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Austrian Grand Prix FP1

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By Harry Schofield:


Sebastian Vettel was just 0.144 seconds behind Lewis Hamilton who set the quickest time in Free Practice 1.


The Red Bull Ring track temperature was up to 43’C and is set to rise for Sunday’s Grand Prix.


As with most of the 2019 season Tyres once again was the talking point, with all the teams voting on a potential revert to 2018 tyres.

It was reported that a 50% in favour and 50 % against was voted.


Valterri Bottas had a suspected oil leak with his engine and had to use an older spec engine in this session.



The sausage Kerbs are causing great concern for the drivers with Front wing damage a major concern for the weekend.


Max Verstappen was 5th quickest with his team mate Pierre Gasly behind him in 6th position .


FP1 Full Times:


1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:04.838 32 laps

2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0.144s 21 laps

3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 0.161s 35 laps

4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 0.303s 24 laps

5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 0.422s 30 laps

6 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 0.540s 30 laps

7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 0.664s 32 laps

8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1.008s 25 laps

9 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1.038s 25 laps

10 Lando Norris McLaren 1.287s 27 laps

11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1.297s 20 laps

12 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1.434s 27 laps

13 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1.447s 30 laps

14 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1.545s 30 laps

15 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1.619s 34 laps

16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1.870s 28 laps

17 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1.891s 23 laps

18 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1.918s 27 laps

19 George Russell Williams 1.967s 28 laps

20 Robert Kubica Williams 2.827s 28 laps

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