TRILUX AMG Precision Motorsport Score Third Consecutive Win in Brazil

Qualifying:

Pos#DriverConstructorTime
117Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:06.585
264Dave CassidyFerrari1:06.692
396Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:06.771
433Salvatore MiccoliFerrari1:06.822
555Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Ferrari1:06.896
66Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:06.934
747Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd1:07.004
873Daniel MelroseRed Bull-Ferrari1:07.004
93Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Ferrari1:07.092
107Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes1:07.122
1118Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:07.920
121Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:07.992
1314Marcel Agyemang-BaduFAST-Mercedes1:08.121
1499Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:08.122
1535Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:08.279
1694Pascal WehrleinCalinetic-Judd1:08.315
1757Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:08.632
1811James James DaviesToyota1:09.362
1956Einar ÁrmannssonCalinetic-Judd1:09.551
2022Kazuki NakajimaToyota1:09.670
2132Alexander AlbonDawson-Judd1:09.778
2219Jordan DaviesTheodore-Ferrari1:09.825
2310Pierre GaslyDawson-Judd1:09.882
2498Bradley DagnallTheodore-Ferrari1:10.417

Report:

As soon as Bianchi made his driver error, Torrente must have known he would go on to win the Grand Prix.

After a blazing hot Australian Grand Prix, temperatures barely dropped for the Brazilian Grand Prix at the Autódromo Internacional Orlando Moura, peaking at 36°C air temperature. With the heat, fans were hoping for a great race.

Whilst qualifying saw a close brawl between Precision and Ferrari, the race pace of the black AMG-powered race cars proved superior, with Ferrari forced to focus on trying to keep their forward-pushing rivals behind them in check.

Jules Bianchi was the first to get by the Ferraris and build a major lead. Unfortunately, the heat got to him and a minor error ended up costing him not only the win, but also a chance at a top 5 finish in a year where those are crucial.

Artem Markelov had another great race, he is really profiting from the new BR Mansell car and can push as hard as a driver of his skill should be able to. Pastor Maldonado and Daniel Melrose scored their first points of 2020 as well.

Race:

Pos#DriverConstructorTime/RetiredPoints
196Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes63:27.24715
264Dave CassidyFerrari+8.49112
347Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd+15.97310
46Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes+19.0368
533Salvatore MiccoliFerrari+22.3786
655Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Ferrari+27.9425
714Marcel Agyemang-BaduFAST-Mercedes+32.3884
817Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes+33.5793
91Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd+36.4462
1073Daniel MelroseRed Bull-Ferrari+38.1551
1135Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes+40.6540
123Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Ferrari+44.3940
1394Pascal WehrleinCalinetic-Judd+50.1150
1418Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+54.5290
1557Dean StonemanSauber-Judd+64.1970
1632Alexander AlbonDawson-Judd1 Lap0
1711James James DaviesToyota1 Lap0
1819Jordan DaviesTheodore-Ferrari1 Lap0
1922Kazuki NakajimaToyota1 Lap0
DNF10Pierre GaslyDawson-JuddMotor0
DNF56Einar ÁrmannssonCalinetic-JuddMotor0
DNF99Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-FerrariMotor0
DNF98Bradley DagnallTheodore-FerrariMotor0
DNF7Charles LeclercFAST-MercedesCollision0

Fastest Lap:

Diego Álvarez Torrente – 1:09.284

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Ferrari – they could possibly be for real this season.

Reject Of The Race:

Caterham-Judd – trying a two-stopper at this race was simply insane.