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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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2017 Italian Grand Prix – Sets available for the race

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Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Italy.
Saturday 02 September 2017.
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W08 EQ Power+.
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Pirelli Race Report

BRITISH GRAND PRIX RACE

BRITISH GRAND PRIX RACE
HAMILTON WINS BRITISH GRAND PRIX FROM POLE WITH A ONE-STOP
SUPERSOFT-SOFT STRATEGY
HIS TEAM MATE VALTTERI BOTTAS USES AN ALTERNATIVE STRATEGY WITH A
LONG FIRST STINT ON SOFT BEFORE CHANGING TO SUPERSOFT
FERRARI TYRE ISSUE TWO LAPS FROM A HARD-FOUGHT FINISH CURRENTLY
UNDER INVESTIGATION TOGETHER WITH THE TEAM


Silverstone, July 16, 2017 – A dominant performance from Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton means that he now equals the record for the most number of wins at the British Grand Prix. Hamilton won from pole after starting on supersoft and moving onto softs without losing the lead. The same supersoft-soft strategy was adopted by most of the other drivers. An exception was his Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas who ran the opposite strategy by starting on the soft, gaining track position as others stopped, and then changing to the faster supersoft to make up more places at the end of the race. Close to the finish of the Grand Prix, Ferrari experienced two issues on the front-left tyres of both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. This caused a late pit stop for Raikkonen, who still finished on the podium, and Vettel to finish the race at reduced speed. The reasons behind this are currently being looked at together with the team. Silverstone is one of the most demanding circuits of the year in terms of energy loads, with cars subjected to forces in excess of 5g. Nonetheless, the supersoft tyre, making its debut at the British Grand Prix, stood up well to these demands. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, for example, started 19th on the grid after a penalty but ran a long opening supersoft stint to eventually finish fifth.

 

MARIO ISOLA – HEAD OF CAR RACING
“The British Grand Prix contained a sting in the tail for the two Ferrari drivers, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen both, unfortunately, experienced a tyre issue close to the hard-fought finish; that’s a real pity and we’ll obviously now look into exactly why this happened together with the team. The race was run at an incredible pace this year, with the fastest lap being nearly five seconds faster than the 2016 equivalent.”

 

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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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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.

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FP 1 result:


FP 2 result:


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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

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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


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

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
Friday 12 May 2017.
World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Images
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Pirelli Race Notes and Infographics

MERCEDES DRIVER VALTTERI BOTTAS WINS WITH ONE-STOP STRATEGY, AFTER GREAT DUEL AGAINST SEBASTIAN VETTEL’S FERRARI AT THE END

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RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX RACE

MERCEDES DRIVER VALTTERI BOTTAS WINS WITH ONE-STOP STRATEGY, AFTER GREAT DUEL AGAINST SEBASTIAN VETTEL’S FERRARI AT THE END

HIGHEST TEMPERATURES SEEN ALL WEEKEND:  ONE-STOP FOR THE MAJORITY OF DRIVERS AS EXPECTED

SOME BLISTERING NOTED DUE TO THE LONG TURN 3 AT SOCHI  BUT THIS DOES NOT IMPACT ON TYRE PERFORMANCE


  Sochi, April 30, 2017 – The Russian Grand Prix was won with a one-stop strategy by Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, who claimed his debut victory. Just one pit stop was used by nearly all drivers, as has always been the case in Sochi. The Finn took the lead on the first corner from third on the grid using ultrasoft, stopping for the supersoft tyre before his key rival: Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Vettel stayed out six laps longer, using his fresh tyres to catch Bottas in the closing stages of the race. The top eight all used an ultrasoft-supersoft strategy.

MARIO ISOLA – HEAD OF CAR RACING “The Russian Grand Prix played out as we expected it to strategically, despite an early safety car and temperatures that were the highest we have seen all weekend. There was a small amount of blistering on the front left tyre for some drivers, due to the long Turn 3, but this didn’t influence performance. The smooth surface meant that it was a onestopper for the vast majority of competitors, with low degradation as expected. We saw some different thinking about the timing of the pit stops, especially from Bottas and Vettel, which made for an exciting run to the chequered flag.”

Russian Grand Prix Race Infographics


 

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Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia.
Sunday 30 April 2017.
World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Images
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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

 

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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:

 


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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

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

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