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2014 Point Standings
After Bahrain
Championship Standings:
1 Nico Rosberg 61
2 Lewis Hamilton 50
3 Nico Hulkenberg 28
4 Fernando Alonso 26
5 Jenson Button 23
6 Sebastian Vettel 23
7 Kevin Magnussen 20
8 Valtteri Bottas 18
9 Sergio Perez 16
10 Daniel Ricciardo 12
11 Felipe Massa 12
12 Kimi Raikkonen 7
13 Jean-Eric Vergne 4
14 Daniil Kyvat 3

Wins:
1 Lewis Hamilton 2
2 Nico Rosberg 1

Pole Positions:
1 Lewis Hamilton 2
2 Nico Rosberg 1

Podium Finishes
1 Nico Rosberg 3
2 Lewis Hamilton 2
T3 Jenson Button 1
T3 Kevin Magnussen 1
T3 Sebastian Vettel 1
T3 Sergio Perez 1

Qualifying Average
1 Lewis Hamilton 1.33
2 Nico Rosberg 2.33
3 Daniel Ricciardo 3.33
4 Fernando Alonso 6.33
5 Kevin Magnussen 7.00
6 Kimi Raikkonen 8.00
T7 Nico Hulkenberg 8.67
T7 Sebastian Vettel 8.67
9 Jenson Button 9.33
10 Valterri Bottas 9.67
11 Felipe Massa 10.00
12 Jean-Eric Vergne 10.33
13 Daniil Kyvat 11.33
14 Sergio Perez 11.67
15 Esteban Gutierrez 15.67
16 Adrian Sutil 16.67
17 Romain Grosjean 17.67
18 Kamui Kobayashi 18.00
19 Pastor Maldonado 18.67
20 Jules Bianchi 19.00
21 Max Chilton 20.00
22 Marcus Ericsson 21.00

Fastest Laps:
1 Nico Rosberg 2
2 Lewis Hamilton 1

Laps Led:
1 Lewis Hamilton 110
2 Nico Rosberg 60

Retirements
T1 Pastor Maldonado 2
T1 Marcus Ericsson 2
T1 Adrian Sutil 2
T1 Esteban Gutierrez 2
T1 Jean-Eric Vergne 2
T6 Lewis Hamilton 1
T6 Jules Bianchi 1
T6 Kamui Kobayashi 1
T6 Felipe Massa 1
T6 Romain Grosjean 1
T6 Sebastian Vettel 1
T6 Daniel Ricciardo 1

Times Advancing to Q3
T1 Nico Rosberg 3
T1 Lewis Hamilton 3
T1 Daniel Ricciardo 3
T1 Fernando Alonso 3
T1 Kevin Magnussen 3
T6 Valterri Bottas 2
T6 Kimi Raikkonen 2
T6 Felipe Massa 2
T6 Jenson Button 2
T6 Nico Hulkenberg 2
T11 Sergio Perez 1
T11 Daniil Kyvat 1
T11 Jean-Eric Vergne 1
T11 Sebastian Vettel 1

Manufacturer Statistics:
Constructors Championship:

1 Mercedes 111
2 Force-India Mercedes 44
3 McLaren-Mercedes 43
4 Red Bull-Renault 35
5 Ferrari 33
6 Williams-Mercedes 30
7 Toro-Rosso Renault 7

Wins:
1 Mercedes 3

Pole Positions:
1 Mercedes 3

Podium Finishes
1 Mercedes 5
2 McLaren-Mercedes 2
T3 Red Bull-Renault 1
T3 Force-India Mercedes 1

Fastest Laps:
1 Mercedes 3

Laps Led:
1 Mercedes 170


Qualifying Average by Team:
Rank Constructor Average

1 Mercedes 1.83
2 Red Bull 6.00
3 Ferrari 7.17
4 McLaren-Mercedes 8.17
5 Williams-Mercedes 9.83
6 Force-India Mercedes 10.17
7 Toro-Rosso Renault 10.67
8 Sauber-Ferrari 16.17
9 Lotus-Renault 18.17
T10 Marussia-Ferrari 19.5
T10 Caterham-Renault 19.5

Intra-Team Performance
Qualifying

Red Bull-Renault
Daniel Ricciardo 2
Sebastian Vettel 1

Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton 2
Nico Rosberg 1

Ferrari
Fernando Alonso 2
Kimi Raikkonen 1

Lotus-Renault
Romain Grosjean 3
Pastor Maldonado 0

McLaren-Mercedes
Jenson Button 1
Kevin Magnussen 2

Force India-Mercedes
Nico Hulkenberg 2
Sergio Perez 1

Sauber-Ferrari
Esteban Gutierrez 2
Adrian Sutil 1

Toro Rosso-Renault
Daniil Kyvat 1
Jean-Eric Vergne 2

Williams-Mercedes
Valtteri Bottas 1
Felipe Massa 2

Marussia-Ferrari
Jules Bianchi 2
Max Chilton 1

Caterham-Renault
Marcus Ericcson 0
Kamui Kobayashi 3

Race Performance
Red Bull-Renault
Daniel Ricciardo 1
Sebastian Vettel 2

Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton 2
Nico Rosberg 1

Ferrari
Fernando Alonso 3
Kimi Raikkonen 0

Lotus-Renault
Romain Grosjean 3
Pastor Maldanado 0

McLaren-Mercedes
Jenson Button 2
Kevin Magnussen 1

Force India-Mercedes
Nico Hulkenberg 2
Sergio Perez 1

Sauber-Ferrari
Esteban Gutierrez 0
Adrian Sutil 1

Toro Rosso-Renault
Daniil Kyvat 2
Jean-Eric Vergne 1

Williams-Mercedes
Valtteri Bottas 1
Felipe Massa 2

Marussia-Ferrari
Jules Bianchi 0
Max Chilton 3

Caterham-Renault
Marcus Ericsson 0
Kamui Kobayashi 2
Valencia: Barrichello beats Hamilton

First F1 win since 2004
Sunday, August 23, 2009

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Rubens Barrichello on his way to victory in Valencia

Rubens Barrichello drove his Mercedes powered Brawn GP to victory in Valencia, Spain Sunday, beating McLaren polesitter Lewis Hamilton.  It was the 10th F1 win for Barrichello and his first since China in 2004 when he was with Ferrari, the only other team he ever won a GP for. 

The win in today's European GP was the 6th of the year for Brawn GP, the other five coming with Jenson Button. 

Kimi Raikkonen, driving for his job at Ferrari, was third. 

Heikki Kovalainen was 4th for McLaren and Nico Rosberg rounded out the top-5 for Williams.

Points leader Jenson Button could only manage 7th behind Fernando Alonso, but his two chief rivals for the title, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel (last with blown engine) both finished behind him so he actually widened his point lead.

Polesitter Hamilton, starting on Super Soft tires, jumped to an early lead ahead of McLaren teammate Kovalainen, who appeared to be running slow to hold back Barrichello, and it work as he built over a 6-second lead before the first round of pitstops.

The 37-year-old Brazilian Barrichello, on the harder Bridgestone tires, put pressure on Kovalainen and on the first round of pitstops went longer and put in fast laps to dispose of the only car between him and the race leader Hamilton.

Carrying a tribute to the recovering Felipe Massa on the top of his helmet, Barrichello was then endangering Hamilton's lead until the McLaren driver pitted only to discover his crew, who took nearly 14 seconds to service the reigning world champion, was not ready with tires.

He delivered on team orders a series of fastest laps before Hamilton pitted on lap 37 - three sooner than the Brawn,  and emerged ahead of the Brit after he made his 2nd stop on lap 40.

From there he held the gap to Hamilton and controlled the pace to the finish.

Speaking afterwards with the BBC, team boss Martin Whitmarsh defended the pitstop error by his McLaren team.  "We had to make a late call, it was an operational error (but it) didn't cost us victory; we didn't have the race pace."

Hamilton was visibly disappointed but refused to hit out at his McLaren colleagues.  "These things happen," said the 24-year-old.

"I've had so many races with this team and this has very rarely happened.  They deserve a pat on the back and, regardless, we need to catch these guys (Brawn) up because there are genuinely a bit quicker than us."

Although Barrichello was strong, his teammate and championship leader Jenson Button had another bad race and finished just seventh, but the blow was cushioned by the fact that neither Red Bull scored a single point.

"What is it, 18 points (over Barrichello)?" Button enquired of his continuing lead.  "It's still a big gap so it's not too bad."

Mark Webber's weekend to forget continued on Sunday and he raced to ninth, while Sebastian Vettel retired with yet another Renault engine failure.

"Too many issues," said the German driver.  "At the first stop we did not get fuel in the car so the race was lost then.  After that we had the (engine) failure.

"I will fight for the championship until the end but days like this ... not finishing the race is not a good thing," Vettel, who will be dangerously close to his full allocation of eight engines towards the end of the season, added.

Speaking at the finish, Button tried to look on the bright side of another lackluster weekend for him, but there is no doubt he will need to improve if he is to hang onto first place in the drivers’ standings and become the 2009 F1 World champion.

"Rubens did a great job this weekend and he deserves the victory," Button reflected. "It's been a long time so I'm happy for him although of course I would rather be on top of the podium.

"The small mistake in qualifying and a difficult start caught behind Vettel really cost me today as I got caught in traffic and it's really tough to overtake around this circuit. Still we did what we came for this weekend and beat the Red Bulls, our main title rivals, so I'm not too disappointed with seventh position. We'll go to the next race in Spa positive and ready to have a good race."

Ross Brawn meanwhile agreed that perhaps the team should have gone for a different strategy on Saturday in qualifying.

"Unfortunately it wasn't such a good afternoon for Jenson who had a quick car but was caught in traffic which prevented him from achieving the result that he could have done. In hindsight perhaps we should have been more aggressive in qualifying," Brawn pondered.

"But his two points today are valuable and we have increased our lead in both Championships."

Results

Pos

Driver Team Time
1. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 1h35:51.289
2. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes +2.358
3. Raikkonen Ferrari +15.994
4. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes +20.032
5. Rosberg Williams-Toyota +20.870
6. Alonso Renault +27.744
7. Button Brawn-Mercedes +34.913
8. Kubica BMW Sauber +36.667
9. Webber Red Bull-Renault +44.910
10. Sutil Force India-Mercedes +47.935
11. Heidfeld BMW Sauber +48.822
12. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes +1:03.614
13. Trulli Toyota +1:04.527
14. Glock Toyota +1:26.519
15. Grosjean Renault +1:31.774
16. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari +1 lap
17. Badoer Ferrari +1 lap
18. Nakajima Williams-Toyota +3 laps
19. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari DNF on L42
20. Vettel Red Bull-Renault DNF on L24

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