Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2013

2013 Spanish Grand Prix result

2013 Spanish Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2013

Pos # Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Reason
1 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 66
2 7 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 66 9.338 9.338
3 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 66 26.049 16.711
4 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 66 38.273 12.224
5 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 66 47.963 9.690
6 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 66 68.020 20.057
7 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 66 68.988 0.968
8 5 Jenson Button McLaren 66 79.506 10.518
9 6 Sergio Perez McLaren 66 81.738 2.232
10 19 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 65 1 lap 1 lap
11 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 65 1 lap 0.304
12 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 65 1 lap 4.859
13 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 65 1 lap 0.475
14 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 65 1 lap 17.700
15 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 65 1 lap 1.422
16 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 65 1 lap 47.878
17 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 65 1 lap 2.401
18 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 64 2 laps 1 lap
19 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 64 2 laps 27.370
Not classified
18 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 52 14 laps 12 laps Accident
21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 21 45 laps 31 laps Wheel
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 8 58 laps 13 laps Suspension

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38 comments on “2013 Spanish Grand Prix result”

  1. The Red is back

    1. I know! I can feel nostalgia from 2004 already. <3

  2. Great for the title battle!

    Embarrassing for Merc though, especially in front of Dieter Zetsche et al.

  3. Tire Bore ….. I can’t go any slower than this :)

    1. @tmax that was another message that caught my attention: drivers shouldn’t be complaining about not being able to go slow enough!

      1. @vettel1 yep ….. I got a feeling they were trying to say that . “To be a complete driver it is not enough how fast you can drive a car but also how slow it can be driven around ” !!!

        1. @tmax it really is turning into a tortoise versus the hair contest: that’s not how it should be. When the fastest cars on outright pace (the Mercedes and the Red Bull) perform that badly in the race it’s gone too far. Hopefully this was just an anomaly due to the punishing nature of the track.

  4. Damn that grid penalty! It cost us the 1-2!

  5. 4 stops for the majority of the field is too much – some even had to do 5 because of how bad the tyres were. They need to be toughened up; that was a clear show of how Pirelli have gone too far. And I’m an advocate of degradable tyres…

    1. Dint see the complaining when Vettel won last week… Guess the tyre complaining only happens when Redbull are off the pace..

      1. Didn’t see the complaining when Vettel won last week

        I don’t know where you were looking but there was tons of it.

        1. @puneethvb @keithcollantine I think he’s saying @vettel1 ‘s opinion, not all of fans and drivers, teams.

          1. @eggry I’m guessing they were also, and they couldn’t be more wrong.

        2. I meant complaints from @Vettel1 … I dint see him complaining about tyres after last race when Vettel won in a dominating fashion…

          I know there have been a lot of complaints about tyres from many people regardless of the results, which actually is consistent…

      2. @puneethvb ?, ? and ? Red Bull themselves complained over the tires after the last win…

      3. @puneethvb last race we had racing and not 4 stops almost unanimously. I did also specifically state in my rating of the race that the lack of a battle for the lead was a negative and that the tyres were verging on being too influential – they crossed that line this race, which was reflected by the Sky commentator’s discussion. It’s not just me that think it went too far this week.

  6. Super Alonso today. Hamilton’s race pace in the Mercedes was almost laughably bad by contrast.

    1. @david-a

      Hamilton’s race pace in the Mercedes was almost laughably bad by contrast

      Monaco is going to be hilarious. I fully expect Mercedes to take pole position, and then lap about 3 seconds/lap slower in the race. But since you can’t overtake, the opening 20 laps are going to be a 15 car train stuck behind them.

      1. @kingshark: You’ve read my thoughts on this one. Monaco shouldn’t be all that punishing to the Pirellis but there’s still a good chance this will happen…

        Slip a Gutierrez, a Maldonado or an anxious Grosjean in there and we’ll have the same scenario as we did in today’s GP2 race, with everyone kicking, bumping and running into the back of everyone.

        1. @tony031r
          Indeed. Monaco is going to be the holy mother of trains that even Trulli would be proud of.

  7. Who says the fastest drivers don’t win races these days. Alonso was in another world, fantastic drive.

    As for Mercedes, the less said about them the better. They were as poor as Alonso was good. Rosberg did a stellar job to come home in the points.

    1. @geemac in general they do, but I’d say Hamilton is much faster than 12th place, and Vettel is definitely faster than Massa. So it’s not exactly the case: for wins yes but overall throughout the field the top ten definitely wasn’t in order of fastest drivers/cars.

      1. Alex (@smallvizier)
        12th May 2013, 16:14

        Is that based on their drives today, or their reputations?

        Hamilton’s car was capable of 6th place. That’s what Rosberg achieved. The reason he was so far down was his inability to adapt and ‘feel’ his car – to the point where his engineer came on the radio and said, “this is how Rosberg is doing it.” So he fully deserved his low placing.

        On the other hand, Massa certainly did have a good car – a race-winning car. But he also qualified within 0.001s of Alonso, set at least one fastest lap, and made several overtaking moves. He drove well and deserved third.

        It seemed to me that the race was pretty fair. I’d certainly have preferred less tyre wear but the drivers who kept their heads and drove the best still came out on top.

  8. (1) Congratulations to Ferrari. But because of the tyres, the next race is not guaranteed.
    (2) Embarassing for Mercedes – their latest upgrades achieved exactly the opposite of what it was meant to do – increase race pace, and lessen quali pace.
    (3) Whitmarsh will never learn – still trying to make Jenson look good.
    (4) The tyres are now a farce – tyre saving from lap 3, drivers can’t race, driving to lap delata, another delamination. When will the FIA come to their senses?

    Awful awful race.

    1. +1. Couldn’t agree more. Very well said.

    2. @kbdavies +1 also: eloquently summarised, the only thing I think is missing from that is the championship battle implications!

  9. So many pitstops, in the end it was kinda funnny when Rosberg on 3stops could manage to stay ahead of Dir on a rather fresh tyres. Great race by Alonso, great overtake at first lap.

  10. Very happy Alonso won, he was superb. I was disappointed that Perez wasn’t allowed to race Button.

  11. Well I think that race shows what a true great Hamilton really is !

    1. G.Villenueve
      12th May 2013, 15:06

      Not bad for a #1

  12. Fantastic race from Ferrari. Surprised by how slow Red Bull. Mercedes better than I expected.

  13. Good to see both Ferrari did well. Mercedes was disastrous. I think still we’re seeing tyre defendant order than settled real order.

  14. Wasn’t Withmarsh saying that “some wil try three stops and regret it” just before the race? Team orders or not Button was on a three stopper and ended up in front of Perez who qualified a bucket of positions in front of him…

    On a funnier note, the staff at McLaren should be happy. Looking at how 2012-esque things are starting to be at Mercedes and at how Sutil seems to have inherited all the “german bad luck” from both Schumacher and Glock this season, McLaren could very well have a shot at 4th place in the WCC without actually doing anything significant in terms of upgrading a dog-of-a-car. Just leave it on to Pirelli and the gods…

  15. I guess I’m the happiest Lewis fan in the world at the moment. Nothing to do with his performance however. Rather, apart from the pole-sitter, I’m pretty sure I got a perfect Predictions score… Sorry Lewis but I’m rubbing my hands in glee!

    1. @sebsronnie Me too!! Merc made our day!!!

  16. I guess I was right @vettel1 , I knew it would be between VET and RAI. The mercs would go back and maybe ALO didn´t work his magic on the straight but it sure was present in turn 3! That pass on both kimi and HAM was just sublime to say the least!

    1. @karter22 I have to say that was pretty impressive: it did remind me of Vettel’s pass on Alonso last week – he made them look like he was driving a different category of car!

      I wasn’t expecting the degradation levels to be this bad though: if it was a three stopper I think there may have been a more competitive race at the front, but as it was hats of to Alonso for putting in a pretty dominant show. I just was kind of disappointed that they positions were pretty much set after the second stint!

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