[82], At the German Grand Prix, Mercedes ran a special one-off livery to commemorate their 125th anniversary in motorsport. [77], At the Monaco Grand Prix, teams and drivers honoured the memory of F1 legend and Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda, who had died the week before the race. [42][43], Esteban Ocon left Racing Point Force India and joined Mercedes as a reserve driver. Since its entry into the F1 calendar, the venue has hosted 11 races so far. [36] He was partnered with Antonio Giovinazzi, who made two starts for Sauber when he replaced the injured Pascal Wehrlein in 2017. [70][71], The season started with the Australian Grand Prix, won by Valtteri Bottas from second on the grid in dominant fashion, finishing 20 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton who himself only narrowly beat Red Bull's Max Verstappen to second. The stewards controversially gave Vettel a five-second time penalty for this incident as they deemed it an unsafe re-entry to the track and impeding Hamilton. During the race, Red Bull's Max Verstappen was released unsafely from his pit box and impeded Valtteri Bottas, resulting in a five-second time penalty for Verstappen. Get up to speed with everything you need to know about the 2019 United States Grand Prix, which takes place over 56 laps of the 5.513-kilometre Circuit of The Americas in Austin on Sunday, November 3. This marked the first time in eleven years that Ferrari had won three races in a row and was Vettel's record fifth win at Singapore, and also the first time a team has finished 1–2 in Singapore. Hamilton went on to win the race and although Verstappen was second, his penalty was applied and it demoted him to fourth place. He was later penalized for entering the pit lane outside the bollard, later having a spin, and ended up 11th. Renault had both drivers disqualified for a technical infringement following a protest from Racing Point. 2019 Formula 1 Results. Valtteri Bo An investigation followed after contact was made between the two at turn 3 on lap 69, but the stewards deemed it a racing incident. However, it was the last race of the season, marking the twenty-first round. At round three, the Chinese Grand Prix which was noted as F1's 1000th race, Hamilton led away at the start and won the Grand Prix, resulting in him taking the championship lead by 6 points over his teammate Bottas, whilst Mercedes extended their lead over Ferrari, becoming the first team since Williams in 1992 to start a season with 3 consecutive 1–2 Hamilton took pole position at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, ending his pole-less streak since Germany, and went on to dominate and win the race, taking the sixth Grand Slam of his career. The governing body argued that the naming conventions used in 2018 were obtuse and difficult for casual spectators to understand. [56][57], In a bid to improve overtaking, teams agreed to a series of aerodynamic changes that affect the profile of the front and rear wings. The 2019 United States Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 3 November 2019 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, United States. Chinese Grand Prix 2019 Schedule & Time Table: Friday, 12th April 2019 [58] The agreed-upon changes were drawn from the findings of a working group set up to investigate potential changes to the technical regulations in preparation for the 2021 championship. Charles Leclerc earned the first pole position of his career by setting a lap time 3 tenths of a second quicker than his teammate Sebastian Vettel. Ocon shared the role of simulator driver with Stoffel Vandoorne. The practice of using colours to identify the specific compound (such as pink for the hypersoft) will be discontinued, with white, yellow and red being used for the three compounds available for each race where white denoted the hardest available compound and red the softest. Ferrari were pre-season favourites, but Mercedes were first out of the blocks, winning the opening eight races, the first five with one-two finishes. The safety car was deployed on lap 44 after a collision between Racing Point's Lance Stroll and McLaren's Lando Norris, which ultimately did not change the positions of the top 6 runners. Lewis Hamilton successfully defended the World Drivers' Championship for the second year running, winning his sixth championship title at the United States Grand Prix. Hamilton's car was damaged but he was able to continue, although he lost second place to Pierre Gasly. [28], Sainz, who was on loan to Renault in 2018, did not have his deal with Red Bull renewed and subsequently moved to McLaren to replace two-time World Drivers' Champion Fernando Alonso,[29] who had earlier announced that he would not compete in Formula One in 2019. [74] As a result, Lewis Hamilton won, Valtteri Bottas came second, and Charles Leclerc came home third for his first podium and Ferrari's first podium of the season. Pierre Gasly and Carlos Sainz Jr. took their first podiums, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively. Under the new standard, helmets will be subjected to a more thorough range of crash tests aimed at improving energy absorption and deflection as well as reducing the likelihood of objects penetrating the helmet's structure. Mercedes locked out the front row of the grid again, with Hamilton on pole and Bottas in second. Each race was run over a minimum number of laps that exceeds a total distance of 305 km (189.5 mi); the only exception to this is the Monaco Grand Prix, for which the distance is 260 km (161.6 mi). Leclerc took his fourth consecutive pole at the Russian Grand Prix, but at the start of the race, it was Vettel who led, contradicting a pre-race agreement that had been discussed. [92], "F1 2019" redirects here. Second-placed Verstappen kept the pressure on Hamilton, with Verstappen coming close to Hamilton in the final laps of the race at the Nouvelle Chicane. The race was the 8th round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship. It also promoted Pierre Gasly to a joint career-best finish of 4th. The 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race that took place on 31 March 2019 at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. [49], The following twenty-one Grands Prix were run as part of the 2019 World Championship. Everything changed in the race as it rained heavily before the start, leading the race to have a standing start for the first time. Neither team is recognised as Honda's official factory team under the terms of the agreement. In both races, Leclerc was under strong pressure from Hamilton throughout, winning the Belgian race by less than a second, before Hamilton ultimately dropped back after missing the first chicane in Italy. Alonso drives 2005 title-winning car at Abu Dhabi GP. The opening laps did provide for some battling between the two Mercedes drivers, but the safety car played a crucial role in the Mercedes battle when Giovinazzi became stuck in the gravel trap at the penultimate corner and Hamilton pitted under the safety car, whereas Bottas had already pitted a few laps earlier during open racing. [80], At the Austrian Grand Prix, some drivers spun off the track in free practice due to wind. [75] Pierre Gasly set the fastest lap and finished in sixth, after pitting with 3 laps remaining as Ferrari got their second podium of the season with Vettel. Leclerc won his first two career wins consecutively and within the timespan of one week, as Vettel and Verstappen endured two terrible weekends. The 2019 F1 calendar was officially confirmed by the FIA World Motor Sport Council on 12th October 2018. Thereafter, Vettel and Verstappen were battling for 3rd when Vettel misjudged his braking point at Vale corner and rammed into the back of Verstappen, resulting in a 10-second penalty, which led Vettel to finish behind the two Williamses. Trending. With the 1–3 finish for Mercedes, the team had secured their sixth consecutive Constructors' Championship. This page was last edited on 1 December 2020, at 11:59. His victory at Belgium was an emotional one, as the race was overshadowed by the death of Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert the previous day. The drivers all struggled with track grip levels throughout the session, and although there was some brief rain, it had little impact on the running in the session. comments . [55] Deputy Race Director Michael Masi was named as his successor for Race Director. [61] The agreed changes are to mandate smaller bargeboards and limit aerodynamic development of the rear wing endplates to create more space for sponsor logos. Racing Point F1 Team uses Mercedes M10 EQ Power+ power units. The rear wing was made 100 mm (3.9 in) wider and 70 mm (2.8 in)[59] higher, with a 20 mm (0.79 in) larger DRS opening.[60]. This will be the third race of 2019 season and it will be interesting to see how teams cope with heat on a busy Sunday, 14th April 2019. [3], Red Bull Racing ended its twelve-year partnership with Renault and switched to Honda engines. This makes 2019 the first time since 1959 that a bonus point gets awarded for setting the fastest lap. Mercedes painted their halos red and other teams and some drivers memorialised Lauda on their cars and helmets. [44][45] Ocon was replaced at Racing Point by Lance Stroll, who left Williams. [67][68] Under the new plan, names given to particular compounds, such as "hypersoft" and "ultrasoft", will be replaced by referring during each race to the three compounds teams have available for that race as soft, medium and hard. A few laps later, Valtteri Bottas also overtook Leclerc pushing him down to 3rd and making it a Mercedes 1–2. Red Bull's Max Verstappen completed the podium. Max Verstappen went on to claim victory in the race, with Vettel recovering from last to second, and the third podium place went to Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat, who made a stop for slick tyres late in the race to claim his third career podium and Toro Rosso's first since the 2008 Italian Grand Prix, after a close battle with Racing Point's Lance Stroll. Lewis Hamilton said he feels "grateful to be alive" after returning from a positive COVID-19 test to race at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where he finished third. [66], Tyre supplier Pirelli renamed its range of tyres following a request from the FIA and the sport's management. As the race progressed, many drivers spun off or crashed, particularly at the final two turns of the track, where Nico Hülkenberg and Charles Leclerc ended their races. Hamilton also fell victim at the same place, but managed to keep going with a broken front wing. Once introduced to Formula One, the new standard will gradually be applied to all helmets used by competitors in every FIA-sanctioned event. Mercedes successfully defended the World Constructors' Championship, securing the title for the sixth consecutive year at the Japanese Grand Prix to tie Ferrari's record from 1999 to 2004. However, a timely pitstop by Vettel saw him unintentionally undercutting Leclerc with an outlap three seconds faster than Leclerc's inlap. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix signalled the end of what has been a completely unprecedented F1 calendar dominated by the coronavirus. [89], At the Brazilian Grand Prix, Verstappen won from pole. The second race of the season was the Bahrain Grand Prix. [35] Räikkönen returned to Sauber, now renamed Alfa Romeo, with whom he had started his career in 2001. Mazepin loses court battle over failed attempt to buy Force India . After Bottas, Hamilton, and Sebastian Vettel pitted for tyres, Charles Leclerc took the lead and led the race for a long time. [21] However, this agreement was later terminated on 9 September 2019, due to a series of off-track disputes between Haas and Rich Energy, and legal issues for Rich Energy. All certified helmet manufacturers were required to pass the tests in advance of the 2019 championship to have their certification renewed. Leclerc also became the first Ferrari Monza winner since Fernando Alonso's victory in 2010. Because of Typhoon Hagibis, all events for Saturday, with the exception of qualifying, were cancelled with qualifying instead being rescheduled to Sunday morning. [47][48] The decision to release Gasly was criticised as he had completed just twelve races with the team, while Albon and Toro Rosso team-mate Daniil Kvyat had both previously been released from contracts with the Red Bull Junior Team and Red Bull Racing respectively. The Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE hosted the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 1, 2019. Haas entered rounds 1–14 as "Rich Energy Haas F1 Team". In the race, Leclerc led away as Verstappen lost a few positions at the start. Hamilton then tried an overcut that did not work, limiting him to a fourth-place finish, as Mercedes were off the podium with both cars. This change was agreed to following concerns that drivers were being forced to lose dangerous amounts of weight in order to offset the additional weight of the post-2014 turbo-hybrid engines. shares . The race finished behind the safety car for the eighth time in F1 history. [37][38] Marcus Ericsson moved to race in the IndyCar Series in 2019 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports but remained with Alfa Romeo as a third driver and brand ambassador. At the Japanese Grand Prix, free practice sessions 1 and 2 went as scheduled on Friday, with Mercedes topping each of the sessions. The 2019 French Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix de France 2019) was a Formula One motor race on 23 June 2019 at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France. Debris from the incident brought out the safety car again, returning to the pits with two laps remaining. [37][39][40], Reigning Formula 2 champion George Russell joined Williams[41] replacing Lance Stroll. For sponsorship purposes, these engines were rebadged as ". 2 . Formula 1 . Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen led from start to finish to clinch the season-ending Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. [83], Verstappen took his maiden pole at the Hungarian Grand Prix, equalling the record with Sir Jackie Stewart for taking the most victories before a maiden pole. Kimi Räikkönen originally qualified ninth, but started from the pitlane after his car failed a front wing deflection test and joined Red Bull driver Gasly in starting in the pitlane as his teammate, Antonio Giovinazzi, received a ten-place grid penalty for using a third control electronic in his power unit and started 17th. Two fastest lap points were not awarded this season as Kevin Magnussen and Valtteri Bottas set the fastest lap but did not classify within the top ten in Singapore and Brazil, respectively. As all five compounds are available in testing there will be slight variations in the details on the tyre sidewalls to distinguish between the different compounds during testing. The standings are sorted by best result, rows are not related to the drivers. Hamilton was summoned to the stewards' office for rejoining the track unsafely, forcing Red Bull's Max Verstappen off the track, but no penalty was issued. Ferrari entered rounds 2–6 and rounds 17–21 as "Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow". The race was the second round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship and marked the 15th time that the Bahrain Grand Prix had been run as a round of the Formula One World Championship. [81], At the British Grand Prix, the newly resurfaced track surface caused plenty of eventful moments throughout the weekend, with 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. F1 2019 Calendar & Schedule. Ferrari topped every practice session and then went on to lock out the front row in qualifying. Ferrari were pre-season favourites, but Mercedes were first out of the blocks, winning the opening eight races, the first five with one-two finishes. [84], The two tracks immediately after the summer break were more suited to Ferrari's top speed advantage, with Leclerc winning both the Belgian and Italian Grands Prix from pole position. 2020 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race results . Hamilton initially kept a reasonable pace, before his tyres fell off and the midfield cars behind him started to run faster laptimes than him. Hamilton, however, got past him quickly at the first corner in the race. Nobody other then Liberty wants more races. After his pitstop, he was unable to pass Verstappen, who finished third. Hülkenberg was on course to take his first ever podium before he crashed out. 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship Race Calendar. Leclerc finished second and Bottas finished third. The current 2019 calendar already has 21 F1 races. Across the season two drivers drove as a test or third driver in free practice sessions. Bottas, who started from 20th and last due to multiple engine penalties, was able to recover to 4th place, despite a DRS issue affecting the entire grid for the first 17 laps of the race. Vettel led until he made his first stop on lap 26, but an engine component failed just after his stop, prompting his retirement (the four-time world champion even demanding the return of V12 engines as in the 1990s on the team radio as he ground to a halt). ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX. However, Verstappen found power for his car and managed to come back, passing Leclerc with just a few laps left. (Reuters) - Formula One statistics for Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina: Lap distance: 5.554km. At the end of qualifying, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel won pole position ahead of Hamilton. Parts of the technical regulations governing bodywork were rewritten in a bid to promote sponsorship opportunities for teams. For the video game based on the 2019 Formula One World Championship, see, 70th season of FIA Formula One World Championship, World Constructors' Championship standings, Teams and drivers competing in the 2019 World Championship. The Official F1® YouTube Channel – See more at www.Formula1.com Following the restart, Lewis Hamilton misjudged an overtaking manoeuvre on Alexander Albon, putting the latter into a spin and dropping him from a podium position to being out of the points. Great Expectations Kubica's return comes after an eight-year absence brought on by a near-fatal rally car crash in 2011 that left him with serious arm injuries. [72] Verstappen's third place marked the first podium for a Honda powered car in over 10 years, last achieved at the 2008 British Grand Prix.[73]. 5. The 2019 F1 calendar marked the 70th running of the world championship. During free practice at the next race, the stewards announced that they would not review Ferrari's new evidence, thus the final standings stood with Hamilton in first and Vettel in second. The race changed dramatically on lap 53 when Valtteri Bottas retired with an engine problem, bringing out the safety car to bunch up the field. [78], At the Canadian Grand Prix, free practice was eventful. … In the first practice session, George Russell's Williams made contact with a drain cover down the straight on the floor after Charles Leclerc, who was fastest in the session because it was suspended, also made contact with the drain cover but with his left front tyre. Leclerc had been summoned to the stewards regarding a fuel issue, and Ferrari were fined €50,000 while Leclerc got to keep his position. The changes were introduced as a response to falling revenues amid teams and the struggles of smaller teams to secure new sponsors. [64][65], The FIA introduced a new standard for driver helmets with the intention of improving safety. [85][86], Vettel ended a winless streak stretching over a year to win at the Singapore Grand Prix for Ferrari, the team's third consecutive victory. At the next round, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, it was a different story. This promoted Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to second and Mercedes's Bottas to third, ending Mercedes's 1–2 winning streak. Leclerc and Verstappen had a tangle at turn 2 on the opening lap, which saw Leclerc being given a five-second penalty; he was later given a ten-second penalty for driving in an unsafe condition after the collision. At the Mexican Grand Prix, Hamilton won his tenth Grand Prix of the season, after a first-corner touch with Verstappen that saw them both crossing the grass at turn 2. Just as it was looking like Max Verstappen was going to overtake Leclerc as well, a safety car was called out due to both of the Renault cars of Nico Hülkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo having engine and power issues at turns 1 and 3. Leclerc had qualified on pole ahead of Hamilton and Vettel and led the first stint. The point is only awarded if the driver is classified in the top ten at the end of the race. Although Vettel crossed the finish line first, Hamilton was less than five seconds behind, so was promoted to first place after the penalty was applied. [62] Driver weights are no longer considered when measuring the minimum weight of the car. Qualifying sessions for both races were unusual in that Leclerc won pole by a sizeable margin of more than 0.7 seconds on a dry track in Belgium, whereas almost the entire Q3 field missed crossing the line in time for their second timed lap at Monza, as no driver wanted to be at the front of the group as they would not have the advantage of a tow from the car in front – a significant benefit at Monza, the season's fastest track. Sebastian Vettel finished second and Valtteri Bottas third. This meant that Leclerc's qualifying was over, at least physically; he did make it into the final session but did not set a time as a result of the crash. Sirotkin returned to Renault as a reserve driver. Updated: 7:17 PM EDT October 31, 2019 AUSTIN, Texas — Circuit of the Americas is gearing up for its eighth year of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix . [32][33][34], Charles Leclerc left Sauber after one year with the team, replacing Kimi Räikkönen at Ferrari. Although Ferrari had intended to appeal the ruling, they withdrew but reviewed the evidence further. 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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won the F1 season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in dominant style on Sunday for his second victory of the season and 10th of his career. Eventually, Bottas retook the lead from Leclerc who had not pitted yet at that time. The mandated maximum fuel levels were raised from 105 kg (231 lb) to 110 kg (240 lb) to minimise the need for drivers to conserve fuel during a race. The Formula 1 2019 calendar is approved by the FIA. [62] Drivers who weigh less than 80 kg (180 lb) are required to make up this weight with a ballast, located around the seat to minimise possible performance gains. [50], The Mexican and United States Grands Prix swapped places on the calendar so that the United States round follows the Mexican Grand Prix.