Today, British drivers Lewis Hamilton and Dutchman Max Verstappen, with their Mercedes and Red Bull cars, dominated the first and second free trials of the Etihad Airways Grand Prix, scheduled for Sunday at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, at the end of the Formula 1 World Championship.
Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, the Mercedes team, set the fastest time for the first free trials by circumnavigating the 5.28-kilometre circuit, with a time of 25 seconds and 633 parts of a second, 220 seconds ahead of British teammate George Russell. While the third place went to Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc, with a time of 1 minute, 26 seconds and 888 parts of a second.
In the second free trial, which will be held in the afternoon at the same time as Sunday’s race, the current Dutch world champion, Max Verstappen, regained his brilliance, after he succeeded in achieving the fastest time of one minute, 25 seconds and 146 parts of a second, ahead of the driver of the British “Mercedes” team by 341 parts of a second. George Russell, while Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc maintained his third position despite recording a time of 1 minute, 25 seconds and 599 parts of a second.
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