Notes during the qualifying.

Q1:
To see Sauber F1 Team out in Q1 does make me sad, I really hoped that Sauber F1 Team would improve their pace as this Formula 1 season comes to an end.
In Q1 it was the Haas team that impressed me the most.
And it also makes me happy to see Bottas up there in P6.

Q2:
Rosberg first lap – 1:30.714 What a start to Q2!
It looks like the hardest fight today will be Ferrari VS Red Bull.
Romain Grosjean put in a 1:32.244 (sideways!)
Impressive pace by Haas F1 that bring both their cars to Q3 for the first time,
Haas really impress me, Williams does not impress anybody anymore.

Q3:
Ricciardo is the first car to set a time 1:31.240 it’s an improvement, but it is not fast enough comparing with Ferrari and Mercedes.
Rosberg put in a 1:30.647 – this ensure Nico Rosberg his third Pole Position in a row, impressive.
But what is even more “interesting” is that Ferrari is really closing in on Mercedes.
Looking forward to the race tomorrow, 0.593 sec from P1 to P6, it can be one really interesting race from Japan this year 🙂

 


From Formula1.com

POS NO DRIVER CAR Q1 Q2 Q3 LAPS
1 6 Nico Rosberg MERCEDES 1:31.858 1:30.714 1:30.647 13
2 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:32.218 1:31.129 1:30.660 13
3 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 1:31.674 1:31.406 1:30.949 12
4 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 1:31.659 1:31.227 1:31.028 12
5 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:32.487 1:31.489 1:31.178 14
6 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:32.538 1:31.719 1:31.240 14
7 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:32.682 1:32.237 1:31.961 12
8 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 1:32.458 1:32.176 1:31.961 17
9 27 Nico Hulkenberg FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:32.448 1:32.200 1:32.142 12
10 21 Esteban Gutierrez HAAS FERRARI 1:32.620 1:32.155 1:32.547 15
11 77 Valtteri Bottas WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:32.383 1:32.315 11
12 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:32.562 1:32.380 11
13 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO FERRARI 1:32.645 1:32.623 11
14 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO FERRARI 1:32.789 1:32.685 12
15 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 1:32.819 1:32.689 12
16 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 1:32.796 1:32.807 12
17 22 Jenson Button MCLAREN HONDA 1:32.851 6
18 20 Kevin Magnussen RENAULT 1:33.023 6
19 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 1:33.222 7
20 12 Felipe Nasr SAUBER FERRARI 1:33.332 7
21 31 Esteban Ocon MRT MERCEDES 1:33.353 9
22 94 Pascal Wehrlein MRT MERCEDES 1:33.561 9
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