Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes dominated the final race of 2019, while two of the season’s other stars scrapped over second place.
2019 F1 race reviews articles archive
2019 F1 race reviews
Verstappen avenges lost win as Mercedes stumble and Ferrari self-destruct in Brazil
2019 Brazilian Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Mercedes threw everything at Red Bull in their attempt to get Lewis Hamilton ahead of Max Verstappen and came up short. But for Ferrari, Brazil was an abject disaster.
Bottas denies Hamilton a race-winning climax to title number six
2019 United States Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Valtteri Bottas turned in one of his best performances of the season but it wasn’t enough to stop Lewis Hamilton clinching his sixth title.
Title awaits Hamilton after surprise win in third-fastest car
2019 Mexican Grand Prix reviewPosted on
It’s not often the team with the third-fastest car in qualifying wins the race. Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton managed it in Mexico – and virtually guaranteed his sixth world title.
Third win is too little, too late for Bottas
2019 Japanese Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Valtteri Bottas took his third win of 2019 on Sunday but he is unlikely to stop Lewis Hamilton from getting his hands on the championship.
Hamilton triumphs as Ferrari’s micro-management backfires
2019 Russian Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Sebastian Vettel’s repeated refusal to follow orders wrecked Ferrari’s attempt to stage-manage the Russian Grand Prix – then a power unit failure handed victory to Lewis Hamilton.
Vettel lights up Singapore again as Ferrari keep Leclerc in the dark
2019 Singapore Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Ferrari came first in the Singapore Grand Prix after Charles Leclerc was surprised by his team’s strategy for Sebastian Vettel.
Ferrari’s new hero Leclerc single-handedly beats Mercedes at Monza
2019 Italian Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Charles Leclerc established himself as Ferrari’s new hero and eclipsed team mate Sebastian Vettel with a rousing defeat of the Mercedes drivers at Monza.
“For Tonio”: Dominant Leclerc scores maiden win
2019 Belgian Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Charles Leclerc breakthrough victory in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix should have been an occasion of great joy. But the terrible events of the previous 24 hours made that impossible.
Verstappen can’t stop Hammertime
2019 Hungarian Grand Prix reviewPosted on
A Lewis Hamilton ‘Hammertime’ charge paved the way for a last-gasp pass on Max Verstappen which earned earned the Mercedes driver his eighth win of the year.
Verstappen spins and wins Mercedes’ race
2019 German Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Ever-changing conditions made the German Grand Prix a lottery. Max Verstappen emerged from the carnage to give Red Bull-Honda their second win in three races.
Hamilton and Formula 1 at their best in Silverstone spectacular
2019 British Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Lewis Hamilton won his home race for a record-breaking sixth time but if the outcome was predictable the race itself was anything but.
Leclerc denied again as Verstappen’s hard racing gives Red Bull home win
2019 Austrian Grand Prix reviewPosted on
The Austrian Grand Prix banished memories of the tedious race which preceded it. However 82 minutes of action was followed by a 194-minute wait to learn who won.
Hamilton urges change in F1 after supreme display in France
2019 French Grand Prix reviewPosted on
After dominating a soporific French Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton swung the spotlight on why years of rules changes have failed to create exiting races.
Hamilton wins as Vettel cracks under pressure again
2019 Canadian Grand Prix reviewPosted on
A hue and cry went up after a five-second penalty cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix to Lewis Hamilton, following another error under pressure by the Ferrari driver.
Hamilton wins for Lauda as Verstappen hands second to Vettel
2019 Monaco Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Mercedes did not score another one-two in the Monaco Grand Prix – but the late Niki Lauda did, courtesy of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.
Another Mercedes one-two sets up Hamilton vs Bottas title fight
2019 Spanish Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Mercedes’ crushing supremacy in Spain shows the 2019 championship fight is likely to be between two drivers: Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Bottas retakes championship lead after Leclerc’s costly crash
2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix reviewPosted on
On lap seven of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix it became clear just how seriously Charles Leclerc damaged Ferrari’s chances of winning with his crash in qualifying.
Hamilton cruises to sixth China win as Ferrari tactics backfire
2019 Chinese Grand Prix reviewPosted on
“People remember exciting races a lot more than anniversaries” said Sebastian Vettel after the 1,000th championship race. Will anyone other than Lewis Hamilton care to remember this one?
Hamilton hails luckless Leclerc after thrilling Bahrain GP
2019 Bahrain Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Lewis Hamilton was full of praise for Charles Leclerc after being handed victory in Bahrain by the Ferrari driver’ misfortune.