Hamilton Wins Chaotic Finnish GP, Vandoorne Injured


163Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes2:05.839
22Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd2:06.385
330Dean StonemanSauber-Judd2:06.388
41Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd2:06.427
533Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd2:06.850
634Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd2:06.852
762Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes2:07.202
824Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes2:07.390
929Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd2:07.479
1021Stoffel VandoorneHaas-Judd2:07.650
1122Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd2:08.255
1228Daniel MelroseFerrari2:08.305
1355Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes2:08.312
1427Dave CassidyFerrari2:08.382
1532Alexander AlbonHolden2:08.562
1623Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes2:08.750
1731Romain GrosjeanHolden2:08.858
1866Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari2:09.099
1956Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes2:09.341
2091Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden2:09.409
2190Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden2:09.686
2267Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari2:09.935
235Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes2:09.940
24119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden2:10.287
25118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden2:10.425
266Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes2:10.502


Vettel lost in the pitlane against Torrente, so he decided to take him out later.



Motorsport is always a dangerous thing: everyone taking part in a Formula 1 race is aware of that fact. However, today we were painfully reminded of that fact when Stoffel Vandoorne suffered a broken leg in a tragic accident after the suspension of his Haas-Judd broke under braking.

Outside of that tragic accident, a fun race unfolded at first: Diego Torrente, who absolutely scorched the Earth in qualifying, had a brilliant fight with the two Caterham drivers, which first saw him fight with Lewis Hamilton who jumped him at the start and Sebastian Vettel, who was the main rival after the stops.

However, said rival ended up ruining his race, running into the Spaniard and taking him out. This, combined with a later error by Vettel, left Hamilton with the victory. Sauber were again well behind the two works-supported efforts, but Vettel’s penalty for the DAT accident meant that Maldonado’s championship lead increased.

Teams struggled with reliability and driver errors, which means that some minor teams had their chance at scoring points. BR Mansell and Red Bull Racing took advantage of that chance, having a classic fight for ninth which ended with Pascal Wehrlein finishing ahead of Artem Markelov.


12Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd50:29.00515
230Dean StonemanSauber-Judd+12.89712
329Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd+16.49910
41Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+24.968*8
533Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd+35.3326
627Dave CassidyFerrari+65.5845
724Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes+67.9794
823Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes+69.0393
966Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari+77.0882
1055Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes+77.8611
1191Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden+91.5970
1290Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden+92.3680
135Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes+101.3920
1432Alexander AlbonHolden+113.9050
15118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden+122.0340
1667Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari+125.5210
DNF31Romain GrosjeanHoldenEngine0
DNF119Felix RosenqvistDawson-HoldenAccident0
DNF63Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-MercedesCollision0
DNF28Daniel MelroseFerrariAccident0
DNF21Stoffel VandoorneHaas-JuddSuspension0
DNF62Jules BianchiPrecision-MercedesAccident0
DNF34Valtteri BottasTheodore-JuddAccident0
DNF6Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-MercedesTransmission0
DNF56Sergey SirotkinMansell-MercedesEngine0
DNF22Jordan DaviesHaas-JuddAccident0

Fastest Lap:

Sebastian Vettel – 2:08.147

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Pascal Wehrlein – even though Red Bull’s advantage lies in their engine power, he scored points.

Reject Of The Race:

Sebastian Vettel – had a major chance to get even closer to Maldonado’s lead, but made lots of avoidable mistakes.