1. Kimi Raikkonen (Has contract), Test/reserve/third driversEsteban GutierrezJean-Eric Vergne, 14. However it is not unusual for contracts to be subject to clauses which can permit them to be broken. Felipe Nasr (Has contract), Test/reserve/third driversRaffaele Marciello, 28. Hamilton…. He’d resolved through the previous winter to change his approach to qualifying, to work on nailing that first Q3 run, ensuring that on its own would be good enough for pole.  Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo finished a lap down in sixth, prompting the team to continue to voice their frustrations with Renault, as they were forced to use its second of four allotted power units for Ricciardo on the very first day of the season. Severe circumstances could still have required cars to stop immediately on track. , Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian Sutil were released from Sauber, where they were replaced by the former Caterham driver Marcus Ericsson and the GP2 driver Felipe Nasr. Where a driver had not been confirmed the occupant of the seat for 2014 is listed and marked TBC. , Following the financial struggles faced by Marussia and Caterham in 2014, the FIA approved the use of 2014-specification chassis in 2015 provided that teams showed cause and received an individual dispensation to compete with their old chassis. Sign-up now for access to a limited number of articles. This page was last edited on 12 October 2020, at 21:42. 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The car was powered by a 2014 specification Ferrari power unit, with a new chassis to be introduced later in the season. Carlos Sainz Jnr (Has contract), 8. Daniel RicciardoRed Bull RacingEUR1.5m14.  On physicians' advice, Alonso elected to sit out the opening round in Australia, prompting the team to replace him with Kevin Magnussen for the race. GPFans is a multi-platform, multi-language brand dedicated to Formula One coverage. Felipe Massa (Has contract)77. Once the car was reconfigured post-Singapore, he was literally never off pole position. Sebastian Vettel has also got a raise after his move from Red Bull to replace Alonso at Ferrari, up from EUR22 million to EUR28m, but still EUR7m short of his predecessor. His peak performances justified the hype: the amazing passes in Shanghai, Spa, Interlagos, second-fastest on Thursday morning at Monaco, his first ever time around there, the beautifully composed drives into fourth places in Austria and Austin. The lead Ferrari driver needs to command respect from his performances on track, to generate the support without histrionics while retaining that soft human touch on the surface. Formula One, abbreviated to F1, is the highest class of open-wheeled auto racing defined by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), motorsport's world governing body. That facet of his talent is gold dust.  The team managed to get their cars running and on the racetrack by the second round in Malaysia, and were able to set times within 107% of the leading times in practice, giving stewards reasonable grounds to allow the team to race when they failed to do so in qualifying. Jenson Button had to settle for EUR10 million to retain his seat with McLaren - down from EUR16 million in 2014 - while Williams' Felipe Massa, Force India duo Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez and Lotus duo Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado all earn EUR4 million, it is claimed. Further penalties could be applied if the stewards believed the driver was aware of this and attempted to drive the car regardless. In fact only Singapore could be classed as such this year.  Teams competed with tyres supplied by Pirelli. Check out the Crash F1 YouTube channel - CLICK HERE. This was all just part of the learning process after only one year of car racing.  If a car was deemed to have been released from a pit stop in an unsafe manner, the driver would receive a ten-second stop-and-go penalty. , Both Caterham F1 and Marussia went into administration towards the end of the 2014 season. In a financially beleaguered team his ability to stick the Lotus in Q3, from where the expectation of points was realistic, was vital. , Kamui Kobayashi went on to race in the Super Formula series in Japan after the folding of Caterham left him without a drive in Formula One. The only times he genuinely outqualified Button on merit in a car of the same specification came at Silverstone and Singapore.  After the team's arrival in Australia, while assembling the cars, it was discovered that their computers had been wiped completely clean of all data in preparation for auction, and they ultimately could not compete in the Grand Prix. If the driver concerned failed to obey this, they would have received a ten-second stop-and-go penalty. Racing resumed on lap seventy-one and Rosberg quickly pulled away, remaining in the lead till the chequered flag. Sebastian VettelFerrariEUR28m3. La production a été créé dans le but de PC. Sebastian Vettel, who at one time was within three points of the lead, after his victory in Malaysia, and who was the only non-Mercedes winner after eleven rounds, could not overcome team errors in Canada and Austria, and fell fifty-nine points off the pace of Hamilton after round nine. In the event that two or more drivers or constructors achieved the same best result an equal number of times, their next-best result was used, and so on.