Precision Take 1-2, Cut Championship Deficit


162Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:09.776
229Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:09.943
330Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:10.136
463Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:10.142
52Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd1:10.192
61Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:10.273
733Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd1:10.678
834Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd1:10.682
927Dave CassidyFerrari1:10.879
1028Daniel MelroseFerrari1:10.897
1131Romain GrosjeanHolden1:11.360
1224Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes1:11.368
1322Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1:11.523
1423Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes1:11.560
1521J. R. HildebrandHaas-Judd1:11.803
1632Alexander AlbonHolden1:11.860
1790Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1:12.045
18118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1:12.150
19119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden1:12.390
206Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1:12.435
2166Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1:12.675
225Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1:12.676
2355Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:12.710
2456Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:12.886
2591Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden1:12.947
2667Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:13.069


Overtaking a Dawson was one of the rare highlights in a miserable race for Daniel Melrose.

Precision team manager Jeroen Krautmeir claimed that his team was back after the success on Saturday. That is a huge claim, but if today is any indication, it is one the Mercedes-Benz-backed racing team sure is able to back up.

Jules Bianchi controlled the race from the start, only temporarily handing the lead over to Sauber during the pitstops, taking a great win for himself. Diego Torrente, his teammate, found it tougher to beat the Saubers, but did so as well.

Caterham were left to play third fiddle in the results that, in the range of the point scorers, almost became Noah’s ark. Only Daniel Melrose, who simply could not achieve competitive pace today, was missing for said ark to become reality.

This rather stable race left few opportunities for other teams to score and it was Romain Grosjean, who took advantage and grabbed an important point for Holden. Also praiseworthy is the performance of Dawson, who ran well with both cars.


162Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes46:35.04415
263Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes+13.86012
330Dean StonemanSauber-Judd+16.67110
429Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd+21.2468
52Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd+28.2396
61Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+35.0415
734Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd+52.3374
833Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd+57.3523
927Dave CassidyFerrari+68.4962
1031Romain GrosjeanHolden+70.8391
1124Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes1 Lap0
1223Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes1 Lap0
13118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1 Lap0
1490Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1 Lap0
1528Daniel MelroseFerrari1 Lap0
16119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden1 Lap0
1722Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1 Lap0
186Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1 Lap0
1955Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1 Lap0
2032Alexander AlbonHolden1 Lap0
2156Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1 Lap0
225Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1 Lap0
2366Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
DNF91Max VerstappenCalinetic-HoldenEngine0
DNF67Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-FerrariTransmission0
DNF21J. R. HildebrandHaas-JuddEngine0

Fastest Lap:

Jules Bianchi – 1:10.874

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Carlos Sainz, Jr. – he was very impressive, beating superior cars to the flag.

Reject Of The Race:

Daniel Melrose – his race pace was simply abhorrent, this will not endear him to teams in F1.