2019 Spanish Grand Prix

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2019 Spanish Grand Prix
Race 5 of 21 in the 2019 Formula One World Championship
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Layout of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Layout of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Race details[1]
Date 12 May 2019 (2019-05-12)
Official name Formula 1 Emirates Gran Premio de España 2019
Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Montmeló, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.655 km (2.892 mi)
Distance 66 laps, 307.104 km (190.825 mi)
Attendance 160,428
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:15.406
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Time 1:18.492 on lap 54
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Mercedes
Third Red Bull Racing-Honda

The 2019 Spanish Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Emirates Gran Premio de España 2019) was a Formula One motor race that took place on 12 May 2019 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló, Spain. The race was the 5th round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship and marked the 49th running of the Spanish Grand Prix as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950, and the 29th time that a World Championship round had been held at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit.

Background[edit]

Entrants[edit]

The drivers and teams were the same as the season entry list with no additional stand-in drivers for either the race or practice.[2]

Penalties[edit]

Daniel Ricciardo carried forward a three-place grid penalty from the previous race for causing a collision with Daniil Kvyat.[3]

Qualifying[edit]

Valtteri Bottas set the fastest time in all three parts of qualifying to take his third consecutive pole of the season.[4]

Qualifying classification[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:16.979 1:15.924 1:15.406 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:17.292 1:16.038 1:16.040 2
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:17.425 1:16.667 1:16.272 3
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:17.244 1:16.726 1:16.357 4
5 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:17.388 1:16.714 1:16.588 5
6 10 France Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 1:17.862 1:16.932 1:16.708 6
7 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:18.042 1:17.066 1:16.911 7
8 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:17.669 1:17.272 1:16.922 8
9 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:17.914 1:17.243 1:17.573 9
10 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:18.385 1:17.299 1:18.106 131
11 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1:17.611 1:17.338 N/A 10
12 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:17.796 1:17.445 N/A 11
13 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 1:17.760 1:17.599 N/A 12
14 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:18.132 1:17.788 N/A 14
15 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:18.286 1:17.886 N/A 15
16 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:18.404 N/A N/A PL2
17 18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:18.471 N/A N/A 16
18 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 1:18.664 N/A N/A 183
19 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1:19.072 N/A N/A 194
20 88 Poland Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 1:20.254 N/A N/A 17
107% time: 1:22.367
Source:[4][5]
Notes
  • ^1Daniel Ricciardo received a three-place grid penalty for causing a collision at the previous round.[3]
  • ^2Nico Hülkenberg was required to start from the pit lane after changing the specification of his front wing during qualifying and changing brake map parameters. He also was required to start from the rear of the starting grid for changing multiple power unit components.[6]
  • ^3Antonio Giovinazzi received a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[6]
  • ^4George Russell received a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[7]

Race[edit]

Valtteri Bottas started the race from pole position, but his teammate Lewis Hamilton made a slightly better start from second on the grid to take the lead into the first corner. Sebastian Vettel briefly pulled his Ferrari into second around the outside of Turn 1 as Bottas, stuck between Vettel and Hamilton, was forced to yield. However, Vettel promptly ran wide in Turn 1 and allowed Bottas back into second place. Red Bull's Max Verstappen took advantage of the Ferraris' squabbling through the first two turns to move into third place with an overtake around the outside of Vettel in Turn 3, and comfortably held on to the last podium position for the remainder of the race.

While Vettel was ordered by the Ferrari pitwall to allow teammate Charles Leclerc into fourth place in the early running, the two would later switch positions back and Vettel would eventually lead home a Ferrari 4-5 finish. On lap 44, the safety car was brought out by the only retirements of the day, as Racing Point's Lance Stroll and McLaren's Lando Norris collided in Turn 2. The safety car bunched up the field with 22 laps remaining but ultimately did not change the running order among the top 6 drivers, with the most notable result of the safety car being the subsequent battle between the two Haas drivers that saw Kevin Magnussen overtake teammate Romain Grosjean, who subsequently slipped back to 10th place by the end of the race.

Haas would ultimately be the only team outside of the top 3 to score a double points finish, and were joined by 8th placed Carlos Sainz Jr. and 9th placed Daniil Kvyat in the bottom half of the points. Hamilton led his teammate home by just over four seconds, taking his third straight victory in Spain. He also claimed the fastest lap of the race on Lap 54, only missing out on a grand slam by virtue of not starting from pole position. Valtteri Bottas finished in second place, securing Mercedes's fifth consecutive 1–2 finish in 2019 with Max Verstappen finishing in third. The podium of the race was exactly the same as the previous year. Both Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc finished in fourth and fifth place respectively.

Race classification[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 66 1:35:50.443 2 261
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 66 +4.074 1 18
3 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 66 +7.679 4 15
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 66 +9.167 3 12
5 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 66 +13.361 5 10
6 10 France Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing-Honda 66 +19.576 6 8
7 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 66 +28.159 8 6
8 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 66 +32.342 12 4
9 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 66 +33.056 9 2
10 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 66 +34.641 7 1
11 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 66 +35.455 11
12 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault 66 +36.758 13
13 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 66 +39.241 PL
14 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 66 +41.803 14
15 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 66 +46.877 15
16 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 66 +47.691 18
17 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams-Mercedes 65 +1 lap 19
18 88 Poland Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes 65 +1 lap 17
Ret 18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 44 Collision 16
Ret 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 44 Collision 10
Fastest lap: United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – 1:18.492 (lap 54)
Source:[5][8][9]
Notes
  • ^1  – Includes one point for the fastest lap.

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 Spanish Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 Spanish Grand Prix – Entry List". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 9 May 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Ricciardo handed 3-place grid drop for Spain for reversing into Kvyat". Formula1.com. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Formula 1 Emirates Gran Premio de España 2019 – Qualifying". Formula1.com. 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Formula 1 Emirates Gran Premio de España 2019 – Starting Grid". Formula1.com. 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Hulkenberg to start 2019 Spanish Grand Prix from pit lane after front wing change infringement". Formula1.com. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Spanish Grand Prix 2019: Russell gets grid penalty for gearbox change after FP3 shunt". Formula1.com. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Formula 1 Emirates Gran Premio de España 2019 – Fastest Laps". Formula1.com. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Spain 2019 – Result". StatsF1. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Spain 2019 – Championship". StatsF1. Retrieved 12 May 2019.


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