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.

Entries

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.

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.

Qualifying

Qualifying classification

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:35.851 1:35.634 1:34.779 1
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:36.200 1:35.674 1:34.973 20
3 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:36.390 1:36.275 1:35.139 2
4 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:36.478 1:35.543 1:35.219 3
5 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:36.963 1:35.786 1:35.339 4
6 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:36.102 1:36.718 1:35.682 5
7 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1:37.545 1:36.764 1:36.436 6
8 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:37.106 1:36.785 1:36.456 7
9 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 1:37.358 1:36.308 1:36.459 8
10 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:37.506 1:36.859 1:36.710 9
11 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:36.961 1:37.055 N/A 10
12 10 France Pierre Gasly Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:37.198 1:37.089 N/A 11
13 18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:37.528 1:37.103 N/A 12
14 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:37.683 1:37.141 N/A 13
15 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:37.710 1:37.254 N/A 14
16 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:38.051 N/A N/A 15
17 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:38.114 N/A N/A 16
18 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:38.383 N/A N/A 17
19 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1:38.717 N/A N/A 18
20 88 Poland Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 1:39.236 N/A N/A 19
107% time: 1:42.561

Notes

  • ^1 – Valtteri Bottas was required to start from the back of the grid for exceeding his quota for power unit components.

Race

Race classification

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 55 1:34:05.715 1 26
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 55 +16.772 2 18
3 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 55 +43.435 3 15
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 55 +44.379 20 12
5 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 55 +1:04.357 4 10
6 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Red Bull Racing-Honda 55 +1:09.205 5 8
7 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 54 +1 lap 10 6
8 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 54 +1 lap 6 4
9 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 54 +1 lap 13 2
10 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 54 +1 lap 8 1
11 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault 54 +1 lap 7
12 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 54 +1 lap 9
13 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 54 +1 lap 17
14 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 54 +1 lap 14
15 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 54 +1 lap 15
16 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 54 +1 lap 16
17 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams-Mercedes 54 +1 lap 18
18 10 France Pierre Gasly Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 53 +2 laps 11
19 88 Poland Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 53 +2 laps 19
Ret 18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 45 Brakes 12
Fastest lap: United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – 1:39.283 (lap 53)

Notes

  • ^1 – Includes one point for fastest lap.

Championship standings after the race

Drivers’ Championship standings

Pos. Driver Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 413
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 Finland Valtteri Bottas 326
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 Netherlands Max Verstappen 278
1rightarrow blue.svg 4 Monaco Charles Leclerc 264
1rightarrow blue.svg 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 240
Note
  • Only the top five positions for each set of standings are shown.

Constructors’ Championship standings

Pos. Constructor Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Germany Mercedes 739
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 Italy Ferrari 504
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 Austria Red Bull Racing-Honda 417
1rightarrow blue.svg 4 United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 145
1rightarrow blue.svg 5 France Renault 91

 

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