2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

The 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 SOCAR Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019) was a Formula One motor race that took place on 28 April 2019 at the Baku City Circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan. The race was the fourth round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship, marked the third time that the Azerbaijan Grand Prix had been run as a round, and the fourth time that the Baku circuit has been part of the Formula One World Championship (the 2016 race was run as the European Grand Prix).

 

Qualifying classification

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:42.026 1:41.500 1:40.495 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:41.614 1:41.580 1:40.554 2
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:42.042 1:41.889 1:40.797 3
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:41.727 1:41.388 1:41.069 4
5 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:42.249 1:41.870 1:41.593 5
6 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:42.324 1:42.221 1:41.681 6
7 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1:42.371 1:42.084 1:41.886 7
8 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:42.140 1:42.381 1:42.424 17
9 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:41.426 1:41.995 No time 8
10 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 1:41.936 1:42.398 N/A 9
11 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:42.486 1:42.477 N/A 10
12 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:42.154 1:42.494 N/A 11
13 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:42.382 1:42.699 N/A 12
14 18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:42.630 N/A N/A 13
15 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:43.407 N/A N/A 14
16 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:43.427 N/A N/A 15
17 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1:45.062 N/A N/A 16
18 88 Poland Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 1:45.455 N/A N/A PL
107% time: 1:48.428
EX 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:42.059 1:42.082 1:43.068 PL
EX 10 France Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:41.335 No time N/A PL
Notes
  • ^1 – Antonio Giovinazzi received a ten-place grid penalty for using a third control electronics in his power unit.
  • ^2 – Robert Kubica was required to start from the pit lane after making suspension changes to his car.
  • ^3 – Kimi Räikkönen was excluded from qualifying after his car failed a front wing deflection test. He was permitted to race at the stewards’ discretion and was required to start from the pit lane after adjusting his front wing.
  • ^4 – Pierre Gasly was excluded from qualifying for exceeding the 100kg/h fuel flow limit during qualifying. He was permitted to race at the stewards’ discretion and was required to start the race from the pit lane after failing to appear at the weighbridge when summoned during Free Practice 2 and changing SECU parameters before the race. He also received a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.

 

Race

Podium

Valtteri Bottas won the race after starting from pole position, taking his fifth career victory. Lewis Hamilton finished in second place which secured Mercedes’ fourth consecutive one-two finish of the season with Sebastian Vettel taking third place. Charles Leclerc got the fastest lap and was awarded as the driver of the day.

 

Race classification

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 51 1:31:52.942 1 25
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 51 +1.524 2 18
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 51 +11.739 3 15
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 51 +17.493 4 12
5 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 51 +1:09.107 8 11
6 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 51 +1:16.416 5 8
7 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 51 +1:23.826 9 6
8 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 51 +1:40.268 7 4
9 18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 51 +1:43.816 13 2
10 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 50 +1 lap PL 1
11 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 50 +1 lap 11
12 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 50 +1 lap 17
13 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 50 +1 lap 12
14 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 50 +1 lap 15
15 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams-Mercedes 49 +2 laps 16
16 88 Poland Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 49 +2 laps PL
Ret 10 France Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 38 Driveshaft PL
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 38 Brakes 14
Ret 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 33 Collision damage 6
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault 31 Collision damage 10
Fastest lap: Monaco Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) — 1:43.009 (lap 50)
Notes
  • ^1  – Includes one point for the fastest lap.

 

Championship standings after the race

Constructors’ Championship standings

Pos. Constructor Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Germany Mercedes 173
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 Italy Ferrari 99
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 Austria Red Bull Racing-Honda 64
1uparrow green.svg 3 4 United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 18
1uparrow green.svg 3 5 United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 17

 

2019-F1-Azerbaijan-Grand-Prix-Podium_Valtteri-Bottas_Lewis-Hamilton_Sebastian-Vettel-e1556532356315

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.