Vettel Secures Crucial Victory at Akrotiri Bay


11Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:06.964
22Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd1:07.113
334Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd1:07.270
421Stoffel VandoorneHaas-Judd1:07.467
529Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:07.467
633Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd1:07.467
730Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:07.642
824Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes1:07.720
923Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes1:07.729
1022Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1:07.800
115Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1:07.676
1267Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:07.724
1366Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1:07.864
146Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1:07.866
1528Daniel MelroseFerrari1:08.001
16118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1:08.050
1727Dave CassidyFerrari1:08.173
1855Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:08.260
1956Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:08.496
20119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden1:08.551
2162Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:08.791
2263Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:08.843
2331Romain GrosjeanHolden1:08.850
2491Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden1:08.881
2532Alexander AlbonHolden1:08.975
2690Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1:09.065


Unusual teams challenging for the points is one reason why people love the Cyprus Grand Prix.

If three drivers achieve the same qualifying lap time, you are bound to see a thrilling race. We indeed saw an amazing race with many twists, mechanical failures, crashes and of course wild overtakes.

The win was decided between the two Caterham drivers in a close fight which saw Hamilton lose control after Vettel put the pressure on him all day long, something Caterham can’t be happy about but neither are able to blame their German star for.

Behind them, we saw many unusual faces in the upper points echelon: Bottas finishes on the podium again for the first time since Japan, Jordan Davies, Pascal Wehrlein and Carlos Sainz, Jr. scored.

Where there is light, there is darkness: Mercedes provided horrible engines this weekend, three engine failures and weak performances by Mercedes-powered teams, as well as Dean Stoneman and Pastor Maldonado causing very avoidable accidents.


11Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd33:13.37615
234Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd+5.45512
329Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd+14.10510
422Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd+19.5218
566Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari+22.8136
633Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd+26.0605
728Daniel MelroseFerrari+33.8104
830Dean StonemanSauber-Judd+37.1893
9118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden+38.6552
1027Dave CassidyFerrari+40.8171
1156Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes+45.3240
1290Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden+55.6280
132Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd+59.9600
1491Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden+60.1680
155Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes+60.5630
1663Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1 Lap0
1731Romain GrosjeanHolden1 Lap0
1832Alexander AlbonHolden1 Lap0
1967Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
DNF119Felix RosenqvistDawson-HoldenEngine0
DNF62Jules BianchiPrecision-MercedesEngine0
DNF23Pierre GaslyFAST-MercedesEngine0
DNF6Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-MercedesEngine0
DNF21Stoffel VandoorneHaas-JuddCollision0
DNF24Kevin MagnussenFAST-MercedesAccident0
DNF55Artem MarkelovMansell-MercedesCollision0

Fastest Lap:

Sebastian Vettel – 1:08.499

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Jordan Davies – amazing drive to get very close to a podium finish.

Reject Of The Race:

Mercedes-Benz– slow engines that exploded quite often in this race.