Formula 1 2014: Malaysian GP Results FINAL

2014 Malaysian GP Results - FINAL

The 2014 Formula 1 championships looked like Mercedes’ and Lewis Hamilton’s season to lose in pre-season practice, and after retiring early in Australia Lewis roared back at the Malaysian GP! Hamilton crossed the line some 15 seconds ahead of his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg, and looked like he could have gone quite a bit faster if he’d had to.

At the back of the pack, meanwhile, Pastor Maldonado continues to play out what has to be the most ill-timed team change in Formula 1 history. Last year, the Renault-powered Lotus cars were winning races while Maldonado’s Williams looked vaguely like a painted pig. This year? Those Williams look both pretty and pretty racy, and Pastor’s Lotus? 2 retirements in 2 races.

Here’s how the rest of the race played out …

 

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

 

… which doesn’t do justice to Nico “the Hulk” Hulkenburg’s epic Force India drive, which included a few scraps with the Red Bull drivers and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. Daniel Ricciardo, also, put in a stellar Malaysian GP performance, only to be let down by his Red Bull pit crew, yet again.

 

Source | Photos: Formula 1, Motorsport.

 

Jo Borrás

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