[F1] – Good morning to all dear readers of FormulaPassion.it, finally we are back on track. After 217 days and 31 Sundays of silence, Formula 1 engines returned to roar yesterday in Spielberg in the first two free practice sessions on Friday. Mercedes looked clearly ahead of the competition, although a response from Red Bull whose protest against DAS Mercedes was rejected by FIA commissioners is expected today. There Ferrari has not convinced and risks having to fight with the Racing Point for the third row. In this third free practice session with a dry track and higher temperatures than yesterday, we will have new indications in view of the qualifying which will start today at 15.
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12:32 – Below is the sequence of the Latifi error.
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12:30 – This is the temporary situation pending action on the track is restored. Ferrari and Daniel Ricciardo spent soft tires unlike Mercedes.
12:27 – The Williams Canadian lost control of the car after giving gas at the exit of the Castrol curve.
12:25 – Red flag: Nicholas Latifi heavily on the wall at the exit of Curve-1.
12:22 – Hamilton lowers Vettel’s time trial with medium tires against Vettel’s soft ones. The soft rubber does not hold the two attempts. 1’05 “140 Hamilton’s chrono.
12:20 – Here is the top 10 after the first twenty minutes of PL3.
12:18 – 1’05 ″ 448 for Bottas with soft rubber, 1’05 “159 for Vettel but with soft rubber. Leclerc pays 546 to the boxing partner for the same tire.
12:15 – The Red Bull-Mercedes issue on the DAS may not have ended. In fact, an appeal by the Milton Keynes team is possible.
Red Bull is thinking about the appeal against DAS Mercedes
12:13 – 1’06 ″ 264 on the second lap launched after the cooling lap for Sainz. Record of the track 1’03 ″ 003 by Charles Leclerc, or last year’s pole position. Yesterday Hamilton set the bar at 1’04 ″ 304.
12:11 – 1’06 ″ 307 for Sainz.
12:10 – Soft tires for the Spaniard, future Ferrari driver.
12:08 – Carlos Sainz on track with McLaren.
12:05 – The big names are preparing for the first run of these last 60 minutes to prepare for qualifying.
12:00 – Green light! The third and final free practice session of the Austrian Grand Prix begins.
11:55 – Here is an overview from above of the Red Bull Ring five minutes from the start of the PL3. Excellent weather conditions.
It’s a beautiful day for the first qualifying of 2020 🌤
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11:50 – According to what reported by Sky Sport Italia Red Bull would have its own DAS in store on the RB16 probably starting from Hungary.
11:45 – Meanwhile, the hypothesis of a return of Fernando Alonso to Renault starting from 2021 is taking shape.
Renault, Abiteboul admits negotiation with Alonso
11:40 – Romain Grosjean after yesterday’s free practice tried to draw up the values on the track. First group with Mercedes, Red Bull and Racing Point, second group with Ferrari, Renault and McLaren, third group with Alpha Tauri, Haas, Alfa Romeo and Williams.
Values on track: Grosjean identifies three groups
11:30 – Let’s start our report with what was the news of the night. As anticipated at the beginning, the FIA rejected Red Bull’s protest against DAS Mercedes.
FIA dismisses Red Bull complaint about DAS Mercedes