Private notes:

Perez took Stroll out on the first lap, Antonio Giovinazzi did it all by himself on lap 3.

Max Verstappen is the man I had my money on for todays race, and 1/3 in to the race it is looking good.

Feel sorry for McLaren, on lap 17 Vandoorne had to return to the pit with a fuel problem.

Kvyat told to stop the car in a safe place on lap 18, looks like an hydraulic problem.

Ferrari is in very good shape in the mid part of the race and Vettel is passing the Red Bulls in second and third place.

Carlos Sainz impresses me again, I wish that we cold have him in the Williams F1 team … 🙂

Lap 34 – Alonso out of the race, drive shaft … (left side)

Makes me a bit sad to see this happening to Alonso that are so hard working.

It is great to see overtaking without DRS 🙂




Post photo: Courtesy of McLaren-Honda Formula 1 Team

Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China. Friday 07 April 2017.
Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren MCL32 Honda, leaves the garage.
World Copyright: Steven Tee/McLaren
ref: Digital Image _R3I1657


Full result from


  Pos No Laps Time/Retired
1 44 Lewis Hamilton HAM Mercedes 56 1:37:36.158
2 5 Sebastian Vettel VET Ferrari 56 +6.250s
3 33 Max Verstappen VER Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 56 +45.192s
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo RIC Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 56 +46.035s
5 7 Kimi Räikkönen RAI Ferrari 56 +48.076s
6 77 Valtteri Bottas BOT Mercedes 56 +48.808s
7 55 Carlos Sainz SAI Toro Rosso 56 +72.893s
8 20 Kevin Magnussen MAG Haas Ferrari 55 +1 lap
9 11 Sergio Perez PER Force India Mercedes 55 +1 lap
10 31 Esteban Ocon OCO Force India Mercedes 55 +1 lap
11 8 Romain Grosjean GRO Haas Ferrari 55 +1 lap
12 27 Nico Hulkenberg HUL Renault 55 +1 lap
13 30 Jolyon Palmer PAL Renault 55 +1 lap
14 19 Felipe Massa MAS Williams Mercedes 55 +1 lap
15 9 Marcus Ericsson ERI Sauber Ferrari 55 +1 lap
NC 14 Fernando Alonso ALO McLaren Honda 33 DNF
NC 26 Daniil Kvyat KVY Toro Rosso 18 DNF
NC 2 Stoffel Vandoorne VAN McLaren Honda 17 DNF
NC 36 Antonio Giovinazzi GIO Sauber Ferrari 3 DNF
NC 18 Lance Stroll STR Williams Mercedes DNF