How do all F1 teammates compare in qualifying so far in 2019?

21-09-2019 18:27 | Updated: 28-09-2019 15:39
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
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How do all F1 teammates compare in qualifying so far in 2019?

A qualifying duel is one of the best ways to measure two teammates against each other, as it's about pure one-lap pace without anything like traffic or pitstops that could alter the result. So, how is each team's qualifying battle going after 15 of the 21 total qualifying sessions? Check the list below!

As there are 21 qualifying sessions in the 2019 season, you win your battle with your teammate as soon as you beat him 11 times. This has happened in three cases already, as you can see below, with Daniel Ricciardo sealing his qualifying superiority in Singapore by qualifying in eighth compared to teammate Nico Hülkenberg, who came in behind him in ninth.

Of course, beating your teammate in qualifying doesn't mean you are the better driver than him, as racing is completely different. There are qualifying experts who don't excel as much in races, and there are poor qualifiers who usually make up in places during a Grand Prix (Lance Stroll is a good example of the latter).

However, in most cases, the driver who is on top in qualifying usually is on top in the drivers' standings as well; in eight of the ten cases as of now, with Williams and McLaren being the exceptions.

2019 F1 Qualifying duels (15/21)

Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton 10 - 5 Valtteri Bottas

Ferrari

Charles Leclerc 9 - 6 Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull Racing

Max Verstappen 2 - 1 Alexander Albon

McLaren

Lando Norris 9 - 6 Carlos Sainz Jr.

Renault

Daniel Ricciardo 11 - 4 Nico Hülkenberg

Toro Rosso

Pierre Gasly 2 - 1 Daniil Kvyat

Racing Point

Sergio Pérez 14 - 1 Lance Stroll

Alfa Romeo Racing

Kimi Raikkonen 10 - 5 Antonio Giovinazzi

Haas F1

Kevin Magnussen 10 - 5 Romain Grosjean

Williams

George Russell 15 - 0 Robert Kubica

Underlined drivers have won their respective qualifying battle already

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