Victoria Desai Takes Crucial Victory at Ferrari Home Race


157Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes1:27.2441:27.281
263George RussellPrecision-Mercedes1:28.0591:27.857+0.613
31Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota1:29.8821:30.393+2.638
437Victoria DesaiFerrari1:30.5771:30.296+3.831
533Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari1:30.6051:30.464+3.220
629Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari1:31.0151:30.723+3.479
770Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Ferrari1:30.8731:30.962+3.629
823Alexander AlbonFerrari1:31.2861:30.879+3.635
939Sho TsuboiBR Mansell-Toyota1:31.3091:30.957+3.713
1018Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:31.0791:30.965+3.721
1177Valtteri BottasToyota1:31.4571:31.167+4.733
1220Kevin MagnussenToyota1:31.4521:31.255+4.011
1355Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes1:32.2891:31.755+4.511
144Robin FrijnsDawson-Mercedes1:31.8621:31.875+4.618
1526Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-Ferrari1:32.1591:31.903+4.659
1631Esteban OconFAST-BMW1:32.9701:32.701+5.457
1711Terry HawkinFAST-BMW1:33.312No TIme+6.068
1847Pedro de la RosaCaterham-Judd1:33.7811:33.436+6.192
1956Sabrina MannMRT-BMW1:33.8571:33.650+6.406
2095Beitske VisserLoonmotor-Judd1:33.9871:33.899+6.655
2146Alessandro CicognaniLoonmotor-Judd1:34.3091:34.708+7.065
2223Théo PourchaireMRT-BMW1:35.5861:34.430+7.186
237Charles LeclercSauber-Judd1:36.5421:36.290+9.046
2484Jack AitkenSauber-Judd1:37.0101:37.207+9.963


Top speed was crucial at Mugello, as Kevin Magnussen had to experience against Roger Ibe and Sho Tsuboi.
Sebastian Vettel looked certain to place himself in good position for his third title, he came to Italy leading the championship by 15 points. Ferrari’s star Victoria Desai, his main rival, had only finished half of her last four races.

However, as Victoria Desai dominated the Italian Grand Prix and gave the tifosi lots to cheer about, Vettel struggled mightily. After a poor start, contact with Dawson forced him into a pitstop, followed by a second stop after a puncture.

While Sebastian Vettel ran back into the points, helped by temporary teammate Pedro de la Rosa moving out of the way, his championship lead is down to two points. His points came at the expense of points for Terry Hawkin, but FAST had a good afternoon.

BR Mansell also had a great qualifying, Artem Markelov translated a brilliant qualifying into second place. Pastor Maldonado impressed with his third podium in the last four races, unlike Max Verstappen who performed poorly.


137Victoria DesaiFerrari56:04.48615
21Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota+11.35212
370Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Ferrari+22.49810
423Alexander AlbonFerrari+23.4198
529Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari+29.8686
639Sho TsuboiMansell-Mercedes+63.6805
757Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes+65.5114
814Esteban OconFAST-BMW+90.7173
918Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1 Lap2
1026Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-Ferrari1 Lap1
1111Terry HawkinFAST-BMW1 Lap
1247Pedro de la RosaCaterham-Judd1 Lap
1327Théo PourchaireMRT-BMW1 Lap
1420Kevin MagnussenToyotaPuncture
1555Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes2 Laps
1646Alessandro CicognaniLoonmotor-Judd2 Laps
177Charles LeclercSauber-Judd2 Laps
1885Jack AitkenSauber-Judd2 Laps
DNF33Max VerstappenRed Bull-FerrariMotor
DNF4Robin FrijnsDawson-MercedesPuncture
DNF95Beitske VisserLoonmotor-JuddTransmission
DNF77Valtteri BottasToyotaPuncture
DNF63George RussellPrecision-MercedesTransmission
DNF57Sabrina MannMRT-BMWOil Leak

Fastest Lap:

Max Verstappen – 1:31.217

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

BR Mansell-Toyota – their second podium finish of the season was relief.

Reject Of The Race:

Bridgestone – four major tyre blowouts are not good marketing material.