2019 Chinese Grand Prix

The 2019 Chinese Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Heineken Chinese Grand Prix 2019) was a Formula One motor race that took place on 14 April 2019 at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China. The race was the third round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship, and marked the sixteenth time that the Chinese Grand Prix had been run as a round of the Formula One World Championship. The race also marked the 1000th World Championship race since the first World Championship race was held at the Silverstone Circuit in 1950.

 

Qualifying classification

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:32.658 1:31.728 1:31.547 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:33.115 1:31.637 1:31.570 2
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:33.557 1:32.232 1:31.848 3
4 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:32.712 1:32.324 1:31.865 4
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:33.274 1:32.369 1:32.089 5
6 10 France Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:33.863 1:32.948 1:32.930 6
7 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:33.709 1:33.214 1:32.958 7
8 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:33.644 1:32.968 1:32.962 8
9 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:34.036 1:33.150 No time 9
10 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:33.752 1:33.156 No time 10
11 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:33.783 1:33.236 N/A 11
12 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:34.026 1:33.299 N/A 12
13 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:34.125 1:33.419 N/A 13
14 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 1:33.686 1:33.523 N/A 14
15 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1:34.148 1:33.967 N/A 15
16 18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:34.292 N/A N/A 16
17 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1:35.253 N/A N/A 17
18 88 Poland Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 1:35.281 N/A N/A 18
107% time: 1:39.144
NC 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari No time N/A N/A 19
NC 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda No time N/A N/A PL
Notes
  • ^1  – Antonio Giovinazzi failed to set a time during qualifying and was permitted to race at the stewards’ discretion.
  • ^2  – Alexander Albon did not take part in qualifying after crashing in FP3, and was permitted to race at the stewards’ discretion. He was required to start from the pit lane after changing his survival cell. He also received a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.

 

Race

Lewis Hamilton won the race ahead of his teammate Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

At the start of the race Bottas got a bad start allowing Hamilton to lead into the first corner. At the fourth corner Daniil Kvyat, Carlos Sainz Jr. and Lando Norris collided which would cause Norris and Kvyat to retire later in the race. On lap 11 Charles Leclerc was ordered by Ferrari to let his teammate Vettel past. Nico Hülkenberg retired on lap 17 with an MGU-K problem. Daniel Ricciardo managed to score his first points of the season and his first points for Renault. Pierre Gasly got the first fastest lap of his career. It was also Mercedes’ third 1-2 finish of the season and the first time that a team has managed a 1-2 in the first three races of a season since Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese did so for Williams in 1992.

 

Race classification

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 1:32:06.350 2 25
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 56 +6.552 1 18
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 56 +13.774 3 15
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 56 +27.627 5 12
5 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 56 +31.276 4 10
6 10 France Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 56 +1:29.307 6 9
7 3 AustraliaDaniel Ricciardo Renault 55 +1 lap 7 6
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 55 +1 lap 12 4
9 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 55 +1 lap 13 2
10 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 55 +1 lap PL 1
11 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 55 +1 lap 10
12 18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 55 +1 lap 16
13 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 55 +1 lap 9
14 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 55 +1 lap 14
15 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 55 +1 lap 19
16 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams-Mercedes 54 +2 laps 17
17 88 Poland Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 54 +2 laps 18
182 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 50 Collision damage 15
Ret 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 41 Collision damage 11
Ret 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 16 Power unit 8
Fastest lap: France Pierre Gasly (Red Bull Racing-Honda) — 1:34.742 (lap 55)
Notes
  • ^1  – Includes one point for the fastest lap.
  • ^2  – Lando Norris was classified as he completed more than 90% of the race distance.

 

Championship standings after the race

Constructors’ Championship standings

Pos. Constructor Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Germany Mercedes 130
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 Italy Ferrari 73
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 Austria Red Bull Racing-Honda 52
1uparrow green.svg 3 4 France Renault 12
1downarrow red.svg 1 5 Switzerland Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 12

 

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