First shot for Lewis Hamilton. The british, the only candidate to whisk you the title to Nico Rosberg, was faster than his teammate in the first free practice sessions of the GP of the united States, in a warm session held in Austin.
The men of Mercedes took the advantage of the three compounds of the weekend, while they showed their superiority in front of Max Verstappen and Kimi Räikkönen, that they left them to almost two seconds. Everything points to a reissue of the struggles that we saw in Suzuka, with a special interest in what happens above.
In a session is reasonably quiet, the major incidents were caused by the loss of some of the pieces by stepping on the pianos. Especially critical was what happened with Sebastian Vettel, who had to hold a mirror to not leave dismissed.
In terms of the performance of the spaniards, Carlos Sainz ended up slightly better than Fernando Alonso, although both were more than two and a half seconds of the fastest time of Hamilton. The objective of the Q3 seems feasible for them.
time Table Free 1 Grand Prix of the United Unidos
|1||Lewis Hamilton||44||Mercedes||01′ 37″428||0||25|
|2||Nico Rosberg||6||Mercedes||01′ 37″743||+0.315||27|
|3||Max Verstappen||33||Red Bull||01′ 39″379||+1.951||28|
|4||Kimi Raikkonen||7||Ferrari||01′ 39″407||+1.979||21|
|5||Nico Hulkenberg||27||Force India||01′ 39″712||+2.284||27|
|6||Valtteri Bottas||77||Williams||01′ 39″776||+2.348||30|
|7||Daniel Ricciardo||3||Red Bull||01′ 39″963||+2.535||26|
|8||Sebastian Vettel||5||Ferrari||01′ 39″988||+2.560||15|
|9||Daniil Kvyat||26||Toro Rosso||01′ 40″131||+2.703||16|
|10||Carlos Sainz||55||Toro Rosso||01′ 40″140||+2.712||26|
|11||Felipe Massa||19||Williams||01′ 40″191||+2.763||27|
|12||Felipe Nasr||12||Sauber||01′ 40″287||+2.859||16|
|13||Fernando Alonso||14||McLaren||01′ 40″362||+2.934||26|
|14||Romain Grosjean||8||Haas F1 Team||01′ 40″826||+3.398||15|
|15||Esteban Gutiérrez||21||Haas F1 Team||01′ 40″970||+3.542||15|
|16||Marcus Ericsson||9||Sauber||01′ 41″170||+3.742||17|
|17||Alfonso Celis||34||Force India||01′ 41″422||+3.994||27|
|18||Jenson Button||22||McLaren||01′ 41″663||+4.235||21|
|19||Kevin Magnussen||20||Renault||01′ 41″942||+4.514||22|
|20||Jordan King||42||Manor F1||01′ 42″012||+4.584||29|
|21||Jolyon Palmer||30||Renault||01′ 42″332||+4.904||31|
|22||Esteban Ocon||31||Manor F1||01′ 43″874||+6.446||27|