Begin free 3 Malaysian GP, F1 2016 without too many highlights. There has been no surprises in qualifying, with Mercedes dominating as always, I do not know if tomorrow there will be some movement by a few touches on the track or if it finally arrives the rain. It would be exciting to see something of a changing climate, and not only dry and the high temperatures that are there in this race.
Mercedes has managed the first line, although Rosberg will cost more than your partner Hamilton, who got pole today to try to recover the lead in the world if, tomorrow, in the race everything goes well and with the permission of his team-mate, who today appeared again weaker, making us forget the Rosberg we saw in the last GP of Singapore. The German shone in the night, but now it seems that it has lost bellows.
behind the Mercedes, that is to say, the first of the rest, the Red Bull. The team of energy drinks has been quite strong, leaving once more back to Ferrari. The Maranello seem even more lost than when they started the season. After a good 2015, because they began to speak of victories and fight for the championship (just remember, both Arrivabene as Sergio…) for this 2016. But nothing more far from reality…
McLaren-Honda have had an intense programme of tests as you know. Have tried new things during the free and all has worked correctly. Some of the ones that have been tested have been thinking already in 2017, doing some experiments as has confessed Alonso. Button has managed to get in Q3, beating Massa. Alonso has only given a few laps to pass the 107% by the sanction of 45 positions to change parts of the engine, so that you are not interested in spending tires and reserve them for tomorrow and attack.
Results of the free, 3:
|2||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’34″879|
|6||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’35″461|
|7||Nico Hülkenberg||Force India||Mercedes||1’35″776|
|9||Carlos Sainz Jr||Toro Rosso||1’36″222|
|11||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’36″259|
|17||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1’36″752|
Results of the classification:
|3||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’33″420|
|4||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’33″467|
|7||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’34″319|
|8||Nico Hülkenberg||Force India||1’34″489|
|15||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1’35″369|
|16||Carlos Sainz Jr||Toro Rosso||1’35″374|
|22||Fernando Alonso||McLaren-Honda||1’37″155 [*]|
[*] Fernando Alonso penalized with 45 positions in the starting grid by replacing turbo, MGU-H, ICE, ERS and electronic control unit face the GP of Japan, in order to have a decent engine in Honda’s home.
Morning he doesn’t expect a single run to the Spanish, Fernando Alonso should be traced back many posts to be in the points, something that is not impossible but complicated. While Sainz, after the classification of today also have it too easy to get to the point, it seems that Toro Rosso started the season has been to low, or better said, the rest has improved over…