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Max Verstappen sets impressive fastest time in last French GP practice session

Max Verstappen
Foto: Red Bull Racing

Max Verstappen set the fastest time during the last practice session for the French GP. The Dutchman was more than seven tenths faster than Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas on the Paul Ricard circuit.

During the final practice session, everything revolves around preparing you as best you can for qualifying and the race. With the Haas F1 team, both drivers took to the track as quickly as possible.

Things quickly went wrong for Nikita Mazepin. The Russian spun and was allowed to throw his set of tires in the trash, the F1 fans had another reason to refer to his nickname ‘Mazespin’ on social media.

Halfway through the session, Mercedes and Red Bull did not give each other an inch. After all, Verstappen was only 0.009 seconds slower than the Finn.

Verstappen improved his time but saw his lap time canceled because he did not respect the track limits. Just like the past race weekends, the track limits are strictly enforced on the Paul Ricard circuit.

Moments later it was hit for Verstappen, with a time of 1:31.300 he set the fastest time in his Red Bull F1 car.

Max Verstappen had an impressive lead of more than seven tenths over Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes. Verstappen is clearly the top favorite for the battle for pole position, which starts at 3 pm.

01 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:31.300 11

02 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1: 32.047 14

03 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1: 32.195 17

04 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1: 32.238 15

05 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:32.266 15

06 Lando Norris McLaren 1: 32.336 14

07 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1:32.624 15

08 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:32.681 16

09 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:32.707 16

10 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1: 32.759 14

11 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 32.820 15

12 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1: 33.017 17

13 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:33.051 15

14 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:33.200 18

15 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1: 33.328 16

16 George Russell Williams 1:33.364 16

17 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1: 33.424 17

18 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:33.584 16

19 Mick Schumacher Haas 1:34.143 14

20 Nikita Mazepin Haas 1:34.642 13

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  • – Sebastian Vettel: “My crash on Friday? It’s the qualifying and race that count!”
  • – Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas switch chassis in France
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