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Mercedes at the top during the first practice session GP of the USA, Max Verstappen has to chase

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Last year the US GP at the Circuit of The Americas could not take place, but now Formula 1 is back in the home country of Liberty Media, the owner of Formula 1. For Fernando Alonso, that return did not go well because the Spaniard came standing still with his Alpine F1 car.

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After a brief hiatus, the session soon got going and the riders were able to continue preparing for the rest of the race weekend.

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For the time being, combustion engines are still being driven in Formula 1, but McLaren driver Lando Norris clearly also sees ‘electricity in the air’.

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In the end it was Valtteri Bottas who set the fastest time, ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Earlier it was announced that Bottas was given a new internal combustion engine, which will give the Finn a ten-place grid penalty.

01 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1: 34.874 17

02 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:34.919 18

03 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:35.806 16

04 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 36.334 18

05 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1: 36.508 20

06 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:36.611 18

07 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1: 36.798 20

08 Lando Norris McLaren 1: 36.855 11

09 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1: 36.874 18

10 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1: 36.876 18

11 George Russell Williams 1:36.966 19

12 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:36.970 22

13 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:39.972 20

14 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:36.982 20

15 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1:37.068 12

16 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1: 37.458 18

17 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:37.463 19

18 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1: 37.954 22

19 Mick Schumacher Haas 1:38.866 17

20 Nikita Mazepin Haas 1:42.239 19

More F1 news:Max Verstappen: “I’m not a failure if I don’t become F1 champion”Saudi Arabia causes commotion over ‘dress code’ during F1 raceFernando Alonso supports victims of volcanic eruption La Palma with special helmetRed Bull replaces Honda with Acura at US GP“Aston Martin is making a fool of itself this F1 season”

(F1journaal.be)

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