Sensational qualifying session that eventually was carried out in dry for added peace of mind, and where Hamilton has made the best time. The GP of Spain of 2016 has left a good taste in the mouth, to the fans, with a thrilling qualifying where the two national drivers have been able to go to the Q3 and stay in the Top10 for the first time this year. Although Carlos Sainz Jr. yes that what he had achieved, was not the case for Fernando Alonso who seems satisfied with the improvements that introduced McLaren to the chassis and the aerodynamics here, although Honda aquíno seems to have brought nothing, at least for the race.
free practice 3 have happened without problem, and where we have seen as Carlos Sainz Jr. and Fernando Alonso fell a little further down of what we saw in the sessions of yesterday and anticipating what was going to be the qualifying session where all the world is more downloaded and with the maximum power. On the other hand, this was to be expected this “fall” of performance, because the times yesterday were particularly positive for both spaniards. Although the Williams of Massa seems to have had problems, since that tends to be crouching on the free and then giving the coup in qualifying today and it has been left out in the Q1.
If we look at the qualifying session, which is the most important, is that to say that Ferrari had put too much hope in this GP of Spain, where Sergio Marchionne was intended to win (very concerned by the actions of Ferrari in bag) once and for all to the almighty Mercedes. In fact, we have seen a Ferrari was very competitive compared to Mercedes in the sessions free, but at the time of the truth has happened what I feared, that Mercedes has turned out to be unbeatable, and not only that, but also that Red Bull are there, ahead of Maranello.
Honestly it’s unlikely that he has done Ferrari, I don’t know if for save to tire of tomorrow or what, but the times of the cars italians have been especially bad if you compare them to the mark of the star. Perhaps they were calculating the time-around mediocre so as not to damage both the tire and did not have the Red Bull that have been shown to be very competitive and have cast both in front of them, both Ricciardo (3rd) as the newcomer Max Verstappen (4th). Morning if you want to win have to do is make a strategy and flawless attack from the start, without touches or incident, with permission of all in front of them.
Results of the free 3
|4||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’23″719|
|5||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’23″816|
|8||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’24″472|
|9||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1’24″553|
|11||Nico Hülkenberg||Force India||1’24″585|
|13||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso||1’24″695|
a Lot of intrigue at the end in Q3, although in previous sessions there have been some surprises, such as the fall of Felipe Massa. By the way, the battle Ricciardo vs Verstappen has won the australian, while the war Sainz Jr. vs Kvyat has won the Spanish, with what the Russian is in danger. Finally adding that the pole has been close between Hamilton and Rosberg, both drivers of Mercedes have been beaten and to the point it has been will be again, Rosberg for a last stop is Hamilton that has been able to recover the best time on the last attempt. We will see tomorrow in the output…Will there be rubbing?
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’22″680|
|4||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’23″087|
|8||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso||1’23″423|
|9||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’23″782|
|11||Nico Hülkenberg||Force India||1’24″203|
|13||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1’24″445|
Morning don’t miss the race, which is sure to be exciting and with the plus of being the home GP, the GP of Spain where the two spaniards have been for the first time in Q3 at the same time since the start of this season. The problems McLaren-Honda seem to go away it dissipated little by little and making progress. I hope you continue with this upward curve of progress and may come to Canada with points, race in which you wait for an update of the Honda engine and possibly try in the test which is carried out after the race these days…