F1 2014 mid-season review: Statistics

F1 2014 mid-season review: Statistics


Formula 1’s new era has kicked off in style in 2014, with some thrilling races and plenty of drama. As the sport heads off on its summer break, before reconvening in the Spa-Francorchamps paddock at the end of the month, here is a look at the season so far in statistics.


Mercedes has dominated from the very start of 2014, but the Brackley-based outfit hasn’t had it all its own way, with the hugely popular Daniel Ricciardo becoming the 105th F1 winner.

Lewis HamiltonMercedes5
Nico RosbergMercedes4
Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing2

Pole positions

Felipe Massa is the only driver to have broken Mercedes’ qualifying record, after taking pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix in June.

DriverTeamPole Positions
Nico RosbergMercedes6
Lewis HamiltonMercedes4
Felipe MassaWilliams1

Front row starts

Red Bull Racing and Williams have both managed to get cars on the front row, despite the speed advantage Mercedes has had all year.

DriverTeamFront row starts
Lewis HamiltonMercedes7
Nico RosbergMercedes7
Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing3
Valtteri BottasWilliams2
Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing2
Felipe MassaWilliams1


Six different teams have scored podium finishes this season, with both Mercedes drivers unsurprisingly topping the table. McLaren’s Jenson Button inherited his top three finish after Daniel Ricciardo was excluded from the Australian Grand Prix.

Nico RosbergMercedes9
Lewis HamiltonMercedes9
Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing5
Valtteri BottasWilliams3
Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing2
Fernando AlonsoFerrari2
Kevin MagnussenMcLaren1
Sergio PerezForce India1
Jenson ButtonMcLaren1

Fastest laps

Despite not having the fastest car, several drivers have managed to secure fastest laps in 2014 thanks to different tyre strategies.

DriverTeamFastest laps
Nico RosbergMercedes4
Lewis HamiltonMercedes3
Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1
Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari1
Felipe MassaWilliams1
Sergio PerezForce India1

Laps led

Rosberg has led the most of the 698 laps this season, despite only registering four wins, while Ricciardo is the first non-Mercedes driver on the table.

DriverTeamLaps led
Nico RosbergMercedes342
Lewis HamiltonMercedes258
Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing35
Fernando AlonsoFerrari32
Felipe MassaWilliams16
Sergio PerezForce India11
Valtteri BottasWilliams3
Jenson ButtonMcLaren1

Here is how it works out for the teams:

TeamsLaps led
Red Bull Racing35
Force India11

Laps raced

A look at the number of laps each driver has raced this year. Fernando Alonso is the only one to have completed every single lap in 2014, while Marcus Ericsson has managed the least.

DriverTeamLaps raced
Fernando AlonsoFerrari698
Jenson ButtonMcLaren693
Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing691
Kevin MagnusenMcLaren676
Valtteri BottasWilliams675
Nico RosbergMercedes674
Kimi RaikkonenFerrari642
Nico HulkenbergForce India640
Lewis HamiltonMercedes619
Max ChiltonMarussia610
Jules BianchiMarussia562
Esteban GutierrezSauber547
Romain GrosjeanLotus541
Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso536
Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing534
Daniil KvyatToro Rosso533
Felipe MassaWilliams518
Sergio PerezForce India512
Kamui KobayashiCaterham505
Adrian SutilSauber505
Pastor MaldonadoLotus487
Marcus EricssonCaterham466


With such seismic regulations coming into force this season, reliability has been a big problem and with limited power-unit elements, that doesn’t look set to change.

Esteban GutierrezSauber6
Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso5
Adrian SutilSauber5
Marcus EricssonCaterham5
Romain GrosjeanLotus5
Pastor MaldonadoLotus4
Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
Felipe MassaWilliams4
Kamui KobayashiCaterham4
Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing3
Sergio PerezForce India3
Lewis HamiltonMercedes2
Jules BianchiMarussia2
Max ChiltonMarussia1
Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1
Nico RosbergMercedes1
Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1
Jenson ButtonMcLaren1
Valtteri BottasWilliams1
Kevin MagnussenMcLaren1
Nico HulkenbergMcLaren1

Did not start

Two drivers have failed to start a race so far this season.

DriverTeamDid not start
Sergio PerezSahara Force India F1 Team1 (Malaysia)
Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1 (Monaco)
Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1 (Singapore)


So far Daniel Ricciardo is the only driver to have been disqualified from a race in 2014.

Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1 (Australia)

The current drivers’ championship standings can be found here, while for the constructors’ click here.

Image courtesy of Octane Photographic