Grand Prix of Azerbaijan of F1 2018: Results of the classification

Starts the day Saturday in the GP Azerbaijan F1 2018 with the free 3 quite, the prelude of practices for competitive classification that we have seen today. Ferrari has done a good job with the car and have found the pace yesterday, it seemed that they had not had, like the Mercedes. As comment yesterday, both teams seemed somewhat resagados while Red Bull clocking very good times. Perhaps most notable is the rain that has open the free 3, although it has not been long, only a few small droplets in areas isolated from the circuit that caused it to delay a bit the output of the cars, but without major problems. To highlight the impact with the barrier of Sergey Sirotkin at the end of the free 3 in turn 3, causing a red flag.

Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso have been around the doors of the Q3 with the times that have been achieved in free practice 3, but at the time of the truth the McLaren have not given the size. Stoffel Vandoorne has shown enough back over the weekend and today has fallen in Q1. That gives an idea of the real performance of the car from Woking. However, several cars with Renault engine have passed to Q3, which allows us to see that the chassis and aerodynamics need a profound reshaping and since it is not the fault of Honda. Certainly it is of concern to them, and see if the proposed improvements to the Barcelona of that car that really would be the this season does not arrive, or if the development does not serve…

Fernando has taken the most, and has been able to be basante faster than his team mate, something that surprises but that tends to be common when they are circuits of pilot as Móncao, or the circuit in which the hands are more noticeable than others. Tomorrow will be able to choose tyre strategy to exit 13 (will earn position by a penalty), something that is especially important here, and that could be a plus very good for the race. In addition, here tends to have accidents and problems, so that you can fish in the rio scrambled provided you’re not you fish… therefore, if Alonso gets a good start and not have problems with the squad, or touch, might get some good points tomorrow.

Interesting to see tomorrow the output with Hamilton wanting to win and Vettel in front, recoerdemos what happened with both the last year, when Vettel gave him a touch behind Hamilton and began some rough edges between the two. How tomorrow there will be revenge? Kimi has not been able to be there due to an error in the last turn that has accelerated ahead of time and has lost a little control, costing him a few tenths which would have catapulted to the 6th position when it came to making time even to be in pole position. Same error from Vettel by the way, that has thrown in the trash the last lap, but the earlier because he was worth to be first.

Results of the free, 3:

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Position Pilot Time
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’43″091
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’43″452
3 Kimi Rïkkönen Ferrari 1’43″493
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’43″519
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’43″569
6 Sergio Perez Force India 1’43″936
7 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1’43″958
8 Lance Stroll Williams 1’44″123
9 Esteban Ocon Force India 1’44″220
10 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1’44″534
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1’44″763
12 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’44″861
13 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1’44″905
14 Charles Leclerc Sauber 1’45″218
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’45″261
16 Carlos Sainz Renault 1’45″432
17 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1’45″456
18 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1’45″505
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’45″910
20 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1’46″186

Results of the classification:

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Position Pilot Time
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’41″498
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’41″677
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’41″837
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’41″911
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’41″994
6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’42″490
7 Esteban Ocon Force India 1’42″523
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1’42″547
9 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1’43″066
10 Carlos Sainz Renault 1’43″351
11 Lance Stroll Williams 1’43″585
12 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1’43″886
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1’44″019
14 Charles Leclerc Sauber 1’44″074
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1’44″759
16 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1’44″489
17 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1’44″496
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’45″541
19 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1’57″354
20 Romain Grosjean Haas Without time

Look where are the Toro Rosso-Honda, with this I mean that perhaps not all the fault of the manufacturer nippon, but have part of the guilt attached to one’s own Toro Rosso, and united to that of their riders, but these results will not make it easy to Network Bul to sign for having the Honda engine in 2019 (and that should be decided in a few weeks). By the way, we have seen a resurgence of Williams and Force India by the long straight and the less importance of the aerodynamics here. Tomorrow we expect a good race where everything we seen today could change in an extreme manner, so we will have to be very attentive and do not miss anything. Remember that it is a race where the walls are very near and the strategies are also very important, in any strategic mistake or at the wheel pays are very expensive. I hope that the spaniards Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso have a good quote…

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