ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Pierre Gasly was fastest for AlphaTauri in a wet final practice for the Turkish Grand Prix, with Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton, who has a 10-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race, doing only five laps. Hamilton’s main title rival Max Verstappen, two points adrift of the Mercedes driver with seven races remaining, was second fastest for Red Bull with Mexican team mate Sergio Perez third. Gasly’s time of one minute 30.447 seconds compared to Hamilton’s best of 1:23.804 in dry conditions in Friday practice. Hamilton was 18th after a session at the Istanbul Park Circuit that was briefly red-flagged halfway through when the Briton’s future team mate George Russell beached his Williams in the gravel at turn two. The weather forecast for the session is mixed, with possible patches of rain.
Source: MetroXpress October 09, 2021 10:30 UTC