F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Starts 3rd on the Grid

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Starts 3rd on the Grid


FLASH: Chinese F1 Grand Prix 2019 Qualifying: Saturday’s Results, Times & Final Grid

Sunday, MercedesAMGs’ Valtteri Bottas will start the 2019 Chinese F1 Grand Prix from Pole position at the Shanghai International Circuit.

Mr. Bottas went fastest Saturday’s qualifying with a time of 1 min, 31.537 secs, just 0.023 secs quicker than team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel qualified in 3rd ahead of team-mate Charles Leclerc and Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen.

The Hifhlights

Some interesting facts

After Valtteri Bottas secured the 7th Pole position of his career, and his first in 2019, here are the stats you need to know after qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit.

  • It’s just the 2nd time in F1 history that the top 10 is arranged in a perfectly 2 by 2 formation: MercedesAMG, Ferrari, Red Bull, Renault and Haas. The previous time was at Singapore in Y 2011.
  • Mr. Bottas out-qualified team mate Lewis Hamilton for the 1st time in 7 races, having not been ahead of the Pole meister since Russia in Y 2018.
  • The Pole-sitter has won 4 of the last 5 Chinese Grands Prix, so good omen for for Mr. Bottas.

What do we know about the Shanghai International Circuit?

  • Circuit length:  5.451km
  • 1st Chinese Grand Prix:  2004
  • Laps: 56
  • Race distance:  305.066km
  • Race lap record: 1.32.238 (Michael Schumacher, 2004)
  • 2018 winner:  Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull
  • Number of corners: 16   
  • Overtaking chances:  By far the most common is at the back of the long back straight into the tightest corner on the track, the Turn 14 hairpin. DRS helps, of course. Anywhere else and it’s a lot riskier. At high speed into turn one with DRS is another possibility though it is more likely with a good exit out of the final corner and trying to get the job done before braking. That said, Daniel Ricciardo found a few unusual spots in Y 2018.

The F1 2019 schedule reaches its 3rd race of the season Sunday, the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.

As will be the case for much of the 2019 season, ESPN2 will be the TV channel that will broadcast this weekend’s Formula One race, with a start time of 2:05a EDT on Sunday. The Chinese Grand Prix also can be live streamed via the ESPN app.

Race (14:10-16:10) Local Time or 2:05a EDT Sunday.

Ferrari is the Aristocrat of the automotive sector.

The iconic Italian Supercar manufacturer claimed the title according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 2019 report launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Ferrari is the Aristocrat of the automotive sector.

HeffX-LTN overall technical outlook for RACE is Bullish across the board, and there is very little resistance here and none above 140.26. All of our Key indicators are Very Bullish in here.

Enjoy the racing

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