Maldonado Fails, First Triumph for Theodore Racing


162Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:05.744
229Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:05.968
324Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes1:06.080
433Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd1:06.151
527Dave CassidyFerrari1:06.281
634Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd1:06.310
721Stoffel VandoorneHaas-Judd1:06.326
82Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd1:06.350
930Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:06.553
1063Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:06.708
1128Daniel MelroseFerrari1:07.085
1223Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes1:07.082
1331Romain GrosjeanHolden1:07.289
1422Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1:07.365
151Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:07.466
1632Alexander AlbonHolden1:07.621
175Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1:07.815
1890Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1:07.855
1966Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1:08.394
2091Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden1:08.397
216Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1:08.551
2255Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:08.734
2367Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:08.892
24118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1:08.975
25119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden1:09.027
2656Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:09.169

* demoted five places for changing engine/gearbox


Jules Bianchi was not able to stop his Icelandic opponent from taking the lead.


With the rain gone, it was expected that the old order would be restored with significantly less chaos. Whilst certain things went as expected, others did not. Qualifying ended with Jules Bianchi’s first pole position of the 2019 Formula One season.

Pastor Maldonado corrected that development at the start, quickly acquiring the lead from the French star. He then went on to build a very significant lead, even through the pitstop period, as the rest battled for the places down the order.

However, then Maldonado got careless: whilst lapping the struggling Carlos Sainz, Jr., Pastor Maldonado ran out of track and talent. This resulted in a race-ending accident, creating a true battle for the lead as Precision and Theodore saw their chances.

In the end, today’s glory lies with Teddy Yip. The son of the great businessman from Indonesia has outdone his father’s achievements after only four races in the sport: Einar Ármannsson scored Theodore’s first and his second victory in the sport.


133Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd52:09.76215
230Dean StonemanSauber-Judd+12.20012
334Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd+14.51110
463Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes+15.7468
52Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd+24.3696
662Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes+25.5555
727Dave CassidyFerrari+29.8544
821Stoffel VandoorneHaas-Judd+37.2423
928Daniel MelroseFerrari+39.0932
1031Romain GrosjeanHolden+41.7791
1123Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes+44.7620
1232Alexander AlbonHolden+65.6220
131Sebastian VettelCaterham-JuddAccident0
1466Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
1590Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1 Lap0
166Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1 Lap0
1755Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1 Lap0
1822Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1 Lap0
19119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden1 Lap0
2067Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
21118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1 Lap0
2224Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes2 Laps0
DNF5Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-MercedesEngine0
DNF56Sergey SirotkinMansell-MercedesOil Leak0
DNF29Pastor MaldonadoSauber-JuddCollision0
DNF91Max VerstappenCalinetic-HoldenCollision0

* given 60-second penalty for failing to undertake one of the required pitstops

Fastest Lap:

Jules Bianchi – 1:08.203

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Holden – a nice outing by the underperforming works effort.

Reject Of The Race:

Pastor Maldonado – there was no need to throw away all the great effort of his race.