Foto: Red Bull Racing
Max Verstappen set the fastest time during the last practice session for the GP of Spain. The Dutchman thus succeeds in putting Mercedes under pressure.
Yesterday Mercedes placed both cars at the very top and Max Verstappen did not get further than a ninth fastest time. So during the last practice session it was up to Red Bull to react and fight back over the weekend.
Home driver and two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso was the first driver to take to the track, beginning a final dress rehearsal before qualifying and the race.
The drivers were given the last chance to push the limits of the circuit and the car, although watching out for the gravel strips and gravel boxes next to the circuit. For example, we saw Lando Norris end up in the gravel with his McLaren.
At the end of the session we saw the lap times drop and it was Max Verstappen who put the pressure on Mercedes.
In the end, nobody went under the time of Max Verstappen and the Red Bull driver was the fastest before Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari also had a strong practice session with a third and fourth time for Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.
01 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:17.835 11
02 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:18.070 14
03 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 18.308 17
04 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1: 18.410 18
05 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1: 18.423 15
06 Lando Norris McLaren 1: 18.494 14
07 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:18.535 17
08 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1: 18.582 21
09 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1: 18.597 18
10 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1: 18.606 16
11 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1:18.662 18
12 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1: 18.673 21
13 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:18.700 15
14 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:18.877 18
15 George Russell Williams 1:19.005 17
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1: 19.214 19
17 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:19.363 18
18 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:19.392 16
19 Mick Schumacher Haas 1:19.999 17
20 Nikita Mazepin Haas 1:20.237 15
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