Pastor Maldonado Takes Dominant Win in First Jordan Grand Prix


129Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:14.463
21Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:15.076
32Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd1:15.260
430Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:15.309
562Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:15.073*
634Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd1:15.506
733Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd1:15.686
863Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:15.731
928Daniel MelroseFerrari1:15.743
1027Dave CassidyFerrari1:15.835
1122Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1:16.452
1223Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes1:16.612
1332Alexander AlbonHolden1:16.647
1424Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes1:16.660
1531Romain GrosjeanHolden1:16.705
1621J. R. HildebrandHaas-Judd1:16.748
1755Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:16.960
185Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1:16.965
196Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1:17.462
2090Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1:17.469
2166Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1:17.672
2291Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden1:17.677
23119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden1:17.716
2456Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:17.718
2567Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:17.893
26118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1:18.076

* demoted three places for causing an avoidable accident


Battling with J. R. Hildebrand for position was not in Vettel's plan for the first Jordan GP.

Formula One has finally achieved a third race in the Middle East, as Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are joined by rising economy Jordan. As part of attracting investors with the Jordan 2025 plan, the kingdom has decided to grant funding for a motorsport venue.

It is a glorious venue and it is visited by the most glorious series in the world: Formula 1 send 26 men to do battle and it was Pastor Maldonado who dominated the race, becoming the first winner of the Jordan Grand Prix, doing so in style after his Sauber received an upgrade.

This win seriously helps his championship charge, especially as both Caterham and Precision very much embarrassed themselves today: Jules Bianchi took himself (and nearly his teammate) out, Vettel spun late in the race and Hamilton ran into a backmarker.

This opened the door for Ferrari and Theodore, both teams bringing both of their cars home. Jordan Davies scores points once more, he has really risen up to become a leader after Vandoorne’s terrible accident in Finland, this is precisely what Haas-Judd need right now.


129Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd43:10.73615
230Dean StonemanSauber-Judd+18.33312
363Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes+32.26010
433Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd+38.4758
534Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd+42.6716
62Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd+45.258*5
728Daniel MelroseFerrari+51.3044
827Dave CassidyFerrari+63.9543
922Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd+65.8042
101Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+67.0841
1124Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes+62.2380
1221J. R. HildebrandHaas-Judd+74.3380
1323Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes+83.8590
1491Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden1 Lap0
1566Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
1656Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1 Lap0
17119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden1 Lap0
186Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1 Lap0
1967Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
20118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1 Lap0
215Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes2 Laps0
DNF90Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-HoldenLoose Wheel0
DNF32Alexander AlbonHoldenCollision0
DNF62Jules BianchiPrecision-MercedesCollision0
DNF31Romain GrosjeanHoldenEngine0
DNF55Artem MarkelovMansell-MercedesCollision0

Fastest Lap:

Pastor Maldonado – 1:15.697

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Theodore-Judd – nearly returned to the ways of the season opener, taking the fight to the big boys.

Reject Of The Race:

Caterham-Judd/Precision-Mercedes – awful driving by all four drivers give Sauber an opening.