Russia

Last Race: 12th Oct Russia

Russia GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

Race actually finished on lap 54

Sunday 20th April 2014

 RSS

Share:

Race actually finished on lap 54

Race actually finished on lap 54

Lewis Hamilton wasn't the only one confused about seeing the chequered flag early in China as the FIA has confirmed it was waved early.

Just before the final lap started Hamilton asked his team about seeing the chequered flag come out, but he told him to continue and crossed the finish line a lap later to claim a dominant victory ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg with Fernando Alonso third.

However, an hour after the race finished it was revealed that the chequered flag was in fact shown on the wrong lap and, according to Article 43.2 of the Sporting Regulations, "should for any reason the end-of-race signal be given before the leading car completes the scheduled number of laps, or the prescribed time has been completed, the race will be deemed to have finished when the leading car last crossed the line before the signal was given".

As a result the result was declared at end of Lap 54/56. Kamui Kobayshi is the only one who misses out as the Caterham driver overtook Marussia's Jules Bianchi on the final for 17th place.

Full results

01 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 54 1:33:28.338
02 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 54 +18.0 secs
03 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 54 +23.6 secs
04 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 54 +27.1 secs
05 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 54 +47.8 secs
06 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 54 +54.3 secs
07 Valtteri Bottas Williams 54 +55.7 secs
08 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 54 +76.3 secs
09 Sergio Perez Force India 54 +82.6 secs
10 Daniil Kvyat STR 53 +1 Lap
11 Jenson Button McLaren 53 +1 Lap
12 Jean-Eric Vergne STR 53 +1 Lap
13 Kevin Magnussen McLaren 53 +1 Lap
14 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 53 +1 Lap
15 Felipe Massa Williams 53 +1 Lap
16 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 53 +1 Lap
17 Jules Bianchi Marussia 53 +1 Lap
18 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham 53 +1 Lap
19 Max Chilton Marussia 52 +2 Laps
20 Marcus Ericsson Caterham 52 +2 Laps
Ret Romain Grosjean Lotus 28 Gearbox
Ret Adrian Sutil Sauber 5 Engine

Related Links
Hamilton Wins Third Consecutive Race
Gallery: Race Day In China

Putting In A Practice Run

Editor's Picks

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Jenson Button says he would have no problem partnering Fernando Alonso at McLaren as "nothing scares" him...

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Sporting rumours should always be taken with a pinch of salt, but F1 has proven time and time again that where there's smoke, there's fire...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

The Russian Grand Prix was a great event but a poor race, thanks to Pirelli's failure to do basic research...