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The 2017 Malaysian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:38 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 15th round of the 2017 season taking place in Malaysia between the 29th of September and the 1st of October.

To submit your 10 'n' Pole Picks for Malaysia click here, to register in the competition click here

Picks for Malaysia close at the start of Saturday practice

The event timetable for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Friday
1st Practice 10:00 local time - 02:00 GMT
2nd Practice 14:00 local time - 06:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 14:00 local time - 06:00 GMT
Qualifying 17:00 local time - 09:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 15:00 local time - 07:00 GMT

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Re: The 2017 Malaysian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:02 am

This weekend we are back to Malaysia where anything can happen.

So far, Ferrari's and Red Bulls have been quick and Mercedes have not yet been on the pace.

Pierre Gasly has replaced Daniil Kvyat in Toro Rosso's second car.

The Haas of Grosjean had an unfortunate accident through no fault of theirs when a drain cover was flipped up by the two preceding cars. Grosjean arrived on the scene, ran his normal line and the cover caused a catastrophic failure of the right rear sending him into the barrier and ending FP2.

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Re: The 2017 Malaysian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:15 am

FP1 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	01:48.962	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing 
2	01:49.719	Daniel Ricciardo   Red Bull Racing
3	01:50.597	Fernando Alonso	   McLaren
4	01:50.734	Kimi Räikkönen	   Ferrari
5	01:51.009	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
6	01:51.518	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
7	01:52.007	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
8	01:52.295	Lance Stroll	   Williams
9	01:52.380	Pierre Gasly	   Toro Rosso
10	01:53.521	Sergey Sirotkin	   Renault
11	01:53.625	Jolyon Palmer	   Renault
12	01:53.771	Stoffel Vandoorne  McLaren
13	01:53.896	Esteban Ocon	   Force India
14	01:54.610	Sean Gelael	   Toro Rosso
15	01:54.669	Sergio Perez	   Force India
16	01:55.280	Charles Leclerc	   Sauber
17	01:55.652	Pascal Wehrlein	   Sauber
18	01:56.211	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
19	01:56.339	Antonio Giovinazzi Haas
20			Felipe Massa	   Williams
The session started 30 minutes late due to rain.
Pierre Gasly has taken the Daniil Kvyat seat in Toro Rosso for the next races.
Filipe Massa has a suspected hydraulic leak which prevented him from setting a time.

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Re: The 2017 Malaysian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:22 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	01:31.261	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
2	01:31.865	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
3	01:32.099	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
4	01:32.109	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
5	01:32.564	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
6	01:32.677	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
7	01:32.720	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
8	01:32.862	Sergio Perez	  Force India
9	01:33.060	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
10	01:33.096	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
11	01:33.381	Jolyon Palmer	  Renault
12	01:33.394	Felipe Massa	  Williams
13	01:33.673	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
14	01:33.818	Lance Stroll	  Williams
15	01:34.043	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso
16	01:34.104	Carlos Sainz	  Toro Rosso
17	01:34.118	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
18	01:34.343	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
19	01:35.246	Pascal Wehrlein	  Sauber
20	01:35.697	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
Grosjean and Haas have been granted a special dispensation to repair their car after the track drain cover caused the crash which ended FP2.

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Re: The 2017 Malaysian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:11 am

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	01:31.880	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
2	01:32.042	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
3	01:32.091	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
4	01:32.329	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
5	01:32.539	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
6	01:32.579	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
7	01:33.209	Sergio Perez	  Force India
8	01:33.240	Felipe Massa	  Williams
9	01:33.290	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
10	01:33.321	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
11	01:33.530	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
12	01:33.538	Lance Stroll	  Williams
13	01:33.787	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
14	01:33.871	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
15	01:33.924	Carlos Sainz	  Toro Rosso
16	01:34.206	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso
17	01:34.475	Jolyon Palmer	  Renault
18	01:34.914	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
19	01:34.936	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
20	01:35.045	Pascal Wehrlein	  Sauber
Looks like Vettel has a turbo problem.

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Re: The 2017 Malaysian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:17 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	1:30.076	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
2	1:30.121	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
3	1:30.541	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing 
4	1:30.595	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing 
5	1:30.758	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
6	1:31.478	Esteban Ocon	  Force India 
7	1:31.582	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 
8	1:31.607	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
9	1:31.658	Sergio Perez	  Force India 
10	1:31.704	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren 
11	1:32.034	Felipe Massa	  Williams 
12	1:32.100	Jolyon Palmer	  Renault
13	1:32.307	Lance Stroll	  Williams 
14	1:32.402	Carlos Sainz	  Toro Rosso
15	1:32.558	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso
16	1:33.308	Romain Grosjean	  Haas 
17	1:33.434	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
18	1:33.483	Pascal Wehrlein	  Sauber 
19	1:33.970	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber 
20		Sebastian Vettel	  Ferrari
Ferrari changed Vettel's engine for an older unit and this unit then failed. He will probably take multiple penalties and start from the rear of grid.

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Re: The 2017 Malaysian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:50 am

Results

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Pos	Driver		  Team
1	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
2	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
3	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
4	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
5	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
6	Sergio Perez	  Force India
7	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
8	Lance Stroll	  Williams
9	Felipe Massa	  Williams
10	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
11	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
12	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
13	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
14	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso
15	Jolyon Palmer	  Renault
16	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
17	Pascal Wehrlein	  Sauber
18	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
DNF	Carlos Sainz	  Toro Rosso
DNS	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
Kimi has a loss of power going to the grid and was subsequently pushed back into his pit. He failed to take his grid position at the start.
Vettel drove well from the rear of field on an alternate tyre strategy which almost paid off.
Ricciardo held off the charge and retained his third position on the podium and vettel's charge faded.
More drama as, on the slow down lap, Stroll and Vettel came together resulting in substantial damage to the Ferrari.

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