Max Verstappen fourth during training, Lance Stroll is missing

Valtteri Bottas recorded the fastest time on the cold, but sunny circuit. On Friday, both training sessions were canceled due to the dense fog. Verstappen was almost seven tenths of a second slower than the Finn. Lewis Hamilton set the second fastest time, after he had to abandon earlier quick attempts, including a spin by Nicholas Latifi. That also bothered Verstappen. Partly because of this, Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) raced somewhat surprisingly to the third place, just under half a second from Bottas.

During the intensive one-hour session, the drivers tried to gather as much information as possible about the qualifying session on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. and the race on Sunday (2.10 p.m.).

Stroll was unwell and was unable to take action. Nico Hülkenberg is now at the Nürburgring to possibly replace the Canadian during qualifying. The German also drove two race weekends in Silverstone, when Stroll’s teammate Sergio Pérez was unable to take action after a positive corona test.

Also view the previous results and the standings in the battle for the world title in Formula 1.

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