Chaotic German Grand Prix Results in Caterham 1-2, Norris Wins


157Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes1:28.2811:14.232
294Pascal WehrleinPrecision-Mercedes1:28.9011:14.577+0.345
323Alexander AlbonFerrari1:31.9041:16.499+2.267
437Victoria DesaiFerrari1:31.2511:16.788+2.556
518Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:31.0751:16.956+2.712
629Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari1:30.0481:17.084+2.852
720Kevin MagnussenToyota1:31.6311:17.166+2.934
847Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd1:30.7811:17.167+2.935
933Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari1:30.7091:17.289+3.057
1039Sho TsuboiBR Mansell-Toyota1:32.9501:17.294+3.026
1177Valtteri BottasToyota1:31.2071:17.458+3.226
1270Sérgio Sette CâmaraWilliams-Ferrari1:31.9581:17.538+3.306
1326Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Ferrari1:31.9991:17.541+3.309
1460Ritomo MiyataBR Mansell-Toyota1:33.4251:17.672+3.440
1555Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes1:32.7641:17.918+3.686
164Robin FrijnsDawson-Mercedes1:32.1571:18.376+4.144
1731Esteban OconFAST-BMW1:32.3071:18.551+4.319
1811Terry HawkinFAST-BMW1:32.1701:18.636+4.404
1923Jules BianchiMRT-BMW1:32.8871:19.168+4.963
2095Beitske VisserLoonmotor-Judd1:34.2571:19.544+5.312
2156Einar ÁrmannssonMRT-BMW1:34.5881:19.759+5.527
2246Alessandro CicognaniLoonmotor-Judd1:33.8451:19.801+5.569
237Charles LeclercSauber-Judd1:33.5881:21.545+7.313
2484Jack AitkenSauber-Judd1:35.2951:21.973+7.741


Alexander Albon without his front wing was just a forecast of all the mayhem to come.
Rain. It is both the source of great joy and great sorrow in motorsport, it gives birth to opportunity through chaos. This old wisdom once more was proven right and the opportunity was seized by Lando Norris and Caterham.

For the most part, this race looked like Ferrari’s to lose. Victoria Desai led it in the early part before a driver error placed her down the order. Alexander Albon inherited the lead, but a late technical failure took him out with only a few kilometres to go.

As Caterham expand their lead in both championships, other drivers helped themselves, too. Kevin Magnussen gave Toyota a lot of points and it would have been more without crashing into Pastor Maldonado.

The Venezuelan had a nice comeback, beating his established teammate by ten seconds and setting the fastest lap of the race in the closing stages. Also successful was the “debut” of Rookie Racing, the BR Mansell ersatz that got two cars in the top 10.


147Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd73:10.77715
218Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+34.06412
337Victoria DesaiFerrari+36.36010
433Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari+40.2178
539Sho TsuboiMansell-Mercedes+41.9036
620Kevin MagnussenToyota+62.507*5
726Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Ferrari+70.4294
870Sérgio Sette CâmaraWilliams-Ferrari+80.4323
911Terry HawkinFAST-BMW1 Lap2
1060Ritomo MiyataBR Mansell-Toyota1 Lap1
1123Jules BianchiMRT-BMW1 Lap
1294Pascal WehrleinPrecision-Mercedes1 Lap
1346Alessandro CicognaniLoonmotor-Judd1 Lap
1456Einar ÁrmannssonMRT-BMW2 Laps
1595Beitske VisserLoonmotor-Judd2 Laps
1685Jack AitkenSauber-Judd3 Laps
177Charles LeclercSauber-Judd3 Laps
1855Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes3 Laps
1923Alexander AlbonFerrariOil Leak
DNF29Roger IbeRed Bull-FerrariTransmission
DNF57Dean StonemanPrecision-MercedesAccident
DNF14Esteban OconFAST-BMWAccident
DNF4Robin FrijnsDawson-MercedesMotor
DNF77Valtteri BottasToyotaTransmission

* 30-second penalty for causing an avoidable accident

Fastest Lap:

Pastor Maldonado – 1:21.221

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Pastor Maldonado – the world champion proved he lost nothing, points and a fastest lap of the race.

Reject Of The Race:

Roger Ibe – very pathetic errors; Mr. Excitement became Mr. Embarrassment.