Bianchi Untouchable on Streets of Singapore


162Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:42.867
21Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:42.922
363Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:43.268
429Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:43.414
534Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd1:43.500
630Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:43.684
72Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd1:43.925
833Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd1:44.134
927Dave CassidyFerrari1:44.268
1021Stoffel VandoorneHaas-Judd1:44.527
1028Daniel MelroseFerrari1:44.725
1123Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes1:45.592
1224Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes1:45.594
1366Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1:45.832
1422Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1:46.116
1690Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Judd1:46.162
175Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1:47.010
18119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Mercedes1:47.042
1955Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:47.135
2091Max VerstappenCalinetic-Judd1:46.407*
21118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Mercedes1:47.239
226Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1:47.246
2356Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:47.466
2467Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:48.167

* demoted three places for causing an avoidable accident


Even if it did not last, seeing Sebastian Vettel at the front of an F1 race was a welcome sight for German F1 fans.

Rain was announced for Saturday as F1 moved on to Singapore, one of the most beautiful cities in the world today. It went away just before sunset, but was around to affect qualifying significantly, allowing Sebastian Vettel to make up for his slight lack of pace, starting second.

He started well on the dry track and dashed out in front into the first corner. Regrettably, he was not in contention for the win. Once polesitter Jules Bianchi had made up for his awful start and passed the three cars in front of him, Vettel could not resist much longer either.

Behind Bianchi, the two Saubers battled with Vettel for second. In the end, the boys in blue came out on top; Maldonado proceeded to outperform his teammate and once more extend his lead in the championship with exactly seven races left in the 2019 Formula One season.

In the midfield, stories were split: Stoffel Vandoorne failed to capitalise on a Q3 appearance in his first race back from a severe injury. The intra-Ferrari fight looked to go to Cassidy, until the American ran out of fuel on the final lap, at least still inheriting the point for 10th position.



162Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes55:57.97315
229Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd+11.20012
330Dean StonemanSauber-Judd+14.05710
463Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes+16.0538
51Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+18.4326
634Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd+67.3335
728Daniel MelroseFerrari+75.4664
822Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd+92.6133
924Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes+98.3752
1027Dave CassidyFerrariFuel1
1123Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes1 Lap0
1266Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
1391Max VerstappenCalinetic-Judd1 Lap0
1421Stoffel VandoorneHaas-Judd1 Lap0
15118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Mercedes1 Lap0
1656Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1 Lap0
175Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1 Lap0
186Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1 Lap0
1967Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
2033Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-JuddThrotte0
DNF119Felix RosenqvistDawson-MercedesAccident0
DNF90Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-JuddEngine0
DNF55Artem MarkelovMansell-MercedesEngine0
DNF2Lewis HamiltonCaterham-JuddCollision0

Fastest Lap:

Pastor Maldonado – 1:42.244

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Sebastian Vettel – thanks to him, Caterham looked like contenders for the first time in weeks.

Reject Of The Race:

Lewis Hamilton – retired in the run to the first corner, a legend like him should know better.