starts the Saturday of classification GP of Italy 2016, where F1 has given us another appointment in the temple of speed, Monza. Few surprises in this ranking, the Mercedes are very strong and the motor with the engine German have an advantage. Ferrari has not been bad, a little less performance than I expected for Red Bull, but well, it is normal taking in account that suffer with their Renault engine, despite recent improvements.
The Renault of Grosjean has been 12, just ahead of the McLaren-Honda Alonso, but it has 5 qualifying places for the gearbox. Therefore, Alonso will come out the 12th morning, as I announced yesterday, would not pass to Q3 and will be left at the door. Always see it as McLaren-Honda shows better in the free than in qualifying, as usual, and this is due to the work of others and the maps that use it, but it is no surprise.
on the other hand, Carlos Sainz Jr., also as I said yesterday, has been left out of Q3, so that complicated race for the pilot of Toro Rosso who has suffered with his Ferrari engine with specification of 2015 (with the top speed more low). The top speed are not extremely high and here in Italy with the lines are pretty important. If you look at the top 10 results, we see that the Mercedes engines have a plus in this regard… And going back to Alonso commented after qualifying that I lost a decimilla on the straights and has complained of the power, a shame, but even so it would not have entered into the Q3 in any of the ways.
Since then don’t speak too much of the Mercedes (Hamilton pole, Rosberg second), because as you know dominate with a firm hand the world since the era Turbo. Not with traps, but because they have done an excellent job with the engine, be it for whatever reason… I Hope that in 2017 all change in a radical way as is expected and to reach a Formula 1, more extreme, more classic, and hard, with cars more beautiful and ends, and above all, for the good of the hobby in Spain, that the Spanish representatives have a fantastic performances.
Results of the free 3
|7||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’23″709|
|8||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’23″740|
|9||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’23″917|
|11||Nico Hülkenberg||Force India||1’24″041|
|13||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso||1’24″240|
|20||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1’24″845|
|6||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’22″389|
|7||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’22″411|
|8||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’22″814|
|9||Nico Hülkenberg||Force India||1’22″836|
|15||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso||1’23″496|
|16||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1’23″825|
|17||Romain Grosjean||Haas||1’23″092 *|
|22||Esteban Ocon||Manor||Without time|
*Romain Grosjean changed gearbox and goes from the 12th to the 17th position.
to Be positive, now will come racing much better for McLaren-Honda and Red Bull, I hope to see a McLaren-Honda will re-emerge in the next few circuits, and be in the Top10 and even in areas close to the podium. Same with the car of energy drinks, which could make it very very difficult to Ferrari at the end of the season and get closer to Mercedes. But before you forward events we get to enjoy tomorrow of an interesting career. I hope to have a good time. Happy Sunday!