The Mercedes train kept rolling in the 2014 British and Germany Grands Prix to continue a great Formula 1 season. The two Mercedes drivers have traded the lead for the drivers championship all season and the team is leading the constructors championship by a wide margin. It’s beginning to look like Mercedes is invincible in 2014. The question is becoming: which Mercedes driver will win the championship? Will 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton get back to top of the mountain or will second generation F1 winner Nico Rosberg win it all as his father Keke did in 1982?
As the story is unfolding, both drivers delivered a win in front of their hometown crowds.
The British Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton won at the legendary Silverstone circuit in front of adoring fans and enthusiasts to close the gap on his teammate in the points championship. Williams driver Valterri Bottas finished a career best second and Daniel Ricciardo continued to impress for Red Bull, finishing third.
Rookies show force
Rookies Kevin Magnussen and Daniil Kvyat had impressive performances at Silverstone. Magnussen, who races for McLaren had another top 10 finish and continues to prove he belongs in Formula 1. Daniil Kvyat, the 20 year old Russian had the best finish of his young career coming in at 9th. With teammate Jean-Eric Vergne finishing 9th, it was the first time this season that Toro Rosso had two top 10 finishes and two drivers in the points.
Complete British Grand Prix race results were as follows:
The German Grand Prix
Rosberg fired back in Germany with a hometown win of his own. Celebrating before his friends and fans, Rosberg pulled in his 4th win of the year and expanded his lead in the drivers championship. Valtteri Bottas finished second again as he chases his first Formula 1 victory. With the victory, Bottas catapulted his team ahead of Ferrari in the constructors championship.
Following Bottas were three former champions: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), and Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) rounded out the top 5.