Monthly Archives: November 2016
The 32-year-old rider who runs the Mercedes team finished with the best time at Monza and puts pressure on Vettel, who finished in eighth place. English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) broke the historical record of pole positions Michael Schumacher and put more pressure on another German, Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), who leads the World Cup with seven points more than him and leave this sixth Sunday Monza, the temple of the ‘Scuderia’.
Hamilton, 32, who had equaled the Kaiser a week ago at Spa-Francorchamps, lifted the historic pole record to 69 on another epic journey in which he proved that he is not a triple world champion by chance and that was marked by heavy rain, which ended up delaying two and a half hours of competition but did not prevent it from proving once again that in any circumstance it may be the best with its victorious ‘silver arrow’.
The Englishman will fight this Sunday to raise his second record to 59 , however, far from the 91 that constitute another of the record of the seven-time German champion, still convalescing the serious skiing accident he suffered in December 2013 in Meribel , in the French Alps.
Hamilton embroidered a crazy day in the big, covering in the third round (Q3) of the qualification, the 5,793 meters of the Lombard track in one minute, 35 seconds and 554 thousandths, one second and 148 thousandths less than Max Verstappen (Red Bull), which was second.
But the one that will start next to him in the first row will be the young Lance Stroll. Williams’s Canadian benefited that both Red Bull’s young Dutchman and his Australian teammate Daniel Ricciardo, third on Saturday, will start, due to penalties following changes in their engine, from the last rows of the grid.
In Monza, where it rained during the last minutes of the first free practice on Friday – a weekend that ended with showers and an electrical device – he did not stop doing it from the early hours of Saturday, which completely overcame the last free trial, morning.
In which only rolled during the last minutes and among the seven that marked time, the fastest was the Brazilian Felipe Massa (Williams). Spaniard Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso) – with ten positions on the grid for a change of engine – was fourth, before finishing the fifteenth qualifying, thinking only in the race.