The new season of ‘Drive to Survive’ arrives this month and it is packed with more fascinating behind-the-scenes stories from the F1 paddock. Here are a few of the best.
Which drivers had to do the most overtaking in 2019? We count down the biggest climbs through the field this year.
As we prepare to welcome a new year, make sure you didn’t miss out on the pick of our coverage from the 2019 Formula 1 season.
Here’s a handful of our favourite pictures of the 2019 F1 season from the 20,000-plus images published by RaceFans over the last 12 months.
You kept us laughing throughout 2019 with your hilarious responses to our Caption Competitions. Here’s our pick of the best from the last 12 months.
Lewis Hamilton was voted Driver of the Year for the third season in a row by RaceFans readers, but one of his rivals won more Driver of the Weekend polls.
For once, Lewis Hamilton didn’t dominate the fight for pole position, but he still won more than half the races and clinched his sixth world championship with two rounds to go.
Max Verstappen was on top of our driver rankings at mid-season, but couldn’t quite sustain his high standard in the second half of the year, and slips to the number two spot.
Carlos Sainz Jnr was the midfield’s most formidable force throughout 2019, and snatched an unexpected but fully deserved sixth place in the points standings.
Charles Leclerc looked instantly at home in his first season at Ferrari, took more pole positions than anyone and deserved much more than his two victories.
Valtteri Bottas raised his game in 2019 – though perhaps not enough to justify the nickname ‘Bottas 2.0’, nor to beat his title-winning team mate.
Sergio Perez left very few points on the table throughout 2019 – with one significant and costly exception.
Daniel Ricciardo no doubt hoped to be further ahead of the midfield when he signed for Renault, but produced some excellent drives in his first year at the team.
We learned two things about Lando Norris in his debut F1 season: He is very quick, and also incredibly hard on himself when he doesn’t measure up to his exacting standards.
Which statistics reveal the most significant details about the 2019 F1 season? Here are our 20 telling stats, one for each driver.
Kimi Raikkonen’s season was almost the opposite of Pierre Gasly’s, though not to the same extremes, as he slumped in the second half of the year.
Sebastian Vettel led the way at Ferrari over the opening races but did not react well to the rising threat of Charles Leclerc as the season wore on.
Lumbered with Williams’ uncompetitive FW42, George Russell nonetheless demonstrated his talent is one which deserves a much better car.
From his unexpected hiring by Toro Rosso last year, to his shock promotion to Red Bull at mid-season, Alexander Albon’s F1 debut was thoroughly unconventional.
Lewis Hamilton was sent a series of legal demands by Bernie Ecclestone over his use of social media prior to Liberty Media’s takeover of the sport.