F1 2014 Alternative Championships: Round 8/19 (Austria) – Normal service is resumed

Rosberg (L.) celebrates his win, while Bottas (R.) visits the podium for the first time. (img.haberler.com)

Rosberg (L.) celebrates his win, while Bottas (R.) visits the podium for the first time. (img.haberler.com)

NICO ROSBERG took his sixth career victory at the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix, surpassing the number of wins by his world champion father, Keke.

Rosberg’s win puts him 29 points clear of team-mate and only championship rival, Lewis Hamilton, and puts him joint 38th on the all-time list of winners.

Drivers who have won six Grand Prix:

  • Tony Brooks (ENG).
  • John Surtees (ENG). 1964 World Champion.
  • Jochen Rindt (AUT). 1970 World Champion, posthumously.
  • Jacques Laffite (FRA).
  • Gilles Villeneuve (CAN).
  • Riccardo Patrese (ITA).
  • Ralf Schumacher (GER).

Hamilton finished second, while Williams’s Valtteri Bottas finished on the podium for the first time in his F1 career.

Felipe Massa (Williams) started the race from his first pole-position since the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix, and with Bottas starting second, it was the team’s first front-row lock-out since the 2003 German Grand Prix.

Massa has now been on pole 16 times, and is joint 17th on the all-time list with Sir Stirling Moss and former Ferrari team-mate Kimi Räikkönen.

Force India’s Sergio Pérez set the fastest lap of the race for the third time in his career, joining: Bill Vukovich (USA), Tony Brooks (ENG), Bruce McLaren (NZL), Richie Ginther (USA), Chris Amon (NZL), Jochen Rindt (AUT), Jean-Pierre Jarier (FRA) and Keke Rosberg (FIN) in joint 59th on the all-time list.

Mercedes took their 20th win as a constructor.

Race winner: (6) Nico Rosberg (GER) – Mercedes. 71 laps. 1h27:54.976 (130.054 mph).

Fastest Lap: (11) Sergio Pérez (MEX) – Force India-Mercedes. 1:12.142 (133.936 mph) Lap 59.

Pole-position: (19) Felipe Massa (BRA) – Williams-Mercedes. 1:08.759 (140.526mph).

Drivers’ Standings after round 8 of 19

Position

Driver

Constructor

Points

Gap

1

(6) Nico Rosberg (GER)

Mercedes

165

2

(44) Lewis Hamilton (ENG)

Mercedes

136

-29

3

(3) Daniel Ricciardo (AUS)

Red Bull

83

-82

4

(14) Fernando Alonso (ESP)

Ferrari

79

-86

5

(1) Sebastian Vettel (GER)

Red Bull

60

-105

6

(27) Nico Hülkenberg (GER)

Force India

59

-106

7

(77) Valtteri Bottas (FIN)

Williams

55

-110

8

(22) Jenson Button (ENG)

McLaren

43

-122

9

(19) Felipe Massa (BRA)

Williams

30

-135

10

(20) Kevin Magnussen (DEN)

McLaren

29

-136

11

(11) Sergio Pérez (MEX)

Force India

28

-137

12

(7) Kimi Räikkönen (FIN)

Ferrari

19

-146

13

(8) Romain Grosjean (FRA)

Lotus

8

-157

14

(25) Jean-Éric Vergne (FRA)

Toro Rosso

8

-157

15

(26) Daniil Kvyat (RUS)

Toro Rosso

4

-161

16

(17) Jules Bianchi (FRA)

Marussia

2

-163

17

(99) Adrian Sutil (GER)

Sauber

0

-165

18

(9) Marcus Ericsson (SWE)

Caterham

0

-165

19

(13) Pastor Maldonado (VEN)

Lotus

0

-165

20

(21) Esteban Gutiérrez (MEX)

Sauber

0

-165

21

(4) Max Chilton (ENG)

Marussia

0

-165

22

(10) Kamui Kobayashi (JPN)

Caterham

0

-165

There are 300 points still available.

Constructors’ Standings after round 8 of 19

Position

Constructor

Engine

Points

Gap

1

Mercedes (GER)

301

2

Red Bull (AUT)

Renault

143

-158

3

Ferrari (ITA)

98

-203

4

Force India (IND)

Mercedes

87

-214

5

Williams (ENG)

Mercedes

85

-216

6

McLaren (ENG)

Mercedes

72

-229

7

Toro Rosso (ITA)

Renault

12

-289

8

Lotus (ENG)

Renault

8

-293

9

Marussia (RUS)

Ferrari

2

-299

10

Sauber (SUI)

Ferrari

0

-301

11

Caterham (MAL)

Renault

0

-301

There are 516 points still available.

1935 European Drivers’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Nico Rosberg (6)

13

2

Lewis Hamilton (44)

20

3

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

31

4

Kevin Magnussen (20)

31

5

Fernando Alonso (14)

31

6

Jenson Button (22)

31

7

Valtteri Bottas (77)

32

8

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

32

9

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

32

10

Romain Grosjean (8)

33

11

Esteban Gutiérrez (21)

34

12

Felipe Massa (19)

35

13

Max Chilton (4)

35

14

Sebastian Vettel (1)

38

15

Sergio Pérez (11)

38

16

Daniil Kvyat (26)

38

17

Jules Bianchi (17)

38

18

Marcus Ericsson (9)

38

19

Kamui Kobayashi (10)

38

20

Jean-Éric Vergne (25)

39

21

Adrian Sutil (99)

40

22

Pastor Maldonado (13)

42

Bottas, Hülkenberg and Räikkönen are the only drivers on par points, 32.

1935 European Constructors’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Mercedes

33

2

McLaren

62

3

Ferrari

63

4

Williams

67

5

Red Bull

69

6

Force India

70

7

Marussia

73

8

Sauber

74

9

Lotus

75

10

Caterham

76

11

Toro Rosso

77

Par points = 64.

Rookies’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Kevin Magnussen (20)

197

2

Daniil Kvyat (26)

108

3

Marcus Ericsson (9)

81

 Nations’ Championship.

Position

Nation

Points

1

England

166

2

Germany

165

3

Spain

92

4

Australia

83

5

Finland

77

6

Denmark

50

7

Brazil

48

8

Mexico

45

9

France

43

10

Russia

23

11

Sweden

5

12

Venezuela

4

13

Japan

3

The Next Grand Prix…

This weekend Formula 1 returns to where it all began, Silverstone, for the 68th British Grand Prix. This will also be the 50th time that Silverstone will host the race.

Current drivers who have won the British Grand Prix:

  • Fernando Alonso (2): 2006 (Renault) & 2011 (Ferrari).
  • Kimi Räikkönen: 2007 (Ferrari).
  • Lewis Hamilton: 2008 (McLaren).
  • Sebastian Vettel: 2009 (Red Bull).
  • Nico Rosberg: 2013 (Mercedes).

Most wins: Jim Clark & Alain Prost (5).

  • Clark: 1962 (Aintree), ’63 (Silverstone), ’64 (Brands Hatch), ’65 (Silverstone) & ’67 (Silverstone) (all for Lotus).
  • Prost: 1983 (Renault), ’85 (McLaren), ’89 (McLaren), ’90 (Ferrari) & ’93 (Williams) (all at Silverstone).

Current constructors who have won the British Grand Prix:

  • Ferrari (15): 1951 (maiden win), ’52, ’53, ’54, ’58, ’61, ’76, ’78, ’90, ’98, 2002, ’03, ’04, 07 & ’11. – Record.
  • McLaren (14): 1973, ’75, ’77, ’81, ’82, ’84, ’85, ’88, ’89, ’99, 2000, ’01, ’05 & ’08.
  • Williams (10): 1979 (maiden win), ’80, ’86, ’87, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’96 & ’97.
  • Red Bull (3): 2009, ’10 & ’12.
  • Mercedes (2): 1955 & 2013.
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