Tsuboi Takes Premier Win in Sixth Grand Prix Start


123Alexander AlbonFerrari1:11.8921:11.805
264Dave CassidyFerrari1:11.8921:12.271+0.087
339Sho TsuboiBR Mansell-Toyota1:12.3041:11.967+0.162
46Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota1:12.2181:12.019+0.214
557Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes1:12.0851:12.488+0.280
647Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd1:12.3061:12.092+0.287
726Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-Ferrari1:13.0121:12.099+0.294
818Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:12.2961:12.126+0.321
994Pascal WehrleinPrecision-Mercedes1:12.2681:12.585+0.463
1029Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari1:12.5371:12.444+0.639
1170Sérgio Sette CâmaraWilliams-Ferrari1:12.8381:12.490+0.685
1233Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari1:13.0011:12.619+0.814
1331Esteban OconFAST-Mercedes1:13.3041:12.662+0.950
147Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes1:12.8971:13.647+1.092
1513Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:13.5491:13.144+1.339
1677Valtteri BottasToyota1:13.6201:13.577+1.772
1737Kazuki NakajimaToyota1:15.3791:13.867+2.062
1884Jack AitkenSauber-Judd1:15.2231:14.095+2.290
1923Jules BianchiCalinetic-Judd1:14.3321:14.540+2.527
2073Daniel MelroseCalinetic-Judd1:14.4631:14.740+2.631
214Robin FrijnsLoonmotor-Judd1:15.0021:14.796+2.991
2299Antonio GiovinazziDawson-Mercedes1:15.3051:14.953+3.148
2355Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes1:15.2851:15.477+3.480
2498Bradley DagnallLoonmotor-Judd1:15.8911:15.641+3.836


Alexander Albon's mistake reduced Ferrari's points haul and added a bitter note to the weekend where he scored his first pole.

The Indian Grand Prix promised a new challenge for the talented drivers, as they visited the Madras Motor Race Track for the first time in the sport’s history. A new venue is always very thrilling and today was no different.

Ferrari was great in qualifying and managed to get their first front row lockout since 2017. They were confident about their chances and looked quite good on race day again. Unfortunately, they lost a close fight against BR Mansell.

Artem Markelov extended his championship lead, but it was his teammate who won the start and ended up defending his first place to the flag. Toyota didn’t expect it to happen this way, but their first win on their comeback in F1 came today.

Precision and Red Bull Racing have managed to get both cars in the points-paying position to look good. However, unlike these good teams, Caterham did not do particularly well. Both of their drivers crashed out of the race.


139Sho TsuboiMansell-Mercedes64:26.51515
264Dave CassidyFerrari+11.02812
36Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota+12.867*10
457Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes+21.3758
523Alexander AlbonFerrari+33.7746
67Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes+42.9175
733Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari+51.9114
829Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari+53.8333
994Pascal WehrleinPrecision-Mercedes+54.3112
1013Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd+70.0021
1177Valtteri BottasToyota1 Lap0
1223Jules BianchiCalinetic-Judd1 Lap0
1373Daniel MelroseCalinetic-Judd1 Lap0
1485Jack AitkenSauber-Judd2 Laps0
1599Antonio GiovinazziDawson-Judd2 Laps0
1698Bradley DagnallLoonmotor-Judd2 Laps0
1770Sérgio Sette CâmaraWilliams-FerrariLoose Wheel0
DNF14Esteban OconFAST-MercedesMotor0
DNF18Sebastian VettelCaterham-JuddAccident0
DNF55Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-MercedesMotor0
DNF19Robin FrijnsLoonmotor-JuddAccident0
DNF26Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-FerrariTransmission0
DNF37Kazuki NakajimaToyotaCollision0
DNF47Lando NorrisCaterham-JuddAccident0

* 5-second penalty for causing an avoidable accident

Fastest Lap:

Dave Cassidy – 1:15.345

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Sho Tsuboi – the Japanese youngster bursts through and scores his first win.

Reject Of The Race:

Caterham-Judd – when your two superstars look like drunk club racers, that is not a great look.