Formula 1 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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2019-12-01
21
Yas Marina Circuit
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Lewis Hamilton
lap 53 - 1:39.283
HAM

The 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

The race in Abu Dhabi was the last of 21 rounds of the 2019 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 1 December 2019 13:10 GMT (raceday).

Clear
79.77°F
55%
9.07 mph
330°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 55 1:34:05.715 26
2 55 +16.772 18
3 55 +43.435 15
4 55 +44.379 12
5 55 +1:04.357 10
6 55 +1:09.205 8
7 54 +1 Lap 6
8 54 +1 Lap 4
9 54 +1 Lap 2
10 54 +1 Lap 1
11 54 +1 Lap 0
12 54 +1 Lap 0
13 54 +1 Lap 0
14 54 +1 Lap 0
15 54 +1 Lap 0
16 54 +1 Lap 0
17 54 +1 Lap 0
18 53 +2 Laps 0
19 53 +2 Laps 0
45 Brakes 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:34.000
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.000
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull +1.000
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1.000
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +1.000
6 Alexander Albon Red Bull +1.000
7 Lando Norris McLaren +2.000
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +2.000
9 Carlos Sainz McLaren +2.000
10 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +2.000
11 Sergio Pérez Racing Point +3.000
12 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +3.000
13 Lance Stroll Racing Point +3.000
14 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso +3.000
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +3.000
16 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +4.000
17 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +4.000
18 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +4.000
19 George Russell Williams +4.000
20 Robert Kubica Williams +5.000

driver positions through the laps

2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship is a planned motor racing championship for Formula One cars which would be the 70th running of the Formula One World Championship. It is recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. The championship is due to be contested over a number of Grands Prix held in different countries throughout the world. Drivers are scheduled to compete for the title of World Drivers' Champion, and teams for the World Constructors' Champion. The 2019 championship is also scheduled to see the running of the 1000th World Championship race, in China.Lewis Hamilton is the defending World Drivers' Champion, after winning his fifth championship title at the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix. Mercedes are the defending World Constructors' Champions, after winning their fifth consecutive championship at the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix.


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After Verstappen made his sole pitstop just before the halfway mark of the race, he started to report a problem with throttle response in his Honda-powered Red Bull.<br>The issue did not stop him catching and passing Charles Leclerc's Ferrari for second in the race, but it was something that could not be fixed and Honda's F1 technical director Toyoharu Tanabe told Motorsport.com that initial ...

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The feedback from drivers will determine whether the FIA sticks with the 2020 tyres for next season or reverts to the 2019 spec. If teams are unhappy, then a vote will be held – and if more than seven want to abandon the new tyre, the FIA will agree to do so.<br>All teams are running in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday and Wednesday with both types of tyres, so that a direct comparison can be ...

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The French car manufacturer had headed into the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix needing to not give up too much ground to Toro Rosso if it was going to keep hold on to its spot in the standings.<br>And although Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat did finish ahead of both Renaults, it was not enough to lift his Italian outfit in front.<br>Ricciardo, who came home two places behind Kvyat in 11th, thinks it important ...

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Russell will drive for his regular team on Tuesday morning at the start of the two-day 2020 tyre test before handing the FW42 over to ex-F2 driver Roy Nissany for the afternoon.<br>He will then drive the Mercedes W10 on Wednesday, after Valtteri Bottas runs it on Tuesday.<br>World champion Lewis Hamilton is not available as he has team sponsor commitments.<br>Russell will return to Abu Dhabi next ...

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The Ferrari driver has a deal that runs until the end of 2020 but there has been speculation over his future since the start of this year, ahead of his first campaign alongside rising star Charles Leclerc.<br>That has been compounded by a difficult season in which Vettel made mistakes, whereas Leclerc scored Ferrari’s first victory, won the team’s home race at Monza, scored more poles than any ...

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Bratches, who took on the role as one of Carey's key lieutenants when Liberty Media gained control of the sport at the start of 2016, is known to have issues with the amount of travelling involved.<br>His family is still based in the USA, while he works out of London, and attends most grands orix.<br>"In terms of Sean, I'm discussing," said Carey. "We're engaged. No decision has been ...

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The problem arose just before the FIA was due to enable DRS, at the end of the second lap. A message on the timing screens alerted teams to the fact that it couldn’t be used, because race control could not send a signal to the cars. It was finally enabled on lap 18, and was used safely until the end of the race.<br>“It was basically a data server crash,” said race director Michael Masi ...

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The Spaniard had to finish in the top 10 to guarantee himself a top six finish in the drivers' championship, but was running 11th on the final lap behind Hulkenberg.<br>He was not quite close enough to the German under braking at the end of the back straight to make a pass but, having managed to get in to the tow on the run down to Turn 11, he dummied to the right before making a brave dive down ...

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A hit from Stroll's Racing Point in the opening corner of the race turned Gasly's Toro Rosso, whose left front impacted with the other Racing Point car of Sergio Perez as a result.<br>This damaged Gasly's front wing and nosecone, and though he made it back to the pits, he was already marooned a lap down by the time the damaged parts could be replaced.<br>With Gasly not contending for points ...

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With the Italian outfit having been under recent scrutiny from rival teams over its power unit in the wake of a number of technical directives, there was fresh intrigue on Sunday when the FIA found a ‘significant difference’ between the fuel amount Ferrari had declared before the race and what had actually been found in the car.<br>It prompted yet another wave of theories about whether this ...

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Less than one hour before the start of the race, FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer said a fuel check revealed a “significant difference” between the declaration of the team and the amount of fuel inside the car.<br>This alleged breach of an FIA technical directive was referred to the stewards, who waited until after the race to investigate.<br>The TD in question requires teams to declare the ...

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Following his pitstop on lap 25, Verstappen bemoaned multiple issues throughout the subsequent laps, suggesting he had a "handbrake effect" on the exit of the corners.<br>Verstappen was eventually told he would have to "live with it" as the Red Bull team was unable to fix the problem from the pitwall.<br>He later explained that there were issues with delay when getting on the throttle, a problem ...

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Running in seventh place, as the best of the midfield cars, Norris came under pressure from Racing Point's Perez in the final laps of the season finale, with the Mexican on much fresher tyres of the same hard compound.<br>And though Norris managed to keep him at bay until the final lap, Perez ultimately got the move done around the outside of the Turn 11 left-hander after the second long ...

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Vettel ended the 2019 season in fifth place in the drivers' standings, 24 points behind his new teammate Charles Leclerc - which is one place behind the fourth place he scored in '16.<br>His season included high-profile mistakes in Bahrain and Italy, with a lost victory in Canada after his defence against Lewis Hamilton was penalised, and the costly clash with Leclerc that put both Ferraris out in ...

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Hamilton's 11th victory of the year, his joint-best haul in a single campaign, was never in doubt as he comfortably led from pole position, aided by Leclerc getting ahead of Verstappen on the first lap.<br>Verstappen executed a long first stint then caught and forced his way past Leclerc to secure second and finish a career-best third in the drivers' championship.<br>Poleman Hamilton streaked ...

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A report from FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer issued less than an hour before the start of the race said the fuel declaration of Leclerc's car was checked before he left the pitlane.<br>According to Bauer, there was a "significant difference" between the declaration of the team and the amount of fuel inside the car.<br>Bauer said this was not in compliance with FIA technical directive 12-19, which ...

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The driver market silly season kicked off over the Abu Dhabi weekend as speculation in the Italian media suggested that Ferrari chairman John Elkann had already made contact with Hamilton.<br>That prompted a response from Wolff, who said that his outfit was "totally okay" if Hamilton had spoken to Ferrari, and explained it was important that future talks were approached in a transparent ...

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Alonso walked away from F1 at the end of the 2018 season and has since wrapped up the World Endurance Championship title, added a second Le Mans 24 Hours victory, attempted to win the Indianapolis 500 and started preparations for his Dakar Rally debut.<br>However, he has continued to hint he may aim for a return to F1 in 2021, when sweeping new rules will be introduced and several top drivers are ...

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Russell outpacing Kubica by half a second en route to 19th on the grid in Abu Dhabi meant he completed a rare whitewash in qualifying head-to-head over a season against the Polish F1 returnee.<br>And while Kubica was within half a tenth of Russell's best time in both Bahrain and China, he would never get that close again for the rest of the year, ending up with a median deficit of 0.488s to his ...

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Hulkenberg joined the Renault works team in 2017 and played a key role in its rise to sixth in the constructors' championship, then fourth in 2018.<br>He has performed solidly against big-money signing Daniel Ricciardo this year, and scored 37 points to the seven-time race winner's 54, yet has not been able to find an alternative drive in F1 since Renault opted to drop him in favour of ex-Mercedes ...

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Leclerc will line up third, one place behind Verstappen, on the grid on Sunday, and currently trails the Dutchman by 11 points in the standings.<br>He will need to finish in the top four and have Verstappen drop 12 points or more relative to him, as the Red Bull driver has three wins to Leclerc's two and will stay ahead in the standings in any scenario in which they finish level on points.<br>“I ...

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Ferrari team principal Binotto was asked ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix if Hamilton, one of several drivers whose contract expires next year, was of interest to the team for 2021 and beyond.<br>His response included calling Hamilton an "outstanding" driver whose availability after next season could "only make us happy", while a report from Italy claimed Hamilton has met with Ferrari chairman ...

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Piedade had several key roles over the years, and was regarded the most prominent motor sport figure in his home country. However he spent most of his working life based in Germany, having studied there, and he had dual nationality.<br>A charming multilinguist, over the years Piedade worked with or was close to many top drivers, including Emerson Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet and Michele ...

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Norris set the seventh fastest time in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, two positions ahead of Sainz, to end the year with the advantage over his teammate in terms of who has started ahead the most.<br>But Sainz has downplayed the significance of that tally, especially because there have been occasions – like the last race in Brazil – where he has not been able to properly qualify ...

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According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Hamilton – who, like most of his F1 peers, is out of contract at the end of 2020 – has met Elkann twice over the course of the campaign.<br>And while the 34-year-old has tended to play down the possibility of racing for anyone but Mercedes in the future, Wolff had admitted that the appeal of a Ferrari seat for any F1 driver had come up as a topic during ...

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The Finn, whose chances of a strong result were dashed before the weekend started when he needed an engine change, said after qualifying that he had started feeling worse since he landed in Abu Dhabi.<br>Bottas finished qualifying in second place behind teammate Lewis Hamilton, but will start from the back of the grid following two power unit changes ahead of the grid-deciding session.<br>"Well ...

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Hamilton's pole at the Yas Marina circuit was his first in nine races, having last topped qualifying in Germany – a result aided by the Ferraris suffering mechanical problems.<br>The Mercedes driver ends the season with five pole positions, level with teammate Valtteri Bottas, and has taken his career tally to 88.<br>"It feels longer than the German Grand Prix," said Hamilton of his wait for ...

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The Mercedes driver was fastest on the first runs in Q3 with a time of 1m34.828s.<br>He then shaved a few hundredths off that time on the second run to post a 1m34.779s to consolidate his position at the top of the timesheets.<br>Teammate Valtteri Bottas was second fastest, 0.194s slower, but has to serve a back-of-the-grid penalty for power unit changes.<br>This means Max Verstappen will start ...

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While major new technical regulations will be introduced after next season they focus on the car itself, with the V6 turbo-hybrid formula that was introduced in 2014 remaining in place for the next rules cycle.<br>The four manufacturers – Mercedes, Ferrari, Honda and Renault – successfully argued against dropping the MGU-H as had originally been considered, and Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto said ...

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The Red Bull driver improved with less than five minutes to go to deny Mercedes a one-two in FP3, heading Lewis Hamilton by 0.074s and Valtteri Bottas by 0.089s.<br>Ferrari was less competitive in terms of outright pace, as neither of its drivers lapped within four tenths of Verstappen’s benchmark, but used medium tyres instead of a second set of softs.<br>Hamilton was quickest after the first ...

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The Italian outfit’s right to block rules that it believes are not in its interests has long been a controversial aspect of its relationship with F1’s bosses.<br>But while many, including FIA president Jean Todt, have previously suggested that Ferrari should lose the veto, the rules trigger has been retained as part of its demands to remain in F1.<br>Ferrari chairman Louis C. Camilleri has ...

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The Finn was already going into the Yas Marina event facing a back-of-the-grid start after Mercedes had to fit his fourth engine of the campaign in the wake of the failure he suffered at the Brazilian Grand Prix.<br>But that fourth power unit hit trouble in Friday practice when Mercedes discovered a pneumatic leak that could not be fixed.<br>A decision was taken by Mercedes on Friday night to ...

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The Israeli – who turns 25 today – will drive the FW42 on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, with George Russell starting the session and newly-signed 2020 Williams race driver Nicholas Latifi completing it.<br>Nissany finished fourth in the Renault 3.5 series in 2016, and fifth in 2017, winning four races. He drove for Campos in F2 in 2018, scoring just a single point when he finished ...

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