2019 Austrian Grand Prix race report

2019 Austrian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen makes a swashbuckling comeback to win the 2019 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix after a disastrous start. Full qualifying and race analysis from Mark Hughes

Race Winner
Country
Austria
Circuit
Round
9
Laps
71
Pole
Fastest Lap
Verstappen, 1m 07.475s
2019 Season
Past Results

Game on. 32 laps down, 39 to go as Max Verstappen rejoined the race after a pit stop 10 laps later than his main competitors. One of those – Lewis Hamilton – had already been sidelined with a wing damaged over a kerb and subsequent delay at his stop fitting a new nose. But that still left two Ferraris and Valtteri Bottas’ Mercedes to deal with. The race-leading Charles Leclerc was surely too far out of reach at 13 seconds up the road and apparently just cruising. But this was Max Verstappen in a Red Bull with a tyre grip advantage and a Honda engine that he’d been authorised to ‘run at 11’ for the rest of the race, win or bust.

The most amazing confluence of circumstances and perfect timing was about to unfold to make for a thriller of a race, like it was predestined.

Read on.

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

1

Max Verstappen

33

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

Red Bull RB15-Honda (Pirelli)

1h 22m 1.822s

26

2

1

Charles Leclerc

16

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari SF90 (Pirelli)

1h 22m 4.546s

18

3

Valtteri Bottas

77

Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport

Mercedes-Benz F1 W10 EQ Power+ (Pirelli)

1h 22m 20.782s

15

4

5

Sebastian Vettel

5

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari SF90 (Pirelli)

1h 22m 21.432s

12

5

1

Lewis Hamilton

44

Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport

Mercedes-Benz F1 W10 EQ Power+ (Pirelli)

1h 22m 24.627s

10

6

1

Lando Norris

4

McLaren F1 Team

McLaren MCL34-Renault (Pirelli)

70 laps

8

7

1

Pierre Gasly

10

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

Red Bull RB15-Honda (Pirelli)

70 laps

6

8

11

Carlos Sainz

55

McLaren F1 Team

McLaren MCL34-Renault (Pirelli)

70 laps

4

9

3

Kimi Raikkonen

7

Alfa Romeo Racing

Alfa Romeo C38-Ferrari (Pirelli)

70 laps

2

10

3

Antonio Giovinazzi

99

Alfa Romeo Racing

Alfa Romeo C38-Ferrari (Pirelli)

70 laps

1

11

2

Sergio Perez

11

SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team

Racing Point RP19-Mercedes-Benz (Pirelli)

70 laps

0

12

Daniel Ricciardo

3

Renault F1 Team

Renault RS19 (Pirelli)

70 laps

0

13

2

Nico Hulkenberg

27

Renault F1 Team

Renault RS19 (Pirelli)

70 laps

0

14

Lance Stroll

18

SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team

Racing Point RP19-Mercedes-Benz (Pirelli)

70 laps

0

15

3

Alexander Albon

23

Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda

Toro Rosso STR14-Honda (Pirelli)

70 laps

0

16

5

Romain Grosjean

8

Rich Energy Haas F1 Team

Haas VF-19-Ferrari (Pirelli)

70 laps

0

17

1

Daniil Kvyat

26

Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda

Toro Rosso STR14-Honda (Pirelli)

70 laps

0

18

2

George Russell

63

RoKit Williams Racing

Williams FW42-Mercedes-Benz (Pirelli)

69 laps

0

19

9

Kevin Magnussen

20

Rich Energy Haas F1 Team

Haas VF-19-Ferrari (Pirelli)

69 laps

0

20

3

Robert Kubica

88

RoKit Williams Racing

Williams FW42-Mercedes-Benz (Pirelli)

68 laps

0

Circuit - Spielberg

Country

Austria

Location

Spielberg, Styria

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.684 (Miles)

Record

Carlos Sainz jr (McLaren MCL35-Renault), 1m05.619, 147.250 mph, F1, 2020

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