Lewis Hamilton you need to trim points as it is to a Nico Rosberg that is more complicated to become champion this weekend. The british, with a spectacular 1:18.704, got the tenth pole position of the season in his personal account, and showed that it has not thrown in the towel by the World. The leader Rosberg suffered more than expected to find the ‘set up’ of the Mercedes, but ended up with a good second place ahead of Red Bull Max Verstappen and Daniel Riccciardo.
The spaniards complied with the provisions of: Sainz will come out 10th, after ‘in extremis’ to Q3, while Alonso will 11th, with the advantage that you can choose tyres for the output.
Q1: Hamilton, without a rival
Lewis Hamilton fulfilled that which was anticipated with a good 1:19.447, ahead of Kimi Räikkönen and Sebastian Vettel that they saved their best laps of the weekend for the classification, with Daniel Ricciardo between the Ferrari.
Nico Rosberg showed many doubts in the first batch of this classification, and it was not the sixth time. The spaniards, with reasonable ease, went 10th and 11th, both with tires superblando to not have scares.
The surprise of this first batch was a spectacular Pascal Wehrlein, who snuck into Q2 in 16th. Those eliminated were Gutierrez, Kvyat, Nasr, Ocon and Grosjean, in addition to Jolyon Palmer has not participated in the session, because they found a crack in the chassis of the Renault after the third free practice.
time Table Q1 Grand Prix México
|1||Lewis Hamilton||44||Mercedes||01′ 19″447||0||6|
|2||Kimi Raikkonen||7||Ferrari||01′ 19″554||+0.107||5|
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||3||Red Bull||01′ 19″713||+0.266||5|
|4||Sebastian Vettel||5||Ferrari||01′ 19″865||+0.418||5|
|5||Max Verstappen||33||Red Bull||01′ 19″874||+0.427||5|
|6||Nico Rosberg||6||Mercedes||01′ 19″996||+0.549||5|
|7||Sergio Perez||11||Force India||01′ 20″308||+0.861||6|
|8||Valtteri Bottas||77||Williams||01′ 20″338||+0.891||5|
|9||Felipe Massa||19||Williams||01′ 20″423||+0.976||4|
|10||Carlos Sainz||55||Toro Rosso||01′ 20″457||+1.010||8|
|11||Fernando Alonso||14||McLaren||01′ 20″552||+1.105||4|
|12||Nico Hulkenberg||27||Force India||01′ 20″599||+1.152||6|
|13||Marcus Ericsson||9||Sauber||01′ 21″062||+1.615||8|
|14||Kevin Magnussen||20||Renault||01′ 21″254||+1.807||10|
|15||Jenson Button||22||McLaren||01′ 21″333||+1.886||9|
|16||Pascal Wehrlein||94||Manor F1||01′ 21″363||+1.916||10|
|17||Esteban Gutiérrez||21||Haas F1 Team||01′ 21″401||+1.954||9|
|18||Daniil Kvyat||26||Toro Rosso||01′ 21″454||+2.007||4|
|19||Felipe Nasr||12||Sauber||01′ 21″692||+2.245||9|
|20||Esteban Ocon||31||Manor F1||01′ 21″881||+2.434||10|
|21||Romain Grosjean||8||Haas F1 Team||01′ 21″916||+2.469||10|
|22||Jolyon Palmer||30||Renault||No time||—||0|
Q2: The nature calls Vettel
Max Verstappen he was the first pilot who dropped a huge 1:18. The Dutch beat Lewis Hamilton, quemarcó his best lap of the weekend despite the fact that we kept them from their purpose, ironically, who else has complained about bent this season: Sebastian Vettel. Despite this, he scored a 1:19.1, which allowed him to pass with comfort, the Q3, on soft tyres, that will fit in the output of this Sunday. The German had a small break unforeseen pit: he needed to urinate.
With Nico Rosberg, again, suffering (fifth) longer than planned, the Spanish lived the lime and the sand. On the one hand, Carlos Sainz went on the court, 10th by little, while Fernando Alonso will start 11th after being overtaken in the last lap by Nico Hülkenberg. Those eliminated were, in addition to Alonso, Perez, Button, Magnussen, Ericsson and Wehrlein.
time Table Q2 Grand Prix México
|1||Max Verstappen||33||Red Bull||01′ 18″972||0||8|
|2||Lewis Hamilton||44||Mercedes||01′ 19″137||+0.165||10|
|3||Sebastian Vettel||5||Ferrari||01′ 19″385||+0.413||9|
|4||Daniel Ricciardo||3||Red Bull||01′ 19″553||+0.581||9|
|5||Nico Rosberg||6||Mercedes||01′ 19″761||+0.789||14|
|6||Nico Hulkenberg||27||Force India||01′ 19″769||+0.797||14|
|7||Kimi Raikkonen||7||Ferrari||01′ 19″936||+0.964||14|
|8||Valtteri Bottas||77||Williams||01′ 19″958||+0.986||13|
|9||Felipe Massa||19||Williams||01′ 20″151||+1.179||12|
|10||Carlos Sainz||55||Toro Rosso||01′ 20″169||+1.197||16|
|11||Fernando Alonso||14||McLaren||01′ 20″282||+1.310||12|
|12||Sergio Perez||11||Force India||01′ 20″287||+1.315||14|
|13||Jenson Button||22||McLaren||01′ 20″673||+1.701||17|
|14||Kevin Magnussen||20||Renault||01′ 21″131||+2.159||18|
|15||Marcus Ericsson||9||Sauber||01′ 21″536||+2.564||15|
|16||Pascal Wehrlein||94||Manor F1||01′ 21″785||+2.813||17|
Q3: Hamilton triumphs for his Tenth of the year
For the first time this season, the superiority of the Mercedes was in question, at least in origin. Lewis Hamilton had no problem to achieve the best time on the first attempt of the shoot-out, with the two Red bulls behind, but Nico Rosberg it was not the fifth.
however, in the second attempt, usual of this Q3, the German brought honour to take a turn that was not perfect, because they erred in the first sector of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, but it has achieved a great 1:18, worked primarily in the area virada sector 2. The two-tenths and half-pulled him Rosberg will dolieron less after that great lap.
time Table Q3 Grand Prix México
|1||Lewis Hamilton||44||Mercedes||01′ 18″704||0||18|
|2||Nico Rosberg||6||Mercedes||01′ 18″958||+0.254||22|
|3||Max Verstappen||33||Red Bull||01′ 19″054||+0.350||14|
|4||Daniel Ricciardo||3||Red Bull||01′ 19″133||+0.429||15|
|5||Nico Hulkenberg||27||Force India||01′ 19″330||+0.626||22|
|6||Kimi Raikkonen||7||Ferrari||01′ 19″376||+0.672||21|
|7||Sebastian Vettel||5||Ferrari||01′ 19″381||+0.677||17|
|8||Valtteri Bottas||77||Williams||01′ 19″551||+0.847||20|
|9||Felipe Massa||19||Williams||01′ 20″032||+1.328||19|
|10||Carlos Sainz||55||Toro Rosso||01′ 20″378||+1.674||24|