Only a week had to wait for fans of the Formula 1 to get back to action on the track. This Friday began the first free practice of the Austrian Grand Prix. The circuit Red bull ring will host a new race, after a week ago Max verstappen he was left with the victory in the Styrian Grand Prix.
The fastest driver of the first stint this weekend was again Max Verstappen. The Dutchman showed from the first moment of the session, that he is having the best performance in recent years and wants to continue to show that he is up to the task of fighting for the title against Lewis Hamilton, that today did not have the best of days.
Hamilton finished only seventh in the table, far behind the leader. With a time of 1m05s709, Hamilton failed to overcome drivers with cars infinitely inferior to his. Verstappen was five tenths faster than Hamilton and has already imposed his pace from this Friday. On the other hand, the two Ferrari They surprised everyone by getting high up.
The second classified in the times table was Charles Leclerc that was quite close to the top positions in the first moments of the batch. Finally, and with a time of 1m05s409, Leclerc finished behind Verstappen, almost three tenths behind. The time of ‘Mad Max’ was 1m05s143.
For its part, Carlos Sainz He closed the top three of the first free practice session of the day. The Madrilenian finished almost the same time as his teammate, and finished three tenths behind Verstappen. Sainz finished in front of Valtteri Bottas, who won the game over Hamilton. The Finn traced the time of the Ferraris, who were slightly higher.
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