Pastor Maldonado Controls Wet Saturday Race


129Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd59.478
266Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari59.641
363Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:00.199
433Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd1:00.205
531Romain GrosjeanHolden1:00.369
634Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd1:00.439
732Alexander AlbonHolden1:00.805
862Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:01.065
928Daniel MelroseFerrari1:01.197
1024Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes1:01.315
111Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:03.285
1230Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:03.299
132Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd1:03.483
1491Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden1:03.487
1590Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1:03.588
1627Dave CassidyFerrari1:03.600
1755Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:03.621
1867Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:03.934
1922Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1:04.944
2023Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes1:04.951
2121J. R. HildebrandHaas-Judd1:06.541
226Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1:07.258
235Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1:07.454
24119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden1:08.052
25118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1:08.085
2656Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:08.178


When Caterham had their drivers battle for position, they did not expect it to be for eighth place.

Two British heroes are active in Formula One: Lewis Hamilton and Dean Stoneman are following the path of former classic British drivers like Stirling Moss and Peter Collins, keeping the British legacy of racing healthy.


However, the first British GP of 2019 was not kind to them. Heavy rain in qualifying and miscalculations by their teams forced them to start lower than tenth. Despite a drying track, they were unable to advance much.

Things looked different for Pascal Wehrlein, who got flushed to second place on the grid and managed to hold on to seventh despite an inferior car. Comparisons to Daniel Melrose’s amazing pole last year were drawn.

Speaking of Melrose’s pole, his team at that time performed brilliantly. Holden were great in qualifying and carried that performance over to the actual main event. Alex Albon even achieved his career highlight of fourth.


129Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd44:34.27115
233Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd+41.07212
363Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes+42.87410
432Alexander AlbonHolden1 Lap8
534Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd1 Lap6
631Romain GrosjeanHolden1 Lap5
766Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap4
82Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd1 Lap3
91Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1 Lap2
1030Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1 Lap1
1190Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1 Lap0
1291Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden1 Lap0
1367Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari2 Laps0
1462Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes2 Laps0
1523Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes3 Laps0
1656Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes3 Laps0
176Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes3 Laps0
18118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden4 Laps0
19119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden4 Laps0
DNF24Kevin MagnussenFAST-MercedesAccident0
DNF22Jordan DaviesHaas-JuddEngine0
DNF28Daniel MelroseFerrariEngine0
DNF21J. R. HildebrandHaas-JuddOil Leak0
DNF55Artem MarkelovMansell-MercedesCollision0
DNF5Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-MercedesCollision0
DNF27Dave CassidyFerrariCollision0

Fastest Lap:

Pastor Maldonado – 47.832

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Holden – a breathtaking response to a double-DNF last race.

Reject Of The Race:

Dave Cassidy – risked way too much at the start in the rain and ended up ruining Williams’ day.