Artem Markelov Prevails, Turkish Mayhem Only Sees Ten Cars Classified

Qualifying:

Pos#DriverConstructorTime
118Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:25.001
21Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:25.044
317Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:25.200
464Dave CassidyFerrari1:25.220
596Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:25.309
657Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:25.417
73Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Ferrari1:25.487
873Daniel MelroseRed Bull-Ferrari1:25.525
947Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd1:25.557
106Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:25.607
1135Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:25.956
1255Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Ferrari1:25.986
137Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes1:26.033
1414Marcel Agyemang-BaduFAST-Mercedes1:26.234
1599Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:26.417
1633Salvatore MiccoliFerrari1:26.441
1711James James DaviesToyota1:26.478
1856Einar ÁrmannssonCalinetic-Judd1:26.831
1922Kazuki NakajimaToyota1:26.880
2094Pascal WehrleinCalinetic-Judd1:26.883
2119Jordan DaviesTheodore-Ferrari1:27.091
2232Alexander AlbonDawson-Judd1:27.311
2310Pierre GaslyDawson-Judd1:27.496
2498Bradley DagnallTheodore-Ferrari1:27.529

Report:

In a chaotic environment, the smart thrive: Artem Markelov wins for BR Mansell!
Turkey spent the entire weekend celebrating the 20th outing of their Grand Prix, and it certainly was a race to celebrate for those fans of the sport who like chaotic races: with only ten cars finishing, many, many dreams were crushed, but other dreams were fueled.

Nobody had more fuel for their cause than young Artem Markelov. Some would say his look, his tattoos, are unbecoming for a Formula One driver. However, a victory in this environment really makes the talent this Russian has visible for everyone, a great result for BR Mansell.

Diego Torrente went on to finish second, but he and Mike Rockenfeller both earned 60-second time penalties. This gave Marvin Kirchhöfer his second second-place finish in F1 and allowed Calinetic to return to the podium. With their decision to send out Wehrlein after fixing his car’s issues, the Jamaican team earned a lot of points today.

Alexander Albon and James James Davies had a close battle that turned out to be for P4 and P5 and provided a healthy bunch of entertainment in a sea of failure. Pastor Maldonado, on the other hand, provided unintentional entertainment when his car stopped on track a number of times, hurting himself a lot, dropping him to ninth out of ten.

Race:

Pos#DriverConstructorTime/RetiredPoints
16Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes+72.95015
23Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Ferrari+9.99412
356Einar ÁrmannssonCalinetic-Judd+30.32910
432Alexander AlbonDawson-Judd+34.3568
511James James DaviesToyota+36.8056
633Salvatore MiccoliFerrari+56.6475
796Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes+68.132*4
899Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari+79.304*3
91Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1 Lap2
1094Pascal WehrleinCalinetic-Judd4 Laps1
DNF17Jules BianchiPrecision-MercedesHydrogen Leak0
DNF64Dave CassidyFerrariCollision0
DNF98Bradley DagnallTheodore-FerrariPuncture0
DNF18Sebastian VettelCaterham-JuddMotor0
DNF19Jordan DaviesTheodore-FerrariCollision0
DNF22Kazuki NakajimaToyotaCollision0
DNF14Marcel Agyemang-BaduFAST-MercedesThrottle0
DNF55Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-FerrariTransmission0
DNF10Pierre GaslyDawson-JuddThrottle0
DNF7Charles LeclercFAST-MercedesMotor0
DNF47Lando NorrisCaterham-JuddCollision0
DNF57Dean StonemanSauber-JuddCollision0
DNF73Daniel MelroseRed Bull-FerrariMotor0
DNF35Sergey SirotkinMansell-MercedesCollision0

* given sixty-second penalty for causing an avoidable accident

Fastest Lap:

Pastor Maldonado – 1:25.344

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Calinetic-Judd – being persistent and smart earned them eleven crucial points.

Reject Of The Race:

Everyone outside of Top 6 – oh HWNSNBM, where do we begin!?