2019 Singapore Grand Prix race results


Race results for the 2019 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. Contains full classification. Full race report will follow

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Sebastian Vettel took his first victory in over a year after Ferrari strategy played into his hands at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Team-mate Charles Leclerc had controlled the opening phase of the race but lost out in the pit stop phase to Vettel, after the latter was pitted first and the German was able to undercut ahead.

Max Verstappen rounded out the podium after Mercedes lost out in strategy to their rivals.

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The opening phase was controlled by Leclerc in an effort to eke out the tyre life as much as possible.

It was only on lap 15 in which leader bolted but Lewis Hamilton was able to stick with the Ferrari.

On lap 19, Vettel was the first of the leading six to come into the pits kicking off the pit stop phase.

It was a crucial move too as on the following lap Leclerc would pit but rejoined behind his team-mate much to the Monégasque driver’s surprise.

Mercedes opted to leave both its drivers out longer hoping to overcut the Ferraris but admitted defeat with Valtteri Bottas on lap 23 and Hamilton on lap 27.

It was a rare strategic error for Mercedes as both drivers emerged behind Verstappen in an effective fourth and fifth place with others in front yet to stop.

On lap 26, the safety car would be called on for the first time after George Russell was pitched into the barriers by Haas’ Romain Grosjean.

It would be back out again on lap 44, with Sergio Perez grinding to a halt in the Racing Point.

Contact between Daniil Kvyat and Kimi Räikkönen at turn one on the restart would bring the safety car out for the third and final time on lap 50.

Vettel controlled each restart with relative ease to take victory ahead of his Ferrari team-mate and Verstappen.

Read the full story in Mark Hughes’ race report, coming later.



2019 Singapore Grand Prix provisional results

Position Driver Team Time Points
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1hr 58min 33.667sec 25
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +02.641sec 18
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull +3.821sec 15
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +4.608sec 12
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +6.119sec 10
6 Alex Albon Red Bull +11.663sec 8
7 Lando Norris McLaren +14.679sec 6
8 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +15.547sec 4
9 Nico Hulkenberg Renault +16.718sec 2
10 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +17.855sec 1
11 Romain Grosjean Haas +35.436sec  
12 Carlos Sainz McLaren +35.974sec  
13 Lance Stroll Racing Point +36.419sec  
14 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +37.660sec  
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso +38.178sec  
16 Robert Kubica Williams +47.024sec  
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas +86.522sec  
DNF Kimi Räkkönen Alfa Romeo    
DNF Sergio Pérez Racing Point    
DNF George Russell Williams    


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