Race Preview: Russian Grand Prix 2019
Formula One’s Grand Prix 2019 season has become very interesting and exciting after team Ferrari’ consecutive wins in last three Grand Prix races. A week ago, Sebastian Vettel led his team to the victory in Singapore Grand Prix. Before this, Charles Leclerc has won two consecutive races (Belgian and Italian Grand Prix) for Scuderia Ferrari.
Scuderia Ferrari is in a good form but team Mercedes and Red Bull look to break Ferrari’s winning run.
In this season team Mercedes have the maximum wins but in the last two races, they failed to finish in the top-3 positions. On the other hand, Red Bull will also look for the comeback and try to win the race in Russian Grand Prix. It will be a big challenge for Mercedes, Red Bull and all the other teams to break Ferrari’s winning momentum.
Mercedes needs Hamilton’s 100% in Russian GP
The 34-year-old legend Lewis Hamilton has won the most (8) Formula races in 2019. The five World Champion has won a total of 81 races in his career. In this season, Hamilton continuously performed well for Mercedes. In last two Grand Prix races he did not win and in the last race he failed to finish in the top-3.
Lewis Hamilton has the highest (296) points in the overall standings. Team Mercedes needs Hamilton’s 100% in Russian Grand Prix so that they can maintain their 100% success rate at Sochi, Russia.
Max Verstappen: The Red Bull Hope
Red Bull did not win a race from last four Formula One races. Red Bull won the last race in German Grand Prix where Dutch driver Max Verstappen led them to the victory. In the last race at Singapore, Verstappen finished up in the third position.
Last weekend, after the race Verstappen admitted that they underperformed in Singapore GP. Red Bull wants good performance from Max Verstappen and Albon in the Russian GP.
Russian Grand Prix: Mercedes’ favorite GP
In Formula One history, this is going to be the 8th race in Russia. In Russian Grand Prix, team Mercedes has the 100% winning rate. Lewis Hamilton has the most (3) wins in Russian Grand Prix.
There are total 51 laps in Russian GP with the circuit length of 5.848 km. Russian Grand Prix is from 27-29 September. The final race is on September 29 at 4:40 PM (IST). It will be interesting to see a) Can Mercedes and Red Bull break Ferrari’s winning run b) Can Mercedes maintain their 100% success rate in Russian Grand Prix.