2019 Australian Grand Prix

The 2019 Australian Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019was a Formula One motor race that was held on 17 March 2019 in Melbourne, Victoria. The race was contested over fifty-eight laps of the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit and was the first round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship. The race marked the 84th race in the combined history of the Australian Grand Prix – which dates back to the 100 Miles Road Race of 1928 – the 24th time the event was held at the Albert Park circuit and the 35th time the Australian Grand Prix formed a part of the Formula One World Championship.

Lewis Hamilton entered the round as the defending World Drivers’ Champion and his team, Mercedes, are the defending World Constructors’ Champions. Hamilton got pole position for the race equalling the record for most poles at one Grand Prix (8), but it was his Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas who won the Grand Prix from second on the grid.

 

Qualifying classification

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:22.043 1:21.014 1:20.486 1
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:22.367 1:21.193 1:20.598 2
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:22.885 1:21.912 1:21.190 3
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:22.876 1:21.678 1:21.320 4
5 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:22.017 1:21.739 1:21.442 5
6 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:22.959 1:21.870 1:21.826 6
7 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:22.519 1:22.221 1:22.099 7
8 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1:22.702 1:22.423 1:22.304 8
9 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:22.966 1:22.349 1:22.314 9
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:22.908 1:22.532 1:22.781 10
11 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:22.540 1:22.562 N/A 11
12 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:22.921 1:22.570 N/A 12
13 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:22.757 1:22.636 N/A 13
14 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:22.431 1:22.714 N/A 14
15 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:22.511 1:22.774 N/A 15
16 18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:23.017 N/A N/A 16
17 10 France Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:23.020 N/A N/A 17
18 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 1:23.084 N/A N/A 18
19 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1:24.360 N/A N/A 19
20 88 Poland Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 1:26.067 N/A N/A 20
107% time: 1:27.758

Race classification

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 58 1:25:27.325 2 26
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 58 +20.886 1 18
3 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 58 +22.520 4 15
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 58 +57.109 3 12
5 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 58 +58.203 5 10
6 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 58 +1:27.156 7 8
7 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 57 +1 lap 11 6
8 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 57 +1 lap 9 4
9 18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 57 +1 lap 16 2
10 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 57 +1 lap 15 1
11 10 France Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 57 +1 lap 17
12 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 57 +1 lap 8
13 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 57 +1 lap 10
14 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 57 +1 lap 13
15 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 57 +1 lap 14
16 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams-Mercedes 56 +2 laps 19
17 88 Poland Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 55 +3 laps 20
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 29 Wheel 6
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault 28 Accident damage 12
Ret 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 9 Power unit 18
Fastest lap: Finland Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) – 1:25.580 (lap 57)

Championship standings after the race

Constructors’ Championship standings
Pos. Constructor Points
1 Germany Mercedes 44
2 Italy Ferrari 22
3 Austria Red Bull Racing-Honda 15
4 United States Haas-Ferrari 8
5 France Renault 6

 

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Australian Grand Prix - Race Day - Melbourne, Australia

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