Publication Date: April 27, 2019
Charles Leclerch himself and Ferrari provided a practicing hat before he won the Azerbaijani Grand Prix in Baku.
Leclerc raised an ante with 1: 41604 FP3 in the closing stages, Sebastian Vettel 0.198 seconds from his teammate. Max Verstappen rounded the top three, 1.2 seconds of speed.
Valtteri Bott and Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes duo were P4 and P5, both on the other side and behind the leading Leclerc Ferrari.
Toro Rosso Daniil Kvyat showed off his speed by surprisingly.
We were back with a full Formula 1 driver set with George Russell, who again appeared in the Williams garage with a brand new FW42 chassis. The free drain cover on Friday completely destroyed his car and forced him to run FP2.
The installation laps took place without major incidents and Pierre Gasly, who will start from the hole bar on Sunday after there will be no call to the weight bridge, one of the first days was on board – 1: 49.605.
But he soon went to the usual Mercedes v Ferrari, which Hamilton won after the first 15 minutes. He set 1: 43.929 in his second hot lap to get four tenths of advantages over Leclerc.
The Monaco driver, on the fastest soft tires compared to the Hamilton carriers, immediately reacted to the purple in all three sectors and shaved 1.3 times the British best. New benchmark 1: 42.638.
Halfway through Vettel was three-tenths of his teammate and Hamilton up to P3 was six-tenths behind a slower tire connection.
After some of the last race simulations, one last attack on the time checklist took place. Hamilton swaps changed softus, but after the first effort he could only get half a second from the best of Leclerc. The same can be said about Bottas P4.
While Hamilton mixed his second attempt, Verstappen was shot down to P2, narrowing the gap to Leclerc to two tenths … but not long.
This is because Leclerc, whose engine is more than likely, slightly increased, the next hot lap forced by 1: 41.604. Traffic ensured that Vettel could only get to a few tenths.
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 41,604 14 laps
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0.198s 14
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1.248s 16
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1.460s 19
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1.572s 17
6 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1.619s 18
7 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1.690s 19
8 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1969 19
9 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1.826 15
10 Kimi Raikkonen Racing Alfa Romeo 1933 1933
11 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1957 20
12 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 2.033s 20
13 Lando Norris McLaren 2.320s 20
14 Carlos Sainz McLaren 2.374s 19
15 Lance Stroll Racing Point 2.435s 16
16 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 2.439s 19
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 2.770s 16
18 Robert Kubica Williams 4.396s 19
19 George Russell Williams 4,686s
20 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 6.232s 22
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