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2019 FIA Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday
Weather: sunny and dry, 23-24°C air, 37-44°C track
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG:
“For the first race of the season, it was an ok race. We had some small issues which we could not have anticipated and both drivers put up a good fight. We are returning home with 4 points, which is a positive. To start the season with one car in the top ten is a good achievement and we will push hard to score some more points at the next Grand Prix in Bahrain.”
AUSTRALIAN GP 2019 – QUALIFYING
MARCH 16, 2019
First qualifying session of 2019, here in Melbourne. Here our drivers and team’s reaction:
Alex Albon (STR14-02, Car 23)
Third Practice Session – Best lap: 1:24.328, pos. 15th, 15 laps
Qualifying – Best lap: (Q1) 1:22.757, (Q2) 1:22.636, pos. 13th
2019 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, Saturday
16 March 2019
Renault F1 Team will start the season-opening Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix with Nico Hülkenberg eleventh and Daniel Ricciardo twelfth following a tight qualifying session around Albert Park, Melbourne.
Both drivers eased into Q2 following strong – and closely-matched – laps. Nico’s progress was however hampered by an electrical issue that prevented him completing his final run of the session. He just missed the top ten by 0.03secs in one run.
Home hero Daniel lines up for his first race for Renault F1 Team in twelfth. The Australian was also just a couple of a thousandths from reaching Q3.
2019 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING
"Formula 1 fans can expect an unpredictable and thrilling Australian Grand Prix"
Albert Park, Saturday 16 March
Lando and Carlos start the opening round of this year’s FIA Formula 1 World Championship in Australia tomorrow from the fourth and ninth rows respectively on the 20-car grid. The 58-lap (or 120 mins) race starting at 16:10 (local) marks the British teenager’s grand prix debut – something the Spaniard experienced himself in Melbourne in 2015.
Australian Grand Prix: Qualifying Recap
Event: Qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix (Round 1 of 21)
Date: Saturday, March 16
Location: Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit
Layout: 5.303-kilometer (3.295-mile), 16-turn track
Weather: Sunny and clear
Air Temps: 22.8-23.3 degrees Celsius (73-73.9 degrees Fahrenheit)
Track Temps: 34.3-39.4 degrees Celsius (93.7-102.9 degrees Fahrenheit)
Pole Winner: Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes (1:20.486 – new track record)
Result: Romain Grosjean qualified 6th / Kevin Magnussen qualified 7th
Australian Grand Prix - Qualifying
Second and third row for Ferrari
Melbourne, 16 March 2019 – Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc will start the Australian Grand Prix from the second and third row of the grid respectively. It was not the easiest of sessions for the Scuderia and it ended with Sebastian third fastest and Charles fifth. The race gets underway at 16h10 local time (06h10 CET.)
2019 Australian GP: Qualifying Report
P10 - SERGIO PEREZ - Chassis 01
Sergio: “Making the top ten is a great way to start the season. We did a great job throughout qualifying and I was really pleased with my lap in Q2. The key today was to avoid mistakes and be consistent. It will be interesting to see where we stand in the race but it’s never easy to overtake on this track so starting in the top ten is important. Hopefully we can hold position and make up some ground at the start. As I always say, it doesn’t matter where you start the season, but where you finish. There is great potential in this car and I’m confident we can keep improving as the year goes on.”
Australian Grand Prix Qualifying
16/03/2019 Qualifying Notes
George Russell qualified 19th and Robert Kubica 20th for the Australian Grand Prix
George set a time of 1:24.360 on his third and final flying lap of Q1 to finish P19
Robert improved on his second flying lap to a 1:26.067 but a puncture on his last effort meant that he was unable to progress, finishing the session in P20
2019 Australian Grand Prix - Saturday
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport lock out the front row for the 2019 F1 season-opener in Melbourne
Lewis claimed his 84th Formula One pole position - his first of the 2019 season and eighth at Albert Park
Valtteri will start tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix from P2 on the grid, completing the first front row lockout for the team in the 2019 season
Both drivers will start tomorrow's race on the Soft tyres
AUSTRALIAN GP – QUALIFYING
MAX VERSTAPPEN, Position: 4th 1: 21.320 (Practice 3 – P9 1:23.481)
“I am pretty happy with the way qualifying went. After some of the difficulties we’ve had this weekend, especially this morning, I was a bit worried but the guys here and back at the factory have been working really well together to find a good set-up and I think we can be pleased with the second row. It was really tight in Q1 and on a street circuit like this you really have to nail the first run. I was lucky to have that second lap on the board where I improved but it was really tight, especially as we only used one set of tyres, unlike many others. I definitely felt the extra performance coming from the qualifying mode which is also very pleasing. It has been tricky finding a good balance and we are of course not where we want to be in terms of the gap, but we also have to be realistic and happy with this grid position. Fourth is better than we expected going into qualifying. It’s difficult to say where we will be tomorrow and I didn’t get to do a full long run on Friday, but it looks like the tyres are holding on quite well, so as long as we get a clean start, we will find out what we can really do.”
2019 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday
Weather: FP3: sunny and dry, 22-24°C air, 43-46°C track; Qualifying: sunny and dry, 23°C air, 34-39°C track
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG:
“Overall, the qualifying was a good one. While Antonio showed a very strong performance in Q1, Kimi delivered a strong performance in Q2. Our pace has been promising so far and we are confident of our potential to have a good result in the race. The team is optimistic and collaborating well. We will push to bring home the first points of the season tomorrow.”
Mexican Grand Prix - “It will be a long race tomorrow”
Seb and Kimi: we improved from yesterday, but not enough
MEXICAN GP - QUALIFYING
October 27, 2018
Brendon Hartley (STR13-05, Car 28)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:18.637, pos. 16th, 10 laps
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:16.682, (Q2) 1:17.184, Pos. 14th
"I think today we definitely had the pace to go through to Q3, but I'm disappointed with that last lap. I had been really happy with the car all weekend and Q1 was great, I was P10 and I think that was representative to where we could have been at the end of Q2. We only had one set of new Hypersofts left for Q2, and in the last run we didn't get the aero balance on the track evolution. I locked the brakes into Turn 12 on my last lap, went off the track and lost enough time to just miss out on Q3 - in Qualifying we are always pushing it to the limit! As for the race, the tyres will be a big topic tomorrow. I need a good first lap like I had in Austin. We scored points last week from P20, so from P14 tomorrow it must be possible! We've been strong all weekend, so I hope to bring home some more points."
2018 MEXICAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING
"Our starting positions and tyre allocation put us in good stead for a strong race"
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Saturday 27 October
Fernando and Stoffel will start in 12th and 15th positions respectively for tomorrow’s Mexican Grand Prix.
Stoffel finished 14th and Fernando 15th in this morning’s final free practice session, which started slowly as the majority of the field waited for the damp track to dry out following overnight rain. As the morning was overcast, track evolution was a lot more gradual than expected, nevertheless both drivers had a productive session in preparation for qualifying.
2018 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix, Saturday
27 October 2018
Renault Sport Formula One Team will occupy the fourth row on the grid for tomorrow’s Gran Premio de México after Nico Hülkenberg qualified seventh and Carlos Sainz eighth at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.
Facing different weather conditions from yesterday, both drivers enjoyed a straightforward day of running, with FP3 featuring a patchy damp track but qualifying taking place in dry conditions. Tomorrow’s grid will also feature the first all Renault-powered front row since the start of the turbohybrid era of Formula 1, with Daniel Ricciardo on pole and Max Verstappen second quickest today.