Nico Rosberg added
a another star to his tally at the German Grand Prix for the 2014 Formula 1
season at Hockenheim with his fourth win of the year in his Mercedes AMG Petronas
followed by Valtteri Bottas in his Williams-Mercedes in 2nd and
Lewis Hamilton taking the final place on the podium in his Mercedes AMG.
Hamilton muscled his way all the way up to the third place after a massive tussle
with Sergio Perez of Force India-Mercedes, Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull
Racing-Renault and Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari. Hamilton, in fact, collided with
the Finn’s Ferrari and later colliding with Jenson Button’s (McLaren-Mercedes) car’s
side pod at the hairpin damaging his own front wing on lap 30. The Iceman didn’t
have a terrific day in his Ferrari after the collision with Hamilton. Another collision
occurred when he was battling with Vettel’s Red Bull Racing-Renault and his
teammate Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari. Raikonen’s car collided with the back of
the Red Bull car and in the process losing more bits of his front wing, leaving
him to finish just out of the points in 11th.
Filipe Massa in
his Wiliams-Mercedes Martini crashed out on the first lap after a massive
contact with Kevin Magnussen’s McLaren bringing out the safety car. Magnussen
survived without damage to continue the race.
finished behind Hamilton in 4th, Alonso followed him in 5th,
Ricciardo took his RBR Renault in 6th, Nico Hulkenburg
finished 7th for Force India, Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen
finished 8th and 9th respectively for McLaren and Sergio
Perez took the final point for Force India in 10th.
Kvyat of STR-Renault tried a move on
Sergio Perez’s Force India on lap 9, but lost control after he collided with
the Mexican in his Torro Rosso dropping further down while fighting for 7th
place. But Kvyat eventually retired on lap 46 after his Renault engine caught
fire. Romain Grosjean also brought his Lotus into retirement on lap 28 at turn
2 due to loss of power and Adrian Sutil brought his Sauber-Ferrari into
retirement after spinning and stalling his car at the final turn on the 50th
lap at his home race.
With the 10th
round of the Formula 1 season concluded, the Championship is still led by Nico Rosberg
with 190 points, followed by Lewis Hamilton with 176 points and Daniel
Ricciardo with 106 points. Mercedes AMG still hold the top position for the
constructor’s tittle with 366 points, Redbull Racing Renault with 188 points
and Williams with 121 points.
of Rosberg during qualifying rounds. Pic courtesy Daimler