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Formula 1 season 2014

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Formula 1 season 2014
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Points allocation
PositionPoints
1st25
2nd18
3rd15
4th12
5th10
6th8
7th6
8th4
9th2
10th1

The 2014 F1 season saw a massive shake up in both driver line-ups and regulations so that both teams and onlookers were unsure exactly what was in store. Only two teams retained both drivers from the previous year, whilst engineers and mechanics also switched places. It was the engine overhaul that really made the difference, however, with Mercedes quickly proving they had the new power units sussed and leaving the rest of the field playing catch up.

Season overview

The pre-season focus was on the more high-profile driver changes, as well as which teams could make the most of the regulation changes. The early weeks of testing proved that Mercedes had got an early upper hand, whilst Renault were lacking on performance. The early races confirmed this, with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg embarking on a tense teammate fight that would continue to the very end of the season.

The schedule was long and hard, traipsing across the globe for 19 individual events. One of the more high profile visits was a return to Austria, which went well. Bahrain opted to try their hand at a night race which worked well for them with a surprisingly exciting race in the desert. The brand new Russian Grand Prix didn't live up to expectations, but was overshadowed by the tragic accident of Jules Bianchi, who suffered a head injury during a crash at Suzuka.

The end of the season was also marred by the disappearance of Marussia and Caterham, who both went into administration. Caterham's return for a one-off at Abu Dhabi didn't help them too much, and they couldn't benefit from the double points situation at Yas Marina. Thankfully, the double Abu Dhabi points didn't affect the championship and it went down to the wire without the need for x2 maths to get involved.

Lewis Hamilton's championship victory came at the end of a long and intense season, fraught with mind games, on track battles and a fight for supremacy within the team and within the sport itself. It was a disappointment that none of the other competitors could really catch up to the dominance of Mercedes, but at least the German team allowed their drivers to do battle fairly, providing much of the entertainment throughout the season.

Season calendar

EventCountryDate
Australian Grand PrixAustralia16 Mar
Malaysian Grand PrixMalaysia30 Mar
Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain06 Apr
Chinese Grand PrixChina20 Apr
Spanish Grand PrixSpain11 May
Monaco Grand PrixMonaco25 May
Canadian Grand PrixCanada08 Jun
Austrian Grand PrixAustria22 Jun
British Grand PrixUnited Kingdom06 Jul
German Grand PrixGermany20 Jul
Hungarian Grand PrixHungary27 Jul
Belgian Grand PrixBelgium24 Aug
Italian Grand PrixItaly07 Sep
Singapore Grand PrixSingapore21 Sep
Japanese Grand PrixJapan05 Oct
Russian Grand PrixRussia12 Oct
United States Grand PrixUnited States02 Nov
Brazilian Grand PrixBrazil09 Nov
Abu Dhabi Grand PrixAbu Dhabi23 Nov

Driver standings

PositionDriverTeamPoints
10Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team384
20Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team317
30Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing238
42Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing186
5-1Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing167
6-1Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari161
71Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing134
8-1Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes126
90Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team96
102Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team59
11-1Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes55
12-1Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari55
130Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso22
140Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team8
150Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso8
160Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team2
170Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team2
180Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team0
190Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team0
200Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team0
210Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team0
220Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team0
230Will StevensCaterham F1 Team0
24-1André LottererCaterham F1 Team0
F1 driver championship3840AUSMALBHRCHNESPMONCANAUTGBRGERHUNBELITASINJPNRUSUSABRAABULewis HamiltonNico RosbergDaniel RicciardoValtteri BottasSebastian VettelFernando AlonsoFelipe MassaJenson ButtonNico HülkenbergSergio PérezKevin MagnussenKimi RäikkönenJean-Éric VergneRomain GrosjeanDaniil KvyatPastor MaldonadoJules BianchiSelect name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all

Constructor standings

PositionTeamPoints
10Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team701
20Infiniti Red Bull Racing405
30Williams Martini Racing320
40Scuderia Ferrari216
50McLaren Mercedes181
60Sahara Force India F1 Team155
70Scuderia Toro Rosso30
80Lotus F1 Team10
90Marussia F1 Team2
100Sauber F1 Team0
110Caterham F1 Team0
F1 constructor championship7010AUSMALBHRCHNESPMONCANAUTGBRGERHUNBELITASINJPNRUSUSABRAABUMercedes AMG Petro …Infiniti Red Bull …Williams Martini R …Scuderia FerrariMcLaren MercedesSahara Force India …Scuderia Toro RossoLotus F1 TeamMarussia F1 TeamSelect name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all

Fastest laps

EventDriverTime
Australian Grand PrixNico Rosberg1:32.478
Malaysian Grand PrixLewis Hamilton1:43.066
Bahrain Grand PrixNico Rosberg1:37.020
Chinese Grand PrixNico Rosberg1:40.402
Spanish Grand PrixSebastian Vettel1:28.918
Monaco Grand PrixKimi Räikkönen1:18.479
Canadian Grand PrixFelipe Massa1:18.504
Austrian Grand PrixSergio Pérez1:12.142
British Grand PrixLewis Hamilton1:37.176
German Grand PrixLewis Hamilton1:19.908
Hungarian Grand PrixNico Rosberg1:25.724
Belgian Grand PrixNico Rosberg1:50.511
Italian Grand PrixLewis Hamilton1:28.004
Singapore Grand PrixLewis Hamilton1:50.417
Japanese Grand PrixLewis Hamilton1:51.600
Russian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1:40.896
United States Grand PrixSebastian Vettel1:41.379
Brazilian Grand PrixLewis Hamilton1:13.555
Abu Dhabi Grand PrixDaniel Ricciardo1:44.496

F1 test schedule

CircuitCountryDate
Circuito de JerezSpain28 Jan
Circuito de JerezSpain29 Jan
Circuito de JerezSpain30 Jan
Circuito de JerezSpain31 Jan
Bahrain International CircuitBahrain19 Feb
Bahrain International CircuitBahrain20 Feb
Bahrain International CircuitBahrain21 Feb
Bahrain International CircuitBahrain22 Feb
Bahrain International CircuitBahrain27 Feb
Bahrain International CircuitBahrain28 Feb
Bahrain International CircuitBahrain01 Mar
Bahrain International CircuitBahrain02 Mar

F1 team launches

TeamLocationDate
McLaren MercedesOnline24 Jan
Scuderia FerrariOnline25 Jan
Sauber F1 TeamOnline26 Jan
Scuderia Toro RossoJerez, Spain27 Jan
Caterham F1 TeamJerez, Spain28 Jan
Infiniti Red Bull RacingJerez, Spain28 Jan
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamJerez, Spain28 Jan
Sahara Force India F1 TeamJerez, Spain28 Jan
Williams F1 TeamJerez, Spain28 Jan
Marussia F1 TeamJerez, Spain30 Jan
Lotus F1 TeamSakhir, Bahrain20 Feb