F1, Gp Saudi Arabia free practice owned by Verstappen. Sainz ninth, Leclerc tenth
Jeddah - The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix closed the first day of first free practice. And what does the data say? Verstappen, always him. Red Bull stays ahead. But behind it is the Highlander of Formula 1. That is Fernando Alonso, with his Aston Martin, demonstrating that when the Spaniard has a good, competitive car, no age matters. third Perez (Red Bull) and then excellent placement for Ocono dell'Alpine. Mercedes is fifth, but that of Perez. Comrade Hamilton remains further behind, with the eleventh time.
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And the Ferraris? So and so, nines and tenths. Some problems for Sainz at the beginning (later resolved), and a bit of final nervousness for Leclerc, annoyed by the traffic during the last part of the session.
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In any case, we are at the first skirmishes: the teams are now reconsidering the indications and we will see how they make adjustments during the night, in view of Saturday's pole position. Which sees, however, a single favorite: Max Verstappen.
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