Torrente Makes F1 Switch Pay Off, First Victory After Two Races


130Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:08.127
229Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:08.255
32Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd1:08.400
463Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:08.428
562Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:08.610
623Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes1:08.727
733Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd1:08.905
821Stoffel VandoorneHaas-Judd1:08.999
927Dave CassidyFerrari1:09.224
1024Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes1:09.436
1134Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd1:09.304
121Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:09.657
1322Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1:09.688
1428Daniel MelroseFerrari1:09.824
1531Romain GrosjeanHolden1:09.932
166Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1:10.107
1732Alexander AlbonHolden1:10.342
185Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1:10.388
1991Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden1:10.673
2090Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1:10.677
2155Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:10.828
2266Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1:11.003
2356Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:11.057
24119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden1:11.243
2567Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:11.378
26118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1:11.624

* demoted five places for changing engine/gearbox


After a decent start to his title defense, Sebastian Vettel struggled in the second race.


Every employee at Sauber already knows that they are not the squad with the biggest fund on the grid. Whilst their success has given them a safety net, the bigger teams are very likely to financially outperform them and therefore increase the odds of Sauber not having the best racing car on the grid once the funding results in noticeable gains.

Therefore striking on their chances whilst they exist is elementary. Dean Stoneman failed to do so again: after scoring his first pole position in Formula One, he suffered a very disappointing start, dropping him down the order and giving others the chance at winning this Grand Prix.

A Spaniard took the opportunity when it presented itself. Diego Torrente had a great start to take the lead. From then on it was a mature drive by the young talent that kept him out front and saw him fight off the two Saubers in the last laps. He was able to show the world that Jeroen Krautmeir made a wise decision to draft him in despite criticism.

This Grand Prix was also a great outing for Theodore and Fernando Alonso’s racing team. Pierre Gasly and Einar Ármannsson had shots at finishing on the podium themselves. These new teams are bringing a positive energy to the sport, proving competitive right from the word “go”.


163Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes50:11.85615
229Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd+1.68812
330Dean StonemanSauber-Judd+2.12510
423Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes+5.9828
533Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd+8.8576
662Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes+10.3405
724Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes+24.9434
834Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd+27,1163
927Dave CassidyFerrari+28.0002
101Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+28.8351
1128Daniel MelroseFerrari+32.2550
1222Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd+36.3020
1332Alexander AlbonHolden+49.5430
1431Romain GrosjeanHolden+54.4780
1556Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes+59.8500
1655Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes+61.3380
1790Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden+68.0760
1866Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
19118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1 Lap0
2067Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
21119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden1 Lap0
DNF6Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-MercedesAccident0
DNF91Max VerstappenCalinetic-HoldenAccident0
DNF5Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-MercedesAccident0
DNF2Lewis HamiltonCaterham-JuddAccident0
DNF21Stoffel VandoorneHaas-JuddCollision0

Fastest Lap:

Pastor Maldonado – 1:09.730

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Diego Álvarez Torrente – started his career badly but went from 0 to 100 in a nanosecond.

Reject Of The Race:

Caterham-Judd – a miserable result for the reigning, defending champions.