Formula 1 Mexico 2019: Sebastian Vettel Is On Fire
Formula 1 Mexico 2019: Sebastian Vettel Is On Fire

Formula 1 Mexico 2019: Sebastian Vettel Is On Fire. Sebastian Vettel has won the second free practice full of events in Mexico. The Ferrari driver set the fastest time of the day in 1: 16.607 minutes at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, but Max Verstappen (0.115 sec / Red Bull) and teammate Charles Leclerc (0.465) in the lead (Formula 1 in 2019 live in Ticker).

The Monegasse made on Friday afternoon, especially with regard to two turntables. First, he transforms into turn 1, after the passage of time, he then made a spectacular departure in the middle of the fast, when he drove too hard over the curbs and turning at full speed. He was lucky that he did not steal anywhere.

Formula 1 Mexico 2019: Sebastian Vettel Is On Fire

Lucky not to have Alexander Albon is: He also lost in this part of the car out of control. However, Thailand was able to intercept him and hit on turn 7 laterally within the limits of the track. The red flag interrupted the bustle for twelve minutes.

We were not good enough. We’d guess that this could be a difficult track for us. We just do not have the performance. Mexico is one of the worst in our service. Last year we had ‘graining cold’, and this year we lost engine power compared to the other

Mercedes Yet To Catch Up

From a positive first practice is not much to look at Mercedes – at least not in the lap. If Lewis Hamilton got the fastest time (although the soft tires) in the morning, he was only fifth behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas. its backlog of nearly one second, that of Bottas 0.6 seconds.

The Finn, too, must live with fear as he turned at the entrance to the stadium. Previously, he had braked and had driven too fast through a curve.

“We’re not good enough,” motorsport boss Toto Wolff must-see. “We already know it can be a difficult track for us, we did not have the performance, Mexico is one of our worst tracks, we have a ‘cold graining’ last year, and this year we lost engine power compared to the others.”

Many Rides And Alternately

As in the first session, there are more departures – particularly at turn 1. Daniel Ricciardo (Renault), Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo), Carlos Sainz (McLaren), Nico Hulkenberg (Renault), Lando Norris (McLaren), Daniil Kwjat (Toro Rosso), Romain Grosjean (Haas) and Kevin Magnussen (Haas) all should be cut in the field.

Meanwhile, Longruns bring a bit of information. The only thing for sure is that the soft tire burst on all pilots. After just five laps, the pilot reported a strong graining, accompanied by a rapid fall in the lap time.

In the medium tires, Mercedes seems faster than Ferrari at the start. Lewis Hamilton able to drive for a long time in the range of 1:21 minutes, when Vettel was in the range of 1:22 in the street. However, the Mercedes driver put in while it, again and again, a lap later – so time must be treated with caution.

Toro Rosso Surprised

A positive surprise on Friday was Toro Rosso, which thanks to Daniil Kwjat and Pierre Gasly lead the midfield and finished sixth and seventh. Just behind McLaren followed by Carlos Sainz (8) and Lando Norris (10), separated by Nico Hulkenberg Renault (9). Daniel Ricciardo (13) While it landed in second behind Racing Point.

Children are more definite problems Alfa Romeo and Haas, who shared a 14 to 17 among themselves. At the end of the field once again the two Williams of George Russell (18) and Robert Kubica (19) with 3.3 and 3.5 seconds behind. Recently after an accident Alexander Albon.

The third training starts tomorrow at 17h CET. The favorite on Saturday certainly Ferrari. “I do not think we can compete with them in qualifying because they were too fast,” said Verstappen. “Otherwise, we’re all pretty much in the same speed range, but they are just miles ahead, that’s the way it is now.”

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