Exciting High-Speed Showcase Sees Markelov Extend Championship Lead


16Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota1:12.2471:12.325
239Sho TsuboiBR Mansell-Toyota1:12.4011:12.631+0.154
364Dave CassidyFerrari1:12.8441:12.700+0.453
477Valtteri BottasToyota1:12.7841:12.702+0.455
547Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd1:12.7291:12.945+0.263
637Kazuki NakajimaToyota1:12.8131:12.779+0.532
723Alexander AlbonFerrari1:12.8321:12.781+0.534
826Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-Ferrari1:13.2081:12.785+0.538
929Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari1:12.8241:12.930+0.577
1018Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:12.8651:13.157+0.618
1170Sérgio Sette CâmaraWilliams-Ferrari1:12.9131:12.865+0.618
1233Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari1:13.1041:12.873+0.626
137Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes1:13.1651:13.002+0.755
1431Esteban OconFAST-Mercedes1:13.3641:13.066+0.819
1599Antonio GiovinazziDawson-Mercedes1:13.8251:13.204+0.957
1613Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:13.3621:13.412+1.115
174Robin FrijnsLoonmotor-Judd1:13.5301:13.365+1.118
1884Jack AitkenSauber-Judd1:13.5741:13.779+1.325
1994Pascal WehrleinPrecision-Mercedes1:13.9511:13.651+1.404
2073Daniel MelroseCalinetic-Judd1:13.6521:13.766+1.405
2123Jules BianchiCalinetic-Judd1:14.1961:13.656+1.409
2255Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes1:13.8721:13.699+1.452
2357Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes1:14.3081:13.925+1.678
2498Bradley DagnallLoonmotor-Judd1:14.1621:14.207+1.915


Roger Ibe once more made for a thrilling race and got himself a podium position.

The Akrotiri Bay International Circuit is known for its extreme speed. F1 loves this track and the track loves F1, as it produced yet another noteworthy race full of thrills and overtaking. Every F1 fan got almost everything they want.

The only thing one could have asked for is an actual battle for the victory: Artem Markelov translated his pole into an efficient run to the flag with Cassidy’s distance of 2.859 seconds belying how much Artem was in control here.

Who cares about 15 points if Mr. Excitement is doing his thing. Overtakes left and right, including one crazy move where he passed two cars on the inside of turn 1, saw Roger Ibe score his first podium finish in F1, with more sure to come.

Good news for Toyota: Valtteri Bottas scored his first points of the season and added a FLAP. Bad news for Toyota: Kazuki Nakajima was involved in an accident with Sérgio Sette Câmara which injured the latter and cost the former points.


16Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota42:58.77415
264Dave CassidyFerrari+2.85912
329Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari+8.87110
439Sho TsuboiMansell-Mercedes+12.1988
533Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari+12.5886
677Valtteri BottasToyota+18.1335
718Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+20.2144
814Esteban OconFAST-Mercedes+21.3333
97Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes+25.1932
1013Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd+30.6501
1155Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes+42.5910
1299Antonio GiovinazziDawson-Judd+44.0610
1373Daniel MelroseCalinetic-Judd+44.7520
1485Jack AitkenSauber-Judd+48.8720
1547Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd+49.3870
1694Pascal WehrleinPrecision-Mercedes+52.3320
DNF26Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-FerrariTransmission0
DNF98Bradley DagnallLoonmotor-JuddMotor0
DNF23Alexander AlbonFerrariTransmission0
DNF19Robin FrijnsLoonmotor-JuddAccident0
DNF70Sérgio Sette CâmaraWilliams-FerrariCollision0
DNF37Kazuki NakajimaToyotaCollision0
DNF57Dean StonemanPrecision-MercedesCollision0
DNF23Jules BianchiCalinetic-JuddCollision0

Fastest Lap:

Valtteri Bottas – 1:17.262

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Dawson-Mercedes – took a lead in the war of the backmarkers, even if they did not score a point.

Reject Of The Race:

Precision-Mercedes – their motor is not awful enough to justify this horrible date.