Hamilton crushes the record of the Red Bull Ring

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Lewis Hamilton scored a spectacular 1:05.975, which will probably be reduced even more this Saturday, to lead the session, which was not a doublet of Mercedes in the first free GP of Austria because Max Verstappen got between the two. The british beat Valtteri Bottas by more than three tenths, which shows the degree of improvement that both still can be implemented, with the Dutch between half to two tenths on the first time.

The Ferraris were further away than expected for them. Sebastian Vettel, 4th, was more than 4 tenths of the above

The session was too full of surprises. The characteristics of this circuit, one of the shortest of the season, made the differences between the other riders were minimal and that some that, typically, suffer in paths longer, it could reach to the ‘top 10’. It was in the case of McLaren: Stoffel Vandoorne finished with the 7th time and Fernando Alonso, with the 9th.

runway excursions were a constant, thanks to the broad loopholes it contains, and above all to the difficulty of finding temperature in the superblandos and ultrablandos which has led Pirelli. Max Verstappen took a touch with the wall, without major consequences, and the Hamilton tested the limits of the track. Nothing serious in any case.

To Carlos Sainz was a session difficult. The madrid came out several times, found no point competitive at any point and did not get past the 13th square.

time Table Free 1 Grand Prix of Austria

Pos. Piloto Dorsal Equipo Tiempo Gap Laps
1 Gran Bretaña Lewis Hamilton 44 Mercedes 01′ 05″975 0 38
2 Países Bajos Max Verstappen 33 Red Bull 01′ 06″165 +0.190 22
3 Finlandia Valtteri Bottas 77 Mercedes 01′ 06″345 +0.370 35
4 Alemania Sebastian Vettel 5 Ferrari 01′ 06″424 +0.449 28
5 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 3 Red Bull 01′ 06″620 +0.645 31
6 Finlandia Kimi Raikkonen 7 Ferrari 01′ 06″848 +0.873 24
7 Bélgica Stoffel Vandoorne 2 McLaren 01′ 07″283 +1.308 31
8 Rusia Daniil Kvyat 26 Toro Rosso 01′ 07″437 +1.462 31
9 España Fernando Alonso 14 McLaren 01′ 07″510 +1.535 28
10 Francia Esteban Ocon 31 Force India 01′ 07″511 +1.536 39
11 Brasil Felipe Massa 19 Williams 01′ 07″550 +1.575 29
12 Dinamarca Kevin Magnussen 20 Haas F1 Team 01′ 07″594 +1.619 30
13 España Carlos Sainz 55 Toro Rosso 01′ 07″633 +1.658 31
14 Gran Bretaña Jolyon Palmer 30 Renault 01′ 07″649 +1.674 30
15 Canadá Lance Stroll 18 Williams 01′ 08″041 +2.066 35
16 Francia Romain Grosjean 8 Haas F1 Team 01′ 08″074 +2.099 20
17 Rusa Sergey Sirotkin 46 Renault 01′ 08″586 +2.611 27
18 01′ 09″280 +3.305 15
19 Alemania Pascal Wehrlein 94 Sauber 01′ 09″323 +3.348 29
20 Suecia Marcus Ericsson 9 Sauber 01′ 10″853 +4.878 12