Third practice at Silverstone
Verstappen in front – fear of rain and wind
Last 60 minutes before qualifying at 5pm CET (Live TV). And a normal question at Silverstone: Is the rain coming? But drivers mainly complain about winds blowing from all directions. Fastest: Verstappen ahead of Pérez and Leclerc – 8 Bottas.
Posted date: 2:22 pm
Updated: 3:46 PM
Friday was the first full practice (Bottas before Hamilton) for the cat. The second training session (Sainz before Hamilton) brought the first insights. However, Aston Martin Mercedes then asked its pilots Stroll and Vettel to work the night shift in the simulator! Well, the factory buildings are only 800 meters away.
Chu back in the top ten finals?
From the point of view of the race engineers, Silverstone is the third start of the season after Bahrain and Barcelona. Only in Spain was the list of new parts longer. The next step away from this expensive game: Haas-Ferrari. Magnussen’s good start ended with 15 points in the first four races – and Schumi was waiting for a sense of accomplishment in 30 races.
After many flaws (always without fault on his part), the Chinese Chu was finally able to prove his talent at Alfa-Sauber. Will it bring him back to the top ten in Finding Time?
Latifi, Alonso, Ricardo…
In the third training session, Zhou was ahead from the start and was faster than Bottas at the start. The folks at Hinwil probably won’t have to worry about drivers for 2023.
Albin (Alonso), McLaren (Ricciardo) and Williams (Latif) have three other drivers on the short blacklist. But surprises are always to be expected in Formula 1.
again pique slip
Incidentally, other statements of 69-year-old Nelson Piquet from his podcast last November appeared on the Internet. why now?
After Hamilton, the three-time Brazilian world champion appears to be keeping track of the accomplishments and private lives of Kiki and Nico Rosberg as well as Nigel Mansell. Regardless, Pique lost his pass.
Even if Max Verstappen defended his future father-in-law in Hamilton’s racism case: “Everyone should get a second chance at life, maybe not a third!”
The British are obsessed with racing
The Dutch world champion has practically taken halfway three times – 0.102 ahead of his former rival Hamilton! Then Leclerc and Sainz in Ferrari, Russell, Pérez, Alonso, Ocon, Bottas and Zhou.
In the packed stands (315,000 fans attended the British Grand Prix over four days of 2021), cheers erupted 15 minutes before the end. George Russell lined up behind Verstappen and Hamilton.
Top 3 teams in the lead!
Then the former world championship leader gave Leclerc a sign of life at Ferrari – second place. But Verstappen clearly distinguished himself with a magical 1:27 lap.
It was relatively calm for the last few minutes. Perez came second within 0.4 seconds of his Red Bull-Honda teammate. Then Leclerc, Russell, Hamilton and Sainz. So the first three teams together. Then Norris, Bottas, Schumi and Alonso.
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