Begins on Saturday in the GP Bahrain F1 2018, night falls over the circuit and the lights come up to reveal one of the most beautiful race of the season for that espetacularidad that sum the night. And who has also shone in the night have been the two Ferrari. Ferrari has monopolized the first line in this circuit, with Vettel on pole followed by Kimi. With Bottas and Hamilton right behind, and with the help of the penalty of 5 positions, Hamilton to change the gearbox. So that has been interesting surprises in this session.
In terms of the rest, the following in discord returned to the Red Bull, with Daniel Ricciardo always there, while Max Verstappen, following the problems of the sessions free of yesterday with the mechanics of the car, today has returned to have another problem, but this time by their own merit. He has made a mistake and gone against the barriers, destroying the nose and also the suspension/steering and without power to go to the next sessions of the classification. Bad news for the team of energy drinks which, incidentally, is considering having Honda engines for next season depending on what you do with the affiliate team Toro Rosso… why Do I say this?
because both drivers have shown to be very competitive in the different sessions free this weekend, on a circuit that we remember that has long straights and you need power to deal with them. The funny thing is that those times were enough to get inside the Top10 not have been a mirage and have continued to be competitive in the classification, especially with Gasly who has gotten into Q3 against all odds. Honda changed some parts with updates that will help to reduce the vibrations, thus achieving more reliability and therefore also more power is released without having problems. If this break is confirmed in future circuits, probably at McLaren are arrepintiéndo of the change to Renault and Red Bull are rubbing their hands at having a manufacturer of motors “own”.
So there’s that applaud Honda and Toro Rosso for this result and recognize that they have done a good job. Just lack to confirm that they continue that slope in the next few GPs, but if you really improve as well, the japanese have done a great job. In terms of our, so to say that Renault is another of less, and pleasant surprises of this season with a car that has gotten into the Top10 and being the next team after Red Bull for what we are seeing. Haas has been competitive here too, but we’ll see how they develop the car during the season. Returning to Renault, good performance of Hülkenberg and Sainz, who have been able to be in Q3 with times more that decent.
Results of the free 3
|2||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’30″393|
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’30″452|
|9||Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso||1’31″438|
|11||Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso||1’31″460|
|13||Esteban Ocon||Force India||1’31″554|
|14||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’31″564|
Results of the classification
|5||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’28″398|
|6||Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso||1’29″329|
|9||Esteban Ocon||Force India||1’29″874|
|11||Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso||1’30″105|
|12||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’30″156|
|15||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’29″374**|
*Hamilton penalty 5 positions / **Verstappen crashed
Well, in terms of the McLaren, as we know, has not been confirmed the good performance of Australia. If it is true that their race times are better than those of classification to a turn, and that Bahrain is likely to be the worst circuits for them, but that is not an excuse. Had raised to introduce here part of the improvements delayed that should have been in Australia, and many others, will go to China to complete the package in Spain with the new morro. But certainly those tenths that I have earned have not been seen in the classification and have been left out of the Q3. I hope that it is just a letdown spot in this pista and see if when you complete the aerodynamic package and refinement integration with the Renault engine does not have to walk with a basis aerodynamic that they have to walk readjusting to balance it for the parts that are missing… I Want to believe that!
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