Nico Rosberg it has become very easy the first pole position of the story on the street circuit of Baku. The pilot German crushed with force the timer without your opponent normal, as a Lewis Hamilton power ended up testing the wall internal of the narrowest part of the path. The current champion will start tenth.
was Not a good day for the Spanish, since both Carlos Sainz as Fernando Alonso fell with a crash in Q2, so it’ll be up to going back in search of the points in a circuit where both, especially the McLaren have with force the lack of power of their cars.
Q1: Button, behind the Manor
The McLaren started with serious problems in the first batch. Not by Fernando Alonso, who went on the court with relative peace (15th), but by Jenson Button. The English rider will come out the 19th, just behind Rio Haryanto and Pascal Wehrlein in the best session of the Manor this year.
In the first round of Valtteri Bottas in the day, after the problem with the manhole cover of the third-party free, showed that this track of pure speed benefits the powered by Mercedes. Therefore, no one should be surprised that Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton arrasasen from the start. Those eliminated were Haryanto, Wehrlein, Button, Ericsson, Magnussen and Palmer (disastrous the Renault).
time Table Q1 Grand Prix Europa
|1||Nico Rosberg||6||Mercedes||01′ 43″685||0||6|
|2||Lewis Hamilton||44||Mercedes||01′ 44″259||+0.574||4|
|3||Sergio Perez||11||Force India||01′ 44″462||+0.777||6|
|4||Daniel Ricciardo||3||Red Bull||01′ 44″570||+0.885||4|
|5||Daniil Kvyat||26||Toro Rosso||01′ 44″694||+1.009||10|
|6||Valtteri Bottas||77||Williams||01′ 44″706||+1.021||6|
|7||Carlos Sainz||55||Toro Rosso||01′ 44″827||+1.142||10|
|8||Nico Hulkenberg||27||Force India||01′ 44″860||+1.175||7|
|9||Kimi Raikkonen||7||Ferrari||01′ 44″936||+1.251||5|
|10||Max Verstappen||33||Red Bull||01′ 44″939||+1.254||6|
|11||Sebastian Vettel||5||Ferrari||01′ 45″062||+1.377||5|
|12||Esteban Gutiérrez||21||Haas F1 Team||01′ 45″300||+1.615||9|
|13||Felipe Massa||19||Williams||01′ 45″494||+1.809||6|
|14||Romain Grosjean||8||Haas F1 Team||01′ 45″507||+1.822||8|
|15||Fernando Alonso||14||McLaren||01′ 45″525||+1.840||7|
|16||Felipe Nasr||12||Sauber||01′ 45″549||+1.864||9|
|17||Rio Haryanto||88||Manor F1||01′ 45″665||+1.980||8|
|18||Pascal Wehrlein||94||Manor F1||01′ 45″750||+2.065||9|
|19||Jenson Button||22||McLaren||01′ 45″804||+2.119||7|
|20||Marcus Ericsson||9||Sauber||01′ 46″231||+2.546||10|
|21||Kevin Magnussen||20||Renault||01′ 46″348||+2.663||9|
|22||Jolyon Palmer||30||Renault||01′ 46″394||+2.709||9|
Q2: KO of the Spanish
As the track was improving, the times improved, although as it happened in the first one, was Nico Rosberg who crushed the run. With little more than a second on a Lewis Hamilton which almost gives the shock (came out to just over two minutes), the German showed his teeth.
deleted of the session were Romain Grosjean, Nico Hülkenberg, Carlos Sainz, Fernando Alonso, Esteban Gutierrez and Felipe Nasr. The spaniards suffered the difficulties of a track where the tip is key. The pilot spaniard complained that it was caught in traffic, and they also picked up the yellow flag at the worst time, but where there is no… “I don’t think that would have changed to be in Q3, but yes to be the 11 or the 12”, he admitted.
time Table Q2 Grand Prix Europa
|1||Nico Rosberg||6||Mercedes||01′ 42″520||0||10|
|2||Lewis Hamilton||44||Mercedes||01′ 43″526||+1.006||12|
|3||Sergio Perez||11||Force India||01′ 43″939||+1.419||13|
|4||Daniel Ricciardo||3||Red Bull||01′ 44″141||+1.621||12|
|5||Max Verstappen||33||Red Bull||01′ 44″387||+1.867||13|
|6||Sebastian Vettel||5||Ferrari||01′ 44″461||+1.941||12|
|7||Valtteri Bottas||77||Williams||01′ 44″477||+1.957||12|
|8||Kimi Raikkonen||7||Ferrari||01′ 44″533||+2.013||12|
|9||Daniil Kvyat||26||Toro Rosso||01′ 44″687||+2.167||18|
|10||Felipe Massa||19||Williams||01′ 44″696||+2.176||11|
|11||Romain Grosjean||8||Haas F1 Team||01′ 44″755||+2.235||15|
|12||Nico Hulkenberg||27||Force India||01′ 44″824||+2.304||14|
|13||Carlos Sainz||55||Toro Rosso||01′ 45″000||+2.480||17|
|14||Fernando Alonso||14||McLaren||01′ 45″270||+2.750||15|
|15||Esteban Gutiérrez||21||Haas F1 Team||01′ 45″349||+2.829||16|
|16||Felipe Nasr||12||Sauber||01′ 46″048||+3.528||13|
Q3: Hamilton ends up in the walls
A Lewis Hamilton very, very nervous (it came out for the second time in this classification) was the cause of that Nico Rosberg not need to just suffer to reach the pole. The british had already left two times when, for lack of a little more than two minutes was given with the inner wall of the variant of the area of the citadel, and gave the fret with your options. The winner of the last two races was overexcited during the whole day, and ended up paying the price. Will be out 9th.
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This brought out a red flag which only allowed out to almost everyone to make an attempt, but Rosberg gave him a break. Saw the final moments from the box, in which Daniel Ricciardor took the third place with exactly the same time that Sebastian Vettel: 1:43.966. This spectacular performance will give a first row, since Sergio Pérez, which marked the second time, he suffers a penalty of five places for replacing the gearbox.
time Table Q3 Grand Prix Europa
|1||Nico Rosberg||6||Mercedes||01′ 42″758||0||16|
|2||Sergio Perez||11||Force India||01′ 43″515||+0.757||20|
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||3||Red Bull||01′ 43″966||+1.208||20|
|4||Sebastian Vettel||5||Ferrari||01′ 43″966||+1.208||19|
|5||Kimi Raikkonen||7||Ferrari||01′ 44″269||+1.511||19|
|6||Felipe Massa||19||Williams||01′ 44″483||+1.725||15|
|7||Daniil Kvyat||26||Toro Rosso||01′ 44″717||+1.959||25|
|8||Valtteri Bottas||77||Williams||01′ 45″246||+2.488||18|
|9||Max Verstappen||33||Red Bull||01′ 45″570||+2.812||20|
|10||Lewis Hamilton||44||Mercedes||02′ 01″954||+19.196||17|