Gran Premio de Mexico 2015: Results of the free practice sessions

GP de México 2015 Force IndiaBecomes the mythical layout of the circuit Hermanos Rodriguez to give shelter to a Formula 1 race, and host the GP of Mexico 2015. After years, the layout has been remodeled and smoothed to remove the camber and make it more secure, but also less exciting. Although the characteristics of the asphalt seems to give you the excitement that is missing with an asphalt very oily and slippery. Against are the stewards of the track, which seem to be very quick in doing its work.

The track was a little wet, nothing to do with the Us GP, but the cars have had outputs of track, spinning tops, and problems to maintain the lines. , Many riders have complained of going as ice and the choice of Pirelli’s tyres so conservative and hard it seems that does not make things easier. In the race it could make a single stop if the weather is too changeable and it runs dry, since it could be raining during this weekend.

Carlos Sainz y Verstappen en Toro RossoSome, like Verstappen started the weekend very well, placing first in the time table of the free 1, but after missing a curve, but has crashed his car against the barriers at the final corner in the first laps of the free 2. Others such as McLaren have started with the wrong foot: Alonso has changed his engine for the problems experienced in Austin and will not be penalized for his 11th change of engine. His teammate, Button, hands down record penalty for putting a new engine in the free and other to run in qualifying and race, the two power units will cost 50 jobs on the grid.

Rosberg has not started well, when your rear brakes have been burnt down during the free. And we’ll see if the reliability does not become an added problem for the bikers in this circuit is so high (>2000m), the more heightened in the air, but the Turbo does not escape this problem, since they can choose to work at higher engine speeds to compensate for the losses due to the altitude or to choose not to risk in terms of reliability and work at lower revs. We will be watching to see how they behave the Turbo in this circuit that needs big power for the long straights in which they have appeared speeds of more than 360 km/h.

Results of the free 1

Position Pilot Time
1 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1’25″990
2 Daniel Kvyat Red Bull 1’26″295
3 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’26″295
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’26″886
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’27″185
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’27″196
7 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’27″303
8 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’27″410
9 Sergio Perez Force India 1’27″581
10 Felipe Massa Williams 1’27″695
11 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’27″723
12 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’28″498
13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1’28″559
14 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1’28″579
15 Jolyon Palmer Lotus 1’28″711
16 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’29″099
17 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1’30″072
18 Alexander Rossi Manor 1’30″619
19 Jenson Button McLaren 1’32″091
20 Will Stevens Manor 1’32″866

Results of the free 1

Position Pilot Time
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’21″531
2 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull 1’21″776
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’21″868
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’21″961
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’21″984
6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’22″399
7 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’22″721
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1’22″993
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1’23″289
10 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’23″290
11 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1’23″363
12 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’23″364
13 Felipe Nars Sauber 1’23″430
14 Sergio Perez Force India 1’23″597
15 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1’23″614
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’24″533
17 Jenson Button McLaren 1’24″610
18 Alexander Rossi Manor 1’25″940
19 Will Stevens Manor 1’26″968
20 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso Without time

Remember that Alonso will have a penalty of 15 positions in the grill for a change of the ICE and the Button 50, so that it is very likely that both McLaren leave for last if the other computer does not have to change engines at the last minute… As I have already said, whatever happens, is expected to thrill and speeds that are already the highest in the calendar. We will also be attentive to the sky to see the weather forecasts, which seem to give rain for tomorrow and Sunday. Congratulations to the mexicans for this fantastic circuit!