F1 2014 Alternative Championships: Round 1/19 (Australia) – Fathers and sons

NICO ROSBERG won the first race of F1’s new V6 turbo era, leading every lap and setting the fastest lap of the race along the way.

This was the German’s fourth victory, putting him joint 50th with: Bruce McLaren, Dan Gurney and Eddie Irvine on the all-time list.

Nico is now only one race victory behind his father, Keke, who also won the Australian Grand Prix in 1985.

The Rosbergs now follow the Jones (Stan and Alan) and Hill (Graham and Damon) families in winning the Australian Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg with the Jack Brabham Steering Wheel Trophy. (f1fanatic.co.uk)

Nico Rosberg with the Jack Brabham Steering Wheel Trophy. (f1fanatic.co.uk)

This was also the 100th victory for Mercedes-Benz power.

Home favourite Daniel Ricciardo was sensationally disqualified from his second place that for a few hours made him the first Australian to podium down under in a world championship Grand Prix.

His Red Bull had exceeded the 100Kg per hour fuel flow. The team are appealing, and the hearing will take place on 14 April.

This disqualification elevated Danish debutant Kevin Magnussen to second, making this the best result for a first Grand Prix since Jacques Villeneuve in Australia ’96.

At 21 years, 162 days the McLaren driver became the second youngest driver ever to podium and became the first Dane to do so.

He also secured back-to-back points finishes for the Magnussen family, as father Jan’s only points finish came in his last race, Canada ’98.

Even before Ricciardo’s disqualification, McLaren had earned their first podium since Jenson Button won the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Button was promoted to third (his 50th podium) as a result of the post-race adjustments in his first race since the death of his father, John, in January.

This was also Button’s 250th Grand Prix entry.

Further down the order, William’s Valtteri Bottas finished a career best fifth and in doing so, doubled the team’s 2013 points total in the process.

Meanwhile Toro Rosso’s Russian debutant Daniil Kvyat finished ninth to become the youngest ever points scorer at the age of 19 years, 324 days.

Last season’s GP3 champion also became the joint sixth youngest starter too – Chris Amon was the same age at the 1963 Belgian Grand Prix.

Max Chilton has extended his record of most consecutive finishes from the start of a career to 20.

Though he retired early, Lewis Hamilton started the race from his 32nd career pole-position, tying the record for most poles by an Englishman with Nigel Mansell.

1935 European Drivers’ Championship

Position

Driver

Points

1

Nico Rosberg (6)

1

2

Kevin Magnussen (20)

2

3

Jenson Button (22)

3

4

Fernando Alonso (14)

4

5

Valtteri Bottas (77)

4

6

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

4

7

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

4

8

Jean-Éric Vergne (25)

4

9

Daniil Kvyat (26)

4

10

Sergio Pérez (11)

4

11

Adrian Sutil (99)

4

12

Esteban Gutiérrez (21)

4

13

Max Chilton (4)

4

14

Jules Bianchi (17)

4

15

Romain Grosjean (8)

4

16

Pastor Maldonado (13)

5

17

Marcus Ericsson (9)

6

18

Sebastian Vettel (1)

7

19

Lewis Hamilton (44)

7

20

Felipe Massa (19)

7

21

Kamui Kobayashi (10)

7

22

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

8

1935 European Constructors’ Championship

Position

Constructor

Points

1

McLaren

5

2

Mercedes

8

3

Ferrari

8

4

Force India

8

5

Toro Rosso

8

6

Sauber

8

7

Marussia

8

8

Lotus

9

9

Williams

11

10

Caterham

13

11

Red Bull

15

F1 IndyCar World Drivers’ Championship

Position

Driver

Points

1

Nico Rosberg (6)

53

2

Kevin Magnussen (20)

40

3

Jenson Button (22)

35

4

Fernando Alonso (14)

32

5

Valtteri Bottas (77)

30

6

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

28

7

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

26

8

Jean-Éric Vergne (25)

24

9

Daniil Kvyat (26)

22

10

Sergio Pérez (11)

20

11

Adrian Sutil (99)

19

12

Esteban Gutiérrez (21)

18

13

Max Chilton (4)

17

14

Jules Bianchi (17)

16

15

Romain Grosjean (8)

15

16

Pastor Maldonado (13)

14

17

Marcus Ericsson (9)

13

18

Sebastian Vettel (1)

12

19

Lewis Hamilton (44)

11

20

Felipe Massa (19)

10

21

Kamui Kobayashi (10)

9

22

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

0

 F1 IndyCar World Constructors’ Championship

Position

Constructor

Points

1

McLaren

75

2

Mercedes

65

3

Ferrari

58

4

Force India

48

5

Toro Rosso

46

6

Sauber

40

7

Marussia

37

8

Lotus

33

9

Williams

29

10

Caterham

22

11 Red Bull

12

 Rookies’ Championship

Position

Driver

Points

1

Kevin Magnussen (20)

43

2

Daniil Kvyat (26)

20

3

Marcus Ericsson (9)

0

 Nations’ Championship

Position

Nation Points

1

Germany

25

2

Denmark

18

3

England

15

4

Spain

12

5

Finland

10

6

France

8

7

Russia

6

8

Mexico

4

9

Venezuela

0

10

Sweden

0

11

Brazil

0

12

Japan

0

13

Australia

0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGwOWyYCcFI

The Next Grand Prix…

F1 now heads to Malaysia for the 34th Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit, scene of Multi-21-gate last season between Sebastian Vettel and then team-mate Mark Webber.

Current drivers who have won the Malaysian Grand Prix:

  • Fernando Alonso (3): 2005 (Renault), 2007 (McLaren) & 2012 (Ferrari).
  • Sebastian Vettel (3): 2010, 2011 & 2013 (Red Bull).
  • Kimi Räikkönen (2): 2003 (McLaren, first win) & 2008 (Ferrari).
  • Jenson Button: 2009 (Brawn).

Current constructors who have won the Malaysian Grand Prix:

  • Ferrari (6): 1999, 2000, ’01, ’04, ’08 & ’12.
  • Red Bull (3): 2010, ’11 & ’13.
  • McLaren (2): 2003 & ’07.
  • Williams: 2002.
  • Brawn: 2009.
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