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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

 


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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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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

 


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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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Monaco GP 2017 – Qual

What a fantastic qualifying, really loved this one. #KingKimi

Post photo courtesy of : 'Force India F1 Team'

Result from Formula1.com

1 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 1:13.117 1:12.231 1:12.178 23
2 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 1:13.090 1:12.449 1:12.221 23
3 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1:13.325 1:12.901 1:12.223 30
4 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:13.078 1:12.697 1:12.496 24
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:13.219 1:13.011 1:12.998 21
6 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 1:13.526 1:13.397 1:13.162 30
7 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:13.530 1:13.430 1:13.329 23
8 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 1:13.786 1:13.203 1:13.349 29
9 22 Jenson Button MCLAREN HONDA 1:13.723 1:13.453 1:13.613 27
10 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 1:13.476 1:13.249 20
11 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 1:13.899 1:13.516 19
12 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 1:13.787 1:13.628 21
13 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 1:13.531 1:13.959 20
14 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:13.640 1:14.106 18
15 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:13.796 1:20.529 20
16 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:14.101 7
17 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 1:14.696 11
18 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:14.893 7
19 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 1:15.159 11
20 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 1:15.276 11


Post photo:

Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
Monaco Grand Prix, Thursday 25th May 2017. Monte Carlo, Monaco.


 

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Monaco GP 2017 – Result from FP1 and FP2

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9) had to waiting for the gearbox issue on his car to be fixed, hopefully he will attend the FP2.

Screenshot from Formula1.com app

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FP 1 result:


FP 2 result:


Post photo:

Courtesy of Sauber F1 Team

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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 Qualifying Notes – Spanish GP 2017

SPANISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING

SPANISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING
MERCEDES DRIVER LEWIS HAMILTON TAKES POLE ON SOFT TYRES,
BEATING HIS BENCHMARK OF LAST YEAR BY NEARLY THREE SECONDS
TRACK TEMPERATURES EXCEED 44 DEGREES
IN SPANISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING
TWO PIT STOPS EXPECTED FOR THE MAJORITY OF DRIVERS TOMORROW

Montmelo, May 13, 2017 – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton went fastest in hot conditions during qualifying at the Spanish Grand Prix, setting a time that was nearly three seconds faster than his pole position from 2016.
Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull were the only teams to get through Q1 using only one set of the soft tyres.
From then on, only the soft tyre was used – so this is the tyre that the top 10 will start the
race on, with two pit stops expected for most drivers. Fernando Alonso qualified seventh for his home grand prix after completing just one run on the soft in Q3, along with Williams driver Felipe Massa and the two Force Indias.

MARIO ISOLA – HEAD OF CAR RACING
“We had an extremely close qualifying session, with very small margins between the contenders. I think we can expect two pit stops tomorrow, as the performance gap between the medium and soft means that the drivers will all want to maximise their running on the softer compound. As a result, we’d expect at least two stints on the soft for as long as possible, with just one stint on the slower medium.”

 

 

FREE PRACTICE 3 – TOP 3 TIMES

DRIVER TIME COMPOUND
Raikkonen 1m 20.214s SOFT NEW
Vettel 1m 20.456s SOFT NEW
Hamilton 1m 20.595s SOFT NEW

QUALIFYING TOP 10

DRIVER TIME COMPOUND
Hamilton 1m 19.149s SOFT NEW
Vettel 1m 19.200s SOFT NEW
Bottas 1m 19.373s SOFT NEW
Raikkonen 1m 19.439s SOFT NEW
Verstappen 1m 19.706s SOFT NEW
Ricciardo 1m 20.175s SOFT NEW
Alonso 1m 21.048s SOFT NEW
Perez 1m 21.070s SOFT NEW
Massa 1m 21.232s SOFT NEW
Ocon 1m 21.272s SOFT NEW

MOST LAPS BY COMPOUND SO FAR

COMPOUND DRIVER LAPS
HARD Ocon 14
MEDIUM Massa, Vettel 26
SOFT Bottas 28

BEST TIME BY COMPOUND SO FAR

COMPOUND DRIVER TIME
HARD Hamilton 1m 23.531s
MEDIUM Hamilton 1m 21.521s
SOFT Hamilton 1m 19.149s

Post photo – BY COURTESY OF PIRELLI

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Saturday 13 May 2017. World Copyright: Andy Hone/LAT Images

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
Saturday 13 May 2017.


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Spanish GP 2017 – Qualifying

Best qualifying in 2017 season?
I think so.


 

This qualifying was amazing, and what a performance from Fernando.

Impressive!

Q3:

Q2:

Q1:

Ericsson beaten by Wehrlein in Q1

Sauber F1 Team: 0.005s makes the difference, it’s P16 for Marcus.

Results from Formula1.com


Post photo –  Courtesy of McLaren-Honda Formula 1 Team

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Friday 12 May 2017.

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
Friday 12 May 2017.
World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Images
ref: Digital Image _31I4568


 

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Race Result – Russian GP 2017

What a great race this was, really enjoyable to watch.

RACE FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 24hAutomotive.com
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Position Driver Nationality Team Point
1 Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 25
2 Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari 18
3 Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari 15
4 Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes 12
5 Max Verstappen Netherlands Red Bull Racing 10
6 Sergio Perez Mexico Force India 8
7 Esteban Ocon France Force India 6
8 Niko Hulkenberg Germany Renault Sport F1 4
9 Felipe Massa Brazil Williams 2
10 Carloz Sainz Jr Spain Toro Rosso 1
Pole Position
Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retired Pts
1 77 Valtteri Bottas BOT Mercedes 52 1:28:08.743 0
2 5 Sebastian Vettel VET Ferrari 52 +0.617s 0
3 7 Kimi Raikkonen RAI Ferrari 52 +11.000s 0
4 44 Lewis Hamilton HAM Mercedes 52 +36.320s 0
5 33 Max Verstappen VER Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 52 +60.416s 0
6 11 Sergio Perez PER Force India Mercedes 52 +86.788s 0
7 31 Esteban Ocon OCO Force India Mercedes 52 +95.004s 0
8 27 Nico Hulkenberg HUL Renault 52 +96.188s 0
9 19 Felipe Massa MAS Williams Mercedes 51 +1 lap 0
10 55 Carlos Sainz SAI Toro Rosso 51 +1 lap 0
11 18 Lance Stroll STR Williams Mercedes 51 +1 lap 0
12 26 Daniil Kvyat KVY Toro Rosso 51 +1 lap 0
13 20 Kevin Magnussen MAG Haas Ferrari 51 +1 lap 0
14 2 Stoffel Vandoorne VAN McLaren Honda 51 +1 lap 0
15 9 Marcus Ericsson ERI Sauber Ferrari 51 +1 lap 0
16 94 Pascal Wehrlein WEH Sauber Ferrari 50 +2 laps 0
NC 3 Daniel Ricciardo RIC Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 5 DNF 0
NC 14 Fernando Alonso ALO McLaren Honda 0 DNS 0
NC 30 Jolyon Palmer PAL Renault 0 DNF 0
NC 8 Romain Grosjean GRO Haas 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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Race result: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

Fantastic to have Ferrai back.
The 2017 season can turn out to be a very interesing one,

Sebastian Vettel take the victory in the first race of the Formula 1 2017 season!

Church’s Bells in Maranello rung the entire Sunday!


My best Italian friend is telling me:

We are aware about Mercedes power, but once in a while we can ring bells in Maranello!


 

Private notes:

Great job done by Grosjean, until the engine failure on lap 13.

  • Palmer follow Grosjean and retire on lap 15.
  • Marcus Ericsson DNF on lap 21 after what seams to be a hydraulic failure.
  • Daniel Ricciardo has had an terrible first race weekend at his home Grand Prix, he had to stop the car on the track at turn 3, lap 29. Possible motor failure.

Lance Stroll retires on lap 44, tough start for him.

Magnussen retire on lap 46, it has been a really bad day for Haas F1.


Full result from Formula1.com :

Laps Time/Retired
1 5 Sebastian Vettel VET Ferrari 57 1:24:11.672 0
2 44 Lewis Hamilton HAM Mercedes 57 +9.975s 0
3 77 Valtteri Bottas BOT Mercedes 57 +11.250s 0
4 7 Kimi Räikkönen RAI Ferrari 57 +22.393s 0
5 33 Max Verstappen VER Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 57 +28.827s 0
6 19 Felipe Massa MAS Williams Mercedes 57 +83.386s 0
7 11 Sergio Perez PER Force India Mercedes 56 +1 lap 0
8 55 Carlos Sainz SAI Toro Rosso 56 +1 lap 0
9 26 Daniil Kvyat KVY Toro Rosso 56 +1 lap 0
10 31 Esteban Ocon OCO Force India Mercedes 56 +1 lap 0
11 27 Nico Hulkenberg HUL Renault 56 +1 lap 0
12 36 Antonio Giovinazzi GIO Sauber Ferrari 55 +2 laps 0
13 2 Stoffel Vandoorne VAN McLaren Honda 55 +2 laps 0
NC 14 Fernando Alonso ALO McLaren Honda 50 DNF 0
NC 20 Kevin Magnussen MAG Haas Ferrari 46 DNF 0
NC 18 Lance Stroll STR Williams Mercedes 40 DNF 0
NC 3 Daniel Ricciardo RIC Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 25 DNF 0
NC 9 Marcus Ericsson ERI Sauber Ferrari 21 DNF 0
NC 30 Jolyon Palmer PAL Renault 15 DNF 0
NC 8 Romain Grosjean GRO Haas Ferrari 13 DNF 0

 

Post Photo from Renault Sport

Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17.
Australian Grand Prix, Saturday 25th March 2017. Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia.

 

 


 

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Result from the first qualifying of the 2017 season

Ferrari is a real threat to Mercedes already in the first race of the season.
This is great news for the sport.

Result and screen shots from Formula1.com

 

Pos # Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamilton HAM Mercedes 1:24.191 1:23.251 1:22.188 14
2 5 Sebastian Vettel VET Ferrari 1:25.210 1:23.401 1:22.456 17
3 77 Valtteri Bottas BOT Mercedes 1:24.514 1:23.215 1:22.481 13
4 7 Kimi Räikkönen RAI Ferrari 1:24.352 1:23.376 1:23.033 19
5 33 Max Verstappen VER Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:24.482 1:24.092 1:23.485 18
6 8 Romain Grosjean GRO Haas Ferrari 1:25.419 1:24.718 1:24.074 17
7 19 Felipe Massa MAS Williams Mercedes 1:25.099 1:24.597 1:24.443 16
8 55 Carlos Sainz SAI Toro Rosso 1:25.542 1:24.997 1:24.487 16
9 26 Daniil Kvyat KVY Toro Rosso 1:25.970 1:24.864 1:24.512 16
10 3 Daniel Ricciardo RIC Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:25.383 1:23.989 DNF 10
11 11 Sergio Perez PER Force India Mercedes 1:25.064 1:25.081 13
12 27 Nico Hulkenberg HUL Renault 1:24.975 1:25.091 12
13 14 Fernando Alonso ALO McLaren Honda 1:25.872 1:25.425 15
14 31 Esteban Ocon OCO Force India Mercedes 1:26.009 1:25.568 16
15 9 Marcus Ericsson ERI Sauber Ferrari 1:26.236 1:26.465 15
16 36 Antonio Giovinazzi GIO Sauber Ferrari 1:26.419 8
17 20 Kevin Magnussen MAG Haas Ferrari 1:26.847 7
18 2 Stoffel Vandoorne VAN McLaren Honda 1:26.858 6
19 18 Lance Stroll STR Williams Mercedes 1:27.143 7
20 30 Jolyon Palmer PAL Renault 1:28.244 7

 

 

 


My "private" Notes:

Alonso and Romain reported back to the team that they was very happy with the time they achieved during Q2.

Both Toro Rosso to Q3, impressive start on the 2017 season.

Q2:

Q3 starts, Kimi is reporting on the radio that there is some very light rain.

Johnny Johnsen Sat 7:57am

Q3 – Red flag with 8 minutes to go. Daniel Ricciardo went of in turn 14. Looks like an possible gearbox change for Red Bull as long as Daniel hit the tire barrier with the back of the car first.

 

Johnny Johnsen Sat 8:03am(edited)

Mid Q3

Haas impresses me in the first qualifying of the season, still some improvements to do, but they will for sure be strong in the race tomorrow.

 


 

 

Early start tomorrow as well 😉

 


 

Post photo from RenaultSport.com

Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17.
Australian Grand Prix, Friday 24th March 2017. Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia.

 

 

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