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The 2019 Russian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:41 am

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 16th round of the 2019 season taking place in Sochi from the 27th to 29th of September.

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

Picks for Russia close at the start of Saturday practice.

The event timetable for the Russian Grand Prix.

Friday
1st Practice 11:00 local time - 08:00 GMT
2nd Practice 15:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 12:00 local time - 09:00 GMT
Qualifying 15:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 14:00 local time - 11:00 GMT

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Re: The 2019 Russian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:31 am

This weekend, we return to Sochi, home of many Mercedes victories. In fact, no other team has won here in this modern era. This also looks like the penultimate time we will be visiting this venue as a new circuit in St. Petersburg is being constructed and development of the site is in planning stages. Russia is contracted to the F1 calendar until 2025.

So, do I expect this to change? I don't think so. Even with the new life injected into this latter part of the season, I do not foresee Ferrari toppling the might of the German marque. In short, Mercedes home ahead of Ferrari with Red Bull almost there.

Now, to the midfield. McLaren and Renault seem to be slowly establishing themselves just above Racing Point, Alfa Romeo and Toro Rosso so they should fill the majority of the remaining points paying positions. Haas seem to have lost their way a little and Williams have been playing catch up for the season.
That said, any of the midfielders are capable of snatching points in the lower end of the top 10.

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Re: The 2019 Russian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:28 am

FP1 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:34.462	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
2	1:34.544	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
3	1:35.005	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
4	1:35.198	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
5	1:35.411	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
6	1:35.484	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing Honda
7	1:35.740	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
8	1:36.287	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
9	1:36.321	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
10	1:36.516	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
11	1:36.523	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
12	1:36.538	Pierre Gasly	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
13	1:36.596	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
14	1:36.714	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
15	1:36.770	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
16	1:36.844	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
17	1:37.328	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
18	1:38.520	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
19	1:38.550	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
20	1:38.670	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes

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Re: The 2019 Russian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:34 am

A fairly quiet session with only Ricciardo backing his Renault into the tyre barrier in the last moments of the session.
Damage seemed limited to the rear wing only.
Valtteri Bottas also had a rear wing problem with the DRS plane failing in the top left hand pivoting point. This necessitated a review of the design on both Mercedes between sessions.

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Re: The 2019 Russian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:41 am

Red Bull and Toro Rosso drivers will be taking grid penalties into this event.
Max Verstappen, Alexander Albon, Pierre Gasly will all have 5 place grid drops for new ICE's.
Daniil Kvyat will start from the rear with many component changes.

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Re: The 2019 Russian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:43 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:33.162	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
2	1:33.497	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
3	1:33.808	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
4	1:33.960	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
5	1:34.201	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
6	1:34.971	Pierre Gasly	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
7	1:34.998	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
8	1:35.026	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
9	1:35.176	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
10	1:35.216	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing Honda
11	1:35.223	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
12	1:35.337	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
13	1:35.351	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
14	1:35.370	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
15	1:35.374	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
16	1:35.593	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
17	1:35.635	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
18	1:36.004	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
19	1:36.785	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
20	1:37.838	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes

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Re: The 2019 Russian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:19 am

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:32.733	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
2	1:33.049	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
3	1:33.129	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
4	1:33.354	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
5	1:34.227	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
6	1:34.308	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
7	1:34.371	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing Honda
8	1:34.421	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
9	1:34.527	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
10	1:34.546	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
11	1:34.564	Pierre Gasly	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
12	1:34.586	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
13	1:34.607	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
14	1:34.766	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
15	1:34.860	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
16	1:34.898	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
17	1:35.714	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
18	1:36.011	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
19	1:36.081	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
20	1:36.942	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes

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Re: The 2019 Russian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:28 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:31.628	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
2	1:32.030	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
3	1:32.053	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
4	1:32.310	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
5	1:32.632	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
6	1:33.222	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
7	1:33.289	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
8	1:33.301	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
9	1:33.517	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
10	1:33.661	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
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11	1:33.950	Pierre Gasly	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
12	1:33.958	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
13	1:34.037	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
14	1:34.082	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
15	1:34.233	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
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16	1:34.840	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
17	1:35.356	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
18	1:36.474	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
19	1:39.197	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing Honda
20	No Time		Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
Alexander Albon crashed out in Q1.
Daniil Kvyat took no part in qualifying as his Toro Rosso was undergoing an engine change.

Max Verstappen, Alexander Albon & Pierre Gasly all take 5 place grid penalties into this event.
Daniil Kvyat & Robert Kubica will start at rear of grid for multiple power unit changes.

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Re: The 2019 Russian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:40 pm

Grid

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

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Re: The 2019 Russian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:44 pm

Race Results

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

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