Formula One Canadian Grand Prix Review
Canada Grand Prix Review
Coming off the back of a less than successful weekend in Monaco for Lewis Hamilton’s side of the garage, the Briton was eager to make amends for his dismal strategy in the principality. The Canadian Grand Prix is a favourite for most drivers in F1, and Lewis is definitely one of them. He took his maiden victory here, and the aggressive driving style that the track bares will be just one appendage in Lewis’s arsenal.
Lewis Hamilton was unstoppable on Saturday during qualifying. Behind him, completing the Mercedes duo was Nico Rosberg by three tenths.
Kimi Raikkonen put his prancing horse third on the grid. He was unable to contend with Sebastien Vettel, as he faced a penalty and a technical error within the electrical makeup of the car
Valtteri Bottas was able to put his Williams fourth on the grid. A result that the Martini/Williams family was in need of.
In chronological fashion, the Lotus boys were close together throughout qualifying. Romain Grosjean said if it wasn’t for dealing with traffic, he could have been contending for positions up to third place.
A crucial, yet satisfying quali result came for Nico Hulkenberg. The performance of his Force India has been less than loud thus far this season. His Mexican teammate, Sergio Perez finished the concluded the top ten.
Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo put there updated Red Bulls in eighth and ninth respectively.
|7||27||NICO HULKENBERG||FORCE INDIA||1:16.186||1:15.706||1:15.614||21|
|8||26||DANIIL KVYAT||RED BULL||1:16.415||1:15.891||1:16.079||27|
|9||3||DANIEL RICCIARDO||RED BULL||1:16.410||1:16.006||1:16.114||23|
|10||11||SERGIO PEREZ||FORCE INDIA||1:16.827||1:15.974||1:16.336||23|
|11||55||CARLOS SAINZ||TORO ROSSO||1:16.611||1:16.042||19|
|12||33||MAX VERSTAPPEN||TORO ROSSO||1:16.361||1:16.245||20|
Note – Verstappen penalised 5 grid places for causing a collision at the previous round, and a further 10 places for using his fifth engine of the season.
Note – Button failed to set a qualifying time within the Q1 107% requirement of 1:21.141, so races at the stewards’ discretion. Penalised 15 grid places for using a fifth turbo and a fifth MGU-H.
Note – Vettel penalised 5 grid places for passing another car under red flags during FP3.
Just going through the motions. That’s all that can be explained for Lewis Hamilton’s race this last weekend.
Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton led from start to finish on Sunday, achieving his 37th win. Staying close behind him, yet not being close enough was Nico Rosberg at just over two seconds.
Williams: Valtteri Bottas has waited long enough to score another podium. His Williams seems to have improved its package and overall pace. Felipe Massa held steady in sixth.
Ferrari: A bizarre and criticized mistake came from Raikkonen. The Finn seemed to have third place in the bag on Sunday until an ERS error put Kimi into what looked like an avoidable spin. He is yet to outshine his teammate Sebastian Vettel, who despite starting in 15th, managed to cross the chequered flag in 5th, just four seconds behind Raikkonen.
Lotus: Pastor Maldonado collected some valuable points after the race’s end and feels there is still more to come. His teammate Romain Grosjean finished up in 10th after an unforced puncture caused by a tussle with a backmarker Manor car.
Force India: Of the two, Nico Hulkenberg was the victor. He took 8th place
Red Bull: Possibly their worst weekend in seasons, the Milton Keynes squad had a terrible race, Daniil Kvyat brought home just two points whilst Daniel Ricciardo finished four places behind in 13th.
|8||NICO HULKENBERG||GER||FORCE INDIA||+1 lap||4|
|9||DANIIL KVYAT||RUS||RED BULL||+1 lap||2|
|10||ROMAIN GROSJEAN||FRA||LOTUS||+1 lap||1|
|11||SERGIO PEREZ||MEX||FORCE INDIA||+1 lap||0|
|12||CARLOS SAINZ||ESP||TORO ROSSO||+1 lap||0|
|13||DANIEL RICCIARDO||AUS||RED BULL||+1 lap||0|
|14||MARCUS ERICSSON||SWE||SAUBER||+1 lap||0|
|15||MAX VERSTAPPEN||NED||TORO ROSSO||+1 lap||0|
|16||FELIPE NASR||BRA||SAUBER||+2 laps||0|
|17||WILL STEVENS||GBR||MARUSSIA||+4 laps||0|
Posted on June 10, 2015, in Grand Prix in Review and tagged Alonso, Canada, Dane Hansen, Daniel Ricciardo, F1, F1 Highlights, F1 Preview, F1 review, Ferrari, Force India, Formula 1, Formula One, Grosjean, Hamilton, Kvyat, Lotus, McLaren, Mercedes, Raikkonen, Red Bull, Rosberg, Vettel. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.