Jules Bianchi Wins Grand Prix of Cleveland, Toyota Grabs Third

Qualifying:

Pos#DriverConstructorTime
173Daniel MelroseRed Bull-Ferrari54.428
264Dave CassidyFerrari54.478
396Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes54.517
433Salvatore MiccoliFerrari54.558
517Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes54.760
63Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Ferrari54.801
799Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari54.838
86Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes54.860
935Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes54.946
1014Marcel Agyemang-BaduFAST-Mercedes54.996
111Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd55.171
1211James James DaviesToyota55.172
1322Kazuki NakajimaToyota55.209
1418Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd55.015*
1555Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Ferrari55.255
1657Dean StonemanSauber-Judd55.401
177Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes55.496
1847Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd55.873
1932Alexander AlbonDawson-Judd55.900
2010Pierre GaslyDawson-Judd56.001
2119Jordan DaviesTheodore-Ferrari56.028
2294Pascal WehrleinCalinetic-Judd56.286
2398Bradley DagnallTheodore-Ferrari56.305
2456Einar ÁrmannssonCalinetic-Judd55.896*

Report:

Toyota's straight-line advantage drove Kazuki Nakajima's competition insane and gave the Japanese driver a podium finish.
After having seen a number of non-championship F1 races, the city of Cleveland was pleased to cooperate with Globex Corporation to bring the F1 race on the championship calendar. Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport hosted the fourth race of the 2020 season.

People hoped for a thrilling event and Formula One certainly delivered. A first-lap incident took out the first two cars on track which demonstrated that we would have a thrilling race. In fact, that would not remain the only incident, with Bradley Dagnall drawing negative attention for a suicide move against Norris as well.

Meanwhile, Salvatore Miccoli and Precision entered a tough battle for the victory. In the end, it was Mercedes who had the edge and looked for a 1-2 finish before Diego Álvarez Torrente joined Artem Markelov on the list of Mercedes-Benz hydrogen fuel cell failures.

Toyota looked really good at this venue and even if James James Davies did not come very far, his teammate Kazuki Nakajima was able to take advantage of the circumstances and secure great track position. Using his awesome motor power to keep his rivals in check, he fought off up to eight cars to take a podium finish.

Race:

Pos#DriverConstructorTime/RetiredPoints
117Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes54:01.36415
233Salvatore MiccoliFerrari+4.03512
322Kazuki NakajimaToyota+54.68910
457Dean StonemanSauber-Judd+55.1658
518Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+56.0956
632Alexander AlbonDawson-Judd+56.8585
77Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes+57.8334
83Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Ferrari+58.2183
956Einar ÁrmannssonCalinetic-Judd+58.9642
1099Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari+59.4371
1135Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1 Lap0
1255Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Ferrari1 Lap0
1494Pascal WehrleinCalinetic-Judd1 Lap0
1319Jordan DaviesTheodore-Ferrari1 Lap0
1514Marcel Agyemang-BaduFAST-Mercedes1 Lap0
1698Bradley DagnallTheodore-Ferrari1 Lap0
1796Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-MercedesMotor0
DNF10Pierre GaslyDawson-JuddMotor0
DNF1Pastor MaldonadoSauber-JuddMotor0
DNF6Artem MarkelovMansell-MercedesMotor0
DNF64Dave CassidyFerrariCollision0
DNF73Daniel MelroseRed Bull-FerrariCollision0
DNF11James James DaviesToyotaCollision0
DNF47Lando NorrisCaterham-JuddCollision0

Fastest Lap:

Salvatore Miccoli – 54.411

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Kazuki Nakajima – brilliant defense earned the Japanese driver a third place.

Reject Of The Race:

Bradley Dagnall – silly moves and poor driving in a race where he should have had a shot at the top 10.