Verstappen was the fastest in the first part of Friday’s racesNovember 23, 2018
The driver of the Red Bull Racing team finished in 1 minute 38.491 seconds, showing the best result in free practice.
Following Max Verstappen with a margin of 0.454 seconds, his team-mate Daniel Riccardo arrived. The third came to the finish Vallteri Bottas, who plays for Mercedes. He was 0.961 seconds behind the Dutch rider. All three rode soft tires Hypersoft.
The fourth place was limited to Lewis Hamilton, five times became the champion of the world Formula 1. On his car used tires Ultrasoft.
In fifth and sixth places – Esteban Windows and Kevin Magnussen. Ferrari teammates drove them away on hard tires: Kimi Raikkonen was the seventh, Sebastian Vettel – the eighth. The ninth came Carlos Sainz, and the tenth came Romain Grosjean.
In the first training race, instead of Sirotkin, Robert Kubica performed on his car. He drove only 25 laps and came last, taking 20th place.
Earlier at the conference with the press, Okon explained why there was a collision with Ferstappen on the track during the Brazilian Grand Prix.