This Friday began the weekend of action of the Formula 1 in the circuit of Imola. The second date of the 2021 championship gave the green light at dawn in Latin America after two weeks of waiting, from the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Mercedes They started with the best results in the first free practice session this morning.
Valtteri Bottas he was left with the best time of the morning. The Finn was coming off an uneven pace in Bahrain, despite being the fastest within a lap near the end of the race. This morning he accelerated hard and had the best time so far. It was 1m16s564 to get to the top of the timesheets.
Lewis hamilton He was second on the roster and was very close to his teammate. The seven-time Formula 1 champion finished just under a tenth, setting a lap of 1m16s605. Hamilton will seek to continue adding victories to facilitate his path to the eighth world title of his sports career.
Max verstappen he was the one who closed the top three of a session that was marked by interruptions. The Dutchman, who was on the verge of winning last weekend, posted a time of 1m16s622, just under a tenth behind Bottas, which was the fastest of the morning. Another of the protagonists of the day was Nikita mazepin.
The Russian did not have the best of the days. After a difficult start to the championship, the second date was for the worse. As soon as he got out of the pit lane, Mazepin spun and ended up hitting the protective barriers of the Imola circuit. In addition, he had other unusual mistakes, one of them at the entrance to Calle de Boxes, which forced a red flag.
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