Azerbaijan GP: Pierre Gasly shock quickest in Follow Three, Max Verstappen crashes, Mercedes struggle for tempo


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Max Verstappen misjudges flip 15 in Azerbaijan inflicting the session to be suspended.

Max Verstappen misjudges flip 15 in Azerbaijan inflicting the session to be suspended.

Pierre Gasly set a shock quickest time for AlphaTauri in a hugely-eventful closing apply session in Baku which noticed championship chief Max Verstappen crash out and Mercedes proceed to chase a tempo breakthrough.

Lewis Hamilton completed third however benefitted from a large slipstreaming tow down F1’s longest straight behind Sergio Perez’s Crimson Bull on the ultimate lap that put him there.

Workforce-mate Valtteri Bottas didn’t and was thirteenth within the sister Mercedes, who’ve struggled for single-lap velocity all through apply.

Verstappen ought to definitely be within the hunt for pole from 1pm in qualifying however was dominated out of the ultimate laps in apply after hitting the limitations at Flip 15. Breaking his entrance wing and damaging the automobile’s suspension, the Dutchman was unable to reverse out of the barrier and was compelled to overlook the remainder of the session.

Perez, Friday’s pacesetter, completed three tenths behind Gasly’s sudden flying effort of 1:42.251.

Ferrari remained within the combine on the entrance, with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz fourth and fifth respectively, whereas Lando Norris was sixth for McLaren.

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George Russell has stopped in his Williams, he involves a cease with oil leaking out of the again of his automobile.

George Russell has stopped in his Williams, he involves a cease with oil leaking out of the again of his automobile.

Each Alpines had been within the high 10, Fernando Alonso their lead runner in seventh place on what could possibly be essentially the most aggressive weekend since his F1 return, whereas Yuki Tsunoda was additionally operating effectively within the second AlphaTauri within the high eight.

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