Sunday, November 9, 2014

Brazilian GP: Race - Re-Cap & Results

The Brazilian GP didn't fail to impress, drawing in massive crowds of fans and spectators. The weather even decided to behave, which is quite shocking as Brazil is usually a wet race. But there was no rain in sight as the lights went out for the penultimate race of the 2014 season.

Nico Rosberg had a fantastic start, along with team-mate, Lewis Hamilton. The two are are in a battle for the Drivers Championship title. Lewis is going for his second, while Nico is aiming for his first F1 Championship title.

It was an unfortunate day for Daniel Ricciardo who was the first retirement of the race due to a suspension failure. His team-mate Vettel, had much better luck and finished the race in 5th, once of his best results this season.

Esteban Gutierrez, who started in 11th, managed to lead the race for a few laps before his pit-stop to switch to a fresh set of Medium compound tyres. His team-mate, Sutil was fighting to gain positions after having to start from Pit-Lane due to a problem with his cooling system. 

It was a tough day for Force India, with Perez starting from 18th due to a 7-Place-Grid-Penalty he was given after the US Grand Prix. Both Perez and Hulkenberg fought the whole race to try and get their team points. Due to the amount of pit-stops this race required, only Hulkenberg was able to finish in the points in 8th.

Williams struggled during the race with Massa getting a 5-second-stop-go penalty due to speeding in the pit-lane and Bottas had a long pit-stop due to needing his seat buckles adjusted. However, Felipe Massa was able to finish in 3rd at his home grand prix. Bottas was not as lucky and finished in 10th.

With only a handful of laps left in the race, Lotus instructed Romain Grosjean to pull his car over. This was due to a mechanical issue with his power unit. It was not a good end to the race for the Frenchman.

Nico Rosberg managed to stay ahead of his team-mate long enough to win the Brazilian GP. However, it could of been a different ending had Hamilton not had an unlucky spin. He did manage to finish Second and keep a 17 point lead in the Drivers Championship.

Now the teams pack up and have a few days off before heading to Abu Dhabi for the 2014 F1 season finale. We can't wait!


1. Nico Rosberg / Mercedes-Mercedes / Germany / + 25 Points
2. Lewis Hamilton / Mercedes-Mercedes / Great Britain / + 18 Points
3. Felipe Massa / Williams-Mercedes / Brazil / + 15 Points
4. Jenson Button / McLaren-Mercedes / Great Britain / + 12 Points
5. Sebastian Vettel / Red Bull-Renault / Germany / + 10 Points
6. Fernando Alonso / Ferrari-Ferrari / Spain / + 8 Points
7. Kimi Raikkonen / Ferrari-Ferrari / Finland / + 6 Points
8. Nico Hulkenberg / Force India-Mercedes / Germany / + 4 Points
9. Kevin Magnussen / McLaren-Mercedes / Denmark / + 2 Points
10. Valtteri Bottas / Williams-Mercedes / Finland / + 1 Point
11. Daniil Kvyat / Toro Rosso-Renault / Russia
12. Pastor Maldonado / Lotus-Renault / Venezuela 
13. Jean-Eric Vergne / Toro Rosso-Renault / France
14. Esteban Gutierrez / Sauber-Ferrari / Mexico
15. Sergio Perez / Force India-Mercedes / Mexico
16. Adrian Sutil / Sauber-Ferrari / Germany
17. Romain Grosjean / Lotus-Renault / France / DNF - Power Unit

RETIRED - Daniel Ricciardo / Red Bull-Renault / Australia / Suspension Failure

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Article Written By: Amy Hawk
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