The last round of free practice of the Formula 1 left some totally surprising times. None of the team drivers Mercedes finished in the top five of the rankings. Additionally, four of the top eight are powered by engines. Renault, something that gives fans hope to see new names on the podium this Sunday.
Max verstappen he stayed with the last training session of the season. The Dutchman took five tenths from the second classified and continues to mark his name on the list of candidates to win pole this Saturday. In addition, Verstappen must seek a victory that will allow him to fight for the runner-up in the Drivers’ World Championship.
In second place was Verstappen’s teammate. Alexander Albon he got behind the Dutchman. However, the Thai did not get too close to the time of the test leader. Both of them Red bull They took the top positions and erased the Mercedes team from the training map, which were far from the expected performance.
Daniel Ricciardo he will seek his third podium of the year and his third with Renault. The Australian was ranked No. 3, and was just one tenth behind Albon. Lewis Hamilton he did not try to stay with good times and finished in sixth place. For its part, Valtteri Bottas had a poor performance and was ninth behind the cars of McLaren.
Starting at 10:00 AM in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Montevideo and Asunción, qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will begin. For its part, in La Paz and Caracas it will be at 09:00 AM. In Quito, Lima and Bogotá 08:00 AM. In Mexico City it will be at 07:00 AM. The transmission will be through ESPN or the Premium Platform of Formula 1.
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