Crack Para Formula 1 2014 12
Para Formula 1 2014 12
The 2014 Formula One season was the 65th edition of the FIA Formula One World Championship, the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. The season featured 19 Grands Prix, starting in Australia on March 16 and ending in Abu Dhabi on November 23. The season saw the introduction of a new engine formula, replacing the 2.4-litre V8 engines with 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 engines that incorporated an energy recovery system. The season also marked the return of the Austrian Grand Prix and the debut of the Russian Grand Prix, while the Indian Grand Prix and the Korean Grand Prix were dropped from the calendar.
The drivers' championship was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, who claimed his second title after winning 11 races and scoring 384 points. His teammate Nico Rosberg finished second with five wins and 317 points, while Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull took third place with three wins and 238 points. Mercedes also won the constructors' championship, dominating the season with 16 wins and 701 points, ahead of Red Bull with three wins and 405 points, and Williams with zero wins and 320 points. The season was also notable for being the last one for four-time champion Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull, as he moved to Ferrari in 2015, and for being the first one for Kevin Magnussen at McLaren, Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso, Marcus Ericsson at Caterham, and Andre Lotterer at Caterham.
The twelfth round of the season was the Italian Grand Prix, held at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza on September 7. Hamilton took pole position ahead of Rosberg, but had a poor start and dropped to fourth place behind Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas of Williams. Rosberg led the race until he made a mistake at the first chicane on lap 29, allowing Hamilton to close the gap and overtake him on lap 29. Hamilton then pulled away and won the race by three seconds, while Rosberg finished second and Massa took third place. Ricciardo finished fifth after passing Vettel on the last lap, while Alonso retired with an electrical problem on lap 29. Hamilton's win reduced Rosberg's lead in the championship to 22 points.
The Italian Grand Prix was also marked by controversy, as several teams were investigated for using illegal tyre pressures. Mercedes, Ferrari, and Lotus were cleared of any wrongdoing, but Red Bull were found to have used tyres that were below the minimum pressure specified by Pirelli, the tyre supplier. As a result, Ricciardo and Vettel were disqualified from their fifth and sixth places respectively, promoting Magnussen to fifth, Button to sixth, Alonso to seventh, Perez to eighth, Kvyat to ninth, and Hulkenberg to tenth. Red Bull appealed against the decision, but their appeal was rejected by the FIA Court of Appeal.
The Italian Grand Prix was one of the most exciting races of the season, as it featured close battles, overtakes, mistakes, and drama. It was also a historic race for Hamilton, who equalled Nigel Mansell's record of 31 wins for a British driver. It was also a memorable race for Massa, who scored his first podium since the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix. The race also showed the dominance of Mercedes, who had won all but three races up to that point.