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.
- ^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.
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.
|4||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing-Honda||56||+27.627||5||12|
|6||10||Pierre Gasly||Red Bull Racing-Honda||56||+1:29.307||6||9|
|7||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Renault||55||+1 lap||7||6|
|8||11||Sergio Pérez||Racing Point-BWT Mercedes||55||+1 lap||12||4|
|9||7||Kimi Räikkönen||Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari||55||+1 lap||13||2|
|10||23||Alexander Albon||Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda||55||+1 lap||PL||1|
|11||8||Romain Grosjean||Haas-Ferrari||55||+1 lap||10|
|12||18||Lance Stroll||Racing Point-BWT Mercedes||55||+1 lap||16|
|13||20||Kevin Magnussen||Haas-Ferrari||55||+1 lap||9|
|14||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||McLaren-Renault||55||+1 lap||14|
|15||99||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari||55||+1 lap||19|
|16||63||George Russell||Williams-Mercedes||54||+2 laps||17|
|17||88||Robert Kubica||Williams-Mercedes||54||+2 laps||18|
|182||4||Lando Norris||McLaren-Renault||50||Collision damage||15|
|Ret||26||Daniil Kvyat||Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda||41||Collision damage||11|
|Ret||27||Nico Hülkenberg||Renault||16||Power unit||8|
|Fastest lap: Pierre Gasly (Red Bull Racing-Honda) — 1:34.742 (lap 55)|
- ^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
|3||Red Bull Racing-Honda||52|
|1||5||Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari||12|