rosso pair of Daniil Kvyat and Jean-Eric Vergne compelting the top 10.



Qualification - British Grand Prix, Silverstone, July 5th 2014

1Nico RosbergDEUMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:35.766
2Sebastian VettelDEUInfiniti Red Bull Racing+1.620s
3Jenson ButtonGBRMcLaren Mercedes+2.434s
4Nico HülkenbergDEUSahara Force India F1 Team+2.563s
5Kevin MagnussenDANMcLaren Mercedes+2.651s
6Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+3.466s
7Sergio PérezMEXSahara Force India F1 Team+4.691s
8Daniel RicciardoAUSInfiniti Red Bull Racing+4.840s
9Daniil KvyatRUSScuderia Toro Rosso+4.941s
10Jean-Éric VergneFRAScuderia Toro Rosso+5.089s
11Romain GrosjeanFRALotus F1 Team+2.730s
12Jules BianchiFRAMarussia F1 Team+2.943s
13Max ChiltonGBRMarussia F1 Team+4.034s
14Esteban GutièrrezMEXSauber F1 Team+5.146s
15Pastor MaldonadoVENLotus F1 Team+8.252s
16Adrian SutilDEUSauber F1 Teamno time
17Valtteri BottasFINWilliams Martini Racing+9.552s
18Felipe MassaBRAWilliams Martini Racing+9.929s
19Fernando AlonsoESPScuderia Ferrari+10.169s
20Kimi RäikkönenFINScuderia Ferrari+10.918s
21Marcus EricssonSWECaterham F1 Team+13.655s
22Kamui KobayashiJPNCaterham F1 Team+13.859s

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

British Grand Prix, Silverstone, July 6th 2014

1Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2:26:52.094
2Valtteri BottasFINWilliams Martini Racing30.135
3Daniel RicciardoAUSInfiniti Red Bull Racing46.495
4Jenson ButtonGBRMcLaren Mercedes47.390
5Sebastian VettelDEUInfiniti Red Bull Racing53.864
6Fernando AlonsoESPScuderia Ferrari59.946
7Kevin MagnussenDANMcLaren Mercedes+1:02.563
8Nico HülkenbergDEUSahara Force India F1 Team+1:28.692
9Daniil KvyatRUSScuderia Toro Rosso+1:29.340
10Jean-Éric VergneFRAScuderia Toro Rosso1 lap(s)
11Sergio PérezMEXSahara Force India F1 Team1 lap(s)
12Romain GrosjeanFRALotus F1 Team1 lap(s)
13Adrian SutilDEUSauber F1 Team1 lap(s)
14Jules BianchiFRAMarussia F1 Team1 lap(s)
15Kamui KobayashiJPNCaterham F1 Team2 lap(s)
16Max ChiltonGBRMarussia F1 Team2 lap(s)
17Pastor MaldonadoVENLotus F1 Team3 lap(s)
18Nico RosbergDEUMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team24 lap(s)
19Marcus EricssonSWECaterham F1 Team41 lap(s)
20Esteban GutièrrezMEXSauber F1 Team43 lap(s)
21Felipe MassaBRAWilliams Martini Racing52 lap(s)
22Kimi RäikkönenFINScuderia Ferrari52 lap(s)