Mercedes wins in Britain and Germany

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

The Mercedes train kept rolling in the 2014 British and Germany Grands Prix to continue a great Formula 1 season.   The two Mercedes drivers have traded the lead for the drivers championship all season and the team is leading the constructors championship by a wide margin.  It’s beginning to look like Mercedes is invincible in 2014.  The question is becoming:  which Mercedes driver will win the championship?  Will 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton get back to top of the mountain or will second generation F1 winner Nico Rosberg win it all as his father Keke did in 1982?

As the story is unfolding, both drivers delivered a win in front of their hometown crowds.

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The British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won at the legendary Silverstone circuit in front of  adoring fans and enthusiasts to close the gap on his teammate in the points championship.  Williams driver Valterri Bottas finished a career best second and Daniel Ricciardo continued to impress for Red Bull, finishing third.

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Rookies show force

Rookies Kevin Magnussen and Daniil Kvyat had impressive performances at Silverstone.  Magnussen, who races for McLaren had another top 10 finish and continues to prove he belongs in Formula 1.   Daniil Kvyat, the 20 year old Russian had the best finish of his young career coming in at 9th.  With teammate Jean-Eric Vergne finishing 9th, it was the first time this season that Toro Rosso had two top 10 finishes and two drivers in the points.

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British Grand Prix

British Grand Prix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete British Grand Prix race results were as follows:

1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 52 2:26:52.094 6 25
2 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 52 +30.1 secs 14 18
3 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 52 +46.4 secs 8 15
4 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 52 +47.3 secs 3 12
5 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 52 +53.8 secs 2 10
6 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 52 +59.9 secs 16 8
7 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 52 +62.5 secs 5 6
8 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 52 +88.6 secs 4 4
9 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 52 +89.3 secs 9 2
10 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 51 +1 Lap 10 1
11 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 51 +1 Lap 7
12 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 51 +1 Lap 11
13 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 51 +1 Lap 13
14 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 51 +1 Lap 12
15 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 50 +2 Laps 22
16 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 50 +2 Laps 17
17 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 49 Exhaust 20
Ret 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 28 Gearbox 1
Ret 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 11 Suspension damage 21
Ret 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 9 Accident 19
Ret 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 0 Accident 15
Ret 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 0 Accident 18

The German Grand Prix

Rosberg fired back in Germany with a hometown win of his own.   Celebrating before his friends and fans, Rosberg pulled in his 4th win of the year and expanded his lead in the drivers championship.  Valtteri Bottas finished second again as he chases his first Formula 1 victory.  With the victory, Bottas catapulted his team ahead of Ferrari in the constructors championship.

2014 German Grand Prix

2014 German Grand Prix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following Bottas were three former champions:  Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), and Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) rounded out the top 5.

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Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 67 1:33:42.914 1 25
2 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 67 +20.7 secs 2 18
3 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 67 +22.5 secs 20 15
4 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 67 +44.0 secs 6 12
5 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 67 +52.4 secs 7 10
6 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 67 +52.5 secs 5 8
7 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 67 +64.1 secs 9 6
8 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 67 +84.7 secs 11 4
9 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 66 +1 Lap 4 2
10 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 66 +1 Lap 10 1
11 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 66 +1 Lap 12
12 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 66 +1 Lap 18
13 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 66 +1 Lap 13
14 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 66 +1 Lap 16
15 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 66 +1 Lap 17
16 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 65 +2 Laps 19
17 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 65 +2 Laps 21
18 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 65 +2 Laps 22
Ret 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 47 Spin 15
Ret 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 44 Ignition 8
Ret 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 26 Cooling 14
Ret 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 0 Accident 3

 

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