GP Brazil F1 2017 remains with the truce of the weather, today the classification of dry. We have seen some pilots, like yesterday, had some surprises due to the complicated situation of the track. The track was green and the lack of rubber has meant that many pilots have problems in their laps released. Most without serious consequences, but which itself has been most affected has been Lewis Hamilton, who in the first round, saw it as his qualifying session was finished. The car has gone back and has impacted against the wall, without consequences for him, but the car has been damaged and therefore morning will come back at all. A pity, because that was the clear favorite to make the pole position today. Can you imagine that this happens when the global was not yet defined? In that case you would have put on a platter to Vettel…
on the other hand, we learned today also that McLaren was the only team to deny that the coming year will follow with the fin of a shark in a few meetings that have made all the teams to determine the regulations of the next year. The reason is unknown, but without unanimity will not be shark fin in the coming year, so that the prohibition of the monkey seat and the t-wing, now we also removed the shark fin for the next year of the hand of McLaren. The item helps to hire, but also poses a challenge, as with side winds can be very damaging in the curves. Well, in 2018 will also not be present, we invent computers to supplement these elements that are to be deleted, but in principle we will have cars more clean and simple, though it certainly added elements aerodynamic in other parts to compensate for the absence of these. Will be interesting to see the new look of the cars in the next year.
Well, back to the sessions, say that the free practice 3 have passed without anything very remarkable to point out. Times have been very tight and had just a few thousandths between some times that have been done in FP3. Remember that it is a short circuit and therefore the time together more than in other more long. One of the things striking have been the tires and the state of the track. In free 3 we have seen times almost better than in Q1, and all of the cars opted for the tire more soft while Ferrari did with the more hard for this first stage of the classification. Not all have found big differences between a compound of Pirelli and other, therefore the reason that the vast majority rode the soft already from the beginning instead of using compounds more hard and to reserve the more soft just for the end.
In terms of the Spanish pilots, to say that Fernando Alonso has been able to do a very good time running today 7, and that I hope that tomorrow will be transform in points and does not happen as usual, by differences of power are finally straggled up to the back and finally finished out of the points or in the worst cases, retiring with mechanical problems. On the other hand Carlos Sainz is still very well in the Renault, and today it has been included also in Q3 among the Top10 to finish one-tenth of his team mate. Carlos has been positioned 9th and his teammate Hülkenberg has been 8th. We will see tomorrow what they can do both pilots, and if they finish well in the points.
Results of the free 3
|5||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’10″224|
|7||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’10″322|
|8||Esteban Ocon||Force India||1’10″357|
|9||Max Verstappen||Red Bul||1’10″495|
|16||Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso||1’10″981|
|17||Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso||1’11″085|
Results of the classification
|4||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’08″925|
|5||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’09″330|
|6||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’09″598|
|11||Esteban Ocon||Force India||1’10″860|
|15||Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso||1’10″625|
|17||Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso||1’10″686|
incidentally, as a final reflection, to say that Charles, Max, Stephen, Stoffel, and even the pilots Toro Rosso are doing well, but Lance Stroll continues in lifting his head and again today it has been 1 second of Massa… perhaps problems to adapt to the car, but I hope that the next year will go better or it could be the new Jolyon Palmer, and knowing that Paul Di Resta and Robert Kubica are in the orbit of Williams. Given the positions of Carlos and Alonso not if you want rain or not, psince if the output is more chaotic could be you touch and leave them out of the game. So hopefully it will be more quiet, and finally, both can score points, the more the better. Although on second thought… a bit of rain and the action would never come wrong to the audience. Don’t you think? We said goodbye until tomorrow, we will bring the results and the summary of the race. A cordial greeting!
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