Begins on Saturday at the circuit of Suzuka with the bad news for the spaniards. The GP Japan F1 2017 presents complicated for Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso. You already know that the driver from madrid penalised with 20 positions by the mechanical changes that I discussed yesterday. Well, he have joined the 35 positions of penalty for Fernando Alonso to have to change his power unit because tonight problems have been detected and it has been decided to change before you start the day today. It is a change that was not foreseen, that is to say, that this is not the update you were testing to enter here, but something that is unexpected, as the engine had only run a race, the last to Malaysia to have had the accident at the Singapore GP, and do not have rolled… This greatly benefits Vandoorne, who will be 10, and with new tires to choose from (“work” computer forced).
pessimism Lewis Hamilton has now transformed into a performance and has managed to position his car on the first line with a pole incontestable. The Mercedes seemed to have had a letdown, or better said, maybe problems with the tyres on certain circuits like the GP of Singapore and Malaysia where they were leapfrogged by Ferrari and also Red Bull, something unusual. But here, have returned to be strong and Hamilton took advantage of the occasion to be able to leave first thing tomorrow morning and if all goes well and nothing happens, it is good to be able to finish first in the race. That would give him an advantage in the world it could hardly save Vettel if there is a dropout or breakage on the part of Mercedes. Because even if it was a second in every remaining race and Vettel for the win all could not overcome points to the british. In any case, congratulations to Lewis for his 71st pole position, the 10th of this year and for having achieved a pole position at a circuit where he had not yet obtained any.
As we have mentioned yesterday in the article the results of the free, that so much today as tomorrow will be all dry, so bad news for Alonso and Carlos, in addition to the rest that have a deficit with his power unit. However for Hamilton, I think that will be much more quiet quit no rain or uncertainties. By the way, be careful with the penalties, and those who are playing the world, neither Hamilton nor Vettel are immune to the breakdowns and changes of engines. Sanctions one or the other could be a large impediment, though with cars that have both could be traced easily and to minimize damage as we have seen, but that would not be as salvageable is a break in the race, leaving zero points for the pilot and the other the end of the race. That would put the world in favor of one or the other, in fact it is Vettel breaks down or has an incident that you do not score points, Hamilton could already be champion.
, And remember that Ferrari in terms of reliability go to the limit, spent engines at the beginning of the season by problems with its mechanics, and now at the end of the world is when you would start paying. In fact, in this race, both Valtteri Bottas with his Mercedes and Kimi Räikkönen with Ferrari are going to penalize you here 5 positions for changing the gearbox. So join Fernando and Carlos in the list of sanctioned, although you will not have to leave last. Bottas after the sanction will come out 7th and Räikkönen will leave the 11th morning, because the first made the second best time behind his team mate and the Ferrari do not got to be better than 6th. Vettel made 3rd will start tomorrow’s glued to the trail of Hamilton in second position, which will put stress on the output. I would imagine that the German will attempt to attack Hamilton for an aggressive form, but I insist, a touch could be fatal for one or the other.
Results of the free 3
|4||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’29″910|
|5||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’30″018|
|6||Esteban Ocon||Force India||1’30″109|
|9||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’30″563|
|13||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||1’30″799|
|16||Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso||1’31″353|
|4||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’28″306|
|5||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’28″332|
|7||Esteban Ocon||Force India||1’29″111|
|8||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’29″260|
|15||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||1’30″413*|
|17||Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso||1’31″317|
*Carlos will come out second to last, ahead of Alonso with 20 and 35 posts of sanction respectively. Bottas will come out 7th and Kimi 11th por-5 positions penalty for both.
Tomorrow we return with the results of the race in AM. I hope that both Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz can be traced back a bit and maybe even get to the doors of the points or take a point, although going to be extremely difficult for both coming out last. We hope that in the first curve also has many touches, since it is a curve in which there is usually sometimes a bit of a mess after getting there fast after the start / finish straight and the cars try to get by the outside or inside to try to overtake and can leave chunks flying, slashed tires or cars outside as in the past. And as I quote the tires, yesterday with the rain they were not able to test long runs, so that the behaviour of the tyres and strategies could be a uncertainty, although the teams already know quite well the compounds but not the exact behavior in Suzuka.
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