Formula 1 2014: Bahrain Race Results – FINAL

There were so many thrills and dramas playing out during the 2014 Bahrain GP that I hardly know where to start. Despite all the action, however, the biggest thrill was probably Esteban Gutierrez’ wild ride after being punted off the track by Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado who- apparently- still has his head stored securely between his own buttocks. You can check out the horrific-looking crash, above, and see the final Bahrain race results, below.

 

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

 

Did you happen to notice that 3rd place finisher? That’s Sergio Perez- who was unceremoniously let go from McLaren-Mercedes at the end of last season, the team’s poor 2013 showing having been unfairly blamed on the young Mexican, who put in a thrilling drive to prove himself the best of the non Silver Arrow “class” of drivers at Bahrain today. The McLaren team that was too good for Perez? Both cars suffered retirements after slipping far enough back in the pack to have been out of the points, anyway.

Speaking of drivers who might have felt the need to prove themselves, Felipe Massa out-drove both of his former Ferrari teammates and the promising young rookie Valtteri Bottas to a hard-fought and well-earned 7th place finish. Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, also, stamped their #1 status on their respective teams, which brings us to young Daniel Ricciardo and his pouty-faced, quadruple world champion team mate.

So out-classed and out-driven by his new team mate was Vettel, that his team came on the radio and issued the following message …

… which I (happily, if not giddily and/or maniacally) quoted, and which immediately led to a lot of similarly inspired stuff like this …

… cluttering up my (increasingly hilarious) Twitter feed.

So, what I’m saying is that you missed a tremendous day of racing in Bahrain. Even if you’ve already seen and memorized the full 2014 Bahrain race results, if you’re a Formula 1 fan you absolutely owe it to yourself to try to find this race in re-run or on YouTube. It simply hadn’t been any better than this in years!

 

Sources | Images: 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.