Max Verstappen Dominates as Victoria Desai Wastes Chance to Get Closer to Sebastian Vettel


163George RussellPrecision-Mercedes1:56.5691:50.268
257Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes1:56.4511:51.511+1.243
333Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari2:00.0141:53.694+3.696
420Kevin MagnussenToyota2:02.1041:54.053+3.785
526Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-Ferrari2:00.7501:54.570+4.302
61Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota2:00.8661:54.694+4.426
737Victoria DesaiFerrari1:59.7721:54.779+4.511
823Alexander AlbonFerrari2:00.9041:54.825+4.557
94Robin FrijnsDawson-Mercedes2:02.1981:54.999+4.731
1055Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes2:01.6511:55.063+4.795
1129Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari1:59.4521:55.066+4.798
1270Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Ferrari2:00.6291:55.414+5.146
1339Sho TsuboiBR Mansell-Toyota2:02.0031:55.423+5.155
1418Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd2:01.8041:55.494+5.226
1547Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd2:02.5621:55.496+5.228
1677Valtteri BottasToyota2:00.7981:55.755+5.487
1731Esteban OconFAST-BMW2:03.4391:56.439+6.171
1856Sabrina MannMRT-BMW2:02.0041:57.368+7.100
1911Terry HawkinFAST-BMW2:04.4011:58.259+7.991
2095Beitske VisserLoonmotor-Judd2:04.6501:58.530+8.262
2123Théo PourchaireMRT-BMW2:05.0901:59.586+9.318
2246Alessandro CicognaniLoonmotor-Judd2:04.0181:59.962+9.694
237Charles LeclercSauber-Judd2:05.8252:00.646+10.378
2484Jack AitkenSauber-Judd2:07.6152:01.156+10.888


Kevin Magnussen's suspension failure may have sealed the fight for sixth in the constructor standings.
The third-to-last race of the Formula One season has proven quite crucial, two drivers were eliminated from championship contention and Ferrari reduced Caterham’s championship lead by a point, keeping their dreams alive.

Qualifying, however, was about other names. The weather was brutal, both Friday and Saturday were subject to rain. George Russell profited from the weather and took his first career pole.

Kevin Magnussen was also a hero and had a realistic chance of a podium finish, but Toyota suffered a heartbreaking development when a suspension failure ended his afternoon and handed Precision a podium.

The race was won by a dominating Max Verstappen, who finished by a minute ahead of everyone except George Russell. With Roger Ibe inheriting third, that is a great 1-3 finish for Red Bull.


133Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari70:01.40415
263George RussellPrecision-Mercedes+52.20612
329Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari+66.73710
418Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+68.1968
570Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Ferrari+72.9996
637Victoria DesaiFerrari+83.9235
723Alexander AlbonFerrari+97.0374
839Sho TsuboiMansell-Mercedes1 Lap3
957Sabrina MannMRT-BMW1 Lap2
1057Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes1 Lap1
1195Beitske VisserLoonmotor-Judd1 Lap
124Robin FrijnsDawson-Mercedes1 Lap
1346Alessandro CicognaniLoonmotor-Judd2 Laps
147Charles LeclercSauber-Judd2 Laps
1527Théo PourchaireMRT-BMW2 Laps
1685Jack AitkenSauber-Judd3 Laps
DNF1Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-ToyotaLoose Wheel
DNF26Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-FerrariMotor
DNF77Valtteri BottasToyotaAccident
DNF20Kevin MagnussenToyotaSuspension
DNF11Terry HawkinFAST-BMWMotor
DNF55Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-MercedesTransmission
DNF47Lando NorrisCaterham-JuddCollision
DNF14Esteban OconFAST-BMWTransmission

Fastest Lap:

Max Verstappen – 1:51.054

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Sabrina Mann – using her last F1 outing for now to take her first championship points.

Reject Of The Race:

Valtteri Bottas – while neither Toyota scored points, Magnussen looked like an absolute superstar and Bottas did not.