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The 2019 Canadian Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix du Canada 2019) was a Formula One motor race held on 9 June 2019 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] It was the seventh round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship. It was the fifty-sixth running of the Canadian Grand Prix, the fiftieth time the event had been included as a round of the Formula One World Championship since the inception of the series in 1950, and the fortieth time that a World Championship was held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The race was won by Lewis Hamilton after a controversial penalty was given to race leader Sebastian Vettel.

2019 Canadian Grand Prix
Race 7 of 21 in the 2019 Formula One World Championship
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Layout of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Layout of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Race details[1]
Date 9 June 2019
Official name Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix du Canada 2019
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Course Street circuit
Course length 4.361 km (2.710 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 305.270 km (189.686 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:10.240
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
Time 1:13.078 on lap 69 (lap record)
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Ferrari
Third Ferrari

BackgroundEdit

Championship standings before the raceEdit

Heading into the race Lewis Hamilton had a 17 point advantage over team mate Valtteri Bottas in the Drivers' Championship. In the Constructors' Championship it was Mercedes who held a 118 point advantage over Ferrari.[2]

EntrantsEdit

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.[3]

QualifyingEdit

Sebastian Vettel won pole position ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Vettel's teammate Charles Leclerc. Max Verstappen could only finish 11th in Q2 following a crash at the final corner from Kevin Magnussen, who therefore failed to set a lap time in Q3, and started the race from the pit lane. Daniel Ricciardo qualified in 4th place for Renault, the team's highest qualifying position since Robert Kubica qualified 4th at the 2010 Japanese Grand Prix.[4][5]

Qualifying classificationEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Qualifying times Grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:11.200 1:11.142 1:10.240 1
2 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:11.518 1:11.010 1:10.446 2
3 16   Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:11.214 1:11.205 1:10.920 3
4 3   Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:11.837 1:11.532 1:11.071 4
5 10   Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:12.023 1:11.196 1:11.079 5
6 77   Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:11.229 1:11.095 1:11.101 6
7 27   Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:11.720 1:11.553 1:11.324 7
8 4   Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1:11.780 1:11.735 1:11.863 8
9 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 1:11.750 1:11.572 1:13.981 111
10 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:12.107 1:11.786 No time PL2
11 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:11.619 1:11.800 N/A 9
12 26   Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:11.965 1:11.921 N/A 10
13 99   Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:12.122 1:12.136 N/A 12
14 23   Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:12.020 1:12.193 N/A 13
15 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:12.109 No time N/A 14
16 11   Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:12.197 N/A N/A 15
17 7   Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:12.230 N/A N/A 16
18 18   Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:12.266 N/A N/A 17
19 63   George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1:13.617 N/A N/A 18
20 88   Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 1:14.393 N/A N/A 19
107% time: 1:16.184
Source:[6][7]
Notes
  • ^1Carlos Sainz Jr. received a three-place grid penalty for impeding Alexander Albon during qualifying.
  • ^2Kevin Magnussen was required to start from the pit lane after his chassis needed to be changed after a crash in qualifying. He also received a 15-place grid penalty: 10 places for his third Control Electronics (CE) and 5 places for an unscheduled gearbox change.

RaceEdit

Sebastian Vettel started on pole and maintained the lead from Lewis Hamilton, who started in second place. The opening lap saw Valtteri Bottas lose sixth place to Nico Hülkenberg, and saw Alexander Albon squeezed between Sergio Pérez and Antonio Giovinazzi at turn one, making contact with Giovinazzi and causing Albon to lose his front wing. Debris from Albon was blown back into the cockpit of Romain Grosjean's Haas, catching on the car's halo and causing Grosjean to go straight on at turn two whilst he removed the debris with his hand, losing positions. Albon pitted at the end of the lap for a replacement, having fallen to last place. His pace suffered for the rest of the race, and the team eventually opted to retire his damaged car on lap 60. Carlos Sainz Jr. was forced to pit at the end of the third lap after his brake calipers began to overheat due to a duct blockage. The problem was cleared and Sainz emerged from the pits in 19th place.

On lap nine, Lando Norris, who was running in eighth place, pulled over to the side of the pit exit after suffering a broken right-rear suspension. It later emerged that the McLaren's brakes had overheated and set on fire, burning through the suspension. This was unconnected to the problem encountered earlier by his teammate, which was caused by a helmet visor tear-off.[8] No safety car was deployed, since Norris' car had stopped away from the track.

Hülkenberg made his first pit stop at the end of lap 16, allowing Bottas and Max Verstappen to take fourth and fifth place respectively. Vettel pitted at the end of lap 26, with Hamilton inheriting the race lead. Vettel emerged in third place ahead of Bottas and Verstappen. On the following lap, Giovinazzi spun at turn two, coming to a stop on the grass and avoiding the barriers. He was able to recover and continue racing. Hamilton pitted at the end of lap 28, coming out behind Vettel and handing the lead to Charles Leclerc. Bottas pitted on lap 30, emerging in sixth place behind the Renault of Daniel Ricciardo. Leclerc pitted on lap 33, resulting in Vettel re-taking the lead. Bottas made it past Ricciardo on lap 38 after struggling to overtake the Renault since his pit stop.

Hamilton had been closely following Vettel until turn three of lap 48, when Vettel went straight on over the grass, missing turn four. As the Ferrari re-joined the track, Hamilton was squeezed towards the outside wall and was forced to slow down to avoid a collision. A lap later, Verstappen was the last of the front-runners to make a pit stop, emerging in seventh place behind both Renaults. By lap 52 the Red Bull had made it up to fifth place.

On lap 57, Vettel was handed a five-second time penalty for the lap 48 incident, for re-entering the track unsafely and forcing another driver off the track. Over the next thirteen laps, Vettel attempted to build a five-second gap to Hamilton in second. Vettel ultimately crossed the finish line in first place, but was only 1.3 seconds ahead, meaning the victory was awarded to Hamilton. At the conclusion of the race, rather than park his car in parc ferme, Vettel pulled over much earlier in the pit lane and had to be collected by an official to attend the podium. On the way, Vettel removed the #1 sign from in front of Hamilton's car and moved it to the empty space where his car should have been parked.[9] Ferrari announced it would appeal the penalty.[10][11][12] On 21 June the FIA denied the appeal, stating that Ferrari had supplied "...no significant and relevant new elements which were unavailable to the parties at the time [the penalty was given],..."[13]

Race classificationEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 70 1:29:07.084 2 25
2 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 70 +3.6581 1 18
3 16   Charles Leclerc Ferrari 70 +4.696 3 15
4 77   Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 70 +51.043 6 132
5 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 70 +57.655 9 10
6 3   Daniel Ricciardo Renault 69 +1 lap 4 8
7 27   Nico Hülkenberg Renault 69 +1 lap 7 6
8 10   Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 69 +1 lap 5 4
9 18   Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 69 +1 lap 17 2
10 26   Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 69 +1 lap 10 1
11 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 69 +1 lap 11
12 11   Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 69 +1 lap 15
13 99   Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 69 +1 lap 12
14 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 69 +1 lap 14
15 7   Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 69 +1 lap 16
16 63   George Russell Williams-Mercedes 68 +2 laps 18
17 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 68 +2 laps PL
18 88   Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 67 +3 laps 19
Ret 23   Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 59 Collision damage 13
Ret 4   Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 8 Suspension 8
Fastest lap:   Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) - 1:13.078 (lap 69)
Source:[7][14][15]
Notes
  • ^1Sebastian Vettel completed the race first but he had received a 5-second penalty for re-joining the track unsafely and forcing Lewis Hamilton off the track after he ran wide at turn 3.
  • ^2 – Includes one point for fastest lap.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix du Canada 2019". formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Monaco 2019 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ "2019 Canadian Grand Prix – Entry List". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Magnussen set for pit-lane start and new chassis after 54g qualifying shunt". 8 June 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Vettel beats Hamilton to take first pole of the year in Canada". 8 June 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix du Canada 2019 – Qualifying". Formula One. 8 June 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix du Canada 2019 – Starting Grid". Formula One. 10 June 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  8. ^ "McLaren F1 team identifies cause of Norris's Canadian GP breakage". www.autosport.com. 18 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Lewis Hamilton wins in Canada after Sebastian Vettel penalised". BBC Sport. 9 June 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Canadian Grand Prix 2019 race report and highlights: Vettel penalty hands record 7th Canada win to Hamilton | Formula 1®". www.formula1.com. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Canadian Grand Prix: Ferrari lodge intention to appeal Vettel penalty decision | Formula 1®". www.formula1.com. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Lewis Hamilton handed Canadian GP win after Vettel's penalty pain". Guardian. 9 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Ferrari's request to review Vettel time penalty is denied". www.ctvnews.ca. 21 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix du Canada 2019 – Race Result". Formula One. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix du Canada 2019 – Fastest Laps". Formula One. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Canada 2019 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 10 June 2019.


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