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2019 Austrian Grand Prix

The 2019 Austrian Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 myWorld Großer Preis von Österreich 2019) was a Formula One motor race held on 30 June 2019 at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. The race was the 9th round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship. The race marked the 33rd running of the Austrian Grand Prix and the 32nd time it had been held as a round of the Formula One World Championship since the series inception in 1950.[1] The victory of Max Verstappen in the Red Bull Racing RB15 was the first win for a Honda-powered F1 car since Jenson Button in the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix and he also became the first non-Mercedes driver to win a race in 2019.

2019 Austrian Grand Prix
Race 9 of 21 in the 2019 Formula One World Championship
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Layout of the Red Bull Ring
Layout of the Red Bull Ring
Race details[1]
Date 30 June 2019
Official name Formula 1 myWorld Großer Preis von Österreich 2019
Location Red Bull Ring
Spielberg, Styria, Austria
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.318 km (2.683 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 306.452 km (190.420 mi)
Weather Sunny, 36C (97F)
Attendance 203,000
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:03.003
Fastest lap
Driver Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda
Time 1:07.475 on lap 60
Podium
First Red Bull Racing-Honda
Second Ferrari
Third Mercedes

BackgroundEdit

Championship standings before the raceEdit

Heading into the race Lewis Hamilton had a 36-point advantage over team mate Valtteri Bottas in the Drivers' Championship. In the Constructors' Championship Mercedes held a 140-point advantage over Ferrari.[2]

EntrantsEdit

The drivers and teams entered were the same as those on the season entry list with no additional stand-in drivers for either the race or practice.[3]

PenaltiesEdit

Carlos Sainz Jr. and Alexander Albon were required to start from the back of the grid for exceeding their quotas for power unit components.[4][5] Nico Hülkenberg and Kevin Magnussen received five-place grid penalties for exceeding their quota for power unit components and for a gearbox change, respectively.[6]

Free practiceEdit

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in first practice with Sebastian Vettel second. Valtteri Bottas was third ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in fourth.[7] Second practice was eventful as Vettel spun and both Bottas and Max Verstappen crashed. Leclerc was fastest ahead of Bottas, Pierre Gasly and Hamilton.[8] In third practice Leclerc was fastest again ahead of Hamilton, Bottas and Vettel.[9]

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying classificationEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 16   Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:04.138 1:03.378 1:03.003 1
2 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:03.818 1:03.803 1:03.262 41
3 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:03.807 1:03.835 1:03.439 2
4 77   Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:04.084 1:03.863 1:03.537 3
5 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:04.778 1:04.466 1:04.072 102
6 4   Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1:04.361 1:04.211 1:04.099 5
7 7   Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:04.615 1:04.056 1:04.166 6
8 99   Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:04.450 1:04.194 1:04.179 7
9 10   Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:04.412 1:03.988 1:04.199 8
10 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:04.430 1:03.667 No time 9
11 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:04.552 1:04.490 N/A 11
12 27   Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:04.733 1:04.516 N/A 153
13 23   Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:04.708 1:04.665 N/A 184
14 3   Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:04.647 1:04.790 N/A 12
15 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 1:04.453 1:13.601 N/A 194
16 11   Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:04.789 N/A N/A 13
17 18   Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:04.832 N/A N/A 14
18 26   Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:05.324 N/A N/A 16
19 63   George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1:05.904 N/A N/A PL5
20 88   Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 1:06.206 N/A N/A 17
107% time: 1:08.273
Source:[10][11]
Notes
  • ^1Lewis Hamilton received a three-place grid penalty for impeding Kimi Räikkönen during qualifying. However, because of the way the penalties were applied, Hamilton dropped two places instead of three and he would start fourth.
  • ^2Kevin Magnussen received a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.
  • ^3Nico Hülkenberg received a five-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota for power unit components. However, because of the way the penalties were applied, Hülkenberg dropped three places instead of five and he would start fifteenth.
  • ^4Alexander Albon and Carlos Sainz Jr. were required to start from the back of the grid for exceeding their quotas for power unit components.
  • ^5George Russell received a three-place grid penalty for impeding Daniil Kvyat during qualifying. Additionally, he was required to start from the pit lane for changing his front wing under parc fermé conditions.

RaceEdit

Race summaryEdit

Whilst Charles Leclerc started the race well from pole position, Max Verstappen encountered an issue with his anti-stall, dropping from 2nd down to 8th place by turn 2. Lando Norris briefly battled Lewis Hamilton for 3rd place, and Kimi Räikkönen ran as high as 4th. Räikkönen held the position until lap 7, when he was passed by Sebastian Vettel, who had started 9th. By lap 9, Verstappen had recovered after his poor start, passing Räikkönen and Norris. Kevin Magnussen pitted on lap 12, dropping him to the back, but was handed a drive-through penalty soon afterwards after the stewards found he had over-stepped his grid line at the beginning of the race and started too far forward. He would only recover one place during the race, and eventually crossed the finish line in 19th.

Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel pitted on lap 22, with Bottas emerging in clear air in 4th, but with Vettel stuck behind Norris, Räikkönen and Pierre Gasly in 8th after a communication issue saw his pit-stop take longer than expected. Leclerc pitted on the following lap, handing the lead of the race to Hamilton. At this stage of the race, the Mercedes cars were suffering from the high air and track temperatures. Hamilton repeatedly ran wide at turn 1, driving over the sausage kerb. This eventually caused damage to his front wing, forcing him to pit for a replacement on lap 31 and dropping him to 5th place. Verstappen inherited the lead, but pitted on the following lap; Leclerc thus regained 1st place.

Verstappen emerged from the pits in 4th place, and began his charge towards the front. He passed Vettel on Lap 50, on the straight after turn 2. Vettel subsequently pitted on the following lap. Verstappen then passed Bottas into turn 2 on lap 56. Finally, he caught up with Leclerc at the front, passing him into turn 2 with three laps to go. Verstappen took a wide line through the corner on the inside of Leclerc, making contact and resulting in Leclerc leaving the track and driving over the kerb. Verstappen held on to his lead until the chequered flag, and the stewards later deemed his overtake legal. Vettel passed Hamilton on the final lap to take 4th place.

Verstappen's victory marked the first win for a Honda-powered F1 car since Jenson Button in the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix. The race was also the first race in the season not to be won by a Mercedes driver, as Valtteri Bottas finished in third and Lewis Hamilton fifth. Antonio Giovinazzi scored his first ever career points in Formula One by finishing tenth place.[12] This also marked the first race in which every driver saw the chequered flag since the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix.

Race classificationEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 71 1:22:01.822 2 261
2 16   Charles Leclerc Ferrari 71 +2.724 1 18
3 77   Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 71 +18.960 3 15
4 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 71 +19.610 9 12
5 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 71 +22.805 4 10
6 4   Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 70 +1 lap 5 8
7 10   Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 70 +1 lap 8 6
8 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 70 +1 lap 19 4
9 7   Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 70 +1 lap 6 2
10 99   Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 70 +1 lap 7 1
11 11   Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 70 +1 lap 13
12 3   Daniel Ricciardo Renault 70 +1 lap 12
13 27   Nico Hülkenberg Renault 70 +1 lap 15
14 18   Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 70 +1 lap 14
15 23   Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 70 +1 lap 18
16 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 70 +1 lap 11
17 26   Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 70 +1 lap 16
18 63   George Russell Williams-Mercedes 69 +2 laps PL
19 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 69 +2 laps 10
20 88   Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 68 +3 laps 17
Fastest lap:   Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing-Honda) - 1:07.475 (lap 60)
Source:[11][13][14]
Notes
  • ^1 – Includes one point for fastest lap.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Austrian Grand Prix 2019 - F1 Race". Formula1.com. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  2. ^ "France 2019 – Championship". StatsF1. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ "2019 Austrian Grand Prix – Entry List". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 27 June 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Sainz set for Austria grid penalty after taking upgraded Renault engine". Formula1.com. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Albon treating Austria 'like a test' after taking Honda upgrade". Formula1.com. 27 June 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Hulkenberg and Magnussen set for Austrian GP grid drops". Formula1.com. 29 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  7. ^ "FP1: Hamilton heads Vettel in Austria, as Hulkenberg rips off front wing". Formula1.com. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  8. ^ "FP2: Leclerc fastest as Vettel spins and Bottas and Verstappen crash heavily". Formula1.com. 29 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  9. ^ "FP3: Leclerc pips Hamilton ahead of qualifying in Austria". Formula1.com. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Formula 1 myWorld Grosser Preis von Österreich 2019 – Qualifying". Formula1.com. 29 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Formula 1 myWorld Grosser Preis von Österreich 2019 – Starting Grid". Formula1.com. 29 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Austrian Grand Prix 2019: Race Facts and Stats". Formula1.com. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Formula 1 myWorld Grosser Preis von Österreich 2019 – Race Result". Formula1.com. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Formula 1 myWorld Grosser Preis von Österreich 2019 – Fastest Laps". Formula1.com. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  15. ^ a b "Austria 2019 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 7 July 2019.

External linksEdit


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