Lando Norris Dominates in France, Wins Third Race in a Row


147Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd1:13.6771:15.971
218Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:14.0081:16.296+0.331
331Esteban OconFAST-Mercedes1:14.0491:16.220+0.372
46Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota1:14.0511:16.349+0.374
539Sho TsuboiBR Mansell-Toyota1:14.0991:16.385+0.422
67Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes1:14.1361:16.427+0.459
757Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes1:14.2621:16.557+0.585
829Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari1:14.3011:16.592+0.624
964Dave CassidyFerrari1:14.3441:16.590+0.667
1033Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari1:14.3781:16.832+0.701
1194Pascal WehrleinPrecision-Mercedes1:14.3841:16.292+0.707
1223Alexander AlbonFerrari1:14.6361:17.003+0.959
1337Kazuki NakajimaToyota1:14.7661:17.252+1.089
1426Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-Ferrari1:14.8051:17.020+1.128
1577Valtteri BottasToyota1:14.8391:17.316+1.162
1670Sérgio Sette CâmaraWilliams-Ferrari1:14.9361:17.169+1.286
1784Jack AitkenSauber-Judd1:15.4351:17.720+1.758
1823Jules BianchiCalinetic-Judd1:15.8371:17.811+2.160
1913Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:15.9661:17.638+2.289
2073Daniel MelroseCalinetic-Judd1:16.0051:18.389+2.328
2199Antonio GiovinazziDawson-Mercedes1:16.2601:18.518+2.583
2255Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes1:16.2611:18.800+2.584
234Robin FrijnsLoonmotor-Judd1:16.5881:19.012+2.911
2498Bradley DagnallLoonmotor-Judd1:16.9611:18.301+3.284


Sho Tsuboi was not rewarded for it, but he had the edge on his teammate in France.


Varying weather conditions certainly were not able to stop Lando Norris at the Circuit de Nevers. The Brit controlled qualifying; then went on to score the first Grand Chelem of the decade, getting the fastest lap, the victory and leading every millisecond of the Grand Prix.

Behind them, Artem Markelov got lucky and advanced his championship lead. Sebastian Vettel had to retire because his team failed to properly attach his wheel. His own teammate, which was the biggest threat to him and outperformed him, retired shortly before the end.

Dean Stoneman has re-entered himself into the championship contention, beating Artem Markelov to third. He is now tied for second in the championship; with a major upgrade in the plans at Precision, he could be a major threat to Artem Markelov’s title dreams.

There was quite a bit of chaos going on with the minor drizzle of race day still affecting events. One team that was able to take advantage of that was Calinetic, despite getting in trouble with the stewards, Daniel Melrose finished in tenth place, taking the first point for the bottom three teams.


147Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd56:14.80215
27Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes+20.94912
357Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes+24.23310
46Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota+26.4658
564Dave CassidyFerrari+28.4136
629Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari+50.1095
785Jack AitkenSauber-Judd+64.0874
833Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari+76.9153
970Sérgio Sette CâmaraWilliams-Ferrari1 Lap2
1073Daniel MelroseCalinetic-Judd1 Lap1
1123Jules BianchiCalinetic-Judd1 Lap
1299Antonio GiovinazziDawson-Judd1 Lap
1319Robin FrijnsLoonmotor-Judd1 Lap
1437Kazuki NakajimaToyota2 Laps
1539Sho TsuboiMansell-MercedesMotor
1614Esteban OconFAST-MercedesAccident
DNF55Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-MercedesSuspension
DNF23Alexander AlbonFerrariAccident
DNF13Pastor MaldonadoSauber-JuddAccident
DNF77Valtteri BottasToyotaSuspension
DNF26Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-FerrariMotor
DNF18Sebastian VettelCaterham-JuddLoose Wheel
DNF98Bradley DagnallLoonmotor-JuddMotor
DNF94Pascal WehrleinPrecision-MercedesCollision

Fastest Lap:

Lando Norris – 1:17.954

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Dean Stoneman – once again he drives like a machine, taking advantage of his opposition to flush himself up the order.

Reject Of The Race:

Pastor Maldonado – the former world champion carelessly tossed aside a chance to score major points.