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Valtteri Bottas fastest during second practice session in Qatar, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton evenly matched

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During the first practice session, the F1 drivers drove on the Losail International Circuit for the very first time, but also during the second practice session they faced a new challenge: for the first time they had to drive on the track under artificial light.

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Completely different conditions and again the drivers had to look for the limits of both the car and the track, but at completely different temperatures.

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For the photographers, it already yielded spectacular images.

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In the end it was Valtteri Bottas who set the fastest time, before another surprising Pierre Gasly who set the second fastest time in the AlphaTauri F1 car. Max Verstappen was third, followed by World Cup rival Lewis Hamilton in fourth.

01 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1: 23.148 27

02 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:23.357 27

03 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:23.498 20

04 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:23.570 25

05 Lando Norris McLaren 1: 23.632 24

06 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:23.705 26

07 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1: 23.735 28

08 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1: 23.787 20

09 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:24.020 27

10 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1: 24.033 28

11 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:24.041 29

12 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1:24.056 25

13 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 24.095 23

14 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1: 24.135 24

15 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1: 24.631 26

16 George Russell Williams 1:24.954 27

17 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1: 25.072 23

18 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:25.209 28

19 Mick Schumacher Haas 1:25.575 27

20 Nikita Mazepin Haas — 0

More F1 news:“A gravel box could have prevented the incident between Verstappen and Hamilton”Max Verstappen looks ahead to Qatar: “Push to maximize performance”Mercedes confirms: “Engine change Lewis Hamilton was strategic”Alonso: Lewis Hamilton’s lifestyle sets him apart“When money rules, Formula 1 can be ruthless”

(F1journaal.be)

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