Formula 1: Briton Lewis Hamilton leads the drivers in the practice sessions

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The first session of the Formula 1 test started on Friday evening at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, which precedes the penultimate round of the Formula 1 STC Saudi Grand Prix, which falls under the “Quality of Life” program and is scheduled to start next Sunday.The results of the first test witnessed the Briton Lewis Hamilton of the Mercedes team taking the lead in the standings, followed by the Dutchman Max Verstappen of the Red Bull team in second place, and the Finnish Valtteri Bottas of the Mercedes team in third place, while the rest of the results of the first test session were as follows:

4- Pierre Gasly – Team Alpha Tauri.

5- Antonio Giovinazzi – Alfa Romeo Team.

6- Carlos Sainz – Ferrari.

7- Charles Leclerc – Ferrari Team.

8- Daniel Ricciardo – McLaren.

9- Fernando Alonso – Alpine team.

10. Sebastian Vettel – Aston Martin.

11- Sergio Perez – Red Bull team.

12- Esteban Ocon – Alpine team.

13- Lando Norris – McLaren.

14- Lance Stroll – Aston Martin.

15- Yuki Tsunoda – Alpha Tauri.

16- Kimi Raikkonen – Alfa Romeo Team.

17- George Russell – Team Williams.

18- Mick Schumacher – Haas team.

19- Nicholas Latifi – Williams team.

20- Nikita Mazepin – Haas team.

In the second practice session, Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton retained the first place, with a fastest time of 1:29.018, 0.061 seconds ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who finished third, after finishing third in the test. The first, while the French Pierre Gasly, driver of the Alpha Tauri team, took third place, while the results of the rest of the drivers in the second test were as follows:

4- Max Verstappen – Red Bull Racing.

5- Fernando Alonso – Alpine team.

6- Esteban Ocon – Team Alpine.

7- Carlos Sainz – Ferrari Team.

8- Yuki Tsunoda – Alpha Tauri.

9- Sergio Perez – Red Bull team.

10- Charles Leclerc – Ferrari Team.

11- Daniel Ricciardo – McLaren.

12- Lando Norris – McLaren.

13- Antonio Giovinazzi – Alfa Romeo Team.

14- Kimi Raikkonen – Alfa Romeo Team.

15- Lance Stroll – Aston Martin.

16- Sebastian Vettel – Aston Martin.

17- George Russell – Team Williams.

18- Mick Schumacher – Haas team.

19- Nicholas Latifi – Williams team.

20- Nikita Mazepin – Haas team.

The Formula 1 competitions will intensify tomorrow, Saturday, represented in the final qualifying tests, after the end of the free practice for drivers, as this stage will witness an intense struggle between the British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and the Dutchman Max Verstappen, who are looking to secure the first place on the grid. In the big race for the stc Saudi Grand Prix next Sunday, which could determine the identity of the race champion.

The first test will start tomorrow at five in the evening, and will last for one hour only, followed by the qualifying round at eight in the evening and for one hour as well, which will determine the final form of the main event on Sunday, in which the drivers will be classified according to the fastest time, provided that the race begins in Official at 7:00 pm the same day.





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