1. Varga (Sauber)
2. Bomeny (Ferrari)
3. d’Hazorme (Caterham)
4. Butler (Mercedes)
5. Chan (Sauber)
6. Ingram (McLaren)
7. Armos (Force India)
8. Robson (Mercedes)
9. Needham (Toro Rosso)
10. Cucamest (Toro Rosso)
11. Haddleton (Force India)
12. Peacock (Marussia)
Ret. Kirkham (HRT
Lap 52 Butler is now complaining of rear grip. His rear tyres do look pretty worn. Could this hold him back from taking Mercedes’ first victory?
Lap 54 The HRT of Kirkham pulls into the pits. Apparently she has a gearbox problem.
Lap 55 Cucamest coming back now, as he passes Haddleton for the final points scoring position!
Lap 57 Varga has caught up to Butler now…and slips through the inside of turn 1! Shane looks to be really struggling for traction now, and Varga flies away.
Lap 60 Bomeny has now passed the Mercedes for second place. Shane Butler needs to worry about the Caterham now. Maybe he can hold on for another 9 laps…
Lap 65 It seems we were wrong. Shane’s tyres overheated and he’s spun on the exit of the penultimate corner, allowing the Caterham through into a podium position! Who would have thought it!?
Lap 69 Varga crosses the line to take Sauber’s first ever victory (discounting Canada ’08) and we now have a record breaking eight different winners. Bomeny takes second, 18 points and the lead of the Championship, despite not having won a race. The crowd roars as d’Hazorme crosses the line in third place for Caterham. I think everyone is more pleased about that than Varga winning!