Your votes have placed the German Grand Prix as the best race of the 2019 Formula 1 season, and the best since our race rankings began in 2016.
The German Grand Prix, won by Max Verstappen, topped the popularity list in our post-race Twitter polls for 2019. Held in wet conditions, the chaotic race is memorable for multiple drivers crashing out, a surprise podium finish for Daniil Kvyat and Toro Rosso, and a fightback for Sebastian Vettel from last on the grid to second place. The race, which was the last at Hockenheim for the foreseeable future, received a 97% overall positive rating, with 90% giving it the best possible rating. With the result, the 2019 German Grand Prix usurped the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix as being voted the best race of the last four seasons.
The 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix, in which both Pierre Gasly and Carlos Sainz scored their first podium finishes, was the rather distant runner-up. The Interlagos race received a 77% great rating, with 95% of you rating it positive overall. Austria was a close third. All of this year’s top three races were won by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
At the other end of the table, the French Grand Prix was ranked the worst race this year, and last of the 83 races held in the past four seasons. Formula 1’s 1000th race, in China, also failed to impress.
All three of this year’s top three races went straight into the top five races from the last four seasons. The 2019 British and Bahrain Grands Prix also reached the top ten. The full results from the last four seasons can be found here.
THE FULL 2019 RESULT:
|PLACE||RACE||% GREAT||% GOOD||% AVERAGE||% BAD||VOTES|
TOP 20 RACES SINCE THE START OF 2016:
|Place||Race||% Great||% Good||% Average||% Bad||Votes||% Pos||% Neg|
|5||GREAT BRITAIN 2018||72||22||4||2||484||94||6|
|9||GREAT BRITAIN 2019||64||27||7||2||695||91||9|
After graduating from the University of Hull in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky Haldenby, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. Now in its fifth season, the blog has become a firm fan-favourite, delving deep into the sport’s history books and lifting the cover on unusual F1 statistics. Nicky also writes at F1Destinations and GPDestinations. In 2017 and 2018, he wrote for Badger GP. Nicky is also the host of the F1 Rewind Podcast and can be heard as the resident stats man on the 2 Soft Compounds Podcast.