A five-second time penalty for an “unsafe re-entry” meant that the Ferrari driver missed out on what would have been his first win of the 2019 season.
It was his 75th win at Formula 1’s 1,000th race – Lewis Hamilton took the top spot in Shanghai as Ferrari were left struggling to compete with the Silver Arrows.
He’d dominated the entire weekend and had so far ran a near perfect race, but with ten laps to go, engine troubles left Charles Leclerc a sitting duck.
In his second ever race for Ferrari, Charles Leclerc will start tomorrow’s Bahrain Grand Prix at the front of the grid. The Scuderia have enjoyed a transformation in fortunes since Melbourne, with Mercedes trailing on the second row.
The Mercedes driver has returned to Formula 1 on top form after just edging his teammate Valtteri Bottas to P1 at Albert Park.
Sauber has announced it will be heading into the 2019 Formula 1 season under a new name: Alfa Romeo Racing.
Formula 1’s driver line-up is seeing its most sweeping changes in years, as titans of the grid switch teams, fresh faces make their debuts and some old names make their return to the paddock.
Lewis Hamilton was the champion in São Paulo as Mercedes secured the 2018 Constructors’ Championship. Max Verstappen lost the lead after a collision with Esteban Ocon, leading to a confrontation in the paddock after the race.
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