2019 British Grand Prix
The 2019 British Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix 2019) is a Formula One motor race that is due to take place on 14 July 2019 at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, United Kingdom. The race will be the tenth round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship. It marks seventy-fourth running of the British Grand Prix, the seventieth time that the race has been run as a World Championship event and the fifty-fourth time that the World Championship event has been held at the Silverstone Circuit.
“Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix 2019“, this is a Formula One Grand Prix event and the tenth round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship. The event is scheduled to take place over the weekend of 12-14 July 2019 at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Northamptonshire. The circuit has a lap length of 5.891 km (3.660 miles) and a lap record time of 1 minute 30.621 seconds, set by Lewis Hamilton during the 2017 British Grand Prix. The race length is set as 306.198 km (190.263 miles), which is 52 laps of the circuit. With the first British Grand Prix having been held in 1926 and the second in 1927 and then there having been one held each year since 1948, with each since 1950 being world championship events, the 2019 event is due to be the 74th time that the British Grand Prix has been held and the 70th time it has been a World Championship event.
Championship standings before the race
Heading into the race Lewis Hamilton has a 31 point advantage over team mate Valtteri Bottas in the Drivers’ Championship. In the Constructors’ Championship Mercedes hold a 135 point advantage over Ferrari.
FORMULA 1 ROLEX BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2019 – RACE RESULT
|4||10||RED BULL RACING HONDA||52||+34.692s||0|
|5||33||RED BULL RACING HONDA||52||+39.458s||0|
|8||7||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||52||+65.540s||0|
|9||26||SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO HONDA||52||+66.720s||0|
|12||23||SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO HONDA||52||+75.617s||0|
|13||18||RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES||52||+81.086s||0|
|14||63||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||51||+1 lap||0|
|15||88||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||51||+1 lap||0|
|17||11||RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES||51||+1 lap||0|
|NC||99||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||18||DNF||0|
2019 Driver Standings
|3||NED||RED BULL RACING HONDA||136|
|6||FRA||RED BULL RACING HONDA||55|
|8||FIN||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||25|
|13||MEX||RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES||13|
|14||RUS||SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO HONDA||12|
|15||THA||SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO HONDA||7|
|16||CAN||RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES||6|
|18||ITA||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||1|
2019 Constructor Standings
|3||RED BULL RACING HONDA||169|
|6||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||22|
|7||RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES||19|
|8||SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO HONDA||17|
Hamilton victorious as Verstappen and Vettel collide in Silverstone thriller
Once again a huge crowd turned out for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone – and once again they were treated to a thriller. Pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas looked to have done everything right as he led from the front and fought off team mate Lewis Hamilton, but a Safety Car intervention gifted his Mercedes team mate a free pit stop, allowing him to leapfrog the Finn and ultimately a record sixth home win. But the lead battle was just part of the story…
Behind the Silver Arrows there was wheel-to-wheel action galore, as the Ferraris and Red Bulls engaged in a tense battle for third. It was eventually won by Charles Leclerc, but only after Max Verstappen had been dramatically punted out of the position by the other Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel…
Bottas led away from pole position and held off a spirited attack from Hamilton in the early laps, before the Briton wriggled through at Luffield – to the delight of a packed house at Silverstone. But Bottas wasn’t having any of it, tucking into the slipstream before catapulting his Mercedes up the inside at Copse to retake the lead in sensational fashion.
From there, he controlled the race from the front and was the first to pit, as he was the lead car and therefore was on the optimum strategy, re-joining third, behind Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. But then Antonio Giovinazzi beached his Alfa Romeo in the gravel, bringing out the Safety Car.
Championship leader Hamilton dived into the pits, as did Vettel, and rejoined in the lead before taking the chequered flag for his seventh victory in 10 races in 2019, with Bottas finishing second. Hamilton hammered home his pace with the fastest lap on the final lap of the Grand Prix, on 30-lap old tyres, usurping Bottas, who pitted late on for fresh rubber.
Red Bull had to settle for fourth and fifth with Pierre Gasly and a recovering Verstappen, while Carlos Sainz, who like Hamilton had a free stop when he pitted under the Safety Car, took sixth, ahead of Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen. Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat was ninth with Nico Hulkenberg snatching the final point from Alexander Albon on the final lap.
Vettel meanwhile trailed home in 16th…