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The 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2019[1]) was the second race of the 2019 Formula One season, and the fifteenth Bahrain Grand Prix. It was held between 29 March and 31 March 2019.

In qualifying, Charles Leclerc took his maiden pole position in only his second race for Ferrari. His teammate Sebastian Vettel joined him on the front row, ahead of Lewis Hamilton.

In the race, Leclerc lost the lead to Vettel, while Valtteri Bottas went past Hamilton and then passed Leclerc. Leclerc and Hamilton both got back past Bottas on lap 2, before Leclerc took back the lead from Vettel on lap 6. After plenty of battles with Vettel following their pit stop rounds, Hamilton finally got past him at Turn 4 on lap 38, before Vettel immediately spun and later lost his front wing on the back straight, forcing him to pit for another front wing and fight back up to fifth. Leclerc's car lost power on lap 46, and he lost the lead to Hamilton two laps later, then was passed by Bottas on lap 54. The safety car was deployed a lap later after both the Renault drivers, Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hülkenberg, retired with mechanical problems at Turn 1. The race finished under the safety car, allowing Hamilton to take his seventy-fourth victory, while Bottas finished in second, and Leclerc finished third to take his first podium while also taking his first fastest lap and managing to hold off Max Verstappen.



BackgroundEdit

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

McLaren used the Vype sponsor on their cars starting from the Grand Prix.[3]

The circuit had an extra DRS zone on the straight between turns three and four,[4] having been done to increase the chances of overtakes and pit stops.[5]

Robert Kubica was asked to stay off the kerbs due to Williams not having enough parts to repair his car after damaging his car floor during the first practice session in Australia.[6]

A new set of repeater lights were added following reports from Robert Kubica, George Russell and Pierre Gasly about the visibility of the lights in Australia due to the increased heights of the rear wings.[7]

Entry listEdit

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

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 1:32.401 11 1:30.848 15 1:31.643 16
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:32.945 15 1:30.017 8 1:30.955 7
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:30.617 2 1:28.846 1 1:29.738 2
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:32.385 10 1:31.088 16 1:31.333 11
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:32.994 17 1:30.068 9 1:30.818 5
10 France Pierre Gasly Austria Red Bull-Honda 1:31.815 6 1:30.429 12 1:31.392 12
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point-Mercedes 1:32.885 14 1:30.716 14 1:31.638 15
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 1:30.354 1 1:28.881 2 1:29.569 1
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-Mercedes 1:33.518 18 1:31.129 17 1:31.618 14
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:32.602 12 1:30.000 7 1:31.540 13
23 Thailand Alexander Albon Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:32.874 13 1:30.458 13 1:31.679 17
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:32.339 9 1:30.093 10 1:31.173 10
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:32.040 8 1:29.669 5 1:30.910 6
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 1:31.673 5 1:29.725 6 1:30.959 8
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:31.601 4 1:29.449 3 1:30.334 3
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:31.952 7 1:30.192 11 1:30.965 9
63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:34.188 19 1:31.904 19 1:33.387 19
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:31.328 3 1:29.557 4 1:30.389 4
88 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:34.253 20 1:32.932 20 1:33.525 20
99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:32.949 16 1:31.144 18 1:32.132 18
Source: [8][9][10]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 11:28.495 11:28.046 11:27.866 1
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 21:28.733 21:28.356 21:28.160 2
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 31:29.262 31:28.578 31:28.190 3
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 51:29.498 41:28.830 41:28.256 4
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 91:29.579 71:29.109 51:28.752 5
6 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 81:29.532 51:29.017 61:28.757 6
7 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 71:29.528 61:29.055 71:28.813 7
8 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 101:29.688 81:29.249 81:29.015 11*
9 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 151:29.959 101:29.471 91:29.022 8
10 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 41:29.381 91:29.258 101:29.043 9
11 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 111:29.859 111:29.488 10
12 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 61:29.514 121:29.513 12
13 10 France Pierre Gasly Austria Red Bull-Honda 141:29.900 131:29.526 13
14 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point-Mercedes 131:29.893 141:29.756 14
15 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 121:29.876 151:29.854 15
16 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 161:30.026 16
17 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 171:30.034 17
18 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-Mercedes 181:30.217 18
19 63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 191:31.759 19
20 88 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 201:31.799 20
107% time: 1:34.689
Source: [11]
  • * Grosjean was given a three-place grid penalty for impeding Norris during qualifying.[11]

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 57 1h 34m 21.295s 3 25
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 57 +2.980s 4 18
3 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 57 +6.131s 1 16*
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 57 +6.408s 5 12
5 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 57 +36.068s 2 10
6 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 57 +45.754s 9 8
7 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 57 +47.470s 8 6
8 10 France Pierre Gasly Austria Red Bull-Honda 57 +58.094s 13 4
9 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 57 +62.697s 12 2
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point-Mercedes 57 +63.696s 14 1
11 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 57 +64.599s 16
12 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 56 +1 Lap 15
13 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 56 +1 Lap 6
14 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-Mercedes 56 +1 Lap 18
15 63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 56 +1 Lap 19
16 88 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 55 +2 Laps 20
17 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 53 Engine 17
18 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 53 MGU-K 10
19 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 53 Gearbox 7
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 16 Collision damage 11
Source: [12]
  • * 15 points for third place and 1 point for the fastest lap.

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2019". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/racing/2019/Bahrain.html. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. "2019 Bahrain Grand Prix – Selected sets per driver". Pirelli. 19 March 2019. https://press.pirelli.com/2019-bahrain-grand-prix--selected-sets-per-driver/. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  3. Collantine, Keith; Rencken, Dieter (28 March 2019). "McLaren debut e-cigarette branding in Bahrain". racefans.net. https://www.racefans.net/2019/03/28/mclaren-debut-e-cigarette-branding-in-bahrain/. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  4. Collantine, Keith; Rencken, Dieter (28 March 2019). "Magnussen doubts Bahrain needed third DRS zone". racefans.net. https://www.racefans.net/2019/03/28/magnussen-doubts-bahrain-needed-third-drs-zone/. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  5. "Bahrain Grand Prix 2019 DRS zones: Drivers predicting aggressive Bahrain strategies after DRS addition". www.formula1.com. 28 March 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.drivers-predicting-aggressive-bahrain-strategies-after-drs-zone-addition.39q2U8vXlKeE1b85oVnDMj.html. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  6. Collantine, Keith; Rencken, Dieter (28 March 2019). "Kubica has to avoid kerbs due to parts shortage". racefans.net. https://www.racefans.net/2019/03/28/kubica-has-to-avoid-kerbs-due-to-parts-shortage/. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  7. "Additional start lights installed in Bahrain". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 29 March 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.additional-start-lights-installed-in-bahrain.5Tdg0vXqy1AO09GKGb6ywX.html. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  8. "2019 Bahrain Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 29 March 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1001/bahrain/practice-1.html. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  9. "2019 Bahrain Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 29 March 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1001/bahrain/practice-2.html. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  10. "2019 Bahrain Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 30 March 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1001/bahrain/practice-3.html. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "2019 Bahrain Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 30 March 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1001/bahrain/qualifying.html. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  12. "Bahrain Grand Prix 2019 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 31 March 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1001/bahrain/race-result.html. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
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
Cars Alfa Romeo C38Ferrari SF90Haas VF-19McLaren MCL34Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+Racing Point RP19Red Bull RB15Renault RS19Toro Rosso STR14Williams FW42
Tyres Pirelli
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