The Mercedes might not have wanted to show their cards in the first free practice sessions of the GP of Spain. The honor of commanding the time table was for Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen, who want to leave behind the problems of reliability that have been ballasted in the first four races of the year. Filmed with the soft and hard tyres (this is only for one turn of setup), while Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton just rode the medium compound.
behind them, the Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen were confirmed as the alternative to the above, both with trials of the race. The debut of the pilot Dutch with his new team was not without scares, as the start of the session had a slight out of track, without major consequences.
Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso showed in the same line of competitive of the last Great Prizes. The madrid Toro Rosso marked the eighth best time, between the Williams, and the spaniard from McLaren was an excellent tenth fastest time.
In this session, in which Esteban Ocon should have rolled with the Renault was unable to give a full turn with times, by problems in the power unit of the car.
time Table Free 1 Grand Prix of España
|1||Sebastian Vettel||5||Ferrari||01′ 23″951||0||22|
|2||Kimi Raikkonen||7||Ferrari||01′ 24″089||+0.138||18|
|3||Nico Rosberg||6||Mercedes||01′ 24″454||+0.503||34|
|4||Lewis Hamilton||44||Mercedes||01′ 24″611||+0.660||33|
|5||Daniel Ricciardo||3||Red Bull||01′ 25″416||+1.465||25|
|6||Max Verstappen||33||Toro Rosso||01′ 25″585||+1.634||29|
|7||Valtteri Bottas||77||Williams||01′ 25″672||+1.721||36|
|8||Carlos Sainz||55||Toro Rosso||01′ 26″078||+2.127||19|
|9||Felipe Massa||19||Williams||01′ 26″186||+2.235||32|
|10||Fernando Alonso||14||McLaren||01′ 26″243||+2.292||18|
|11||Kevin Magnussen||20||Renault||01′ 26″576||+2.625||30|
|12||Daniil Kvyat||26||Red Bull||01′ 26″583||+2.632||21|
|13||Nico Hulkenberg||27||Force India||01′ 26″938||+2.987||27|
|14||Sergio Perez||11||Force India||01′ 27″064||+3.113||9|
|15||Felipe Nasr||12||Sauber||01′ 27″253||+3.302||27|
|16||Romain Grosjean||8||Haas F1 Team||01′ 27″258||+3.307||17|
|17||Esteban Gutiérrez||21||Haas F1 Team||01′ 27″283||+3.332||18|
|18||Marcus Ericsson||9||Sauber||01′ 27″392||+3.441||24|
|19||Jenson Button||22||McLaren||01′ 27″610||+3.659||19|
|20||Pascal Wehrlein||94||Manor F1||01′ 28″084||+4.133||29|
|21||Rio Haryanto||88||Manor F1||01′ 29″052||+5.101||34|