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UK GP, FP1: First free practice for MAX VERSTAPP

With the return of Nic Hülkenberg to Formula 1, who replaced Sergio Perez at Racing Point, Max Verstappen achieved the fastest time of the UK’s first free practice at the Silverstone track, Lewis Hamilton was second and Lance Stroll third. Sebastian Vettel drove only three laps in Ferrari.

The second trio of this season Formula 1 he started with a real crime story. It was only a few minutes before the start of the first free practice that it became clear that he would Nico Hülkenberg in the team Racing Point replaced Sergio Perezawhich due positive test coronavirus should not occur this weekend.

Results

Max Verstappen, team racer Red Bull, got today's first free practice British GP. The young Dutchman drove the fastest lap in a time of 1: 27.422, namely ma soft mixtures tires and was less than five tenths of a second faster than Lewis Hamilton v Mercedes, who reached his time at medium mixture. He was a good half a second behind in third place Lance stroll iz Racing Point, also on medium mixture.

Results of today’s first UK Grand Prix free practice.

The second red bull racer qualified for the top three Alex Albonand was fifth Charles Leclerc with Ferrari lagging behind the Dutchman by about eight tenths of a second. For the young Monaco we find another Mercedes racer Valtteria Bottas, but with Finc it should be added that his lag of about a second is based on the fact that he has reached his time on a hard rubber compound.

Second in today's first practice was Lewis Hamilton, but the Briton, unlike Verstappn, was shod in a medium mix of tires.

Seventh and eighth place both team riders scored Renault, where he was Esteban Ocon to learn faster than a teammate Daniel Ricciard. A very good ninth place was achieved by the returnee to Formula 1 Nico Hülkenberg, and concludes ten Daniil Kvjat from the team AlphaTauri.

Lance Stroll, who finished third - also in the middle tire mix - just proves how good a car the Racing Point team has this year.

Od eleventh place onwards, the racers were ranked in the following order: Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri), Carlos Sainz (McLaren), Lando Norris (McLaren), Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Romain Grosjean (Haas), Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo), Geroge Russell (Williams), Nicholas Latifi (Williams) in Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari).

Incidents

Yes it is Sebastian Vettel found in last place, is to be attributed to the cooling failure on his race car. Nemec he drove away only three heating circuits and he had to wrap up in the pits where the backs of his SF1000 dismantled into prefactors. For Vettla this meant that his first training was over.

Sebastian Vettel did not drive today, as he drove only three warm-up circuits, and then his car had to be dismantled due to cooling problems.

Za artistic inserts both racers of the team took care of the first training Alfa Romeo. First it was the turn of the veteran Kimi Raikkonen, which is when accelerating out of a turn Luffield lost the rear of the car and spun into a sand barrier. Fincu the club managed to bring it back to the garage.

Antonio Giovinazzi of Alfa Romeo had to leave the fray.

His teammate was less fortunate Antonio Giovinazzi, which is in the section Maggots-Becketts flew off the track and drove back to the pits with a damaged rear tire. The parts he scattered along the track took care of interruption of training.

Return of Nice Hülkenberg

The German, who after last year's final race in Abu Dhabi v Formula 1 returned sooner than he himself expected and also believed, he initially took care of a humorous statement of the day. He told his engineer on the radio: “Can I take a short break? My right half of my butt is numb, something is pressing on me at this point."

Nico Hülkenberg, a returnee to Formula 1, did well and finished his first training session in ninth place.

With the exception of these smaller ones seat problems, so it is Nemec drove a very solid workout which he finished during ten and proved that he has not yet forgotten to race at the highest level.

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Posted by: Bojan Vrbnjak

F1 enthusiast, golf, travel enthusiast and amateur photographer.

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