Chinese Grand Prix 2019: Victory for Lewis Hamilton at the 1000th Grand Prix

F1 Chinese Grand Prix 2019 race results

Mercedes secured their third one-two victory with Lewis Hamilton securing victory after a great start and Bottas finishing second. Sebastian Vettel completed the podium in third.

Behind the Mercedes pair, Vettel’s podium position was effectively secured when Ferrari team orders saw Charles Leclerc moved over early in the race, with the Bahrain near-victor ending up a frustrating fifth, behind the Red Bull of Max Verstappen. Read the full Race Analysis and new Standings here.

Race Results

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes561h32m06.350s
2Valtteri BottasMercedes566.552s
3Sebastian VettelFerrari5613.744s
4Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda5627.627s
5Charles LeclercFerrari5631.276s
6Pierre GaslyRed Bull/Honda561m29.307s
7Daniel RicciardoRenault551 Lap
8Sergio PerezRacing Point/Mercedes551 Lap
9Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/Ferrari551 Lap
10Alexander AlbonToro Rosso/Honda551 Lap
11Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari551 Lap
12Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes551 Lap
13Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari551 Lap
14Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault551 Lap
15Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari551 Lap
16George RussellWilliams/Mercedes542 Laps
17Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes542 Laps
18Lando NorrisMcLaren/Renault50Not running
Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda41Retirement
Nico HulkenbergRenault16Retirement

Qualifying Results

Bottas beats Hamilton to pole by just 0.023s as Mercedes lock out front row in China.

Having never started on the front row before in Shanghai, current world championship leader Bottas put in a confident performance in Q3 to lap the Shanghai International Circuit in 1m 31.547s, and give Mercedes the advantage heading into Sunday’s race.

In fifth place was the Red Bull of Max Verstappen, the Dutchman left unhappy after backed up traffic prevented him from making a final attempt. His teammate Pierre Gasly, making his first appearance of Q3 this year, was sixth, but a full 0.841s off Verstappen’s pace.

This is the 7th pole position for Bottas in F1. His first after the Russian Grand Prix last year

Provisional Starting Grid

1Valtteri BottasMercedes1m31.547s
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m31.570s0.023s
3Sebastian VettelFerrari1m31.848s0.301s
4Charles LeclercFerrari1m31.865s0.318s
5Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda1m32.089s0.542s
6Pierre GaslyRed Bull/Honda1m32.930s1.383s
7Daniel RicciardoRenault1m32.958s1.411s
8Nico HulkenbergRenault1m32.962s1.415s
9Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari
10Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari
11Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda1m33.236s
12Sergio PerezRacing Point/Mercedes1m33.299s
13Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1m33.419s
14Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault1m33.523s
15Lando NorrisMcLaren/Renault1m33.967s
16Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes1m34.292s
17George RussellWilliams/Mercedes1m35.253s
18Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes1m35.281s
19Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari
20Alexander AlbonToro Rosso/Honda

Friday: 3rd Free Practice

Bottas fastest before fatal Albon crash. 3rd Practice session was immediately stopped.

Albon thumps into the wall as FP3 draws to a close

Great to see him walk away ?

Toro Rosso will need a minor miracle to get the car ready for qualifying ?#ChineseGP ?? #Race1000— Formula 1 (@F1) 13. April 2019

1Valtteri BottasMercedes1m32.830s11
2Sebastian VettelFerrari1m33.222s0.392s12
3Charles LeclercFerrari1m33.248s0.418s10
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m33.689s0.859s10
5Nico HulkenbergRenault1m33.974s1.144s11
6Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1m34.246s1.416s14
7Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda1m34.447s1.617s5
8Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault1m34.510s1.680s9
9Alexander AlbonToro Rosso/Honda1m34.600s1.770s11
10Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda1m34.783s1.953s10
11Lando NorrisMcLaren/Renault1m34.938s2.108s11
12Sergio PerezRacing Point/Mercedes1m35.078s2.248s9
13Daniel RicciardoRenault1m35.142s2.312s11
14Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes1m35.223s2.393s10
15Pierre GaslyRed Bull/Honda1m35.326s2.496s8
16Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1m35.726s2.896s12
17Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1m35.771s2.941s14
18Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari1m35.998s3.168s15
19George RussellWilliams/Mercedes1m36.124s3.294s10
20Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes1m36.176s3.346s11

Friday: FP2

Sebastian Vettel had two good practice sessions on Friday. He was second behind a strong Valtteri Bottos (+0.027s) in FP2. Charles Leclerc only 7th but optimistic for today’s qualifying. Lewis Hamilton not completely satisfied with his set-up yet. As usually, Max Verstappen is there if any of those gentlemen make a mistake (P3).

1Valtteri BottasMercedes1m33.330s37
2Sebastian VettelFerrari1m33.357s0.027s33
3Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda1m33.551s0.221s29
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m34.037s0.707s32
5Nico HulkenbergRenault1m34.096s0.766s31
6Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault1m34.141s0.811s36
7Charles LeclercFerrari1m34.158s0.828s13
8Lando NorrisMcLaren/Renault1m34.296s0.966s38
9Daniel RicciardoRenault1m34.336s1.006s32
10Pierre GaslyRed Bull/Honda1m34.455s1.125s32
11Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1m34.551s1.221s33
12Alexander AlbonToro Rosso/Honda1m34.634s1.304s37
13Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda1m34.694s1.364s20
14Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes1m34.779s1.449s37
15Sergio PerezRacing Point/Mercedes1m34.784s1.454s35
16Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari1m34.788s1.458s34
17Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1m35.704s2.374s32
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1m35.914s2.584s40
19Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes1m36.121s2.791s38
20George RussellWilliams/Mercedes1m36.229s2.899s35

Friday: FP1


Nico Hülkenberg P12 and P5 in his Renault and new helmet design. Credit: Renault
1Sebastian VettelFerrari1m33.911s19
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m34.118s0.207s21
3Charles LeclercFerrari1m34.167s0.256s21
4Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda1m34.334s0.423s20
5Valtteri BottasMercedes1m34.653s0.742s23
6Daniel RicciardoRenault1m35.239s1.328s23
7Pierre GaslyRed Bull/Honda1m35.428s1.517s23
8Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda1m35.447s1.536s24
9Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes1m35.466s1.555s25
10Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1m35.507s1.596s24
11Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari1m35.517s1.606s25
12Nico HulkenbergRenault1m35.591s1.680s22
13Lando NorrisMcLaren/Renault1m35.631s1.720s24
14Alexander AlbonToro Rosso/Honda1m35.695s1.784s26
15Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1m35.729s1.818s23
16Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault1m35.756s1.845s24
17Sergio PerezRacing Point/Mercedes1m35.820s1.909s24
18Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes1m36.847s2.936s27
19George RussellWilliams/Mercedes1m37.619s3.708s29
20Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari2

Read the full Race Analysis here.


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