2019 Mexican Grand Prix

The 2019 Mexican Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2019) was a Formula One motor race held on 27 October 2019 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City. The race was the eighteenth round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship and marked the twenty-first running of the Mexican Grand Prix, and the twentieth time that the race will been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950. Lewis Hamilton would go on to win the Mexican Grand Prix, his 10th victory of the season.

Track changes.

Ahead of the race it was announced that a third DRS zone would be added between turns 11 and 12, to aid overtaking. The detection point is established after turn 9.

Championship standings before the race.

Lewis Hamilton has a chance to win the World Drivers’ Championship at this Grand Prix for the third straight year if he outscores his only remaining title contender, Valtteri Bottas, by fourteen points or more.

Entrants.

The drivers and teams were the same as the season entry list with no additional stand-in drivers for the race. However, Nicholas Latifi drove in the first practice session for Williams, replacing Robert Kubica.

Qualifying.

Max Verstappen provisionally won pole position, but then he was demoted to 4th after failing to slow down for a yellow flag when Valtteri Bottas crashed at the end of the session. As a result, the pole position was inherited by Charles Leclerc with his teammate, Sebastian Vettel, joining him on the front row.

Qualifying classification.

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:15.949 1:16.136 1:14.758 4
2 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:16.364 1:16.219 1:15.024 1
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:16.696 1:15.914 1:15.170 2
4 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:16.424 1:15.721 1:15.262 3
5 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:16.175 1:16.574 1:15.336 5
6 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:17.062 1:15.852 1:15.338 6
7 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 1:17.044 1:16.267 1:16.014 7
8 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1:17.092 1:16.447 1:16.322 8
9 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:17.041 1:16.657 1:16.469 9
10 10 France Pierre Gasly Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:17.065 1:16.679 1:16.586 10
11 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:17.465 1:16.687 N/A 11
12 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:17.608 1:16.885 N/A 12
13 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:17.270 1:16.933 N/A 13
14 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:17.225 1:16.967 N/A 14
15 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:17.794 1:17.269 N/A 15
16 18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:18.065 N/A N/A 16
17 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:18.436 N/A N/A 17
18 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:18.599 N/A N/A 18
19 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1:18.823 N/A N/A 19
20 88 Poland Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 1:20.179 N/A N/A 20
107% time: 1:21.265

Notes

  • ^1 – Max Verstappen qualified on pole position, but received a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow for a yellow flag.

Race.

Race classification.

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 71 1:36:48.904 3 25
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 71 +1.766 2 18
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 71 +3.553 6 15
4 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 71 +6.368 1 13
5 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Red Bull Racing-Honda 71 +21.399 5 10
6 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 71 +1:08.807 4 8
7 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 71 +1:13.819 11 6
8 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault 71 +1:14.924 13 4
9 10 France Pierre Gasly Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 70 +1 lap 10 2
10 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 70 +1 lap 12 1
11 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 70 +1 lap 9
12 18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 70 +1 lap 16
13 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 70 +1 lap 7
14 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 70 +1 lap 15
15 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 69 +2 laps 17
16 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams-Mercedes 69 +2 laps 19
17 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 69 +2 laps 18
18 88 Poland Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 69 +2 laps 20
Ret 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 58 Overheating 14
Ret 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 48 Withdrew 8
Fastest lap: Monaco Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) – 1:19.232 (lap 53)

Notes

  • ^1 – Includes one point for fastest lap.
  • ^2 – Daniil Kvyat originally finished 9th, but received a 10-second time penalty for causing a collision with Nico Hülkenberg.

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Championship standings after the race.

Drivers’ Championship standings.

Bold text indicates drivers who still had a mathematical chance of being World Champion.

Pos. Driver Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 363
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 Finland Valtteri Bottas 289
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 Monaco Charles Leclerc 236
1uparrow green.svg 1 4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 230
1downarrow red.svg 1 5 Netherlands Max Verstappen 220

Note

  • Only the top five positions for each set of standings are shown

Constructors’ Championship standings.

Bold text indicates the World Constructors Champion.

Pos. Constructor Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Germany Mercedes 652
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 Italy Ferrari 466
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 Austria Red Bull Racing-Honda 341
1rightarrow blue.svg 4 United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 111
1rightarrow blue.svg 5 France Renault 73

 

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