Lewis Hamilton earns an easy victory at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, after Nico Rosberg ruins his own race by locking up into the first corner, attempting an overtake at the start of the race. The German driver had to come in for new tyres, as vibrations from the flat spot were too severe, and then had to drive a recovery race, using the same set of medium tyres for 52 laps. The dominance of his Mercedes allowed him to secure the podium position, and with the point difference to their competitors, Mercedes becomes the 2014 World Constructors Champion.
Third place was for Valteri Bottas, who couldn’t capitalize on Rosberg’s worn tyres.
The much expected safety car never made an appearance, while teams stretched their first stints to try and cover the possible window created by it, possibly meant the drivers didn’t push as hard as they could have, resulting in an uneventful race.