Grand Prix of Austria F1 2017: Results of the classification

Continue to the official sessions of the Saturday at the GP of Austria, F1 2017. In the session of free 3 we have seen some other output or problems, something that became routine yesterday. By the way, Hamilton was forced to change his gearbox and will not be penalized with 5 positions grill, which will not help to reduce the distance with Vettel for the world, however you can try to trace it back or do something different tomorrow. Especially if the weather is changeable, as we have seen. The threat of rain is, but for the time has given respite in the sessions of free and rating.

Carlos Sainz Jr. he has also had problems engine, and he stood at the free. The native of madrid was left inside the car trying to start the car with the help of the MGU-K, since you have to remember that F1 cars do not have the system boot to save weight and need to be ripped off by the mechanics (until it was implemented a software for the MGU-K by using the electric power accumulated to do so). Fortunately in qualifying has gone well and has been able to complete in Q3. But they have not been the only ones with mechanical problems, also Hamilton has broken his front brake disc right that has disintegrated into a braking after the long straight the Red Bull Ring, luckily for him without consequences and in the free 3.

McLaren-Honda…what say? Honda was happy to enter here your Spec 3 with a good step forward in terms of performance. There is talk of between 15 and 30CV according to the source, but not only have they improved on that, it seems to have worked for the correlation of the test bench and the track, the reliability, the maps, engine, etc, McLaren has made a few statements that are surprising, praising the improvement and saying that they will continue with Honda and they have found the way, and this gives me to think about: o have not been able to find an alternative to 2018, or know how to do something on the part of Honda that the fans don’t know and perhaps they are “helping” Honda to put the batteries to improve the image as well said from Liberty Media. Returning to the track, both cars have mounted the Spec 3, but… There is a but, because Alonso has had to go back to the Spec 2.5, that is to say, the engine that was used in Baku by the problems encountered in their MGU-H and that have been removed as a precaution.

despite being dozens of horses unless Vandoorne, Alonso has been left in front of him, with the post 12 and just 81 thousandths of a to get into Q3. An amazing job by the wealthy. And above while everything remains the same, with Mercedes and Ferrari very strong. By the way, the friction between Vettel and Hamilton have continued in free, with some moments of complaint on the part of Vettel lifting the hand to be harmed in its turn by the british and unsure that morning if you are in track you will have more to be said for what happened in the past GP of Europe. We have already seen in other occasions that despite the words and statements when the pilots are removed from the hull, then the inside of the track re-tighten things and that touch once they tend to be repeat offenders… do you Remember Vettel vs Kvyat? To give an example.

Results of the free 3

Position Pilot Time
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’05″092
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’05″361
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’05″515
4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’05″611
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’05″784
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’05″896
7 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1’06″936
8 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’06″015
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’06″279
10 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’06″284
11 Esteban Ocon Force India 1’06″374
12 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1’06″563
13 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 1’06″578
14 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’06″595
15 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’06″599
16 Lance Stroll Williams 1’06″776
17 Felipe Massa Williams 1’06″865
18 Sergio Perez Force India 1’06″875
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’07″378
20 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1’07″468

Results of the classification

By the way, Valtteri Bottas has managed to today, the pole. The pilot from Finland has done a great job and I don’t want the rest of events leave this in the background…

Position Pilot Time
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’04″251
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’04″293
3 Kimi Räikönen Ferrari 104″779
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’04″896
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’04″983
6 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’05″480
7 Sergio Perez Force India 1’05″605
8 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’04″424*
9 Esteban Ocon Force India 1’05″674
10 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’05″726
11 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’05″597
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’05″602
13 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 1’05″741
14 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’05″884
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1’06″143
16 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’06″345
17 Felipe Massa Williams 1’06″534
18 Lane Stroll Williams 1’06″608
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’06″857
20 Pascal Werhlein Sauber 1’07″011

We will be attentive if there is any important news of the last hour. Tomorrow we expect an interesting race, looking to see if Hamilton can recover the positions of sanction and how is the output taking into account that lately we have seen outputs something aggressive on the part of some pilots. Also pending in the clouds, because as I said you may appears the rain. We’ll see how they end up the Spanish, Sainz has it easier, Alonso with the engine update and desdand out of the Top10 it will be more complicated to rate, mostly due to lack of power. That if you finish the race, as the classification has asked the team to review the engine, because he felt that something was wrong. Time, events in the front, and resilience is the only thing that can make the samurai Alonso.

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