Back-to-Back 1-2 Finish Hands Precision WCC Lead and Keeps WDC Alive


118Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:44.0891:44.163
294Pascal WehrleinPrecision-Mercedes1:44.2281:44.284+0.139
36Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota1:44.6611:44.518+0.429
457Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes1:44.6221:44.859+0.533
547Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd1:44.7111:44.985+0.621
67Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes1:44.7551:44.903+0.666
739Sho TsuboiBR Mansell-Toyota1:45.3991:44.896+0.807
831Esteban OconFAST-Mercedes1:45.2801:45.054+0.965
926Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-Ferrari1:45.4121:45.694+0.892
1077Valtteri BottasToyota1:45.6721:45.711+0.978
1129Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari1:45.6821:46.170+1.593
1233Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari1:45.8261:45.868+1.737
1370Sérgio Sette CâmaraWilliams-Ferrari1:46.1851:46.407+2.096
1437Kazuki NakajimaToyota1:46.7061:46.596+2.480
1513Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:46.6031:46.780+2.514
1623Jules BianchiCalinetic-Judd1:47.9931:48.411+3.904
1784Jack AitkenSauber-Judd1:48.1901:48.391+4.101
1855Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes1:48.4501:48.500+4.361
194Robin FrijnsLoonmotor-Judd1:49.1661:48.721+4.632
2098Bradley DagnallLoonmotor-Judd1:49.3061:49.835+5.217
2199Antonio GiovinazziDawson-Mercedes1:49.6151:49.653+5.526
2210Jarno TrulliFerrari1:52.9861:51.869+7.740
2373Daniel MelroseCalinetic-Judd1:48.3981:47.915+3.826*
2423Alexander AlbonFerrariNo TimeNo Time---

* 10-place grid penalty for ignoring blue flags

If Artem Markelov could've gotten as close to Vettel as he did after the chequered flag, he might have had a chance to win the title in Singapore.
With only three rounds left in the championship, the pressure intensifies. If you want to turn your season into a success,  your chances of doing so are limited. Precision know that and Precision did what they could to extend their title dreams: successfully, in fact, as they have taken the lead in one championship and kept the fight alive in another.

Artem Markelov’s fourth place means that his lead has been reduced to only 26 points, delaying his title celebrations to Abu Dhabi at the earliest. With Sho Tsuboi once again failing to beat any other top team driver, there are more than enough reasons to doubt BR Mansell’s ability to actually win the World Constructors Championship.

Of course other teams still exist: Jarno Trulli’s comeback was as unsuccessful as doubters predicted, but his teammate Alexander Albon demonstrated that he could be a team leader and fought back from starting in 24th to get Ferrari a valuable point in their struggle to fight off customers Red Bull Racing for fifth in the championship.

Other praiseworthy performances came from Charles Leclerc, Robert Shwartzman and Pastor Maldonado. Their heroics were contrasted by Daniel Melrose, who was again involved in an incident and found himself banned for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Reserve driver Einar Ármannsson will take control of the Calinetic-Judd for the next race.


157Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes68:17.43415
294Pascal WehrleinPrecision-Mercedes+0.90012
318Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+7.92910
46Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota+9.6338
57Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes+23.7146
647Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd+30.2345
739Sho TsuboiMansell-Mercedes+43.9894
833Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari+63.3953
926Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-Ferrari+93.1752
1023Alexander AlbonFerrari+101.0511
1113Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1 Lap
1237Kazuki NakajimaToyota1 Lap
1377Valtteri BottasToyota1 Lap
1485Jack AitkenSauber-Judd1 Lap
1573Daniel MelroseCalinetic-Judd1 Lap
1619Robin FrijnsLoonmotor-Judd2 Laps
1798Bradley DagnallLoonmotor-Judd2 Laps
1810Jarno TrulliFerrari2 Laps
1923Jules BianchiCalinetic-JuddTransmission
DNF14Esteban OconFAST-MercedesMotor
DNF55Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-MercedesTransmission
DNF99Antonio GiovinazziDawson-JuddThrottle
DNF29Roger IbeRed Bull-FerrariTransmission
DNF70Sérgio Sette CâmaraWilliams-FerrariMotor

Fastest Lap:

Artem Markelov – 1:48.547

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Alexander Albon – after starting from the back of the grid, he fought his way into the top 10.

Reject Of The Race:

Daniel Melrose – the veteran has to know better, the FIA is done with his recent behaviour.