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The 20 Formula 1 drivers completed 420 individual races across the 21 grands prix of the 2019 season. Many were memorable and many were decidedly not, but here are the five best Motorsport.com has picked from F1's joint-longest (with '16 and '18) season
Sebastian Vettel gave on honest assessment that he "must do better" in the 2020 Formula 1 season. These aren't the words of a driver about to give up, as some have suggested, and there are other signs that he is determined to recover his best form
Mercedes ended the F1 season with a flourish and, though Lewis Hamilton might have longed for more battles in Abu Dhabi, a crushing victory at the end of an open second half of 2019 was a timely reminder of the potency of F1's dominant combination
Valtteri Bottas set the pace in the second Formula 1 free practice session ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, although his evening was marred by a collision with Romain Grosjean.
Pierre Gasly is almost unrecognisable from the driver who left Red Bull no choice but to demote him. While his response to that has been outstanding, he must do more if he is to fulfil the promise his talent offers
Max Verstappen claimed his second Formula 1 pole position in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Amid the undercurrent of accusations over its engine and after a lacklustre weekend last time out in America, Ferrari showed revitalised form in practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix. But can it capitalise on its single-lap pace to beat Mercedes?
Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari one-two in the second Formula 1 second free practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton sealed his sixth Formula 1 world championship in style, to well and truly enter the greatest of all time debate. He was beaten on the day by his teammate, though, who turned in his best grand-prix winning performance to date
Valtteri Bottas claimed his fifth pole position of the 2019 Formula 1 season in qualifying for the United States Grand Prix at Austin.
There were a lot of reasons why Lewis Hamilton shouldn't have won the Mexican Grand Prix, but he did. How much of it was down to others leaving the door open and how much due to his and Mercedes' performance?
Max Verstappen secured pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix as the session was red-flagged after Valtteri Bottas crashed hard.
Formula 1's push for three reverse-grid races in 2020 hit the buffers when the teams rejected the idea. By delaying the latest change to improve the racing spectacle, self-interested teams have proved they fear change
Sebastian Vettel's form has no doubt improved, but it's clear Ferrari's 2019 Formula 1 car doesn't suit his style. One fellow world champion can relate to that - an example that proves just one characteristic is the difference between the great and the good
Many Formula 1 teams throw resources at young talent in the hope of discovering the next superstar. But their strike rate is poor for a reason.
The Russian Grand Prix weekend was supposed to prove just how much Ferrari had improved its SF90. But while its speed was impressive, Ferrari struggled to control its drivers during a race that got away from it
Charles Leclerc claimed his and Ferrari's fourth consecutive Formula 1 pole position in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen topped the second Formula 1 free practice session ahead of the Russian Grand Prix.
If Sebastian Vettel had produced the qualifying lap he was truly capable of in Singapore, he wouldn't have been in the right place to capitalise on the unique race circumstances that allowed him to show the world his capabilities again
Charles Leclerc claimed a surprise third consecutive Formula 1 pole position after outpacing Lewis Hamilton by 0.191s.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen topped the opening Formula 1 free practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, while Valtteri Bottas caused a red flag by crashing his Mercedes.
Sebastian Vettel was once seen as the saviour of Ferrari in its post-Fernando Alonso era, but after a run of errors, Charles Leclerc is fast overtaking Vettel in the pecking order. Is the Ferrari dream now over?
Fending off Michael Schumacher for a whole race at Imola in 2005 cemented Fernando Alonso's claim to F1 greatness. The way Charles Leclerc resisted Mercedes' Monza attacks was Ferrari's new star's equivalent
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc claimed pole position after a farcical climax to qualifying for Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix.
Charles Leclerc set the pace in the rain-affected second Formula 1 free practice session for the Italian Grand Prix.
After squandering a host of opportunities so far in 2019, Ferrari finally broke its Formula 1 win duck in Belgium. What’s more, by claiming his first career grand prix victory Charles Leclerc might have established himself as the Scuderia’s top dog.
Charles Leclerc headed a Ferrari one-two in the second Formula 1 free practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix, comfortably ahead of Sebastian Vettel.