Chinese Grand Prix F1 Race Results

Lewis Hamilton does it again!

Event: Chinese Grand Prix
Track: Shanghai International Circuit

Weather: Dry 19.3°C
Tarmac: Dry 29.2-25.3°C
Humidity: 45.9%
Wind: 2.3-4.0 m//s
Pressure: 1019.2 bar

Lewis Hamilton won the 1.000th Formula 1 Grand Prix today in China. The British driver scored his 75th race win.  It was the 90th victory for Mercedes and because Valtteri Bottas finished 2nd, the 47th 1-2 finish. Hamilton won the Chinese F1 Grand Prix for the 6th time and scored his 2nd race win of the 2019 season.

The weather was quite chilly in Shanghai and caused Max Verstappen in the Red Bull and Robert Kubica in the Williams spun on the warm up lap.

The start of the 1.000th Formula 1 Grand Prix in China was clean. Lewis Hamilton had a better start than his Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas and took the lead going into turn 1. Charles Leclerc passed his team mate Sebastian Vettel int the Ferrari at turn 1.

In turn 6 of the first lap 3 cars collided, first McLaren driver Carlos Sainz and Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat collided, because Kvyat didn't gave Sainz enough space. Kvyat lost control of the STR14 and because of that also collided with McLaren driver Lando Norris who was driving beside him. Both McLaren driver had to come in to check the damage. Sainz had to get a new front wing. The Russian driver Kvyat could go on but received a drive through penalty from the race stewards for causing a collision.

Sergio Pérez had a great first lap in the Racing Point. He passed 4 cars to P8. In lap 10 of the race Leclerc received a team order and had to let his team mate pass for P3. Nico Hulkenberg was the first of the top 10 drivers who made his pit stop in lap 12. He switched from Soft to Hard tyres.

Vettel out braked him self many times driving in front of Leclerc and was not able to pull a gap in front of Leclerc. Max Verstappen in the Red Bull was even able to drove towards both Ferrari's. In lap 17 Nico Hulkenberg retired the Renault RS19 while Norris front wing failed.

Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Chinese GP 2019. Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas & other drivers at the starting grid.

Chinese GP 2019. Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas & other drivers at the starting grid.

Verstappen tried to pass Leclerc with an undercut pitstop in lap 18. Ferrari reacted and pitted Vettel a lap later. When Vettel came out of the pit Verstappen was right behind him. The Dutch driver did try to pass Vettel at the and of the long straight, but couldn't stay ahead. Leclerc didn't do his pitstop while Vettel drove the fastest lap of the race with a 1:36.998 on his medium tyres.

In lap 22 Valtteri Bottas also switched to the Medium tyres and came back on track with Vettel behind him on 4,5 sec. A lap later his team mate Hamilton and Leclerc did their pitstop. Hamilton returned as leader, but Leclerc lost a place and came back on track as 5th.

Kimi Raikkonen in the Alfa Romeo and Romain Grosjean in the Haas had a great fight for P9 in lap 29. Alexander Albon did a great race in the Toro Rosso. He started from the pit lane because of his crash during FP3 yesterday and passed Kevin Magnussen in the Haas on lap 30 for P11.

In lap 35 Verstappen pitted for medium tyres with the Red Bull he dropped from P4 to P5. Vettel reacted with pitstop a lap later. The Ferrari pit crew did a great stop that took only 2.2. sec. One lap later both Mercedes' also pitted for new Medium tyres. Hamilton was fitted a used set op Medium tyres while Bottas got a new set of tyres and could drive to the finish threatened.

At the end of the race Lando Norris retired his McLaren and Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly drove his car into the pits to get a Soft set of tyres and try to drive the fastest lap and get the extra point.


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F1 Classification 2019 Chinese GP

P No Driver Team Time Laps Grid Pts
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes 01:32:06.350 56
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes 01:32:12.902 56
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari 01:32:20.094 56
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull 01:32:33.977 56
5 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari 01:32:37.626 56
6 10 France Pierre Gasly
Austria Red Bull 01:33:35.657 56
7 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
France Renault 01:32:19.395 55
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez
United Kingdom Racing Point 01:32:21.383 55
9 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 01:32:28.064 55
10 23 Thailand Alex Albon
Italy Toro Rosso 01:32:40.655 55
11 8 France Romain Grosjean
United States Haas 01:32:41.675 55
12 18 Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Racing Point 01:32:48.295 55
13 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas 01:32:49.175 55
14 55 Spain Carlos Sainz
United Kingdom McLaren 01:32:59.099 55
15 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 01:33:02.130 55
16 63 United Kingdom George Russell
United Kingdom Williams 01:32:30.855 54
17 88 Poland Robert Kubica
United Kingdom Williams 01:32:46.919 54
18 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren Collision damage 50
DNF 26 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat
Italy Toro Rosso Collision damage 41
DNF 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg
France Renault MGU-K 16

Fastest lap : 1:34.742 by Pierre Gasly - Red Bull RB15 Honda in lap 55.
Highest speed : 338.4 km/h by Alexander Albon - Toro Rosso STR14 Honda

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6 F1 Fan comments on “Race Results 2019 Chinese F1 Grand Prix

  1. David Carr

    Something should be done about the commercial placement. The way they just pop in now, sometimes during crucial points of the race is frustrating, to say the least.
    Surely some arrangement could be made that the commentators know when a commercial is due and just get them in at an appropriate moment. I believe that the Indy 500 had that sort of arrangement at one time

  2. Wendy

    Why on earth has team order come into play so early in the season. LeClerc had every right to hold position at the beginning of the race. No one knows yet what he's capable of doing with that Ferrari. Surely he should be allowed to RACE until it becomes clear what he can do.

  3. John Mitchell

    Chinese GP. The 3 retirements classed as "Technical". Is that all the teams would say? No reason like motor or electrical or accident damage? FD1 fan usually has a more definitive reason for retirement.

  4. Jadra

    I just think that something is amiss with Ferraris setup and obviously they need to see where the fault lies and try to correct it, otherwise they will not be catching up with Mercedes as the gap is already big. Any more mistakes and Ferrari will be in trouble well before the end of this season.They certainly must not allow bad feelings and resentment to take hold between Seb and Charles as that will help Mercedes even more to win most of the races without truly being challenged . My opinion is that Ferrari is less competitive now than last year as the cars have failed in expectations and we can just hope to see them recover in the next race.

    • K O'Brien

      Pretty much a spot on comment. No need for conflict between drivers. How often have we seen teammates run each other off the track or out of the race.


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