2016 Malaysian GP Formula 1: Hamilton takes pole, bad session for Sainz and Alonso
Lewis Hamilton has come to Malaysia in order to regain the championship lead. By the time, the English have achieved the pole position beating by four-tenths Nico Rosberg who will start from the second position on the grid.
Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were third and fourth ahead of the Ferrari of Sebatian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. Fernando Alonso just shot because he had to comply with a sanction of 45 positions for another engine change so will start from last place. Carlos Sainz nor he could shine in Sepang and will start from 16th position.
Mercedes has dominated the qualifying session in which there was threat of rain fell a few drops but only in the last minutes. Hamilton and Rosberg moved smoothly in Q1 and Q2. In Q3 English was better in his first attempt. Rosberg tried to beat him in the second but made a mistake in the last corner and could not do so Hamilton kept the pole with four tenths ahead of his teammate.
The output will be key in Sepang because there is much distance to the first corner and a bad start action can facilitate fact being passed by many cars. The Red Bull Verstappen and Ricciardo have not been too far from Rosberg and try to attack him at the start. Milton Keynes cars have been better than the Ferrari that have been 5th and 6th with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. Vettel was disappointed because if it had been a tenth better could have been 3rd.
Perez, Hulkenberg, Button and Massa completed in top ten. In Q2 they fell Bottas, Grosjean, Gutierrez, Magnussen, Kvyat and Sainz. The Spanish driver said his car is just to be placed between 12 and 13 unless unexpected things happen in the race. In the qualifying session, he could only go to Q2 where he was beaten by his teammate.
Alonso just rolled for a few minutes. The Spanish set itself the goal of achieving a time within 107%, he succeeded and went to the box after 5 laps and it would be last matter what he did for his punishment of 45 positions. Ericsson, Nasr, Palmer, Ocon and Wehrlein were eliminated in Q1 others in which there were no surprises.http://www.sportseducationexpo.com/bad-session-for-sainz-and-alonso.htmlFormula 1