Bahrain grand Prix F1 2018: Results of the free practice sessions

Begin the first free practice sessions of the GP Bahrain F1 2018 with some interesting things that have left us these tests. For example, we have seen in free practice 1 how many equipment improvements have been introduced, some more than others, as is the case of McLaren, who have brought a new wing in the form of a double T in the position where once stood the monkey seat, some small changes in other areas of the car and also some new aerodynamic profiles in the pontoons in a first pack of improvements that will come here, in China, and then finally culminating with the new nose in Spain…

In the free 1 the worst face has been Red Bull, with problems on both cars, the worst in the car of Verstappen that we have seen how he could not shoot because he stood to lack of a few meters to the entrance of the pit. There they could not get the mechanics to return the car to the garage, by what we have seen to Max by pushing the car with the help of some commissioners to exceed the line of the paddock that would allow the mechanics to take the car and operate on him. In contrast, in the second session have been able to roll it up and it seems that after Ferrari and Mercedes, the energy drinks are going very well.

In relation to Renault engines and Honda, here it seems that will suffer. The first do not have a good top speed for those long straights and we will see if the heat and the conditions here does not affect the reliability. In terms of the seconds, nor do they have great power and reliability already failed in the GP of Australia’s changing here some mechanical units with only one race contested. A scenario basante lousy. But not all has been bad news, we’ve seen a Toro Rosso very high up in the table of times in free 1, although we do not know the conditions in which it has given that turn, but without a doubt, a great surprise.

By the way, the topic of the illegality of Haas seems to have been settled by the FIA, which has declared the practices that you bring between hands Ferrari and Haas as legal. Well,… the truth is surprising, because if we remember in the past, Toro Rosso was a Red Bull B with the same chassis that you are getting the updates with a little bit of delay with respect To a and declared it illegal, forcing Red Bull to sort out their structures. Now it seems that it has applied the same law for Haas, although maybe it’s because the cars that “inherit” in design are those of the previous year. We’ll see what we get this season with this strategy…but of course that Dallara is not the culprit of the good performance as the team’s Haas commented. And if you don’t tell that to HRT chassis Dallara…

Results of free 1:

#8211; #8211;
Position Pilot Time
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’31″060
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’31″364
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1’31″458
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’31″470
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’32″272
6 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’32″516
7 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1’32″779
8 Carlos Sainz Renault 1’32″885
9 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1’32″971
10 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1’33″104
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1’33″223
12 Charles Leclerc Sauber 1″33″278
13 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1’33″364
14 Lance Stroll Williams 1’33″379
15 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1’33″467
16 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1’33″479
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’33″508
18 Sergio Perez Force India 1’33″662
19 Esteban Ocon Force India 1’33″794
20 Max Verstappen Red Bull Without time

Results of free 2:

#8211; #8211;
Position Pilot Time
1 Kimi Räikkonen Ferrari 1’29″817
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’29″828
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’30″380
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’30″472
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’30″745
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’32″751
7 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1’31″220
8 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1’31″232
9 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1’31″282
10 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1’31″442
11 Roman Grosjean Haas 1’31″591
12 Carlos Sainz Renault 1’31″601
13 Esteban Ocon Force India 1’31″809
14 Sergio Perez Force India 1’31″868
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1’31″969
16 Charles Leclerc Sauber 1’32″372
17 Lance Stroll Williams 1’32″382
18 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1’32″474
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’32″733
20 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1’32″908

In terms of the Spanish, it seems that the sessions did not have gone wrong, have good times coming in the Top10, and we will see how it gives them the classification tomorrow. But make the time you do, the classification for the engine Renault of Alonso and Sainz will be complicated with the metres of additional DRS who have put couple afomentar adelantameintos and the long straights here. So it will be a race to the defense. By the way, I have not spoken of another sorpesas of the session, Force India, who have been very back and have problems with his car this year. I have already said that the car of 2018 seemed like a copy exácta 2017 with a halo, no new developments are apparent and this could pay with what they did well last season…).

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