Formula 1 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix

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2019-03-31
2
Bahrain International Circuit
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Charles Leclerc LEC
Charles Leclerc
lap 38 - 1:33.411
LEC

The 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.
Despite being on pole position in Bahrain, Charles Leclerc could not convert this into a win.

The race in Bahrain was round 2 of 21 of the 2019 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 31 March 2019 15:10 GMT (raceday).

Mostly Cloudy
78.22°F
59%
21.71 mph
101°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 57 1:34:21.295 25
2 57 +2.980 18
3 57 +6.131 16
4 57 +6.408 12
5 57 +36.068 10
6 57 +45.754 8
7 57 +47.470 6
8 57 +58.094 4
9 57 +1:02.697 2
10 57 +1:03.696 1
11 57 +1:04.599 0
12 56 +1 Lap 0
13 56 +1 Lap 0
14 56 +1 Lap 0
15 56 +1 Lap 0
16 55 +2 Laps 0
53 Collision damage 0
53 Out of fuel 0
53 Engine 0
16 Retired 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:27.000
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +1.000
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +1.000
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +1.000
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull +1.000
6 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +1.000
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren +1.000
8 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +2.000
9 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +2.000
10 Lando Norris McLaren +2.000
11 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +2.000
12 Alexander Albon Toro Rosso +2.000
13 Pierre Gasly Red Bull +2.000
14 Sergio Pérez Racing Point +2.000
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso +2.000
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +3.000
17 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +3.000
18 Lance Stroll Racing Point +3.000
19 George Russell Williams +4.000
20 Robert Kubica Williams +4.000

driver positions through the laps

2019 Bahrain 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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Vettel had made several costly errors as Ferrari’s 2018 Formula 1 championship challenge unravelled.<br>He spun again while fighting Hamilton for second in Bahrain on Sunday, losing control as he tried to cut back underneath Hamilton’s Mercedes at Turn 4, having been overtaken around the outside.<br>Vettel flat-spotted his tyres so badly the resulting vibrations shattered his front wing as he ...

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Though Russell is a full-time Williams driver on what was announced as a "multi-year" deal starting this season, he was a Mercedes junior before that and remains closely watched by the title-winning team.<br>Russell will reprise his 2017 and 2018 testing role with Mercedes when he gets behind the wheel of its 2019 car on Wednesday.<br>The reigning Formula 2 champion will take over from Lewis ...

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A first Formula One podium has rarely been met with such collective disappointment but, for Leclerc, it was a mere consolation prize for what should have been a dream maiden Formula One win.<br>The power unit problems which struck the Ferrari SF90 in the closing stages of the race were enough to allow Mercedes a golden chance to pinch an unlikely one-two victory, with Lewis Hamilton leading ...

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Bottas inherited second place to complete a shock Mercedes one-two in Bahrain, where Ferrari had dominated before its race imploded with a spin for Sebastian Vettel and an engine cylinder problem for Charles Leclerc. <br>However, Bottas admitted he struggled for pace after slipping back from a superb first lap that launched him from fourth to second, as he immediately dropped back behind Leclerc ...

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Verstappen finished fourth and only missed out on an unexpected second podium in a row when a late safety car stopped him overhauling the hobbled Ferrari of Charles Leclerc.<br>However, Verstappen said he was not too disappointed to miss out on a podium because Red Bull "didn't deserve" it with its lack of pace.<br>Asked if the car was better in the race than in qualifying, where both Verstappen ...

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The Italian outfit bounced back from its struggles in Australia to emerge as the clear fastest team at Sakhir, with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel locking out the front row of the grid.<br>Leclerc had looked set to take his maiden F1 victory too, but a dropped cylinder led to a loss of power 10 laps from home and he eventually came home third.<br>But while Leclerc's heartbreak was hard to ...

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TRACK INTERVIEWS<br>(Conducted by Martin Brundle)<br>Q: Lewis, congratulations. You had to work so hard for that one.<br>Lewis HAMILTON: Yeah, today was a really, really hard job. This weekend the Ferraris have been incredible and I just had to see Charles because he did such a great job. I’m sure this is a devastating result for him as he had done the job to win the race. We were definitely ...

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The German was on course for a top-six finish, after battling through a ‘war zone’ of an opening lap, but was robbed of a strong result when he suffered an engine problem just two laps from home.<br>Moments later, Ricciardo stopped at the same corner with what was later confirmed as an MGU-K issue.<br>With Renault left shellshocked by the events, Hulkenberg said he too found it hard to accept ...

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Leclerc looked set to take a brilliant win in the Bahrain Grand Prix but his hopes evaporated just over 10 laps from home when he lost power and was reeled in and ultimately passed by Lewis Hamilton.<br>Although radio messages that were played on television suggested he had lost his MGU-H recovery system, Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has clarified that the issue was solely related to the ...

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Leclerc looked well on course for a maiden grand prix win as he was managing his gap over Hamilton in the closing stages of the race, only for his Ferrari to develop an MGU-H problem.<br>The Monegasque slowed dramatically and Hamilton made quick work of what was an initial nine-second gap.<br>He could be seen raising his hand as he breezed past the ailing Ferrari on lap 48, before going on to win ...

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Vettel overtook teammate Charles Leclerc off the line, but could not stay ahead of the Monegasque or keep pace with him afterwards, having to battle Lewis Hamilton for second instead.<br>A spin while fighting Hamilton led to a front wing failure and eventually resulted in Vettel finishing only fifth, which meant he has failed to score a podium in either of the first two races of the season for the ...

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McLaren driver Sainz and Red Bull rival Verstappen made contact at Turn 4 early in the race as the Spaniard attempted to pass the Dutchman for fifth position.<br>The clash resulted in Sainz getting a puncture and needing to pit, as he dropped to the bottom of the field.<br>Verstappen went on to finish in fourth position, and was only stopped from scoring a likely podium by a late safety car that ...

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The Russian scrapped his second run in Q2 after the out-lap and was resigned to 15th place on the grid.<br>His absence in the dying seconds of the segment allowed teammate Alexander Albon to leapfrog him in the timesheets, the Anglo-Thai rookie beating Kvyat in qualifying for the second grand prix weekend running.<br>“There was an operational issue,” Kvyat told media about his aborted second ...

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Grosjean had not been alerted over team radio about the fast-approaching Norris, who was on a flying lap, and only saw the McLaren driver in his mirrors at the last second.<br>Although he did all he could to get out of his way, the FIA stewards ruled that Grosjean had impeded Norris, handing him a three-place grid penalty and adding one penalty point.<br>The way that the system works is that ...

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Vettel was summoned to the stewards to review a possible rules breach during the first qualifying segment. <br>The stewards looked at Vettel’s failure to stay below the maximum time between the safety car lines, as required by the race director’s notes ahead of the Bahrain GP. <br>Vettel claimed that the problem was caused by him heavily flat-spotting both front tyres under braking for Turn 1 ...

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Grosjean picked up a three-place grid penalty, dropping him from eighth to 11th, for impeding Norris during the opening part of qualifying at the Sakhir circuit.<br>The Haas driver was overtaken by Vettel approaching the final corner, which made Grosjean slow down so much to avoid compromising the lap he was about to begin that he got in the way of Norris, who was completing his first flying lap ...

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After a strategy mishap in Australia saw him ruled out in Q1, Gasly endured another torrid qualifying in Bahrain, only just escaping elimination in the first segment before qualifying a lowly 14th.<br>The Frenchman had been outside of the top 10 in two of the three Bahrain practice sessions as well, and said his car hadn't felt right all weekend.<br>“I think since the beginning of the weekend ...

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Grosjean had qualified his Haas eighth for Sunday's race but will drop to 11th after being judged to have blocked Norris in the first qualifying segment.<br>The Bahrain GP stewards have decided Grosjean drove "unnecessarily slowly" and impeded Norris at the final corner.<br>This did not prevent Norris from making it through to the next phase of qualifying, as the McLaren driver ended up reaching ...

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