After a week of waiting, the Grand Prix of Tuscany of Formula 1, on the Mugello circuit. On Friday morning the first training session of the weekend began. More than ever, the times of the first session are not significant, since it is a circuit that the drivers do not know, since it is the first time that it has been raced at Mugello.
Despite this, the Mercedes team is still the team to beat, as Valtteri Bottas had the best time of the day so far. The difference between the drivers of the German team and the rest of the competitors is very little. From first place to seventh place there is a 1 second advantage, so much can be expected.
Behind Bottas, it ended Max verstappen, which at less than one tenth managed to take a good time. Surprisingly, Charles Leclerc finished third. The Monegasque squeezed out his Ferrari, specially decorated for the 1000GP. It should be noted that the difference is likely to have been that the Maranello team performs its private tests at this circuit. However, Sebastian Vettel finished in 13th position.
Lewis Hamilton could only finish fourth, five tenths behind Bottas. The British did not have the best possible time. However, you should get to know the track better in the second round of training that will take place in the next few hours. Bottas has this weekend the unique opportunity to deduct points against his teammate.
The last winner, Pierre Gasly will fight again for the podium, if the trends of this first session continue. The Frenchman finished in fifth position, one tenth above Esteban Ocon, who was sixth. The second session will give more reliable results than what is expected for the rest of the weekend.