The x-ray: as well faced the riders the race in Brazil


The first day at Interlagos was marked by the high temperatures, which complicated quite the search for a tune-up meet. Saturday and Sunday it was expected that things were very different, and that, even, was the rain, so that the good feelings of some teams could completely change the next day.

And so it was, in some cases, being the most striking the of Williams, who went on to lead the chasing pack of Mercedes to be left out of the Q3 with its two single-seaters. The rain appeared in the third practice session and in Q1, but none of that prevented Lewis Hamilton made with a new pole and to maintain the hope of still have a chance at the title in the last race to be held in Abu Dhabi.

below, we review a pilot to pilot the highlight of your weekend.


Lewis Hamilton

Friday: The heat caused more degradation than expected and was complicated advance work for qualifying and the race because we expected cold and rain.

Saturday: Very happy with the result, he was able to bring together three sectors to be very good, while at all times maintaining the proper temperature in the tyres.

Nico Rosberg

Friday: The degradation, even with the medium compound is much higher than expected. Appeared blistering.

Saturday: The car was very well balanced and improved in the last attempt, but not enough to beat Hamilton.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
HAM 1:11.895 (1) 1:12.271 (1) 32+41 1:11.833 (2nd) 21 1:11.511 (1) 1:11.238 (1) 1:10.736 (1)
ROS 1:12.125 (3rd) 1:12.301 (2nd) 26+40 1:11.740 (1) 19 1:11.815 (2nd) 1:11.373 (2nd) 1:10.838 (2º)



Sebastian Vettel

Friday: high temperatures made it very difficult to find grip on the track. Better on long runs.

Saturday: it Was too conservative in the last curve. Simulations of a career were very promising.

Kimi Räikkönen

Friday: Difficult to find a good balance. A protective visor is confined in a duct of the brake and had to stop due to overheating.

Saturday: The car improved compared to Friday, with the lowering of temperatures. The last lap was not very good, subvirando in the first two bends and a second area discrete.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
VET 1:11.991 (2nd) 1:13.002 (7th) 29+45 1:11.959 (3rd) 14 1:12.159 (5th) 1:12.010 (4th) 1:11.495 (5th)
RAI 1:13.569 (10th) 1:13.047 (8th) 26+24 1:12.027 (4th) 16 1:12.100 (4th) 1:12.301 (6th) 1:11.404 (3rd)


Valtteri Bottas

Friday: Happy with the pace on long runs, good start to the weekend.

Saturday: The descent of temperature with respect to Friday, completely changed the behavior of the car.

Felipe Massa

Friday: Very good day, the car has behaved well in all conditions.

Saturday: could Not run the front tires properly, something that had much to do with the drop in temperature.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
BOT 1:13.129 (5th) 1:12.761 (3rd) 36+47 1:12.614 (7th) 27 1:12.680 (9th) 1:12.420 (11th)
MORE 1:13.318 (8th) 1:12.789 (4th) 33+43 1:12.990 (9th) 26 1:12.432 (8th) 1:12.521 (13th)

Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo

Friday: The heat has not sat well in the car, even if you believe that you are closer to Mercedes than expected.

Saturday: Made progress in the first two qualifying sessions but in Q3 things did not work well. He was very conservative in the first sector.

Max Verstappen

Friday: it Was very good the first session, but the changes made matters worse on short runs.

Saturday: Had problems with the new tyres in Q3, particularly in the second sector.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
RIC 1:12.371 (4th) 1:12.828 (5th) 27+43 1:12.287 (6th) 21 1:12.409 (6th) 1:12.047 (5th) 1:11.540 (6th)
SEE 1:11.991 (2nd) 1:12.928 (6th) 29+45 1:12.077 (5th) 19 1:11.957 (3rd) 1:11.834 (3rd) 1:11.485 (4th)

Force India


Sergio Pérez

Friday: His fast lap of the second session was not as well as it could and the changes made since the first did not work.

Saturday: The car has improved a lot with respect to the third free practice session. You made a small mistake in the last curve.

Nico Hülkenberg

Friday: The car performs well, but has a lot of improving, the balance to reach the level that is expected.

Saturday: Very pleased with the turn of Q3, while the output of the last curve was not as good as it could have been.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
PER 1:13.289 (6th) 1:13.918 (14th) 31+38 1:13.231 (12th) 19 1:12.684 (10th) 1:12.331 (8th) 1:12.165 (9th)
HUL 1:13.293 (7th) 1:13.299 (9th) 33+42 1:13.203 (11th) 14 1:12.428 (7th) 1:12.360 (10th) 1:12.104 (8th)


Kevin Magnussen

Friday: Gave his car to Sergei Sirotkin in the first session. Happy to have been able to complete many laps in the second.

Saturday: he Lost the balance achieved in the previous sessions.

Jolyon Palmer

Friday: we will Still lack the drive to have a good set up.

Saturday: again in Q2, was pleased with the result, although his last lap was ruined after several blocajes.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
MAG 1:14.109 (16th) 47 1:13.255 (13th) 15 1:13.410 (18th)
PAL 1:14.908 (19th) 1:14.436 (19th) 32+43 1:12.968 (8th) 19 1:13.259 (16th) 1:13.258 (16th)

Toro Rosso

Daniil Kvyat

Friday: Lost time on track in the morning, but recovered by the afternoon.

Saturday: Your lap of Q2 was pretty good and thought that the car had no more.

Carlos Sainz

Friday: Day more complicated than in the previous races, he had problems cooling.

Saturday: The Q1 was good, but in Q2 did not improve. Wait for the rain in the race to have any chance of scoring.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
KVY 1:14.090 (12th) 1:13.689 (12th) 15+46 1:13.609 (17th) 13 1:13.071 (15th) 1:12.726 (14th)
UPS 1:13.711 (11th) 1:13.801 (13th) 22+47 1:13.293 (14th) 20 1:12.950 (13th) 1:12.920 (15º)



Marcus Ericsson

Friday: he spun with the medium tyres in the second session and was unable to complete the program that had allotted with them.

Saturday: he Had to change the engine before qualifying. The classification turned out to be very complicated because of the little activity they had at the track.

Felipe Nasr

Friday: The car improved in the second session.

Saturday: Your final lap was very good until the curve 11, which found traffic.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
ERI 1:14.654 (17th) 1:14.695 (21st) 23+21 1 1:13.623 (21º)
NAS 1:14.631 (16th) 1:14.309 (17th) 21+40 1:13.992 (20th) 14 1:13.681 (22º)


Fernando Alonso

Friday: The car is more competitive on this circuit and believes there are options to enter in Q3. A problem with the water pressure prevented him from making the last half hour of the second session.

Saturday: The descent of temperatures it sat very well in the car, that progressively improved on each occasion that he went out to the track.

Jenson Button

Friday: With little fuel the car is going well, but you have to improve on long runs. An overheating problem in the exhaust made him lose time on track in the second session.

Saturday: The car changed completely. Subviraba in the fast corners and sobreviraba in the slow.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
ALO 1:14.296 (14th) 1:13.572 (11th) 26+18 1:13.002 (10th) 12 1:12.700 (11th) 1:12.312 (7th) 1:12.266 (10th)
BUT 1:14.252 (13th) 1:13.440 (10th) 27+19 1:13.750 (18th) 9 1:13.276 (17º)


Pascal Wehrlein

Friday: Had problems with the car throughout the day, especially in the second session.

Saturday: The car recovered the good sensations and was able to return to normal.

Esteban Ocon

Friday: Mexico’s problems have been solved and the car was back to normal.

Saturday: Sanctioned with three positions on the grid for disturbing Jolyon Palmer in Q1.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
WEH 1:14.948 (20th) 1:14.958 (22nd) 32+22 1:13.972 (19th) 20 1:13.427 (19º)
OCO 1:14.827 (18th) 1:14.317 (18th) 30+46 1:14.222 (21st) 21 1:13.432 (20º)


Romain Grosjean

Friday: He spent much of the day focused on testing new brakes Carbone Industries, which he liked much more than the Brembo.

Saturday: The new brakes and the low temperatures helped him to feel confident in the car and managed to get into Q3.

Esteban Gutierrez

Friday: Not ended up very happy with the balance of the car.

Saturday: he Lost the opportunity to get into Q3 by a very small, but is optimistic for the race.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
GRO 1:14.507 (15th) 1:14.074 (15th) 25+35 1:13.344 (15th) 15 1:12.893 (12th) 1:12.343 (9th) 1:11.937 (7th)
GUT 1:14.558 (20th) 42 1:13.596 (16th) 16 1:13.052 (14th) 1:12.431 (12th)

The decisions of the commissioners

  • Esteban Ocon is punished with three positions on the grid and two points on your license for disturbing Jolyon Palmer.


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