Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes dominated the final race of 2019, while two of the season’s other stars scrapped over second place.
Mercedes threw everything at Red Bull in their attempt to get Lewis Hamilton ahead of Max Verstappen and came up short. But for Ferrari, Brazil was an abject disaster.
Valtteri Bottas turned in one of his best performances of the season but it wasn’t enough to stop Lewis Hamilton clinching his sixth title.
It’s not often the team with the third-fastest car in qualifying wins the race. Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton managed it in Mexico – and virtually guaranteed his sixth world title.
Valtteri Bottas took his third win of 2019 on Sunday but he is unlikely to stop Lewis Hamilton from getting his hands on the championship.
Sebastian Vettel’s repeated refusal to follow orders wrecked Ferrari’s attempt to stage-manage the Russian Grand Prix – then a power unit failure handed victory to Lewis Hamilton.
Ferrari came first in the Singapore Grand Prix after Charles Leclerc was surprised by his team’s strategy for Sebastian Vettel.
Charles Leclerc established himself as Ferrari’s new hero and eclipsed team mate Sebastian Vettel with a rousing defeat of the Mercedes drivers at Monza.
Charles Leclerc breakthrough victory in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix should have been an occasion of great joy. But the terrible events of the previous 24 hours made that impossible.
A Lewis Hamilton ‘Hammertime’ charge paved the way for a last-gasp pass on Max Verstappen which earned earned the Mercedes driver his eighth win of the year.
Ever-changing conditions made the German Grand Prix a lottery. Max Verstappen emerged from the carnage to give Red Bull-Honda their second win in three races.
Lewis Hamilton won his home race for a record-breaking sixth time but if the outcome was predictable the race itself was anything but.
The Austrian Grand Prix banished memories of the tedious race which preceded it. However 82 minutes of action was followed by a 194-minute wait to learn who won.
After dominating a soporific French Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton swung the spotlight on why years of rules changes have failed to create exiting races.
A hue and cry went up after a five-second penalty cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix to Lewis Hamilton, following another error under pressure by the Ferrari driver.
Mercedes did not score another one-two in the Monaco Grand Prix – but the late Niki Lauda did, courtesy of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.
Mercedes’ crushing supremacy in Spain shows the 2019 championship fight is likely to be between two drivers: Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
On lap seven of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix it became clear just how seriously Charles Leclerc damaged Ferrari’s chances of winning with his crash in qualifying.
“People remember exciting races a lot more than anniversaries” said Sebastian Vettel after the 1,000th championship race. Will anyone other than Lewis Hamilton care to remember this one?
Lewis Hamilton was full of praise for Charles Leclerc after being handed victory in Bahrain by the Ferrari driver’ misfortune.