Grand Prix of Austria F1 2017: Results of the race

Starts the race in the GP Austria F1 2017 with an output rugged. Bottas, who took pole yesterday, has made a supersalida and has maintained this first place to finish leader. So much has been so, that Vettel has complained about the departure of Valtteri for the investigation by skipping the output, however, the FIA has not taken action on the issue and the reaction has been about 2 tenths of a second after shut off the lights of the traffic light. On the back there has been more problems, with an output depressing of Max Verstappen who has fallen many positions by a problem in the system output, which has been immersed in a multi-vehicle accident without meaning to.

In that accident chain, and has also been intruded Fernando Alonso, who had made a output exceptional. Both Max Verstappen as Fernando Alonso had to abandon after the output from this accident that has caused serious problems to their cars. What the cause of the accident? Because on this occasion has been the Toro Rosso of Daniil Kvyat, who has entered very last at the first bend and has swept away its victims. So much so that Fernando Alonso has complained and has said on the radio that it looked like a game of bowling. Something like what happened in the output of the Canadian GP with the Toro Rosso of Carlos Sainz Jr. and the Williams of Massa. By the way, the driver from madrid has had to abandon after a few laps due to problems in the engine…

Valtteri Bottas yesterday, a great performance ending in the pole, and today it has again done a fantastic career. Incredible the work you are doing on a Mercedes. What is true is that, we already knew that Bottas was a great pilot, but next to Hamilton, which is not easy, is proving that it knows how to do very well, adapting quickly to the new team and doing good performances. So well-deserved victory for the Finnish driver who has maintained at all times in the distance to Vettel, who has not been able to come up for the pace set by the Mercedes. Today have once again shown they have been able to overcome the difficulties of the tires and have been enhanced to position itself in a clear way in front of the Ferrari, something that in the first few races was more diffuse and in some races it seemed like Ferrari better.

Ferrari it seems that it is back again. It seems something endemic to Maranello, some years have a great car at the beginning of the world and then we like the improvements that come do not work, or work of a less positive than expected, and how the others are going to evolve throughout the season, leaving the red team every time with more difficulties. And if you want to win the world cup, so you don’t have it easy with the two pilots. Will see how the following races, but they don’t seem to have that advantage as at the beginning, and with the reliability do not have a well with the parts that have changed which can lead them to think that they could penalize you in any career if you exceed the limit of pieces and if they do not match the changes with the updates, it will be even more complicated. Mercedes acted badly in some races at the start and failed to take full advantage from the firm transalpine as expected with the car that they had.

race Results

Position Pilot Time Turns
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:21:48″527 71
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +0’658 71
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull +6’012 71
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +7’430 71
5 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +20’370 71
6 Romain Grosjean Haas +73’160 71
7 Sergio Perez Force India +1 lap 70
8 Esteban Ocon Force India +1 lap 70
9 Felipe Massa Williams +1 lap 70
10 Lance Stroll Williams +1 lap 70
11 Jolyon Palmer Renault +1 lap 70
12 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda +1 lap 70
13 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +1 lap 70
14 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber +1 lap 70
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber +2 laps 69
16 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso +3 laps 68
17 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso Withdrawal
18 Kevin Magnussen Haas Withdrawal
19 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda Withdrawal
20 Max Verstappen Red Bull Withdrawal

And Red Bull already or speak, because that is another added difficulty for Ferrari, today they had a race pace equal to the Ferrari in the car of Ricciardo (great job by the italoaustraliano). That’s considering that they have a Renault engine, says a lot about the fantastic chassis that have the energy drinks. And if we take into account the downward trend of Ferrari and the rising teams like Red Bull, we might get into a final season with the Red Bull ahead of the Ferrari and making the world even more difficult for Vettel. In the end, next appointment in the GP of Great Britain in the legendary and historic circuit of Silverstone, on the weekend of July 14 to 16, that is to say, the next weekend. So non-stop until then, and see if there penalised Alonso by putting the Spec 3, the Honda, or if we postpone to Hungary…

P.S.: very good work also from Grosjean with the Haas in the 6th position…

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