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The 2019 Japanese Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix 2019)[1] was the seventeenth race of the 2019 Formula One season, the thirty-fifth time the Japanese Grand Prix was held on the Formula One calendar, and the thirty-first time it was held at the Suzuka Circuit. It was held between 11 October and 13 October 2019.

In qualifying, postponed until Sunday, Sebastian Vettel took pole position ahead of Charles Leclerc and Valtteri Bottas.

In the race, Vettel jumped the start, but immediately stalled, giving Bottas the lead. Max Verstappen also moved ahead of Lewis Hamilton, and tried to pass Leclerc, but the two of them made contact at Turn 2, sending Verstappen to the back of the field whilst Leclerc had to pit for a new front wing at the end of lap 3. In the closing stages, Hamilton closed the gap to Vettel with fresher tyres, but could not find a way past, whilst Bottas went on to take his sixth victory. Vettel and Hamilton finished second and third respectively, while Hamilton and Bottas' double podium finish gave Mercedes their sixth constructors' title.



BackgroundEdit

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

With news of Typhoon Hagibis approaching, race stewards declared that FP3 would not occur and qualifying would be postponed until Sunday,[3] otherwise the drivers would qualify with the fastest times from FP2.[4]

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
38 Japan Naoki Yamamoto Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR14 Honda RA619H P
source

Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 1:31.563 14 1:29.859 17
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:31.001 10 1:29.358 10
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:29.720 3 1:28.376 5
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:31.307 12 1:29.477 11
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:31.283 11 1:29.553 13
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda DNP 1:29.354 9
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point-Mercedes 1:30.810 8 1:29.299 8
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 1:29.912 4 1:28.141 4
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-Mercedes 1:30.959 9 1:29.597 14
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:31.785 15 1:29.749 16
23 Thailand Alexander Albon Austria Red Bull-Honda 1:30.375 6 1:28.402 6
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:31.920 16 1:29.512 12
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:31.426 13 1:30.334 18
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 1:30.046 5 1:28.066 3
38 Japan Naoki Yamamoto Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:32.018 17 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:28.807 2 1:27.885 2
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:30.702 7 1:29.051 7
63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:32.800 18 1:31.071 20
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:28.731 1 1:27.785 1
88 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:33.484 19 1:30.916 19
99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:36.887 20 1:29.651 15
Source: [5][6]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:28.988 1:28.174 11:27.064 1
2 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 11:28.405 1:28.179 21:27.253 2
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:28.896 11:27.688 31:27.293 3
4 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:28.735 1:27.826 41:27.302 4
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 1:28.754 1:28.499 51:27.851 5
6 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Austria Red Bull-Honda 1:29.351 1:28.156 61:27.851 6
7 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:29.018 1:28.577 71:28.304 7
8 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:28.873 1:28.571 81:28.464 8
9 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:29.411 1:28.779 91:28.836 9
10 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:29.572 1:29.144 101:29.341 10
11 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:29.604 111:29.254 11
12 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:29.594 121:29.345 12
13 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:29.636 131:29.358 13
14 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:29.723 141:29.563 14
15 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:29.619 151:30.112 15
16 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 161:29.822 16
17 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 171:30.344 17
18 63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 181:30.364 18
107% time: 1:34.593
NC 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 20no time 19*
NC 88 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 20no time PL
Source: [7]
  • * Magnussen failed to set a lap time within the 107% rule after crashing in Q1, but was given permission from the stewards to race.[8] He was then given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[7]
  • Kubica failed to set a lap time within the 107% rule after crashing in Q1, but was given permission from the stewards to race.[9] He was then forced to start from the pit lane after changing his chassis.[7]

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

Post-raceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 52 1h 21m 46.755s 3 25
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 52 +13.343s 1 18
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 52 +13.858s 4 16*
4 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Austria Red Bull-Honda 52 +59.537s 6 12
5 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 52 +69.101s 7 10
DSQ 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 51 + 1 Lap§ 16
6 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 51 + 1 Lap 2 8
7 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 51 + 1 Lap 9 6
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 51 + 1 Lap 17 4
DSQ 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 51 +1 Lap§ 15
9 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 51 +1 Lap 12 2
10 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 51 +1 Lap 14 1
11 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 51 +1 Lap 8
12 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 51 +1 Lap 13
13 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 51 +1 Lap 10
14 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 51 +1 Lap 11
15 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 51 +1 Lap 19
16 63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 50 +2 Laps 18
17 88 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 50 +2 Laps PL
Ret 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 14 Collision damage 5
Source: [10]
  • * 15 points for third place and 1 point for the fastest lap.
  • Leclerc originally finished sixth, but was given a fifteen-second time penalty for causing a collision with Verstappen and driving his car in an unsafe condition.[11][12]
  • Pérez crashed after colliding with Gasly on the final lap, but because the chequered flag signal was shown a lap early, the race was classified to have finished with fifty-two laps instead of fifty-three, thus allowing Pérez to keep ninth place.[13]
  • § Both Renault cars were disqualified on October 23, following a protest by Racing Point regarding brake balance adjustments being altered without driver input.[14]

MilestonesEdit

  • The fifth time a qualifying session has been postponed to race day.
  • Mercedes clinched their sixth consecutive Constructor's Championship, putting them on level with Ferrari for the record of most consecutive constructors' championships.
  • Mercedes's 99th race victory.
  • Valtteri Bottas's 100th points finish.
  • Carlos Sainz, Jr.'s 50th points finish.

Standings after raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix 2019". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/championship/races/2019/Japan.html. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  2. "2019 Japanese Grand Prix – Selected sets per driver". Pirelli. 1 October 2019. https://press.pirelli.com/2019-japanese-grand-prix---selected-sets-per-driver/. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  3. Benson, Andrew (11 October 2019). "Japanese GP typhoon: Qualifying postponed as Typhoon Hagibis nears". BBC News. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/50009871. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  4. "Decision Doc8 - Formation of the Grid". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 11 October 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/101617/download. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  5. "2019 Japanese Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 11 October 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1016/japan/practice-1.html. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  6. "2019 Japanese Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 11 October 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1016/japan/practice-2.html. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "2019 Japanese Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 13 October 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1016/japan/qualifying.html. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  8. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 20". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 13 October 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/101681/download. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  9. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 19". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 13 October 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/101679/download. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  10. "Japan Grand Prix 2019 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 13 October 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1016/japan/race-result.html. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  11. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 38". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 13 October 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/101747/download. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  12. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 40". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 13 October 2019. https://www.fia.com/file/101749/download. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  13. "Chequered flag error means race distance is cut and Perez scores points despite crashing". 13 October 2019. https://www.racefans.net/2019/10/13/chequered-flag-error-means-race-distance-is-cut-and-perez-scores-points-despite-crashing/. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  14. "Renault disqualified from results of the Japanese Grand Prix". 23 October 2019. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.renault-disqualified-from-results-of-the-japanese-grand-prix.5lDaMU1SWKaXnpEP93CLVB.html. Retrieved 23 October 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
Races AustraliaBahrainChinaAzerbaijanSpainMonacoCanadaFranceAustriaBritainGermanyHungaryBelgiumItalySingaporeRussiaJapanMexicoUnited StatesBrazilAbu Dhabi
Tests Barcelona 1Barcelona 2
See also 2018 Formula One Season2020 Formula One SeasonCategory
V T E Japan Japanese Grand Prix
Circuits Fuji (1976–1977, 2007–2008), Suzuka (1987–2006, 2009–present)
SuzukaCircuit2005
Races 197619771978–1986 • 19871988198919901991199219931994 • 19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
See also Pacific Grand Prix
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