2019 Spanish Grand Prix

The 2019 Spanish Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Emirates Gran Premio de España 2019) was a Formula One motor race that took place on 12 May 2019 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló, Spain. The race was the fifth round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship and marked the forty-ninth running of the Spanish Grand Prix as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950, and the twenty-ninth time that a World Championship round has been held at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit.

 

Qualifying classification

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:16.979 1:15.924 1:15.406 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:17.292 1:16.038 1:16.040 2
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:17.425 1:16.667 1:16.272 3
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:17.244 1:16.726 1:16.357 4
5 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:17.388 1:16.714 1:16.588 5
6 10 France Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:17.862 1:16.932 1:16.708 6
7 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:18.042 1:17.066 1:16.911 7
8 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:17.669 1:17.272 1:16.922 8
9 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:17.914 1:17.243 1:17.573 9
10 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:18.385 1:17.299 1:18.106 13
11 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1:17.611 1:17.338 N/A 10
12 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:17.796 1:17.445 N/A 11
13 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 1:17.760 1:17.599 N/A 12
14 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:18.132 1:17.788 N/A 14
15 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:18.286 1:17.886 N/A 15
16 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:18.404 N/A N/A PL
17 18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:18.471 N/A N/A 16
18 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:18.664 N/A N/A 18
19 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1:19.072 N/A N/A 19
20 88 Poland Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 1:20.254 N/A N/A 17
107% time: 1:22.367
Notes
  • ^1 – Daniel Ricciardo received a three-place grid penalty for causing a collision at the previous round.
  • ^2 – Nico Hülkenberg was required to start from the pit lane after changing the specification of his front wing during qualifying and changing brake map parameters. He also was required to start from the rear of the starting grid for changing multiple power unit components.
  • ^3 – Antonio Giovinazzi received a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.
  • ^4 – George Russell received a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.

 

Race

Valtteri Bottas started the race from pole position, but his teammate Lewis Hamilton made a slightly better start from second on the grid to take the lead into the first corner. Sebastian Vettel briefly pulled his Ferrari into second around the outside of Turn 1 as Bottas, stuck between Vettel and Hamilton, was forced to yield. However, Vettel promptly ran wide in Turn 1 and allowed Bottas back into second place. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took advantage of the Ferraris’ squabbling through the first two turns to move into third place with an overtake around the outside of Vettel in Turn 3, and comfortably held on to the last podium position for the remainder of the race.

While Vettel was ordered by the Ferrari pit wall to allow teammate Charles Leclerc into fourth place in the early running, the two would later switch positions back and Vettel would eventually lead home a Ferrari 4-5 finish. On lap 44, the safety car was brought out by the only retirements of the day, as Racing Point’s Lance Stroll and McLaren’s Lando Norris collided in Turn 2. The safety car bunched up the field with 22 laps remaining but ultimately did not change the running order among the top 6 drivers, with the most notable result of the safety car being the subsequent battle between the two Haas drivers that saw Kevin Magnussen overtake teammate Romain Grosjean, who subsequently slipped back to 10th place by the end of the race.

Haas would ultimately be the only team outside of the top 3 to score a double points finish, and were joined by 8th placed Carlos Sainz Jr. and 9th placed Daniil Kvyat in the bottom half of the points. Hamilton led his teammate home by just over four seconds, taking his third straight victory in Spain. He also claimed the fastest lap of the race on Lap 54, only missing out on a grand slam by virtue of not starting from pole position. Valtteri Bottas finished in second place, securing Mercedes fifth consecutive one-two finish in 2019 with Max Verstappen finishing in third. The podium of the race was exactly the same as the previous year. Both Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles LeClerc finished in fourth and fifth place respectively.

 

Race classification

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 66 1:35:50.443 2 26
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 66 +4.074 1 18
3 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 66 +7.679 4 15
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 66 +9.167 3 12
5 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 66 +13.361 5 10
6 10 France Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 66 +19.576 6 8
7 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 66 +28.159 8 6
8 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 66 +32.342 12 4
9 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 66 +33.056 9 2
10 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 66 +34.641 7 1
11 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 66 +35.455 11
12 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault 66 +36.758 13
13 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 66 +39.241 PL
14 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 66 +41.803 14
15 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 66 +46.877 15
16 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 66 +47.691 18
17 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams-Mercedes 65 +1 lap 19
18 88 Poland Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 65 +1 lap 17
Ret 18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 44 Collision 16
Ret 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 44 Collision 10
Fastest lap: United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – 1:18.492 (lap 54)

Championship standings after the race

Constructors’ Championship standings

Pos. Constructor Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Germany Mercedes 217
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 Italy Ferrari 121
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 Austria Red Bull Racing-Honda 87
1rightarrow blue.svg 4 United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 22
1rightarrow blue.svg 5 United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 17

 

APTOPIX Monaco F1 GP Auto Racing

 

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