British grand Prix F1 2017: Results of the free practice sessions

First official sessions of the Great Britain GP F1 2017. Today have taken place in free practice 1 and 2 that have passed without too many incidents outstanding. The teams have focused on testing aerodynamic, as is the case of Red Bull and other, by mounting sensors to determine the behavior of the flows of the air and see how they work and the developments that have been able to assemble. On the other hand, we have also seen that Ferrari has been the team chosen by the FIA to mount and try the famous shield or a shield that replaces the protections that were implemented last year and tested without being too well seen. Red Bull was the ideologue of this other format that the FIA was in charge of polishing and re-testing to its ultimate entry in 2018.

In terms of performance, the truth is that there has been no surprises. The GP of Great Britain is demanding, it is hard in many ways and their curves represent a challenge for the drivers. Many would be looking forward to testing the new cars with the current regulations in this path that could disappear from the calendar as we reported, although they will negotiate for that not to be so. Your threat more direct is the GP of London, but we’ll see what happens with this. Returning to the performance to say that Mercedes seems to return to be at the forefront once more, with Ferrari close and also Red Bull coming on the heels of the Maranello. Although in favour of the italians to say that they have an advantage for your engine with respect to the energy drinks, at least one turn, then in qualifying as we saw in the last race that Red Bull has an incredible pace…

I don’t know if you’ve heard but the car of Toro Rosso Sainz has brought controversy with an arrangement that made the mechanics in a carbon fiber-repaired with thread and tape american in one of the wheels of the car. The safety inspection of the FIA informed the team that they had to change it because they considered it unsafe. The weird thing is that the team refused, which resulted in a go get in the security delegate of the Russian federation and re-inspect the area to force the team to modify it before you begin to roll or otherwise would not exit the car. Some rumors have come and have told that it is a punishment from Toro Rosso to Carlos Sainz Jr. by wanting to leave to a bigger team, you know the controversy of Horner and others with their statements in the last GP. In the end, what is important is that it has been fixed.

In terms of the other Spanish, our Fernando Alonso, you know that the Spec 3 of the last GP had to replace the Spec 2.5 Honda for a problem in the MGU-H. Now back to riding the Spec 3, and therefore penalized in this race. Fernando will last, but this weekend appeared equally difficult for them and prefer to leave clean sanction the GP of Hungary. This next race is a circuit different from that in which they expect to aspire to more and that is why you have chosen to Silverstone for the penalty. It will be interesting to see here how it behaves, and if finally Honda is still in F1 and what it is capable of doing in your evolution. Many rumors say that if you do not get between 30 and 40CV for their next evolution they would leave F1, something that they themselves have been denied… we will See. Another outrage that has been heard are the negotiations with Ferrari for a McLaren-Ferrari, that doesn’t sound any good… or the rupture of the contract with Sauber for 2018.

Results of the free 1

Position Pilot Time
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’29″106
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’29″184
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’29″604
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’29″942
5 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’30″137
6 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’30″517
7 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’30″895
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’30″993
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1’30″999
10 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 1’31″041
11 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’31″200
12 Esteban Ocon Force India 1’31″210
13 Sergio Perez Force India 1’31″297
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’31″610
15 Lance Stroll Williams 1’31″684
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Haas 1’32″031
17 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1’32″171
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’32″450
19 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1’33″029
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’33″399

Results of the free 2

Position Pilot Time
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’28″496
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’28″543
3 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’28″828
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’28″956
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’29″098
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’29″586
7 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1’29″936
8 Felipe Massa Williams 1’30″006
9 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’30″238
10 Esteban Ocon Force India 1’30″383
11 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’30″555
12 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’30″562
13 Sergio Perez Force India 1’30″624
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’30″661
15 Lance Stroll Williams 1’30″695
16 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 1’30″782
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1’30″835
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’30″879
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’31″616
20 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1’31″929

By the way, among other tale behind we watched the news on the festivities of Hamilton, on the other hand, are no longer a novelty and I don’t think that like the Mercedes. The request of for Alonso to return to Ferrari and the association of the Formula 1 with the company Snap Inc., the owner of the famous platform Snapchat. So Liberty Media thus gets a close-up of the F1 to the digital world and The Internet, in fact the race can be followed by the famous app (through the functionality Discover)… and as they say, is only the first step. For today is all, until tomorrow with free 3 and rating.

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