London – Egypt today
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time on the final day of pre-season testing for the Formula One world championships, beating the mileage of second-placed George Russell on Friday. Hamilton, the seven-times world champion, set the fastest lap time around the Barcelona track in the evening session, with a time of 1 minute 19.138 seconds, nearly 0.1 seconds behind Russell, who set the fastest time in the morning session that saw five red flags raised. The Red Bull team had a strong race, with Sergio Perez and world champion Max Verstappen third and fourth, respectively.
The times recorded in the tests are not considered to be reliable and the new rules mean that teams have to try more than usual. The Alpine, Aston Martin and Haas teams have had previous problems that have reduced racing for them, but everyone now has two weeks to analyze their data before the Sakhir tests starting March 10, which takes place before the Bahrain Grand Prix, the opening race of the season, on the 20th of next month. .
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