2019 French Grand Prix F1 Race Results

Formel 1 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Großer Preis von Frankreich 2019. Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, French GP 2019. Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas

Event: French Grand Prix
Track: Circuit Paul Ricard

Weather: Dry 26.0-26.5°C
Tarmac: Dry 55.4-53.5°C
Humidity: 45.6%
Wind: 1.7 m/s E
Pressure: 966.8 bar

Lewis Hamilton scored his 79th F1 victory and the 95th win for Mercedes today. Valtteri Bottas came home as 2nd and made it the 50th 1-2 finish for Mercedes. It was the 6th race win of the season for Hamilton.

The start of the 2019 French Formula 1 Grand Prix was clean. A lot of cars came very close in the tight first turn. Carlos Sainz almost passed Max Verstappen but couldn't make it stick. Verstappen who was on the racing line had a good exit out of turn 1 and almost overtook Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc for P3, but the Ferrari showed it's speed and accelerated away, leaving Verstappen biting his dust. Daniel Ricciardo lost 2 places because he stayed behind Norris in turn 1.

Lando Norris was passed by his McLaren teammate Sainz in lap 1. Sebastian Vettel who was behind both McLaren drivers passed Norris in lap 5 and Sainz in lap 7 for P5. Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi who started the race on P10 made an error in lap 8 and came into the pits as first to switch to hard tyres.

In lap 10 Sergio Pérez received a 5 sec. time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage in the first lap.

Race Results 2019 French F1 Grand Prix

Start of the race during the French GP on June 23, 2019 in Circuit Paul Ricard, France. (Photo by Jerry Andre / Sutton Images)

Daniel Ricciardo overtook his "old" Red Bull Racing car in lap 19 for the virtual P8. Max Verstappen switched from medium to hard in lap 21 to try and under cut P3 of Charles Leclerc. Leclerc answered to pit the next lap for his hard tyres.

Second place driver Valtteri Bottas did his pitstop in lap 24. He also switched to the hard tyre. His teammate and race leader Hamilton did the same the next lap and didn't lost the lead the whole race.

In the penultimate lap Vettel did a pitstop to get a new set of red soft tyres to try and get the extra point for the fastest lap of the race and succeeded. Leclerc came very close to pass Bottas for P2, but came short on the amount of laps.


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Classification 2019 French GP

P No Driver Team Time Laps Grid Pts
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes 01:24:31.198 53
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes 01:24:49.254 53
3 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari 01:24:50.183 53
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull 01:25:06.103 53
5 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari 01:25:33.994 53
6 55 Spain Carlos Sainz
United Kingdom McLaren 01:26:06.660 53
7 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 01:24:39.791 52
8 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg
France Renault 01:24:40.351 52
9 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren 01:24:42.192 52
10 10 France Pierre Gasly
Austria Red Bull 01:24:47.422 52
11 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
France Renault 01:24:48.867 52
12 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez
United Kingdom Racing Point 01:24:52.514 52
13 18 Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Racing Point 01:24:54.884 52
14 26 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat
Italy Toro Rosso 01:25:07.111 52
15 23 Thailand Alex Albon
Italy Toro Rosso 01:25:09.506 52
16 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 01:25:26.721 52
17 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas 01:25:31.792 52
18 88 Poland Robert Kubica
United Kingdom Williams 01:25:04.612 51
19 63 United Kingdom George Russell
United Kingdom Williams 01:25:13.684 51
DNF 8 France Romain Grosjean
United States Haas Technical 44

  • Daniel Ricciardo (no. 3) Renault, 5 second time penalty for unsafe return to the track.
  • Daniel Ricciardo (no. 3) Renault, 5 second time penalty leaving the track and gaining an advantage.

Fastest lap : 1:32.740 min by Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari SF90 in the last lap.
Highest speed : 341.1 km/h Sebastian Vettel (5), Ferrari SF90

We also have the animated timelapse of the 2019 French F1 GP for you in which you can clearly see how boring this race was...

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8 F1 Fan comments on “Race Results 2019 French F1 Grand Prix

  1. RLM328

    Welcome to THE MERCEDES HOUR. It's a contest, which wins for the most boring, watching paint dry, grass grow or F1? Formula 1 wins this time. And that announcer that screams at the start, why, just announce, end of the first lap and it was just as they lined up, so why shout? It doesn't make it any more exciting, in fact, I mute him.

  2. Seratcliff

    I'm tired of taking about tires. I'm tired of a race being won by qualifying. They need to understand that we pay the bills. I guess I'm just tired of F1.

  3. John Carey

    Im glad I didnt buy a ticket for that race, I would rather spend a wet day in the garden. So boring. Im English but we need the Italians here to save F1.

  4. William Sucher

    Whose bright idea was it to have electric hybrid cars in F1? Do they really think that the millions of dollars wasted on their development really effects the average road car? This may have been the case in 1960,1970 and 1980, but no longer. Remember "racing improves the breed"? Enormous, wasteful expenses and much increased complexity and unreliability does not improve F1 racing or road cars one bit, and certainly does not save fuel. ...Power Unit change penalty ! Go to the back of the grid! What do the teams actually pay annually for the specialized throw-away lithium batteries. How much energy and CO2 does it really take to develop and manufacture these things. For what purpose? Politics? The added, needless use of these things also greatly effects rear braking and turbo complexity, reliability, and performance. Cooling them, electrical shock danger to crews, gearing, turbo complexity, etc. all help add to crappy racing and to force drivers to become "systems managers". Driving at 70% instead of 95%. This is not racing. F1 cars now have their steering wheels and panels full of buttons, switches, lights, and graphics. Perhaps drivers should actually drive their race cars and not have to memorize inane, esoteric codes and then change settings 12 times per lap. Just let them actually race, just like they did in the 50's, 60's, '70s, and 80's.


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