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The 2019 British Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix 2019) was a Formula One motor race held on 14 July 2019 at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, United Kingdom. The race was the tenth round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship. It marked the 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. Lewis Hamilton won the race for a record sixth time.

2019 British Grand Prix
Race 10 of 21 in the 2019 Formula One World Championship
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Layout of the Silverstone Circuit
Layout of the Silverstone Circuit
Race details
Date 14 July 2019
Official name Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix 2019
Location Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, United Kingdom
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.891 km (3.660 mi)
Distance 52 laps, 306.198 km (190.263 mi)
Weather Partly cloudy
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:25.093
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Time 1:27.369 on lap 52 (lap record)
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Mercedes
Third Ferrari

BackgroundEdit

Formally called the "Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix 2019", this was a Formula One Grand Prix event and the tenth round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship.[1] The event took place over the weekend of 12–14 July 2019 at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Northamptonshire.[1] The circuit has a lap length of 5.891 km (3.660 miles) and, prior to the race, a lap record time of 1 minute 30.621 seconds, set by Lewis Hamilton during the 2017 British Grand Prix.[2] The race length is set as 306.198 km (190.263 miles), which is 52 laps of the circuit.[2] 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,[3] with each since 1950 being world championship events,[3] the 2019 event was 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 raceEdit

Heading into the race Lewis Hamilton had a 31 point advantage over team mate Valtteri Bottas in the Drivers' Championship. In the Constructors' Championship, Mercedes held a 135 point advantage over Ferrari.[4]

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.[5]

PracticeEdit

The first practice session ended with Pierre Gasly fastest for Red Bull almost half a second ahead of second placed Valtteri Bottas who was a further 0.4 seconds ahead of Gasly's teammate Max Verstappen. The only major incidents were Romain Grosjean crashing his car on the pit exit and Kimi Räikkönen's Alfa Romeo stopping on the Wellington straight, the latter of which brought out a red flag. The drivers all struggled with track grip levels throughout the session due to the track having been recently resurfaced and although there was some brief rain it had little impact on the running in the session.[6]

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying classificationEdit

Pos. Car
no.
Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 77   Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:25.750 1:25.672 1:25.093 1
2 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:25.513 1:25.840 1:25.099 2
3 16   Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:25.533 1:25.546 1:25.172 3
4 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:25.700 1:25.848 1:25.276 4
5 10   Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:26.273 1:26.038 1:25.590 5
6 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:25.898 1:26.023 1:25.787 6
7 3   Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:26.428 1:26.283 1:26.182 7
8 4   Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1:26.079 1:26.385 1:26.224 8
9 23   Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:26.482 1:26.403 1:26.345 9
10 27   Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:26.568 1:26.397 1:26.386 10
11 99   Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:26.449 1:26.519 N/A 11
12 7   Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:26.558 1:26.546 N/A 12
13 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 1:26.203 1:26.578 N/A 13
14 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:26.347 1:26.757 N/A 14
15 11   Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:26.649 1:26.928 N/A 15
16 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:26.662 N/A N/A 16
17 26   Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:26.721 N/A N/A 17
18 18   Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:26.762 N/A N/A 18
19 63   George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1:27.789 N/A N/A 19
20 88   Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 1:28.257 N/A N/A 20
107% time: 1:31.498
Source:[7]

RaceEdit

Race summaryEdit

On Lap 1, the two Haas drivers collided at the exit of turn five. Both cars pitted, but both would go on to retire as a result of the damage, Kevin Magnussen on Lap 6 and Romain Grosjean on Lap 9. Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton fought for the lead, with Bottas maintaining 1st place until Lap 4, when Hamilton overtook at turn seven. Bottas then regained the lead shortly after at turn nine.

After battling for 3rd place in the preceding laps, Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen entered the pits at the same time on Lap 14, with Leclerc ahead. The Red Bull pit stop was the faster of the two and Verstappen emerged in front after the two cars were side-by-side whilst driving through the pit-lane. However, this lead would not last, as Verstappen ran wide shortly after at turn 4, allowing Leclerc through.

Bottas pitted from the lead at the end of Lap 16, emerging behind Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. Three laps later, Antonio Giovinazzi, who was running in 9th place, suffered a mechanical failure and spun into the gravel at turn 16. This incident brought out the safety car, allowing Hamilton an advantageous pit stop, maintaining the lead from Bottas. Other drivers including Vettel, Leclerc, Verstappen and Pierre Gasly also came into the pits.

Racing resumed on Lap 24. Sergio Pérez and Nico Hülkenberg made contact shortly after the restart, damaging Pérez's front wing. This forced Pérez to pit and caused him to eventually finish the race last of the running cars in 17th place. Verstappen and Leclerc continued to battle for position, until Verstappen began to pull away and was allowed through by his teammate Gasly, taking 4th place.

Leclerc overtook Gasly around the outside of turn 3 on Lap 36, taking 5th position. Shortly after, Verstappen took 3rd place from Vettel on the Hangar Straight. However, in an attempt to retake the position, Vettel locked up his brakes and collided with the back of the Red Bull at the entry to turn 16. Both cars spun into the gravel, but were able to escape and continue the race, with them both emerging behind Leclerc and Gasly. Vettel fell down the order over the remainder of the lap due to damage to his front wing, before pitting to have it replaced. He would go on to cross the line in 15th place, but was handed a 10-second penalty for causing a collision, demoting him to 16th.

Lewis Hamilton won the race for a record sixth time, claiming the extra point for recording the fastest lap of the race on his final lap, and setting a new lap record of 1:27.369.[8][9]

Race classificationEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 52 1:21:08.452 2 261
2 77   Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 52 +24.928 1 18
3 16   Charles Leclerc Ferrari 52 +30.117 3 15
4 10   Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 52 +34.692 5 12
5 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 52 +39.458 4 10
6 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 52 +53.639 13 8
7 3   Daniel Ricciardo Renault 52 +54.401 7 6
8 7   Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 52 +1:05.540 12 4
9 26   Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 52 +1:06.720 17 2
10 27   Nico Hülkenberg Renault 52 +1:12.733 10 1
11 4   Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 52 +1:14.281 8
12 23   Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 52 +1:15.617 9
13 18   Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 52 +1:21.086 18
14 63   George Russell Williams-Mercedes 51 +1 lap 19
15 88   Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 51 +1 lap 20
16 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 51 +1 lap2 6
17 11   Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 51 +1 lap 15
Ret 99   Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 18 Spun off 11
Ret 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 9 Collision damage 14
Ret 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 6 Collision damage 16
Fastest lap:   Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – 1:27.369 (lap 52)
Source:[10]
Notes
  • ^1 – Includes one point for fastest lap.
  • ^2Sebastian Vettel originally finished 15th, but received a 10-second time penalty for causing a collision with Max Verstappen.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Race weekend". F1. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Silverstone Circuit". F1. Archived from the original on 13 July 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2019.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  3. ^ a b Rose, Gary (5 July 2014). "British GP: Sir Stirling Moss remembers first Silverstone race". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Austria 2019 – Championship". StatsF1. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  5. ^ "2019 British Grand Prix – Entry List". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 11 July 2019. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  6. ^ "FP1: Late charge puts Gasly and Red Bull on top at Silverstone". F1. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix – Qualifying". F1. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Lewis Hamilton wins F1 British Grand Prix for record sixth time". Guardian. 14 July 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Silverstone Circuit". F1. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix – Race Result". F1. 14 July 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Britain 2019 – Championship". StatsF1. Retrieved 30 July 2019.

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