GP Austria: The x-ray: as well faced the riders the race in Austria

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The first day was marked by rain for the second session, which prevented crews from completing the work programme that had marked. In any case, many took the opportunity to work on wet, in anticipation that the rain would recur in qualifying or in the race. graining, the renewed asphalt and the new pianos had their prominence. The first powered by the high pressures required by Pirelli and, in regard to the track, for the increase of speed that has caused.

The day of Saturday was fast-paced from the same session of free practice, with the accident of Nico Rosberg as the main point-of-care. However, the German was able to take part in the qualifying, although he faced a penalty of five places on the grid because the gearbox was damaged and his mechanics had to change it.

In the classification, Perez and Kvyat suffered the breakage of the suspension and Sainz engine. In addition, the rain appeared before of the Q3, resulting in the track is outside drying on and, after a first attempt with intermediates, the pilots could get the dry tires.

below, we review a pilot to pilot the highlight of your weekend.

Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton

Friday: was Able to prove the compound ultrablando after the rain. There is a lot of room for improvement.

Saturday: it costs Him to adapt to this circuit, which requires a way to curb that is not used. In the race will come out with ultrablando, so, expect the temperature to decrease.

Nico Rosberg

Friday: Much graining, but the new asphalt has promoted the virtues of the car.

Saturday: didn’t get a perfect lap and has to face a penalty of five places on the grid. You will leave with ultrablandos.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
HAM 1:07.730 (2nd) 1:07.986 (2nd) 33+19 1:07.308 (3rd) 20 1:06.947 (3rd) 1:06.228 (1) 1:07.922 (1)
ROS 1:07.373 (1) 1:07.967 (1) 36+25 1:10.959 (22nd) 16 1:06.516 (1) 1:06.443 (2nd) 1:08.465 (2º)

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Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel

Friday: A problem with the dealer braking did suffer a spin. Penalty of five places on the grid for replacement of gearbox.

Saturday: I Expected the track was more wet on the last lap, was too conservative. Faces a penalty of five squares. You will leave with superblandos.

Kimi Räikkönen

Friday: Good feeling with the car, although the rain prevented to draw too many conclusions.

Saturday: The car worked very well in the dry and, in the final phase of Q3, he regretted not to have taken all the car’s potential. You will leave with superblandos.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
VET 1:08.022 (3rd) 1:08.589 (4th) 28+25 1:07.098 (1) 20 1:06.761 (2nd) 1:06.662 (3rd) 1:09.781 (4th)
RAI 1:08.222 (4th) 1:08.820 (8th) 30+23 1:07.234 (2nd) 26 1:07.240 (6th) 1:06.940 (7th) 1:09.901 (6th)

Williams

Valtteri Bottas

Friday: Worked on wet in anticipation of the rain to appear again over the weekend.

Saturday: a Lot of trouble getting temperature, both with intermediate as with the dry tires.

Felipe Massa

Friday: The track has gained grip and pianos allow you to attack much more the curves.

Saturday: Was the first to start the last lap, so we found the track less dry than the last few cars.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
BOT 1:08.998 (10th) 1:08.941 (9th) 40+24 1:07.814 (6th) 23 1:07.148 (5th) 1:06.911 (6th) 1:10.440 (8th)
MORE 1:08.824 (7th) 1:09.184 (12th) 39+17 1:07.831 (7th) 27 1:07.419 (8th) 1:07.145 (8th) 1:11.977 (10th)

Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo

Friday: Very comfortable from the first lap, something that has not happened previously in this circuit.

Saturday: Came too late to put the dry tyres in Q3, so that he could only do a quick lap with slicks. You will leave with superblandos.

Max Verstappen

Friday: Broke the front wing and the suspension with one of the highlights behind the piano, losing a lot of time in the first session and part of the second.

Saturday: he Believes the accident Kvyat gives the reason of their complaints of the pianos. Was the first to make his last lap. Will come out with superblandos.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
RIC 1:08.528 (5th) 1:08.649 (5th) 34+30 1:07.639 (4th) 22 1:07.500 (9th) 1:06.840 (4th) 1:09.980 (7th)
SEE 1:08.962 (8th) 1:08.761 (7th) 21+20 1:07.761 (5th) 22 1:07.131 (4th) 1:06.866 (5th) 1:11.153 (9th)

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Force India

Sergio Perez

Friday: Gave his car to Alfonso Celis in the first session and the rain prevented him to complete the programme in the second.

Saturday: Broke the suspension in Q1 and, even though it marked a good time to get into Q2, he could not go out on the track.

Nico Hülkenberg

Friday: Very happy with the car, which was very fast despite having room for improvement with the balance.

Saturday: felt very comfortable with the asphalt so complicated to interpret. Was investigated to improve their times with a yellow flag, but the telemetry showed that it had risen in spite of everything and will go second.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
PER 1:09.226 (14th) 32 1:08.442 (11th) 25 1:07.657 (13º)
HUL 1:09.280 (12th) 1:08.580 (3rd) 42+28 1:08.285 (8th) 23 1:07.385 (7th) 1:07.257 (9th) 1:09.285 (3rd)

Renault

Kevin Magnussen

Friday: Great progress with the car. Have improved traction, braking and grip in general. Also more stable in fast corners.

Saturday: Made a mistake in the last curve and the time does not reflect what the car can offer.

Jolyon Palmer

Friday: Very pleased with the general improvement of the car, even in wet conditions.

Saturday: The car had the pace to get into Q2, but the yellow flags the red and prevented him from achieving this.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
MAG 1:09.707 (15th) 1:09.525 (15th) 23+19 1:08.569 (15th) 31 1:07.941 (17º)
PAL 1:09.851 (17th) 1:10.020 (16th) 28+23 1:08.939 (17th) 27 1:07.965 (18th)

Toro Rosso

Daniil Kvyat

Friday: Satisfied with the day.

Saturday: Broke the rear suspension right after you go past on the penultimate curve and slam on the speed bumps yellow.

Carlos Sainz

Friday: Andl car is very easy to drive, the tires work well with the new asphalt.

Saturday: After breaking the engine in free practice 3, the team changed it in time to take part in the classification, but the second one also broke at the start of Q2.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
KVY 1:08.990 (9th) 1:09.207 (13th) 32+26 1:08.786 (16th) 32 1:08.409 (20º)
SAI 1:08.803 (6th) 1:08.713 (6th) 33+32 1:09.008 (18th) 11 1:07.618 (11º)

Sauber

Marcus Ericsson

Friday: Need to roll a lot more to improve the car.

Saturday: With their second game of ultrablandos, the first round was mediocre and, in the second, it appeared the red flag.

Felipe Nasr

Friday: Rolled with the engine reserved for free, with a lot of mileage over. Happy with the balance and a lot of work with the tires.

Saturday: had No grip whatsoever with ultrablandos and put superblandos to try to be faster. It was so, but not enough.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
ERI 1:09.929 (18th) 1:10.140 (19th) 34+19 1:09.137 (20th) 25 1:08.418 (21º)
NAS 1:10.314 (20th) 1:10.444 (21st) 26+22 1:09.557 (21st) 20 1:08.521 (22º)

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McLaren

Fernando Alonso

Friday: The asphalt is very smooth and allows you to squeeze the grip that the car is able to give.

Saturday: placed ultrablandos used by mistake in the first attempt of Q2 and, when the changed to make a second attempt, came the yellow flags and the rain.

Jenson Button

Friday: it Will be difficult to get into Q3, still not sure what tire is best on dry.

Saturday: moved like a fish in water in the unstable conditions of the Q3.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
ALO 1:09.567 (14th) 1:09.075 (11th) 29+26 1:08.327 (10th) 17 1:07.671 (16th) 1:08.154 (14th)
BUT 1:09.365 (13th) 1:08.994 (10th) 30+30 1:08.304 (9th) 19 1:07.563 (12th) 1:07.572 (10th) 1:09.900 (5th)

Manor

Pascal Wehrlein

Friday: didn’t have time to make a batch with ultrablandos.

Saturday: No problems with tyre temperatures, marked his time in Q2 with superblandos. In his second attempt with ultrablandos, came the rain. Think that might have been in Q3.

Rio Haryanto

Friday: The changes made during the first session were positive, but destroyed a set of tyres after making a spinning top. He was able to use the ultrablandos at the end of the second, but the yellow flag for the spun off from Vettel kept him from the end of the lap.

Saturday: His first attempt was not good for the traffic and, when she went for the second, flags prevented him from improving.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
WEH 1:09.775 (16th) 1:10.034 (17th) 33+20 1:08.534 (13th) 29 1:07.565 (10th) 1:07.700 (12th)
HAR 1:10.493 (21st) 1:11.328 (22nd) 20+25 1:09.116 (19th) 28 1:08.362 (19º)

Haas

Romain Grosjean

Friday: In the first session, he spun to avoid Lewis Hamilton, who was standing on the track for the same reason. Worked a lot in a long run and weight to try to avoid the graining.

Saturday: Lost control of the rear at turn 6, going out to the gravel and damaging the floor of the car. Then came the rain.

Esteban Gutierrez

Friday: Double electronic problem in each of the sessions.

Saturday: he was Not comfortable with the tyres in free practice, but ended up completing the best qualifying of the year.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
GRO 1:09.078 (11th) 1:10.400 (20th) 34+31 1:08.550 (14th) 21 1:07.662 (15th) 1:07.850 (13th)
GUT 1:10.110 (19th) 1:10.138 (18th) 19+16 1:08.475 (12th) 22 1:07.660 (14th) 1:07.578 (11th)

The decisions of the commissioners

  • Marcus Ericsson is sanctioned with a reprimand for crossing the line of entrance to the pits.
  • Kimi Räikkönen is punished with 200 euros for exceeding the speed limit in the pit-lane at 1.4 km/h.
  • Rio Haryanto is sanctioned with a reprimand for leaving the track and back in a dangerous way.
  • Pascal Wehrein is sanctioned with a reprimand for not respecting the time delta for a period of Safety Car virtual.
  • Felipe Nasr is punished with 200 euros for exceeding the speed limit in the pit-lane 1.8 km/h.
  • Sebastian Vettel is punished with five squares on the grid to replace the gearbox before the end of the cycle of six consecutive races.
  • Jenson Button is charged with 400€ for exceeding the speed limit in the pit-lane at 3.7 km/h.
  • Nico Rosberg is punished with five squares on the grid to replace the gearbox before the end of the cycle of six consecutive races.
  • Jolyon Palmer is punished with three squares on the grid and two points on your license for ignoring the yellow flags.
  • Felipe Nasr is punished with three squares on the grid and two points on your license for ignoring the yellow flags.
  • Rio Haryanto is punished with three squares on the grid and two points on your license for ignoring the yellow flags.

The tyres available for the race

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