Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2019

2019 Brazilian Grand Prix race result

2019 Brazilian Grand Prix

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133Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda711hr 33m 14.678s
210Pierre GaslyToro Rosso-Honda716.0776.077
355Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren-Renault718.8962.819
47Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari719.4520.556
599Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari7110.2010.749
63Daniel RicciardoRenault7110.5410.340
744Lewis HamiltonMercedes7111.1390.598
84Lando NorrisMcLaren-Renault7111.2040.065
911Sergio PerezRacing Point-Mercedes7111.5290.325
1026Daniil KvyatToro Rosso-Honda7111.9310.402
1120Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari7112.7320.801
1263George RussellWilliams-Mercedes7113.5990.867
138Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari7114.2470.648
1423Alexander AlbonRed Bull-Honda7114.9270.680
1527Nico HulkenbergRenault7118.0593.132
1688Robert KubicaWilliams-Mercedes701 lap1 lap
175Sebastian VettelFerrari656 laps5 lapsAccident
1816Charles LeclercFerrari656 laps0.454Accident
1918Lance StrollRacing Point-Mercedes656 laps18.410Damage
Not classified
77Valtteri BottasMercedes5120 laps14 lapsPower unit


Lewis Hamilton: Five-second time penalty for colliding with Alexander Albon
Nico Hulkenberg: Five-second time penalty for overtaking Kevin Magnussen before the Safety Car line

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31 comments on “2019 Brazilian Grand Prix race result”

  1. Gasly got an unexpected podium today kept his head down and the chaos in front helped him massively. Great recovery by Sainz.

  2. Lol they were chearing harder for gasly, max almost lost the race in the fastest car

    1. @carlosmedrano chill man, your keyboard must not be made out of pirelli, surely not.

    2. HAHAHAHA Carlos .. before the safety car Max almost lapped Gasly if i am not mistaken and Max was like 50 seconds before his teammate and Gasly was not faster after the SC .. it is total nonsense mate!

      1. Don’t bother guys. Carlos is here only to rant about Vettel and Verstappen… Little value to add to the world apparently.

  3. LH should get a penalty for ruining Albon’s chance of getting his first podium finish in F1.

    1. Well, since the other car won the race and took pole, hard to say it was Albons first or best chance.

    2. @jerejj no he shouldn’t. It was a racing incident and, to be fair, Albon created that opportunity for Hamilton by going so wide there!

      1. He locked up, it was his fault. Ricciardo was penalised for much less in France.

        1. He Locked up because he saw Albon coming across and was trying to avoid the incident. How is this his fault? Albon opened the gap and then decided to close it. It is a racing incident. This could’ve been a lot worse.

      2. @fer-no65 @gufdamm
        It was more or less a carbon-copy of the Ricciardo-Magnussen incident which led to a penalty handed out to the attacking driver, so would be double-standards if this would get the racing incident-classification.

        1. Where can I see this incident?

  4. Gutted for Albon. Hamilton accepts blame but I think he was under control and Albon shut the door too late.

    Gasly has to savor taking that p2 off his replacement though.

  5. Reject of the Race: Ferrari or Hamilton?…

    So… hard… to… decide….

  6. What a shame that if McLaren get their first trophy after nearly six years, it will be rather a phantom podium. No that the car had the actual pace, god no, it was rather horrendous. But a shame either way.

  7. Lewis so fair there to accept blame straight away. The cleanest driver around.

    1. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  8. Can we finally rename the Safety Car for something else? Like: “let’s mix everybody up for no reason car”? To solve a completely irrelevant situation (a car parked completely off track in the inside very close to an exit) race director created a much more dangerous situation by packing everybody up with so few race to go.

    1. Remember Heidfeld crash in same place from over a decade back? Or Bianchi crash from few years back when he hit recovery vehicle? That safety car was right decision as the car wasnt removed quickly and being on downhill recovery vehicle had to be called in.

      1. The Bianchi card? I could play the Hubert card to show the dangers of packing the field together.
        In a dry race with yellow flag there was no danger at all in removing Bottas car from where it was. Can you remember in the 70 years of F1 a crash with a car being towed for a so short distance under yellow flags in the inside of a corner?
        Because I can show you lots of serious crashes for having the cars all together (today we have one more). I’m not against the SC (in the second situation it was clearly justified), I’m just questioning the fact that it is supposed to be for Safety and instead of it created a much more dangerous situation than the one it was trying to solve.

      2. for Bottas’ car there was no need for the full SC, a VSC was sufficient. If this wasn’t the perfect scenario for which the VSC was invented for, I don’t know what is.

      3. Chaitanya, if it was the incident in 2002, Heidfeld’s clash with the medical car was actually in Turn 3, not turn 4 – furthermore, that was caused by the medical car stopping on the track and then unexpectedly opening the door whilst there were still cars travelling around it, something that they were not meant to do.

        The thing is, the position that Bottas parked his car in was one where I think the crane could have reached forward and reached Bottas’s car whilst remaining behind the outer barrier.

        I am inclined towards the position that @phylyp takes, which is that it didn’t look like the marshals needed a safety car, given that Bottas had parked close to the access road, was easily accessible by the marshals and in a position where it was unlikely that another car would strike Bottas’s car. At most, I think that a virtual safety car would have comfortably sufficed for that incident – it didn’t take that long for the car to be cleared, and Bottas parked the car in about the easiest place he could have in order for the marshals to recover it.

        However, even if you judge that it was a full safety car situation, it still reflects poorly on race control given they seemed to be rather slow to react. If you think it was that dangerous, why were they then allowing marshals to be moving over to Bottas’s car to attach the lifting straps and to begin attaching it to the crane, which was already moving into position, before the safety car was deployed? Under that situation, it would then suggest they allowed marshals and heavy machinery to move into an unsafe position without actively trying to manage the risk.

        I do have to admit that the way in which that safety car was called out did feel like it was a measure designed to artificially close the field up rather than being strictly necessary for safety, given there were other options that were available and that the car was in a relatively safe and easily accessible location.

        1. Very good points all around. What I don’t understand is why they needed a crane/recovery vehicle for this. From the live feed it seemed that Bottas found a great spot to park it and it seemed like an easy push back towards the gap in between the barriers. Bottas tried to avoid a SC and make the marshalls’ job easier. If this doesn’t matter anymore and a SC is deployed either way, they’ll just park it wherever next time and be done with it.

        2. Since Bianchi accident, everytime recovery vehicle is sent out race director has deployed safety car. Also we have seen accidents where cars steer unpredictably causing more serious incident(even today in Moto3 there were some bizzare crashes injuring riders that were taking avoiding action). What took too long was the gang of lapped cars unlapping itself. I think there was a Williams cars that took much longer than rest to get behind the pack. If race director has option of not allowing unlaping then they should have used it today as it would have reduced the delay.

    2. And magically he can still pull the SC back in the second time around despite 3 cars retiring during then (Stroll also dropped out), to give one last frenzied lap of racing. I agree, the first SC seemed unnecessary (and was unduly long to boot).

  9. Vettel’s move on LeClerc was a exact copy of Istanbul 2010. EXACT copy…

    1. Yes. It was also a copy of Leclerc on Norris earlier in the race. It’s fairly common attempt to “Mad dog” the other guy off his line so you take the corner clean. It’s dangerous though and maybe there should be a rule about these kinds of aggressive feignts.

  10. Wow Ferrari. *Facepalm*

  11. Vettel/Leclerc was going to end in tears anyway. Vettel was going into the corner with a head of steam and Leclerc was not going to give him an inch on the outside. As we saw in monza Leclerc drives a wide car.

  12. Shouldn’t Stroll, Vettel and LeClerc all be classified? They completed 65 laps and the 90% mark is 63.9. Or am I missing something?

  13. Sainz from 20th to 3rd. Not bad.

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