Grand Prix of Europe 2016: Results of the classification

mercedes-gp-bakuToday, the entire world has put all the meat on the grill in the European GP at the fantastic circuit of Baku. The truth is that there has been a classification with many surprises and it is expected that the race tomorrow will also be moved. What is certain is that the Mercedes were in another world, in this circuit, more than ever, and where Hamilton has touched the wall and has broken his direction to get 10. Rosberg has best performed the duties and has managed to take the pole position with a lot difference about the rest.

The walls are very close and it is the urban circuit faster, so a mistake is very costly. If you manage to catch an escape is also a penalty gande, and bringing the car back to the track it will be no easy task, and where in many cases you need to pull back, so you can leave at the end of the platoon. So be careful tomorrow with the errors because it could totally change the race. In fact, it is expected that there will be a Safety Car for accidents and care in the output will not be the half of the car…

alonso-gp-europa-2016The brakes are very important here and we have already seen so far this weekend several riders with problems in them. One of them has been Hamilton, the other Carlos Sainz Jr., but there have been more. Therefore morning can also be decisive for the race. THE driver from madrid has changed the brakes of the session of free to rating not to feel comfortable and in the standings has been even worse. So bad were the feelings when braking and end of braking in curves, which has fallen behind his team-mate and out of the Q3 was possible today.

But not much better he has gone to Fernando Alonso, which has managed to pass into Q2, but has had some problems that they have failed to scale to the natural position that they could meet the McLaren-Honda today, that is 11th or 12th. However, it has been 14th to be a lot of traffic that has weighed on the back, plus it has not been able to use the DRS on the long straight by a yellow flag that condemned him complete a round that easily could have been a few posts above. Although we can complain about seen as seen with his team mate who has fallen in Q1.

Results of the free 3

Many past braking we have seen, problems for Bottas during the session and especially to highlight the accident of Sergio Pérez toward the end that on impact with the wall broke the gearbox and has needed to change it. What brings a penalty of 5 positions…

Position Pilot Time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’44″352
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’44″610
3 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’45″540
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’45″620
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’45″630
6 Sergio Perez Force India 1’45″735
7 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’45″901
8 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1’45″954
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’45″981
10 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’46″024
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’46″131
12 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’46″190
13 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’46″361
14 Felipe Massa Williams 1’46″510
15 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1’46″670
16 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1’47″024
17 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1’47″100
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’47″158
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’47″328
20 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1’47″379
21 Rio Haryanto Manor 1’47″556
22 Valtteri Bottas Williams Without time

classification Results

Very badly by the Renault that you have been last, instead surprising the Manor with the Mercedes engine have climbed above normal. Discrete-the Ferrari that did not seemed comfortable, and it was hard to warm up tires, and that they have a configuration of more cargo than other cars… And like a glove I feel the circuit in the Force India, as for Red Bull, that in spite of the engine Ricciardo will start tomorrow second.

Position Pilot Time
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’42″758
2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’43″966
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’43″966
4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’44″269
5 Felipe Massa Williams 1’44″483
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’45″246
7 Sergio Perez Force India 1’43″515*
8 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’44″717
9 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’45″570
10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 2’01″954
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’44″755
12 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’44″824
13 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’45″000
14 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’45″270
15 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1’45″349
16 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1’46″048
17 Rio Haryanto Manor 1’45″665
18 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1’45″8750
19 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1’45″804
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’46″231
21 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1’46″348
22 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’46″394

*Penalised 5 positions for shifting gear box.

We have visto diversity of aerodynamic configurations in this circuit. Despite being urban, the longest straight the championship is one thing to keep in mind, that’s why some teams, like McLaren or Red Bull, have chosen to put an aerodynamic configuration for reducing the load to better cope with the curves. Others have put a higher setting as Ferrari. Will have to see tomorrow in the race how they behave both, as it will be a thing to keep in mind. The most load they will find it more difficult to overtake in straight…