Connect with us

2014 F1

F1 2014 mid-season Analysis – Hamilton vs. Rosberg



Hamilton and Rosberg, 2014 Spanish GP
Mercedes – Lewis Hamilton, 191 pts, 2nd, best result 1st (Malaysia, Bahrain, China, Spain, Great Britain)
Nico Rosberg, 202 pts, 1st. best result 1st (Australia, Monaco, Austria, Germany)
Qualifying: 7 – 4 Rosberg, Race: 5 – 3 Hamilton

Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have dominated the all rounds of first-half of the 2014 Formula 1 world championship, sitting first and second respectively in the drivers’ standings.

Related link – Drivers Championship Analysis

Both have almost dominated in the all race weekend time sheets. They taking pole positions and setting fastest laps at each of the first three races. Also they took 1-2 race finish in Malaysian Grand Prix to Austrian Grand Prix (6 successive double top podium).

More bad lucks change Lewis Hamilton’s domination in qualifying and race.

Season Opening: Hamilton’s starting the season with a DNF from pole position, following failure of one of his engine cylinders. While Nico Rosberg proved that Mercedes are the top of the field in the early stages of the new Formula 1 era.

Mercedes one-two at the Austrian Grand Prix as they battled with Williams for race victory, it was the sixth successive 1-2 of the season for Mercedes. Hamilton made an exciting start in Austrian race when he surged from ninth to fourth in the opening lap but his bad luck continued when his two pit stops took a total of 1.9 seconds longer than team-mate Rosberg – and that was Rosberg’s winning margin at the end of the race.

Raise the mind game – Rosberg takes controversial pole

During the Monaco GP qualifying, next bad luck and mind games turn out between Hamilton and Rosberg, both Mercedes stars were on their final flying laps when Rosberg lost control of his car and took to the escape road at Mirabeau.

Hamilton, who was behind him and two hundredths of a second ahead on the first sector timings, was forced to slow up as yellow flags were waived and eventually abandoned his effort. The controversial pole position raises the mind game between Mercedes duo.

Advantage Rosberg after Hamilton’s second DNF

In the Canadian GP, the Brit was forced to retire after 47 laps with rear-brake failure sparked by the loss of the energy recovery system. While Rosberg also failed with ERS, but he managed to see the chequered flag, claiming second behind the winner Daniel Ricciardo.

Story changed in British Grand Prix

Rosberg’s gearbox failure halfway through the British GP, gifted victory to his teammate and title rival, Lewis Hamilton.

Drivers Championship

Englishman continues to struggled with car issues in qualifying

Qualifying in German GP, a brake failure led to a Hamilton crash and meant he began 20th on the grid on race day but his excellent race performance to rise to third on the podium.

More bad luck for Lewis Hamilton in qualifying

In Hungarian GP car well performed before qualifying and Hamilton stayed on top in all practice session, he had not set a timing lap when he came into the pits with the rear of his car in flames and its sent him back on the starting grid for the second race in succession. It is the sixth straight race in which Hamilton has hit trouble in qualifying following car failure, own mistake and also strategic error.

In the race Briton finished third ahead of his team-mate Rosberg, started from the pit lane. After the Hungarian Grand Prix new team orders controversy exploded, when Hamilton slammed his Mercedes team order during the race.


Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2019 F11 hour ago

Ferrari advantage ‘at least’ 5 tenths – Tost

Mere days into 2019 winter testing, it appears that Ferrari has a clear advantage. With Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc...

2019 F12 hours ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 3 Full Results

Daniil Kvyat goes fastest for Toro Rosso ahead of morning pace setter Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo. Williams car finally...

2019 F16 hours ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 3 First Half

Kimi Raikkonen sets fastest time for Alfa Romeo Racing ahead of launch break in the third day of testing ;...

2019 F11 day ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 2 Full Results

Charles Leclerc keeps Ferrari’s early domination on 2019’s F1 Testing timesheet by setting another fastest; lap-time in at Day Two....

2019 F11 day ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 2 1PM

Ferrari youngster Charles Leclerc setting pace on Day Two ahead of launch break. Toro Rosso driver Albon crashes in opening...

2019 F11 day ago

2019 Williams car not yet in Barcelona

Williams’ 2019 car is not yet in Barcelona. Dead last in 2018, hopes were high that the once-great British team...

2019 F11 day ago

Drivers still unsure 2019 rule changes will work

F1 drivers remain unconvinced the aerodynamic regulations for 2019 will make overtaking any easier. The biggest change for this year...

2019 F11 day ago

Binotto number 1 comments surprised Wolff

Toto Wolff has admitted he was surprised to hear Ferrari reassure Sebastian Vettel about his ‘number 1′ status. After a...

2019 F11 day ago

Binotto as boss no revolution – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel insists there has been no “revolution” at Ferrari over the winter. On paper, it has been all change...

2019 F11 day ago

Honda packaging ‘like a Swiss watch’ – Horner

Christian Horner continues to have nothing but praise for Red Bull’s new works engine partner. For others in the pitlane,...

Most Popular is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media