F1 returned and did it this Friday with two training sessions in which the British of Mercedes was the fastest.22
Formula 1 started and, as expected, the domain of Mercedes was total. Although they were hardly the first free practices of the Austrian GP, the engines roared again and the adrenaline rush of the Big Top was at its limit. The fastest this Friday? Lewis Hamilton, the current champion, and who stopped the chronometer in one minute, four seconds and 304 thousandths.
The Briton flew, showed that he is fit despite the stillness from the pandemic, and that his car is ready, as he likes it, and ready to fight for victory in the first race in the COVID-19 era. .
The second place went to his teammates, Valtteri Bottas, while third was the Mexican Sergio Pérez, from the Racing Point squad, while Sebastian Vettel, from Ferrari, barely gave him to be fourth in the two outings they had .
This Saturday the third round of practices will take place, in the morning, and the classification will take place in the afternoon.
Fewer men in the pits, many masks and quite a distance, the new reality of the highest category of world motorsport that, against all odds, is already rolling again.
FP2 = Done
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