Like MotoGP, the Formula 1 he also had his fastest day of the weekend. After great uncertainty in this Friday’s practice sessions, the results of the first part of Saturday, in the French Grand Prix they left the doubts much bigger. Yes OK Max verstappen It was the fastest, the times set by the strong men did not reflect the real potential.
Although his rivals did not want to put all the meat on the grill, Max Verstappen was again the fastest of the weekend. The Dutchman set a time of 1m31s300 to secure first place in Saturday’s morning session. Max not only had the best time, but he was more than half a second faster than the rest.
The second place of the batch was achieved Valtteri Bottas. The Finn appears to have found the right pace and set-up this weekend as he finished again ahead of his teammate, Lewis hamilton. Despite this, Bottas did not fully squeeze his Mercedes and it was more than seven tenths of Verstappen, so an improvement in the classification is expected.
On the other hand, the top three closed it Carlos Sainz. The Spanish rider gave the blow and got into the best of the weekend. However, the Madrilenian knows that he still has to wait to find out his real qualifying pace. Sainz finished almost nine-tenths of Verstappen’s time, but was able to beat his teammate on the timesheets.
Lewis Hamilton did not want (or could not) push to the maximum. The seven-time World Champion couldn’t get past the top three and finished in fifth place, one second behind Verstappen. The British could not with the Red BulHe hopes this Saturday to get the best starting position. It should be noted that the Mercedes team changed the chassis of the drivers of their team, so Bottas takes Hamilton’s car.
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