Dean Stoneman Wins First Career Race in France


130Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:30.661
229Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:30.802
31Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:30.921
42Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd1:31.063
562Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:31.120
663Robin FrijnsPrecision-Mercedes1:31.310
734Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd1:31.522
833Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd1:31.570
927Dave CassidyFerrari1:31.678
1028Daniel MelroseFerrari1:31.839
1131Romain GrosjeanHolden1:32.387
1224Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes1:32.476
1323Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes1:32.505
1422Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1:32.649
1532Alexander AlbonHolden1:32.888
1691Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden1:33.086
1721J. R. HildebrandHaas-Judd1:33.578
1866Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1:33.728
195Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1:33.967
20118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1:34.004
216Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1:34.049
2290Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1:34.125
2355Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:34.186
24119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden1:34.214
2556Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:34.586
2667Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:34.649


Dean Stoneman and Lewis Hamilton risked everything for a chance to win this street race.

Saturday brought chaos, so many believed that Sunday could provide the very same challenge to the 26 Formula One drivers. This belief was quickly proven true, as the Sunday race was just as much a chaotic mess.

As far as the battle for the victory was concerned, Lewis Hamilton had a good start and took the lead. However, the fastest man in qualifying, Dean Stoneman, refused to give up on the victory and secured his first win with a daring pass against Caterham’s British racing driver.

Behind them, staying cool and on the track was the key to glory. Both Valterri Bottas and Daniel Melrose secured podium positions by staying out of trouble and letting others butt their heads on each other or the walls.

With only 14 finishers, this race was quite wild. This is best proven by the example of Sebastian Vettel. He lost his front wing in an incident and then made a major error when Ármannsson went past the Judd-powered car, taking Einar out in a way that could’ve gotten both of them hurt..


130Dean StonemanSauber-Judd43:10.69915
234Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd+21.49912
328Daniel MelroseFerrari+33.44110
463Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes+35.2778
52Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd+35.6606
624Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes+48.5245
723Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes+60.7014
862Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes+60.8683
921J. R. HildebrandHaas-Judd+83.3952
1091Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden+91.6941
1132Alexander AlbonHolden+93.2060
126Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1 Lap0
1356Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1 Lap0
1466Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
DNF90Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-HoldenEngine1
DNF118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-HoldenOil Leak0
DNF67Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-FerrariCollision0
DNF5Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-MercedesEngine0
DNF31Romain GrosjeanHoldenEngine0
DNF55Artem MarkelovMansell-MercedesEngine0
DNF29Pastor MaldonadoSauber-JuddCollision
DNF119Felix RosenqvistDawson-HoldenPuncture0
DNF1Sebastian VettelCaterham-JuddCollision0
DNF33Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-JuddCollision0
DNF22Jordan DaviesHaas-JuddAccident0
DNF27Dave CassidyFerrariAccident0

Fastest Lap:

Dean Stoneman – 1:32.255

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Robin Frijns – fought well against adversity in his one-off appearance.

Reject Of The Race:

Sebastian Vettel – drove rather dangerously and can be lucky nobody got hurt.