Bianchi Takes Crucial Victory in Changing Conditions


127Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:28.937
296Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:29.205
318Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:29.317
447Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd1:29.508
51Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:29.598
657Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:29.713
735Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:29.812
873Daniel MelroseRed Bull-Ferrari1:29.899
96Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:29.901
107Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes1:29.939
1164Dave CassidyFerrari1:30.311
123Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Ferrari1:30.313
1399Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:30.359
1433Salvatore MiccoliFerrari1:30.398
1511James James DaviesToyota1:30.519
1655Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Ferrari1:30.619
1714Marcel Agyemang-BaduFAST-Mercedes1:30.621
1837Kazuki NakajimaToyota1:30.853
1994Pascal WehrleinCalinetic-Judd1:31.271
2056Einar ÁrmannssonCalinetic-Judd1:31.284
2110Pierre GaslyDawson-Judd1:31.285
2219Jordan DaviesTheodore-Ferrari1:31.439
2323Alexander AlbonDawson-Judd1:31.596
2498Bradley DagnallTheodore-Ferrari1:31.659


The Eifel is well known in motorsport circles as an environment where the weather can change on a dime. This afternoon proved no different, as the drivers were challenged by occasional drizzle, causing a slippery race without enough wetness to use wet tyres.

Many drivers were taken out by this situation, including stars and world champions like Sebastian Vettel and Pastor Maldonado. However, other drivers prevailed like the Toyota drivers and Alexander Albon, who scored very valuable points for their teams.

At the top of the charts, the Precision stars continued their battle. Jules Bianchi lost out to Torrente and super-starter Dean Stoneman through the first corners, but hung with the Spaniard until provoking him into a race-ending mistake, securing the win for himself.

P2 in the WCC was given to Red Bull when Lando Norris made a rookie mistake in the final laps, leaving Caterham with no points and Daniel Melrose with his second second place in a row. This success also promotes him to second in the driver’s championship.


127Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes60:48.00215
273Daniel MelroseRed Bull-Ferrari+52.63612
364Dave CassidyFerrari+80.66110
423Alexander AlbonDawson-Judd1 Lap8
537Kazuki NakajimaToyota1 Lap6
611James James DaviesToyota1 Lap5
799Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap4
86Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1 Lap3
91Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1 Lap2
1010Pierre GaslyDawson-Judd1 Lap1
1114Marcel Agyemang-BaduFAST-MercedesAccident0
DNF47Lando NorrisCaterham-JuddAccident0
DNF96Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-MercedesAccident0
DNF3Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-FerrariTransmission0
DNF94Pascal WehrleinCalinetic-JuddAccident0
DNF33Salvatore MiccoliFerrariSuspension0
DNF55Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-FerrariMotor0
DNF98Bradley DagnallTheodore-FerrariAccident0
DNF7Charles LeclercFAST-MercedesSuspension0
DNF56Einar ÁrmannssonCalinetic-JuddAccident0
DNF57Dean StonemanSauber-JuddAccident0
DNF35Sergey SirotkinMansell-MercedesMotor0
DNF18Sebastian VettelCaterham-JuddAccident0
DNF19Jordan DaviesTheodore-FerrariAccident0

Fastest Lap:

Jules Bianchi – 1:32.416

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Alexander Albon – the Thai star drove excellently in challenging situations.

Reject Of The Race:

Pastor Maldonado/Pascal Wehrlein – many drivers made mistakes today, but they really embarrassed themselves.