SPAIN GP – RACE RESULTS

Lewis Hamilton recorded his fourth straight Formula 1 victory of 2014, after narrowly defeating Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in a thrilling conclusion to the Spanish Grand Prix.

Spanish home hero Fernando Alonso used a three-stop strategy to beat Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen to sixth.

Raikkonen delivered his strongest performance of the season relative to his team-mate, but was powerless to prevent Alonso passing on fresher tyres in the late stages of the race, despite making it as difficult as he reasonably could. (Read report at ferrari.com)

  • Autosport Live: Kimi Raikkonen isn’t happy with being jumped by Ferrari team-mate Fernando Alonso. After the race he quizzes his engineer about “who is making the calls? We seem to get second choice.”

QUOTES

Kimi Raikkonen: “That was a complicated race for me, with the main problem being a lack of grip and in general, it was very difficult to find the right balance on the car. Going for a two stop strategy proved to be the wrong choice because tyre degradation meant I couldn’t push all the way to the end. Overall here, we went better than in the last race, maybe because the characteristics of this track are very different to those we have raced on so far, but we cannot be happy with sixth and seventh places, because we are a long way off where we want to be. It will take time, but we will do our utmost, because we know where we must keep pushing if we want to improve.”

Pat Fry: “This weekend, which was difficult for the team and the drivers ended with a less than spectacular race in which we unfortunately lacked the pace to make up places from our grid positions. Considering how difficult it is to overtake at this track, the start could have made the difference, but the positions remained more or less the same throughout the order. If fuel consumption wasn’t much of a problem, tyre degradation affected the race from start to finish. Apart from the two Mercedes, the lap times of the various teams were very similar, which meant the chances of being able to carry out or be subjected to an undercut, along with managing the traffic, took priority over the strategy choices. The gap to the leaders is certainly not a surprise and will not discourage us as we tackle the work we must do to improve our car. Now we will try and make the most of the two test days this coming week here in Montmelò to move forward on the development of the F14 T. The aim is to give our drivers a more competitive package.”

Final Results:

Pos  Driver             Team/Car
 1.  Lewis Hamilton     Mercedes
 2.  Nico Rosberg       Mercedes
 3.  Daniel Ricciardo   Red Bull-Renault
 4.  Sebastian Vettel   Red Bull-Renault
 5.  Valtteri Bottas    Williams-Mercedes
 6.  Fernando Alonso    Ferrari
 7.  Kimi Raikkonen     Ferrari
 8.  Romain Grosjean    Lotus-Renault
 9.  Sergio Perez       Force India-Mercedes
10.  Nico Hulkenberg    Force India-Mercedes
11.  Jenson Button      McLaren-Mercedes
12.  Kevin Magnussen    McLaren-Mercedes
13.  Felipe Massa       Williams-Mercedes
14.  Daniil Kvyat       Toro Rosso-Renault
15.  Pastor Maldonado   Lotus-Renault
16.  Esteban Gutierrez  Sauber-Ferrari
17.  Adrian Sutil       Sauber-Ferrari
18.  Jules Bianchi      Marussia-Ferrari
19.  Max Chilton        Marussia-Ferrari
20.  Marcus Ericsson    Caterham-Renault

Retirements:

     Kamui Kobayashi    Caterham-Renault
     Jean-Eric Vergne   Toro Rosso-Renault
Drivers' championship:

Pos  Driver            Points
 1.  Lewis Hamilton    100
 2.  Nico Rosberg      97
 3.  Fernando Alonso   49
 4.  Sebastian Vettel  45
 5.  Daniel Ricciardo  39
 6.  Nico Hulkenberg   37
 7.  Valtteri Bottas   34
 8.  Jenson Button     23
 9.  Kevin Magnussen   20
10.  Sergio Perez      20
11.  Kimi Raikkonen    17
12.  Felipe Massa      12
13.  Romain Grosjean   4
14.  Jean-Eric Vergne  4
15.  Daniil Kvyat      4

Constructors' championship:

Pos  Team                  Points
 1.  Mercedes              197
 2.  Red Bull-Renault      84
 3.  Ferrari               66
 4.  Force India-Mercedes  57
 5.  Williams-Mercedes     46
 6.  McLaren-Mercedes      43
 7.  Toro Rosso-Renault    8
 8.  Lotus-Renault         4
 9.  Sauber-Ferrari        0
10.  Marussia-Ferrari      0
11.  Caterham-Renault      0

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