2014 Malaysian Grand Prix result

2014 Malaysian Grand Prix

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144Lewis HamiltonMercedes561hr 40m 25.974s
26Nico RosbergMercedes5617.31317.313
31Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault5624.5347.221
414Fernando AlonsoFerrari5635.99211.458
527Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes5647.19911.207
622Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes5683.69136.492
719Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes5685.0761.385
877Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes5685.5370.461
920Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes551 lap1 lap
1026Daniil KvyatToro Rosso-Renault551 lap26.969
118Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault551 lap2.202
127Kimi RaikkonenFerrari551 lap0.138
1310Kamui KobayashiCaterham-Renault551 lap40.074
149Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault542 laps1 lap
154Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari542 laps0.130
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3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-Renault497 laps5 lapsRetired
21Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari3521 laps14 lapsGearbox
99Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari3224 laps3 lapsElectrics
25Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso-Renault1838 laps14 lapsEngine
17Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari848 laps10 lapsBrakes
13Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault749 laps1 lapEngine
11Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes056 laps7 lapsDid not start

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19 comments on “2014 Malaysian Grand Prix result”

  1. Great result for Mercedes. It looks like they still have a loot is reserve, but Red Bull are making steady progress. They’ll have to make hay while the sun shines…

  2. 13th for caterham!

    1. Its good to see kamui chasing the saubers in the race from the grandstands! its just great

  3. Fikri Harish (@)
    30th March 2014, 11:04

    I have to ask, what is Sherlock doing there?

    In all seriousness though, I don’t think I could handle any more disappointing race from Ferrari after this.
    Why is the car so slow?

    1. Its shocking to see that even with DRS open, that car seems to lack straight line speed. In pre season testing, if I were to bet on one team with less aero drag, it would be Ferrari (due to the small sidepod intakes).

      The Ferrari’s this year seem completely different from the previous years – They are slow in wet conditions, they lack some serious top speed, they look really uncomfortable during the opening laps of the race. The only positive is that they look quick during the closing stages of a race.

      I would probably put Ferrari as the 4th quickest team right now.. behind Merc, Red Bull and Mclaren

      1. @todfod I felt very sad for Ferrari today . After a promising Qualifying I was hoping for a 2012 style start for Alonso charging up the field . I also feel that Ferrari’s usual quick start’s are not so quick anymore . Any technical reasons for this ?
        Kimi had bad luck again . What is it with Ferrari ? They were supposed to benefit from this change . Instead they find themselves back in Red Bull’s rears .

        1. absolutely echo your comments Akshay. I was on the grandstands at turn 1-2 and another problem I noticed was with Alonso’s breaking into turn 1 and have to say the Ferrari is slippery on the brakes and he seldom hit the apex with a whole lot of sliding on most of his laps
          The top speed and lightning starts look like a thing of the past now – Ferrari seriously need to up their game now

  4. I’d side with Massa regardng the team orders – they had the same strategy, their tyres were not much different, and I think that if Bottas couldn’t get past Massa, he wouldn’t be able to get past Button even if he had been released. So Williams shouldn’t have given the team order, as doing so would just give the team a bad atmosphere.

    1. Exactly, if Bottas couldn’t get past Massa, there’s no way he could have gotten past Button

      1. Very disappointed in Williams public humiliating poor Felipe like that…

      2. While I agree with then end result, it sometimes isn’t necessarily the case that just because Massa couldn’t get past Button then, Bottas would have the same problem. The reason you wont want to have team mates battling it out when there is bigger points ahead is so they don’t both use up their tyres and subsequently fail to reach their objectives.
        Matter of fact, its probably easier getting past another car from a different team than getting past your own team mate, because you can obviously take more risks and secondly, the cars will have different handling or performance characteristics.
        Nevertheless, I believe Williams kept it far too late to call for the switch as it was looking less likely that Bottas would have caught Button in the limited time available.

    2. Yeah was satisfying to see Massa finish ahead of Bottas . But Massa wasn’t all “good” there too .He was the guy who pestered the team to hold of Bottas initially . Guess , Bottas would attack from next race on .

    3. Bob (@bobespirit62)
      31st March 2014, 16:40

      I agree. It was a mistake by the team to give the orders in that situation. Surely, they know Massa’s position on this and why have them change positions? Bottas wasn’t going to pass Button if we couldn’t easily pass Felipe, so they were only asking for a position swap and no driver is going to go for that.

  5. Did not expect RBR to be so fast in dry conditions, while Ferrari so slow. It looks like RBR is better than expected, while Ferrari worse. But in all Free Practices Ferrari is doing a lot better, seems to be the fastest car, Mercedes apart. In Australia it was Alonso the fastest, now Raikkonen, but in both races they failed to keep it up in Quali and Race too. Wonder what’s going on for real that performace drops so much when FPs are over !

  6. showing the fuel percentage used for each car is absolutely pointless with the 100kg/h flow rate. they all made it to the end so who cares if one car used 5% less fuel. at 2/3 of the race I thought some cars were saving fuel, and others using too much, but then I realised that the ones using less cannot use more at the end of the race anyway, because they will go over the fuel flow rate limit… which makes it pointless to show the percentage of fuel used. get rid of the flow rate rule, then the percentage graph will be interesting. all it showed today is that one engine manufacturer has a huge advantage in efficiency then the other 2 – and races will be decided because of that this year.

    1. ShubhamRaheja
      30th March 2014, 14:41

      It does mean a lot in terms of speed, I assume.
      More fuel rate would mean a richer fuel supply to the engine which would mean more speed during the crucial times. Fuel management could be done when there’s no need to push.

    2. I don’t think you understand how a flow rate works. Honestly, all the complaints about it just seem like people not being able to do any math. Besides, a car that has used more fuel will be lighter than one with fuel to spare, but won’t be able to push as hard as the one which can still use more, which makes the flow rate strategy a very complex and interesting variable during the race. Also, without a flow rate rule, all the cars would just cruise for 50 laps and then use all of their spare fuel in the last 5 laps. It would be a disaster, and also really boring.

  7. I know we’re only 2 races deep, but is Rosberg, or Mercedes for that matter, showing the future of what’s to come for the rest of the season??

  8. robert christian
    31st March 2014, 10:52

    the race was 7 minutes slower than 10 years ago and 4 years ago so yesterday the leading car would have been lapped 4 times who wants to see slow cars racing ???

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