Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Red Bull Ring, 2019

2019 Austrian Grand Prix grid

2019 Austrian Grand Prix

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Row 11. Charles Leclerc 1’03.003
Ferrari
2. Max Verstappen 1’03.439
Red Bull
Row 23. Valtteri Bottas 1’03.537
Mercedes
4. Lewis Hamilton 1’03.262
Mercedes
Row 35. Lando Norris 1’04.099
McLaren
6. Kimi Raikkonen 1’04.166
Alfa Romeo
Row 47. Antonio Giovinazzi 1’04.179
Alfa Romeo
8. Pierre Gasly 1’04.199
Red Bull
Row 59. Sebastian Vettel No time
Ferrari
10. Kevin Magnussen 1’04.072
Haas
Row 611. Romain Grosjean 1’04.490
Haas
12. Daniel Ricciardo 1’04.790
Renault
Row 713. Sergio Perez 1’04.789
Racing Point
14. Lance Stroll 1’04.832
Racing Point
Row 815. Nico Hulkenberg 1’04.516
Renault
16. Daniil Kvyat 1’05.324
Toro Rosso
Row 917. Robert Kubica 1’06.206
Williams
18. Alexander Albon 1’04.665
Toro Rosso
Row 1019. Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’13.601
McLaren
20. George Russell 1’05.904
Williams

Hamilton: Three-place grid penalty for impeding Raikkonen
Magnussen: Five-place grid penalty for gearbox change
Hulkenberg: Five-place grid penalty for power unit component change
Russell: Three-place grid penalty for impeding Kvyat, pit lane start due to front wing specification change
Albon and Sainz: Required to start from back due to power unit component change

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42 comments on “2019 Austrian Grand Prix grid”

  1. Vettel was probably happy his car had problems, now he has an excuse for why leclerc would have beaten him anyways

    1. Some of F1 problems are self inflicted, but some are completely random.
      A Bahrain win, a Monaco finish and less Ferrari orders, and we would have a true title contender in LEC – at least a good competition for 2nd – BOT-VER-LEC.

      1. Its not an F1 problem its an Ferrari problem.

        1. I mean in the sense that there would be lesss talk about Mercedes domination.

      2. Yeah, right… In Bahrain he lost (only) 9points, in Monaco it was completely his fault, 1 or 2 team orders. All you’ve mentioned is 25points at best. So, he should have had like the number of points VET currently has. That would be 40points behind BOT, 70p behind HAM. A contender indeed…

        1. @mg1982
          How about the team orders in Australia, the failed car while leading in Bahrain, the team orders in China, the stupid inexplicable strategy to make him slow down cars for Vettel in Baku, the inexplicable hard tyre choice in Spain, oh and in Monaco Ferrari told him to stay in the pits even when he was saying he should go out there – it WAS Ferrari’s fault, and “forgetting” about telling him Vettel had a 5 second penalty in Canada….. I could go on. At least 50 points. He would definitely have been a WDC contender at the moment if he was given the same support Vettel gets.

          In fact France was the only race this season where Ferrari did not screw him up, and no surprise, he finished in front of Vettel.

        2. Monaco completely his fault? We’ll Sunday, for sure. Saturday qualifying is very much up for debate.

    2. No big shame, if you ask me. LEC is 10 years younger, one of the fastest drivers – that’s why he was 1st on Ferrari’s list, thank God he’s on the team now and not RAI anymore… otherwise HAM would have been on PP again. He’s the future, but still missing consistency to make an impact.

  2. Hamilton was a grumpy D bag today. Ruined his teammates lap twice and impeded Kimi.

  3. Panagiotis Papatheodorou (@panagiotism-papatheodorou)
    29th June 2019, 15:12

    Terrible luck for Seb, could have been a Ferrari 1-2.

    1. @panagiotism-papatheodorou, does anybody have an explanation for what happened to Vettel? It is being suggested it was an auxiliary system on his car, so it sounds as if he should be able to race tomorrow without issue, but it’s not clear what exactly went wrong on his car to begin with.

      1. Air pressure issue…. something along those lines

  4. lol the Red Bull in the hands of Pierre Gasly performs like a car from the David Coulthard era.

    Bring Kvyat back ASAP.

  5. It seems Vettel just can’t catch a break. On a weekend where Ferrari has a clear advantage on this circuit, Vettel manages to get squat. Karma kind be like that.

    Once again Lewis shows why he is the better driver, as Verstappen claims the 3rd spot ahead of Bottas. It will be interesting to see Vettel make his way through the field, but his championship hopes are all but dashed.

    The question now is will Hamilton go for the win and equal McClaren’s record number of back to back wins.

  6. Nice grid set up. Leclerc and Norris (and Verstappen) showing their talent.

  7. I’m so tired of this Ferrari domination. F1 needs to do something and quick!

    1. Good one! Snark-snark …

    2. But you enjoying Mercedes domination, right?

  8. At last – for the first time this season (in my Opinion) we have an interesting start grid at a real race track.

    Charles kept his head together and left Lewis a quarter of a second behind.

    Max has put the Red Bull up where it can at least try to fight for a podium.

    Behind them we have a Haas a Mclaren and a Sauber (Alfa if you like but I spit on that nonsense).

    Seb has the opportunity to redeem himself from 10th if he can be bothered.

    Gasly needs to be replaced and Lance will have a lovely day being an F1 driver.

    I think that covers it from me.

    1. Max could be on the front row??
      All this Seb bashing gets tiresome, why would anyone want a guy who can make a RACE of it starting in mid field?

      1. Spins are cool and all but not proper racing.

      2. Since the end of last season I have felt that Seb is now only in it for the money.
        Kind of like Kimi was for the last three seasons.

        If Seb cares about racing then put him in a Haas or maybe a Torro rosso.
        Give his seat to Max and lets see some genuine driving between him and Charles.

  9. I believe the start grid for the entire season proved Gasly needed to be replaced.

    1. @gufdamm – pretty sure Marko and Horner agree, they’re only wary of repeating the Kvyat/Gasly mistake a third-time around.

  10. With Ferrari, there’s ALWAYS something wrong… if it’s not the strategy, it’s the drivers. If it’s not the drivers, it’s the car. If it’s not the car, it’s just bad luck.

  11. Are mclaren on the right track i guess they are but still 1 sec behind

    1. @ramysennaf1 They are 1.59% behind pole, which is only slightly ahead of where they generally have been.

  12. How many TVs will be broken if VER-LEC collide on first turn?

    1. Max has matured a lot, chances of that happening are quite small this season.

      1. This is going to be interesting…

  13. Hemingway (@)
    29th June 2019, 18:30

    Kubica 1.2s away from not qualifying

    1. @theessence actually, slightly over 2 seconds.

    2. The 107% rule applies to the fastest time in Q1. That was set by Verstappen, 1’06.807, so the 107% time was a 1’08.273, so Kubica was in fact safe by 2.067s.

      1. Hemingway (@)
        29th June 2019, 22:36

        Good point, still very worrying considering Ferrari ran the mediums and the track was in good condition. I wonder if they’ll drop beyond 107% if we get a wet qualifying this year.

  14. How Hulkenberg starts at 15th with 10 grid penalty? He should either starts 17th or 18th (depending if Russell penalty applied before of after Hulk penalty).

  15. I don’t get it. The driver with the second best time gets a 3 place grid penalty and starts fourth. Shouldn’t it be fifth?

  16. Can anyone explain why Norris is 5 and HAM is 4…..? K-Mags drop was already known when the qualifying started….

  17. This is incorrect. Hamilton was assessed a three place penalty, he will start fifth, not fourth.

    1. Apparently I’m wrong as F1.com reports fourth also.

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