Grand Prix of Austria To 2016: Results of the free practice sessions

GP de Austria 2016Starts another fantastic weekend with GP, in particular, have taken place in free practice 1 and 2 of GP Austria F1 2016, at the fabulous Red Bull Ring, home of Red Bull. Here has come the torment of a Brexit and its implications for the F1, but that is another topic non-sporting. Red Bull Ring is a circuit that is very small, so you have to give many turns, but located in an extraordinary landscape that reminds you of the surroundings of the Green Hell German. In addition, the circuit has been resurfacing to the full as you know…

In the first session there has been a lot of movement with some updates from some teams. The most remarkable of McLaren, who has brought a rear spoiler again with some grooves are very pronounced in the endplates of the same. The Woking have been testing the new spoiler on the car Button and the old on the car of Fernando Alonso, so they have a comparison between the two, since they were not sure of their effectiveness and needed to try it and compare the data obtained by both models on the track.

Lewis Hamilton en el Mercedes de 2016According to McLaren, will have to be aware of the gearbox Fernando Alonso, who could give a surprise in this GP, I hope not and can score points. Less uncertainty has Sebastian Vettel, who has had to change gearbox and therefore will incur a penalty of 5 positions on the grill, whatever you do tomorrow in qualifying. Careful also with the penalties for lack of reliability of Hamilton, because it could make it easier for your team-mate…

Following with Vettel, we have seen that has had problems. Both drivers of Maranello have complained enough, and we have seen outputs of track of both (like that of Verstappen, who has been pushed into the gravel in the free 1). But the most pronounced has been the German in the second session, caused by some problems in your car, as it crashed and was off in a corner of the circuit. This has made the session ends there for him, leaving his car out of the game. Sad to see the halo Ferrari nueov here, who have tradido to prove it, but what’s most sad is that next year it will be all.

Eye! I am Not against the security, but please, that’s why the halo it seems to me unhelpful and ugly. Preferred to the invention of the screen of Red Bull, which seems to me more aesthetic and secure, even though you could implement ne 2018 if the FIA decides.

Results of the free 1

Position Pilot Time
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’07″373
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’07″730
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’08″022
4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’08″222
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’08″528
6 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’08″803
7 Felipe Massa Williams 1’08″824
8 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’08″962
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’08″990
10 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’08″998
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’09″078
12 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’09″280
13 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1’09″365
14 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’09″567
15 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1’09″707
16 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1’09″775
17 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’09″851
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’09″929
19 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1’10″110
20 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1’10″314
21 Rio Haryanto Manor 1’10″493
22 Alfonso Celis Force India 1’10″860

Results of the free 2

Position Pilot Time
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’07″967
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’07″986
3 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’08″580
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’08″589
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’08″649
6 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’08″713
7 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’08″761
8 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’08″820
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’08″941
10 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1’08″994
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’09″075
12 Felipe Massa Williams 1’09″184
13 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’09″207
14 Sergio Perez Force India 1’09″226
15 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1’09″515
16 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’10″020
17 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1’10″034
18 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1’10″138
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’10″140
20 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’10″400
21 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1’10″444
22 Rio Haryanto Manor 1’11″328

The storm seems to have passed is the signings, Force India seems to have its pilots tied, like Red Bull/Toro Rosso, so everything seems to indicate that Ferrari left Kimi. More tomorrow on the circuit Red Bull Ring, to see what the weather does. Today the rain has appeared in free 2, and has done so with strength, leaving the session stop for quite some time while draining a bit of the track. All the breaking news you count on ActualidadMotor, and don’t forget tomorrow to come over here to see the results of the free 3 and the classification. The goal of tomorrow for the two spaniards, to be in Q3, while Alonso has more complicated than Sainz.