First Blood for Caterham in Brazil Despite Chaos


11Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd59.985
22Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd1:00.027
363Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:00.139
462Dave CassidyPrecision-Mercedes1:00.266
529Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:00.655
628Romain GrosjeanFerrari1:00.818
721Stoffel VandoorneHaas-Judd1:00.821
827Nathan McKaneFerrari1:00.710
990Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1:00.910
1098Salvatore MiccoliDGN-Mercedes1:00.975
1199Kevin MagnussenDGN-Mercedes1:01.201
125Valtteri BottasWilliams-Ferrari1:01.208
1322Johnny Cecotto Jr.Haas-Judd1:01.252
1491Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden1:01.312
1532Daniel MelroseHolden1:01.422
1630Mike RockenfellerSauber-Judd1:01.468
1743Sébastien BourdaisValerian-Ferrari1:01.503
1831Rhys DaviesHolden1:01.510
196Ma QinghuaWilliams-Ferrari1:01.783
2055Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:01.830
2167Marcel Agyemang-BaduRed Bull-Mercedes1:01.853
2211Carlos Sainz JrFlanders-Holden1:01.856
2312Scott DixonFlanders-Holden1:01.973
2466Esteban OconRed Bull-Mercedes1:02.078
2542Davide ValsecchiValerian-Ferrari1:02.228
2656João Paulo de OliveiraMansell-Mercedes1:02.277

* demoted five places for changing engine/gearbox


Daniel Ricciardo nearly decided the championship with a stupid move at the start.

A world championship decider is always high stakes, and with the current era of Formula One racing, it is causing even more anxiety. You have two chances at blowing the biggest shot at the dream you have always worked for. You also have more chances for others to screw things up for you with no blame to be laid on your shoulders, tragic as that would be.

Sebastian Vettel had to learn that the hard way, as his Saturday race started out awfully. Daniel Ricciardo, in his desperate bid to beat Haas in the team’s championship, risked too much at the start, colliding with Stoffel Vandoorne, who was sent into Vettel, pushing the German off the track. Thankfully, the asphalt runoff enabled the German to rejoin the race quickly.

Despite losing a handful of places, Vettel kept his focus and used all of his skill to work his way up the order. In the end, he proved superior to Jules Bianchi, who had terrible performance after the first stop, and has given himself a good shot at the world title, Lewis Hamilton aiding his teammate by holding back despite having a very impressive pace himself.

Calinetic have made up ground in their fight against Haas, despite Daniel Ricciardo’s error, with Verstappen scoring two points. Those were two more points than Haas were able to achieve, Vandoorne losing a lot of places in that starting incident and Cecotto being uncompetitive. Ferrari and Sauber set themselves up for a crucial battle in the final F1 race as well.


11Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd46:57.23415
22Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd+1.43914
362Dave CassidyPrecision-Mercedes+3.17810
463Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes+15.0488
529Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd+23.9286
627Nathan McKaneFerrari+30.9415
798Salvatore MiccoliDGN-Mercedes+39.7674
828Romain GrosjeanFerrari+44.3133
991Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden+45.5102
1099Kevin MagnussenDGN-Mercedes+48.7891
1131Rhys DaviesHolden+51.8280
125Valtteri BottasWilliams-Ferrari+52.8900
1321Stoffel VandoorneHaas-Judd+1 Lap0
1432Daniel MelroseHolden+1 Lap0
1543Sébastien BourdaisValerian-Ferrari+1 Lap0
1630Mike RockenfellerSauber-Judd+1 Lap0
1722Johnny Cecotto Jr.Haas-Judd+1 Lap0
1866Marcel Agyemang-BaduRed Bull-Mercedes+1 Lap0
1911Carlos Sainz Jr.Flanders-Holden+1 Lap0
2012Scott DixonFlanders-Holden+1 Lap0
2142Davide ValsecchiValerian-Ferrari+1 Lap0
2267Esteban OconRed Bull-Mercedes+1 Lap0
2356João Paulo de OliveiraMansell-Mercedes+1 Lap0
DNF6Ma QinghuaWilliams-FerrariSuspension0
DNF55Artem MarkelovMansell-MercedesSuspension0
DNF90Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-HoldenCollision0

Fastest Lap:

Lewis Hamilton – 1:01.003

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Sebastian Vettel – won despite being pushed off the track at turn one.

Reject Of The Race:

Daniel Ricciardo – if you drive so sloppily you interfere in the title battle, you drive badly.