Lewis Hamilton on the circuit of Interlagos the polepositie for the GP of Brazil conquered. The belgian Stoffel Vandoorne continued a disappointing qualifying and was last.
At the start of the qualification got the riders to hear that it was important to a good lap time to put down, there was rain on the way to the circuit of Interlagos. Immediately all the riders on the track as soon as possible a quick ride to ride.
Max Verstappen drove the fastest time and was exactly be 0.247 sec faster than both Ferrari’s. Sebastian Vettel and Kimi were times in reason, after all, the same time. Also Lewis Hamilton, Kevin Magnussen and Valtteri Bottas followed within less than three tenths. In Hamilton there was, however, just as during the third training session a rookpluimpje back of his Mercedes.
For the belgian Stoffel Vandoorne and McLaren was the qualification again disappointing. Vandoorne drove the slowest time while team-mate Fernando Alonso not further affected than the eighteenth time.
After Q1 on a few drops of after in dry weather was driving it was before the start of Q2 of queuing in the pitlane. There was more rain coming on, and according to some predictions would be that after a few minutes the circuit to achieve.
After the first fast runs it was Bottas is the fastest, Vettel, Hamilton and Verstappen. At Ferrari reason Vettel were times, however, their fastest time on the soft tyre, which they race at a different bandencompound than Mercedes and Red Bull will begin.
A lot of attention went also to Lewis Hamilton and two-time another rider to be bothered. On the one hand there was Kimi were times that during a quick lap was hindered, on the other hand, there was almost a crash with Sergey Sirotkin, who soon was on his way.
As possible, there is still a punishment for the Brit. Unlike in Q2, we saw at the start of Q3 no row with cars at the end of the pitlane. Q3 promised under dry conditions to be able to be moved.
During the first quick run, it was again neck-and-neck at the front. Hamilton reed a preliminary besttijd and was less than 73 thousandths faster than Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari. The German was during his fast lap, however, a small mistake made. Bottas were times followed slightly more than a tenth.
At the end of Q3, there were again threatening rain clouds but it remained dry fortunately. Hamilton managed to have time with just two hundredths to improve while none of the other drivers have their lap time, managed to improve.
Polepositie so for Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas. Big question is however, whether there is still a punishment would follow for Hamilton and/or Vettel. Hamilton for hindering other riders, while there also was an incident with Vettel when his Ferrari had to weigh in Q2.
1. GB Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:07.281
2. THE Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:07.374 +0.093
3. FI Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:07.441 +0.160
4. FI Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:07.456 +0.175
5. EN Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1:07.778 +0.497
6. AU Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:07.780 +0.499
7. SE Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:08.296 +1.015
8. MC Charles Leclerc Sauber 1:08.492 +1.211
9. FR Romain Grosjean Haas F1 1:08.517 +1.236
10. FR Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:09.029 +1.748
11. DK Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 1:08.659 +1.378
12. MX Sergio Perez Racing Point Force India 1:08.741 +1.460
13. FR Esteban Ocon Racing Point Force India 1:08.770 +1.489
14. THE Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:08.834 +1.553
15. RU Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1:10.381 +3.100
16. ES Carlos Sainz jr, Renault, 1:09.269 +1.988
17. New zealand Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1:09.280 +1.999
18. ES Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:09.402 +2.121
19. CA Lance Stroll down Williams 1:09.441 +2.160
20. BE Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:09.601 +2.320
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