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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
Hamilton on pole in Melbourne

Formula 1
Saturday, March 15, 2008

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Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton got his 2008 F1 title hopes off to an ideal start by taking pole position for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Last year’s championship runner-up set the pace in two of the three qualifying sessions but faced a stern challenge in the climactic Q3 from BMW Sauber’s Robert Kubica.

The Pole will line up alongside Hamilton on the front row and but for a mistake on his fastest lap might well have snatched pole from his former Formula 3 teammate.

It was a disastrous session for reigning champion Kimi Raikkonen though, as his Ferrari suffered a fuel pump failure in Q1 and crawled to a standstill in the pit approach.

He was then barred from participating in the rest of qualifying as the crew had to push him back to the garage, so the Finn will start 16th.

Hamilton's new team-mate Heikki Kovalainen took third for his McLaren debut, ahead of Ferrari's Felipe Massa and Kubica's teammate Nick Heidfeld.

Toyota team manager Richard Cregan was not surprised when BMW Sauber leapt into the front running action during qualifying at Albert Park.

The German team had not featured in any of the pre-qualifying practicing at the 2008 season opener, amid rumors that BMW chiefs had also sandbagged and concealed their true single lap pace in winter testing.

"Well, we knew they would be up there, because we think they focused on the long run testing," Cregan said in the Melbourne paddock.

He thinks Robert Kubica, second on the grid compared with teammate Nick Heidfeld's fifth, would even have beaten Lewis Hamilton to pole if not for an off-track moment in the high speed chicane.

"I think he was heading for (pole) and he lost it there," Cregan agreed.

The first 20 minutes produced few shocks – until World Champion Raikkonen, comfortably through to Q2, was seen crawling back to pit lane and eventually having to have his Ferrari pushed over the line with no fuel pressure.

Because he stopped on track and not in the pits he was eliminated from the rest of the session.

The disaster Australian fans had been hoping to avoid arrived six minutes into the second 15-minute phase of qualifying when Mark Webber – so strong over the first two days here – beached the Red Bull-Renault in the gravel trap on the outside of Turn 6.

“There was a failure of some kind on the front right,” said a disappointed Webber, “and it pitched us off. But that’s the game we’re in. Now we start from 17th (actually he’s 15th) and finish nowhere.”

The other big name to drop out in phase two was double World Champion Fernando Alonso, whose Renault was 12th-fastest, just behind the improving Honda of Rubens Barrichello.

First man to attack in the final 10-minute phase was Sebastian Vettel, but the German youngster was unable to put in a flying lap as he pulled into pit lane and parked the Toro Rosso machine.

While Felipe Massa’s Ferrari and Heikki Kovalainen’s McLaren briefly occupied top spot, it all came down to a last-lap blast between Hamilton and Kubica.

Results

POS DRIVER NATIONALITY ENTRANT TIME
1. Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.714
2. Robert Kubica Poland BMW Sauber 1:26.869
3. Heikki Kovalainen Finland McLaren-Mercedes 1:27.079
4. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari 1:27.178
5. Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 1:27.236
6. Jarno Trulli Italy Toyota 1:28.527
7. Nico Rosberg Germany Williams-Toyota 1:28.687
8. David Coulthard Britain Red Bull-Renault 1:29.041
9. Timo Glock Germany Toyota 1:29.593
10. Sebastian Vettel Germany Toro Rosso-Ferrari No Time
11. Rubens Barrichello Brazil Honda 1:26.173
12. Fernando Alonso Spain Renault 1:26.188
13. Jenson Button Britain Honda 1:26.259
14. Kazuki Nakajima Japan Williams-Toyota 1:26.413
15. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault No Time
16. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari No Time
17. Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Force India-Ferrari 1:27.207
18. Sebastien Bourdais France Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:27.446
19. Adrian Sutil Germany Force India-Ferrari 1:27.859
20. Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 1:28.208
21. Nelson Piquet Brazil Renault 1:28.330
22. Anthony Davidson Super Super Aguri-Honda 1:29.059

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