Formula 1 2014: Russian GP Results – FINAL


The first Russian GP at Sochi will go into the books as another Mercedes 1-2 finish. It will be remembered as the race where Mercedes clinched its 2014 Constructors’ Championship after wresting the title from Red Bull Racing, which has won the Constructors’ for the last four years running. It wasn’t without drama, either, as Nico Rosberg made a thrilling pass on Lewis Hamilton on the first lap, only to throw the race away with a massive lockup at the next corner.

After that first-lap, though, race was became a snooze-fest. The Russian GP at Sochi was so boring, in fact, that, with seven laps to go, I did something I haven’t done in about twenty years: I turned off a Formula 1 Grand Prix.

So, … yeah. I have no idea how the race played out, but I can imagine that the race continued to be something of a high-speed parade until the end. Not even that high-speed, in fact, since most of the radio transmissions that were being broadcast were about trimming back fuel consumption just to make it to the end.

Here’s how the field ended up at the end. Here’s hoping the FIA’s decision to introduce safety cars whenever workers are present and some sort of engine shake-up in the off-season collude to make the 2015 Russian GP a bit more enjoyable.


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


Source | Photos: 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, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.