Red Bull Tournament Driver Max Verstappen he was the fastest man in the third practice towards the British Grand Prix. At Silverstone, the Dutchman set a time of 1: 27.901 and was therefore 4 times ten faster than his counterpart Sergio Perez, who set the second time faster. Charles Leclerc could not match his opponents and had to agree to P3.
The session was opened by the times of two Alpine drivers. Esteban Ocon was faster than Fernando Alonso by 1: 33.068. Traffic increased and after 10 minutes Charles Leclerc was named in P1 with a time of 1: 29.452. Behind Monegask were Carlos Sainz and second fastest Carlos Sainz and Valtteri Bottas in P3.
Lewis Hamilton was in good shape throughout the season. Briton drove P3 behind Perez and, among other things, the second fast industry. There was more than a party in public after the first fifteen minutes when George Russel started the fast-paced circuit. The Mercedes driver went under Hamilton’s time, forcing his colleague to return to the same position. Mick Schumacher was also slow in his Haas and had to be satisfied with P7 at the time.
5 best improved their time, but the fastest man was still coming. His name is Max Verstappen. The Dutchman started his training late, but immediately set the fastest time in 1: 28.541. This gave the current world champion a 0.319 second lead over Leclerc. Russell on P3 was improving, but stuck with the third fastest time.
The crowd made their voices heard when Hamilton climbed P2 at the expense of Leclerc. Seven-time world champion Russell was five times faster and was ahead of Perez. In front of the field, Verstappen improved his time and recorded 1: 28.386. Hamilton in turn participated and crawled up to 1 tenth of a second behind the Dutchman. Leclerc was forced to watch from P3 on his Ferrari.
Peace on the song was broken by Russell’s Mercedes, much to the delight of the audience. They saw the Brit go up to P3. Shortly afterwards, Leclerc passed both Mercedes cars. Verstappen went one step further and ran the UK round in a 1: 27.901 round. Despite this, the leader in the world championship was about half a second faster than Leclerc. Perez also improved and the Mexican followed his teammate.
The black and white check was shaken and Verstappen would expect to qualify for the fastest time in his pocket. The Dutchman was ahead of teammate Sergio Perez in 1: 27.901. Behind the Red Bull drivers, Leclerc got stuck in P3, followed by George Russell. Lewis Hamilton advanced to the top 5.
Results of the third UK Grand Prix exercises:
POS DRIVER NAT. TEAM TIME
1 Max Verstappen NED Red Bull 1m27.901s
2 Sergio Perez MEX Red Bull 1m28.311s
3 Charles Leclerc MON Ferrari 1m28.348s
4 George Russell GBR Mercedes 1m28.426s
5 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 1m28.488s
6 Carlos Sainz ESP Ferrari 1m28.689s
7 Lando Norris GBR McLaren 1m29.102s
8 Valtteri Bottas FIN Alfa Romeo 1m29.185s
9 Mick Schumacher GER Haas F1 1m29.510s
10 Fernando Alonso ESP Alpine F1 1m29.520s
11 Esteban Ocon FRA Alpine F1 1m29.552s
12 Sebastian Vettel GER Aston Martin 1m29.593s
13 Guanyu Zhou CHN Alfa Romeo 1m29.752s
14 Alexander Albon THA Williams 1m29.780s
15 Pierre Gasly FRA AlphaTauri 1m29.885s
16 Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin 1m29.892s
17 Yuki Tsunoda JPN AlphaTauri 1m30.039s
18 Daniel Ricciardo AUS McLaren 1m30.293s
19 Nicholas Latifi CAN Williams 1m30.489s
20 Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas F1 1m30.523s