Belgian Qualifying Round 13

Nico Rosberg qualifies on pole position ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen as Lewis Hamilton will start at the back of the grid for tomorrows race.

27/08/16

Grid penalties galore!

Mercedes Lewis Hamilton and McLaren’s Fernando Alonso will start on the back row due to the ridiculous amount of grid penalties given to them. Hamilton incurred a whopping grid penalty of 55 places while Alonso has been given a grid penalty of 35 places. Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson has also been given a penalty of 10 places after a power unit change. Haas’s Esteban Gutierrez has been given a 5 place grid penalty for impeding Pascal Wehrlein in FP3 and also has been given 3 points on his super license.

Q1

Romain Grosjean is out first and sets a lap time of a 1:49:519. Nico Rosberg is next and goes quicker on a 1:48:019. The stewards have just deleted Felipe Nasr’s time after he went wide at turn 4, which is Eau Rouge. Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel are next on a 1:47:912 and a 1:47:802. Kevin Magnussen also has his time deleted for running wide at turn 4. With 5 minutes and 20 seconds to go in the session, Fernando Alonso comes to a halt at the top of Eau Rouge. He pulls over and gets out of his car.

With 2 minutes to go, drivers in danger of getting knocked-out, make their way onto the track for their final runs in the session. Jolyon Palmer is the first to cross the finish line and its good enough for 11th before Kevin Magnussen replaces Palmer in 11th. Marcus Ericsson is next and goes 15th but Esteban Ocon moves ahead of the Swede into 15th place. Pascal Wehrlein is next and goes 8th while Felipe Nasr and Daniil Kvyat go 14th and 17th. Felipe Massa goes quickest and out of the drop zone and so does Jenson Button and Carlos Sainz going 11th and 15th. Massa is quickest on a 1:47:738 ahead of Vettel and Raikkonen.

Out: Alonso – 22nd, Hamilton – 21st, Ericsson – 20th, Kvyat – 19th, Ocon – 18th and Nasr 17th.

Q2

Pascal Wehrlein is out first but comes back into the pits due to vibrations in his front right wheel. Nico Rosberg lays down an amazing lap time of a 1:46:999. Kimi Raikkonen, Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel fail to match Rosberg but Max Verstappen gets the closet on a 1:47:163 on the Supersoft tyres. Going into the final minutes Vettel and Ricciardo languish near the drop zone and might have to go out for another timed lap.

With 1 minute to go, the drivers start their final flying laps with Jenson Button, Kevin Magnussen, Romain Grosjean and Jolyon Palmer lie in the drop zone. Button comes round on a 1:48:o51 to put himself 10th but what can the others do? Palmer, Gutierrez, Grosjean, Wehrlein, Magnussen and Sainz fail to beat Button’s time are out of Q2. Nico Rosberg is quickest ahead of Max Verstappen and Nico Hulkenberg.

Out: Wehrlein – 16th, Sainz – 15th, Palmer – 14th, Gutierrez – 13th, Magnussen – 12th and Grosjean 11th.

Q3

Valterri Bottas is out first and sets a lap time of a 1:47:612. Sebastian Vettel comes across the line and puts in a lap time of a 1:47:296. Nico Rosberg then comes across the line and goes on pole for now on a 1:46:744.

The drivers are starting their final laps with Jenson Button going into 8th place and splits both Williams cars. Max Verstappen doesn’t improve and will line up 2nd behind Rosberg on pole. Kimi Raikkonen comes round and sets a lap time of a 1:46:910 beating team-mate Sebastian Vettel to 3rd place.

Top 10: Massa – 10th, Button – 9th, Bottas – 8th, Hulkenberg – 7th, Perez – 6th, Ricciardo – 5th, Vettel – 4th.

Top 3: Raikkonen – 3rd, Verstappen – 2nd and Rosberg – 1st

Qualifying results

1.Rosberg  2.Verstappen  3.Raikkonen  4.Vettel  5.Ricciardo  6.Perez  7.Hulkenberg  8.Bottas  9.Button  10.Massa  11.Grosjean  12.Magnussen  13.Palmer  14.Sainz  15.Wehrlein  16.Nasr  17.Ocon  18.Gutierrez*  19.Kvyat  20.Ericsson  21.Hamilton  22.Alonso

Gutierrez* served his 5 place grid penalty and dropped from 13th – 18th.

 

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Belgian GP Preview

F1 returns after the mid season break and returns to racing at Belgium. Everything now gets serious as drivers and teams push in the second half of the season.

25/08/16

History of the Belgian GP

One of the drivers favourite’s, Spa-Francorchamps is one of the highlights of the F1 calendar along with the British and Monaco GP. The circuit includes some famous corners like Eau Rouge and the Bus Stop chicane. Over the years, it has witnessed some spectacular racing and memorable moments. Some include: Michael Schumacher crashing into David Coulthard in 1998, Sebastian Vettel losing control and crashing into Jenson Button in 2010 and of course in 2014 where Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg collided.

Track facts

  • First GP: 1950
  • Laps: 44
  • Circuit length: 7.004km
  • Race distance: 308.052km
  • Lap record: 1:47: 263, Vettel, 2009
  • Corners: 19

Tyre choice

For this weekend, Mercedes have gone with a completely different strategy compared to chief rivals, Red Bull and Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton will take 3 Medium, 6 Soft and 4 Supersoft tyres meanwhile Nico Rosberg will take 4 Medium, 5 Soft and 4 Supersoft tyres.

Ferrari have opted for the same strategy for both drivers of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. Both will take 1 Medium, 5 Soft and 7 Supersoft tyres. Red Bull have also opted for the same strategy for Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen. Both will take 4 medium, 3 Soft and 6 Supersoft tyres. Which team will have the best strategy to win?

Hamilton takes 30 place grid penalty

Lewis Hamilton will start from the back for Sunday’s Belgian GP after Mercedes fitted a fresh engine. By running his sixth MGU-H and turbo in FP1 and seventh of those two components in FP2, Hamilton has accrued grid penalties of 30 places. This is the best chance for an engine change as Belgium and Italy will be the best options to overtake from near the back.

McLaren’s Fernando Alonso will take a 35 grid penalty for an engine change along with Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson but will incur a 10 place grid penalty for Sunday’s GP

Sauber finally able to bring upgrades

Sauber has finally been able to put upgrades into production following its recent takeover by Longbow Finance. A new front wing with short nose, floor and front and rear brake ducts will be run on Friday morning for practise 1.

The package represents the first major update to the C35 all season, with a lack of finance and an uncertain future leaving the car unchanged since pre-season testing.

Honda spend engine tokens for Belgium GP

Honda has spent seven of its Formula 1 engine development tokens on an internal combustion engine and turbo compressor update for the Belgian Grand Prix. Honda has now used 29 of its tokens and has three remaining to use throughout the second half of the season.

 

 

 

 

 

Renault’s 2017 Driver Line-up

Renault head into the second half of the season without knowing what to do for next years driver line-up. With only a handful of points to show for the season so far, what will the driver line-up stay the same for next year?

24/08/16

During the middle of this month, Renault team principal, Frederic Vasseur told formula1.com that a decision on their driver line-up would be confirmed early next month.

Vasseur praised current drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer but also denied that they have been making too many mistakes. Vasseur also hinted that the ability to inspire and motivate colleagues could play a key role in Renault’s choice of drivers for next year.

Renault came into this year having just buying the former Lotus team and have been battling to re-establish themselves as a works team.

At the start of the season, Renault looked at their future and labelled 2016 as a “rebuilding” year for the team. A target was set of claiming podium finishes within 3 years.

This says to me that Renault knows the challenges that they will face and will slowly get better throughout the years. But will changing a line-up help then?

Magnussen and Palmer doing the best that they can

Kevin Magnussen saw the drive with Renault this year as a lifeline back into the sport after a difficult year at McLaren in 2014. Magnussen was then dropped in 2015 to make way for Fernando Alonso.

Jolyon Palmer was Lotus’s 2015 test and reserve driver and he took part in several practise sessions. He was promoted to this after winning the GP2 championship in 2014. Palmer was then promoted to Renault for 2016 as the manufacture took over Lotus.

Both have had their share of bad luck but a 7th place in Russia at the start of the season for Magnussen has been the only highlight. Palmer was having his best race of the season in Hungary when he was running in a competitive 10th place. But a spin quickly dropped him out of the point and he ended up finishing 12th.

Magnussen and Palmer have youth on their side along with a bit of experience to help the team but the bad results are only half the problem. Renault currently sit 9th in the Constructors championship with 6 points only ahead of Manor and Sauber. The “banana” looking car isn’t the best on the grid by far but with the same engine powering Red Bull, is the only good thing on the car.

This is still a “rebuilding” year for the team and it is very likely that you will be uncompetitive at times.  Haas is a good example as they where amazing in the first couple of races but they have gone backwards since then. This is expected as Haas are a new team and of course in Formula One, you can’t just turn up and start winning straight away.

Ocon; one to watch

Esteban Ocon has been given the opportunity to impress not only Renault but other F1 teams. Ocon is now racing alongside Pascal Wehrlein at Manor replacing Rio Haryanto for the rest of the season. This new line-up of Wehrlein and Ocon could prove to be the most exciting line-up on the grid.

Decision on 2017

I would keep both Magnussen and Palmer for 2017 and see how they would do in 2017. Its unfair to throw both drivers in a uncompetitive car and expect really good results right away. Ocon’s performances over the rest of the season could be the deciding factor in Renault’s line-up for 2017.

 

Mid Season Review

We have just reached the break in the mid season and its time to look back at the first half and prepare for the second half where Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will battle it out for the world championship.

17/08/16

1st half review

Formula one started the season with an unpopular qualifying format, a huge crash and  Nico Rosberg taking 4 wins on the trot. Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton was dealing with collisions and gearbox issues. Hamilton and Rosberg were more than prepared coming into Spain but less coming out as both crashed and Max Verstappen picked up the pieces and won becoming the youngest to do so. Hamilton won in Monaco and in Canada before Rosberg won in F1’s newest destination in Baku. Hamilton has been untouchable, winning in Austria, Britain, Hungary and Germany.

Topics heading into the 2nd half

Ocon replaces Haryanto at Manor

Esteban Ocon replaces Rio Haryanto for the rest of the season at Manor. Manor decided to terminate Haryanto’s contract due to Haryanto’s failure to meet his contractual obligations. Manor has given Haryanto the reserve driver role for the rest of the season.

Nineteen-year-old Frenchman Ocon will make his race debut for Manor in Belgium later this month. For 2016, Ocon was Renault’s reserve driver and made appearances in 4 practise sessions and also tested for Mercedes at Silverstone earlier this month in the two day test.

Many people have predicted that Ocon will replace Jolyon Palmer at Renault for 2017 and some strong races with Manor would justify that reason.

Hamilton looking unstoppable

Having to claw back a 43 point gap to his teammate Nico Rosberg not so long ago, to now be leading by 19 points ahead of Rosberg going into the summer break, some would argue that Lewis Hamilton is looking unstoppable. Hamilton’s win in Germany was his 6th win out of a possible of 7 races.

Despite Hamilton having to deal with mechanical problems in the opening races, to be leading is a huge turn around and major swing of momentum. Though Hamilton has said that he will need to take another engine penalty during the second half of the season and this will give Rosberg a “free” race to close the deficit to Hamilton.

Can it be any worse for Kvyat?

The drivers head into the mid season break and many will take this break as a refresher. But one driver more than any of them has been looking forward to this more than anything. That driver is Daniil Kvyat.

Kvyat came in this year needing to prove himself as Max Verstappen in the Torro Rosso was stealing the headlines and putting Kvyat under serious pressure to perform. A 3rd place in China was overshadowed by Sebastian Vettel’s comment of calling Kvyat’s dive-bomb “suicidal”. But the next race in Russia, Kvyat and Vettel would argue again. Kvyat locked up and hit the back of Vettel into turn 1 and then hit Vettel again into turn 2, punting Vettel out of the race and giving Kvyat a 10 second stop-go penalty. That was the final straw and Kvyat was out for Spain and Verstappen was promoted to Red Bull. Kvyat has struggled back at Torro Rosso and needs good results to save his career.

Ferrari left in confusion and delay

Things looked promising for Ferrari as they left the final test in pre season but things have gone down hill quickly for the Scuderia. We actually thought that Ferrari might have closed the gap to Mercedes but the gap has increased. 2016 has been disappointing to say the least and a great result is needed soon!

Poor strategy calls and bad luck has hampered the season but despite this both drivers of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel are sitting 4th and 5th in the driver standings. Ferrari in the last race in Germany were overhauled by Red Bull and now sit in 3rd place in the constructors championship.

Ferrari’s last podium was in Austria with 3rd place. Since then Red Bull and Mercedes have locked out the top 4 places. Ferrari’s only double podium was in Spain in 2nd and 3rd. Now that James Allison has left Ferrari they need a great result soon.

Points finish crucial for Gutierrez and Palmer.

Both drivers have been on the edge of scoring points and both have had their share of bad luck. Esteban Gutierrez has been outshone and outscored by Haas team-mate, Romain Grosjean. Grosjean has been making all the headlines for Haas earlier on the in season with 6th and 5th in Australia and in Bahrain. Gutierrez’s highest qualifying and race finish has been 11th place.

In the struggling Renault, Jolyon Plamer is under a lot of pressure to score points and is trailing behind his more experienced team-mate Kevin Magnussen. Magnussen has scored the teams first and only points of the season in Russia and he picked up 6 points. Magnussen is winning the qualifying battle 8-4 and both drivers are equal on race battle which is 4-4 where both drivers have finished.

Palmer’s seat is under threat from Esteban Ocon who is now driving for Manor when F1 returns. Ocon took part in 4 practise sessions and was Renault’s reserve driver for this year. Points are essential for the drivers heading in to the second half of the season.

Statistics so far

Wins

  1. Lewis Hamilton 6 wins
  2. Nico Rosberg 5 wins
  3. Max Verstappen 1 win

Pole Positions

  1. Lewis Hamilton 6 poles
  2. Nico Rosberg 5 poles
  3. Daniel Ricciardo 1 pole

Fastest laps

  1. Nico Rosberg 5 laps
  2. Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo 2 laps each
  3. Nico Hulkenberg, Kimi Raikkonen and Daniil Kvyat 1 lap each

Podiums

  1. Lewis Hamilton 9 podiums
  2. Nico Rosberg 7 podiums
  3. Sebastian Vettel 5 podiums
  4. Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen 4 podiums each
  5. Daniel Ricciardo 3 podiums
  6. Sergio Perez 2 podiums
  7. Daniil Kvyat 1 podium
  8. Valterri Bottas 1 podium

Team Podiums

  1. Mercedes 16 podiums
  2. Ferrari 9 podiums
  3. Red Bull 8 podiums
  4. Force India 2 podiums
  5. Williams 1 podium

My hopes

  • Daniel Ricciardo gets a win.
  • McLaren Honda gets a podium.
  • The title fight goes to the last race.
  • Sauber get a point or two.
  • Ferrari get a win.
  • Jenson Button moves to Williams.
  • Williams get a couple more podiums.

Calendar for 2nd half

  • Belgian GP 28th August
  • Italian GP 4th September
  • Singapore GP 18th September
  • Malaysian GP 2nd October
  • Japanese GP 9th October
  • American GP 23rd October
  • Mexican GP 30th October
  • Brazilian GP November
  • Abu Dhabi GP November

The Belgian grand prix weekend takes place in Spa-Francorchamps for round 13 on the 26th – 28th of August. Plus the Preview for each race is back!

 

BTCC at Knockhill

As part of my birthday next month, my family and I went to Knockhill Racing Circuit to watch the British Touring Cars in action on Sunday.

14/08/16

We arrived before the first British Touring Car race and witnessed a crash on the start/finish straight between two F4 cars. After that the Pit Lane was open and the drivers were signing and giving autographs.

I managed to get autographs from Jake Hill, Dave Newsham and Aron Smith.

Later in the day, Halfords Yuasa Racing had their both drivers of Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal talking to fans at the Honda base at the circuit. There I managed to get both Shedden’s and Neal’s autograph. They also gave away Honda goody bags and I was able to get myself one.

Straight after when Halfords Yuasa racing had their drivers, BMW had their 3 drivers talking to their fans and giving autographs. I got all 3 which included Rob Collard, Sam Tordoff and Jack Goff.

For most of the day, we sat at turn 8 which is called Taylor’s Hairpin. New for this year, the owners of the circuit had put in a grandstand in which you could sit or stand to watch the racing.

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One of the F4 cars that had crashed on the start/finish straight being lifted back to the pits.

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The grid ready to race for the 3rd and last time today.

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Halfords Yuasa Racing driver Matt Neal exiting the Hairpin in Race 3.

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Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal’s autograph

Ignition Festival of Motoring 2016

The SECC in Glasgow played host to the first ever Ignition Festival of Motoring last weekend and I got the chance to see it and what a cracking day it was!

07/08/16

From F1 cars to rally cars, classic to new. The festival was truly spectacular and showcased the finest cars in the motoring industry. The event was held on Friday the 5th to Sunday the 7th of August.

To drive the cars, you need drivers and we were given a fine selection of drivers. Drivers included: Former F1 drivers David Coulthard and Mark Webber, double BTCC champion Gordon Shedden, five time British Rally Champion Jimmy McRae and pro drifter for Japspeed and competing in the British Drift Championship Shane Lynch. Also present were the Top Gear Stunt Team which provided amazing live action and a lot of tyre screeching!

My dad and I attended on Sunday and with premium tickets was able to go into the paddock area and see a range of exciting cars. Part of the premium ticket, we were able sat in the grandstands and watched in amazement as the cars sped through the street based circuit and demonstrated their talent as they did doughnuts and other stunts.

My favourite bit of the day was seeing the Classic Formula One Show. This included the cars of:

  • 1982 Williams driven in by Keke Rosberg.
  • 1989 Lotus driven in by Nelson Piquet.
  • 1992 Benetton driven in by Michael Schumacher.
  • 2011 Red Bull driven in by Sebastian Vettel and for this weekend, David Coulthard!

Also there was the Colin McRae Tribute Collection which had some of the rally cars that Colin drove throughout his rallying career. Porsche had their own parade of the history of the 911 model from the first in 1963 to the most recent 2016 model.

It was a fantastic day out and I would recommend it to anyone. I enjoyed it so much, I’m already thinking about going back next year!

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David Coulthard in the RB7 speaking to the mechanics before going on track.

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Nicki Shields interviews Shane Lynch after his performance.

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Gordon Shedden’s 2015 BTCC title winning car was on display.

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Michael Schumacher’s Benetton from 1993 took part in the show.

 

 

 

 

German Race Round 12

Lewis Hamilton wins the German grand prix and extends his championship advantage to 19 points over team-mate Nico Rosberg in 4th behind the two Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.

31/07/16

Tyre choice

The strategy today is between a 2 or 3 stop. Haas’s Esteban Gutierrez is the only car starting on the Soft tyre with everyone else starting on the Supersoft tyre.

Race

The lights go green and away we go and Nico Rosberg gets a horrible start and loses the lead to Lewis Hamilton and also gets jumped by both Red Bull cars of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo. Hamilton leads ahead of Verstappen, Ricciardo, Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. Further back, Williams Felipe Massa is complaining that someone hit the rear of his car and it was Renault’s Jolyon Palmer and he pits at the end of lap 1. Lap 6, Fernando Alonso overtakes Massa into the hairpin at turn 6 and up into 10th place.

Lap 7, Daniil Kvyat and Felipe Nasr pit and go onto the Soft and Supersoft tyre with Sergio Perez following them on the next lap and putting on the Soft tyre. Lap 9, Carlos Sainz overtakes Felipe Massa into turn 6 and up into 11th place with Kevin Magnussen overtaking Massa at turn 7 and up into 12th place. Massa drops to 13th place and follows Sainz into the pits at the end of the lap with Sainz changing to the Supersoft tyre and Massa onto the Soft tyre.

Lap 11, max Verstappen and Nico Rosberg pit from 2nd and 4th and they go onto the Supersoft tyre. Lap 12, Daniel Ricciardo, Valterri Bottas and Nico Hulkenberg pit and they all go onto the Soft tyre. Lap 13, Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button pit and they also put on the Soft tyre. Lap 14, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso pit and they also put on the Soft tyre. Lap 16, Bottas overtakes Romain Grosjean into turn 6 and up into 7th place. Lap 18, Button overtakes Esteban Gutierrez into turn 6 and up into 9th place.

Lap 21, Carlos Sainz again overtakes Felipe Massa into turn 6 with Romain Grosjean right behind and overtakes Massa into turn 7. Sainz moves up to 14th place with Grosjean behind in 15th. Lap 26, Gutierrez pits for the first time as Jolyon Palmer pits as well and changes his nose cone as he damaged it in the collision with Massa at the start. Lap 27, Massa pits and goes onto the Soft tyre with Nico Rosberg also pitting and puts on the Soft tyre in the hope of undercutting Max Verstappen.

Lap 28, Verstappen reacts to Rosberg’s pit and he pits for the Soft tyre and emerges just ahead of Rosberg. Lap 29, Rosberg has the momentum and an extra lap of these tyres and goes to the inside of Verstappen at turn 6. A feisty move by Rosberg and he gets the overtake done but Verstappen had to go off the track. Will that result in a penalty for Rosberg? Rosberg is under investigation for the move. Sebastian Vettel pits on lap 31 and puts on the Supersoft tyre. Lap 32, Vettel’s team-mate Kimi Raikkonen also pits and puts on the Supersoft tyre. Lap 33, the stewards have declared that Nico Rosberg’s move on Max Verstappen was too aggressive and have given Rosberg a 5 second time penalty for forcing another driver off the track as Daniel Ricciardo pits and goes onto Supersoft tyre.

Lap 34, Lewis Hamilton pits from the lead and goes onto the Soft tyre. Lap 37, Williams retire Felipe Massa from the race. Lap 39, Daniel Ricciardo is right behind team-mate Max Verstappen and on lap 40 overtakes him into turn 6 and up into 3nd place. Lap 43, Hamilton leads ahead of Rosberg, Ricciardo, Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. Lap 44, Vettel is told on the team radio to pit but he questions the decision and says that the tyres are in good condition as Rosberg pits and takes the 5 second penalty before the mechanics change the tyres onto his final set of Soft tyres. Lap 45, Vettel is told to stay out as Ferrari think they have a chance to undercut Max Verstappen 8 seconds ahead of them. This plan won’t work as Verstappen pits on the same lap that Vettel is told to stay out and he goes onto the Supersoft tyres till the end of the race.

Lap 46, Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel pit for the Supersoft and Soft tyre. Lap 47, Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen pit and both go onto the Soft tyre. Lap 61, Felipe Nasr climbs out of the car at the pit entry and that is his race over. Lap 62, Valterri Bottas’s 2 stop strategy has not worked and has been caught at a rapid rate by Nico Hulkenberg and Hulkenberg overtakes Bottas into turn 8. Lap 65, Sergio Perez overtakes Fernando Alonso into turn 7 and up into 10th place. Lap 66, Jenson Button has now caught Bottas and passes him into turn 8 and up into 8th place. Lewis Hamilton wins ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.

Race result

1.Hamilton  2.Ricciardo  3.Verstappen  4.Rosberg  5.Vettel  6.Raikkonen  7.Hulkenberg  8.Button  9.Bottas  10.Perez  11.Gutierrez  12.Alonso  13.Grosjean  14.Sainz  15.Kvyat  16.Magnussen  17.Wehrlein  18.Ericsson  19.Palmer  20.Haryanto  DNF Nasr and Massa

Race stats

  • Daniel Ricciardo celebrated his 100th f1 start with 2nd place and the fastest lap of the race.
  • Lewis Hamilton’s win was his 49th overall and is only 2 wins behind Alain Prost in the all time winners list.
  • With Ricciardo and Max Verstappen finishing 2nd and 3rd and collecting a point haul of 33 points, they overtake Ferrari in the Constructors championship.

Drivers Championship

  1. Lewis Hamilton 217 points
  2. Nico Rosberg 198 points
  3. Daniel Ricciardo 133 points
  4. Kimi Raikkonen 122 points
  5. Sebastian Vettel 120 points
  6. Max Verstappen 115 points
  7. Valterri Bottas 58 points
  8. Sergio Perez 48 points
  9. Felipe Massa 38 points
  10. Nico Hulkenberg 33 points

Constructors Championship

  1. Mercedes 415 points
  2. Red Bull 256 points
  3. Ferrari 242 points
  4. Williams 96 points
  5. Force India 81 points
  6. Torro Rosso 45 points
  7. McLaren 42 points
  8. Haas 28 points
  9. Renault 6 points
  10. Manor 1 point
  11. Sauber 0 points