|2019 Spanish Grand Prix|
|Race 5 of 21 in the 2019 Formula One World Championship|
Layout of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
|Date||12 May 2019|
|Official name||Formula 1 Emirates Gran Premio de España 2019|
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||4.655 km (2.892 mi)|
|Distance||66 laps, 307.104 km (190.825 mi)|
|Time||1:18.492 on lap 54|
|Third||Red Bull Racing-Honda|
The 2019 Spanish Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Emirates Gran Premio de España 2019) was a Formula One motor race that took place on 12 May 2019 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló, Spain. The race was the 5th round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship and marked the 49th running of the Spanish Grand Prix as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950, and the 29th time that a World Championship round had been held at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit.
The drivers and teams were the same as the season entry list with no additional stand-in drivers for either the race or practice.
|12||23||Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda||1:17.796||1:17.445||N/A||11|
|18||99||Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari||1:18.664||N/A||N/A||183|
|107% time: 1:22.367|
Valtteri Bottas started the race from pole position, but his teammate Lewis Hamilton made a slightly better start from second on the grid to take the lead into the first corner. Sebastian Vettel briefly pulled his Ferrari into second around the outside of Turn 1 as Bottas, stuck between Vettel and Hamilton, was forced to yield. However, Vettel promptly ran wide in Turn 1 and allowed Bottas back into second place. Red Bull's Max Verstappen took advantage of the Ferraris' squabbling through the first two turns to move into third place with an overtake around the outside of Vettel in Turn 3, and comfortably held on to the last podium position for the remainder of the race.
While Vettel was ordered by the Ferrari pitwall to allow teammate Charles Leclerc into fourth place in the early running, the two would later switch positions back and Vettel would eventually lead home a Ferrari 4-5 finish. On lap 44, the safety car was brought out by the only retirements of the day, as Racing Point's Lance Stroll and McLaren's Lando Norris collided in Turn 2. The safety car bunched up the field with 22 laps remaining but ultimately did not change the running order among the top 6 drivers, with the most notable result of the safety car being the subsequent battle between the two Haas drivers that saw Kevin Magnussen overtake teammate Romain Grosjean, who subsequently slipped back to 10th place by the end of the race.
Haas would ultimately be the only team outside of the top 3 to score a double points finish, and were joined by 8th placed Carlos Sainz Jr. and 9th placed Daniil Kvyat in the bottom half of the points. Hamilton led his teammate home by just over four seconds, taking his third straight victory in Spain. He also claimed the fastest lap of the race on Lap 54, only missing out on a grand slam by virtue of not starting from pole position. Valtteri Bottas finished in second place, securing Mercedes's fifth consecutive 1-2 finish in 2019 with Max Verstappen finishing in third. The podium of the race was exactly the same as the previous year. Both Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc finished in fourth and fifth place respectively.
|3||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing-Honda||66||+7.679||4||15|
|6||10||Pierre Gasly||Red Bull Racing-Honda||66||+19.576||6||8|
|8||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||McLaren-Renault||66||+32.342||12||4|
|11||23||Alexander Albon||Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda||66||+35.455||11|
|14||7||Kimi Räikkönen||Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari||66||+41.803||14|
|16||99||Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari||66||+47.691||18|
|17||63||George Russell||Williams-Mercedes||65||+1 lap||19|
|18||88||Robert Kubica||Williams-Mercedes||65||+1 lap||17|
|Ret||18||Lance Stroll||Racing Point-BWT Mercedes||44||Collision||16|
|Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) - 1:18.492 (lap 54)|