Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2019

2019 Mexican Grand Prix grid

2019 Mexican Grand Prix

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Row 1 1. Charles Leclerc 1’15.024
Ferrari
2. Sebastian Vettel 1’15.170
Ferrari
Row 2 3. Lewis Hamilton 1’15.262
Mercedes
4. Max Verstappen 1’14.758
Red Bull
Row 3 5. Alexander Albon 1’15.336
Red Bull
6. Valtteri Bottas 1’15.338
Mercedes
Row 4 7. Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’16.014
McLaren
8. Lando Norris 1’16.322
McLaren
Row 5 9. Daniil Kvyat 1’16.469
Toro Rosso
10. Pierre Gasly 1’16.586
Toro Rosso
Row 6 11. Sergio Perez 1’16.687
Racing Point
12. Nico Hulkenberg 1’16.885
Renault
Row 7 13. Daniel Ricciardo 1’16.933
Renault
14. Kimi Raikkonen 1’16.967
Alfa Romeo
Row 8 15. Antonio Giovinazzi 1’17.269
Alfa Romeo
16. Lance Stroll 1’18.065
Racing Point
Row 9 17. Kevin Magnussen 1’18.436
Haas
18. Romain Grosjean 1’18.599
Haas
Row 10 19. George Russell 1’18.823
Williams
20. Robert Kubica 1’20.179
Williams

Penalties

Max Verstappen: Three-place penalty for failing to slow for yellow flags

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29 comments on “2019 Mexican Grand Prix grid”

  1. A bit anti-climax end.

  2. Verstappen should get 3 grid places penalty for full speed under yellow flags at the end.

    1. Crystal clear. Has to be penalized. He would have got pole anyways, silly error.

    2. @regs @f1mre @panagiotism-papatheodorou Not necessarily. Depends on the specific mini-sector time, not the entirety of sector 3 nor the entire lap. Remember Hulkenberg and Rosberg in Austria and Hungary respectively both in 2016?

      1. He couldn’t break a record without full throttle in the last corner.

      2. Well… he didn’t slow down to the extent for it to be visible… if technically he “met” the requirement – quite questionable.

      3. There is no chance he would have improved had he slowed down sufficiently. The whole last corner was under double yellow.

        1. Double Yellow? Is that like Double secret probation?

    3. Onboard cam of Vettel clearly shows 2 yellow waving flags to the left in the screen, he goes off throttle. Behind comes Verstappen disregarding double yellow. Not room for debate here. Penalty for Max is inevitable. Maybe he did not see the flag, but he must have seen Bottas crashsite..

  3. Panagiotis Papatheodorou (@panagiotism-papatheodorou)
    26th October 2019, 20:07

    Versteppen may get a penalty for that. Didn’t slow down with a car on the track.

  4. Vettel visibly slowed down at the last corner in his last lap.
    Verstappen set a purple last sector after Bottas’ crash. How is that possible?

    1. @carbon_fibre See my reply above.

      1. See my comment above. How did he lift but still set a purple? Vettel saw double yellows. Horner claims there were no yellows flags.

        1. Of course there “were no yellow flags”!

          *wink, wink*

          1. And no one crashed, and Bottas just stopped there (AFTER Max drove by), and smashed his car to pieces, because his championship was over…

        2. @carbon_fibre @f1mre @dallein @regs It’s perfectly possible to set a purple lap time (or sector time) and still lift sufficiently for yellow-flags even on a dry track. It’s perfectly viable that he was significantly enough ahead in delta time after S2 that he, therefore, managed to remain positive in that delta despite slowing down at the last corner, i.e., lost time, but not all of it.

    2. Max doesn’t abide by the rules, Max creates his own rules!

  5. Hm, strange qualifying.

    I predict 2 of 3 hotheads will self-eliminate at the start, let’s bet who these 2 will be!
    My bet: Max and Seb

    1. Max and Charles have worst history since karting… Charles probably want revenge for Austria

      1. Leclerc got his revenge, didn’t he? He ruined verstappen’s race in suzuka.

  6. Facepalm moment at the end. Shame for Seb. Glad Bottas is okay. Great lap by Max but may risk getting a grid penalty.

  7. Yeah its obvious that both Leclerc slowed down in last corner which is logical if the team told him about VB crash.
    For me Verstappen never slowed and did a purple 3nd sector and in the replay is obvious he is on full throttle. Also we need to hear the team radios in the last guys that passed after VB crashed.

    1. I thought Leclerc was ahead of Bottas before his crash.
      Unless you meant Leclerc was slowing down all through the lap anticipating the crash.

      1. I havent recorded it but i thought Leclerc was behind, maybe you are right.

  8. @bluechris You’re probably thinking of Vettel, who slowed down a lot.

    1. Errr, that was for the thread above… :-)

  9. Weather forecast shows ~80% chance of rain for the race, arriving just after the start. Could be interesting.

  10. So mmmmm, who said renault was the one making red bull strong at this track with their engine? I saw someone in the comments, both here and on reddit.

    Where are renaults now, out before q3? Weird!

    To me looks like it’s red bull doing better here, probably because of aero!

  11. Wingman has removed what little excitement was left in this years drivers title fight, with that crash. Well done Lewis on another drivers championship. Wingman, better luck next year.

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