As always, let's start with the result of the previous TMW vote:
MercedesTMW race winner: Bottas (94%)
Hamilton 14 - 5 Bottas
Hamilton 71% - 29% Bottas
The end of 2018 was where Lewis Hamilton really stretched out his advantage over Valtteri Bottas, winning the last five TMW votes and limiting Bottas to a single vote over that period. It meant that 12-4 became 17-4 and the percentage of the vote really grew in Lewis' favour, ending up 71-29. 2019 is already looking like a different story in that respect as the Finn claims his second TMW victory in the last three races. Granted, he was further behind with five races to go, but a strong finish to the year could be carried over into 2020. (Spoiler alert: it will not be carried over to the start of 2020).
FerrariTMW race winner: Leclerc (77%)
Vettel 11 - 8 Leclerc
Vettel 48% - 52% Leclerc
Fresh from seeing his teammate secure the TMW win at Ferrari for 2019 (Charles definitely reads these posts), the Monegasque driver responded by securing his first TMW victory in three races. With two races to go it looks increasingly like Leclerc will secure a larger percentage of the votes across the year despite Seb winning more TMW votes.
Red BullTMW race winner: Verstappen (75%)
Verstappen 3 - 4 Albon
Verstappen 40% - 60% Albon
The first of three 'must win' TMW votes for Max Verstappen, and the first of potentially three TMW wins. He still has a hefty deficit to overcome in percentage terms, and one bad race from the last two could open the door for the consistent Albon to take a surprise TMW victory. But it is still all to play for in this second Red Bull TMW battle of 2019.
RenaultTMW race winner: Ricciardo (94%)
Ricciardo 15 - 4 Hulkenberg
Ricciardo 62% - 38% Hulkenberg
...unlike at Renault where it isn't all to play for. It's now seven TMW wins in a row for Daniel Ricciardo, who is the only driver on the grid to have strung together two separate such runs across the year (Kimi is the next closest with two runs of six TMW wins in a row).
HaasTMW race winner: Magnussen (93%)
Magnussen 14 - 4 Grosjean
Magnussen 65% - 35% Grosjean
It is now nine races since Romain Grosjean's last TMW win, all the way back in Germany. KMag has won seven of the votes since, with the tie in Japan being Grosjean's only vaguely positive TMW result since.
McLarenTMW race winner: Norris (88%)
Sainz 12 - 7 Norris
Sainz 53% - 47% Norris
With the TMW vote settled for the season, Lando Norris is reduced to racing for pride. He did a good job of that in America as he claimed his first TMW win since Singapore, retaining a slim hope of overhauling the smooth Sainz on the percentage side of things before the end of the year.
Racing PointTMW race winner: Perez (88%)
Perez 16 - 3 Stroll
Perez 69% - 31% Stroll
It's getting a bit embarrassing at Racing Point where it is now 16-3 to Sergio Perez, who extends his run of consecutive TMW victories to eight.
Alfa RomeoTMW race winner: Raikkonen (93%)
Raikkonen 16 - 3 Giovinazzi
Raikkonen 83% - 17% Giovinazzi
Also taking a right whooping is Antonio Giovinazzi, who is in an even worse position than Lance Stroll is. After the Italian won back-to-back TMW votes in Italy and Singapore, normal service has been resumed and Kimi has now secured four TMW wins in a row.
Toro RossoTMW race winner: Gasly (93%)
Gasly 4 - 3 Kvyat
Gasly 50% - 50% Kvyat
Has the tide turned at Toro Rosso? It's now three TMW wins in a row for Pierre Gasly who, for the first time in 2019, leads a teammate for the season. As for the 50/50 split of the vote, that is an
exact split, not just a rounded up/down one. Both have received 67 votes so truly are neck-and-neck on that side of things.
WilliamsTMW race winner: Russell (94%)
Russell 17 - 2 Kubica
Russell 85% - 15% Kubica
It's also neck-and-neck at Willi...
no, it really is not. 17-2 to George Russell, and should he win either of the two remaining TMW votes, he'll ensure that he has the most TMW vote wins for 2019.
TMW winners so far:Max Verstappen over Pierre Gasly (12-0, 97%)
Daniil Kvyat over Alex Albon (6-6, 57%)
Kimi Raikkonen over Antonio Giovinazzi
George Russell over Robert Kubica
Lewis Hamilton over Valtteri Bottas
Sergio Perez over Lance Stroll
Daniel Ricciardo over Nico Hulkenberg
Kevin Magnussen over Romain Grosjean
Carlos Sainz over Lando Norris
Sebastian Vettel over Charles Leclerc