After two weeks of waiting, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix of the Formula 1. There the pilots took to the track in search of a good rhythm in a circuit that they have not visited since 2019, due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the first set of free practice, Max verstappen, so far he is keeping the best time of the weekend.
The current Formula 1 championship leader had a lap time of 1m43s184, which seems unattainable considering the rhythms obtained on Friday morning. The pilot of Red bull he will seek to continue stretching the championship lead and has a unique chance. In case of winning, you will have to wait what work you do Mercedes, which so far is not the best.
Again Ferrari returned to occupy the vanguard positions, confirming that the second position of the Monaco Grand Prix it was no accident. Behind Max Verstappen ended Charles Leclerc. The Monegasque did 1m43s227, leaving his teammate behind, Carlos Sainz, who finished in third position and will look for a second podium dressed in red.
The Madrilenian was only three tenths slower than Verstappen and almost one tenth slower than Leclerc. However, these times are expected to have an improvement in the next round of training, in a couple of hours. On the other hand, the Mercedes team had a terrible performance with both drivers, who finished very far from the Red Bulls.
The 2020 champion team finished with Lewis hamilton in seventh place in the standings, seven tenths behind Verstappen, confirming Red Bull’s supremacy. On the other hand, Valtteri Bottas, who finished in tenth place, finished at 1 second and seven tenths, a world with respect to the leader of the batch.
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