Torrente Wins After Returning From Injury


163Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:10.132
230Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:10.300
32Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd1:10.397
434Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd1:10.581
529Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:10.742
633Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd1:10.878
727Dave CassidyFerrari1:11.008
828Daniel MelroseFerrari1:11.129
962Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:11.407
1024Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes1:11.438
1123Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes1:11.578
1222Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1:11.578
1331Romain GrosjeanHolden1:11.790
1432Alexander AlbonHolden1:11.821
1521J. R. HildebrandHaas-Judd1:11.904
16119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden1:11.970
17118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1:11.986
1866Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1:12.246
1991Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden1:12.346
205Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1:12.402
2190Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1:12.475
2267Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:12.684
2355Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:12.689
246Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1:12.828
2556Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:13.142
261Sebastian VettelCaterham-JuddNo Time**


Whilst his lead did not last long, Bottas' good start helped him to a podium.


It is commonly said that you cannot win a race at the start. This claim was proven true today, as Diego Alvarez Torrente failed to defend his lead into turn 1. The man who beat him, however, was not the race winner: Valterri Bottas “only” finished third.

As far as Torrente was concerned, he was in great form after being kept out of the second Paris race for the sake of his health. He also proved his calm intellect by simply staying on Bottas’ tail until his pitcrew got him past the Finn at the first pitstop of two.

Outside of Torrente and Hamilton, who finished second, the title contenders had eventful days: Maldonado and Vettel retired, the former as a result of a failing throttle, the other after a rare mistake; Dean Stoneman made a mistake early in the race that left him 7th.

The final contender Jules Bianchi finished fourth after passing a great Dave Cassidy on the second-to-final lap, Cassidy joining the list of midfielders and backmarkers who did well today, such as Kevin Magnussen, J.R. Hildebrand and Artem Markelov.


163Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes46:49.63315
22Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd+20.24712
334Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd+39.21610
462Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes+40.3968
527Dave CassidyFerrari+41.5976
624Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes+66.6875
730Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1 Lap4
831Romain GrosjeanHolden1 Lap3
921J. R. HildebrandHaas-Judd1 Lap2
1055Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1 Lap1
1191Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden1 Lap0
1290Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1 Lap0
13118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1 Lap0
14119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden1 Lap0
156Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1 Lap0
1667Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
1756Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1 Lap0
1822Jordan DaviesHaas-JuddOil Leak0
DNF66Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-FerrariTransmission0
DNF23Pierre GaslyFAST-MercedesEngine0
DNF5Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-MercedesAccident0
DNF29Pastor MaldonadoSauber-JuddThrottle0
DNF1Sebastian VettelCaterham-JuddAccident0
DNF28Daniel MelroseFerrariThrottle0
DNF32Alexander AlbonHoldenCollision0
DNF33Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-JuddCollision0

Fastest Lap:

Sebastian Vettel – 1:11.205

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Artem Markelov – after the disappointment in France, BR Mansell needed that point.

Reject Of The Race:

Sebastian Vettel – he risked too much in an effort to come back from his penalty.