Australia 2017 Formula 1 Grand Prix

Australia 2017 Formula 1 Grand Prix

Here is a recap of what happened in the grand prix of Australia in 2017.

Before the race weekend starts we have some questions answered from the drivers.

Practice sessions

In FP1 Lewis Hamilton came on top with half a second lead from his team-mate Valteri Bottas, the red-bulls came third and fourth and the ferraris came fifth and sixth. Lance Stroll in his first F1 race had a good practice session coming thirteen.

In FP2 we had many incidents. First Jolyon Palmer crashed on the last corner bringing the red flag to the session then Fellipe Massa had to retire the car and Romain Grosjean, Kimi Räikkönen, Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen had some off-road action trying to find the limits. Marcus Ericsson had a spin bringing his car in the gravel trap in the closing minutes of the session. Vettel this time came in second spliting the two mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

In FP3 Sebastian Vettel managed to edge the two mercedes with a half a second lead.

Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton took pole position with a two tenths lead from Sebastian Vettel. Sabastian Vettel managed to split the two mercedes getting a front row starting position. Daniel Ricciardo crashed in Q3 bringing the red flag to the session. Haas had a strong session coming 6th.

Lewis Hamilton with an excellent drive took his 62 pole position.

Here are the driver reactions after the qualifying.

Race

Sebastian Vettel managed to win the race with a great pit stop strategy from Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton came first to change his tyres and he got stuck behind Max Verstappen losing time while at the same time Sebastian Vettel had clean air to push, when Vettel made his pit stop he came just in the front of Lewis Hamilton and from then Vettel maintained the first place. Both Haas cars had to retire and Alonso also retired on the last laps of the race. Daniel Ricciardo had mechanical problems and didn’t managed to finish in his home race. Both Toro Roso and Force India cars finished in the points.

Driver reactions after the race.

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