Hamilton Controls German GP, Wins Fourth Race in 2019


12Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd1:21.082
262Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes1:21.209
31Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:21.219
429Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:21.330
563Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes1:21.362
630Dean StonemanSauber-Judd1:21.642
734Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd1:21.716
833Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd1:21.722
922Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd1:21.915
1031Romain GrosjeanHolden1:22.059
1128Daniel MelroseFerrari1:22.506
1227Dave CassidyFerrari1:22.651
1324Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes1:23.062
1423Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes1:23.272
1521J. R. HildebrandHaas-Judd1:23.682
1632Alexander AlbonHolden1:23.850
1766Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1:24.238
1890Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-Holden1:24.287
1955Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1:24.402
205Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1:24.439
2156Sergey SirotkinMansell-Mercedes1:24.478
2291Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden1:24.700
236Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1:24.918
24118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1:25.014
25119Felix RosenqvistDawson-Holden1:25.064
2667Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1:25.200


Crazy midfield battles provided the fans with a truckload of entertainment at the Nürburgring.


The Nürburgring has seen many amazing victories: Dries van der Lof dominating the 1954 race and Rhys Davies scoring his second career win in 2001 are just two examples. Lewis Hamilton joined that group, taking a safe win and aiding his title challenge.

His main opposition came from Jules Bianchi, who managed to hang with Hamilton for a short period. By the second half of the race, however, the French driver had to focus on keeping Vettel in check, who overtook him before being passed by Bianchi again.

Bad news came for Sauber, who were not particularly competitive, finishing 4-6. They must immediately react or else they are going to permanently drop behind Caterham in both championships, which would be a damn shame for the Swiss team.

Behind the established forces, Dave Cassidy and a quick-starting Romain Grosjean battled for the honour of being best of the rest after a mental lapse pushed Einar Ármannsson down the order. A disappointing result for Theodore after Bottas damaged his front wing on lap 1.


12Lewis HamiltonCaterham-Judd46:01.82315
262Jules BianchiPrecision-Mercedes+8.12712
31Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+11.90010
429Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd+14.4018
563Diego Álvarez TorrentePrecision-Mercedes+19.4946
630Dean StonemanSauber-Judd+21.5075
727Dave CassidyFerrari+57.5714
831Romain GrosjeanHolden+59.0063
933Einar ÁrmannssonTheodore-Judd+59.3262
1022Jordan DaviesHaas-Judd+63.1851
1134Valtteri BottasTheodore-Judd+70.0760
1223Pierre GaslyFAST-Mercedes+80.2220
1321J. R. HildebrandHaas-Judd+81.6550
1424Kevin MagnussenFAST-Mercedes1 Lap0
1566Pascal WehrleinRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
1632Alexander AlbonHolden1 Lap0
1755Artem MarkelovMansell-Mercedes1 Lap0
1891Max VerstappenCalinetic-Holden1 Lap0
195Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Mercedes1 Lap0
2067Mike RockenfellerRed Bull-Ferrari1 Lap0
216Santiago UrrutiaWilliams-Mercedes1 Lap0
22118Carlos Sainz JrDawson-Holden1 Lap0
2328Daniel MelroseFerrariThrottle0
DNF56Sergey SirotkinMansell-MercedesEngine0
DNF90Daniel RicciardoCalinetic-HoldenTransmission0
DNF119Felix RosenqvistDawson-HoldenCollision0

Fastest Lap:

Jules Bianchi – 1:23.700

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

J. R. Hildebrand – finishing your unlikely F1 debut in 13th was a great result for a F1 newcomer.

Reject Of The Race:

Theodore-Judd – Bottas ran into his teammate and Ármannsson ruined his front wing lapping slower cars.