This Saturday started hectic in the Formula 1. After some tight training sessions on Friday, the teams sought to take the dominance in the first round on Saturday. However, some reliability issues and the spectacular performance of the mid-range cars made the results unexpected for fans of the category.
Max verstappen he took first place in the third session of the Weekend. The Dutchman recovered from the engine problems he had yesterday and accelerated the maximum to show that he will fight for pole. The fastest lap time of the Red Bull driver was 1m14s958. For now, Max is the top candidate for this Sunday and will have to confirm it in a few hours.
The surprise of the day was the second place of the batch. Lando norris he was ahead of the best riders on the grid and was able to place himself in the select group of leaders. The Briton was four tenths slower than Verstappen, but finished training superlatively. Unlike his teammate, Daniel Riccierdo, was able to find the perfect spot for the car.
Lewis hamilton he could not improve his times and was in third place. This confirms everyone’s suspicions, Mercedes has performance issues. The Brit was left far behind, setting a time of 1m15s515, almost six tenths of difference with Verstappen. However, and as usual, the seven-time champion brings out the best in the standings.
Sergio perez He was able to improve his performance on one lap and will be looking to learn a lot more in the qualifying round. The Mexican finished in fourth place, with one of the best performances at the controls of the Red bull. Although he is still far from his partner, a difference can be noticed compared to the first race, where his strength was not in the fast times.
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