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Hamilton was fastest in first qualifying session in Sao Paulo

Hamilton was fastest in first qualifying session in Sao Paulo

The British driver, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), set the best time in the first free practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix, the nineteenth and penultimate date of the 2017 Formula 1 season, which will be held on Sunday at the circuit of Interlagos in Sao Paulo.

The brand new four-time world champion set the track record at 1:09 sec 202/1000, 127/1000 ahead of his teammate, Finn Valtteri Bottas.

Finnish Kimi Räikkönen (Ferrari), was third at 542/1000. The Red Bulls of the Dutch Max Verstappen and the Australian Daniel Ricciardo intermingled at 548 and 626/1000, ahead of the other Ferrari of the German Sebastian Vettel, at 782/1000, who went off the track without consequences.

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Frenchman Pierre Gasly’s Toro Rosso and New Zealander Brendon Hartley once again suffered from their Renault engine failures, finishing 19th and 20th respectively.

Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo, Hartley and Gasly will be penalized for at least ten places on the starting grid on Sunday, after being forced, since the previous GP in Mexico two weeks ago, to change engine parts beyond the limit. permitted. in a season.

For his first free practice, 19-year-old British GP3 champion George Russell set the 12th fastest time, 1 sec 845/1000, at the wheel of Sergio Pérez’s Force India. Free practice 2 is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. local time (4:00 p.m. GMT). AFP

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Results N.1 for the Brazilian Grand Prix:

1. Lewis Hamilton (GBR / Mercedes) 1: 09.202

(average speed: 224.161 km / h)

2. Valtteri Bottas (FIN / Mercedes) 1: 09.329

3. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN / Ferrari) 1: 09.744

4. Max Verstappen (NED / Red Bull-TAG Heuer) 1: 09.750

5. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS / Red Bull-TAG Heuer) 1: 09.828

6. Sebastian Vettel (GER / Ferrari) 1: 09.984

7. Felipe Massa (BRA / Williams-Mercedes) 1: 10.102

8. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL / McLaren-Honda) 1: 10.402

9. Estéban Ocon (FRA / Force India-Mercedes) 1: 10.454

10. Fernando Alonso (ESP / McLaren-Honda) 1: 10.476

11. Lance Stroll (CAN / Williams-Mercedes) 1: 10.632

12. George Russell (GBR / Force India-Mercedes) 1: 11.047

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13. Romain Grosjean (FRA / Haas-Ferrari) 1: 11.188

14. Kevin Magnussen (DEN / Haas-Ferrari) 1: 11.463

15. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP / Renault) 1: 11.467

16. Nico Hülkenberg (GER / Renault) 1: 11.608

17. Charles Leclerc (MON / Sauber-Ferrari) 1: 11.802

18. Marcus Ericsson (SWE / Sauber-Ferrari) 1: 11.898

19. Pierre Gasly (FRA / Toro Rosso-Renault) 1: 14.034

20. Brendon Hartley (NZL / Toro Rosso-Renault) 0.000

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