A look back in pictures at the first half of the 2014 F1 season, which was dominated by Mercedes and the on-and-off track rivalry between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton as they duel to be crowned the 2014 Formula 1 World Champion...

Enjoy...

Australian GP: The season starts in Melbourne, with Nico Rosberg taking the lead at the start from P3 on the grid
Australian GP: Rosberg wins the opener, joined on the podium by Daniel Ricciardo and Kevin Magnussen - although Ricciardo is later stripped of second due to a fuel-flow breach
Malaysian GP: Hamilton strikes back after mechanical problems sideline him in Oz and takes a dominant win
Bahrain GP: Hamilton makes it back-to-back wins after a thrilling fight with Rosberg
Chinese GP: Hamilton takes three consecutive wins for the first time in his F1 career with a comfortable victory
Spanish GP: F1 returns to Europe and Hamilton takes his fourth win in a row and moves into the championship lead
Monaco GP: Rosberg takes a controversial victory after that incident in qualifying
Monaco GP: Hamilton is not a happy bunny and tells reporters they he and Rosberg are "not friends, but colleagues" - tensions between the two championship protagonists threatens to boil over...
Canadian GP: Daniel Ricciardo takes his maiden F1 victory, passing Rosberg late on after both Mercedes' hit trouble....
Austrian GP: Rosberg wins to extend his championship lead, while Hamilton recovers to finish second
British GP: Hamilton wins at home; Rosberg suffers his first mechanical issue of the season and retires...
German GP: Rosberg takes a comfortable win at home with Hamilton recovering from 20th on the grid - after his crash in qualifying - to finish third
Hungarian GP: Ricciardo takes another stunning victory
Hungarian GP: Hamilton beats Rosberg to third despite starting from pit lane. The Briton cuts Rosberg's lead to 11 points with eight races left after the summer break

You can look at all the images from every race so far this year, by clicking on the relevant grand prix on the calendar page - HERE.

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