Arrives Saturday in the Us GP F1 2017. All squeeze every last drop of performance out of their cars to try to finish it as best as possible in the qualifying session with all the data collected in the three free practice sessions prior. The third session of free has passed without incidents of note, all have been testing things such as simulations of the race with long runs, finalizing details for the classification and also some computers have brought improvements that have been testing, as is the case of McLaren, that no test pieces for 2018 as well as what others are doing teams, the only thing that they have had less time because the leaking hydraulic left standing to Fernando Alonso in free practice 1 has not helped to complete the planned programme.
As has become usual since the start of the season, Mercedes and Ferrari are still at the front. You already know that Ferrari has made many mistakes throughout the season and especially in the last few races the indentation points has been extreme. Maranello has met and has created a great car, probably the best of the last ten years and with sufficient potential to win the world and yet everything has gone overboard. The third in discord are Red Bull who have taken a great leap in the last stage of the world taking full advantage of your Renault engine and with a chassis that is very efficient as usual with Newey and the other technicians and tools available to them. Thus, regardless of the positions of today, tomorrow there is race and nothing is said.
you know that if Hamilton wins and Vettel to stay at a distance x, could proclaim himself as a champion mathematician in the world by 2017. This is very complicated to happen, but may be given the chance if something happens. It could also happen, that it is the british who should fail or its reliability is not what allows you to put more excitement to the world until the end, because it would lose a handful of points (25) very juicy and although it would have to suffer two blows to the points of both are equal more or less. If Hamilton wins here and Vettel is 6th or worse, Hamilton is proclaimed morning champion mathematically in the world. In the case of a second, Vettel would have to be 10th or worse. And in any other case, the world seguíra live.
By the way during this weekend we met some news and rumors interesting. On the one hand we see that Vettel is nervous and continues with the tensions than usual, and today that nearly cost him an outrage to a member of Maranello and not only that, but that is wrong and almost for in the box of Red Bull, and that only they were free. The tension is palpable, we’ll see tomorrow in the race, but this has not happened to Fernando Alonso when he fought against him for the world despite having worse cars. And eye that does not roll heads soon in Ferrari, because the latest rumors point to Maurizio Arrivabene, which in my opinion is not to blame and it would be unfair to dismiss him. By the way, and since I have spoken of Red Bull, to say that they are also trying to renew Daniel Ricciardo until 2020 to have their two official drivers subject up to that date. And as the gossip of the day, Zak Brown has commented that, do not rule out a McLaren completely orange to 2018, similar to the car of Fernando Alonso for the Indy 500.
Results of the free 3
|5||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’35″103|
|9||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’35″723|
|10||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’35″802|
|11||Esteban Ocon||Force India||1’35″965|
|15||Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso||1’36″818|
|20||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1’38″500|
|5||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1’33″577|
|6||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1’33″658|
|7||Esteban Ocon||Force India||1’34″647|
|10||Sergio Perez||Force India||1’35″148|
|12||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1’35″529|
|18||Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso||1’36″889|
*Yesterday I pointed out the pilots who will sanction, therefore this will not be the order of the final grill…And waiting for a possible sanction for Grosjean to hinder to Stroll. Also Massa has had problems with his engine, we’ll see what happens.
Morning we will be attentive to the news that may arise, and also of the results of the race, with an eye also on the sky to see the weather, tomorrow about Austin. We already said yesterday that it could rain, not during the career, but a few moments before the start, so the track would be wet when you start all over, which adds a plus of difficulty. We will see how everything is going in the race and I hope that both Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz have a good race and have fun, the first to attempt to hunt down some points if you can, and the second in its debut with the Renault team, which has been pretty good…
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