GP Bahrain F1 2017: Results of classification

Bottas en el GP de Bahrein 2017

Starts Saturday, GP Bahrain with the sessions of free practice 3 and qualifying, a classification in which the poleman has changed, but the pole stays in the dominant force, Mercedes. Valtteri Bottas has been the one who has snatched the first position to his team-mate, so Hamilton will have to settle with runner-up. The third in discord remains Sebastian Vettel, who has driven a Ferrari with so many improvements introduced by the of Maranello in this GP, as the flat bottom, rear wing, y-wing front, but even that has been enough to remove the post to the German firm.

By the way, Red Bull have given the alarm and have asked the FIA research on the legality of the Ferrari, as the background and other elements of the vehicle flexan too much at high speeds, something that in principle is prohibited. It is paradoxical that they are the same that some years ago with Vettel at the wheel introduced improvements on the edge of legality, and some outside of it, such as spoilers, flexible, funds, etc, well, we will wait to see what rules the FIA and if Ferrari should go back with their improvements, or simply left as they are and Red Bull have to get along on the track to overtake Ferrari and not in the offices.

Alonso GP de Bahrein 2017

In terms of the free practice session 3, there’s not much to say, all have been testing for qualifying and race. A classification in which there has been problems for our. Many equipment improvements have been made in this race, of course, to the part of the Ferrari, it seems that more improvements has introduced, also other teams like McLaren, Red Bull, etc, have brought new parts that have been tested with paraffin-as we said yesterday. Makes debut also for the 3D printer that Woking will bring all the circuits from now, but I’m still not sure of the parts that have been manufactured for this race.

What is certain is that the pilots of McLaren have returned to praise the chassis, saying that it is far from the best of the grill if not the best. Another wake-up call to Honda should put the batteries and it already seems that you have thought to test their new engine on the test this coming week on the circuit of Bahrain, a motor that has been known to have improvements in the intake to improve intake and also to cancel out the vibrations. But it seems that Canada will not give you more power… In the end, power and reliability is what today also we missed out on Fernando, but neither has rid itself of the problems Carlos Sainz, so it’s a shame the truth.

Results of the free practice 3

Position Pilot Time
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’32″194
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’32″304
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’32″750
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’32″754
5 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’32″785
6 Felipe Massa Williams 1’32″801
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’32″809
8 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1’32″933
9 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’33″604
10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’33″744
11 Sergio Perez Force India 1’33″916
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’33″922
13 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1’33″947
14 Lance Stroll Williams 1’33″965
15 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 1’34″027
16 Esteban Ocon Force India 1’34″064
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1’34″198
18 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’34″205
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’34″268
20 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’34″417

Results of the classification

Position Pilot Time
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’28″769
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’28″792
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’29″247
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’29″545
5 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’29″567
6 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’29″687
7 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1’29″842
8 Felipe Massa Williams 1’30″074
9 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’30″763
10 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’31″074
11 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’30″923
12 Lance Stroll Williams 1’31″168
13 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1’31″414
14 Esteban Ocon Force India 1’31″684
15 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’32″054
16 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’32″118
17 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 1’32″313
18 Sergio Perez Force India 1’32″318
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’32″543
20 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1’32″900

Morning expect a tough race for the two spaniards, but sure that, despite this, it will be interesting. We’ll see if Hamilton gets to first ahead of Bottas or if the finlandes remains in the first position and achieved his first victory with his new team. I hope they do not touch each other and end up both out of track and the start of the problems of tension between the two as those seen between Hamilton and Rosberg. Also we will see if Vettel manages to get close to the Mercedes or ahead of them as he did in Australia, and if Kimi returns to make another run of depressing after the touch of attention of Sergio…