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Nicholas Latifi surprises with fastest time in the rain during last practice session of Hungarian GP

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After the perfectly dry weather conditions presented to the drivers on Friday, it rained during the final practice session at the Hungaroring. Completely different braking points and looking for speed, that was the difficult task that awaited the riders.

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At times it rained very hard and Sebastian Vettel was able to experience that as he went straight ahead. Usually the drivers don’t get into action when it rains, but with rain also forecast during qualifying, it was crucial to make the most of the track time.

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However, the track conditions were very difficult and we saw a lot of riders spinning and going wide.

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Charles Leclerc even made a perfect 360-degree spin, luckily for him his Ferrari was not seriously damaged.

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Just before the end of the session, Sebastian Vettel was less lucky. The four-time world champion spun and ended up in the gravel pit and against the tire wall.

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In the end it was Nicholas Latifi who caused a big surprise by setting the fastest time at the end of the session in the Williams F1 car, ahead of Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon in the second Williams and Max Verstappen.

01 Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes FW44 1:41.480 17

02 Charles Leclerc Ferrari F1-75 1:42.141 14

03 Alex Albon Williams Mercedes FW44 1:42.381 19

04 Max Verstappen Red Bull RBPT RB18 1:43.205 10

05 George Russell Mercedes W13 1:43.434 13

06 Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault A522 1:43.570 16

07 Carlos Sainz Ferrari F1-75 1:43.589 15

08 Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes MCL36 1:43.743 13

09 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Mercedes AMR22 1:44.178 14

10 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari VF-22 1:44.655 20

11 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes W13 1:44.832 11

12 Mick Schumacher Haas Ferrari VF-22 1:45.156 18

13 Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault A522 1:45.570 17

14 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes MCL36 1:45.624 11

15 Lance Stroll Aston Martin Mercedes AMR22 1:45.638 17

16 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo Ferrari C42 1:45.691 17

17 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri RBPT AT03 1:45.850 17

18 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari C42 1:45.930 20

19 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri RBPT AT03 1:46.091 18

20 Sergio Perez Red Bull RBPT RB18 1:48.240 11

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(F1journaal.be)

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