Russian Grand Prix 2019
By Harry Schofield:
Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix after a virtual safety car cost Charles leclerc the lead.
Ferrari’s form over the last few races with the upgraded wing and under floor development has made Ferrari a strong race car over the Mercedes .
After all the technical updates the “Racing Drivers Head” was causing major problems on the pit wall of Ferrari.
Ferrari’s Race plan was for Leclerc to give Sebastian the tow down to the first corner to head off the risk of Lewis over taking for the lead.
Problem was Vettel had a better start then Charles and Vettel would not give up his position.
It was clear Sebastian had the speed and a better start and it was a mass of radio conversations for Sebastian to move over.
Here is the problem, Sebastian since his win has got the fight back in him (which Ferrari wanted) now they have two hard charging racing drivers both out of control who will do anything for a win.
Ferrari need to gain control but they have opened themselves up to a turbulent rest of the season, who is number 1 status ? Who is to lead the team ? We don't know Ferrari don't know expect fireworks but Sebastian has the fight back in him and for the last part of the season will have a “Do or Die” racing mentality which is only good for the fans not for the Ferrari Brand .
Two weeks time we will be in Japan and expect the Red Bull’s to start the final challenge on the Ferrari and Mercedes .
Russian Grand Prix Race Results:
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 53 1:33'38.992
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 53 1:33'42.821 3.829
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 53 1:33'44.204 5.212
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda 53 1:33'53.202 14.210
5 Alexander Albon Red Bull/Honda 53 1:34'17.340 38.348
6 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren/Renault 53 1:34'24.881 45.889
7 Sergio Pérez Racing Point/Mercedes 53 1:34'27.720 48.728
8 Lando Norris McLaren/Renault 53 1:34'36.741 57.749
9 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 53 1:34'37.771 58.779
10 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 53 1:34'38.833 59.841
11 Lance Stroll Racing Point/Mercedes 53 1:34'39.813 1:00.821
12 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Honda 53 1:34'41.488 1:02.496
13 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 53 1:34'47.902 1:08.910
14 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso/Honda 53 1:34'49.068 1:10.076
15 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 53 1:34'52.338 1:13.346
Robert Kubica Williams/Mercedes 28 51:42.308
George Russell Williams/Mercedes 27 48'58.002
Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 26 45'29.330
Daniel Ricciardo Renault 24 43'41.568
Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 0
© Harry Schofield 2019
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