17 de abr de 2011

F1: GP da China 2011








          The race was sensational. O GP da China foi realmente bom, com emoção do início ao fim. Apesar do susto na hora da largada  (saiu dos boxs faltando 30s para o tempo limite) Hamilton conseguiu pular na frente na hora da largada. Ao longo da corrida ocorreram várias alterações nas posições por conta dos pit stpos e das ultrapassagens, assim Vettel conseguiu voltar ao 1° lugar.
           Por conta do desgaste dos pneus o final da corrida foi bem emocionante. Hamilton nas últimas 15 voltas conseguiu se aproximar do Vettel e ultrapassa-lo, assim ficando com o 1° lugar na corrida. Vettel que venceu as últimas 2 corridas do ano terminou em 2°. O 3° lugar fez uma corrida simplesmente fantástica, pois saiu do 18° lugar na largada. Webber na última volta conseguiu ultrapassar o Bunton e assim conseguindo um lugar no pódio.







 
2011 FIA Formula One World Championship
Drivers Provisional Classification
POS
DRIVER
 
AUS
MAL
CHN
TUR
ESP
MCO
CAN
EUR
GBR
DEU
HUN
BEL
ITA
SIN
JPN
KOR
IND
ABD
BRA
PTS
1
 Sebastian Vettel
 (DEU)
25
1
25
1
18
2
















68
2
 Lewis Hamilton
 (GBR)
18
2
4
8
25
1
















47
3
 Jenson Button
 (GBR)
8
6
18
2
12
4
















38
4
 Mark Webber
 (AUS)
10
5
12
4
15
3
















37
5
 Fernando Alonso
 (ESP)
12
4
8
6
6
7
















26
6
 Felipe Massa
 (BRA)
6
7
10
5
8
6
















24
7
 Vitaly Petrov
 (RUS)
15
3
0
17
2
9
















17
8
 Nick Heidfeld
 (DEU)
0
12
15
3
0
12
















15
9
 Nico Rosberg
 (DEU)
-
m
0
12
10
5
















10
10
 Kamui Kobayashi
 (JPN)
0
x
6
7
1
10
















7
11
 Michael Schumacher
 (DEU)
-
m
2
9
4
8
















6
12
 Sébastien Buemi
 (CHE)
4
8
0
13
0
14
















4
13
 Adrian Sutil
 (DEU)
2
9
0
11
0
15
















2
14
 Paul di Resta
 (GBR)
1
10
1
10
0
11
















2
15
 Jaime Alguersuari
 (ESP)
0
11
0
14
-
m
















0
16
 Jarno Trulli
 (ITA)
0
13
-
m
0
19
















0
17
 Rubens Barrichello
 (BRA) 
-
m
-
m
0
13
















0
18
 Jérôme D'Ambrosio
 (BEL)
0
14
-
m
0
20
















0
19
 Heikki Kovalainen
 (FIN)
-
m
0
15
0
16
















0
20
 Timo Glock
 (DEU)
0
nc
0
16
0
21
















0
21
 Sergio Perez Mendoza
 (MEX)
0
x
-
m
0
17
















0
22
 Pastor Maldonaldo
 (VEN)
-
m
-
m
0
18
















0
23
 Vitantonio Liuzzi
 (ITA)

-
m
0
22
















0
24
 Narain Karthikeyan
 (IND)

-
m
0
23
















0
KEY:  25 



w
nc 
 Points Scored in Race
 Position in Race
 Retired
 Mechanical
 Accident
 Excluded
 Withdrawn
 Not Classified
NOTE: 
The Sporting Regulations provide that if two or more constructors or drivers have the same number of points (including 0 points), their positions in the Championship are fixed according to the quality of their places. Under this system one first place is better than any number of second places, one second place is better than any number of third places, and so on.


 
DRIVERS PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION
No
Driver
Nat
Car
Points
01
Sebastian Vettel
DEU
Red Bull
68
02
Lewis Hamilton
GBR
McLaren
47
03
Jenson Button
GBR
McLaren
38
04
Mark Webber
AUS
Red Bull
37
05
Fernando Alonso
ESP
Ferrari
26
06
Felipe Massa
BRA
Ferrari
24
07
Vitaly Petrov
RUS
Renault
17
08
Nick Heidfeld
DEU
Renault
15
09
Nico Rosberg
DEU
Mercedes
10
10
Kamui Kobayashi
JPN
Sauber
7
11
Michael Schumacher
DEU
Mercedes
6
12
Sébastien Buemi
CHE
Toro Rosso
4
13
Adrian Sutil
DEU
Force India
2
14
Paul di Resta
GBR
Force India
2
15
Jaime Alguersuari
ESP
Toro Rosso
0
16
Jarno Trulli
ITA
Lotus
0
17
Rubens Barrichello
BRA
Williams
0
18
Jérôme D'Ambrosio
BEL
Virgin
0
19
Heikki Kovalainen
FIN
Lotus
0
20
Timo Glock
DEU
Virgin
0
21
Sergio Perez
MEX
Sauber
0
22
Pastor Maldonaldo
VEN
Williams
0
23
Vitantonio Liuzzi
ITA
HRT
0
24
Narain Karthikeyan
IND
HRT
0


CONSTRUCTORS PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION
Pos
Constructor
Engine
Points
1
Red Bull Racing
Renault
105
2
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Mercedes
85
3
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
Ferrari
50
4
Lotus Renault GP
Renault
32
5
Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
Mercedes
16
6
Sauber F1 Team
Ferrari
7
7
Scuderia Toro Rosso
Ferrari
4
8
Force India F1 Team
Mercedes
4
9
Team Lotus
Renault
0
10
AT&T Williams
Cosworth
0
11
Marussia Virgin Racing
Cosworth
0
12
HRT F1 Team
Cosworth
0



Lewis Hamilton




Q: Lewis, you made a gamble to keep back a fresh set of tyres. Was it the gamble that paid off for you today?
Lewis HAMILTON: I think today the strategy we came up with going into qualifying definitely helped. I think my new option tyre seemed to last a little bit longer than the guys in front but I think it was quite a few things that came together really. The pitstops were fantastic. It was good for us. The guys are always pushing to improve and the car felt great. I was just trying to nurse my tyres whilst trying to pick up pace. It was one of the best races I have experienced where guys were out in front of me and I had to do quite a lot of overtaking. But thumbs up to the guys back at the factory and in the garage. They really put their hearts into developing the car and making the car the best it can be every weekend. It feels amazing to be able to bring home the victory for them.
Q: We saw your emotion at the end of the race. We didn't quite see your emotion at the start of the race. What was going on with your car as you only just made it to the grid and how worried were you that you might not be able to start?
LH: I don't think worried was coming into my thoughts to be honest. I was in the car nice and early to go out and then we had a problem as the car just would not start. I am still not sure exactly what went on but they had to take a lot of the bodywork off and I knew there was six minutes to go. Then there was two minutes to go but fortunately everything just came together very quickly. The guys did a great job but, of course, for me it is very important to stay as clam as possible as that reflects on all the guys in the garage. I tried to stay positive and they got the car out which was the most important.

Sebastian Vettel




Q: Sebastian, beaten off the line by both McLarens but you quickly got the lead back again. Did you feel at any stage that a two stop strategy might have been the wrong choice today?
Sebastian VETTEL: Well I think the start was not the best we had this year On top of that it seems that for some reason the left hand side here is worse than the right hand side, plus the fact that you turn right doesn't help. But it was not a 100 per cent good start so I lost also the position to Lewis who started behind me. Then it was about being patient. I think we treated the tyres better in the first stint and could have stayed out but there is no point doing that as you try to pit earlier. I came to the box and afterwards came out first, which was good. But it was quite a surprise seeing Jenson in front of me when he went into my garage. I just hoped for him to carry on. We had something similar two years ago with the Toro Rosso. I don't know what attracts people to stop in our garage but fortunately it had no affect. The guys kept their heads cool, we kept going and, as I said, we came out into the lead. Then I think we probably tried too hard staying on two stops so the middle stint ideally should have been a bit longer but in the end you find yourself out there on the hard tyre. I saw Lewis coming closer and closer and there was no point really. I tried to defend as much as I could without losing too much time to the guys behind but he found his way past easily. It was a difficult race for us. We did a couple of mistakes, on top of that we had some problems, but still we finished second so I am very, very happy with that. First of all, congratulations to Lewis and to McLaren. They did a very good job and it shows one race, you try something a bit different and if you do mistakes it is natural and there is someone else to beat you. I think it was a good race for us as we can learn a lot today. I am the only one with two stops up here so there is surely something to look into tonight.
Q: Just how difficult was it given the lack of communication you had with the pit-wall in the latter stages?
SV: It didn't make it easier. Usually you exchange information, how the tyres are, what the other guys do, what tyres they are on and so on. I asked a lot of questions but did not get any answers. We had a problem with communication. On top of that we had some problems with the KERS during the race. It wasn't a trouble free race. Mark obviously had a good race, very good pace, so the pace was there. It was there all weekend but once we decided to go to two stop you have to be patient, look after your tyres and when it doesn't work it doesn't work. That's why I think we missed that one step today.


Mark Webber




Q: Mark, after qualifying 18th yesterday you said given your luck on the Saturday you might get hit by a truck. It seems you drove that truck straight the way through the field today. A storming performance from third.
Mark WEBBER: Yeah, it was an interesting grand prix. I think we decided to start on the prime, the hard tyre, in the first stint which we know was not the most desired tyre for everyone in the field as it doesn't really have the characteristics of a hard tyre in terms of sometimes duration and lots of things like that so got that out of the way. But that was quite tricky actually as even with the guys I was with it was not easy. Everyone was using the DRS at the same time, which we pretty much predicted, because of the type of cars ahead of me and how they qualified. It wasn't easy to come back through those guys and I had a mistake in turn two on my in-lap, the tyres basically did not have much left of them, but I got the car back. We really started from there. When you still see P17 on your board after 15 laps, or whatever it was, you think 'how is this going to come?' But then all of a sudden I just felt comfortable with the car. I had a few sets of tyres left from after qualifying so that
helped a bit. Maybe that is the best way to do it all the time, not even take part in qualifying and just go from there. But all jokes aside I think the guys did an incredible job. Back-to-back races for us and it is clear we have not had the smoothest run with my car, but they haven't given up and that was a drive for them today and everyone back at the factory. Again congratulations to Lewis. It was good that someone finally, of course Seb is in the same team but he has been on a phenomenal run and we are all here together fighting for victories. Shame McLaren won in a way but also we can't let Seb get too far away, so it was good day for the racing and good day for us in terms of points for the team.




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