Formula 1

Formula 1: Perez fastest in Free Practice 1

Racing Point’s Sergio Perez was the driver to beat in FP1 on Friday morning as F1 returned to the Red Bull Ring for this weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix. Perez was followed closely by Max Verstappen of Red Bull and Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes on the timesheets as the Silver Arrows failed to finish 1-2 a practice session for the first time this season.

FP1: Mercedes return with 1-2 as Hamilton tops first practice session of 2020

Ashen skies and spots of rain in FP1 did nothing to dampen collective spirits as Formula 1 cars returned to the track together for the first time in 126 days. And, amidst the glorious chorus of V6 engines, Mercedes rose to the occasion with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas topping the session ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Hamilton’s time of 1m04.968s was set on soft tyres, as were those of the next six in the standings. It was a powerful statement for the reigning champion, returning to F1 at the top and beating last year’s FP1 time by 0.022s, […]