Grand Prix of Malaysia To 2016: Results of the free

magnussen-fuegoPull 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…

Fernando Alonso en el MP4-31, 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

Position Pilot Time
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’35″227
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’35″721
3 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’36″315
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’36″331
5 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’36″510
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
10 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1’37″613
11 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’37″847
12 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’37″861
13 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’37″886
14 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1’37″921
15 Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso 1’38″055
16 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1’38″184
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’38″313
18 Felipe Massa Williams 1’38″339
19 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’39″148
20 Esteban Ocon Manor 1’40″036
21 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1’40″627
22 Kevin Magnussen Renault Without time

Results of the free 2

Position Pilot Time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’34″944
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’35″177
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’35″605
4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’35″842
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’36″037
6 Sergio Perez Force India 1’36″284
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’36″296
8 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’36″337
9 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’36″390
10 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1’36″715
11 Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso 1’36″836
12 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’36″940
13 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’37″016
14 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1’37″048
15 Felipe Massa Williams 1’37″110
16 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’37″297
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’37″449
18 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1’37″547
19 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1’37″664
20 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’37″789
21 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1’37″878
22 Esteban Ocon Manor 1’37″990

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.