Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow leaves Azerbaijan having taken its third podium finish of the season, but with a sense of regret at not getting a better result. Sebastian Vettel finished third for the second consecutive race, while Charles Leclerc, starting back in eighth because of his qualifying mistake, worked his way up to fifth and, at one point even led the race for 19 laps. He also took the point for setting the race fastest lap.
Rich Energy Haas F1 Team driver Kevin Magnussen soldiered to a 13th-place finish Sunday in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the fourth round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship. Teammate Romain Grosjean saw an early end to his day when he retired 13 laps from the end of today’s 51-lap race with brake issues.
Rich Energy Haas F1 Team drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean qualified 14th and 17th, respectively, for Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit. However, Magnussen will start 13th and Grosjean 15th as 15th-place qualifier Pierre Gasly of Red Bull will start from pit lane due to a weighbridge infringement and eighth-place qualifier Antonio Giovinazzi of Alfa Romeo was issued a 10-position grid penalty for the fitting of a new Control Electronics part.
Friday at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was pretty much a half day, given that the scheduled three hours of track time was reduced to slightly less than 90 minutes. The first session was stopped after 13 minutes when a manhole cover came loose in the first sector of the 6.003 km long track, and did not re-start. Then, in the second session, there were two red flag interruptions, which reduced the scheduled time by 18 minutes. Therefore one cannot read too much into the lap times, as teams had to adjust their programmes to fit the available time.