FP1: Bottas tops damp opening observe in Silverstone

FP1: Bottas tops damp opening observe in Silverstone

F1 Grand Prix, GP United Kingdom, Silverstone Circuitgb

Alfa Romeo driver Valtteri Bottas topped the opening F1 observe session for the British Grand Prix as major rain strike Silverstone. 8-time British GP winner Lewis Hamilton completed next, beating the Ferrari duo of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc.

There was fantastic anticipation forward of the British Grand Prix weekend with System A person staging a pre-party demonstrate that noticed the likes of Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen surface in entrance of a totally-packed grandstand on Thursday.

A large group is envisioned to go to this year’s British Grand Prix, and lots of spectators have by now frequented the opening working day of the weekend. On the other hand, the rain that strike Silverstone just at the get started of the session disrupted the motion, and intended that only 10 motorists posted lap occasions.

The Ferrari motorists Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz established the rate early on intermediate tyres. Problems began to strengthen later on on and there was a level of the session when no one dared to head out on to the keep track of as the bulk of the circuit was dry, but some corners in Sector two was damp, building it extremely hard to come across a tyre that could have suited the problems.

A Silverstone welcome for the Silver Arrows 🙌Lewis and George have been initially out on keep track of in FP1 💪#BritishGP @MercedesAMGF1 pic.twitter.com/V2OmOY2z4I

— System one (@F1) July one, 2022

In the stop, it was Bottas who finished up fastest, submitting a 1m42.249s on intermediate tyres in his Alfa Romeo in the closing minutes of the session. Lewis Hamilton was the initially driver to gamble on slicks and managed to go next fastest at the rear of his previous group mate.

Sainz and Leclerc finished up 3rd and fourth fastest. Lots of motorists place on the crimson-walled slick tyres at the stop of the session, but the late fireworks did not materialize as the session finished prematurely simply because of a slip-up from Lance Stroll. The Canadian driver triggered a late crimson flag when he beached his Aston Martin the gravel subsequent a spin at Copse.

ResultsPos.No.DriverCarTimeGapLaps177Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo Ferrari1:forty two.2499244Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:forty two.781+.532s10355Carlos SainzFerrari1:forty two.967+.718s8416Charles LeclercFerrari1:forty three.801+one.552s7547Mick SchumacherHaas Ferrari1:forty three.895+one.646s3624Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo Ferrari1:forty six.171+three.922s4720Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari1:forty eight.161+five.912s3818Lance StrollAston Martin Aramco Mercedes1:fifty one.243+eight.994s5922Yuki TsunodaAlphatauri Rbpt1:fifty one.373+nine.124s5105Sebastian VettelAston Martin Aramco Mercedes1:fifty nine.168+sixteen.919s51163George RussellMercedes21211Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing Rbpt31331Esteban OconAlpine Renault21414Fernando AlonsoAlpine Renault11523Alexander AlbonWilliams Mercedes1163Daniel RicciardoMclaren Mercedes41710Pierre GaslyAlphatauri Rbpt3184Lando NorrisMclaren Mercedes4196Nicholas LatifiWilliams Mercedes1201Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Rbpt3
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