Formula 1 2014: Brazilian GP Results – FINAL

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After all the hype of the 2013 silly season, the 2014 running of the Brazilian GP delivered- finally!- on the promise of a titanic, inter-team battle of champions between Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen. Unfortunately, it was a battle for 6th, overall, because there was absolutely no catching the Mercedes-powered cars.

Up front, Lewis Hamilton had a lurid slide off track, gifting the win to Nico Rosberg who was, it must be said, well ahead of the Englishman throughout the weekend practice and qualifying sections. It was a nail-biter of a race, though, with lewis closing the gap, Nico responding, Lewis closing, and- in the end- a crucial win for Rosberg. With this win, Nico closes the points gap with Hamilton to 17, making next weekend’s double-points finale at Abu Dhabi very much a winner-take-all proposition for the two Mercedes drivers.

Behind them, Felipe Massa managed to drag his Mercedes-engined Williams to the 3rd step of the podium in front of a fanatical home crowd. His Brazilian GP was a comedy of errors, with the hometown favorite speeding through pit lane (forcing a 5 sec. penalty) before pulling into the McLaren pit box and wasting valuable seconds. Such is the power advantage of the Mercedes engine, though, that he still managed to make 3rd look easy … and it’s a good thing.

You really get the sense that, had Massa won the race, the rabid Sao Paolo fans would have ripped the track apart in a frenzy.

Behind the Mercedes cars, Sebastian Vettel managed to stay ahead of the tussling Ferrari boys- and, for those of you wondering, Alonso took 6th from Kimi, relegating the Finn to 7th. Here’s how the 2014 Brazilian GP played out for everyone else.

 

FORMULA 1 2014: BRAZILIAN GP RESULTS – FINAL
Driver No. Driver Team Pos.
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 2
19 Felipe Massa Williams 3
22 Jenson Button McLaren 4
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 5
14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 6
7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 7
27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 8
20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren 9
77 Valtteri Bottas Williams 10
26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 11
13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 12
25 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 13
21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 14
11 Sergio Perez Force India 15
99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 16
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault Ret.
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Ret.

 

Source | Images: Motorsport.

 

Jo Borrás

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