Close Fight Sees Maldonado Come Out on Top After Torrente Error


163Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:39.956
262Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:40.003
329Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:40.241
41Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:40.455
530Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:40.590
62Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd1:40.758
733Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd1:41.018
834Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd1:41.259
927Dave CassidyFerrari1:41.542
1028Daniel MelroseFerrari1:41.692
1121Stoffel VandoorneHaas-Judd1:42.460
1222Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1:42.738
1324Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes1:42.962
1423Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes1:43.064
1566Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1:43.100
16118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Mercedes1:43.154
17119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Mercedes1:43.265
1890Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Judd1:43.435
1967Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:43.620
2091Max VerstappenCalinetic-Judd1:43.785
2155Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:43.833
225Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1:43.945
2356Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:44.170
246Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1:44.345


Lewis Hamilton's interference could spell bad news for Dean Stoneman's dreams of winning the title.

With only seven races left in the Formula One World Championship, every mistake, every error, can change the game for good. This is the lesson we were able to take away from today’s race.

Pastor Maldonado was the one who avoided errors and came out on top, after having conquered Jules Bianchi at the start, another rookie error by Torrente handed him the lead he never relinquished.

Despite nearly being involved in an accident with a non-cooperative Daniel Ricciardo, Maldonado was able to extend his championship lead, after Dean Stoneman was stuck behind Lewis Hamilton’s green Caterham for most of the Grand Prix.

A nice story in the midfield was Stoffel Vandoorne scoring his first point since returning from a severe injury. With two very good drivers ready to act, Haas could very well turn their final F1 season into an acceptably happy ending after all.


129Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd55:56.24415
263Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes+2.48912
362Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes+7.84510
430Dean StonemanSauber-Judd+21.4728
51Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+24.2196
633Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd+34.6265
72Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd+48.9954
828Daniel MelroseFerrari+51.7733
927Dave CassidyFerrari+53.9942
1021Stoffel VandoorneHaas-Judd+77.6171
1122Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd+97.5060
1223Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes+100.2480
1324Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes+101.9980
1466Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
1590Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Judd1 Lap0
1667Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
17119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Mercedes1 Lap0
1891Max VerstappenCalinetic-Judd1 Lap0
1955Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1 Lap0
206Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1 Lap0
2156Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1 Lap0
225Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1 Lap0
DNF118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-MercedesEngine0
DNF34Valtteri BottasTheodore-JuddCollision0

Fastest Lap:

Jules Bianchi – 1:41.993

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Stoffel Vandoorne – the Belgian is back in the game and looking to close out 2019 in a good way.

Reject Of The Race:

Daniel Ricciardo – what disgraceful actions by the former world champion, he knows better than to do such silly things.