After a week of standing, the Formula 1 returned to action. The Grand Prix of Portugal It started with the first free practice session of the weekend. After the victory of the last Grand Prix, the Red bull showed again that they are up to the fight for the title, and closely follow the pilots of Mercedes.
Valtteri Bottas he was left with the best time of the morning. The Finn wants to be back in the fight for the first places. Bottas clocked a fast lap of 1m19s648. The Mercedes driver showed that he wants to renew his face at this Grand Prix. The last races were not the best, he could not even finish the Imola Grand Prix due to an accident with George Russell.
The Red Bulls are closely following Mercedes. The pilots of the most famous energy drink brand are at their best in recent years. After several seasons behind the Germans, Max verstappen Y Sergio perez they want to be the protagonists of the fight for the drivers ‘and constructors’ titles.
Verstappen got the second best time of the first session of the morning and was very close to Bottas. The Dutchman marked a time of 1m19s673m. This record was almost identical to that of Bottas, so it puts ‘Mad Max’ as the candidate to stay with pole in this Saturday’s classification.
For his part, Sergio Pérez was the one who closed the ‘top three’ of the first batch of the weekend. The Mexican was two tenths slower than the leaders, but once again showed that his adaptation is advancing by leaps and bounds. Lewis hamilton, could not show his rhythm and was in fifth place, more than three tenths of his teammate.
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