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Round 17 – Suzuka, 5 to 7 October 2016

 

All times UKÖ

Day

Session

Times

Sky

Channel 4

Fri 5th

FP1

0200 to 0330

0145 to 0350

0155 to 0335

 

FP2

0600 to 0730

0530 to 0750

0555 to 0735

Sat 6th††

FP3

0400 to 0500

0345 to 0515

0345 to 0510

 

Qual

0700 to 0800-ish

0600 to 0835

0600 to 0835

Sun 7th††

Race

0600 to 0730-ish

0430 to 0910

0500 to 0930

 

Medium / Soft /Supersoft

 

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Individual driverís tyre choices:

 

Medium

Soft

Supersoft

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2

4

7

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

2

4

7

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

1

2

10

Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)

1

2

10

Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)

1

4

8

Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

1

5

7

Sergio Perez (Force India)

2

3

8

Esteban Ocon (Force India)

2

3

8

Lance Stroll (Williams)

1

3

9

Sergey Sirotkin (Williams)

2

2

9

Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)

1

4

8

Carlos Sainz (Renault)

2

3

8

Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso)

2

3

8

Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso)

1

4

8

Romain Grosjean (Haas)

2

3

8

Kevin Magnussen (Haas)

1

4

8

Fernando Alonso (McLaren)

4

5

4

Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren)

4

5

4

Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)

1

4

8

Charles Leclerc (Sauber)

2

3

8

 

 

 

FP1:

Humid, but dry after some spits and spots at the beginning of the session that didnít amount to anything.

Norris drove Vandoorneís car.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

1m28.691s 

2

Bottas

Mercedes

 

3

Ricciardo

Red Bull-Renault

 

4

Raikkonen

Ferrari

 

5

Vettel

Ferrari

1m29.685s 

6

Verstappen

Red Bull-Renault

 

7

Ocon

Force India-Mercedes

1m30.591s 

8

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

 

9

Leclerc

Sauber-Ferrari

 

10

Ericsson

Sauber-Ferrari

 

11

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

12

Sainz

Renault

 

13

Perez

Force India-Mercedes

 

14

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

15

Hulkenberg

Renault

 

16

Stroll

Williams-Mercedes

1m31.508s 

17

Hartley

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

18

Alonso

McLaren-Renault

 

19

Sirotkin

Williams-Mercedes

 

20

Norris

McLaren-Renault

1m32.683 

 

FP2:

Pretty ordinary session, except for Gasly, whose carís fuel system was being worked on for all but the last 15 minutes!

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

1m28.217s 

2

Bottas

Mercedes

 

3

Vettel

Ferrari

 

4

Verstappen

Red Bull-Renault

1m29.257s 

5

Raikkonen

Ferrari

 

6

Ricciardo

Red Bull-Renault

 

7

Ocon

Force India-Mercedes

 

8

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

1m30.440s 

9

Ericsson

Sauber-Ferrari

 

10

Hartley

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

11

Perez

Force India-Mercedes

 

12

Hulkenberg

Renault

 

13

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

14

Sainz

Renault

 

15

Leclerc

Sauber-Ferrari

 

16

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

17

Alonso

McLaren-Renault

 

18

Sirotkin

Williams-Mercedes

 

19

Stroll

Williams-Mercedes

1m31.215s 

20

Vandoorne

McLaren-Renault

1m31.981s 

 

FP3:

Apart from the damp start and the shower half way through and Hulkenberg stuffing into the wall at the esses (caught some dust off an exit kerb) there was nothing much to talk about.Hamiltonís car looked like it was on rails. If heís not on pole, and then goes on to win, Iíll eat my proverbial hat!

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

1m29.599s 

2

Vettel

Ferrari

 

3

Raikkonen

Ferrari

 

4

Verstappen

Red Bull-Renault

 

5

Bottas

Mercedes

 

6

Ricciardo

Red Bull-Renault

1m30.474s 

7

Ocon

Force India-Mercedes

 

8

Perez

Force India-Mercedes

 

9

Sainz

Renault

 

10

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

11

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

1m31.636s 

12

Leclerc

Sauber-Ferrari

 

13

Hartley

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

14

Stroll

Williams-Mercedes

 

15

Hulkenberg

Renault

 

16

Ericsson

Sauber-Ferrari

 

17

Alonso

McLaren-Renault

1m32.608s 

18

Sirotkin

Williams-Mercedes

 

19

Vandoorne

McLaren-Renault

 

20

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

1m33.105s 

 

Q1:

Ericsson crashed into barriers and badly damaged his car (he was fine) and brought out the red flags. It was close to the end of the session so that was that.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

1m28.702s 

2

Vettel

Ferrari

 

3

Bottas

Mercedes

 

4

Verstappen

Red Bull-Renault

 

5

Raikkonen

Ferrari

6

Leclerc

Sauber-Ferrari

7

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

1m29.724s

8

Ricciardo

Red Bull-Renault

9

Ocon

Force India-Mercedes

10

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

11

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

12

Sainz

Renault

13

Perez

Force India-Mercedes

 

14

Hartley

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

15

Stroll

Williams-Mercedes

1m30.317s 

16

Hulkenberg

Renault

1m30.361s 

17

Sirotkin

Williams-Mercedes

 

18

Alonso

McLaren-Renault

1m30.573s 

19

Vandoorne

McLaren-Renault

 

20

Ericsson

Sauber-Ferrari

1m31.213s 

 

Q2:

Ricciardo had a power unit failure and didnít get back out to record a time.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Bottas

Mercedes

1m27.987s 

2

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

3

Vettel

Ferrari

 

4

Raikkonen

Ferrari

 

5

Verstappen

Red Bull-Renault

1m28.849s

6

Ocon

Force India-Mercedes

7

Perez

Force India-Mercedes

8

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

9

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

10

Hartley

Toro Rosso-Honda

1m29.848s

11

Leclerc

Sauber-Ferrari

1m29.864s

12

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

13

Sainz

Renault

 

14

Stroll

Williams-Mercedes

1m30.714s 

15

Ricciardo

Red Bull-Renault

No time 

 

Q3:

Raining approaching the circuit as the session started and Ferrariís poor operational management struck again.While everyone else went out on slicks they put the intermediate tyres on.I imagine they thought theyíd stolen a march on everyone but the rain did not get to the circuit so they came straight back in to change to slicks! Meanwhile the Mercedes pair were rushing in to change to fresh tyre on the fly and try to get another hot lap in before the rain arrived. Ferrari, out of sync were okay on the circuit but the kerbs were the last place to be in these conditions.So what did the both do? Yup, touched the wet kerbs on their fast laps and although Raikkonen was slightly affected, Vettel was badly affected. As can be seen from the times, when and where you were at any particular moment pretty much governed how fast you went.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

1m27.760s 

2

Bottas

Mercedes

1m28.059s 

3

Verstappen

Red Bull-Renault

1m29.057s 

4

Raikkonen

Ferrari

1m29.521s 

5

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

1m29.761s

6

Hartley

Toro Rosso-Honda

1m30.023s

7

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

1m30.093s

8

Ocon

Force India-Mercedes

1m30.126s

9

Vettel

Ferrari

1m32.192s

10

Perez

Force India-Mercedes

1m37.229s

 

GRID:

Ocon was adjudged to have breached red-flag rules during FP3 by not slowing down sufficiently, so is awarded a three-place grid penalty.

Pos

Driver

Car

Pts

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

20

 

2

Bottas

Mercedes

19

 

3

Verstappen

Red Bull-Renault

18

 

4

Raikkonen

Ferrari

17

 

5

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

16

6

Hartley

Toro Rosso-Honda

15

7

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

14

8

Vettel

Ferrari

13

9

Perez

Force India-Mercedes

12

10

Leclerc

Sauber-Ferrari

11

11

Ocon

Force India-Mercedes

10

Penalty

12

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

9

13

Sainz

Renault

8

 

14

Stroll

Williams-Mercedes

7

 

15

Ricciardo

Red Bull-Renault

6

 

16

Hulkenberg

Renault

5

 

17

Sirotkin

Williams-Mercedes

4

 

18

Alonso

McLaren-Renault

3

 

19

Vandoorne

McLaren-Renault

2

 

20

Ericsson

Sauber-Ferrari

1

 

 

RACE: 

Pos

Driver

Car

Laps

Pts

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

53

20

 

2

Bottas

Mercedes

53

19

 

3

Verstappen

Red Bull-Renault

53

18

 

4

Ricciardo

Red Bull-Renault

53

17

 

5

Raikkonen

Ferrari

53

16

 

6

Vettel

Ferrari

53

15

 

7

Perez

Force India-Mercedes

53

14

 

8

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

53

13

 

9

Ocon

Force India-Mercedes

53

12

 

10

Sainz

Renault

52

11

 

11

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

52

10

 

12

Ericsson

Sauber-Ferrari

52

9

 

13

Hartley

Toro Rosso-Honda

52

8

 

14

Alonso

McLaren-Renault

52

7

 

15

Vandoorne

McLaren-Renault

52

6

 

16

Sirotkin

Williams-Mercedes

52

5

 

17

Stroll

Williams-Mercedes

52

4

18

Leclerc

Sauber-Ferrari

40

3

Mechanical

19

Hulkenberg

Renault

40

2

Mechanical

20

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

8

1

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