The opening pre-season test suggested that Ferrari might have the quickest car on the 2019 grid – and according to our poll of F1 fans, they have the best looking machine too.
We asked fans to pick their favourite livery from the class of 2019, and Ferrari took the spoils with 22% of the 50,000+ who voted plumping for the Scuderia’s new ‘matte-and-black’ paintjob.
Haas’s new-for-2019 black-and-gold look also got the thumbs-up from fans, tying for second place in the poll with Alfa Romeo’s updated red-and-white livery.
The full results are shown below...
2019 Drivers Standings
|1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes||250|
|2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes||188|
|3 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing||181|
|4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari||156|
|5 Charles Leclerc Ferrari||132|
|6 Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing||63|
|7 Carlos Sainz McLaren||58|
|8 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing||31|
|9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso||27|
|10 Lando Norris McLaren||24|
|11 Daniel Ricciardo Renault||22|
|12 Lance Stroll Racing Point||18|
|13 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team||18|
|14 Nico Hulkenberg Renault||17|
|15 Alexander Albon Toro Rosso||16|
|16 Sergio Perez Racing Point||13|
|17 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team||8|
|18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing||1|
|19 Robert Kubica Williams||1|
|20 George Russell Williams|
2019 Driver Details
|Lewis Hamilton||Few drivers have entered Formula 1 racing with as big a bang as Lewis Hamilton, whose sensational maiden season in 2007 - in which he lost out on the world championship by a single point - remains one of the most remarkable rookie campaigns in history.|
|Sebastian Vettel||A tour de force as he swept to four straight world championship crowns and countless Formula 1 records, Sebastian Vettel’s relentless hunger for victory, as much as his outstanding talent, secure his place as one of the sport’s greats.|
|Charles Leclerc||He may be a rookie on the 2018 grid, but Charles Leclerc’s single-seater credentials are impressive. GP3 champion in 2016; F2 champion in 2017; Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) member; F1 testing experience with Ferrari; and F1 practice outings with both Haas and Sauber.Born on October 16, 1997, Leclerc is barely into his twenties, so it’s fair to say he looks to be firmly on the fast track to success. Hailing from Monaco, he was inevitably exposed to F1 at a young age, especially as his late father Herve was also a racing driver, who did well in F3 back in the Nineties.On top of that his best friend since childhood was the late Jules Bianchi, also an FDA member, and it was at the kart track belonging to Jules’ father Philippe that Leclerc first got behind the wheel, when he wasn’t even five years old.He made the step up to single-seaters in 2014 with a campaign in the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps series. Success came quickly, with two wins in his first year as well as three podiums from six outings in the more competitive Formula Renault 2.0 Euro series.|