Pilots Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas won the introductory training session for the Hungarian Grand Prix of Formula 1 cars. . Acting World Champion and Bottas’ teammate Lewis Hamilton were third and second respectively.
The “Silver Arrows” thus confirmed that they have improved the speed of their cars and can follow up on the last victory from the Great Britain GP at the Hungaroring. Hamilton dominated it, but his home triumph was overshadowed by a collision in the first lap, when he crashed with Vertappen and did not finish the race after hitting the barriers.
As a result, the British driver reduced Verstappen’s lead at the World Cup from 33 points to eight. He is still planning an attack on further success. If he succeeded, he would become the first driver in history to win a three-digit number of victories in F1. With 99 wins, Hamilton still rules the historical rankings.
While in the first practice the races were interrupted after the crash of the Japanese Júki Cunoda from the AlphaTauri team, in the second part, when at one point the temperatures on the track reached over 60 degrees Celsius, there were only a few small skids and smaller trips off the track.
The Hungarian Grand Prix is the last race before the summer break, after which the riders will not return to the event until August 29 at the Belgian Grand Prix. The program at the Hungaroring continues with Saturday’s third training and qualification from 15:00 CEST, the race will start a day later at the same time.
|Trainings for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Formula 1 World Championship race.|
|1. Verstappen (Niz./Red Bull) 1:17,555|
|2. Bottas (Fin./Mercedes) -0.061|
|3. Hamilton (Brit./Mercedes) -0,167|
|4. Sainz (Šp./Ferrari) -0,560|
|5. Gasly (Fr./AlphaTauri) -0,626|
|6. Alonso (Šp./Alpine) -0,830|
|1. Bottas 1:17,012|
|2. Hamilton -0,027|
|3. Verstappen -0,298|
|4. Ocon (Fr./Alpine) -0,747|
|5. Pérez (Mex./Red Bull) -0.812|
|6. Gasly -1,101.|