Formula 1 2014: Malaysian GP Qualifying Results

2014 Malaysian GP Qualifying Results

The 2014 season of Formula 1 racing delivered another qualifying farce at this morning’s Malaysian GP sessions, with multiple red flags setting the tone for an event that eventually grew tedious enough to get me to give up on it entirely and go back to bed. The pall cast over the event by the loss of flight MH370 was probably the bright spot of the Q1 and Q2 sessions, and it took the frightening mechanical precision of the reigning and four-time World Champion in harrowing conditions to keep the 2014 Malaysian GP from becoming an all-Mercedes show. So, be warned that spoilers abound below.

 

Driver No. Driver Team Grid Pos.
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 2
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 3
14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 4
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 5
7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 6
27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 7
20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 8
25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 9
22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 10
26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 11
21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 12
19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 13
11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 14
77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 15
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 16
13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 17
99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 18
17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 19
10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 20
4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 21
9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 22

 

Note that these are the official standings, showing the 3 grid spot penalty handed to Williams’ Valtteri Bottas after the fact by race stewards. That penalty was for impeding Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull during the Q2 session, and it means he’ll be starting the 2014 Malaysian GP from row 7 in the 15th grid position.

 

Sources: 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.