That was thrilling. I wonder if the teams will have enough time to review their mistakes before next week's race in Hungary?https://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula- ... ication-26
1 Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes - 1 stop - perfect team tire strategy won this race
2 Valtteri Bottas - Mercedes - 2 stops - followed team orders to let Hamilton win
3 Kimi Raikkonen - Ferrari - 2 stops
4 Max Verstappen - Red Bull / Renault - 3 stops - uncharacteristically bad strategy calls from Red Bull
5 Nico Hulkenberg - Renault - 3 stops
6 Romain Grosjean - Haas / Ferrari - 3 stops - passed four cars in the last six laps
7 Sergio Perez - Force India / Mercedes - 1 stop
8 Esteban Ocon - Force India / Mercedes - 1 stop
9 Marcus Ericsson - Sauber / Ferrari - 1 stop
10 Brendon Hartley - Toro Rosso / Honda - 2 stops
11 Kevin Magnussen - Haas / Ferrari - 3 stops
12 Carlos Sainz Jr - Renault - 3 stops - penalty for passing under safety car cost him two places
13 Stoffel Vandoorne - McLaren / Renault - 2 stops
14 Pierre Gasly - Toro Rosso / Honda - 2 stops
15 Charles LeClerc - Sauber / Ferrari - 3 stops
DNF Fernando Alonso - McLaren / Renault - 4 stops
DNF Lance Stroll - Williams / Mercedes - 3 stops
DNF Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari - 1 stop - crashed while leading
DNF Sergey Sirotkin - Williams / Mercedes - 2 stops
DNF Daniel Ricciardo - Red Bull / Renault - That new Renault power unit didn't make it to the end of the race.
Standings after eleven of twenty-one races:https://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula- ... ifications
211 Red Bull / Renault
59 Haas / Ferrari
58 Force India / Mercedes
48 McLaren / Renault
21 Toro Rosso / Honda
18 Sauber / Ferrari
4 Williams / Mercedes
188 Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
171 Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari
131 Kimi Raikkonen - Ferrari
122 Valtteri Bottas - Mercedes
106 Daniel Ricciardo - Red Bull / Renault
105 Max Verstappen - Red Bull / Renault
52 Nico Hulkenberg - Renault
40 Fernando Alonso - McLaren / Renault
39 Kevin Magnussen - Haas / Ferrari
30 Sergio Perez - Force India / Mercedes
29 Esteban Ocon - Force India / Mercedes
28 Carlos Sainz Jr - Renault
20 Romain Grosjean - Haas / Ferrari
18 Pierre Gasly - Toro Rosso / Honda
13 Charles LeClerc - Sauber / Ferrari
8 Stoffel Vandoorne - McLaren / Renault
4 Lance Stroll - Williams / Mercedes
5 Marcus Ericsson - Sauber / Ferrari
2 Brendon Hartley - Toro Rosso / Honda
0 Sergey Sirotkin - Williams / Mercedes
P.S.: Now the stewards have belatedly taken notice of Hamilton driving across the grass from the pit entry back onto to the race track. This seems likely to give Bottas the win.https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/hami ... 62777/?s=1
FIA International Sporting Code, Appendix L, Chapter 4, Article 4 d) wrote:
"Except in cases of force majeure (accepted as such by the stewards), the crossing, in any direction, of the line separating the pit entry and the track by a car entering the pit lane is prohibited."
P.P.S.: King Lewis gets off with a scolding.https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/hami ... 62875/?s=1
Nish Shetty, Steve Stringwell and Mika Salo wrote:
Fact: Car 44 crossed the white line separating the pit entry and the track.
Offence: Breach of Appendix L Chapter IV Article 4 (d) of the FIA International Sporting Code.
Decision: A reprimand.
"It was clear that there was an infringement of the above mentioned rule - the driver clearly crossed the line separating the pit entry from the track." ...HOWEVER...
"In deciding on the penalty for the infringement, we took into account the following mitigating factors..."
RHIP. You could be certain that if Bottas or Raikkonen had committed the same infraction, there would have been a penalty.
P.P.P.S.: If a back-marker had done it, there would have been precedent:https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/no-p ... 63082/?s=1
Charlie Whiting wrote:
It was not the same as an incident in Azerbaijan in 2016, where Kimi Raikkonen was penalised. "Kimi a couple of years ago in Baku got a five-second penalty, you may remember." In the 2017 Spanish GP, Pascal Wehrlein earned a five-second penalty for missing the bollard after a late call to stop. Felipe Massa received a drive-through in his final race for Ferrari in Brazil in 2013 for crossing the entry line when he made a stop in the race, while in another scenario Sergio Perez also received a drive through in the 2012 Monaco GP.