Roger Ibe Wins in Paris, Ármannsson Severely Injured


157Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes1:38.4301:40.962
263George RussellPrecision-Mercedes1:38.9971:39.045+0.517
31Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota1:41.3921:41.126+2.646
429Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari1:41.6281:41.333+2.853
537Victoria DesaiFerrari1:41.8371:41.757+3.277
623Alexander AlbonFerrari1:42.2911:41.802+3.322
770Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Ferrari1:42.0571:41.973+3.493
820Kevin MagnussenToyota1:42.3511:42.016+3.536
933Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari1:42.2601:42.054+3.574
1018Sebastian VettelCaterham-JuddNo Time1:42.304+3.827
1139Sho TsuboiBR Mansell-Toyota1:42.4391:42.313+3.833
1277Valtteri BottasToyota1:42.8601:42.604+4.124
1326Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-Ferrari1:42.6081:42.605+4.125
1447Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd1:42.697No Time+4.217
154Robin FrijnsDawson-Mercedes1:43.3051:28.515+4.552
1655Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes1:45.0111:43.331+4.851
1795Beitske VisserLoonmotor-Judd1:44.8301:44.021+5.541
1811Terry HawkinFAST-BMW1:44.9041:44.311+5.831
1931Esteban OconFAST-BMWNo Time1:44.630+6.150
2023Jules BianchiMRT-BMW1:45.2011:45.520+6.721
2146Alessandro CicognaniLoonmotor-Judd1:45.5861:45.546+7.066
2256Einar ÁrmannssonMRT-BMW1:46.1501:45.839+6.304
237Charles LeclercSauber-Judd1:48.1351:47.635+8.655
2484Jack AitkenSauber-Judd1:48.735No Time+10.255


Two motors from different companies blowing up simultaneously was only one of the chaotic events of the Île-de-France Grand Prix.
The street race in Paris has been under the threat of having its funding removed by the French government. With that in mind, Formula One hoped for a great race to advertise itself to the politicians who showed up in masses. Regrettably, that was not to be.

After only three corners, chaos erupted: Ármannsson launched himself on Cicognani’s rear tyre and landed extremely hard before catching a side impact by one of the Saubers. Artem Markelov spun ahead and barely avoided the wall, not helping the scenario.

Ármannsson’s injury, which was later revealed to be a tailbone fracture, was only the beginning of MRT’s woes. Jules Bianchi damaged his front wing on lap two and earned a race ban for causing an accident with Jack Aitken by not backing out with the damaged car.

BMW-powered cars were not the only one suffering, a Ferrari and Judd motor exploded at the same time. Ocon and Bottas crashed out and Stoneman earned the ire of the sport’s community by nearly taking out Vettel while getting lapped.


129Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari54:22.13015
237Victoria DesaiFerrari+15.86412
318Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+52.93410
426Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-Ferrari+59.7118
539Sho TsuboiMansell-Mercedes+69.1776
61Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota+73.8535
763George RussellPrecision-Mercedes+74.9244
820Kevin MagnussenToyota+88.7743
995Beitske VisserLoonmotor-Judd1 Lap2
1011Terry HawkinFAST-BMW1 Lap1
1146Alessandro CicognaniLoonmotor-Judd1 Lap
1257Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes1 Lap
134Robin FrijnsDawson-Mercedes1 Lap
147Charles LeclercSauber-Judd1 Lap
1555Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes2 Laps
DNF70Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-FerrariTransmission
DNF77Valtteri BottasToyotaAccident
DNF14Esteban OconFAST-BMWAccident
DNF33Max VerstappenRed Bull-FerrariTransmission
DNF47Lando NorrisCaterham-JuddMotor
DNF23Alexander AlbonFerrariMotor
DNF23Jules BianchiMRT-BMWCollision
DNF85Jack AitkenSauber-JuddCollision
DNF56Einar ÁrmannssonMRT-BMWAccident

Fastest Lap:

Victoria Desai – 1:43.641

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

George Russell – while karma prevented him from scoring his first podium, it was a great race anyway.

Reject Of The Race:

Grand Prix d’Île-de-France – after this event, the Grand Prix will most likely be doomed.