Bottas quickest in observe for 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Silverstone, August 7

Valtteri Bottas set the quickest time within the first observe session for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone on Friday, simply forward of his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Bottas posted a lap of 1 minute 26.166 seconds, beating Hamilton’s finest time by .138 seconds. Max Verstappen was third-fastest for Red Bull in 1:26.893.

Nico Hulkenberg positioned fourth because the German stands in at Racing Point for Sergio Perez, who has examined optimistic for the coronavirus.

Ferrari was once more off Mercedes’ tempo, with Charles Leclerc fifth-fastest and Sebastian Vettel seventh. Mercedes has gained each race to this point this yr.

The race marks the 70th yr because the Formula One championship started. The first race of the 1950 season was held at Silverstone. It’s the second race in Britain after the calendar was reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic.

The second observe session is later Friday. AP

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