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The 2019 Australian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:26 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the first round of the 2019 season taking place in Australia between the 15th and 17th of March.

To submit your 10 'n' Pole Picks for Australia click here, to register in the competition click here

Picks for Australia close at the start of Saturday practice.

The event timetable for the Australian Grand Prix.

Friday
1st Practice 12:00 local time - 01:00 GMT
2nd Practice 16:00 local time - 05:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 14:00 local time - 03:00 GMT
Qualifying 17:00 local time - 06:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 16:00 local time - 05:00 GMT

Formula 1 is back!

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Re: The 2019 Australian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:37 pm

Well, the off season is drawing to a close.

All teams are working frantically to add the latest updates to their 2019 vehicles to gain that fraction of a second advantage.

Testing, overall, went reasonably smoothly for the teams.
Other than Williams turning up on day 3 of preseason testing due to not having their car ready, things went relatively well.
Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel had a wheel fail and and ended in the turn 3 barrier.
Red Bull and Pierre Gasly had an off at turn 9 and also ended in the barrier.
Engine wise, all teams completed many laps with only some small problems.

Come Melbourne though, all the laps will count for nought. Engines will be turned up and cars driven on the edge.
Then we will have a better understanding of this year's product.

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Re: The 2019 Australian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:21 pm

The first practice session is in the books.

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:23.599	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	1:23.637	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
3	1:23.673	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
4	1:23.792	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
5	1:23.866	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
6	1:24.816	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
7	1:24.832	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso
8	1:24.932	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing
9	1:24.934	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
10	1:25.015	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
11	1:25.166	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
12	1:25.224	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
13	1:25.230	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso
14	1:25.285	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
15	1:25.288	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
16	1:25.498	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
17	1:25.634	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
18	1:25.966	Lando Norris	   McLaren
19	1:27.914	Robert Kubica	   Williams
20	1:28.740	George Russell	   Williams

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Re: The 2019 Australian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:32 pm

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:22.600	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	1:22.648	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
3	1:23.400	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
4	1:23.442	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing
5	1:23.473	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
6	1:23.572	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
7	1:23.574	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
8	1:23.644	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
9	1:23.754	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
10	1:23.814	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
11	1:23.933	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso
12	1:23.988	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
13	1:24.011	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
14	1:24.133	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
15	1:24.293	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
16	1:24.401	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
17	1:24.675	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso
18	1:24.733	Lando Norris	   McLaren
19	1:26.453	George Russell	   Williams
20	1:26.655	Robert Kubica	   Williams
Day 1 has been completed and the Mercedes are showing their pace. Or is it that Ferrari are playing their cards close to their chest?

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Re: The 2019 Australian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:14 am

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:22.292	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	1:22.556	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
3	1:22.749	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
4	1:23.112	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
5	1:23.334	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
6	1:23.367	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing
7	1:23.422	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
8	1:23.442	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso
9	1:23.481	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
10	1:23.695	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
11	1:23.737	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
12	1:23.831	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
13	1:24.049	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
14	1:24.082	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
15	1:24.328	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso
16	1:24.345	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
17	1:24.402	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
18	1:24.568	Lando Norris	   McLaren
19	1:25.944	George Russell	   Williams
20	1:26.589	Robert Kubica	   Williams

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Re: The 2019 Australian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:23 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:20.486	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	1:20.598	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
3	1:21.190	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
4	1:21.320	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
5	1:21.442	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
6	1:21.826	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
7	1:22.099	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
8	1:22.304	Lando Norris	   McLaren
9	1:22.314	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
10	1:22.781	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
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11	1:22.562	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
12	1:22.570	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
13	1:22.636	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso
14	1:22.714	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
15	1:22.774	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso
16	1:23.017	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
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17	1:23.020	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing
18	1:23.084	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
19	1:24.360	George Russell	   Williams
20	1:26.067	Robert Kubica	   Williams

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Re: The 2019 Australian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:06 am

Race Results

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Pos	Driver		   Team
1	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
2	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
3	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
4	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
5	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
6	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
7	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
8	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
9	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
10	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso
11	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing
12	Lando Norris	   McLaren
13	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
14	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso
15	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
16	George Russell	   Williams
17	Robert Kubica	   Williams
DNF	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
DNF	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
DNF	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren

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