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13.38 Verstappen reduces his time significantly! 1:16.583, nine-tenths to Perez.
13.36 Perez only 40 thousand from Verstappen, but now the world champion is trying to improve himself.
13.35 Hamilton, Gasly and Hulkenberg get in between Verstappen and Perez.
13.34 First time for Max Verstappen: 1:17-425. Perez more than a second behind his colleague.
13.32 Only Sargeant and Hulkenberg remain in the pits, then everyone else on the track.
13.31 Aston Martin takes to the track with the grid immediately to get more accurate data.
13.30 GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT! From FP1 of the Spanish GP.
13.28 This is the rank of builders:
- Red Bull 249
2. Aston Martin 120
4. Ferrari 90
5. Alpine 35
6. McLaren 17
7. Here 8
8. Alfa Romeo 6
9. Alpha Tauri 2
10. Williams 1
13.26 This is the world ranking of the drivers on the eve of this race:
- Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 144
2. Sergio Perez (Red Bull) 105
3. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) 93
4. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 69
5. George Russell (Mercedes) 50
6. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) 48
7. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 42
8. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) 27
9. Esteban Ocon (Alpine) 21
10. Pierre Gasly (Alpine) 14
11. Lando Norris (McLaren) 12
12. Nico Hulkenberg (Haas) 6
13. Oscar Piastri (McLaren) 5
14. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) 4
15. Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo) 2
16. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 2
17 Kevin Magnussen (Haas)2
18. Alexander Albon (Williams) 1
19. Nyck de Vries (AlphaTauri) 0
20. Logan Sargeant (Williams) 0
13.23 Excluding Hamilton, there are only two drivers who have already won at Montmelò. Fernando Alonso (2006 and 2013) and Max Verstappen (2016, when he won the first race of his career, and 2022).
13.20 Lewis Hamilton holds the record for consecutive wins at this track: five between 2017 and 2021.
13.17 The most successful drivers in the Spanish GP are Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton, with 6 wins each. The German did this over the course of a decade (1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) and has recently been joined by the British. The 38-year-old Englishman instead succeeded in 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
13.14 Barcelona GP is now regular, indeed this weekend the Spanish Grand Prix will be held for the 33rd time in a row at Montmelò, a racetrack built on the outskirts of the Catalan city in the early 90s.
13.11 Ferrari who replaces the sliding guts from Barcelona. The hot air intakes, underbody and front wing have also been redesigned, to make the car harder to start and at the same time make better use of the tires.
13.08 Several teams bring updates from this race, as with the symmetry of the Montmelò circuit it is possible to understand the beauty of the car, by examining all areas regarding performance: from traction to aerodynamic efficiency.
13.05 Mercedes should also be evaluated, which wisely left the Majesty with the fourth and fifth positions: we will see if the updates will bear fruit.
13.02 And Ferrari? Ferrari must roll up its sleeves. Last weekend almost everything was wrong in terms of strategies and mistakes on the part of the drivers, especially Leclerc in qualifying. A decisive change of direction is required.
12.56 The one who has to redeem himself is Sergio Perez, who with a heavy zero lost contact in the World Cup with Max Verstappen: the Mexican must come back to show.
12.53 It resumes immediately after the Monte Carlo weekend, where Red Bull’s sixth win in six races came, with Max Verstappen winning.
12.50 Hello friends of OA Sport and welcome to LIVE LIVE of the first free practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix, the seventh race of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship.
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Good morning and welcome LIVE LIVE from the first free practice of the Spanish GP, the seventh round of the 2023 F1 World Championship. On the way to Montmelowe will see a very interesting day 1 as many teams will have new material to test and therefore sessions will also be dedicated to test the stability of the new features.
Ferrari presents itself, in this context, with a completely new face. As the Reds boss declared, Frederic Vasseur, the SF-23 followed a bit of the style of the time, inspired by Red Bull. In Maranello they changed the car and loose bowels, the hot air vents, the bottom and the front wing have also been redone, in the hope of making the red one less difficult to put on, to provide the ability that can only be seen in qualifying even in the race. The rear suspension, however, is not new.
It is hoped that these new updates will bear fruit, above all to better understand the performance of tires in the race, in the work problem of damage. It is true that the reference also in the Catalan circuit will be the aforementioned Red Bull, which will not stop and wait for others to prepare, intending to make this Spanish weekend its own.
OA Sport gives you LIVE LIVE from the first free practice of the Spanish GP, the seventh round of the 2023 F1 World Championship: real-time news and regular updates. It starts at 13.30 with FP1, while at 17.00 there is FP2. Good luck!