Russian Grand Prix - Charles third, Seb retires

29 Sep 2019

It was a frustrating day for Scuderia Ferrari at the Russian Grand Prix. Charles Leclerc finished third while Sebastian Vettel had to retire because a problem with a hybrid component of the Power Unit.

Unlucky. In fact, Charles ended up behind the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas because Seb had to park his SF90 at the side of the track, which led to a Virtual Safety Car period during which the Mercedes were able to pit, losing very little time.

On to Japan. In the second half of the race, Charles tried everything to get past Hamilton and Bottas but in the end, he had to settle for third place. This was the Monegasque driver’s ninth podium f the season. The next round, the 17th of the season, takes place in Japan in a fortnight’s time.

Pos

Driver

Car

Laps

Time/Retired

1

Lewis
Hamilton

Mercedes

53

1:33:38.992

2

Valtteri
Bottas

Mercedes

53

+3.829s

3

Charles
Leclerc

Ferrari

53

+5.212s

4

Max
Verstappen

Red Bull Racing Honda

53

+14.210s

5

Alexander
Albon

Red Bull Racing Honda

53

+38.348s

6

Carlos
Sainz

McLaren Renault

53

+45.889s

7

Sergio
Perez

Racing Point BWT Mercedes

53

+48.728s

8

Lando
Norris

McLaren Renault

53

+57.749s

9

Kevin
Magnussen

Haas Ferrari

53

+58.779s

10

Nico
Hulkenberg

Renault

53

+59.841s

11

Lance
Stroll

Racing Point BWT Mercedes

53

+60.821s

12

Daniil
Kvyat

Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda

53

+62.496s

13

Kimi
Räikkönen

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

53

+68.910s

14

Pierre
Gasly

Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda

53

+70.076s

15

Antonio
Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

53

+73.346s

NC

Robert
Kubica

Williams Mercedes

28

DNF

NC

George
Russell

Williams Mercedes

27

DNF

NC

Sebastian
Vettel

Ferrari

26

DNF

NC

Daniel
Ricciardo

Renault

24

DNF

NC

Romain
Grosjean

Haas Ferrari

0

DNF

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