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Brazil GP Starting grid:

Qual result and starting grid for the Brazil GP

From Formula1.com :

Starting grid:

POS NO DRIVER CAR TIME
1 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1:08.322
2 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 1:08.360
3 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 1:08.538
4 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:08.925
5 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:09.598
6 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 1:09.617
7 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 1:09.703
8 55 Carlos Sainz RENAULT 1:09.805
9 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:09.841
10 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:09.830
11 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 1:09.879
12 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 1:10.116
13 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 1:10.154
14 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:09.330
15 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 1:10.678
16 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 1:10.875
17 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:10.776
18 28 Brendon Hartley TORO ROSSO
19 10 Pierre Gasly TORO ROSSO 1:10.686
20 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES

 

Note – penalised for use of additional power unit elements: Ricciardo 10 places, Hartley 10 places, Gasly 25 places. Stroll & Ericsson penalised 5 places for use of an additional gearbox. Hamilton required to start from pit lane due to gearbox change and switch to new-spec power unit elements while under parc ferme conditions.

 

 


 

Qualifying result:

 


Post photo:

Marcus Ericsson (SWE), Sauber F1 Team.
Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace.

Courtesy of Sauber F1 Team


 




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Singapore GP – Race Result

Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton on the victory in the race today, well done in a “strange” race.

The result can be found below.


 

Starting tires:

 

What a mess at the start.

Kimi, Max, Vettel’s fault or just a race incident?

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Standings after lap 2:

Alonso manages to continue the race after the hard hit he took from Max, just after the start crash Vettel spins around and destroy the car on what seems to be cooling liquid or gear oil leaking from the damaged Ferrari.

 

 

Lap 8, Alonso has to retire the car due to the damage from the incident in the start.
Too bad, Alonso meant that the McLaren Honda was good enough for a podium today.

Lap 11, Dani Kvyat is doing exactly what we expect him to do, crash out of the race …

Lap 14/15 – Safety car in after Kvyats car has been removed from the tire barriers.

Lap 26, the track is starting dry up, and the weather-forecast is no more rain.

Lap 37, Marcus Ericsson spin on the “bridge”. This brings out the safety car again, and Lewis Hamilton loses his 9-second gap to Daniel Ricciardo.

Then the lap count down was changed to timing, two hours rule. 28 minutes to go 😉

 

And the winner is Lewis Hamilton!

 

Result:

Position Driver Nationality Team Point
1 Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes 25
2 Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull Racing 18
3 Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 15
4 Carloz Sainz Jr Spain Toro Rosso 12
5 Sergio Perez Mexico Force India 10
6 Jolyon Palmer England Renault Sport F1 Team 8
7 Stoffel Vandoorne Belgium McLaren Honda 6
8 Lance Stroll Canada Williams 4
9 Romain Grosjean France Haas F1 Team 2
10 Esteban Ocon France Force India 1
Full result:
POS NO DRIVER CAR LAPS
1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 58
2 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 58
3 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 58
4 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 58
5 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 58
6 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 58
7 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 58
8 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 58
9 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 58
10 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 58
11 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 58
12 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 56
NC 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 50
NC 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 48
NC 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 35
NC 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 10
NC 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 8
NC 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 0
NC 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 0
NC 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 0

Post photo:

Marina Bay Circuit, Marina Bay, Singapore.
Saturday 16 September 2017.
Photo: Steven Tee/McLaren
ref: Digital Image _R3I9943

Courtesy of McLaren-Honda Formula 1 Team
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Race result – Italian GP 2017

Wow, Mercedes was in a different class today. Well done!

Position Driver Nationality Team Point
1 Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes 25
2 Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 18
3 Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari 15
4 Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull Racing 12
5 Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari 10
6 Esteban Ocon France Force India 8
7 Lance Stroll Canada Williams 6
8 Felipe Massa Brazil Williams 4
9 Sergio Perez Mexico Force India 2
10 Max Verstappen Netherlands Red Bull Racing 1
Pole Position
Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes
Past Winners
2016 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Starting Grid : 2
2015 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Starting Grid : 1
2014 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Starting Grid : 1
2013 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Starting Grid : 1
2012 Lewis Hamilton McLaren Starting Grid : 1

 


Post photo – Courtesy of  Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

Formel 1 – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Großer Preis von Italien 2017. Lewis Hamilton
Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Italian GP 2017. Lewis Hamilton

 


Full result from Formula1.com –

1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 53 1:15:32.312 0
2 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 53 +4.471s 0
3 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 53 +36.317s 0
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 53 +40.335s 0
5 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 53 +60.082s 0
6 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 53 +71.528s 0
7 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 53 +74.156s 0
8 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 53 +74.834s 0
9 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 53 +75.276s 0
10 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 52 +1 lap 0
11 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 52 +1 lap 0
12 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 52 +1 lap 0
13 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 52 +1 lap 0
14 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 52 +1 lap 0
15 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 52 +1 lap 0
16 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 51 +2 laps 0
17 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 50 DNF 0
18 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 49 DNF 0
NC 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 33 DNF 0
NC 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 29 DNF 0

 

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2017 Italian Grand Prix – Sets available for the race

#ItalianGP 2017

 

 

 

 


Post photo: BY COURTESY OF PIRELLI

 

Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Italy.
Saturday 02 September 2017.
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W08 EQ Power+.
World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Images
ref: Digital Image _31I1954

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Race Result – British GP 2017

There was som great racing out there today.

 

Position Driver Nationality Team Point
1 Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes 25
2 Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 18
3 Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari 15
4 Max Verstappen Netherlands Red Bull Racing 12
5 Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull Racing 10
6 Niko Hulkenberg Germany Renault Sport F1 Team 8
7 Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari 6
8 Esteban Ocon France Force India 4
9 Sergio Perez Mexico Force India 2
10 Felipe Massa Brazil Williams 1
Pole Position
Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes
Past Winners
2016 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Starting Grid : 1
2015 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Starting Grid : 1
2014 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Starting Grid : 6
2013 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Starting Grid : 2
2012 Mark Webber Ferrari Starting Grid : 2

 

 

From Formula1.com

1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 51 1:21:27.430 0
2 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 51 +14.063s 0
3 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 51 +36.570s 0
4 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 51 +52.125s 0
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 51 +65.955s 0
6 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 51 +68.109s 0
7 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 51 +93.989s 0
8 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 50 +1 lap 0
9 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 50 +1 lap 0
10 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 50 +1 lap 0
11 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 50 +1 lap 0
12 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 50 +1 lap 0
13 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 50 +1 lap 0
14 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 50 +1 lap 0
15 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 50 +1 lap 0
16 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 50 +1 lap 0
17 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 50 +1 lap 0
NC 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 32 DNF 0
NC 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 0 DNF 0
NC 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 0 DNF 0

 


Post photo Courtesy of  Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

 

Formel 1 – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Großer Preis von Großbritannien 2017. Lewis Hamilton
Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, British GP 2017. Lewis Hamilton

 

British GP 2017 – Lewis Hamilton

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Pirelli race review – Azerbaijan GP 2017

LAST YEAR’S RACE LAP RECORD BROKEN BY MORE THAN THREE SECONDS,
ON SUPERSOFT TYRES

 

 

AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX RACE
LAST YEAR’S RACE LAP RECORD BROKEN BY MORE THAN THREE SECONDS,
ON SUPERSOFT TYRES
DANIEL RICCIARDO WINS A CHAOTIC RACE WITH STRATEGY
DICTATED BY INCIDENTS AND STOPPAGES

 


 

BakuJune 25, 2017 – A dramatic Azerbaijan Grand Prix was characterised by multiple safety cars and an extended red flag period in the middle of the race to sweep up debris from earlier incidents. This meant that the one-stop strategy that would have been adopted by all the leading runners went out of the window, and instead, teams had to react to changing circumstances. Nearly every driver made what they thought would probably be their sole pit stop under the safety car on lap 13. But under red flag conditions on lap 22 teams were allowed to change tyres, which meant that the race concluded with a 29-lap sprint to the flag, with all the drivers then using supersoft tyres. Through all these incidents Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo emerged as the winner, while another stand-out performance was from Valtteri Bottas, who went from last to second, also using supersoft for most of the race.

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MARIO ISOLA – HEAD OF CAR RACING
“It was an eventful and dramatic race, during which the best strategy consisted of reacting to events rather than following a pre-determined plan. The supersoft demonstrated both durability and performance, as shown by a race lap record that was more than three seconds faster than last year.”

 

 

TRUTHOMETER
The one-stop strategy was discarded as soon as the red flag came out; otherwise, most drivers looked set to implement it by stopping under the safety car from lap 13. With a free choice of tyres for the second half of the race, they all ran on the supersoft to the flag, making it effectively a two-stopper. Ricciardo followed a slightly different pattern to most: he started on supersoft, switched to soft on lap six while dealing with a technical issue, emerging 16th, then went back to supersoft after the red flag.


 




 

Post photo – BY COURTESY OF PIRELLI

 

Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan.
Sunday 25 June 2017.
World Copyright: Zak Mauger/LAT Images
ref: Digital Image _54I4953

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Race result from the Azerbaijan GP 2017

What a race!

Position Driver Nationality Team Point
1 Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull Racing 25
2 Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 18
3 Lance Stroll Canada Williams 15
4 Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari 12
5 Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes 10
6 Esteban Ocon France Force India 8
7 Kevin Magnussen Denmark Haas F1 Team 6
8 Carloz Sainz Jr Spain Toro Rosso 4
9 Fernando Alonso Spain McLaren Honda 2
10 Pascal Wehrlein Germany Sauber F1 Team 1

 





From Formula1.com

 

1 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 51 2:03:55.573 0
2 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 51 +3.904s 0
3 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 51 +4.009s 0
4 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 51 +5.976s 0
5 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 51 +6.188s 0
6 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 51 +30.298s 0
7 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 51 +41.753s 0
8 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 51 +49.400s 0
9 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 51 +59.551s 0
10 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 51 +89.093s 0
11 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 51 +91.794s 0
12 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 51 +92.160s 0
13 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 50 +1 lap 0
14 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 46 DNF 0
NC 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 39 DNF 0
NC 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 25 DNF 0
NC 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 24 DNF 0
NC 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 12 DNF 0
NC 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 9 DNF 0
NC 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 7 DNF 0

 


Next race in two weeks:

Circuit Name : Red Bull Ring

Established : 1963

Circuit Type : Race

Circuit Length : 4.326 kms

Number of Laps : 71

Race Distance : 307.146 kms

Circuit Direction : Clockwise

Circuit Turns : 7

Lap Record : 1:08.337 – Michael Schumacher


 

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Race Result – Spanish GP 2017

What a fantastic race.

Position Driver Nationality Team Point
1 Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes 25
2 Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari 18
3 Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull Racing 15
4 Sergio Perez Mexico Force India 12
5 Esteban Ocon France Force India 10
6 Niko Hulkenberg Germany Renault Sport F1 Team 8
7 Carloz Sainz Jr Spain Toro Rosso 6
8 Pascal Wehrlein Germany Sauber F1 Team 4
9 Daniil Kvyat Russia Toro Rosso 2
10 Romain Grosjean France Haas F1 Team 1

 


 

 

My driver of the day:

Courtesy of Sauber F1 Team

Pascal Wehrlein (D), Sauber F1 Team Circuit de Barcelona-

Pascal Wehrlein (D), Sauber F1 Team
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

 


 

Final result from Formula1.com

 

 

 

POS NO DRIVER CAR LAPS TIME/RETIRED PTS
1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 66 1:35:56.497 25
2 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 66 +3.490s 18
3 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 66 +75.820s 15
4 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 65 +1 lap 12
5 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 65 +1 lap 10
6 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 65 +1 lap 8
7 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 65 +1 lap 6
8 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 65 +1 lap 4
9 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 65 +1 lap 2
10 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 65 +1 lap 1
11 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 64 +2 laps 0
12 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 64 +2 laps 0
13 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 64 +2 laps 0
14 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 64 +2 laps 0
15 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 64 +2 laps 0
16 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 64 +2 laps 0
NC 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 38 DNF 0
NC 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 32 DNF 0
NC 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1 DNF 0
NC 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 0 DNF 0
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Pirelli Race notes and Infographics – Bahrain Grand Prix Race

FERRARI’S SEBASTIAN VETTEL WINS A STRATEGIC GRAND PRIX WITH A TWO-STOP STRATEGY

BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX RACE

FERRARI’S SEBASTIAN VETTEL WINS A STRATEGIC GRAND PRIX  WITH A TWO-STOP STRATEGY

ALL THE DRIVERS STOP TWICE APART FROM SAUBER’S PASCAL WEHRLEIN

SEVERAL VARIATIONS ON THE TWO-STOP STRATEGY,  USING SOFT AND SUPERSOFT, WITH CONTAINED DEGRADATION


– Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix with a two-stop strategy, from the second row of the grid. All the drivers apart from Sauber’s Pascal Wehrlein stopped twice, while his team-mate Marcus Ericsson was the only driver to begin the race on the soft tyre. In the warm conditions of the evening, degradation was contained on both compounds, enabling the drivers to push hard throughout every stint.

MARIO ISOLA – HEAD OF CAR RACING

“Strategy was at the heart of this race, which was influenced also by an early safety car. In any case, a two-stop strategy was clearly the way forward in these conditions, but we saw different variations of this strategy, depending on the order in which the drivers used the supersoft and soft. Cooler conditions compared to previous days resulted in lower degradation for the supersoft and very good consistency for the soft”.



BAHRAIN GP PIT STOP SUMMARY
Car Driver Start Pit 1 Pit 2 Pit 3
5 VET SSu SSn (10) Sn (33)
44 HAM SSu Sn (13) Su (41)
77 BOT SSu SSn (13) Sn (30)
7 RAI SSu SSu (12) Sn (37)
3 RIC SSu Sn (13) SSn (39)
19 MAS SSu Sn (13) Sn (37)
11 PER SSn SSn (13) Sn (36)
8 GRO SSu SSu (12) Sn (31)
27 HUL SSu Sn (13) SSu (36)
31 OCO SSn SSn (11) Sn (37)
94 WEH SSn Sn (11)
26 KVY SSn Sn (13) SSu (41)
30 PAL SSu Sn (13) SSu (37)
14 ALO SSn Sn (13) SSn (36)
9 ERI Sn SSn (33)
55 SAI SSn SSn (12)
18 STR SSn Sn (8)
33 VER SSu
20 MAG SSn
VAN didn’t start
S= Soft

SS= Supersoft

n= new

u= used

 

˜BY COURTESY OF PIRELLI"

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Tyre Sets available for the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix

Tyre Sets available for the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix

Tyre Sets available for the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix:

 


˜BY COURTESY OF PIRELLI"

BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING

VALTTERI BOTTAS CLAIMS HIS FIRST POLE FOR MERCEDES AND SAVES A NEW SET OF SUPERSOFT TYRES

TWO-STOP STRATEGY LIKELY TOMORROW, DEPENDING ON TRACK CONDITIONS

FASTEST-EVER LAP OF SAKHIR CIRCUIT SET IN Q3


Sakhir, April 15, 2017  The fastest-ever lap of the Bahrain International Circuit was set tonight thanks to Valtteri Bottas pole time of 1m28.769s for Mercedes on the supersoft tyre. Conditions remained warm, with track temperatures of 37 degrees centigrade for the evening qualifying session. Bottas was one of three drivers, together with Hamilton and Vettel, to save a set of supersoft tyres by using only one set of soft tyres in Q1.

 

MARIO ISOLA – HEAD OF CAR RACING

Today we saw the fastest-ever lap of Bahrain in qualifying, using the supersoft tyre. Depending on track conditions tomorrow, drivers might opt for a one-stop or a two-stop strategy. Theres still enough of a time difference between the soft and the supersoft tyre to make some variations in strategy possible. As the teams seem very closely matched in terms of race pace, this could well make the difference.

 

 

 


FREE PRACTICE 3  TOP 3 TIMES

 

DRIVER

 

TIME

 

COMPOUND

Verstappen 1m 32.194s SUPERSOFT NEW
Hamilton 1m 32.304s SUPERSOFT NEW
Vettel 1m 32.750s SUPERSOFT USED

 

 

QUALIFYING TOP 10

 

DRIVER

 

TIME

 

COMPOUND

Bottas 1m 28.769s SUPERSOFT NEW
Hamilton 1m 28.792s SUPERSOFT NEW
Vettel 1m 29.247s SUPERSOFT NEW
Ricciardo 1m 29.545s SUPERSOFT NEW
Raikkonen 1m 29.567s SUPERSOFT NEW
Verstappen 1m 29.687s SUPERSOFT NEW
Hulkenberg 1m 29.842s SUPERSOFT NEW
Massa 1m 30.074s SUPERSOFT NEW
Grosjean 1m 30.763s SUPERSOFT NEW
Palmer 1m 31.074s SUPERSOFT NEW

 

MOST LAPS BY COMPOUND SO FAR

 

COMPOUND

 

DRIVER

 

LAPS

MEDIUM Ocon, Ricciardo, Stroll 12
SOFT Stroll 26
SUPERSOFT Ericsson 26

 

 

BEST TIME BY COMPOUND SO FAR

 

COMPOUND

 

DRIVER

 

TIME

MEDIUM Hamilton 1m 36.708s
SOFT Hamilton 1m 30.814s
SUPERSOFT Bottas 1m 28.769s
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Qualifying result for the Bahrain GP 2017

Pascal Wehrlein and Nico Hulkenberg impress my today.

Valtteri Bottas in pole, this can turn out to be a “hard” 2017 for Lewis Hamilton!

#Bo77asPower 😉


Result from Formula1.com

Pos Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 77 Valtteri Bottas BOT Mercedes 1:31.041 1:29.555 1:28.769 12
2 44 Lewis Hamilton HAM Mercedes 1:30.814 1:29.535 1:28.792 13
3 5 Sebastian Vettel VET Ferrari 1:31.037 1:29.596 1:29.247 12
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo RIC Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:31.667 1:30.497 1:29.545 12
5 7 Kimi

Raikkonen

RAI

Ferrari 1:30.988 1:29.843 1:29.567 16
6 33 Max Verstappen VER Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:30.904 1:30.307 1:29.687 12
7 27 Nico Hulkenberg HUL Renault 1:31.057 1:30.169 1:29.842 15
8 19 Felipe Massa MAS Williams Mercedes 1:31.373 1:30.677 1:30.074 12
9 8 Romain Grosjean GRO Haas Ferrari 1:31.691 1:30.857 1:30.763 16
10 30 Jolyon Palmer PAL Renault 1:31.458 1:30.899 1:31.074 15
11 26 Daniil Kvyat KVY Toro Rosso 1:31.531 1:30.923   12
12 18 Lance Stroll STR Williams Mercedes 1:31.748 1:31.168   12
13 94 Pascal Wehrlein WEH Sauber Ferrari 1:31.995 1:31.414   15
14 31 Esteban Ocon OCO Force India Mercedes 1:31.774 1:31.684   12
15 14 Fernando Alonso ALO McLaren Honda 1:32.054     8
16 55 Carlos Sainz SAI Toro Rosso 1:32.118     5
17 2 Stoffel Vandoorne VAN McLaren Honda 1:32.313     8
18 11 Sergio Perez PER Force India Mercedes 1:32.318     7
19 9 Marcus Ericsson ERI Sauber Ferrari 1:32.543     9
20 20 Kevin Magnussen MAG Haas Ferrari 1:32.900     8

Post photo:

Courtesy of Sauber F1 Team

Pascal Wehrlein (D), Sauber F1 Team. Bahrain International Circuit.

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Race result: 2017 FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN CHINESE GRAND PRIX

Hamilton takes the victory at Shanghai International Circuit


 

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 Formula1.com

 

  Pos No Laps Time/Retired
1 44 Lewis Hamilton HAM Mercedes 56 1:37:36.158 0
2 5 Sebastian Vettel VET Ferrari 56 +6.250s 0
3 33 Max Verstappen VER Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 56 +45.192s 0
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo RIC Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 56 +46.035s 0
5 7 Kimi Räikkönen RAI Ferrari 56 +48.076s 0
6 77 Valtteri Bottas BOT Mercedes 56 +48.808s 0
7 55 Carlos Sainz SAI Toro Rosso 56 +72.893s 0
8 20 Kevin Magnussen MAG Haas Ferrari 55 +1 lap 0
9 11 Sergio Perez PER Force India Mercedes 55 +1 lap 0
10 31 Esteban Ocon OCO Force India Mercedes 55 +1 lap 0
11 8 Romain Grosjean GRO Haas Ferrari 55 +1 lap 0
12 27 Nico Hulkenberg HUL Renault 55 +1 lap 0
13 30 Jolyon Palmer PAL Renault 55 +1 lap 0
14 19 Felipe Massa MAS Williams Mercedes 55 +1 lap 0
15 9 Marcus Ericsson ERI Sauber Ferrari 55 +1 lap 0
NC 14 Fernando Alonso ALO McLaren Honda 33 DNF 0
NC 26 Daniil Kvyat KVY Toro Rosso 18 DNF 0
NC 2 Stoffel Vandoorne VAN McLaren Honda 17 DNF 0
NC 36 Antonio Giovinazzi GIO Sauber Ferrari 3 DNF 0
NC 18 Lance Stroll STR Williams Mercedes 0 DNF 0

 

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Qualifying result for the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix

Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 20-23°C air, 30-36°C track

From Formula1.com


 

  Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3  Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamilton HAM Mercedes 1:33.333 1:32.406 1:31.678 13
2 5 Sebastian Vettel VET Ferrari 1:33.078 1:32.391 1:31.864 15
3 77 Valtteri Bottas BOT Mercedes 1:33.684 1:32.552 1:31.865 14
4 7 Kimi Räikkönen RAI Ferrari 1:33.341 1:32.181 1:32.140 15
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo RIC Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:34.041 1:33.546 1:33.033 12
6 19 Felipe Massa MAS Williams Mercedes 1:34.205 1:33.759 1:33.507 14
7 27 Nico Hulkenberg HUL Renault 1:34.453 1:33.636 1:33.580 16
8 11 Sergio Perez PER Force India Mercedes 1:34.657 1:33.920 1:33.706 15
9 26 Daniil Kvyat KVY Toro Rosso 1:34.440 1:34.034 1:33.719 17
10 18 Lance Stroll STR Williams Mercedes 1:33.986 1:34.090 1:34.220 18
11 55 Carlos Sainz SAI Toro Rosso 1:34.567 1:34.150 11
12 20 Kevin Magnussen MAG Haas Ferrari 1:34.942 1:34.164 12
13 14 Fernando Alonso ALO McLaren Honda 1:34.499 1:34.372 11
14 9 Marcus Ericsson ERI Sauber Ferrari 1:34.892 1:35.046 15
15 36 Antonio Giovinazzi GIO Sauber Ferrari 1:34.963 8
16 2 Stoffel Vandoorne VAN McLaren Honda 1:35.023 6
17 8 Romain Grosjean GRO Haas Ferrari 1:35.223 6
18 30 Jolyon Palmer PAL Renault 1:35.279 6
19 33 Max Verstappen VER Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:35.433 7
20 31 Esteban Ocon OCO Force India Mercedes 1:35.496 8

Q1 107% time – 1:39.593


Post photo: Courtesy of Sauber F1 Team

Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA), Sauber F1 Team.
Shanghai International Circuit.

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Pirelli Race Report – Australian GP 2017

Most drivers started on the ultrasoft, with Sauber’s Formula 1 debutant Antonio Giovinazzi the highest placed finisher to start on the soft.

BY COURTESY OF PIRELLI

2017 Australian Grand Prix, Race

VETTEL CLAIMS VICTORY FOR FERRARI WITH A ONE-STOP STRATEGY  AS FORMULA 1’S NEW ERA MAKES A SPECTACULAR START

IDENTICAL ULTRASOFT-SOFT STRATEGY FOR TOP FOUR FINISHERS.  FOUR OTHER DIFFERENT STRATEGIES USED TO FINISH THE RACE.

LOW WEAR AND DEGRADATION ALLOWS DRIVERS TO PUSH HARD  FROM THE START TO THE FINISH OF EVERY STINT

 


Melbourne, March 26, 2017 – Sebastian Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari by completing a longer opening stint on the ultrasoft tyre than polesitter Lewis Hamilton, then emerging in front of the Mercedes after his sole pit stop. All the finishers apart from two stopped once, with the top four using an ultrasoft-soft strategy. All three compounds were used in the race, with the fastest lap – set right at the end of the race – more than two seconds quicker than last year. Most drivers started on the ultrasoft, with Sauber’s Formula 1 debutant Antonio Giovinazzi the highest placed finisher to start on the soft.

MARIO ISOLA – HEAD OF CAR RACING

“Formula 1’s new era made a fantastic start in Australia, with close racing and the drivers able to push hard from the start to the finish of each stint. As we expected most drivers adopted different variations of a one-stop strategy, with the leaders moving onto the soft for the second stint in order to be certain of running to the end. There was low wear and degradation on a circuit that is never particularly hard on tyres anyway, with the drivers able to set fastest laps at the very end of the race on the soft compound that was more than 30 laps old.”

 


 


 

Post photo:

Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia. Sunday 26 March 2017.
World Copyright: Steven Tee/LAT Images
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