Jules Bianchi Wins Season Finale in Heavy Rain


162Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:08.764
229Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:08.930
363Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:09.173
424Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes1:09.447
530Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:09.531
634Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd1:09.781
71Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:09.288*
822Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1:09.990
92Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd1:10.007
1027Dave CassidyFerrari1:10.278
1133Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd1:10.660
1221Stoffel VandoorneHaas-Judd1:10.783
1323Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes1:10.879
14119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Mercedes1:10.917
1566Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1:11.335
16118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Mercedes1:11.379
1790Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Judd1:11.447
1891Max VerstappenCalinetic-Judd1:11.660
1928Daniel MelroseFerrari1:11.695
2055Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:11.900
2167Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:12.001
2256Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:12.265
235Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1:12.496
246Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1:12.571

* demoted three places for causing an avoidable accident


Whilst he did not manage to keep these stars behind them, Kevin Magnussen drove an amazing race.


38 races, 19 countries, 2,508 championship points handed out and almost 5,800 kilometres: it has been a long season of Formula One and it was all about closing out the season strong to build a foundation for 2020.

The final race of the season almost did not happen, as the extreme rain prevented racing from actually getting underway for the majority of the race. The Safety Car led the field for the first 26 laps of the event.

Having 60 percent of the race behind the SC is a record for Formula One. Yet, the fans that stuck around were rewarded, because they saw an interesting race once the situation was safe enough for the stars.

They saw heroic performances by Magnussen, who started an amazing fourth and held on to that position, making his rivals work for it. Meanwhile, Sirotkin proved valueable for BR Mansell, climing 13 places.


162Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes78:00.54115
230Dean StonemanSauber-Judd+9.13012
32Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd+13.33110
424Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes+28.3748
534Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd+28.8506
621Stoffel VandoorneHaas-Judd+31.9975
728Daniel MelroseFerrari+32.5374
863Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes+34.5903
956Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes+42.5352
10118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Mercedes+59.0461
11119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Mercedes+64.5360
1233Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd+64.6220
1366Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari+66.6220
1491Max VerstappenCalinetic-Judd+74.6980
1567Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari+78.7390
1627Dave CassidyFerrari1 Lap0
1755Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1 Lap0
1822Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1 Lap0
196Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1 Lap0
2090Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Judd1 Lap0
DNF23Pierre GaslyFAST-MercedesAccident0
DNF1Sebastian VettelCaterham-JuddCollision0
DNF29Pastor MaldonadoSauber-JuddCollision0
DNF5Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-MercedesAccident0

Fastest Lap:

Diego Álvarez Torrente – 1:18.602

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Sergey Sirotkin – moving up from 22nd to 9th is a great run, especially in these conditions.

Reject Of The Race:

Sebastian Vettel – taking out a Sauber in two consecutive races is just awful.