Starts the weekend in Baku to celebrate the European GP of Formula 1, 2017. is A street circuit the track is very close between the streets of this fantastic path that runs through the old town with the famous castle as a witness of the race. However, despite its urban characteristics, it is different to Monaco, and has a very long straight that is the longest on the calendar, so that the aerodynamic load should not be excessive to penalize you in this line, but not low to go well in the areas more twisty. From here it follows that you need a good engine to push on the long straight…
The path, to be urban, is quite green, since it is not wheel around here during the rest of the year, at least with racing cars. That’s why the view was a bit delicate and what we have seen with the countless outlets that have had the cars here. In addition the Pirelli’s this year and not help a lot, with a compound too hard, although the Italian manufacturer has been removed from the hardest compound for the complaints. However, with the soft tyre (yellow), we have seen these departures from track to the loopholes and some other problems due to the tires and the green that is the track. It is similar to what happened in Monaco when they are cooled the tyres after the safety car and the outputs that were not spin the car.
Well, as we have said, it is a motor circuit, although it may seem that it is not, at least on that straight. And that penalizes motorized with Renault, Sauber (Ferrari 2016) and of course Honda. The japanese had planned to introduce an update here on the ICE, MGU-H and Turbo for the engine of Alonso, if it is true that the have used today, since then that has not worked well. We have seen a first session of free good, with more than 20 turns for each one of the pilots of the team McLaren, but in the second session we have seen that at the start Fernando Alonso returned to radio the magic word “Engine” while I had to leave the car stopped in track by a new breakdown. The faces in the team were a poem, and the anger of Alonso is huge. We’ll see what they say from Woking after this…
that better have been, the Red bulls have been quite up in the sessions of free, giving a small surprise. We’ll see if tomorrow in qualifying and last in the race continue to be there, or has only been a mirage. Since then it is not a very bad circuit for them if you remove the long straight. But it seems to have optimized the efficiency of its aerodynamics and have put a setting quite low downforce to go faster in the straight despite the Renault engine. Mercedes will also be strong, despite the fact that they are now a little disguised, although care and we’ll see if they manage the tyres well. On the other hand, in Maranello are also strong, have had some problems, but it seems that those have been settled and the car looks that is going pretty fine now. Force India also seem to be well, we will see if they continue with that pace that they had in Canada, with Ocon very aggressive and willing to caress the podium if it were not for the disobedience of Sergio Perez could have finished with two cars outside.
Results of the free 1
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’44″410|
|2||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’44″880|
|4||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’45″398|
|7||Esteban Ocon||Force India||1’45″752|
|10||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1’46″617|
|16||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso||1’47″501|
Results of the free 2
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’43″362|
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’43″473|
|7||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’44″306|
|8||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1’44″321|
|9||Esteban Ocon||Force India||1’44″484|
|13||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso||1’45″733|
To see if tomorrow Carlos makes it better, I don’t know what happens to the pilot in madrid, but in the last few races we see Kvyat fairly well… Tomorrow we are aware of the free 3 and the classification in Azerbaijan. And of course if there is any important breaking news story also tell from ActualidadMotor. Meanwhile, enjoy this weekend, and you spend a ¡¡¡happy San Juan!!!
ENLARGEMENT LAST MINUTE:
- Sergio Pérez starred in the first acciden of Baku.
- Remember that Alonso penalized, yes or yes morning regardless of the position that you get in classification due to change of engine.
- And the talk of the paddock is the dismissal of Monisha Katelborn. India Sauber has been dismissed as Team Principal of the swiss team for some disagreements with the owners apparently… The main sponsors are there thanks to the Swedish Marcus Ericsson and by the looks of it she was against a deal of a favor to Marcus. In fact, Pascal was reported first hand by Monisha of their output, while Ericsson claims to have learned by the newspapers. It seems that the communication in the team was not too good between certain members seen as seen. Who will occupy his chair? That is the question.
- Liberty Media, Zak Brown and Eric Boullier have traveled to LeMans as you know to bring things to the F1 of this competition, ideas for part of the first, and the second maybe a position for Alonso in 2018 Porsche or perhaps engines for 2021… Who knows?
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