Precision dominate Estoril return


127Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:24.742
296Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:24.902
31Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:25.511
47Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes1:25.629
547Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd1:25.654
618Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:25.661
764Dave CassidyFerrari1:25.662
814Marcel Agyemang-BaduFAST-Mercedes1:25.788
96Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:25.857
1033Salvatore MiccoliFerrari1:25.940
1173Daniel MelroseRed Bull-Ferrari1:26.252
1257Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:26.361
1394Pascal WehrleinCalinetic-Judd1:26.401
1456Einar ÁrmannssonCalinetic-Judd1:26.487
1511James James DaviesToyota1:26.521
1655Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Ferrari1:26.596
1799Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:26.684
183Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Ferrari1:27.017
1935Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:27.061
2037Kazuki NakajimaToyota1:27.421
2123Alexander AlbonDawson-Judd1:27.789
2219Jordan DaviesTheodore-Ferrari1:27.936
2310Pierre GaslyDawson-Judd1:28.090
2498Bradley DagnallTheodore-Ferrari1:28.186


The Portugese Grand Prix returned to the Formula One calendar for the first time since 2014, with the Estoril circuit hosting a Formula One race for the first time in 20 years. Having been host to oddball winners in the past such as Frédéric-Maxime Voeckler, it was hoped that this race would deliver as well. It turned out to be anything but.

Qualifying and the race were both similar – that is, utter Precision whitewashes. Bianchi and Torrente locked out the front row on Saturday by 7 tenths of a second, and got a 1-2 on Sunday by 30 seconds. Pastor Maldonado’s strong 3rd place grid slot came to nothing as his transmission broke early on, with Charles Leclerc managing to take his 2nd career podium with another impressive performance from the rookie. Teammate Badu was behind in 4th giving FAST a good points haul today.

With Salvatore Miccoli, Dean Stoneman and Daniel Melrose slotting quietly into 5th, 6th and 7th places, the main focus was on the titanic battle for 8th. Pascal Wehrlein came out on top, with Einar Ármansson close behind giving Calinetic a solid 5 points, moving them ahead of Dawson for 10th in the constructors, and Santiago Urrutia gave Williams an extra point – although they are now well out of reach of FAST in the WCC.

Sergey Sirotkin and Marvin Kirchhöfer were 11th and 12th, and the only notable event to happen in the latter stages of the race was Sebastian Vettel crashing out of 4th place on the penultimate lap, which was hugely embarrassing for the double world champion.


127Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:06:17.14915
296Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes+6.02812
37Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes+31.49910
414Marcel Agyemang-BaduFAST-Mercedes+41.9358
533Salvatore MiccoliFerrari+43.5766
657Dean StonemanSauber-Judd+47.4745
773Daniel MelroseRed Bull-Ferrari+58.8524
894Pascal WehrleinCalinetic-Judd+1:25.4343
956Einar ÁrmannssonCalinetic-Judd+1:25.6762
1055Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Ferrari+1:25.8351
1135Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes+1:26.0410
123Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Ferrari+1:26.1530
1323Alexander AlbonDawson-Judd1 Lap0
1437Kazuki NakajimaToyota1 Lap0
1519Jordan DaviesTheodore-Ferrari1 Lap0
1610Pierre GaslyDawson-Judd1 Lap0
1718Sebastian VettelCaterham-JuddAccident0
1898Bradley DagnallTheodore-Ferrari2 Laps0
DNF11James James DaviesToyotaSuspension0
DNF99Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-FerrariAccident0
DNF64Dave CassidyFerrariTransmission0
DNF6Artem MarkelovMansell-MercedesMotor0
DNF47Lando NorrisCaterham-JuddTransmission0
DNF1Pastor MaldonadoSauber-JuddTransmission0

Fastest Lap:

Diego Álvarez Torrente– 1:27.841

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Charles Leclerc – another impressive performance from the rookie nets him a second podium and puts him further on the map of the big F1 teams.

Reject Of The Race:

Caterham-Judd – saw their hopes of catching Precision go away after scoring no points today.