Grand Prix of Belgium To 2016: Results of classification

Pastor Maldonado, Williams, GP Bélgica 2013Interesting classification of the Belgian GP 2016 F1, where up to the last moment viewers have been pending from the time of the fighting for the pole position. Everything has been pretty tight between the Mercedes of Rosberg, the Red Bull and the Ferrari of Kimi. In the end, the logic has triumphed, and has taken the pole position for Nico Rosberg. Mercedes brought an improvement in your engine using some tokens, and the circuit is good for Mercedes, however, I was surprised by the equality.

As we explained yesterday, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton come last and second last, respectively, due to changes that have been made in their propulsion units. Specifically, the Spanish accumulates 60 positions penalty have changed three times the power unit in this weekend for some reliability issues and other problems that seem to be related to some human error when assembling the engine. The English only has 30 positions of a penalty and it’s up to trace.

Rosberg en el GP de RusiaYesterday, looking at the graph of the units that has changed Hamilton, it made me think, because everything seems to be in favor of Hamilton for winning the world cup this year, for its last few races and by the actions of Rosberg that do not correspond with the Rosberg more aggressive than we saw at the start of the season and in some races last year. But now, Hamilton is already by the 8th unit of some of the pieces, and is a little to the limit in this sense, therefore, if you start to penalize you and to have traced in some of the GPs here at the end, Rosberg could recover some points and get interesting…

In terms of the pilot spaniard, remember that you had problems with a leaking hydraulics in the free when they tested the news that Honda had brought him here and then in qualifying went out and could not do or 200m for that human error when mounting the power unit… But they seem pretty happy and optimistic with the new Honda, as they have been to something over 1 second off pole at a circuit that is not good for McLaren-Honda. I hope they go better this end of the season and even better when you spend 3 tokens remaining you have left.

Results of the free, 3:

Position Pilot Time
1 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’47″974
2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’48″189
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’48″297
4 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’48″504
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’48″635
6 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’48″739
7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’48″742
8 Felipe Massa Williams 1’48″783
9 Sergio Perez Force India 1’48″915
10 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’49″272
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’49″453 +
12 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1’49″631
13 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1’49″665
14 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1’49″716
15 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1’49″761
16 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’50″023
17 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1’50″078
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’50″241
19 Felipe Nasr Sauber Ferrari 1’50″420
20 Esteban Ocon Manor 1’50″693
21 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’51″319
22 Max Verstappen Red Bull 55’55″555

Results rating:

Position Pilot Time
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’46″744
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’46″893
3 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’46″910
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 1’47″108
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’47″216
6 Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 1’47″407
7 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’47″543
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’47″612
9 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1’48″114
10 Felipe Massa Williams 1’48″263
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’48″316
12 Kevin Magnussen Renault Renault 1’48″485
13 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’48″888
14 Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso 1’49″038
15 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1’49″320
16 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1’48″949
17 Esteban Ocon Manor 1’49″050
18 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1’48″598 [*]
19 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’49″058
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’49″071
21 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’50″033 [***]
22 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda Without t em”or.000 [**]

[*] Five positions and three points for Esteban Gutierrez in the card penalty for disturbing Pascal Wehrlein in the Free 3. [**] 60 positions penalty for three changes of engine for Fernando Alonso. [***] 60 positions of penalty for Lewis Hamilton for the changes of parts of his power unit.

In terms of the other Spanish, Carlos Sainz Jr., also it has been complicated in this GP. Your engine doesn’t evolve, and now the teams will focus on 2017, so you could end the season in a situation very different to how it began, the year the team Toro Rosso. I hope it is not as dramatic, and we can see the best performances of the two spaniards at the end of this season and they are much better for the Spanish sport in 2017. Now enjoy the race.