Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Bianchi: Finally we have a point!

2014-05-25 15:47:00

 RSS

Share:

Bianchi: Finally we have a point!

Forget about Nico Rosberg winning back-to-back Monaco GPs, forget about Lewis Hamilton's long lip, the biggest story coming out of Monte Carlo this weekend was Jules Bianchi's P9.


Yes, you read right. In fact Bianchi took the chequered flag in eighth place, but a five-second penalty was added to his time and that pushed him down to ninth.

Having qualified P19th on Saturday, the Frenchman actually started 21st after a gearbox penalty, but he put in an immaculate display on Sunday and his pivotal moment in the race came on lap 36 when he overtook Caterham's Kamui Kobayashi at La Rascasse for P13.

At that stage no one really thought about points, but a few retirements later and suddenly he found himself P10. Then came the bad news that he is to get a drive-through penalty after he took an earlier penalty under the Safety Car.

Cue plenty of 'oh dears' from the neutrals. But then Kevin Magnussen and Kimi Raikkonen came to the party after the Ferrari driver clipped the McLaren. That paved the way for Bianchi to finish eighth.

"Finally we have a point!" the Frenchman is quoted as saying on the team radio by BBC Sport.

He later added: "We have been waiting for this for a long time and now we did it. I am proud of the team they did a really good job I'm really happy to give them a result.

"It was really stressful for me in the car, I guess it was for the team as well.

"We had some penalties so we have been lucky to finish in the points. I can't say anything more it's just amazing for us."

Team-mate Max Chilton, who finished 14th, took to Twitter to congratulate Bianchi.

"Massive well done to my teammate @Jules_Bianchi for getting our first points for @Marussia_F1Team."

Felipe Nasr and Valtteri Bottas head out to begin the fourth and final day

Editor's Picks

Introducing Fantasy Racing

Introducing Fantasy Racing

PlanetF1 has launched its own Fantasy Racing game, it's free to enter and you can win some cool prizes...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

PlanetF1 has teamed up with Memento Exclusives to offer you the best F1 Christmas shopping - and there's an extra something...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

The Driving Seat And Win

The Driving Seat And Win

Force India have just launched a pretty awesome chair as part of their upcycled F1 range with our friends at Memento Exclusives...