Hamilton fastest in first practice round of Turkey Grand Prix

Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in the first free practice round of the Turkish Grand Prix, round 16 of the Formula One World Championship on Friday.

Hamilton, who will be 10 places behind at the start of the race next Sunday due to changing his engine, scored a time of one minute 24.178 seconds on the Istanbul circuit, surpassing all his peers.

With this, Hamilton, the seven-times world champion, edged by 0.425 seconds over his Dutch direct chaser Max Verstappen of Red Bull, on clear conditions on soft tyres.

And before the last seven races of the season, Hamilton is two points ahead of Verstappen in the drivers’ list.

In this tour, two Red Bull cars participated in a white appearance in honor of the Japanese engine manufacturer Honda, with which the partnership will cease at the end of the current season.

The tour was scheduled to take place at the Japanese Suzuka Circuit.

But the Japanese race was canceled due to the outbreak of infection with the Corona virus, and it was decided to hold the Turkish race instead of it on the same date.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc of Monaco was third, 0.476 seconds behind Hamilton’s, while Finnish Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas set the fourth fastest time of the race.

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Hamilton fastest practice Turkey Grand Prix

 
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