Grand Prix of Spain F1 2017: Results of the classification

McLaren-Hond MCL32 de Alonso

Starts the śabado in the GP Spain F1 2017, with a session of free 3 that which we have seen many problems of grip in some corners for some drivers. Moreover, he has transcended the session without too many incidents and nothing to write home about. A session quiet to give beginning to a spectacular rating, which has been pretty exciting for what happened after the Mercedes and Ferrari, who have dominated as usual this year. The pole has returned to lead Lewis Hamilton, with the little step forward that have been taken in this race, but are still very attached to Ferrari and have not achieved a distance that is too large with them.

Bottas has fallen to the 3rd plaza, because it has not been able to with the time of Vettel. The German has been a problem in the turn prior to the final assault, leaving behind Räikkönen, but in the last attempt we have been able to recover up to occupy the second position of the output. Kimi looked like he was pretty good in this circuit, being often ahead of his teammate both in the free as in classification, but has finally returned all to normal, with Kimi occupying the 4th square of the grid for tomorrow. What is certain is that there has been maximum equality in the head, with only a tenth between the one and the other…

Hamilton en Mercedes W08 en España

has become to do the miracle, magic or whatever you want to call it, has been Fernando Alonso, seeing that his companion fell at the first hurdle in Q1, he has endured up to the Q3 and when it seemed that would not come out or that would give a cool down lap to catch off guard to Ocon, not only came out but made a quick lap to get 7th. Impressive, ahead of the Williams and the Force India. So that is a good result for the McLaren-Honda has suffered this weekend of hard knocks in terms of reliability and we have seen as they have not been able to find performance in the previous session because of the new engine. It is impressive to see the Spanish there as above… Who would say at the beginning of the season?

In terms of Carlos Sainz Jr., say that has had any type of problem, because it seemed like it had potential for more and has not been able to get into Q3. Although perhaps the real position that deserves the Toro Rosso, as the rest of the teams have brought quite a few new parts to this circuit. Well, that said there is also talk of the Red Bull, which brought a major update to this circuit, and have finished only a few tenths of the Ferrari and the Mercedes, but is expected to improve even more on the Canadian GP, when you have the evolution engine. So be careful with Red Bull because they could finish the season by planting face-to-Mercedes. Do not discard them for nothing. In terms of the cross of this GP may have been Haas, who were hoping for a dramatic improvement here and has not noticed as much…

Results of the free 3

Position Pilot Time
1 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’20″214
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’20″456
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’20″529
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’20″868
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’21″025
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’21″249
7 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1’21″670
8 Felipe Massa Williams 1’21″746
9 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’21″835
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’22″093
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’22″128
12 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1’22″214
13 Sergio Perez Force India 1’22″237
14 Esteban Ocon Force India 1’22″297
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Roso 1’22″391
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’22″513
17 Lance Stroll Williams 1’22″574
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’22″755
19 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 1’22″853
20 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1’22″974

classification Results

Position Pilot Time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’19″149
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’19″200
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’19″373
4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’19″439
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’19″706
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’20″175
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’21″048
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1’21″070
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1’21″232
10 Esteban Ocon Force India 1’21″272
11 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1’21″329
12 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’21″371
13 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1’21″397
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’21″517
15 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1’21″803
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’22″332
17 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’22″401
18 Lance Stroll Williams 1’22″411
19 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 1’22″532
20 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’22″746

Tomorrow we expect an interesting race in the circuit of Spain, since as I say there is a lot of equality and I hope that tomorrow it will not escape anyone in the race and have an easy race, but rather is something closer and it decides everything in the last moments to make it more interesting. The strategies are defined, although here you do not lose too much time in the pit stop and there might be some that will opt for different strategies. Of all forms Pirelli brought tires something hard as well commenting on the pilots, therefore only used the two compounds softer, as they are the favorites. Don’t miss it!

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