2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019) was a Formula One motor race held on 1 December 2019 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The race was the final round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship and marked the eleventh running of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the eleventh time that the race was run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950. This was the first Formula One race to be run in December since the 1963 South African Grand Prix.
Championship standings before the race.
Heading into the race weekend the top two places in the World Drivers’ Championship have already been determined with Lewis Hamilton as champion ahead of team mate Valtteri Bottas. However third place is yet to be decided between Max Verstappen, 260 points and Charles Leclerc, 249 points, with Sebastian Vettel, 230 points, still able to overtake Leclerc for fourth place in the standings but too far behind Verstappen to take third. The top four places in the World Constructors Championship are decided with Mercedes in first ahead of Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren. However fifth place is still undecided with Renault eight points ahead of Toro Rosso.
The drivers and teams entered were the same as those for the previous race with no additional stand-in drivers for the race or practice.
The first session saw the red flag come out twice. The first time when Daniel Ricciardo suffered an engine failure and a second time after Sebastian Vettel crashed his car at turn 19 in the closing minutes of the session, after which the session was not restarted. The session ended with Valtteri Bottas fastest followed by Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. The second practice session saw one red flag after Bottas and Romain Grosjean collided at turn 11, Bottas would later receive a reprimand for the incident. Bottas finished the session fastest ahead of Hamilton and Charles Leclerc.
|3||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing-Honda||1:36.390||1:36.275||1:35.139||2|
|6||23||Alexander Albon||Red Bull Racing-Honda||1:36.102||1:36.718||1:35.682||5|
|9||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||McLaren-Renault||1:37.358||1:36.308||1:36.459||8|
|11||11||Sergio Pérez||Racing Point-BWT Mercedes||1:36.961||1:37.055||N/A||10|
|12||10||Pierre Gasly||Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda||1:37.198||1:37.089||N/A||11|
|13||18||Lance Stroll||Racing Point-BWT Mercedes||1:37.528||1:37.103||N/A||12|
|14||26||Daniil Kvyat||Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda||1:37.683||1:37.141||N/A||13|
|17||99||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari||1:38.114||N/A||N/A||16|
|18||7||Kimi Räikkönen||Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari||1:38.383||N/A||N/A||17|
|107% time: 1:42.561|
- ^1 – Valtteri Bottas was required to start from the back of the grid for exceeding his quota for power unit components.
- ^1 – Includes one point for fastest lap.
Championship standings after the race
Drivers’ Championship standings
- Only the top five positions for each set of standings are shown.
Constructors’ Championship standings
|3||Red Bull Racing-Honda||417|