Lewis Hamilton took his fifth pole direct of the season and the 88thof his profession by beating personnel-mate Valtteri Bottas by two tenths of a 2nd to book high build on the grid for the final bustle of the 2019 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Substantial Prix.
Max Verstappen took third direct within the session a exiguous below two tenths of a 2nd within the again of Bottas however the Dutchman will originate the bustle from the front row after Bottas drops to the again of the grid thanks to penalties incurred attributable to an engine alternate.
Hamilton attach the tempo in Q1 with the Mercedes driver claiming high build thanks to a time of 1: 35.851 that assign him 0.3s previous to Bottas within the final minutes of the session. Verstappen used to be in P3 having posted a lap of 1: 36.390 on his first flying lap.
Before the final runs, Alex Albon within the 2nd Crimson Bull used to be in sixth direct and 1.4s off the tempo after a cautious opening speed and within the final phases of the session he opted to fabricate one other try. The Thai driver improved critically and his time of 1: 36.102 used to be correct ample to propel him to P2 previous to Bottas.
The first speed of the session used to be moreover a elaborate one for Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The German used to be winding up for his first try however as he accelerated out of the final corner to birth his lap he misplaced retain a watch on and spun on the pit straight. He recovered and within the extinguish took P6 within the phase within the again of fourth positioned personnel-mate Charles Leclerc and Racing Level’s Sergio Pérez who rose into the head 10 within the final moments of Q1.
On the diversified give up of the convey Haas’ Romain Grosjean used to be eradicated in 16thdirect previous to Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Räikkönen and the Williams automobiles of George Russell and Robert Kubica.
In Q2 Hamilton all over again attach the early tempo with a lap of 1: 35.634 attach on medium tyres. His different of compound used to be mirrored by his personnel-mate and by Max and Alex. On the opposite hand, within the outlet runs both Ferrari drivers ran with soft tyres.
Within the final runs both Mercedes drivers and both Crimson Bull pilots backed out of soppy tyre runs to guarantee a originate on medium tyres. Ferrari, then all over again, fracture up their drivers, with Vettel progressing on soft tyres, whereas Leclerc vaulted to the head of the table with a spectacular medium-tyre lap of 1: 35.543 that assign him practically a tenth obvious of Hamilton with Bottas third and Vettel fourth previous to Verstappen and soft tyre-shod Carlos Sainz.
Eliminated on the tip of session have been 11th-positioned Sergio Pérez, followed by Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly, the 2nd Racing Level of Lance Stroll, the 2nd Toro Rosso of Daniil Kvyat and the Haas of Kevin Magnussen.
Leclerc’s heroics wouldn’t hideous over into Q3 then all over again and Hamilton quickly reasserted his dominance with a final speed time of 1: 35.779 that assign him beyond reach of his competitors.
Bottas purchased closest, taking P2 appropriate below two tenths of a 2nd within the again of his personnel-mate, whereas Verstappen ended the sesison in third direct, 0.164s within the again of the Finn. Within the again of the head three within the session Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel generous fourth and fifth for Ferrari, despite Leclerc lacking out on a final lap as he didn’t hideous the road sooner than the chequered flag. That left sixth direct to Albon. Lando Norris generous in seventh direct for McLaren, with Daniel Ricciardo eighth previous to the 2nd McLaren of Carlos Sainz. The closing high 10 direct went to Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg.
2019 FIA Formula One Abu Dhabi Substantial Prix – Qualifying
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1: 34.779 7 210.958
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1: 34.973 0.194 7 210.527
3 Max Verstappen Crimson Bull Racing 1: 35.139 0.360 7 210.159
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 35.219 0.440 5 209.983
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1: 35.339 0.560 6 209.719
6 Alexander Albon Crimson Bull Racing 1: 35.682 0.903 6 208.967
7 Lando Norris McLaren 1: 36.436 1.657 6 207.333
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1: 36.456 1.677 3 207.290
9 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren 1: 36.459 1.680 6 207.283
10 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1: 36.710 1.931 6 206.745
11 Sergio Pérez Racing Level 1: 37.055 1.512 5 206.011
12 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1: 37.089 1.546 6 205.938
13 Lance Stroll Racing Level 1: 37.103 1.560 6 205.909
14 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1: 37.141 1.598 6 205.828
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1: 37.254 1.711 6 205.589
16 Romain Grosjean Haas 1: 38.051 2.200 8 203.918
17 A.Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1: 38.114 2.263 6 203.787
18 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1: 38.383 2.532 6 203.230
19 George Russell Williams 1: 38.717 2.866 8 202.542
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1: 39.236 3.385 6 201.483