F1 | Charles Leclerc dominates practice at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya | Video
The Monegasque charles leclerc from ferrari He finished this Friday as the fastest driver in the free practice of the Spanish Grand Prixsixth trial of Formula 1 World Championship. The Mexican Sergio Perez from Red Bull Racing he missed the first practice and in the second he finished seventh.
in the second session Leclercleader of the world championship, clocked the best time of the day with a 1:19:670two tenths faster than his mark in the first practice session.
The Monegasque won the second round against the Mercedeswho surprised by completing the podium. George Russell was second just a tenth slower than Leclercwhile Lewis Hamilton, again behind his partner, secured third place (+0.204). Both improved their time from the first session, with less fuel in their cars, when they were fourth and sixth, respectively.
Carlos Sainz missed the podium in P2 by just one tenth of a second, got fourth place and second in P1, thus confirming the domain of the Escudería Ferrari in Barcelona.
Max Verstappencurrent F1 champion, worsened his position (3) with respect to the first practice session, since, despite remaining three tenths behind first place, he now finished fifth. The Dutchman finished five tenths above the Spanish rider from Alpine Fernando Alonso.
While, ‘Czech’ Perez, absent in the first session for giving his RB18 to the rookie Juri Vips, noticed that lack of laps and could only finish seventh, nine tenths behind the leader. The other three pilots who completed the ‘Top 10’ were the German Sebastian Vettel of Aston Martinthe French Esteban Ocon of Alpine and the german Mick Schumacher of Haas.
During the first free round, one of the novelties was the participation of two rookies. Estonian Juri Vips got on the Red Bull de Pérez to make the worst time of the first session, while the Dutchman Nyck de Vries took Alex Albon’s seat in Williams to finish eighteenth.
(With information from Europe Press)