Mercedes continued to dominate the 2019 season with a fifth, consecutive, 1-2 finish. Bottas started on pole but Hamilton passed him at the start and looked untouchable for the rest of the race, despite a late safety car. Verstappen finished third ahead of the Ferraris of Vettel and Leclerc.
In the RealityF1 competition it was DavidH that finished first in the 2019 RealityF1 Spanish Grand Prix. The team to have was Hamilton, Sainz Jnr, Toro Rosso, Renault.
In the 2019 RealityF1 Championship ALEXISPORT holds on to the lead and PaulSm moves up to second.
The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The sixth race of the season, the Monaco Grand Prix, is on 26th May.
Mercedes became the first team in F1 history to have four, consecutive, 1-2 results at the start of the season in Azerbaijan. Leclerc looked to be the fastest driver of the weekend having dominated the practice sessions but a crash in Q2 left the way clear for Bottas to take pole and Hamilton to start second.
After a wheel-to-wheel battle through the first few corners things settled down and Bottas led Hamilton home with Vettel third. However, Räikkönen arguably had the drive of the day having started in the pit lane and finishing tenth.
In the RealityF1 competition it was Keith that finished first in the 2019 RealityF1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The team to have was Hamilton, Räikkönen, Alfa Romeo, Racing Point.
In the 2019 RealityF1 Championship ALEXISPORT retakes the lead and QwikKiwi jumps 11 places to second.
The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The fifth race of the season, the Spanish Grand Prix, is on 12th May.
The 2019 Chinese Grand Prix was the 1000th championship F1 race but it wasn't exactly one to remember. Hamilton passed Bottas at the start and had a comfortable victory. Leclerc was told to let Vettel through in only the third race of the season and the race is perhaps best remembered for Alexander Albon's great drive from pit lane start to tenth.
In the RealityF1 competition it was 'Muncher' that finished first in the 2019 RealityF1 Chinese Grand Prix. The team to have was Hamilton, Albon, Red Bull Racing, Williams.
In the 2019 RealityF1 Championship it's unlucky13 that gets lucky and takes the lead from ALEXISPORT and Muncher.
The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The fourth race of the season, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, is on 28th April.
The 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix turned out to be a bit of a classic. The free practice sessions and qualifying were dominated by Ferrari and, in particular, Charles Leclerc. In the race Vettel passed Leclerc off the line but Leclerc took the lead and seemed untouchable. Behind him Hamilton battled with Vettel and Vettel ended up spinning. Then late on, Leclerc's Ferrari suffered a loss of power and both Hamilton and and Bottas were able to pass him leading to an unexpected one-two for Mercedes.
In the RealityF1 competition it was 'ChrisG' that finished first in the 2019 RealityF1 Bahrain Grand Prix. The team to have was Hamilton, Norris, Red Bull Racing, Williams.
In the 2019 RealityF1 Championship it's ALEXISPORT that holds on to the top spot ahead of unlucky13 and ChrisG.
The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The third race of the season, the Chinese Grand Prix, is on 14th April.
The Australian Grand Prix was a dominant one-two for Mercedes but, for once, it was Bottas who had the better weekend. He started second but beat Hamilton off the line and was then untroubled for the rest of the race. Ferrari have been left wondering where their pre-season pace has gone as Verstappen finished third with Vettel fourth and Leclerc fifth. Further down the field both Gasly and Stroll made up quite a few places following, at least in the case of Gasly, a disappointing qualifying.
A great weekend for Bottas and a strong race for Stroll took ALEXISPORT to the top spot in the Reality F1 Australian Grand Prix. As this is the first race of the season the results for the Australian Grand Prix are also the current championship standings.
As the season is now underway you can see the team components of other players and also see a breakdown of your own scores. We have also generated your predicted world rank following this event. However, you now only have three free team changes for the remainder of the season. You can make as many changes you want but, after your three free changes, 20 championship points will be deducted for any further changes.
The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The second race of the season, Bahrain, is on 31st March.
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