Formula 1 2019 Russian Grand Prix

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2019-09-29
16
Sochi Autodrom
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Charles Leclerc LEC
Lewis Hamilton
lap 51 - 1:35.761
HAM

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

The race in Russia was round 16 of 21 of the 2019 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 29 September 2019 11:10 GMT (raceday).

Partly Cloudy
rain
71.79°F
65%
7.13 mph
179°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 53 1:33:38.992 26
2 53 +3.829 18
3 53 +5.212 15
4 53 +14.210 12
5 53 +38.348 10
6 53 +45.889 8
7 53 +48.728 6
8 53 +57.749 4
9 53 +58.779 2
10 53 +59.841 1
11 53 +1:00.821 0
12 53 +1:02.496 0
13 53 +1:08.910 0
14 53 +1:10.076 0
15 53 +1:13.346 0
28 Brakes 0
27 Brakes 0
26 Power loss 0
24 Collision 0
0 Collision 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:31.000
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +1.000
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +1.000
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull +1.000
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +1.000
6 Carlos Sainz McLaren +2.000
7 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +2.000
8 Lando Norris McLaren +2.000
9 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +2.000
10 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +2.000
11 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +2.000
12 Sergio Pérez Racing Point +2.000
13 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +3.000
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +3.000
15 Lance Stroll Racing Point +3.000
16 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +3.000
17 George Russell Williams +4.000
18 Robert Kubica Williams +5.000
19 Alexander Albon Red Bull +8.000
20 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull +8.000

driver positions through the laps

2019 Russian 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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Grosjean was hit by Antonio Giovinazzi when the Alfa Romeo driver found himself in a sandwich with Daniel Ricciardo to his right.<br>The Italian was able to finish the race after a pitstop, but Grosjean was out on the spot, while Ricciardo had to retire early in the race due to aero damage.<br>Grosjean believes that drivers should consider that they have a long race ahead of them.<br>"I think it ...

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The championship leader trailed Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc during the opening stint at Sochi as Ferrari cemented its qualifying advantage and Mercedes committed to staying out longer on harder tyres.<br>Hamilton eventually took the win when Vettel retired with a suspect MGU-K failure and triggered a virtual safety car that allowed Hamilton to make his pitstop under a caution period and ...

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A safety car after Sebastian Vettel retired allowed Lewis Hamilton to jump ahead of erstwhile leader Charles Leclerc, while Bottas was able to move up to second when Leclerc made an extra tyre stop.<br>As Hamilton drove to victory Leclerc pushed Bottas all the way to the flag, although he was not able to find a way past.<br>“They had a strong car today, good pace and, as we’ve seen this year ...

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Kevin Magnussen was given a five-second penalty at Sochi, which dropped him from eighth to ninth in the results, after running wide at Turn 2 defending from Sergio Perez and failing to rejoin the track to the left of two polystyrene markers as instructed earlier in the weekend.<br>Magnussen said after the race the decision was "bullshit" and argued he was not able to make it across to the markers ...

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Vettel encountered a hybrid issue shortly after making his pitstop, and he obeyed instructions and parked on the circuit just sort of the pit entry. He then jumped out, as he had to assume that the car was “live.”<br>The stoppage led to race director Michael Masi ordering a VSC.<br>That in turn allowed Lewis Hamilton to make a quick pi stop, allowing the Mercedes driver to jump erstwhile ...

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Ferrari's efforts to try and salvage any form of championship fight were dealt a blow in Sochi after they failed to convert pole position into race victory, with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas instead taking a one-two for Mercedes.<br>Following Ferrari's success in Singapore, they looked on course to continue their assault on Mercedes' championship leads when they completed the opening lap of ...

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Binotto confirmed that, based on what has happened in previous Sochi races, the team put its energies into finding a way to ensure that its cars were first and second at the end of the first lap, given that they were starting first and third, with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in between.<br>"Looking at the past races in Russia we know that it's important to be ahead at the first lap, because ...

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Vettel, who had started third, grabbed a slipstream off poleman Leclerc at the start and passed him into Turn 2, going on to lead the race until his sole pitstop.<br>Conversations between the Ferrari pitwall and Leclerc indicated the Monegasque deliberately towed Vettel and allowed him through - which was corroborated by team principal Mattia Binotto after the race.<br>However, while Leclerc had ...

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Vettel, who qualified third behind pole-sitter Leclerc, had slipstreamed the Monegasque at the start and got past him with little resistance at Turn 2, taking over in the lead of the race.<br>Conversations between Leclerc and the team indicated this was part of a pre-race agreement, and Vettel was ordered to hand the lead back to Leclerc, but the German defied the instructions, beginning to build ...

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The Haas driver had been locked in a battle with Racing Point's Sergio Perez for seventh place, but braked too late defending the position and ran across the dome kerbs at Sochi's second corner.<br>Drivers who miss the kerbs completely are supposed to rejoin the track through two bollards.<br>Although Magnussen had instead hit the kerb, he still attempted to follow the procedure. However, due to ...

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Here’s what was broadcast over the Ferrari team radio during the race, until Vettel was forced to retire – causing the virtual safety car which handed the race win to Mercedes.<br>As the race settles down after the opening exchanges, Leclerc is told: “Sebastian will let you by next lap.”<br>Vettel: “I would have got him anyways, but let’s break away for another two laps. Let me ...

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The Finn's hopes of a points scoring finish in the Russian Grand Prix were effectively killed off on the grid when he made a jump-start which resulted in a penalty.<br>He eventually finished 13th.<br>But with neither he nor teammate Antonio Giovinazzi making it into the top 10 in Sochi, Raikkonen says a run of poor form since the Belgian GP needs to be properly understood.<br>"The race was my ...

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Vettel refused to let teammate Charles Leclerc back into the lead after drafting past him and Hamilton at the start, but eventually retired from the grand prix following an engine failure.<br>Leclerc had got himself back ahead of Vettel and into the net lead of the race by this point by stopping early, but Vettel parked his car on track and caused a virtual safety car.<br>That allowed Hamilton and ...

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Gasly had been promoted to the main Red Bull team for his second full season in F1 to replace Daniel Ricciardo, but was forced to make way for Alex Albon after a thoroughly underwhelming 13-race stint.<br>Yet the Frenchman’s relative form has improved since he found himself in an STR14, as he scored points in two of the three races so far and has matched up well against team regular Daniil ...

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The former works partnership will be reunited as a standard customer relationship after McLaren's Renault deal ends next season.<br>McLaren's initial move away from Mercedes in 2015, to Honda, was sparked by a belief it could not challenge the German manufacturer's works team as a customer.<br>However, current McLaren F1 CEO Zak Brown said: "I'm very confident that Mercedes supplies [every team ...

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Albon crashed backwards into the wall at Turn 13 early in the first part of qualifying at Sochi, which brought out the red flags.<br>He had been due to line up 18th on the grid even with his own five-place grid penalty applied for taking a new Spec 4 Honda engine this weekend.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Albon blames gust of wind for qualifying spin<br><br><br>However, the FIA revealed on Sunday ...

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Sainz was part of a four-car battle for 11th on the final lap of last weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, a fight that was not included in the world feed as the TV coverage focused on Max Verstappen holding off Lewis Hamilton for third before switching to race winner Sebastian Vettel. <br>After a clip of the fight was posted on Twitter with the message “why wasn’t this shown live?” Sainz ...

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Several drivers had previously expressed their disappointment that major developments such as a Saturday qualifying race were being floated without their input, with Sebastian Vettel even calling it "bullshit."<br>That frustration has developed despite the GPDA sending representatives to recent meetings of key stakeholders about 2021, where they had a chance to air their views.<br>Brawn and Carey ...

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The Thai driver spun backwards into the wall at Turn 1 early in the Q1 session at Sochi, bringing out the red flags and meaning he was left as slowest of all the drivers who attempted to set times.<br>Speaking about what happened afterwards, he said that the combination of a tail wind and a gust conspired to trigger the incident.<br>"I got caught out a bit with the wind," said Albon. "It was ...

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McLaren's current deal with Renault will expire at the end of 2020 and the British team will return to its former partner Mercedes after seven seasons apart.<br>The McLaren-Mercedes partnership operated exclusively until 2009, when Mercedes also supplied Brawn and Force India, and continued as a non-works arrangement from 2010-2014 when Mercedes took over Brawn and turned it into its works ...

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Vettel trailed Leclerc by 0.425s in the final qualifying segment at the Sochi Autodrom, and was bumped off the front row by the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton.<br>The session has marked the ninth consecutive time that four-time champion Vettel has qualified behind his sophomore F1 racer teammate – and while there have been mitigating circumstances like mechanical issues or the Monza Q3 chaos, the ...

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Ferrari's Charles Leclerc has taken all four poles since F1 returned from its summer break and Hamilton has been resigned to starting second in the last three grands prix.<br>The Mercedes driver was delighted to split the Ferraris in qualifying at Sochi, where he likened his rivals' engine advantage to having a "jet mode".<br>Asked by Motorsport.com to assess his performance in the context of the ...

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A supreme effort in the final lap of Q3 helped haul Hamilton on to the Sochi front row alongside Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, but he said his Mercedes outfit had no response to the extra power that is helping Ferrari at the moment.<br>"It was a tough qualifying session because these guys have some crazy speeds on the straight," said Hamilton, who famously coined the 'party mode' phrase for his own ...

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The employees were dismissed on August 2, following an investigation into a complaint.<br>In a statement, Mercedes said: “We condemn this behaviour in the strongest terms and acted immediately upon the complaint. We value the diversity of our employees and it is a source of strength for our team.<br>“Our working environment is based upon appreciation and mutual respect.”<br>According to a ...

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Leclerc set two laps fast enough for pole during Q2 and had an advantage of 0.402s over Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who split the two Ferraris with his final lap.<br>Once again, the Ferraris showed prodigious pace on the straights, with Leclerc outpacing Hamilton by almost half a second in the first sector of the lap.<br>Sebastian Vettel had second place after the first runs in Q3, but only ...

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As reported by Motorsport.com in the build-up to the Russian Grand Prix weekend, McLaren has decided to return to being a Mercedes customer from 2021 after its three-year spell with Renault comes to an end.<br>McLaren's reunion with Mercedes will come after a seven-year split that was triggered by McLaren's belief it had a better chance of winning the championship with Honda.<br><br>Read ...

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The FIA sporting regulations give Pirelli the option to provide tyres for Friday running, if the company wants to log more mileage. They can be used in either session.<br>The rarely-used rule states: "At certain events one additional specification of dry weather tyre may be made available to all teams for evaluation purposes following a recommendation to the FIA from the supplier.<br>"Teams will ...

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F1’s leading teams Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull have been vocal over their concern for supposed restraints over aerodynamic freedom in the technical package planned as part of F1’s envisioned 2021 overhaul.<br>Disagreements over the compromises has led to a delay until the end of October to finalise the rules, which were meant to be published earlier this year. <br>Ferrari’s agreement with ...

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Leclerc, who won the Belgian and Italian GPs from pole, was comfortably on top in the 60-minute Saturday session at Sochi as Ferrari’s advantage over Mercedes continued. <br>Ferrari was not expected to continue its strong Singapore form into this weekend’s event but Mercedes appears to be struggling to optimise its tyres over a lap compared to its rival frontrunners. <br>Leclerc controlled the ...

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Red Bull’s junior team has been on the grid since 2006, after the energy drinks company bought and rebranded Minardi. <br>It has raced as Scuderia Toro Rosso every year since then, using an Italian translation of Red Bull as its name to honour the new team’s Italian predecessor and headquarters.<br>Red Bull has used Toro Rosso to give its proteges race experience in F1, with the likes of ...

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The two parties were last together in 2014, the first year of the hybrid era, while McLaren waited for its Honda deal to commence in 2015.<br>The news means that McLaren's current engine partner Renault will head into Formula 1’s new era with no customers, and with the only engine used by a single team.<br>Renault and McLaren had joined forces in a “marriage of convenience” agreed in 2017 ...

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In the lead-up to the race weekend, the FIA had moved to mitigate any potential advantage gained as a result of running wide off-track at the braking for the right-hander.<br>Cars that went straight at Turn 2 were intended to weave left-right-left around a series of three blocks before rejoining for the start of the sweeping Turn 3 left-hander.<br>Yet several drivers encountered some difficulty in ...

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The Italian team claimed a shock pole position and victory in Singapore last weekend, having struggled at high-downforce tracks all season.<br>After that result, Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said that the major upgrade package the team introduced in Singapore could not explain the entirety of its performance step.<br>However, after Charles Leclerc lapped second quickest in Friday practice ...

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The Russian had a new white, red and blue helmet prepared for the Sochi Autodrom-based race, but was denied permission by the FIA to use it in Friday practice.<br>This was because F1's sporting regulations only allow drivers to substantially deviate from their primary helmet livery in one event during the season, and Kvyat had already run a one-off design in Italy.<br>Speaking to media earlier ...

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