Hamilton and Verstappen are overshadowed by Bottas in the song under the lights of Qatar-GPFans.com

2021-11-24 05:47:09 By : Ms. Amber Lee

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Before the Qatar Grand Prix this weekend, Waltery Bottas put Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen under the lights for the first time.

Bottas finished the race at Losell International Circuit with a lead of 1 minute and 23.148 seconds, ahead of AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly by 0.209 seconds. F1 champion contenders Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton took the lead. The third and fourth place lead in speed.

Mercedes driver Bottas announced in August that he would leave Mercedes to join Alfa Romeo at the end of the season, especially in three of the last four pole positions.

On the smooth track that Bottas likes, he is the leader of medium-soft composite tires.

Unsurprisingly, the conditions in FP2 are significantly different, representing what drivers and teams will encounter in qualifying and competitions.

In the evening light, compared with the warm sunshine of FP1 in the afternoon, the temperature of the track changed most significantly, with a drop of 10 degrees.

It can be said that this can better give play to the advantages of Mercedes and combine it with a fast and smooth track dominated by medium and high speed corners.

After using medium tyres to lead Hamilton by nearly three tenths of a second in a lap of 1:23.324 seconds, Bottas became the first leader to switch to soft tyres.

He initially reduced his time by two tenths with a time of 1:23.154 seconds, but was deleted because he exceeded the track limit in the 7th round.

When Hamilton continued his first set of weaknesses, it was surprising that before Gasley entered to separate the two, there was only a negligible improvement, a drop of 0.033 seconds.

However, Bottas' second attempt was legal because he extended his advantage to 0.209 seconds, walked sharper on Turn 8 and Turn 9 and then exited at a faster speed.

Verstappen and Hamilton can be said to have retained something before qualifying, trailing Bottas at 0.350 and 0.422 respectively.

McLaren’s Lando Norris and Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll missed the FP1's punctuality due to car sensors and hydraulic problems, respectively, and finished fifth and sixth as fast as possible, roughly behind. Half a second.

So far, AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda has performed well, ranking seventh with a time of 0.537 seconds, followed by Sergio Perez in Red Bull. So far, the performance of the Mexicans has not kept up with the rhythm.

Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz completed the top 10 within one second of Bottas, Alpine’s Esteban Ocon and Fernando Aron The same is true for the following four drivers from Saw, Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo.

Haas driver Mick Schumacher was at the bottom of those who released the time, 2.427 seconds behind Bottas.

Teammate Nikita Mazepin suffered damage for the first time in FP1 and was forced to miss the game due to a replacement of the chassis.

Qatar Grand Prix second practice

20. Nikita Mazepin [Haas] no time

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