Mercedes demolish the field for Qualifying

Mercedes demolish the field for Qualifying

Mercedes have turned up with incredible pace in Melbourne to lock out the front row of the grid. Hamilton delivered a 1:20.486 to topple his team mate by a mere 0.1s.

Remarkably after all the predictions and headlines times by Ferrari during winter testing the Scuderia only managed 3rd and 5th with Vettel and Leclerc,  a full 0.7s behind the Mercedes. I don’t think anyone in the paddock or the grandstands expected such a gap.

Max Verstappen and RedBull did spoil Ferrari’s party further by delivering a 1:21.320 that was good enough for 4th. His team mate Gasly was knocked out in Q1 given some bad strategy – they got caught out by a “quickly evolving track”.

Elsewhere, best of the rest goes to Haas who have continued to impress with their Ferrari based chassis, Grojean and Kevin came in 6th and 7th respectively, but a full 1.3s behind the Mercedes.

Lando Norris made it into Q3 for McLaren in 8th, ahead of Kimi and Perez in 10th, completing the top 10 for Racing Point.

Heres the full table.

  • PosDriverTeamTimeGap
    1   Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:20.486
    2   Valtteri BottasMercedes1:20.5980.112
    3   Sebastian VettelFerrari1:21.1900.704
    4   Max VerstappenRed Bull1:21.3200.834
    5   Charles LeclercFerrari1:21.4420.956
    6   Romain GrosjeanHaas1:21.8261.340
    7   Kevin MagnussenHaas1:22.0991.613
    8   Lando NorrisMcLaren1:22.3041.818
    9   Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo1:22.3141.828
    10   Sergio PerezRacing Point1:22.7812.295
    11   Nico HulkenbergRenault1:22.562
    12   Daniel RicciardoRenault1:22.570
    13   Alexander AlbonToro Rosso1:22.636
    14   Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1:22.714
    15   Daniil KvyatToro Rosso1:22.774
    16   Lance StrollRacing Point1:23.017
    17   Pierre GaslyRed Bull1:23.020
    18   Carlos SainzMcLaren1:23.084
    19   George RussellWilliams1:24.360
    20   Robert KubicaWilliams1:26.067

Share on facebook
Share on reddit
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Today's News

March 23, 2019

Error: View 25e2a66h9c may not exist