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The 2019 Australian Grand Prix, otherwise officially known as the LXXXIV Rolex Australian Grand Prix, was the opening round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne, Australia, on the 17 March 2019.[1] The race was the 84th "Australian Grand Prix" to be staged, and the 998th Grand Prix held according to the F1 rulebook.[2]

Lewis Hamilton started the season as the defending World Champion, while his team Mercedes were the defending Constructors Champions.[3] However, the build-up to the race was marred by the sudden death of Race Director Charlie Whiting on the eve of practice.[4]

Hamilton took pole position, equalling Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher's number of eight Australian Grand Prix pole positions.

At the start, Valtteri Bottas managed to jump ahead of Hamilton. Despite pitting early to cover off Sebastian Vettel, Hamilton was unable to match Bottas' pace. Bottas won by around 20 seconds, ahead of Hamilton, for a Mercedes one-two. Max Verstappen, who had started behind Vettel, managed to overtake the German for the final podium position.

The official race weekend attendance was 324,000 people.

BackgroundEdit

The 70th edition of the FIA Formula One World Championship would kick-off at what had become the traditional starting venue for the season, the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne, Australia.[1] The ever popular circuit around Albert Park Lake remained unchanged ahead of the visit in 2019, with sponsorship from Rolex funding the race.[1] With no major circuit changes the interest instead laid in the entry list and changes to the teams over the winter, with a vast array of changes both to the rules and the driver line-up.

Aero AdjustmentsEdit

The biggest feature of the 2019 F1 regulations would be the front wings, with increased restrictions on how many winglets.[5] The new design limited the number of elements on the wing to a maximum of seven, while also limiting the teams to two deflectors to push air over the car.[5] It was hoped that the new design would allow cars to follow one-another better, at the expense of slower lap times.[5][6]

Elsewhere there were also modifications to the rear wing, which was to be increased in size by 100mm, with the DRS slot also expanded by 20mm.[5] These changes would effectively ensure that a car would punch a bigger hole through the air, increasing the effects of slipstreaming, while the 25% increase in DRS would also enhance the influence of the overtaking aid.[5] There were also reductions to the size of barge boards and brake ducts, reducing their aerodynamic effectiveness, as well as a marginal increase in minimum weight to 740 kg including the driver.[5]

The Mercedes MarchEdit

Driver tyre allocations
Driver Hard Med Soft Driver Hard Med Soft
Hamilton 1 3 9 Bottas 1 3 9
Vettel 1 3 9 Leclerc 2 2 9
Verstappen 1 3 9 Gasly 1 3 9
Ricciardo 1 2 10 Hülkenberg 1 2 10
Magnussen 1 3 9 Grosjean 1 3 9
Sainz 2 2 9 Norris 2 2 9
Pérez 2 3 8 Stroll 2 3 8
Räikkönen 1 3 9 Giovinazzi 2 2 9
Kvyat 1 3 9 Albon 1 3 9
Russell 1 4 8 Kubica 2 3 8
Source[7]

Into the entry list and there were some sweeping changes across the field, with no fewer than twelve changes to driver line-ups over the winter.[8] Indeed, defending World Champions Mercedes were one of only two teams not to change either of their drivers, with Valtteri Bottas partnering defending Drivers Champion Lewis Hamilton for a third consecutive season.[9][10] Their new car, the W10 EQ Power+ performed reasonably in winter testing at Barcelona, with the German squad focusing on long-distance running rather than outright pace, although Hamilton would set the second fastest time of the test on the final day.[11]

In contrast, Mercedes premium customers Williams arrived with a whole new line-up for 2019, partnering Mercedes Junior Driver, and reigning FIA Formula 2 Championship Champion George Russell alongside veteran Polish ace Robert Kubica.[12][13] Yet, in spite of employing two drivers on talent as much as budget, it proved to be a turbulent winter for the former Champions, with the FW42 missing more than half of the first test.[14] Furthermore, when Russell and Kubica did finally get out on track the FW42 seemed to be well of the pace of the midfield, with the Brit and the Pole ending the test slowest of all.[11]

The third and final Mercedes powered team were Racing Point, who arrived in their first full season in F1 having taken over the Force India entry midway through 2018.[15] Rather predictably, team boss Lawrence Stroll employed his son Lance to drive for the team, partnering the Canadian with veteran Mexican racer Sergio Pérez for the campaign, leaving Mercedes junior Esteban Ocon without a seat.[16][17] In terms of pace the new Racing Point RP19 was not among the fastest in the field during testing, although the team were plotting a major update ahead of the season opening race.[11]

Ferrari FactionsEdit

Haas VF19 Livery

Haas-Ferrari launched their livery in February, which appeased new sponsors Rich Energy.

Other than the factory Mercedes squad, only Haas would enter the 2019 season with an unchanged driver line-up, retaining their long-standing pairing of Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean.[18] They would also retain their close links to Ferrari, with the Haas VF-19 using a Ferrari sourced engine, gearbox and rear-end as the team had done since their debut in 2016.[18] Indeed, the only change for the 2019 season would be a change in sponsors, with drinks company Rich Energy taking over as title sponsor for the full campaign.[19]

Elsewhere, the factory Ferrari team would start the season as the favourites, with their duo of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc having been consistently fastest throughout pre-season testing.[11] Vettel had been retained by the Scuderia, who would be officially entered as Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow courtesy of a title sponsorship deal with the Philip Morris Group, to lead the team, alongside Ferrari Driver Academy graduate Leclerc.[20][21] Leclerc had earned his promotion from Sauber at the end of the 2018 campaign, and duly matched Vettel's pace throughout the Barcelona tests with the new Ferrari SF90.[22]

Leclerc's former employers Sauber, meanwhile, would not officially appear on the entry list for the 2019 season, for technical partners Alfa Romeo took over the naming rights for both the team and chassis.[23] Yet, Sauber would still run the team, signing ex-Ferrari ace Kimi Räikkönen to lead the team, alongside the Ferrari backed Italian Antonio Giovinazzi.[24][25] The new car, the Alfa Romeo C38, would run reliably at the pre-season tests, with the team, using a large number of Ferrari parts akin to Haas, ending the test in the mid-field.[11]

Renault RelianceEdit

The factory Renault squad would start the 2019 season as arguably the fourth fastest team in the field after the Barcelona tests, having largely focused on race pace until the final day.[11] Indeed, the French squad would start the season with a re-vamped driver line-up, having poached the highly rated Daniel Ricciardo to partner Nico Hülkenberg for the season.[26][26] The pair seemed fairly evenly matched in the new RS19 during the tests, with the car running reliably barring a DRS failure for Ricciardo during the first week of testing.[11]

Elsewhere, Renault's only customers for the 2019 campaign would be McLaren, who would take former factory driver Carlos Sainz, Jr. to lead their team following the departure of Fernando Alonso at the end of 2018.[27] The Spaniard would lead the line for McLaren alongside their latest Young Driver Programme graduate Lando Norris, the Brit having finished as runner-up in the 2018 F2 Championship.[28] In terms of pace the new MCL34 appeared to be in the midfield, much like its predecessor, although the McLaren squad were confident that they could evolve the car consistently through the season.[11]

Honda Heroics?Edit

Completing the entry list would be the two Honda engined teams, led by the Red Bull team after their switch to the Japanese manufacturer at the end of 2018.[29] Their effort would be led by Max Verstappen, officially confirmed as the team's number one driver, while Pierre Gasly was promoted to the senior team after his debut with Toro Rosso in 2018.[30][31] In terms of pace the new Red Bull RB15 proved both reliable and reasonably quick, with the majority of the F1 paddock placing the squad in third overall after the pre-season tests.[11]

The final team on the entry list were Toro Rosso, who would have a complete change to their driver line-up for 2019.[32] Prepared for another season as Honda's test bed for Red Bull's engines, the Toro Rosso squad had adopted the Haas approach to building an F1 car, with the Toro Rosso STR14 using the maximum number of components allowed from the senior Red Bull squad.[32] In terms of drivers, meanwhile, the team would field ex-racer Daniil Kvyat, returning to the team that had sacked him in 2017, and former Red Bull Junior driver Alexander Albon after a strong F2 campaign in 2018.[33][34]

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 2019 Australian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault F1 Team Renault RS19 Renault E-Tech 19 1.6 V6t P
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL34 Renault E-Tech 19 1.6 V6t P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow Ferrari SF90 Ferrari 064 1.6 V6t P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo Racing Alfa Romeo C38 Ferrari 064 1.6 V6t P
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Rich Energy Haas F1 Team Haas VF-19 Ferrari 064 1.6 V6t P
10 France Pierre Gasly Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB15 Honda RA619H 1.6 V6t P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team Racing Point RP19 BWT Mercedes M10 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6t P
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow Ferrari SF90 Ferrari 064 1.6 V6t P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team Racing Point RP19 BWT Mercedes M10 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6t P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Rich Energy Haas F1 Team Haas VF-19 Ferrari 064 1.6 V6t P
23 Thailand Alexander Albon Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR14 Honda RA619H 1.6 V6t P
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR14 Honda RA619H 1.6 V6t P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault F1 Team Renault RS19 Renault E-Tech 19 1.6 V6t P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB15 Honda RA619H 1.6 V6t P
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W10 Mercedes M10 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6t P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL34 Renault E-Tech 19 1.6 V6t P
63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom ROKiT Williams Racing Williams FW42 Mercedes M10 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6t P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W10 Mercedes M10 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6t P
88 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom ROKiT Williams Racing Williams FW42 Mercedes M10 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6t P
99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo Racing Alfa Romeo C38 Ferrari 064 1.6 V6t P
Source:[8]

Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 1:25.634 17 1:23.644 8 1:23.695 10
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:25.966 18 1:24.733 18 1:24.568 18
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:23.637 2 1:23.473 5 1:22.556 2
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:24.816 6 1:23.572 6 1:24.402 17
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:25.224 12 1:23.814 10 1:23.112 4
10 France Pierre Gasly Austria Red Bull-Honda 1:24.932 8 1:23.442 4 1:23.367 6
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point-Mercedes 1:25.498 16 1:24.401 16 1:24.082 14
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 1:23.673 3 1:23.754 9 1:22.749 3
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-Mercedes 1:25.288 15 1:24.011 13 1:24.345 16
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:24.934 9 1:23.988 12 1:23.334 5
23 Thailand Alexander Albon Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:25.230 13 1:24.675 17 1:24.328 15
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:24.832 7 1:23.933 11 1:23.442 8
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:25.015 10 1:23.574 7 1:23.737 11
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 1:23.792 4 1:23.400 3 1:23.481 9
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:23.599 1 1:22.600 1 1:22.292 1
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:25.285 14 1:24.133 14 1:24.049 13
63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:28.740 20 1:26.453 19 1:25.944 19
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:23.866 5 1:22.648 2 1:23.422 7
88 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:27.914 19 1:26.655 20 1:26.589 20
99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:25.166 11 1:24.293 15 1:23.831 12
Source: [35][36][37]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 21:22.043 11:21.014 11:20.486 1
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 31:22.367 21:21.193 21:20.598 2
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 111:22.885 61:21.912 31:21.190 3
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 101:22.876 31:21.678 41:21.320 4
5 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 11:22.017 41:21.739 51:21.442 5
6 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 141:22.959 51:21.870 61:21.826 6
7 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 61:22.519 71:22.221 71:22.099 7
8 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 81:22.702 91:22.423 81:22.304 8
9 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 151:22.966 81:22.349 91:22.314 9
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point-Mercedes 121:22.908 101:22.532 101:22.781 10
11 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 71:22.540 111:22.562 11
12 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 131:22.921 121:22.570 12
13 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 91:22.757 131:22.636 13
14 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 41:22.431 141:22.714 14
15 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 51:22.511 151:22.774 15
16 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-Mercedes 161:23.017 16
17 10 France Pierre Gasly Austria Red Bull-Honda 171:23.020 17
18 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 181:23.084 18
19 63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 191:24.360 19
20 88 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 201:26.067 20
107% time: 1:27.758
Source: [38]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Lewis Hamilton 2
______________ Valtteri Bottas
Row 2 3 ______________
Sebastian Vettel 4
______________ Max Verstappen
Row 3 5 ______________
Charles Leclerc 6
______________ Romain Grosjean
Row 4 7 ______________
Kevin Magnussen 8
______________ Lando Norris
Row 5 9 ______________
Kimi Räikkönen 10
______________ Sergio Pérez
Row 6 11 ______________
Nico Hülkenberg 12
______________ Daniel Ricciardo
Row 7 13 ______________
Alexander Albon 14
______________ Antonio Giovinazzi
Row 8 15 ______________
Daniil Kvyat 16
______________ Lance Stroll
Row 9 17 ______________
Pierre Gasly 18
______________ Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Row 10 19 ______________
George Russell 20
______________ Robert Kubica

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1st 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 58 1 h 25 m 27.325 s 2 26*
2nd 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 58 + 20.886 s 1 18
3rd 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 58 + 22.520 s 4 15
4th 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 58 + 57.109 s 3 12
5th 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 58 + 58.320 s 5 10
6th 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 58 + 1 m 27.156 s 7 8
7th 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 57 + 1 lap 11 6
8th 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 57 + 1 lap 9 4
9th 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-Mercedes 57 + 1 lap 16 2
10th 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 57 + 1 lap 15 1
11th 10 France Pierre Gasly Austria Red Bull-Honda 57 + 1 lap 17
12th 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 57 + 1 lap 8
13th 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point-Mercedes 57 + 1 lap 10
14th 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 57 + 1 lap 13
15th 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Italy Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 57 + 1 lap 14
16th 63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 56 + 2 laps 19
17th 88 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 55 + 3 laps 20
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 29 Wheel 6
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 28 Damage 12
Ret 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 9 MGU-K [39] 18
Source: [40]
  • * 25 points for the win and 1 point for the fastest lap.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

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V T E 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship
Teams Alfa RomeoFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRacing PointRed BullRenaultToro RossoWilliams
Engines FerrariHondaMercedesRenault
Drivers alphabetically AlbonBottasGaslyGiovinazziGrosjeanHamiltonHülkenbergKubicaKvyatLeclercMagnussenNorrisPérezRäikkönenRicciardoRussellSainzStrollVerstappenVettel
Drivers by number 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 23 Albon • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas • 88 Kubica • 99 Giovinazzi
Other Drivers BuemiCâmaraFittipaldiLatifiOcon
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