The 2019 Chinese GP Thead

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The 2019 Chinese GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:51 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 3rd round of the 2019 season taking place in Shanghai between the 12th and 14th of April.

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

Picks for China close at the start of Saturday practice.

The event timetable for the Chinese Grand Prix.
Friday
1st Practice 10:00 local time - 02:00 GMT
2nd Practice 14:00 local time - 06:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 11:00 local time - 03:00 GMT
Qualifying 14:00 local time - 06:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 14:00 local time - 06:00 GMT

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Re: The 2019 Chinese GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:08 pm

This weekend sees the return to Shanghai for the Chinese GP.
This will be retribution for the Monegasque Charles Leclerc and his Ferrari after being robbed of his first GP win.
Ferrari have identified the problem as a “short circuit within an injection control unit” and Leclerc will use this power unit again.
Probably the biggest disappointment was Sebastian Vettel for compounding the loss of position to Hamilton with a spin.
He would be closely followed by Valtteri Bottas' lack of performance following his brilliant win in Australia.
Team wise, the factory Renault team need to step up. They are being overshadowed by their customer team McLaren.
Red Bull have Max Verstappen on the pace but Pierre Gasly needs to adapt to this new chassis.
Haas and Racing Point's cars seem to have a small setup window. When they are on, they are on. When they are not, they are nowhere.
Toro Rosso are getting close to the pace while Alfa Romeo, particularly in the hands of Kimi Raikkonen, are towards the pointy end of the mid-field.
Williams have a good power unit but are hampered by chassis and aero problems. With Patrick Head coming back onboard, there may be some improvements however, he has been away from the game for sometime so it will take some time to get his head around these new toys.

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Re: The 2019 Chinese GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:30 am

FP1 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:33.911	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
2	1:34.118	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
3	1:34.167	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
4	1:34.334	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
5	1:34.653	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
6	1:35.239	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
7	1:35.428	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
8	1:35.447	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
9	1:35.466	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
10	1:35.507	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
11	1:35.517	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
12	1:35.591	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
13	1:35.631	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
14	1:35.695	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
15	1:35.729	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
16	1:35.756	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
17	1:35.820	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
18	1:36.847	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
19	1:37.619	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
20	No Time		Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
A fairly productive and uneventful session for all bar Antonio Giovinazzi whose Alfa Romeo spend most of the session in the garage.

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Re: The 2019 Chinese GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:34 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:33.330	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
2	1:33.357	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
3	1:33.551	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
4	1:34.037	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
5	1:34.096	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
6	1:34.141	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
7	1:34.158	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
8	1:34.296	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
9	1:34.336	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
10	1:34.455	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
11	1:34.551	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
12	1:34.634	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
13	1:34.694	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
14	1:34.779	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
15	1:34.784	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
16	1:34.788	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
17	1:35.704	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
18	1:35.914	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
19	1:36.121	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
20	1:36.229	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes

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Re: The 2019 Chinese GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:39 pm

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:32.830	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
2	1:33.222	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
3	1:33.248	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
4	1:33.689	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
5	1:33.974	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
6	1:34.246	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
7	1:34.447	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
8	1:34.510	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
9	1:34.600	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
10	1:34.783	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
11	1:34.938	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
12	1:35.078	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
13	1:35.142	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
14	1:35.223	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
15	1:35.326	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
16	1:35.726	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
17	1:35.771	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
18	1:35.998	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
19	1:36.124	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
20	1:36.176	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
Alexander Albon had a huge crash coming onto the main straight bringing out the reds and concluding the session.
His car will not be back for qualifying.

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Re: The 2019 Chinese GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:50 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:31.547	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
2	1:31.570	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
3	1:31.848	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
4	1:31.865	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
5	1:32.089	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
6	1:32.930	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
7	1:32.958	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
8	1:32.962	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
9	No Time		Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
10	No Time		Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
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11	1:33.236	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
12	1:33.299	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
13	1:33.419	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
14	1:33.523	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
15	1:33.967	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
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16	1:34.292	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
17	1:35.253	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
18	1:35.281	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
19	No Time		Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
20	No Time		Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
Well, that was an interesting qualifying session.
Albon crashed at the end of FP3 and damage was too great to have the car repaired in time.
Giovinazzi had an installation problem with his Alfa Romeo and took no part in the session.
The two Haas took no part in Q3.
Both Red Bulls missed out on their final runs in Q3.
Sebastian Vettel, the forever opportunist, passed Max Verstappen entering the last straight before the start finish. This seemed to catch Verstappen by surprise with both the Renaults also taking advantage and raced towards the start finish line. Verstappen also turned into the final turn slowing Pierre Gasly's run and both Red Bulls arrived at the start finish line after the time had expired.

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Re: The 2019 Chinese GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:07 am

Results

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

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