Unfortunately, it was another disappointing weekend for our team this time with a bizarre first-lap incident and the rare failure of a Ferrari works power unit. Let’s see how we went on the weekend.
Fernando Alonso was once again our top contributor. He had a great weekend out on track particularly in beating his McLaren teammate Stoffel Vandoorne all weekend delivering us some handy points. Alonso made it to the Q3 shootout to qualify eighth and finished on Sunday in the same position to contribute 32 points overall to our team thanks to us nominating him as our turbo driver for the second time this year.
Daniel Ricciardo ended up in the positive this weekend scoring 26 points overall. He failed to outperform Red Bull Racing teammate Max Verstappen in both Qualifying and the Race but made up for it with strong results and taking the fastest lap of the race paying solid dividends within the team.
Kevin Magnussen had another fantastic weekend proving his spot within our team. The Dane rounded out the weekend just below Ricciardo with 23 points thanks to a mighty qualifying position of seventh and a just as strong finish in the points once again crossing the line in sixth. Romain Grosjean’s opening lap blunder also fed us some additional points as Magnussen claimed points for beating his Haas teammate, similar to Alonso.
Nico Hülkenberg and Kimi Räikkönen both finished in the negatives for the weekend due to their misfortunes on Sunday. Hülkenberg was caught up in Grosjean’s mess, clipping the rear of the Frenchman’s car while trying to avoid his out-of-control Haas. He had a weekend to forget overall only scoring one point on Saturday (for failing to make it out of Q1) meaning that he walked away from Barcelona with -14 points as a default -15 points are awarded for a DNF.
Räikkönen’s power-unit turned into a bag of bits with a mid-race turbo failure, automatically conceding another -15 points to end his weekend score with a costly -5 points.
As for our constructor, Ferrari, they also didn’t reflect their full potential only contributing 32 points. With their duo starting from the second row of the grid, neither driver made the podium for the first time since the Japanese Grand Prix last year. Räikkönen’s DNF also cost us a high tally of points.
The upcoming Monaco Grand Prix is the next round of the 2018 Formula 1 season around the streets of Monte Carlo. Let’s hope we can come out of the weekend with a bit more success than the first two rounds so far.
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