In the first training of Formula 1 before the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia, Charles Leclerc is the best time. The Monegasse was on Friday in the Ferrari on the city course of Jeddah 0.116 seconds faster than defending champion Max stages in the Red Bull. Third, the Finn Valtteri Bottas in Alfa Romeo was in front of Carlos Sainz in the second Ferrari.
Tapping world champion and Red Bull had experienced a debacle in the previous week when both cars fell shortly before the end on podium course. “We have to get better. If we want to fight for the title, we can not do many such races as in Bahrain,” said stages before the second seasonal run on Sunday (19 o’clock, live! At champion Max). His racing team insured the technical problem with the gasoline pump was found and cleared.
Refrigerated residue had the Mercedes pilots on the first practice rounds. Record world champion Lewis Hamilton was ninth, his British compatriot George Russell came back to the garage. Nico Hülkenberg, who again represents the Corona-infected Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin, did not come out in 16.
The training for the Haas team was growing sober. Mick Schumacher became the penultimate. His Danish Stallrival Kevin Magnussen, in Bahrain still surprisingly fifth, could not drive a tieful round because of a hydraulic problem.