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Valtteri Bottas went quickest in the first apply session for this weekend’s FIA System 1 Spanish High quality Prix, as Lewis Hamilton achieved in second divulge to total a Mercedes one-two. Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen used to be third. 

Bottas dwelling a lap of 1: 16.785 to beat championship-leading crew-mate Lewis Hamilton by 0.039 seconds, whereas Verstappen finishing 9 tenths on the assist of the pacesetting Finn.

The session obtained off to a unhurried commence and it used to be 20 minutes sooner than the first meaningful lap of the morning used to be dwelling. That came from Verstappen who posted a lap of 1: 19.574 on no longer easy compound tyres. Bottas the stole P1 with medium-tyre time of 1: 18.573s sooner than Hamilton went quickest on no longer easy tyres with a lap of 1: 18.516. 

The Mercedes pair then bolted on gentle tyres and Bottas transfer assist to the discontinuance of the portray with a time of 1: 16.785 that remained the benchmark till the chequered flag used to be shown. 

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel held third and fourth locations respectively till Verstappen sampled the crimson-banded tyres with rather no longer as a lot as 30 minutes final and displaced them with a lap of 1: 17.724.

Romain Grosjean achieved sixth for Haas, whereas Sergio Pérez marked his return for Racing Level after recovering from COVID-19 by claiming seventh divulge sooner than Crimson Bull’s Alex Albon.

Kevin Magnussen took ninth in the second Haas automobile and the discontinuance 10 used to be rounded out by Lance Stroll in the second Racing Level. 

2020 FIA System 1 Spanish High quality Prix – Free Follow 1

1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1: 16.785 33 218.245

2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1: 16.824 0.039 29 218.134

3 Max Verstappen Crimson Bull/Honda 1: 17.724 0.939 26 215.609

4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 17.970 1.185 27 214.928

5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1: 17.981 1.196 27 214.898

6 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1: 18.291 1.506 29 214.047

7 Sergio Pérez Racing Level/Mercedes 1: 18.471 1.686 31 213.556

8 Alexander Albon Crimson Bull/Honda 1: 18.606 1.821 27 213.189

9 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1: 18.620 1.835 28 213.151

10 Lance Stroll Racing Level/Mercedes 1: 18.643 1.858 31 213.089

11 Carlos Sainz McLaren/Renault 1: 18.733 1.948 33 212.845

12 Esteban Ocon Renault 1: 18.736 1.951 31 212.837

13 Lando Norris McLaren/Renault 1: 18.744 1.959 32 212.816

14 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri/Honda 1: 18.888 2.103 26 212.427

15 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1: 18.917 2.132 24 212.349

16 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1: 18.981 2.196 24 212.177

17 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri/Honda 1: 19.145 2.360 21 211.737

18 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1: 19.230 2.445 31 211.510

19 Nicholas Latifi Williams/Mercedes 1: 20.334 3.549 30 208.604

20 Roy Nissany Williams/Mercedes 1: 20.664 3.879 25 207.750

 


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