After his practice crash it was not looking good for Verstappen getting out
with a reported gearbox change been required which will see him get a five
place grid penalty. The first eighteen minute period would commence with
both Williams cars out early. The ties were coming quickly with the first
really quick time coming from Vettel with a 1m:13.165. Verstappen would not
be getting out for this period. Ricciardo was now quickest with a 1m:12.769
followed by Vettel and Perez. But Alonso was now quickest with a 1m:12.698
with Sergey's Williams second.
It would change with Raikkonen going second followed by Alonso. The Williams
pair were now fourth and 18th. How it was Hamilton going second but Vettel
would move ahead. Quickest was Ricciardo with a 1m:12.013 followed by Vettel
and Hamilton. Four minutes remaining and the top five were all in their
pits. Bottas would move into third followed by Hamilton and Vandoorne.
Raikkonen was sixth followed by Alonso, Sergey, Leclerc, and Perez tenth.
For Williams they had only one driver making it past the first period in
what was a very mixed result.
The second period would commence with a Williams car making an appearance.
Both Mercedes cars would come out on the ultrasoft in a different strategy.
The other drivers were all on the hypersoft tyre. As the times started to
come through it would be Ricciardo quickest with a 1m:11.353 followed by
Vettel and Raikkonen. Perez was fourth followed by Alonso, Vandoorne, Ocon,
Gasly, Hamilton and Sainz tenth. Sergey was now 11th. Hulkenberg would move
into seventh with Sainz ninth. Hamilton and Bottas were 11th and 14th as the
track cleared with everyone taking stops for tyre changes. Both Mercedes
cars would come back out on the hypersoft tyre. Hamilton would go third and
Bottas fifth. Ocon was sixth followed by Perez, Alonso, Gasly, and
Raikkonen would go second while at the from Ricciardo would go quicker with
a 1m:11.278. The top ten would be Ricciardo followed y Raikkonen, Vettel,
Hamilton, Bottas, Ocon, Perez, Alonso, Sainz and Gasly. For Williams their
cars would qualify in 13th and 18th but with Grosjean receiving a three
place grid penalty Lance should move up the grid. After the first runs in
the final period it would be Ricciardo quickest with a 1m:10.810 followed by
Hamilton, Vettel and Raikkonen. Bottas was fifth followed by Sainz, Alonso,
Perez, Ocon, and Gasly. The second runs would see Vettel move into second
with Hamilton dropping to third. Raikkonen was fourth followed by Bottas,
Ocon, Alonso, Sainz, Perez and Gasly tenth. For Williams qualifying was a
session of mixed results with