Race Report

Probably this year’s most exciting and most chaotic race where Max Verstappen remained victories and underlining his driving skills in the rain. There is no doubt, the German Grand Prix should stay on the calendar.

Max Verstappen mastered both wet and dry conditions to win the 2019 Formula 1 German Grand Prix for Red Bull with his sister team (Toro Rosso) achieving an outstanding third place with Daniel.

Ferrari star Sebastian Vettel, after a horrible qualifying session on Saturday, achieved a second-place demonstrating his long-lost skill to remain cool, take chances and achieve results. For his excellent driving, he was cheered frantically by his home crowd despite the less than ideal weather conditions.

Many other drivers had to succumb to the mad wealther conditions, among them Charles Leclerc, Valtteri Bottas, Pierre Gasly and Nico Hulkenberg.

Race Results

POSDRIVERCARGAP
1Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda1h44m31.275s
2Sebastian VettelFerrari7.333s
3Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda8.305s
4Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes8.966s
5Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault9.583s
6Alexander AlbonToro Rosso/Honda10.052s
7Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari16.838s
8Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari18.765s
9Lewis HamiltonMercedes19.667s
10Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes24.987s
11George RussellWilliams/Mercedes26.404s
12Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/Ferrari42.214s
13Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari43.849s
14Pierre GaslyRed Bull/HondaCollision
Valtteri BottasMercedesSpun off
Nico HulkenbergRenaultSpun off
Charles LeclercFerrariSpun off
Lando NorrisMcLaren/RenaultPower Unit
Daniel RicciardoRenaultExhaust
Sergio PerezRacing Point/MercedesSpun off

Drivers’ Championship

POSDRIVERPOINTS
1Lewis Hamilton225
2Valtteri Bottas184
3Max Verstappen162
4Sebastian Vettel141
5Charles Leclerc120
6Pierre Gasly55
7Carlos Sainz Jr.48
8Daniil Kvyat27
9Kimi Raikkonen25
10Lando Norris22
11Daniel Ricciardo22
12Lance Stroll18
13Kevin Magnussen18
14Nico Hulkenberg17
15Alexander Albon15
16Sergio Perez13
17Romain Grosjean8
18Antonio Giovinazzi1
19Robert Kubica1
20George Russell0

Constructors’ Championship

POSCONSTRUCTORPOINTS
1Mercedes409
2Ferrari261
3Red Bull/Honda217
4McLaren/Renault70
5Toro Rosso/Honda42
6Renault39
7Racing Point/Mercedes31
8Haas/Ferrari26
9Alfa Romeo/Ferrari26
10Williams/Mercedes1

Qualifying Results

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for Formula 1’s 2019 German Grand Prix despite being sick. Ferrari’s experienced qualifying disaster with Vettel out in Q1 and Charles Leclerc qualifying 10th after both experienced technical problems.

Vettel was eliminated in Q1 without setting a time due to a problem with the airflow to his turbo, Leclerc was favourite for pole in Q3 having looked quickest up to that point.

POSDRIVERCARGAP
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m11.767s
2Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda0.346s
3Valtteri BottasMercedes0.362s
4Pierre GaslyRed Bull/Honda0.755s
5Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/Ferrari0.771s
6Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1.084s
7Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault1.130s
8Sergio PerezRacing Point/Mercedes1.298s
9Nico HulkenbergRenault1.359s
10Charles LeclercFerrari
11Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1.019s
12Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari1.022s
13Daniel RicciardoRenault1.032s
14Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda1.368s
15Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes1.683s
16Lando NorrisMcLaren/Renault1.566s
17Alexander AlbonToro Rosso/Honda1.694s
18George RussellWilliams/Mercedes2.954s
19Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes3.072s
20Sebastian VettelFerrari
2019 German Grand Prix, Friday – LAT Images

*This article was first published in German at autobild.de/motorsport.

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