Formula 1 2014: Australian GP Results FINAL

2014 Australian GP Results

Thrills, spills, crashes, retirements, stunning debuts, outrageous passes, tremendous stories, and a sprinkling of rule-bending intrigue. What a way to start off the 2014 Formula 1 season! If you haven’t watched the Australian GP yet, be warned: there are spoilers ahead.

This weekend’s big story was that of Daniel Ricciardo. In his first race with four-times World Champions Red Bull Racing, Ricciardo asserted himself by driving consistently faster than his teammate, Sebastian Vettel. He out-qualified Vettel handily on Saturday and fended off the hard-charging McLaren of Kevin Magnussen for a strong 2nd place finish behind Nico Rosberg. It was a storybook drive for the young Australian, and a fantastic start to Ricciardo’s 2014 Formula 1 season … until his car failed the tech inspection and he was disqualified from the race.

Ricciardos’ disqualification meant that young Kevin Magnussen- in his first ever Formula 1 start- had finished the 2014 Australian GP in second, and his teammate, 2009 World Champion Jenson Button, finished third. That’s not bad for a McLaren team that failed to score a single podium finish in all of 2013!

There’s almost too much to talk about, and if you went elsewhere for your Formula 1 Australian GP results, you probably still think Ricciardo finished second. See what you get for checking Gas 2? Check out the official FIA “final ruling” for this morning’s Australian GP results, below …

 

Driver No. Driver Team Final
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1
20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 2
22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 3
14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 4
77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 5
27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 6
7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 7
25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 8
26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 9
11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 10
99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 11
21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 12
4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 13
17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 14
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault RET
13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault RET
9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault RET
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault RET
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes RET
19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes RET
10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault RET
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault DSQ

 

… and check back in later on this week for more analysis of the 2014 Australian GP, which firmly cemented the new 2014 Formula 1 cars once again as the world’s most thrilling hybrid cars.

 

Sources | Photos: Formula 1, Motorsport.

 

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.