Read on as Nico Rosberg wins ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
Nico Rosberg wins the Austrian grand prix ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton and Williams’s Felipe Massa.
Only one safety car appeared on the first lap when Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen came together but no further action was taken. There was also a lot more overtaking and no “lifting and coasting!”
Nico Rosberg got a slightly better start than Lewis Hamilton and got the lead into turn 1. The safety car came out at the end of lap 1 and it stayed out till lap 7. Jenson Button made it a double retirement for McLaren – Honda as he retired on lap 10. Marcus Ericsson gets a drive through penalty for jumping the start. Lap 33 and race leader Rosberg comes into the pits having a 2 second gap to Hamilton. Lap 35 and Hamilton pits but Rosberg still holds the advantage. Lap 36 and Sebastian Vettel pits but there is a problem with the right rear and that allows Felipe Massa to take third. Lap 51 and Daniel Ricciardo pits and takes his 5 second penalty. Lap after lap Vettel closes down on Massa. Massa does well and holds off the challenge. It’s the final lap and Rosberg is on his team radio about vibrations with the car but makes it to the finish and wins.
1. Rosberg 2. Hamilton 3. Massa 4. Vettel 5. Bottas 6. Hulkenberg 7. Maldonado 8. Verstappen 9. Perez 10. Ricciardo 11. Nasr 12. Kvyat 13. Ericsson 14.Merhi DNF Grosjean, Sainz, Button, Stevens, Raikkonen, Alonso
I actually thought it was a better race than in Canada with no signs of lifting and coasting. I was impressed by Nico Hulkenberg after winning the Le mans, has been supreme all week and Pastor Maldonado for the second race in running in the points. I do feel sorry for Button and Alonso for McLaren – Honda, I hope they can get their car and engine together and be more competitive
Drivers Championship after round 8
1. Hamilton 169pts 2. Rosberg 159pts 3. Vettel 120pts 4. Raikkonen 72pts 5. Bottas 67pts 6. Massa 62pts 7. Ricciardo 36pts 8. Kvyat 19pts
Constructors Championship after round 8
1. Mercedes 328pts 2. Ferrari 192pts 3. Williams 129pts 4. Red Bull 55pts
Read on as Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton takes pole position.
Lewis Hamilton took pole position ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel.
After the damp FP3 session, qualifying was dryer with drivers running wide at turn 1.
Kimi Raikkonen’s qualifying woes continued as he, Sergio Perez, Jenson Button, Roberto Merhi and Will Stevens were eliminated in Q1.
Q2 saw Pastor Maldonado, Marcus Ericsson, Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso missing out on Q3 and out.
Lewis Hamilton sets provisional pole and enters his last lap but spins at turn 1. Nico Rosberg is the only man left to challenge Hamiton and enters the final two corners, runs wide and stops the car just in time before it hits the barrier. Hamilton is just on pole.
1. Hamilton 2. Rosberg 3. Vettel 4. Massa 5. Hulkenberg 6. Bottas 7. Verstappen 8. Nasr 9. *Grosjean 10. Maldonado 11. Ericsson 12. Sainz 13. Perez 14. Raikkonen 15. *Kvyat 16. Merhi 17. Stevens 18. *Ricciardo 19. *Alonso 20. *Button
*Kvyat received a 10 place grid penalty for his fourth engine. 8th – 15th.
*Grosjean did not set a lap time in Q3 due to a brake by wire failure.
*Ricciardo received a 10 place grid penalty for his fourth engine. He cannot take all 10 places so that will be given in the race. 14th – 18th. 5 second time.
*Alonso received a 25 place grid penalty for new parts for his car. He cannot take the full 25 places so that will be given in the race. 15th – 19th.
*Button received a 25 place grid penalty for new parts for his car. He cannot take the full 25 places so that will be given in the race. 17th – 20th.
Read on as Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton eases to his fourth Canadian win.
Lewis Hamilton wins with ease to the Canadian grand prix ahead of Nico Rosberg and Valterri Bottas.
Unlike in Qualifying, drivers managed their tyres to expectations. This meant some drivers did stop only once.
At the end of lap 1, Jenson Button took his drive through penalty. Lap 7 and Sebastian Vettel pitted having come through the field from 18th. On lap 26, Kimi Raikkonen came into the pits for a set of soft tyres. One lap later and he spun then came into the pits on lap 27. The spin for Raikkonen meant that Valterri Bottas was able to take third place. Lap 30 and Lewis Hamilton came into the pits for soft tyres. One lap later and Nico Rosberg came into the pits. Lap 36 and Sebastian Vettel came into the pits for a second time. On lap 43 and Vettel and Nico Hulkenberg touch, sending Hulkenberg into a spin. No further action was taken by the stewards. Lap 47 and Fernando Alonso retires from the race. Lap 58 and its double retirement for McLaren as Jenson Button retires. Lap 63 and Roberto Merhi retires for Manor. Hamilton wins.
1. Hamilton 2.Rosberg 3.Bottas 4.Raikkonen 5.Vettel 6.Massa 7.Maldonado 8.Hulkenberg 9.Kvyat 10.*Grosjean 11.Perez 12.Sainz 13.Ricciardo 14.Ericsson 15.Verstappen 16.Nasr 17.Stevens DNF Merhi, Alonso and Button.
*Romain Grosjean got a 5 second time penalty added on to his finishing time because of an incident with Will Stevens.
Overall a quite a dull race with “Lift and Coast” being the main talked about thing on the team radio. Its like “One step forward and two steps back” for McLaren with Alonso and Button retiring from the race. Pastor Maldonado for Lotus ended his pointless streak with 7th and 6 points.
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Read on as Lewis Hamilton takes Pole Position round the circuit Gilles Villenuve.
Lewis Hamilton takes Pole Position ahead of Nico Rosberg and Kimi Raikkonen.
Despite rain in Practise 2, the sun was out in what an eventful qualifying planned out.
Q1 and a huge shock for Sebastian Vettel for Ferrari and Felipe Massa for Williams both out. Jenson Button did not get out of the garage for a lap with both Manor cars out as well.
Q2 and both Torro Rosso and Sauber cars were eliminated with Fernando Alonso out as well.
Q3 and Lewis Hamilton took pole ahead of Nico Rosberg. Kimi Raikkonen won the battle for third ahead of Valterri Bottas and the much improved Lotus cars of Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado.
1. Hamilton 2. Rosberg 3. Raikkonen 4. Bottas 5. Grosjean 6. Maldonado 7. Hulkenberg 8. Kvyat 9. Ricciardo 10. Perez 11. Sainz 12. Ericsson 13. Alonso 14. Nasr 15. Massa 16. Merhi 17. Stevens 18. *Vettel 19. *Verstappen 20. *Button
*Verstappen received a 5 place grid penalty for crashing into Grosjean in Monaco and also a 10 place grid penalty for using his fifth engine of the season.
*Button did not set a lap in qualifying and might start from the pit lane.
*Vettel got a 5 place grid drop for a red flag infraction during FP3.
Surprise, suprise. Qualifying was amazing with a Ferrari and a Williams out in Q1. Really. Sauber did a great job of re-building Felipe Nasr’s car! I was impressed by both Lotus and Force India cars, both in the top 10.
Canada is known for being hard on the brakes and little overtaking. What will Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa do from 18th and 15th. Who knows?