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World 'Fastest on Friday' Bottas tops incident-packed Portuguese GP practice

20:02  23 october  2020
20:02  23 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Portimao, Portugal , (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd Oct, 2020 ) :Valtteri Bottas maintained his habit of being ' fastest on Friday ' when he completed a double- top in an incident -hit second practice for this weekend's Portuguese Grand Prix. The Finn, who is 69 points adrift of

Valtteri Bottas topped a dramatic opening day of Portuguese Grand Prix practice at Algarve International Circuit on Friday , which included a fire for Pierre Gasly, and Max Verstappen clashing with Lance Stroll at high speed. 2020 F1 Portuguese GP Friday practice results.

Valtteri Bottas maintained his habit of being 'fastest on Friday' when he completed a double-top in an incident-hit second practice for this weekend's Portuguese Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas claimed top spot in the opening practice session for the Portuguese Formula One Grand Prix. © RUDY CAREZZEVOLI Valtteri Bottas claimed top spot in the opening practice session for the Portuguese Formula One Grand Prix.

The Finn, who is 69 points adrift of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the title race, clocked a best lap in one minute and 17.940 seconds to beat Red Bull's Max Verstappen by six-tenths of a second.

It was the sixth consecutive Grand Prix at which Bottas, who topped both of the day's sessions, was fastest in opening practice.

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Valtteri Bottas maintained his habit of being ' fastest on Friday ' when he completed a double- top in an incident -hit second practice for this weekend's Portuguese Grand Prix. It was the sixth consecutive Grand Prix at which Bottas , who topped both of the day's sessions, was fastest in opening practice .

Valtteri Bottas made it a hat trick of fastest laps in Portuguese Grand Prix practice as he again set the benchmark in FP3, just ahead of Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton with Red Bull's Max Verstappen a FP3: Bottas tops final practice at Portimao as Verstappen closes in on Mercedes.

The Dutchman was involved in a collision with Racing Point's Lance Stroll that halted the action and required both men to visit the stewards, Pierre Gasly's Alpha Tauri having suffered a fire that caused an earlier stoppage.

a man jumping in the air doing a trick on a motorcycle: Crash course: Track marshals remove the car of AlphaTauri's French driver Pierre Gasly © Armando Franca Crash course: Track marshals remove the car of AlphaTauri's French driver Pierre Gasly

Hamilton, who is hunting a record 92nd career win on Sunday, wound up eighth, 1.5 seconds off the pace, but without producing a competitive lap in an interrupted session that was twice stopped by red flags.

McLaren's Lando Norris was third ahead of Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, Carlos Sainz in the second McLaren and four-time champion Sebastian Vettel in the second Ferrari.

Gasly, who was unhurt after jumping out of his fiery car, was seventh ahead of six-time champion Hamilton, Esteban Ocon of Renault and Alex Albon, in the second Red Bull.

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Valtteri Bottas dominated the opening day of Tuscan Grand Prix practice at Mugello on Friday for Mercedes, outpacing his world championship-leading teammate Lewis Hamilton. In FP2, Bottas was on top again, lowering the fastest time to 1m16.989s, which was two tenths quicker than Hamilton.

Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas headed his second straight session on the Friday of the Portuguese Grand Prix. But the action in Free Practice 2 was But the action in Free Practice 2 was dominated by not one but two red flag disruptions – the first after Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri caught fire, while later on in

On a bright and cool afternoon in southern Portugal, the undulating track provided little grip and many challenges throughout the day.

Temperatures fell steadily in the afternoon session with two red flags interrupting the action.

The action began with Sainz spinning twice during a Pirelli prototype tyres test, in which Bottas was quickest and several drivers had lap times deleted for exceeding track limits.

Once the 'normal' tyres were back in use, Leclerc went top before Ferrari team-mate Vettel spun at Turn 14 and pitted.

Predictably, Bottas regained the initiative before Gasly's Alpha Tauri burst into flames, forcing him to pull up.

He climbed out safely as the marshals moved in and the session was paused for 16 minutes.

After the re-start, Covid-19 returnee Stroll collided with Verstappen at Turn One, the Dutchman appearing to pay little heed to his rival's position as he went outside him.

Stroll's car was sent spinning into the gravel.

In a race, it might have been seen as a racing incident with blame for both men, but Verstappen was adamant, on team radio, that the Canadian driver required an eyesight test.

Video replays suggested that Verstappen may have thought Stroll was completing a flying lap and easing off to allow him to begin his own but Racing Point's team chief Otmar Schafnaeur said Stroll was doing two successive fast laps.

After another 15-minute delay to clear stranded cars and debris, the session resumed with eight minutes to go and everyone on softs for a rapid finale.

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