Formula 1: Mercedes drivers were in the lead for Friday’s training

Formula 1: Mercedes drivers were in the lead for Friday’s training

March 15, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Hamilton and Bottas showed the best result before the start of the Australian Grand Prix, significantly ahead of their rivals.

The pilots of Mercedes showed that they should not make hasty conclusions on the results of Brazilian tests before the 2019 season, when the British and Finn were not the fastest. Is that the last day. At the end of the second free practice in Melbourne, before the start of the first race of the season, Lewis Hamilton was leading with the fastest lap of 1:22, 600. Behind him, his partner, Valtteri Bottas, finished 1: 22.648.

Eight-tenths of the leader behind was Max Verstappen (Scuderia Ferrari) with a score of 1: 23,400 placed on the third line. Further, all the riders up to 15 places shared the same 0.8 seconds

 Sebastian Vettel (Scuderia Ferrari), becoming the fastest on the tests, arrived on Friday only fifth (1: 23,473). At 0.31 seconds, he was ahead of Pierre Gasley (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing), taking fourth place. From 6th to 20th place the racers are located as follows:

6) Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo Racing) – 1: 23,572
7) Nico Hulkenberg (Renault Sport F1) – 1: 23,574
8) Daniel Riccardo (Renault Sport F1) – 1: 23,644
9) Charles LeClaire (Scuderia Ferrari) – 1: 23,754
10) Romain Grosjean (Haas) – 1: 23,814
11) Daniel Quat (Scuderia Toro Rosso) – 1: 23,933
12) Kevin Magnussen (Haas) – 1: 23,988
13) Lance Stroll (Racing Point) – 1: 24,011
14) Carlos Sainz Jr. (McLaren) – 1: 24,133
15) Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing) – 1: 24,293
16) Sergio Perez (Racing Point) – 1: 24,401
17) Alexander Albon (Scuderia Toro Rosso) – 1: 24,675
18) Lando Norris (McLaren) – 1: 24,733
19) George Russell (Williams) – 1: 26,453
20) Robert Kubica (Williams) – 1: 26,655.

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