Mexico GP: Alonso to start 19th

After engine grid penalties, Fernando Alonso will start 19th in the Mexico GP. With his Q1 lap, he would’ve got minimally 9th.

Formula 1 2017 Mexico GP Free Practice Three Results
# Driver Time Gap Laps
1. Max Verstappen 1:17.113 20
2. Lewis Hamilton 1:17.188 +0.075s 23
3. Sebastian Vettel 1:17.230 +0.117s 21
4. Valtteri Bottas 1:17.283 +0.170s 18
5. Daniel Ricciardo 1:17.361 +0.248s 10
6. Kimi Räikkönen 1:17.517 +0.404s 27
7. Sergio Perez 1:18.040 +0.927s 20
8. Esteban Ocon 1:18.165 +1.052s 18
9. Carlos Sainz 1:18.208 +1.095s 21
10. Nico Hülkenberg 1:18.380 +1.267s 21
16. Fernando Alonso 1:19.565 +2.452s 22
19. Stoffel Vandoorne 1:20.030 +2.917s 25

“I’m extremely happy with the performance of the car so far this weekend. It felt great yesterday and also today, with a lot of grip in the corners and it gave me some good feelings in the high-speed sections, too.

“In Q1 we proved how strong we are on this track. Being only two tenths off the fastest time shows what a great job McLaren is doing. I felt we had the best car out there today. It was good fun!

“Obviously saving some tyres in Q2 was the main priority today. With the straight-line deficit we have here, it’s going to be difficult to overtake tomorrow, which is the key point for us. The penalty will hurt massively because starting last we will run behind traffic for the whole race, but we’ll try to be aggressive and if something happens in front of us we’ll take the chance.”

Formula 1 2017 Mexico GP Qualifying Results
# Driver Time Gap Laps
1. Sebastian Vettel 1:16.488 20
2. Max Verstappen 1:16.574 +0.086s 19
3. Lewis Hamilton 1:16.934 +0.446s 21
4. Valtteri Bottas 1:16.958 +0.470s 17
5. Kimi Räikkönen 1:17.238 +0.750s 20
6. Esteban Ocon 1:17.437 +0.949s 19
7. Daniel Ricciardo 1:17.447 +0.959s 15
8. Nico Hülkenberg 1:17.466 +0.978s 17
9. Carlos Sainz 1:17.794 +1.306s 17
10. Sergio Perez 1:17.807 +1.319s 19
14. Fernando Alonso 1:17.710 +1.222s 9
15. Stoffel Vandoorne 1:18.578 +2.090s 13