Lewis leads, Nico apologizes

Lewis Hamilton led the way in Friday’s practices sessions while his teammate, Nico Rosberg, had to apologize to his team for aquaplaning and clouting the wall in his new 2016 car.

The damp conditions for Friday’s practice sessions caused several off’s for driver and put a few teams on the back foot with limited running. While Mercedes set the outright pace, we’ve yet to see the pure pace of the Ferrari against Mercedes and it wasn’t the start of the season that Rosberg was looking for.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m38.841s7
2Nico HulkenbergForce India/Mercedes1m39.308s0.467s8
3Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1m39.486s0.645s7
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull/TAG Heuer1m39.535s0.694s9
5Carlos SainzToro Rosso/Ferrari1m39.694s0.853s16
6Fernando AlonsoMcLaren/Honda1m39.895s1.054s16
7Jenson ButtonMcLaren/Honda1m40.008s1.167s13
8Sebastian VettelFerrari1m40.761s1.920s7
9Sergio PerezForce India/Mercedes1m41.256s2.415s8
10Daniil KvyatRed Bull/TAG Heuer1m42.411s3.570s10
11Esteban GutierrezHaas/Ferrari1m42.891s4.050s10
12Pascal WehrleinManor/Mercedes1m43.401s4.560s25
13Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1m43.731s4.890s8
14Rio HaryantoManor/Mercedes1m44.304s5.463s22
15Nico RosbergMercedes1m47.356s8.515s4
16Kevin MagnussenRenault2
17Jolyon PalmerRenault5
18Felipe MassaWilliams/Mercedes2
19Valtteri BottasWilliams/Mercedes2
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Well it is a practice session so Nico is practicing his excuses for the season.


It’s such strange behaviour for an F1 driver, apologising for ‘his’ mistake.
He’s been teamed with Wurz, Schumacher and Hamilton, the man is basically uncoachable


I’m gutted to see Manor are still off the pace, I really thought the Mercedes P.U would close most of the gap to the rest of the mid field. At least Mclaren are up with the pace.
But it’s all rain disrupted practice, so way too early to draw any conclusions……..but the perfect time for idle speculation ;-)


Nico still showing he is a little softy. Next you will see him apologise for not putting enough fuel in the car.