Winners & Losers of 2017 F1 Races

AUSTRALIA

WINNER OF THE DAY: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

REJECT OF THE DAY: Jolyon Palmer (Renault)

CHINA

WINNER OF THE DAY: Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)

REJECT OF THE DAY: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) x1

BAHRAIN

WINNER OF THE DAY: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) x2

REJECT OF THE DAY: Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso)

RUSSIA

WINNER OF THE DAY: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

REJECT OF THE DAY: Jolyon Palmer (Renault)

SPAIN

WINNER OF THE DAY: Pascal Wehrlein (Sauber)

REJECT OF THE DAY: Jolyon Palmer (Renault)

MONACO

WINNER OF THE DAY: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)

REJECT OF THE DAY: Sergio Perez (Force India)

CANADA

WINNER OF THE DAY: Lance Stroll (Williams) x1

REJECT OF THE DAY: Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso) x2

AZERBAIJAN

WINNER OF THE DAY: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)

REJECT OF THE DAY: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) x1

AUSTRIA

WINNER OF THE DAY: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

REJECT OF THE DAY: Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)

BRITAIN

WINNER OF THE DAY: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) x3

REJECT OF THE DAY: Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)

HUNGARY

WINNER OF THE DAY: Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) x2

REJECT OF THE DAY: Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) x1

BELGIUM

WINNER OF THE DAY: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)

REJECT OF THE DAY: Sergio Perez (Force India) x2

ITALY

WINNER OF THE DAY: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) x4

REJECT OF THE DAY: Max Verstappen (Red Bull) x1

SINGAPORE

WINNER OF THE DAY: Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso)

REJECT OF THE DAY: Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) x3

MALAYSIA

WINNER OF THE DAY: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

REJECT OF THE DAY: Jolyon Palmer (Renault) X4

JAPAN

WINNER OF THE DAY: Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

REJECT OF THE DAY: Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)

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2017 Monaco, Canadian, Azerbaijan & Austrian Grands Prix

MONACO

WINNER OF THE DAY: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)

REJECT OF THE DAY: Sergio Perez (Force India)

CANADA

WINNER OF THE DAY: Lance Stroll (Williams)

REJECT OF THE DAY: Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso)

AZERBAIJAN

WINNER OF THE DAY: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)

REJECT OF THE DAY: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

AUSTRIA

WINNER OF THE DAY: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

REJECT OF THE DAY: Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)

Depressing. Watching Kimi Raikkonen take pole on Saturday, then get screwed over by being forced to pit early was crushing.

Force India farce lol.

Less said the better.

 

WTF1 Track Day

Lewis Hamilton: Lotus-Ford 49 at Brands Hatch
Valtteri Bottas: Brabham-BMW BT52 at Baku City Circuit
Sebastian Vettel: Super Aguri-Honda SA08 at Valencia Street Circuit
Kimi Raikkonen: Lotus-Renault 97T at Red Bull Ring
Daniel Ricciardo: Mercedes W05 Hybrid at Red Bull Ring
Max Verstappen: McLaren-Honda MP4/4 at Valencia Street Circuit
Sergio Perez: Super Aguri-Honda SA08 at Interlagos
Esteban Ocon: Ensign-Ford N179 at Avus
Felipe Massa: Ferrari F2004 at Montreal
Lance Stroll: Lotus-Ford 49 at Silverstone
Fernando Alonso: Ferrari F2004 at Adelaide Street Circuit
Stoffel Vandoorne: Super Aguri-Honda SA08 at Valencia Street Circuit
Jenson Button: Jordan-Ford 191 at Baku City Circuit
Carlos Sainz: Caterham-Renault CT05 at Silverstone
Daniil Kvyat: Mercedes W05 Hybrid at Indianapolis
Romain Grosjean: Red Bull-Renault RB6 at Hungaroring
Kevin Magnussen: Lotus-Renault 97T at Montreal
Nico Hulkenberg: Maserati 250F at Brands Hatch
Jolyon Palmer: Jordan-Ford 191 at Interlagos
Pascal Wehrlein: Pacific-Ford PR02 at Watkins Glen
Marcus Ericsson: McLaren-Honda MP4/4 at Isle of Man TT Course
Antonio Giovinazzi: Arrows-Asiatech A22 at Hungaroring
Max Chilton: McLaren-Honda MP4/4 at Circuit de la Sarthe
Will Stevens: Williams-Renault FW14B at Silverstone
Jules Bianchi: Jordan-Ford 191 at Baku City Circuit
Yuji Ide: Mastercard Lola-Ford T97/30 at Istanbul Park
Dieter Quester: Mercedes W05 Hybrid at Rainbow Road
Zsolt Baumgartner: Mercedes W196 at Baku City Circuit
Ukyo Katayama: Tyrrell-Ford P34 at Indianapolis
Felipe Nasr: Ferrari F2004 at Nordschleife
Andre Lotterer: Arrows-Asiatech A22 at Local Kart Track
Heikki Kovalainen: HRT-Cosworth F110 at Indianapolis
Bruno Senna: Brawn-Mercedes GP BGP 001 at Silverstone
Ricardo Zunino: Red Bull-Renault RB6 at Zandvoort
Sakon Yamamoto: Super Aguri-Honda SA08 at Yas Marina Circuit
Giancarlo Fisichella: McLaren-Honda MCL32 at Spa-Francorchamps
Kazuki Nakajima: Lotus-Renault 97T at Nordschleife
Olivier Panis: Leyton House-Judd CG901 at Interlagos
Chanoch Nissany: Caterham-Renault CT05 at Nordschleife
Esteban Tuero: Ensign-Ford N179 at Circuit of the Americas
Bobby Unser: Brawn-Mercedes GP BGP 001 at Suzuka
Alan Jones: Arrows-Asiatech A22 at Jerez
Takuma Sato: Toro Rosso-Renault STR9 at Silverstone
Ivan Capelli: Renault R25 at Circuit de la Sarthe
Pedro Diniz: Pacific-Ford PR02 at Donington Park

2017 Spanish Grand Prix Winners & Losers

In F1 the first driver you must beat is your team-mate.

FERRARI

Sebastian Vettel (P1) 5-0

WINNER 8/10

Kimi Raikkonen (RETIRED, Lap 1) 0-3

N/A

MERCEDES

Lewis Hamilton (P2) 4-1

WINNER 9/10

Valtteri Bottas (RETIRED, Engine) 1-4

DRIVER OF THE DAY (Russia)

LOSER 5/10

RED BULL

Daniel Ricciardo (P3) 3-2

WINNER 7/10

Max Verstappen (RETIRED, Lap 2) 2-3

N/A

FORCE INDIA

Sergio Perez (P4) 5-0

WINNER 7/10

Esteban Ocon (P10) 0-5

WINNER 7/10

WILLIAMS

Felipe Massa (P13) 5-0

LOSER 5/10

Lance Stroll (P16) 0-5

LOSER 2/10

MCLAREN

Fernando Alonso (P12) 3-0

LOSER 6/10

Stoffel Vandoorne (RETIRED) 0-3

LOSER 2.5/10

TORO ROSSO

Carlos Sainz (P7) 4-2

WINNER 7/10

Daniil Kvyat (P9) 2-4

WINNER 6.5/10

HAAS

Romain Grosjean (P10) 3-2

WINNER 7/10

Kevin Magnussen (P14) 2-3

LOSER 6/10

RENAULT

Nico Hulkenberg (P6) 5-0

WINNER 7.5/10

Jolyon Palmer (P15) 5-0 REJECT OF THE DAY

REJECT OF THE DAY (Russia)

LOSER 1/10

SAUBER 

Marcus Ericsson (P11) 1-2

LOSER 5/10

Pascal Wehrlein (P8) DRIVER OF THE DAY

WINNER 9/10

2017 Bahrain Grand Prix Team Mate Wars/Winners & Losers

In F1 the first driver you must beat is your team-mate.

FERRARI

Sebastian Vettel (P1) 3-0 DRIVER OF THE DAY

Brilliant performance. Pitted on lap 11 to avoid losing more time behind a sedate Valtteri Bottas and never relinquished for his second win of 2017. WINNER 10/10

Kimi Raikkonen (P4) 0-3

With persistent understeer issues and a poor start, it was always going to be another uphill battle. For a second consecutive week, Ferrari refused to pit him sooner for his second pitstop. P4 was the best Kimi could hope for (again). LOSER 7/10

MERCEDES

Lewis Hamilton (P2) 3-0

Lost too much time behind Bottas. WINNER 8/10

Valtteri Bottas (P3) 0-3

Won his first pole and lead the first stint, but struggled with constant overheating issues. LOSER 7/10

RED BULL

Daniel Ricciardo (P5) 2-1

Did well to recover from his earlier tyre issues, despite seeing his team-mate crash with brake failure. WINNER 7/10

Max Verstappen (RET, Brakes) 1-2

Did well to launch himself into P4 before brake failure. WINNER 7/10

FORCE INDIA

Sergio Perez (P7) 3-0

A great drive from his lowly starting slot of P18 WINNER 8/10

Esteban Ocon (P10) 0-3

Progressing well. At least he’s doing better than other youngsters in the field. WINNER 7/10

WILLIAMS

Felipe Massa (P6) 3-0

Great performance. Did well to hold off Kimi in the earlier stages. WINNER 8/10

Lance Stroll (RET, Collision) 0-3

Not at fault for the Turn 1 collision between himself and Carlos Sainz. LOSER 5/10

MCLAREN

Fernando Alonso (P14, Power Unit) 3-0

Difficult to gauge his performance with once again more issues with Honda. WINNER 7/10

Stoffel Vandoorne (RET, Power Unit) 0-3

LOL. N/A

TORO ROSSO

Carlos Sainz (RET, Collision) 2-2 REJECT OF THE DAY

Unlucky to break down in qualifying. Exacerbated his woes with a foolish divebomb on Lance Stroll on lap 13, which was 100% avoidable on the Spaniard’s part. LOSER 2/10

Daniil Kvyat (P12) 2-2

A rather average display, where the Russian struggled to dispose of Jolyon Palmer’s Renault & Fernando Alonso’s McLaren. LOSER 5/10

HAAS

Romain Grosjean (P8) 2-1

A return to form. WINNER 7/10

Kevin Magnussen (RET, Electrics)

A return to mediocrity. LOSER 3/10

RENAULT

Nico Hulkenberg (P9) 3-0

A strong performance all-weekend, but it’s tough to gauge how well the German is doing against his shambles of a team-mate. WINNER 7/10

Jolyon Palmer (P13) 0-3

Consistently a second slower per lap than his illustrious team-mate. Yes, his fastest lap was just two-tenths slower than Hulkenberg’s, but it remains a mystery how the Briton was retained for a second season at Enstone. LOSER 4/10

SAUBER

Marcus Ericsson (RET, Gearbox) 0-1

A steady race ended by mechanical failure. LOSER 5/10

Pascal Wehrlein (P11) 1-0

In a backdrop of speculation over his mindset relating his injury-related absence, the 22-year-old German silenced his critics. WINNER 7/10

2017 Chinese Grand Prix Review: Kimi Raikkonen & Ferrari

Shanghai was the scene of the second round of 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship. The major talking points were:

  • Sebastian Vettel’s questionable starting position
  • The first ever implementation of the standing start procedure after circulating for a few laps behind the safety car in damp conditions
  • Kimi Raikkonen and his relationship with Ferrari, with his team’s refusal to pit him at least five laps earlier for his second tyre stop. It almost certainly costed him P3 and the sight of Sergio Marchionne and Maurizio Arrivabene calling for talks over his form was extremely unpalatable
  • Valtteri Bottas’ laughable spin behind the second safety car
  • Antonio Giovinazzi crashing twice: first in Q1 and second on lap 4 in the race
  • Ferrari SF70H’s optimum operating range clearly being in hotter, sunny conditions
  • FIA succeeding in their criterion of implementing racing which consisted of higher quality, instead of higher quantity, of overtakes, particularly in the non-DRS zone around Turn 6
  • The late race Red Bull battle between hard-chargers Max Verstappen & Daniel Ricciardo
  • A dominant, composed drive from Lewis Hamilton
  • Kevin Magnussen’s surprise result of P8.

2017 Chinese Grand Prix Team-Mates Wars/ Winners & Losers

In F1 the first driver you must beat is your team-mate.

FERRARI

Sebastian Vettel (P2) 2-0

Drove as well as ever, although might have had a realistic chance to win if Ferrari had called Kimi to pull over earlier. WINNER 9/10

Kimi Raikkonen (P5) 0-2 DRIVER OF THE DAY

Screwed over by his strategists, who should have pitted him at least five laps earlier for his 2nd pit stop. Drove valiantly under the circumstances. WINNER 9/10

MERCEDES

Lewis Hamilton (P1) 2-0

Won pole and won the race easily. WINNER 9/10

Valtteri Bottas (P6) 0-2 REJECT OF THE DAY

A poor start was exacerbated by the Finn embarrassingly spinning during a safety car period. His fightback was staunch, but his race was one of damage limitation. LOSER 3/10

RED BULL

Daniel Ricciardo (P4) 2-0

After two tricky initial stints, a tweak to his front wing allowed the Aussie to catch his young team-mate, but to no avail. WINNER 7/10

Max Verstappen (P3) 0-2

A wet start saw the Dutchman fly through the field in the opening laps, so his starting spot of P16 proved irrelevant. WINNER 7/10

FORCE INDIA

Sergio Perez (P9) 2-0 WINNER 7/10

Esteban Ocon (P10) 0-2 WINNER 7/10

WILLIAMS

Felipe Massa (P14) 2-0

In spite of a strong qualifying position of P6, the veteran struggled for pace. Williams appear to have a chassis that has raw pace, but is lacking drivability. LOSER 4/10

Lance Stroll (RET, Collision) 0-2

The young French-Canadian has a lot to learn in F1 and it showed on lap 1, when he collided with Sergio Perez. His immediate retirement left him plenty to reflect on weekend where despite breaking Q3 for the first time, his qualifying pace eroded over the hour paradoxically. Remains half a second slower than Massa. LOSER 3/10

MCLAREN

Fernando Alonso (RET, Driveshaft) 2-0

Retaining a sunny disposition, the grizzled Spaniard drove in his words, “Even better than Melbourne”, but once again his tools failed him. WINNER 9/10

Stoffel Vandoorne (RET, Fuel Pressure) 0-2

Wasn’t able to show his full potential with an early departure from the race. With an ill-handling chassis and unresponsive power unit, the young Belgian still trails Alonso half a second per lap. LOSER 4/10

TORO ROSSO

Carlos Sainz (P7) 2-1

A dodgy start on slicks was exacerbated by a spin, where his recovery saw him tag the outer barrier. Luckily his suspension remained intact, so his determined drive to P7 proved his status as a star of the future. WINNER 8/10

Daniil Kvyat (RET, Hydraulics) 1-2

Early retirement meant the Russian had no chance. Outqualifying Sainz and breaking Q3 is move in the right direction. LOSER 5/10

HAAS

Romain Grosjean (P11) 1-1

Never looked comfortable all weekend. LOSER 4.5/10

Kevin Magnussen (P8) 1-1

An exemplary performance from the mercurial Dane. WINNER 7.5/10

RENAULT

Nico Hulkenberg (P12) 2-0

A brilliant performance in qualifying was scuppered by poor strategy. LOSER 5/10

Jolyon Palmer (P13) 0-2

Considering the fact that the Briton is almost a second slower per lap than Hulkenberg, it can be viewed as a positive he finished one positioned behind the German. LOSER 5/10

SAUBER

Marcus Ericsson (P15) (1-1 vs. GIO)

Meh. LOSER 4/10

Antonio Giovinazzi (RET, Crash) (1-1 vs. ERI)

Crash once and you’ve made a mistake, but crash twice and you’re careless. Not a good way to entice opportunities for a race seat in the coming future. LOSER 3/10