Austin free practice: Max Verstappen precedes the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc
Free Austin: Max Verstappen precedes Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari
In the’only free practice session of the U.S. Grand Prix, newly crowned three-time world champion Max Verstappen in his Red Bull set the fastest time but the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc è immediately behind him.
On the beautiful Austin circuit, the Monegasque of the Maranello house accused 156 thousandths of a gap from the Dutchman, while in third position at 281 thousandths there’è Lewis Hamilton with the Mercedes.
Fourth è Sergio Perez with the second Red Bull exactly 3 tenths from his teammate fifth Kevin Magnussen with the Haas and sixth George Russell with the second Mercedes.
Eighth was the second Ferrari, that of Carlos Sainz, also behind the Williams of Alexander Albon. In trouble are the McLarens, with Lando Norris fifteenth and Oscar Pastri nineteenth, but also Fernando Alonso, eighteenth in the Aston Martin. Moreù late qualifying for Sunday’s Grand Prix.