Alexander Albon Wins First Race in Chaotic Argentine Grand Prix
|14||70||Sérgio Sette Câmara||1:19.620||1:19.244||+1.942|
|18||55||Carlos Sainz, Jr.||1:20.829||1:20.801||+3.499|
A few experts predicted that the new fuel cell regulations would prove troublesome as the different materials and built concepts would prove challenging, as their demands would cause cars to fail to finish. These experts can smugly point to this Grand Prix.
All in all, a baker’s dozen were not able to finish the race. The supermajority of those drivers suffered motor and transmission failures with only Judd avoiding motor failures; of course this meant that the drivers who did not suffer those problems had unexpected chances.
Ten of the classified thirteen drivers had their season-best finish, including first-time Formula One winner Alexander Albon who took Ferrari’s first win in almost four years. Lando Norris was the favourite for the victory until he hurt himself with another driver mistake, but at least he got his first podium finish of the year.
Backmarkers were rubbing their hands in glee, as points were handed out in large amounts: MRT, Loonmotor and Sauber were all able to score points, which should be very important in their battle against Dawson to avoid the dreaded last position.
|7||56||Einar Ármannsson||1 Lap||4|
|8||94||Pascal Wehrlein||1 Lap||3|
|9||46||Alessandro Cicognani||1 Lap||2|
|10||7||Charles Leclerc||2 Laps||1|
|11||85||Jack Aitken||2 Laps|
|12||4||Robin Frijns||3 Laps|
|DNF||70||Sérgio Sette Câmara||Motor|
|DNF||55||Carlos Sainz, Jr.||Motor|
Lando Norris – 1:19.865
Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:
Alessandro Cicognani – the ultimate underdog has scored Loonmotor’s first points.
Reject Of The Race:
Jack Aitken – behaviour unbecoming of a backmarker sees him earn the wrath of Toyota and the stewards.