Wanky weather benefits backmarkers
Changeable conditions at Sunday’s German Grand Prix saw a remarkable race in which positions were won and lost almost constantly and many of the championship front runners placed poorly. As a corollary of this, some surprising contenders crept up the pack, with Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat coming home in third and Ferrigno-faced daddy’s boy Lance Stroll taking fourth.
There was also a strong showing for Alex Albon who bagged sixth and Gaston Mazzacane in the Prost who was seventh, just beating Minardi’s Tarso Marques after a late-race battle with the Spyker of Christijan Albers.
Rounding out the top ten was Jordan’s Zsolt Baumgartner, just edging out Jerome d’Ambrosio in the Marussia and the Arrows of Enrique Boldoni, breaking free of a titanic scrap involving the remaining runners, Alex Yoong in the Minardi-Asiatech, Yuji Ide in the Super Aguri, Sakon Yamamoto in the Hispania, and Pedro de la Rosa in the Direxiv. Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly came last.