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

Hamilton charlando con Alonso en BélgicaBoots the extraordinary GP of Belgium F1 2016, a track of the classic that is the favourite for many riders and fans due to the characteristics of the same. In addition, it is a circuit very long, in spite of that, the times should be to each other a lot, although it seems that they are all fairly together, at least during these first sessions of free practice. But they are only the free tomorrow in qualifying and race we will see a lot more…

There are some news highlights for the season the great circuit of Spa. You should already know that Mercedes has decided to change the engine and be penalized Hamilton with 30 positions on the grid for tomorrow in qualifying. But he is not alone in this torment, as Alonso also changes the engine and will have 35 positions penalty (after those problems by leaking hydraulic during the free 1) and swede Marcus Ericsson penalizes the change of the ICE from his car with 10 positions for Saturday.

Ferrari F1 2016Another important news is the evolution that has brought Honda for the GP of Belgium, with 7 tokens from the other 10 that they had for the rest of the season (it’s rumored that they could reverse the remaining 3 for the GP of Japan, the home of the biker japanese). Some languages speak of an improvement of about 20 or 25CV power by adding up the improvement of the unit from Honda and the update on the gasoline, which also brought for this circuit, which should have an impact on all the efficiency and consumption, although it is expected a power gain also.

In terms of the free, have been pretty normal, without too many incidents outstanding. Some problems for certain pilots and also has been surprised to see Red Bull trying out the halo, along with Mercedes (Rosberg in this case). It also seems that, except Ferrari and Red Bull, who have the entry to the Q3 insured if there are no problems, the rest of the positions will be taken of Mercedes engines for the characteristics of this circuit. We will surely see a Force India and Williams is very strong here.

Results of the free 1

Position Pilot Time
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’48″348
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’49″078
3 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’49″147
4 Sergio Perez Force India 1’49″274
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’49″768
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’49″782
7 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’49″865
8 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’50″088
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’50″394
10 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1’50″583
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’50″899
12 Felipe Massa Williams 1’51″122
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’51″125
14 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’51″424
15 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1’51″768
16 Esteban Ocon Manor 1’51″787
17 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’52″308
18 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1’52″407
19 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1’52″837
20 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1’53″053
21 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’53″089
22 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda Without time

Results of the free 2

Position Pilot Time
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’48″085
2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’48″341
3 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’48″657
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’49″023
5 Sergio Perez Force India 1’49″100
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’49″161
7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’49″244
8 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’49″419
9 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1’49″419
10 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1’49″648
11 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1’49″716
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’49″772
13 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’49″782
14 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’49″916
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’50″083
16 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’50″151
17 Felipe Massa Williams 1’50″157
18 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’50″194
19 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1’50″375
20 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’50″562
21 Esteban Ocon Manor 1’50″659
22 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1’50″719

Morning we will be attentive to the session of free 3, and of course to the classification, where you will see more details of what awaits us this weekend as exciting in Belgium. In addition we will be attentive to the latest news if there are news from last minute. I hope that both Fernando Alonso, who gets to deal with a difficult circuit for the car in addition to the penalty for changing the engine, as Carlos Sainz Jr., neither will very easy with the Ferrari engine specification of 2015, have fun at least…