Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Sochi Autodrom, 2019

2019 Russian Grand Prix grid

2019 Russian Grand Prix

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Row 1 1. Charles Leclerc 1’31.628
2. Lewis Hamilton 1’32.030
Row 2 3. Sebastian Vettel 1’32.053
4. Valtteri Bottas 1’32.632
Row 3 5. Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’33.222
6. Nico Hulkenberg 1’33.289
Row 4 7. Lando Norris 1’33.301
8. Romain Grosjean 1’33.517
Row 5 9. Max Verstappen 1’32.310
Red Bull
10. Daniel Ricciardo 1’33.661
Row 6 11. Sergio Perez 1’33.958
Racing Point
12. Antonio Giovinazzi 1’34.037
Alfa Romeo
Row 7 13. Kevin Magnussen 1’34.082
14. Lance Stroll 1’34.233
Racing Point
Row 8 15. Kimi Raikkonen 1’34.840
Alfa Romeo
16. Pierre Gasly 1’33.950
Toro Rosso
Row 9 17. George Russell 1’35.356
18. Robert Kubica 1’36.474
Row 10 19. Daniil Kvyat No time
Toro Rosso
20. Alexander Albon 1’39.197
Red Bull

Grid penalties

Max Verstappen: Five-place penalty for exceeding maximum number of power unit components
Pierre Gasly: Five-place penalty for exceeding maximum number of power unit components
Daniil Kvyat: Start from back of grid for exceeding maximum number of power unit components; given permission to start after failing to beat 107% time in qualifying
Alexander Albon: 20-place penalty for exceeding maximum number of power unit components; five-place penalty for gearbox change; pit lane start for change of floor to a different specification

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18 comments on “2019 Russian Grand Prix grid”

  1. Epic Qualifying by Leclerc and Hamilton. Disappointing by Vettel and especially Bottas.

    1. Fully agreed, a nice case of the drivers delivering to the cars’ capabilities for the top 5.

    2. Agree. But to be fair, Leclerc had the tow from Vettel.

    3. Well done Toto for retaining the amazing 2.0 Bottas. Amazing performances from him.

    4. Ferrari should put Leclerc as number 1 driver now!

  2. Won’t Verstappen be farther down due to his engine penalties?

    1. Also Gasly, no?

    2. He will but at least he wont be at the back.

  3. Leclerc and Ham on a next level. Fact that Ham is pulling insane lap times out of that Merc is something else.

    Leclerc tho!

    1. They do!! But probably others as well but less visible. The redbull doesn’t look like a very good qualy car since Ferrari upped theirs.

  4. Ferrari ‘Jet Mode’

  5. Ferrari management need to get with the game and ask Mr Leclerc what he needs to be WDC.

  6. Ferrari seem to have a very impressive car in qualy 2nd half of the season. Especially when Leclerc is driving it. Max would’ve imagined it very differently I think.

  7. 4 tenths faster than Vettel!
    People complained of Leclercs radio messages in Singapore, but damn, his the one dragging Ferrari to new heights. Hamilton is faster than Vettel, the Ferrari pole is down to Charles. What an amazing talent!

  8. What tyres are they starting the race on? Max is on softs yes? Mercedes Mediums? Ferrari softs?

  9. What a lap by Leclerc big congratulations to young man.

  10. Kubica will start behind Albon, because of an engine change.

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