Monaco grand Prix 2016: Results of the free practice sessions

Curva GP de Mónaco 2016F1 returns to the streets of Monaco to kick-start the first official sessions free practice 1 & 2 Monaco GP. You already know that you here do not run on Fridays and historically held on the Thursday, something that began to be so for religious reasons, but now it has continued to hold with profit to make the tourism that attracts Formula 1 to stay one more day…

Yesterday, we announced that the family Bianchi had created an association to help young talents with no resources, and today that family is still news, having begun his legal action against Bernie Ecclestone, against the organizers of the GP of Japan, against the FIA and against the own team Manor (Marussia), in which he lost his life his son Jules Bianchi. There are many things to clarify and not everything was done correctly, something that has bothered a lot to the family.

Red Bull 2016Returning to the Monaco GP, to emphasize that Ferrari seems lost. Have had a few scares and outputs of track, including Vettel has touched twice the wall in free practice 2. Does not seem to go well and have the pressure of Red Bull, which seems rather better here than the Maranello. In addition, if it is shown that improvement of Renault of several tenths (approximately 40CV) in the engine, probably Ferrari have a sore head with the team of energy drinks in the rest of the season.

Already in the last sector is more twisty in the GP of Spain lost and, despite the declarations of Marc Gené on the grounds that it had nothing to do go wrong there is to go wrong in Monaco, something with which I disagree, again, Ferrari is in trouble. Have a commitment to brutal to be strong and hide the problems now more than ever, and perhaps, as we’ve been telling you several times, the ipo of Ferrari, and the results you want Marchionne have a lot to do.

Results of the free 1

The Mercedes above, Red Bull are also very strong. Remember that Red Bull has a great chassis, the better, and that in this circuit the motor is not so important, but the car of Ricciardo has a new specification that also mounts Magnussen and that could bring in a few 40CV extra to the Renault engine. By the way, is also worth mentioning the manhole cover or record that has risen and has destroyed the front wing and brake ducts of the McLaren-Honda of Button (lucky that did not hit with his head and that the front wing was the specification old and the new was saved…).

Position Pilot Time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’15″537
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’15″638
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’15″956
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’16″308
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’16″371
6 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’16″426
7 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’16″560
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1’16″697
9 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’16″912
10 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’17″130
11 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’17″562
12 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’17″599
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’17″838
14 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1’17″909
15 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1’17″920
16 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1’18″187
17 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1’18″274
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’18″301
19 Felipe Massa Williams 1’18″746
20 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’18″871
21 Rio Haryanto Manor 1’20″528
22 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1’20″886

Results of the free 2

The Renault and the Ferrari the more hilly. With an impact of Palmer in the session, one that prevented him from rolling, as well as that of Massa. But in the second session has been Magnussen who has impacted against the barrier. Also Ferrari has come out on several occasions with both cars and Vettel has touched the wall two times, the second without many consequences, but the first breaking part of the rear spoiler.

By the way, very well, also for Toro Rosso, as to Manor of evil, here, you see the tremendous lack of their chassis and aerodynamics. What someone said at the beginning of the season that Manor with Mercedes engine could beat several teams? Maybe I should see them now…

Position Pilot Time
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’14″607
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’15″213
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’15″506
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’15″571
5 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’15″815
6 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’15″981
7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’16″040
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1’16″120
9 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’16″269
10 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1’16″325
11 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’16″487
12 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’16″723
13 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1’16″782
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’16″849
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’16″874
16 Felipe Massa Williams 1’17″286
17 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1¡’17″530
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’17″562
19 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’17″761
20 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1’17″999
21 Rio Haryanto Manor 1’18″647
22 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1’18″814

don’t miss the scene classification of the sabbath, remember that tomorrow is a rest in Monaco and all over again on Saturday with the free 3 and rating. A classification which will be very close, where you roll non-stop is important, get some confidence and always be alert so that not to leave you out. The engines here do not have so much importance, that’s why the shortcomings of many will be off and there may be surprises in the starting grid for the Sunday. By the way, the rain threatened the race. If makes an appearance, the GP of Monaco is spectacular, but the Monaco GP in the wet it will be brutal…