October 16, 2021

FF1M

Fantasy Formula 1 Management

Raikkonen storms to victory as it rains in California

Kimi Raikkonen won the United States Grand Prix yesterday as both Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso failed to finish in Long Beach.

Raikkonen finally has the victory he’s deserved after reliability robbed him of victory in Brazil and a podium finish in Melbourne.

The race started in wet conditions, but dried half an hour into the race with most drivers taking on dry tyres at their first pit stop before the track was ready. This led to early leader Lewis Hamilton and challenger Fernando Alonso making unforced errors with the latter continuing a miserable early season run and crashing out of the race. One driver who did not change to dry tyres was Raikkonen’s team mate Grosjean who made excellent use of the intermediates to make his way through the field, eventually finishing in 4th place after a late clash with Pastor Maldonado whilst attempting to lap the Venezuelan.

Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel finished in the remaining podium positions with both struggling with their dry tyres on the wet track, whilst Brazil driver of the day Robert Kubica endured a horrible day, first being taken out by Grosjean early in the race and then, having made his way back up to a points paying position, being punted by TornadoF1s Daniel Ricciardo a few laps from home.

Race Result

POS
NUM DRIVER NAME NAT TEAM ENGINE W Race Time / Gap
1
11 Kimi Raikkonen FI FJR Honda 1h 53m 47.427s
2
22 Nico Rosberg DE SCM Ferrari W +5.121s
3
7 Sebastian Vettel DE Shake n Bake Honda +21.466s
4
12 Romain Grosjean FR FJR Honda +51.531s
5
3 Kamui Kobayashi JP Pedersen BMW W +57.323s
6
8 Sergio Perez MX Shake n Bake Honda +57.860s
7
9 Nico Hulkenberg DE Mitchell Toyota W +1m 03.591s
8
16 Adrian Sutil DE Andrew Racing Renault -1 Lap
9
15 Jenson Button GB Ajay Cosworth -1 Lap
10
19 Jean-Eric Vergne FR GR Motorsport Renault -1 Lap
11
6 Daniel Ricciardo AU Tornado Ferrari -1 Lap
12
17 Robert Kubica PL Andrew Racing Renault -1 Lap
13
20 Sam Bird GB Horizon Honda -1 Lap
14
2 Pastor Maldonado VE Willows Racing Mercedes W -7 Laps
15
21 Robert Wickens CA Horizon Honda Didn’t Finish
16
5 Lewis Hamilton GB Tornado Ferrari Electrical
17
10 Jaime Alguersuari ES Mitchell Toyota W Didn’t Finish
18
1 Fernando Alonso ES Willows Racing Mercedes W Didn’t Finish
19
18 Sebastien Buemi CH GR Motorsport Renault Transmission
20
4 Bruno Senna BR Pedersen BMW W Oil Leak
21
23 Lucas Di Grassi BR SCM Ferrari W Didn’t Finish
22
14 Mark Webber AU Ajay Cosworth Water Leak

Drivers Championship

POS
NUM DRIVER NAME NAT TEAM ENGINE PTS WINS
1
22 Nico Rosberg DE SCM Ferrari 28 1
2
5 Lewis Hamilton GB Tornado Ferrari 18 1
3
7 Sebastian Vettel DE Shake n Bake Honda 17
4
17 Robert Kubica PL Andrew Racing Renault 12
5
11 Kimi Raikkonen FI FJR Honda 12 1
6
12 Romain Grosjean FR FJR Honda 7
7
6 Daniel Ricciardo AU Tornado Ferrari 5
8
2 Pastor Maldonado VE Willows Racing Mercedes 4
9
16 Adrian Sutil DE Andrew Racing Renault 4
10
3 Kamui Kobayashi JP Pedersen BMW 4
11
14 Mark Webber AU Ajay Cosworth 3
12
8 Sergio Perez MX Shake n Bake Honda 3
13
20 Sam Bird GB Horizon Honda 2
14
9 Nico Hulkenberg DE Mitchell Toyota 2
15
15 Jenson Button GB Ajay Cosworth 1
16
1 Fernando Alonso ES Willows Racing Mercedes 1
17
4 Bruno Senna BR Pedersen BMW 0
18
10 Jaime Alguersuari ES Mitchell Toyota 0
19
10 Nick Heidfeld DE Mitchell Toyota 0
20
15 Tom Dillmann FR Ajay Cosworth 0
21
18 Sebastien Buemi CH GR Motorsport Renault 0
22
19 Jean-Eric Vergne FR GR Motorsport Renault 0
23
21 Robert Wickens CA Horizon Honda 0
24
23 Lucas Di Grassi BR SCM Ferrari 0

Constructors Championship

POS
TEAM NAME PTS WINS
1
SCM 28 1
2
Tornado 23 1
3
FJR 19 1
4
Andrew Racing 16 0
5
Willows Racing 5 0
6
Ajay Motorsports 4 0
7
Pedersen 4 0
8
ShakenBake 3 0
9
Horizon 2 0
10
Mitchell 2 0
11
GR Motorsport 0 0