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F1 – Verstappen set the tempo as Hungarian Grand Prix weekend will get underway – NEWPAPER24




F1 – Verstappen set the tempo as Hungarian Grand Prix weekend will get underway

2021-07-30 11:05:00

Purple Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen went quickest within the opening apply session for the Hungarian Grand Prix, outpacing Mercedes Valtteri Bottas by six hundredths of a second with Lewis Hamilton an additional tenth of a second again in third place within the different Mercedes.

In sizzling sunshine, after Daniel Ricciardo, Bottas and Pierre Gasly had all taken turns on the high of the timesheet, Verstappen set the early benchmark with a lap of 1m19.725 on laborious tyres. Hamilton then slotted into second 0.146s behind the championship chief.

Nonetheless, Verstappen continued to enhance over an extended first run as Honda assessed the engine that had been fitted to the automotive closely broken in his Silverstone conflict with Hamilton and he finally labored his technique to a time of 1:19.025 by the quarter-hour mark.

Each Mercedes drivers then opted to maneuver to the C4 compound delicate tyre on provide from Pirelli this weekend and Bottas shortly moved to the highest of the timesheet with a lap of 1:17.616. Hamilton’s first try handed him second place, 0.380s behind his team-mate as he complained of dealing with points. He returned to the pit lane to make modifications to the entrance wing of his automotive after which improved to sit down 0.106 behind the Finn.

The session was then dropped at a halt as Yuki Tsunoda crashed. The Japanese driver had already had one minor second in Flip 9 however this time he took an excessive amount of kerb in Flip 4 and misplaced the rear of his automotive. His AlphTauri swapped ends and he went backwards into the limitations. He was shortly out of the automotive however the session was red-flagged to permit for his AT02 to be recovered.

After a five-minute stoppage Verstappen then switched to softs and with a purple second sector serving to jumped again to the highest of the order with a lap of 1:17.555.

With the highest three spots settled, fourth place within the session went to Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and with Pierre Gasly fifth within the different AlphaTauri.

Alpine’s Fernando Alonso completed sixth regardless of struggling a lurid early spin in Flip 4 early within the session. The Spaniard completed forward of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, whereas Purple Bull’s Sergio Pérez completed eighth after enhancing with a delicate tyre run late within the session. The Mexican completed forward of McLaren’s Lando Norris and the tenth-placed Aston Martin of Lance Stroll.

2021 FIA Formulation 1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Free Apply 1
1 Max Verstappen Purple Bull/Honda 1:17.555 21 203.360
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:17.616 0.061 26 203.200
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:17.722 0.167 25 202.923
4 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:18.115 0.560 24 201.902
5 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri/Honda 1:18.181 0.626 27 201.731
6 Fernando Alonso Alpine/Renault 1:18.385 0.830 26 201.206
7 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:18.391 0.836 23 201.191
8 Sergio Pérez Purple Bull/Honda 1:18.466 0.911 20 200.999
9 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1:18.649 1.094 26 200.531
10 Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 1:18.755 1.200 25 200.261
11 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1:18.765 1.210 26 200.236
12 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri/Honda 1:18.770 1.215 18 200.223
13 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin/Mercedes 1:18.989 1.434 22 199.668
14 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren/Mercedes 1:19.265 1.710 27 198.973
15 George Russell Williams/Mercedes 1:19.724 2.169 24 197.827
16 Nicholas Latifi Williams/Mercedes 1:19.824 2.269 24 197.579
17 Mick Schumacher Haas/Ferrari 1:20.383 2.828 26 196.205
18 Robert Kubica Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1:20.639 3.084 23 195.582
19 Nikita Mazepin Haas/Ferrari 1:20.992 3.437 23 194.730
20 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1:21.889 4.334 5 192.597



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