Lewis Hamilton stays ahead of the timesheet
Mercedes proved stronger than Red Bull on the first day of free practice for the Saudi Arabian GP where the Formula 1 world titles can already be decided.
In both sessions this Friday, Lewis Hamilton was the fastest driver in the race. clue of city characteristics of Jeddah.
If in first training this Friday , the Mercedes driver had the best time of the session 1m29,786s, in the TL2 already in the night environment (as will be qualifying and race), Hamilton raised the stop to 1m29,018s.
Except that, this time, Max Verstappen was only fourth fastest of the day, almost 2 tenths of a second behind the only driver who could prevent him from winning the world champion title this weekend.
The other note that deserves to be highlighted among the leading riders is the third place of Pierre Gasly, managing to put the AlphaTauri at just 81 thousandths.
The out-of-time highlight was the violent accident that Charles Leclerc suffered with damage only to his Ferrari, but, in this case, leaving the car destroyed.
Lewis Hamilton makes it a Friday double…#SaudiArabianGP ???????? #F1 pic.twitter.com/W2R6HYMQF2 — Formula 1 (@F1) December 3, 2021