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The 2019 Belgian Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix 2019)[1] was the thirteenth race of the 2019 Formula One season, and the sixty-third time the Belgian Grand Prix was held on the Formula One calendar. It was held between 30 August and 1 September 2019.

In qualifying, Charles Leclerc took his third pole position, while his teammate Sebastian Vettel qualified second, marking Ferrari's first pole and front-row lockout at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps since the 2007 Belgian Grand Prix. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton qualified third behind them both.

The race weekend would, however, be overshadowed by a huge accident in the supporting FIA Formula 2 Championship Feature Race, which claimed the life of Renault Junior Driver Anthoine Hubert.[2] The race, however, went on without major incidents, and Leclerc took an emotional maiden victory in F1 as Hamilton settled in second having been closing into Leclerc during the final laps. Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas finished in third.



BackgroundEdit

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
23 Thailand Alexander Albon 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
10 France Pierre Gasly 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
Free Practice 1 only
40 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom ROKiT Williams Racing Williams FW42 Mercedes M10 EQ Power+ P
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 1:46.426 8 1:45.735 9 1:44.974 4
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:46.670 12 1:46.258 15 1:46.270 15
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:44.574 1 1:44.753 2 1:44.657 2
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:47.024 13 1:45.708 7 1:45.659 8
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:47.176 14 1:46.120 12 1:45.806 11
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:47.968 18 1:46.374 17 1:45.752 10
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:46.433 9 1:45.117 5 1:45.521 6
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 1:44.788 2 1:44.123 1 1:44.206 1
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:46.198 7 1:45.732 8 1:46.379 16
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:47.488 16 1:46.399 18 1:46.004 13
23 Thailand Alexander Albon Austria Red Bull-Honda 1:45.584 4 1:45.771 10 1:50.681 20
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:47.636 17 1:46.214 14 1:46.642 17
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:46.669 11 1:46.209 13 1:45.855 12
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 1:45.507 3 1:45.394 6 1:45.312 5
40 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:48.784 19 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:45.973 6 1:45.015 4 1:45.566 7
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:46.557 10 1:45.999 11 1:46.017 14
63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes DNP 1:47.887 19 1:47.858 18
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:45.882 5 1:44.969 3 1:44.703 3
88 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:48.966 20 1:48.331 20 1:48.350 19
99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:47.333 15 1:46.328 16 1:45.688 9
Source: [3][4][5]

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 1 1:43.587 1 1:42.938 1 1:42.519 1
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 2 1:44.109 2 1:43.037 2 1:43.267 2
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 5 1:45.260 3 1:43.592 3 1:43.282 3
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 4 1:45.141 4 1:43.980 4 1:43.415 4
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 3 1:44.622 6 1:44.132 5 1:43.690 5
6 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 7 1:45.560 5 1:44.103 6 1:44.257 10*
7 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 13 1:45.899 8 1:44.549 7 1:44.542 12
8 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 12 1:45.842 7 1:44.140 8 1:44.557 6
9 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 10 1:45.732 9 1:44.707 9 1:44.706 7
10 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 11 1:45.839 10 1:44.738 10 1:45.086 8
11 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 9 1:45.694 11 1:44.797 9
12 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 15 1:46.154 12 1:44.847 11
13 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 14 1:46.000 13 1:45.047 16
14 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Austria Red Bull-Honda 6 1:45.528 14 1:45.799 17§
15 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 8 1:45.637 15 no time 18**
16 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 16 1:46.435 13
17 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 17 1:46.507 15††
18 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 18 1:46.518 19‡‡
19 63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 19 1:47.548 14
107% time: 1:50.838
NC 88 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 20 no time PL§§
Source: [6]
  • * Ricciardo was given a five-place grid penalty for using his fifth ICE.[7]
  • Hülkenberg was given a five-place grid penalty for using his sixth ICE.[8]
  • Stroll was forced to start from the back of the grid after using his fourth ICE, fourth turbocharger and fourth MGU-H.[9]
  • § Albon was forced to start from the back of the grid after using his fourth ICE, fourth turbocharger, fourth MGU-H, third MGU-K, third ES and third CE.[10]
  • ** Giovinazzi was forced to start from the back of the grid after using his fourth ICE, fourth turbocharger, fourth MGU-H and fourth CE,[11] and having an unscheduled gearbox change.[12]
  • †† Sainz was given a five-place grid penalty for using his fifth ICE.[13] He was later given a ten-place grid penalty for using his fourth MGU-K and fourth ES.[14]
  • ‡‡ Kvyat was forced to start from the back of the grid after using his fifth ICE, fifth turbocharger, fifth MGU-H and fourth MGU-K,[15] as well as taking an unscheduled gearbox change.[16]
  • §§ Kubica failed to set a time within the 107% role, after suffering an engine failure in Q1. He was given permission from the stewards to participate in the race.[17] He was later forced to start from the pit lane after having an unscheduled gearbox change and changing his ICE, turbocharger, MGU-H and rear wing assembly while his car was in the parc fermé.[18][19]

GridEdit

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

* - Kubica started from the pit lane.

RaceEdit

Pre-raceEdit

A one-minute silence was held before the race, in honour of Anthoine Hubert, who passed away in an accident during a Formula Two feature race the previous day.[20]

ReportEdit

As the race began, Leclerc made a good start, but Hamilton passed Vettel at the first corner, just as Max Verstappen collided with Kimi Räikkönen after making a poor start. Vettel got back past Hamilton on the Kemmel straight, in time before the safety car was deployed when Verstappen crashed into the barrier at Raidillion as a result of a damaged suspension. The safety car period was extended for another lap after Carlos Sainz, Jr. pulled off at the Bus Stop chicane due to a loss of power. The safety car came in at the end of lap 4, where Leclerc stayed ahead of Vettel, and Hamilton remained ahead of Valtteri Bottas at the end of the Kemmel straight.

Vettel made an early pit stop at the end of lap 15, taking the lead of the race once Leclerc, Hamilton and Bottas made their stops around lap 21, although Vettel was soon given team orders to let Leclerc back past at the end of lap 26, which he did so on the start/finish straight. With fresher tyres, Hamilton overtook Vettel on the Kemmel straight on lap 32, and Vettel opted to pit again at the end of the next lap before Bottas could pass him, in an attempt to take the fastest lap for an extra point. Up in front, Hamilton gained on Leclerc through the closing stages, although his chances were ruined on the final lap when Antonio Giovinazzi crashed at Pouhon and Lando Norris pulled off to the edge of the start/finish straight with an engine failure, preventing both Norris and Giovinazzi from finishing fifth and ninth respectively. Therefore, Leclerc took his first ever victory, dedicating it to Hubert while becoming the first Monegasque driver to win a Formula One race, and Hamilton and Bottas finished second and third respectively.

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 44 1:23:45.710 1 25
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 44 + 0.981 3 18
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 44 + 12.585 4 15
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 44 + 26.422 2 13*
5 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Austria Red Bull-Honda 44 + 1:21.325 17 10
6 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 44 + 1:24.448 7 8
7 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 44 + 1:29.657 19 6
8 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 44 + 1:46.639 12 4
9 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 44 + 1:49.168 13 2
10 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 44 + 1:49.838 16 1
11 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 43 Engine 11
12 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 43 + 1 Lap 8
13 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 43 + 1 Lap 9
14 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 43 + 1 Lap 10
15 63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 43 + 1 Lap 14
16 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 43 + 1 Lap 6
17 88 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 43 + 1 Lap PL
18 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 42 Accident 18
Ret 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1 Power loss 15
Ret 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 0 Accident 5
Source: [21]
  • * 12 points for fourth place and 1 point for the fastest lap.

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "Formula 1 2019 Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/championship/races/2019/Belgium.html. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  2. 'F2 racer Hubert passes away following crash at Spa-Francorchamps', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Limited, 31/08/2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.f2-racer-hubert-passes-away-following-crash-at-spa-francorchamps.3om72F1NnXoj3mEJZpODG1.html, (Accessed 01/09/2019)
  3. "2019 Belgian Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 30 August 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1012/belgium/practice-1.html. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  4. "2019 Belgian Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 30 August 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1012/belgium/practice-2.html. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  5. "2019 Belgian Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 31 August 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1012/belgium/practice-3.html. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  6. "2019 Belgian Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 31 August 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1012/belgium/qualifying.html. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  7. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 15". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 30 August 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/92179/download. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  8. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 13". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 30 August 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/92177/download. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  9. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 14". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 30 August 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/92178/download. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  10. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 11". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 30 August 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/92175/download. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  11. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 34". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 1 September 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/92392/download. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  12. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 36". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 1 September 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/92394/download. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  13. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 10". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 30 August 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/92167/download. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  14. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 35". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 1 September 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/92393/download. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  15. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 12". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 30 August 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/92176/download. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  16. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 23". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 31 August 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/92270/download. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  17. "Decision Car 88 - Failure to set a time in qualifying". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 31 August 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/92291/download. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  18. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 37". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 1 September 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/92395/download. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  19. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 38". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 1 September 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/92396/download. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  20. "Formula 1 to hold a minute of silence in memory of Hubert at Spa". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 1 September 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.formula-1-to-hold-a-minute-of-silence-in-memory-of-hubert-at-spa.1SY2HFk1vnrfhGiOBsRxM2.html. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  21. "Belgium Grand Prix 2019 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 1 September 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1012/belgium/race-result.html. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
V T E 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship
Teams Alfa RomeoFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRacing PointRed BullRenaultToro RossoWilliams
Engines FerrariHondaMercedesRenault
Drivers alphabetically AlbonBottasGaslyGiovinazziGrosjeanHamiltonHülkenbergKubicaKvyatLeclercMagnussenNorrisPérezRäikkönenRicciardoRussellSainzStrollVerstappenVettel
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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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