Sutil's late-race slump, again caused by not pitting under the final safety car, also saw him passed by the recovering Massa, but was arrested before Ricciardo could take advantage. Paul di Resta, having been sent to the back of the grid for running underweight in qualifying, again made it into the points, having enjoyed a wheel-to-wheel scrap with Hamilton prior to the second safety car, while Nico Hulkenberg
snuck almost unnoticed into tenth, adding a rare point to Sauber's tally.
As stealthy as Hulkenberg's rise had been, so was Button's demise, the Briton also struggling on ageing rubber after not stopping late on and plummeting to 13th at the flag. That left the 2009 world champion behind the two Williams
cars of Pastor Maldonado
and Valtteri Bottas, and only just ahead of Gutierrez. Charles Pic, Jules Bianchi, Max Chilton
and Giedo van der Garde all made it to the finish for the two minnow teams, but Grosjean, Perez and Vergne all joined Vettel in retirement after their cars were deemed to have suffered too much damage to continue.