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Sport Bottas beats Hamilton in Mercedes one-two in final practice

14:51  01 august  2020
14:51  01 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Valtteri Bottas led a Mercedes 1 - 2 ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton in final practice for Formula 1's British Grand Prix. Bottas set the fastest time of the weekend so far with a lap of 1m15.873s on soft tyres to outpace Hamilton by 0.138s as Mercedes started to show its pace after a quiet Friday.

Championship leader Valtteri Bottas topped the times ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Saturday morning's final free practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Finn clocked a fastest lap in one minute and 15.437 seconds to outpace the Briton by 0.042 as the 'black arrows' shone with a

Valtteri Bottas outpaced championship leader Lewis Hamilton to top the times as Mercedes led the way in Saturday's final free practice for Sunday's British Grand Prix.

a close up of a motorcycle: Bottas is bidding for a second straight Silverstone pole © Frank Augstein Bottas is bidding for a second straight Silverstone pole

The Finn, who started from pole position for last year's race, edged out the six-time world champion, who is seeking a record-extending seventh win in his home event, by 0.138 seconds.

After Friday's extraordinary heat, conditions at the fourth Grand Prix of the 2020 season reverted to those of a more traditional British summer's day and saw the champion team return to their customary 1-2 positions.

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Championship leader Valtteri Bottas topped the times ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Saturday morning's final free practice at the The Finn clocked a fastest lap in one minute and 15.437 seconds to outpace the Briton by 0.042 as the 'black arrows' shone with a one - two on an

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas continued their total dominance with another one - two to top the times Six-time champion Hamilton clocked a best lap in one minute and 4.130 seconds to outpace Bottas by 0.147 seconds, leaving third-placed Max Verstappen a further

Max Verstappen was third fastest for Red Bull, three-tenths off the pace, ahead of Friday's pace-setter Lance Stroll of Racing Point, Carlos Sainz of McLaren and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.

Lando Norris was seventh in the second McLaren ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, running a new Renault chassis, Nico Hulkenberg who is replacing coronavirus victim Sergio Perez in the second Racing Point and Pierre Gasly of Alpha Tauri.

On a notably cooler and overcast morning, the air temperature having fallen from 35 degrees Celsius to 19, Vettel was first out in his Ferrari before his lap time was trimmed by his 2021 successor Sainz.

In the much-changed conditions, with a switch in wind direction too, car behaviour and performance had altered significantly and it was not long before Mercedes found their rhythm.

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  Spin class: Hamilton admits 'hardest turnaround' at British GP Lewis Hamilton admitted his recovery on Saturday from a spin to claim a record-smashing pole position for the British Grand Prix had been his "hardest turnaround". "It was probably the hardest turnaround I'd say – Valtteri had been putting in quick lap after quick lap so to go into Q3 with a re-set, mentally, and then put in those two laps. Now, I feel great."Hamilton said he expected Bottas to continue reducing his lap times in Q3 and knew he was under pressure."I had that horrible spin and I felt like the car was worse that it was before we made some changes ahead of qualifying and lap by lap Valtteri was stepping it up.

Championship leader Valtteri Bottas topped the times ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Saturday morning's final free practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Finn clocked a fastest lap in one minute and 15.437 seconds to outpace the Briton by 0.042 as the 'black arrows' shone with a

Valtteri Bottas reckons the ' final step' he needs to beat his Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton is improving the consistency of his Bottas finished second to Hamilton in 2019 – the best championship result of his F 1 career so far – but although he showed strong form in the early and late

The champions had struggled in Friday's sweltering heat, but 20 minutes into FP3 they were back on top with Bottas and then Hamilton leading the way, both lapping inside Stroll's best time from the opening day.

Bottas responded to his team-mate with 15 minutes to go when he lapped in 1:25.873 shortly before Alexander Albon finally made it out on track in the final flurry of action, but ran off track briefly.

Albon, the London-born Thai driver who crashed heavily on Friday, had suffered a further setback when his newly-repaired Red Bull was detained for electrical system refinements.

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