The 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship is an ongoing motor racing championship for Formula One cars which marks the 70th running of the Formula One World Championship. It is recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Starting in March and ending in December, the championship is being contested over 21 Grands Prix. Drivers are competing for the title of World Drivers’ Champion, and teams for the World Constructors’ Champion. The 2019 championship also saw the running of the 1000th World Championship race, which was held in China.
Lewis Hamilton is the defending World Drivers’ Champion, after winning his fifth championship title in the previous season, and Mercedes are the defending World Constructors’ Champion, after winning their fifth consecutive championship in 2018.