RUSSIAN GP

 

Qualifying     Grid      Race    

 

Round 16 - Sochi. 27 to 29 Sep 2019

 

All times UKÉ

Day

Session

Times

Sky

Channel 4

Thu 27th

FP1

0900 to 1030

0845 to 1045

 

FP2

1300 to 1430

1245 to 1455

Sat 28th

FP3

1000 to 1100

0945 to 1110

 

Qual

1300 to 1400-ish

1200 to 1435

Recording: 1830 to 2000

Sun 29th

Race

1310 to 1440-ish

1030 to 1530

Recording: 1800 to 2000

 

 

Individual driverÕs tyre choices:

 

Hard

(White)

Medium (Yellow)

Soft

(Red)

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

     1

     4

    8

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

2

3

8

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

1

3

9

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)

2

2

9

Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

1

3

9

Alexander Albon (Red Bull)

1

3

9

Daniel Ricciardo (Renault)

2

1

10

Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)

1

2

10

Kevin Magnussen (Haas)

1

2

10

Romain Grosjean (Haas)

1

2

10

Carlos Sainz (McLaren)

2

2

9

Lando Norris (McLaren)

2

2

9

Sergio Perez (Racing Point)

1

2

10

Lance Stroll (Racing Point)

1

2

10

Kimi Raikkonen (Sauber)

2

1

10

Antonio Giovinazzi (Sauber)

1

2

10

Daniil Kvyat  (Toro Rosso)

1

3

9

Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso)

2

2

9

George Russell  (Williams)

1

3

9

Robert Kubica (Williams)

2

2

9

 

 

FP1:

á      Kvyat pulled over after only 5 laps with a fuel system problem and spent the rest of the session in the garage.

á      IÕm hoping Williams were using the session as a full test. If they are really that much slower then things are getting even worse there.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Leclerc

Ferrari

1m34.462s 

2

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

3

Vettel

Ferrari

 

4

Bottas

Mercedes

 

5

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

6

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

1m35.484s 

7

Hulkenberg

Renault

 

8

Ricciardo

Renault

 

9

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

10

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

1m36.516s

11

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

 

12

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

13

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

14

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

15

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

16

Norris

McLaren-Renault

 

17

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

1m37.328s 

18

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

1m38.520s 

19

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

20

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

1m38.670s 

 

FP2:

Albon didnÕt get much running in qualifying trim before they had the floor of the car off in the garage. He came out in the latter stages when everyone was on their race evaluation runs (around 5 seconds a lap slower) and still managed a reasonable time to get in the top 10.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

1m33.162s 

2

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

3

Bottas

Mercedes

 

4

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

5

Vettel

Ferrari

1m34.201s 

6

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

7

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

8

Hulkenberg

Renault

 

9

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

1m35.176s 

10

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

 

11

Norris

McLaren-Renault

 

12

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

13

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

14

Ricciardo

Renault

 

15

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

16

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

 

17

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

 

18

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

1m36.004s 

19

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

1m36.785s 

20

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

1m37.838s 

 

FP3:

Pretty standard session. No sign of the forecast rain. Every time Vettel went fastest Leclerc went faster!! I think Mercedes were setting up for this afternoon – I donÕt believe being one second behind Ferrari is a real gap.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Leclerc

Ferrari

1m32.733s 

2

Vettel

Ferrari

 

3

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

4

Bottas

Mercedes

1m33.345s 

5

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

6

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

 

7

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

 

8

Hulkenberg

Renault

 

9

Norris

McLaren-Renault

 

10

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

11

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

12

Ricciardo

Renault

 

13

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

 

14

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

1m34.766s 

15

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

16

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

17

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

1m35.714s 

18

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

 

19

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

20

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

1m36.942s 

 

Q1:

á      KvyatÕs car was still in bits having a engine change so he did not take part. Technically he has failed to qualify, but I suspect theyÕll let him start.

á      Albon crashed, and Raikkonen was very upset!!!

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Vettel

Ferrari

1m33.032s 

2

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

3

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

4

Bottas

Mercedes

 

5

Leclerc

Ferrari

6

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

7

Ricciardo

Renault

1m34.138s

8

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

9

Norris

McLaren-Renault

10

Hulkenberg

Renault

11

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

12

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

13

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

14

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

15

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

1m34.755s 

16

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

1m34.840s 

17

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

1m35.356s 

18

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

1m36.474s 

19

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

1m39.187s 

20

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

No time 

 

Q2:

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Leclerc

Ferrari

1m32.435s 

2

Vettel

Ferrari

 

3

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

4

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

5

Bottas

Mercedes

6

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

1m33.643s

7

Norris

McLaren-Renault

8

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

9

Ricciardo

Renault

10

Hulkenberg

Renault

1m33.898s

11

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

1m33.950

12

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

13

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

14

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

15

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

1m34.233s 

 

Q3:

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Leclerc

Ferrari

1m31.628s 

2

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

3

Vettel

Ferrari

 

4

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

5

Bottas

Mercedes

1m32.632s

6

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

7

Hulkenberg

Renault

8

Norris

McLaren-Renault

9

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

10

Ricciardo

Renault

1m33.661s

 

GRID:

Vertsappen, Gasly, and Kubica, all got 5-place penalties for power unit changes, and Albon got a load for lots of changes. If they let Kvyat start he has a raft of penalties for a whole engine change.

IÕll be surprised if this is the final grid so watch this space.

Pos

Driver

Car

Pts

 

1

Leclerc

Ferrari

22

 

2

Hamilton

Mercedes

20

 

3

Vettel

Ferrari

19

 

4

Bottas

Mercedes

18

 

5

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

17

6

Hulkenberg

Renault

16

7

Norris

McLaren-Renault

15

8

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

14

9

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

13

Penalty

10

Ricciardo

Renault

12

11

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

10

12

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

9

13

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

8

 

14

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

7

 

15

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

6

 

16

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

5

Penalty 

17

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

4

 

18

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

3

Penalty 

19

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

2

NQ (No time) 

20

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

1

Penalty 

 

RACE:

Pos

Driver

Car

Laps

Pts

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

53

22

2

Bottas

Mercedes

53

20

3

Leclerc

Ferrari

53

19

4

Verstappen

Red Bull-Renault

53

18

5

Albon

Red Bull-Renault

53

17

6

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

53

16

7

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

53

15

8

Norris

McLaren-Renault

53

14

9

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

53

13

10

Hulkenberg

Renault

53

12

11

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

53

10

12

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

53

9

13

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

53

8

14

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

53

7

15

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

53

6

16

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

28

5

Retired

17

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

27

4

Brakes

18

Vettel

Ferrari

26

3

MGU-K

19

Ricciardo

Renault

24

2

Damage

20

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

0

1

Accident

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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