Max Verstappen is the big favorite. The Dutchman, leader of worldwants to make a big splash this weekend at his team’s home, in red bull ringa route that seemed to fit his vehicle like a glove. Helmut Marko, advisor of red bull, who pointed out a few days ago that its machine would work like a beauty at height. And on this track, between the mountains of Styria, more than 600 meters above sea level, its engine could make a difference along with a Max that started its exhibition on this asphalt in a big way. Verstappen He was the fastest in Free Practice 1, showing his superiority from the start without complications, setting a time of 0 ”255 better than Leclerc, but was unable to improve in the end due to traffic.
the cross of red bull it is for ‘Czech’ Perezwhich is not the same Verstappen he was uncomfortable and finished fourth in half a second. The Mexican needs to improve a lot before the ‘qualy’ starts this Friday (5:00 pm) in the second round of the year with a sprint format. Today’s qualifier will set the grid order for the sprint race on Saturday, and the result will set the starting order for the race on Sunday. This means Max shouldn’t trust himself, because to start Sunday from first position to win, he knows he needs to defend himself in Saturday’s race first.
In a single race with a sprint format of course, Max has already signed the biggest ‘Grand Chelem’ taking the pole, the sprint race win, the fastest lap in the race, he took the lead in every lap and took the win on Sunday. At his group house he wanted to repeat.
In front of him, the Ferrari started on the right foot, without ‘porpoising’ that red bull I thought they would have their rivals, but it was necessary to see if the Italians could complicate things for Max. So far, Leclerc is second and Sainz hasn’t shown his speed when he sees him in traffic on his two lap attempts. In the first game, he lost a lot of time in the second sector when he found Hamilton. He tried to mount a new game at the end of the session to go awhile, but it was wasted because he also had to abort for the same reason.
After winning Silverstone and much has been said in Italy, Carlos Sainz will leave with the motivation to send another message of strength. It will be hard for him against Max, but his goal must be to overcome a Charles who, wounded by his bad luck on recent dates, does not want to fail.
Alonso, good start
Fernando Alonso finished 8th, but it was not necessary to keep only the position, but also what could be distilled from his first free training session. Alpine is the only team that hasn’t tested a soft tire and Alonso is of all time among the fastest on the medium tire. The French team is focused on evaluating this compound, thinking about the sprint race and the long race on Sunday. So Fernando ended up doing 28 laps with this wheel to get better prepared for the sprint appointment than his rivals, who have more data in his pocket.
His speed seems good, though Mercedes should be ahead in that middle zone, one step further alongside Russell (3rd) and Lewis Hamilton (5th). Fernando is very optimistic about the step forward his vehicle has made with the new package presented at Silverstone, and here he will try to optimize it on a circuit that Alpine must do properly for its excellent performance. on the straight.
Source: La Verdad
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