Sunday in Austin, the traffic lights are about to go off into the Us GP Formula 1 2016 and give beginning to an exciting career. This time Hamilton has been the one that took pole and the win, giving a claw a few points to his team-mate Nico Rosberg, who was second. However, the abandonment of Lewis will probably cost the world and to not be that Rosberg will do something here at the end of this season, you may not be done with a new title.
The race has been quite interesting, with movement and action on the track from the beginning, but perhaps it has been the final part is the most interesting. Others have not been so lucky to be able to finish this great race in the DIMENSION as it is the case of Nico Hülkenberg after a good qualifying session yesterday, managed to get into Q3 but was unable to barely start the race. Another of the big losers was Max Verstappen, who was eager to hunt down the Mercedes and return to the podium, but his engine began to fail, and that forced him to retire.
Also Kimi Räikkönen had to leave because his car was stopped in the pitlane, a penalty to the finn that I was going on posts quite high in the table and even in front of Vettel. The abandonment of Max and Kimi came well to the German, as the Sebastian reported after the race, otherwise it would not have opted to the post in which it ended. Ferrari seems somewhat embarrassed in regards to the performance of your car, but it is something that we have been suffering from the past few years and is nothing new. Red Bull, however, always seems to have a great awakening.
In terms of the national representation, Carlos Sainz Jr. did yesterday a large classification being ahead of his team-mate and Q3, and after living for a few laps 5th, finally was able to finish in 6th position, something very meritorious for the driver from madrid. In terms of Fernando Alonso, yesterday also was at the gates of Q3, while Button went out 19th. Despite the difficulties, both finished in the points. Fernando came to overtake the Williams of Massa in a risky manoeuvre, in which they played and then use the DRS to overtake Sainz and finish in 5th place.
Position Pilot Time Turns 1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 01:38’12″618 56 2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes +4″520 56 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull +19″692 56 4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +43″134 56 5 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda +93″953 56 6 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso +96″124 56 7 Felipe Massa Williams +1 lap 55 8 Sergio Perez Force India +1 lap 55 9 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda +1 lap 55 10 Romain Grosjean Haas +1 lap 55 11* Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso +1 lap 55 12* Kevin Magnussen Renault +1 lap 55 13 Jolyon Palmer Renault +1 lap 55 14 Marcus Ericsson Sauber +1 lap 55 15 Felipe Nasr Sauber +1 lap 55 16 Valtteri Bottas Williams +1 lap 55 17 Pascal Wehrlein Manor +1 lap 55 18 Esteban Ocon Manor +2 laps 54 19 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari Withdrawal 38 20 Max Verstappen Red Bull Withdrawal 28 21 Esteban Gutierrez Haas Withdrawal 16 22 Nico Hülkenberg Force India Withdrawal 1
*Magnussen was penalised for the overtaking to Kvyat and off the track. Cost the Danish two points of his license and five seconds penalty, so that they swap positions.
Next appointment in Mexico, on the 30th of October there will be another one of the careers most anticipated of the american continent. I hope that it is another new interesting race and ours can catch a good swag of points. You just need 3 runs to the end of this season and although the world is more or less determined, if there arises any unforeseen (though of all forms would be yes or yes in the hands of Mercedes), but there are still some struggles for points of other teams that will liven up this last final stretch. And then wait for 2017, that looks very interesting with new designs ends…