Balaclava Image Deep Throttle Logo
Auto Racing History Image
HOME THOUGHTS ESSAYS RANKINGS HISTORY
About Us
Russell's Ramblings
Photos
F1 Schedule
Master Schedule
Debunking Myths
News Links
Shopping
Ed Donath Archive
Guestbook
In Association with Amazon.com

2014 China Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: Be careful what you wish for. Everybody so desperately wanted Red Bull to be beaten. Well, now they are. We suspect people are now pining for someone to beat Mercedes...

EVENT: Got to love those large, empty grandstands. But, they are large.

QUALIFYING: Yet again a rainy qualifying and yet again Hamilton displays his wet mastery, the wet hides the Red Bull's lack of power, and Raikkonen continues to struggle.

RACE: We're not going to get a Bahrain every race. There was some intrigue down the field, but that's about it.

TRACK: The long straights gave us some passing.

START: Massa once again gets a mind-blowing start, his former teammate doesn't see him and BANG, his current teammate chops Rosberg and BANG, all while Hamilton pulls away.

HAMILTON: The points differential is merely a technicality. This is Lewis' title to lose.

ROSBERG: Yes, Nico leads the points, but he has to start beating his teammate head-to-head.

MERCEDES: Unlike their predecessors, Brawn, one does not expect a drop-off as the season goes on with far superior resources than Brawn had.

ALONSO: It is truly amazing how many times Fernando can carry a car on his back.

RAIKKONEN: It is truly amazing how badly Kimi is getting his ass kicked by his teammate.

FERRARI: Now that Domenicali was fired -- whoops, resigned -- will it really make a difference?

VETTEL: The punk strikes again.

RICCIARDO: The newcomer strikes again.

RED BULL: The team orders headache strikes again.

HULKENBERG: Nico was able to show his stuff this race for Force India.

PEREZ: Another points paying position for Sergio.

MASSA: Smashing wheels with Alonso did not cost Felipe the race, but his pit crew not knowing which wheels to put on did.

BOTTAS The saving grace for Williams.

WILLIAMS: Is there any team with so many missed opportunities than Williams so far this year?

MCLAREN: Is McLaren the next team to see heads roll?

KOBAYASHI: Why is Kamui back in Formula 1?

SUTIL: How many times can Adrian finish in last place?

CHECKERED FLAG: For all the talk about how many engineers China is churning out, they apparently don't teach their citizens how to count.

FIA: Red Bull thought they could make up their own rules. The FIA properly told them no way in hell.

HAAS FORMULA: Hopefully, this American effort can get on the grid and then hopefully it can do better than the previous and completely unrelated Haas effort.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Cakewalk.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 3 -- Lewis Hamilton wins three in a row for the first time in his career and he becomes the first three time winner of the Chinese Grand Prix.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Speaking of three, here's an interesting stat we stumbled upon. Nelson Piquet won three World Championships (1981 and 1983 for Brabham and 1987 with Williams). For every title, he won three races in each of those respective years.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Sebastian Vettel once again showing his true self when asked to move over for his teammate, "Tough luck."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Vettel again for stating the obvious after the weekend, "There's a lot of things in my head."

SCHEDULE: Back to Europe and real F1 fans.

Copyright © 2014 by Deep Throttle. All Rights Reserved.



RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Hamilton 54
2. Rosberg 54
3. Alonso 54
4. Ricciardo 54
5. Vettel 54
6. Hulkenberg 54
7. Bottas 54
8. Raikkonen 54
9. Perez 54
10. Kvyat(R) 53
11. Button 53
12. Vergne 53
13. Magnussen(R) 53
14. Maldonado 53
15. Massa 53
16. Gutierrez 53
17. Bianchi 53
18. Kobayashi 53
19. Chilton 52
20. Ericsson(R) 52
NC Grosjean 28
NC Sutil 5

Time of Race
1:33:28.338

Margin of Victory
18.062 sec.

Safety Car
None

Lead Changes
None

Lap Leaders
Lewis Hamilton

Fastest Race Lap
Nico Rosberg

Pole Position
Lewis Hamilton

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Rosberg 79
2. Hamilton 75
3. Alonso 41
4. Hulkenberg 36
5. Vettel 33
6. Ricciardo 24
  Bottas 24
8. Button 23
9. Magnussen(R) 20
10. Perez 18
11. Massa 12
12. Raikkonen 11
13. Vergne 4
  Kvyat(R) 4

  Team Pts.
1. Mercedes 154
2. Red Bull 57
3. Force India 54
4. Ferrari 52
5. McLaren 43
6. Williams 36
7. Toro Rosso 8
 
 

2017 Thoughts
Australia China Bahrain Russia
Spain Monaco Canada Azerbaijan
Austria Great Britain Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Malaysia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2016 Thoughts
Australia Bahrain China Russia Spain
Monaco Canada Europe Austria
Great Britain Hungary Germany Belgium
Italy Singapore Malaysia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2015 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore Japan Russia United States
Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2014 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia Bahrain China
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan Russia
United States Brazil Abu Dhabi

2013 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Great Britain
Germany Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore South Korea Japan India
Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2012 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2011 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Turkey
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi Brazil

2010 Thoughts
Bahrain Australia Malaysia China
Spain Monaco Turkey Canada
Europe Great Britain Germany Hungary
Belgium Italy Singapore Japan
South Korea Brazil Abu Dhabi

2009 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Turkey Great Britain
Germany Hungary Europe
Belgium Italy Singapore
Japan Brazil Abu Dhabi


Archived CART/Champ Car Thoughts
Site Index | Search | Contacts | Ad Rates |


Copyright © 1999-2017 by Deep Throttle. All Rights Reserved.
The names, logos, and taglines identifying Deep Throttle are proprietary marks of Deep Throttle. All other trademarks and service marks are property of their respective owners. Deep Throttle is an independent electronic publication and is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by any series, team, driver, or sponsor. Privacy Policy.