Round 3 / Chinese Grand Prix

Race Results

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retired PTS
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 1:32:06.350 25
2 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 56 +6.552s 18
3 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 56 +13.744s 15
4 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing Honda 56 +27.627s 12
5 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 56 +31.276s 10
6 10 Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing Honda 56 +89.307s 9
7 3 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 55 +1 lap 6
8 11 Sergio Perez Racing Point BWT Mercedes 55 +1 lap 4
9 7 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 55 +1 lap 2
10 23 Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 55 +1 lap 1
11 8 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 55 +1 lap 0
12 18 Lance Stroll Racing Point BWT Mercedes 55 +1 lap 0
13 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 55 +1 lap 0
14 55 Carlos Sainz McLaren Renault 55 +1 lap 0
15 99 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 55 +1 lap 0
16 63 George Russell Williams Mercedes 54 +2 laps 0
17 88 Robert Kubica Williams Mercedes 54 +2 laps 0
18 4 Lando Norris McLaren Renault 50 DNF 0
NC 26 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 41 DNF 0
NC 27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 16 DNF 0

Note – Gasly scored an additional point for setting the fastest lap of the race. Albon started the race from the pit lane.

Alfa Romeo Racing Team Quotes

Weather: sunny and dry, 19-20°C air, 25-29°C track

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG:
“It was a tricky weekend for us, having faced some technical issues on Friday and Saturday. Both drivers did a good job in the race today, managing their individual situations well. We scored some more points with Kimi finishing in P9. Antonio showed a consistent performance and finished the race in the midfield, after starting from the back row. We have some work ahead and will push to come back stronger in Baku.”

Kimi Räikkönen (car number 7):
Alfa Romeo Racing C38 (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Result: 9th. Start on medium (C3) tyres, after 25 laps change to hard (C2) tyres
“The car felt good today. We started from further back on the grid and at least scored some points. In the end I lost the grip on the front tyres. It’s a shame because I was looking after them during the race, but they just got too cold and I slowed down. We will continue working on making improvements and see what we can do in Baku.”
Antonio Giovinazzi (car number 99):

Alfa Romeo Racing C38 (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
Result: 15th. Start on soft (C4) tyres, after 7 laps change to medium (C3) tyres and after 30 laps change to medium (C3) tyres
“It was a difficult weekend overall. We started the race from the back of the grid and went with a bit of a different strategy to try and gain some positions. It didn’t work so well in the end and now I just look forward to starting fresh at the next GP in Azerbaijan. I have some good memories from Baku and it will be fun to race there again. We will see what we can achieve.”

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1 thought on “Round 3 / Chinese Grand Prix

  1. I have no words… Kimi in the company of Mag, Hulk and Cecco. They should indeed start a boy band, and call it ‘The Almost Rans’ and try get a hit there, because on the track it ain’t gonna happen dahling! 😄


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