Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying: Sebastian third, Charles fifth

11 May 2019

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc will line up in third and fifth places respectively in the SF90s on the grid for the 49thSpanish Formula 1 Grand Prix, which starts tomorrow at 15.10.

Q1. The Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow drivers comfortably made it through to Q2. Sebastian used one set of Soft tyres improving with each lap from 1’18”068 to 1’17”823 and then to 1’17”425. Charles did the same, going from 1’17”835 to 1’17”727 and then to 1’17”388.

Q2. The second part of the session saw the German set a time good enough to get into Q3 on his very first run. Sebastian posted an excellent 1’16”667, although Charles made a mistake, running wide at one corner, slightly damaging his car. He was unable to improve on 1’17”511. The Monegasque driver went back on track in the final minutes with a new set of red tyres, to get through to the final part with a 1’16”714.

Q3. In the top ten shoot-out, Sebastian did two runs on two sets of tyres, while Charles had to wait for repairs to be carried out on his car, doing two timed laps on the same set of tyres. Vettel posted a 1’16”272, but did not improve on his second run. Charles did a 1’16”613 and then got down to a 1’16”588.


Pos

Driver

Car

Q1

Q2

Q3

Laps

1

Valtteri
Bottas

Mercedes

1:16.979

1:15.924

1:15.406

18

2

Lewis
Hamilton

Mercedes

1:17.292

1:16.038

1:16.040

17

3

Sebastian
Vettel

Ferrari

1:17.425

1:16.667

1:16.272

18

4

Max
Verstappen

Red Bull Racing Honda

1:17.244

1:16.726

1:16.357

12

5

Charles
Leclerc

Ferrari

1:17.388

1:16.714

1:16.588

19

6

Pierre
Gasly

Red Bull Racing Honda

1:17.862

1:16.932

1:16.708

17

7

Romain
Grosjean

Haas Ferrari

1:18.042

1:17.066

1:16.911

16

8

Kevin
Magnussen

Haas Ferrari

1:17.669

1:17.272

1:16.922

15

9

Daniil
Kvyat

Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda

1:17.914

1:17.243

1:17.573

20

10

Daniel
Ricciardo

Renault

1:18.385

1:17.299

1:18.106

19

11

Lando
Norris

McLaren Renault

1:17.611

1:17.338

14

12

Alexander
Albon

Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda

1:17.796

1:17.445

14

13

Carlos
Sainz

McLaren Renault

1:17.760

1:17.599

12

14

Kimi
Räikkönen

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

1:18.132

1:17.788

14

15

Sergio
Perez

Racing Point BWT Mercedes

1:18.286

1:17.886

12

16

Nico
Hulkenberg

Renault

1:18.404

7

17

Lance
Stroll

Racing Point BWT Mercedes

1:18.471

9

18

Antonio
Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

1:18.664

8

19

George
Russell

Williams Mercedes

1:19.072

8

20

Robert
Kubica

Williams Mercedes

1:20.254

9

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