Maldonado Dominates Messy Paris Event


129Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:31.045
21Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:31.282
330Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:31.362
462Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:31.406
52Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd1:31.536
663Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:31.574
734Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd1:31.931
833Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd1:32.146
927Dave CassidyFerrari1:32.404
1028Daniel MelroseFerrari1:32.475
1124Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes1:33.128
1223Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes1:33.208
1331Romain GrosjeanHolden1:33.408
1422Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1:33.447
1532Alexander AlbonHolden1:33.651
1621J. R. HildebrandHaas-Judd1:33.927
1766Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1:34.008
1855Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:34.060
195Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1:34.691
206Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1:34.698
21118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1:34.800
2290Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1:34.912
2391Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden1:35.234
2467Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:35.370
2556Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:35.376
26119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden1:35.512


Alexander Albon's engine failure was the last act of a horrible Saturday for Holden.

When the deal for the Paris race was signed at the start of 2017, Anne Hidalgo of Paris promised one of the most challenging tracks in motorsport history. Laughed at when made, this statement has nowadays proven very true.

In a chaotic race, many drivers made unusual and awful mistakes: Sebastian Vettel took himself out of contention with early errors, Dean Stoneman tried his hardest to end his streak of points finishes and Kevin Magnussen cost his boss some points.

One man who failed to make any errors was Pastor Maldonado. The Sauber superstar did not build up a major lead until the first round of stops, but it was never in doubt that he would win the Grand Prix if he kept his stuff together, what he did.

We also had a very interesting midfield battle, as J.R. Hildebrand was looking to get his first career point at the expense of Daniel Ricciardo, who wanted to give Calinetic something to cheer about and managed to do so, keeping J.R. behind.


129Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd43:20.34715
262Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes+10.41712
31Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+19.32310
42Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd+24.6318
534Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd+28.1786
628Daniel MelroseFerrari+55.7535
723Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes+69.2014
830Dean StonemanSauber-Judd+81.8743
922Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd+89.1962
1090Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1 Lap1
1121J. R. HildebrandHaas-Judd1 Lap0
12118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1 Lap0
1366Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
1467Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
156Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1 Lap0
1627Dave CassidyFerrariEngine0
DNF5Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-MercedesAccident0
DNF32Alexander AlbonHoldenEngine0
DNF55Artem MarkelovMansell-MercedesPuncture0
DNF91Max VerstappenCalinetic-HoldenEngine0
DNF24Kevin MagnussenFAST-MercedesAccident0
DNF119Felix RosenqvistDawson-HoldenPuncture0
DNF56Sergey SirotkinMansell-MercedesAccident0
DNF33Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-JuddOil Leak0
DNF63Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-MercedesAccident0
DNF31Romain GrosjeanHoldenCollision0

Fastest Lap:

Pastor Maldonado – 1:32.536

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Daniel Ricciardo – he gave Calinetic a point at the place where they nearly had their greatest triumph.

Reject Of The Race:

Holden – their star driver failed to get to turn 1 and their other driver suffered a nightmare of a race.