2019 final F1 standings: Verstappen third, Sainz sixth!

01-12-2019 16:55
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
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2019 final F1 standings: Verstappen third, Sainz sixth!

After 21 weekends of racing, we've reached the end of the line for the 2019 season; there still was plenty to race for out in Abu Dhabi, with third and sixth place being up for grabs - here's how it ended up.

2019 proved to be Lewis Hamilton's most successful season ever in Formula 1, winning 11 races while scoring 413 points on his way to a sixth championship. With four other drivers winning races, it has been a relatively challenging season for the Brit, although the title never really looked in doubt for the bulk of the season.

The three drivers behind Hamilton also all had personal best seasons, with Valtteri Bottas winning four races, Max Verstappen winning three and Charles Leclerc winning two.

Leclerc and Verstappen were still fighting for third place in Abu Dhabi, but the Dutchman pulled it out after finishing second while the Ferrari driver had to make do with third place.

The other fight that still needed settling was for sixth place, which was a three-way fight between Pierre Gasly, Carlos Sainz and Alex Albon. The latter needed to finish at least fourth to even stand a chance, and he couldn't manage that as he crossed the line in sixth. Gasly scored no points due to an early contact with Lance Stroll where he lost his front wing, meaning Sainz' P10 was enough for him to secure P6 in the championship. It's the first time in five years someone not driving for Ferrari, Mercedes or Red Bull has cracked the top six, underlining just how good of a season it's been for both Sainz and his team McLaren.

Formula 1 2019 drivers' standings

Position Driver Constructor Points
1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 413
2. Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 326
3. Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 278
4. Charles Leclerc Ferrari 264
5. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 240
6. Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren 96
7. Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 95
8. Alexander Albon Red Bull Racing 92
9. Daniel Ricciardo Renault 54
10. Sergio Perez Racing Point 52
11. Lando Norris McLaren 49
12. Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 43
13. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 37
14. Nico Hulkenberg Renault 37
15. Lance Stroll Racing Point 21
16. Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 20
17. Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 14
18. Romain Grosjean Haas F1 8
19. Robert Kubica Williams 1
20. George Russell Williams 0

Formula 1 2019 constructors' standings

Position Constructor Points
1. Mercedes 739
2. Ferrari 504
3. Red Bull Racing 417
4. McLaren 145
5. Renault 91
6. Toro Rosso 85
7. Racing Point 73
8. Alfa Romeo 57
9. Haas F1 28
10. Williams 1

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