Pull out a few interesting free practice at the Sepang circuit. The Malaysian GP starts in an interesting way, this 2016. What is no surprise is to see the Mercedes in the lead, as has been the trend during the last season and also in this one. Hamilton has been 5 seconds faster than last year, in large part, this was due to the reforms that have taken place in the circuit.
During the free, 1 the protagonist has been Renault, not a good news, but that the car of Kevin Magnussen is on fire by a leak of gasoline in the pit lane and has not been able to roll. Meanwhile, Mercedes was in the lead with Ferrari and Red Bull right behind, and Alonso has been the 5th to one-tenth the car of Vettel. Although you have to keep your feet on the ground and wait for tomorrow and Sunday, because in the free tend to go better…
, Remember that despite what was believed in the past GP would be made the improvement of the three tokens remaining on Honda, it was not so. Have waited for this GP to spend 2 tokens, leaving one even. This is somewhat puzzling, it is not known if you simply do not use or reserve to deploy in the car of Jenson Button in the GP of the united States, when you can have your new improved engine.
For the moment, Fernando Alonso is the one that has mounted the new engine in the GP of Malaysia with these two tokens, penalized with 30 positions on the starting grid. Therefore, maybe tomorrow in classification want to reserve tires and not roll to have more possibilities in career, as it or it will come out last. Obviously they will have to roll something to pass the 107% to be able to leave on Sunday.
Results of the free 1
|6||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’36″753|
|7||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’36″973|
|8||Nico Hülkenberg||Force India||1’37″513|
|9||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’37″601|
|11||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1’37″847|
|15||Carlos Sainz Jr||Toro Rosso||1’38″055|
|22||Kevin Magnussen||Renault||Without time|
Results of the free 2
|5||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’36″037|
|6||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’36″284|
|8||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’36″337|
|9||Nico Hülkenberg||Force India||1’36″390|
|11||Carlos Sainz Jr||Toro Rosso||1’36″836|
|16||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1’37″297|
Carlos Sainz Jr. it seems that in this circuit it will not go so well as in the previous classification, but hope I’m wrong. In terms of the optimism around Alonso, who has been to 1 tenth of a Ferrari in free practice 1, and to 1 second of the Mercedes in free practice 2, I don’t think that is due to the improvement of Honda, since it seems that these tokens are to improve the reliability and efficiency, not the power…
P.S.: we are glad that Kevin Magnussen has come out unscathed, and that the incident of Marcus Ericsson with the “chicken” is not going to more.