Austrian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas get one other one-two in the third and remaining apply.
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- Last Updated: July 4, 2020, 6:43 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas continued their complete dominance with one other one-two to prime the occasions in Saturday’s third and remaining free apply at the belated season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.
It was the third consecutive session in which the newly-repainted ‘black arrows’ had topped the occasions collectively and got here after Red Bull’s formal protest of the staff’s revolutionary new dual-axis steering (DAS) system had been rejected.
Six-time champion Hamilton clocked a finest lap in one minute and 4.130 seconds to outpace Bottas by 0.147 seconds, leaving third-placed Max Verstappen an additional 0.2 seconds adrift in his Red Bull.
Sergio Perez was a powerful fourth in Racing Point’s ‘pink Mercedes’, a automotive that’s tipped to be better of the remaining behind the main groups this 12 months, this time forward of Charles Leclerc in the main Ferrari.
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Alex Albon was sixth in the second Red Bull forward of four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, in his remaining season with Ferrari, Lance Stroll in the second Racing Point, Pierre Gasly of AlphaTauri and Lando Norris of McLaren.
The session was run in heat and dry circumstances at the Red Bull Ring in the Styrian Alps with just one main incident interrupting the motion when Canadian Rookie Nicholas Latifi crashed at Turn One in his Williams after 25 minutes. He was unharmed.